DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House & Electronic Music Events in Washington DC October 12 to October 15

Super fun times at Church of Secrets with Alton Miller last Friday! Playing in a former church was definitely a first for me, and I had a blast getting things warmed up on the dance floor. Despite some minor imperial entanglements, a good time was had by all, with the enthusiastic crowd grooving well into Saturday. I hear there may be another opportunity to worship in the Church of Secrets in the not too distant future. I’ll bring you the details as soon as I know more.

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Uncle Benny, Casey & Uncle Ebi at Church of Secrets
Photo credit: Casey

In case you didn’t make it, here’s the recording of my opening set. Two hours of quality grooves to get the night started off right. Click through to SoundCloud for the track list.

 

OK, before getting into this week’s events, news of a couple of upcoming events you need to know about. On Saturday October 21, I’ll be joining Charles Martin and Alex Eljaiek for a locals take over of the Club Level at Flash for another edition of Resident Nights, while the always reliable Taiga and Throe join forces for the latest installment of Arts & Sciences. As I’m always saying, locals do it better, and I can’t thank Flash enough for supporting local talent, allowing us to take the reins for the night. Can’t wait to give that amazing Funktion One sound system a proper workout alongside two of DC’s finest. Hope to see you on the floor!

Advanced tickets: http://ticketf.ly/2xWcz7M
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/304193423321483/

Desert Hearts presents: City Hearts Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds, Marbs & Porkchop at Flash, with Sarah Myers & Philip Goyette in the Green Room & Team Zapata in the Flash Bar

The following Saturday, October 28, there’s a whole host of Halloween themed parties to choose from, but the pick of the bunch for quality tunes and the best costumes in town is Jimmy Valentine’s Annual Halloween Bash, with a smoking hot line up including  Kochi, our very own Katrina MirLyssaDJ RamirezTim Jackson and Jandro. If you’ve not done Jimmy‘s for Halloween before, you need to know that costumes are required, and let me tell you, people make a real effort each year! General admission tickets are $15, or for just $70 you can get top shelf open bar all night long! It doesn’t get much better than that. This party sells out every year, often well in advance, so if you’re planning on going, don’t waste any time. Grab your tickets now!

Advanced tickets to Jimmy Valentine’s Annual Halloween Bash
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/121577798530892/

Jimmy Valentine's Annual Halloween Bash

OK, back to more pressing matters. What’s on deck to get your feet tappin’ this weekend? As usual, an amazing line up of Top Picks, which you’ll find listed below. Of special interest this weekend, my old friend Marc Cotterell, head honcho of the amazing house and garage label Plastik People Records flies into town this weekend for a couple of gigs and a radio show. I first got to know Marc when we were both residents of the soulful house radio station Planetsoul Network in the early 2000s, back when I was based in Edinburgh, Scotland, and Marc was based in southwest England. Indeed, the flyer below from October 13 2005 is perhaps the last time Marc and I shared the same billing, just after I moved from Scotland to Washington, DC, and on Friday night, October 13, we’ll be at it again, exactly 12 years to the day from our last radio show. It must be a sign!

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Marc will be joining me and Katrina Mir Friday night for Body Werk in the Flash Bar, as part of Focus  with with Tobias.Ryan ElliotMoscoman TNX‘s Bil Todd. Another amazing line up at Flash for what’s sure to be an amazing Friday night, and remember, there’s no cover to join us in the Flash Bar.

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1571814496214213

Focus: with Tobias. & Ryan Elliott at Flash, with Moscoman & Bil Todd in the Green Room and Body Werk featuring Marc Cotterell, Andy Grant & Katrina Mir in the Flash Bar

Then on Saturday night, Marc joins me Katrina Mir and Ramirez as our first special guest on the DC House Grooves Show on Jus-Ed‘s Underground Quality Radio. The show kicks off at 10pm ET, and whether you’re going out or staying in, we’ve got the perfect sound track for your Saturday night.

Tune In Audio: http://bit.ly/UQRadio
Tune In Video: http://bit.ly/UQ-Live
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/183401065540321

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Sunday night, Marc wraps up his DC weekender joining Benoit on the patio at Eighteenth Street Lounge for Sundays Rooftop, as part of an amazing lineup for ESL on Sunday, which also includes the man, the legend Sam “The Man” Burns with special guest  Vanniety Kills, with Smudge rounding out the line up in the main room.

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1993723077509347/

ESL Sunday with Sam Burns, Vanniety Kills, Smudge & Sundays Rooftop featuring Marc Cotterell & Benoit at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Other highlights for this weekend include my weekly pick Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge on Thursday, Nocturnal Emissions with Tummettott, Hakob, markintheDark & Jubilee at a secret warehouse location on Friday, then on Saturday,  Prescription & Kowli celebrate Ebi‘s birthday with an amazing line up including Detroit legend Rick Wade and local support from BaronhawkFeroun and Jus Nowhere.

Info & tix: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1019373

Kowli & Prescription present: Rick Wade with Baronhawk, Feroun & Jus Nowhere at Warehouse Location

Also on Saturday night, Martín Miguel‘s excellent record label Better Listen Records  celebrates one year of operation and their latest release Feels Trip to the District by thatmanmonkz on the patio at Eighteenth Street Lounge, with Martín and   thatmanmonkz providing the sound track. Highly recommended!

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1964666887125618

ESL Saturday with John Jazz, Mr Bonkerz, Adrian Collazo & Better Listen Records Feels Trip To The District Release Party featuring thatmanmonkz & Martín Miguel at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Another big highlight for Saturday is the final edition of Pacific Fur Company‘s Natural Resources before Eli heads west at Studio Ga Ga. Joining PFC for this final bash is an illustrious list of local talent, including Philip GoyetteThroeDJ Eli CashJames CCMike Harvey. I’m sure there’ll be tears of joy and sadness on the dance floor as Natural Resources bids a fond farewell to the District.

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/121293081851235/

Natural Resources Bye Bye Edition with Throe, Philip Goyette, DJ Eli Cash, James CC, Mike Harvey & Pacific Fur Company at Studio Ga Ga

One more event I want to highlight before getting into my full list of Top Picks for the weekend. On Sunday, local legend Saeed Younan kicks off a new series of events on the rooftop at Public BarSintimate Rooftop Sessions, showcasing Younan Music talent. Sunday’s line up features PirupaSaeed Younan, with support from Mina Darius Twin. With a great crowd and quality music, the rooftop at Public is always a blast, and I’m looking forward to seeing what Saeed has lined up for the future. Door tax is $15, with $10 early birds available.

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1981253115455021/

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Congratulations if you’ve made it this far! Here are all my Top Picks of the best underground house and electronic music events in and around DC Thursday through Sunday.  Having a few issues with formatting the Top Pick logo since a recent WordPress update, but rest assured, everything in the list below is a DC House Grooves Top Pick! Hope to see you out and about!

DC House Grooves Top Pick

Thursday October 12

Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/179218195987783/

Preview Rooftop Happy Hour with Jon Deke at Flash

Preview Rooftop Happy Hour with Jon Deke at Flash

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1903218439999139/

Big Ugly Truck Presents: Boogie Night with Martín Miguel, Kenny M & Trev-ski at 14th & U

Big Ugly Truck Presents: Boogie Night with Martín Miguel, Kenny M & Trev-ski at 14th & U

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/2035376310015511/

House Music Happy Hour with Sparse Cholesky at Mythology Restaurant & Lounge

House Music Happy Hour with Sparse Cholesky at Mythology Restaurant & Lounge

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1404366212943930/

Friday October 13

Focus: with Tobias. & Ryan Elliott at Flash, with Moscoman & Bil Todd in the Green Room and Body Werk featuring Marc Cotterell, Andy Grant & Katrina Mir in the Flash Bar

Focus: with Tobias. & Ryan Elliott at Flash, with Moscoman & Bil Todd in the Green Room and Body Werk featuring Marc Cotterell, Andy Grant & Katrina Mir in the Flash Bar

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1571814496214213

Nocturnal Emissions with Tummettott, Hakob, markintheDark & Jubilee at Warehouse Location

Nocturnal Emissions with Tummettott, Hakob, markintheDark & Jubilee at Warehouse Location

Advanced tix: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1018697
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/118423895512112

Private Joy with Trev-ski & Fulano at Studio Ga Ga

Private Joy with Trev-ski & Fulano at Studio Ga Ga

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/350801928706256/

ESL Friday with Meistro, Jerome Baker, Philip Goyette & Conscious Contact at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday with Meistro, Jerome Baker, Philip Goyette & Conscious Contact at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Info: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge/

LENG Resident Night 001 with Jett Chandon, Duolo, Lush, Kouhai & Benbo at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

LENG Resident Night 001 with Jett Chandon, Duolo, Lush, Kouhai & Benbo at Jimmy Valentine's Lonely Hearts Club

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/164334370810974/

Rinse Saturday Sessions with Ka Lu, Eddie Trax, Hoju Pockets & Bass Windu at Ten Tigers Parlour

Rinse Saturday Sessions with Ka Lu, Eddie Trax, Hoju Pockets & Bass Windu at Ten Tigers ParlourRinse Saturday Sessions with Ka Lu, Eddie Trax, Hoju Pockets & Bass Windu at Ten Tigers Parlour

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1567005996721139

Saturday October 14

DC House Grooves Show #11 with Andy Grant, Ramirez, Katrina Mir & Special Guest Marc Cotterell on Underground Quality Radio

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Tune In Audio: http://bit.ly/UQRadio
Tune In Video: http://bit.ly/UQ-Live
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/183401065540321

Kowli & Prescription present: Rick Wade with Baronhawk, Feroun & Jus Nowhere at Warehouse Location

Kowli & Prescription present: Rick Wade with Baronhawk, Feroun & Jus Nowhere at Warehouse Location

Info & tix: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1019373

ESL Saturday with John Jazz, Mr Bonkerz, Adrian Collazo & Better Listen Records Feels Trip To The District Release Party featuring thatmanmonkz & Martín Miguel at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday with John Jazz, Mr Bonkerz, Adrian Collazo & Better Listen Records Feels Trip To The District Release Party featuring thatmanmonkz & Martín Miguel at Eighteenth Street Lounge

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1964666887125618

Natural Resources Bye Bye Edition with Throe, Philip Goyette, DJ Eli Cash, James CC, Mike Harvey & Pacific Fur Company at Studio Ga Ga

Natural Resources Bye Bye Edition with Throe, Philip Goyette, DJ Eli Cash, James CC, Mike Harvey & Pacific Fur Company at Studio Ga Ga

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/121293081851235/

Desert Hearts presents: City Hearts Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds, Marbs & Porkchop at Flash, with Sarah Myers & Philip Goyette in the Green Room & Team Zapata in the Flash Bar

Desert Hearts presents: City Hearts Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds, Marbs & Porkchop at Flash, with Sarah Myers & Philip Goyette in the Green Room & Team Zapata in the Flash Bar

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/126280341332918

Reflections with Alex Eljaiek, Tony Smooth and Jandro at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Reflections with Alex Eljaiek, Tony Smooth and Jandro at Jimmy Valentine's Lonely Hearts Club

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/302384146902587/

The Underground Sunrise D.C with Thommy Davis & DJ Kmixx at Zeba Bar

The Underground Sunrise D.C with Thommy Davis & DJ Kmixx at Zeba Bar

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1488153171253563/

LENG presents Slick Shoota with Fury, Lush, Panch & The Kufi Smacker at Location TBA

LENG presents Slick Shoota with Fury, Lush, Panch & The Kufi Smacker at Location TBA

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/680424812167234/

Vague Output Presents Schwefelgelb & Jake Reif at Factory 17, Baltimore

Vague Output Presents Schwefelgelb & Jake Reif at Factory 17, Baltimore

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1102189429915688

Sunday October 15

Younan Music presents Sintimate Rooftop Sessions featuring Pirupa with Saeed Younan, Mina & Darius Twin at Public Bar

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RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1981253115455021/

ESL Sunday with Sam Burns, Vanniety Kills, Smudge & Sundays Rooftop featuring Marc Cotterell & Benoit at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday with Sam Burns, Vanniety Kills, Smudge & Sundays Rooftop featuring Marc Cotterell & Benoit at Eighteenth Street Lounge

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1993723077509347/

 

Tech Yes at Dr. Clock’s

I’ve heard live house sets of a few different flavors, here in DC. Occasionally there have been live ambient/experimental sets. Live techno has proven to be the rarest. I didn’t expect to find it on a random Wednesday night — I was there because I’ve seen LeDroit and Theta Flux spin with big DC names. But it was Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar, so you never know.

On a quiet night like that, things can really cut loose. LeDroit and Theta took the opportunity to cover a wide range of techno, from chilly mechanical to funk-infused to deep and dark. It was all carried on solid beats and maybe there were only a few of us on the floor, but we enjoyed it. I’ll be keeping an eye out for more.

DC House Grooves Top Picks September 14 to September 17

Keeping it short and sweet this week. Lots going on as always, what with the H Street Festival and all the quality music surrounding it, ROAM and Meso Creso‘s warehouse collaboration Crescent Dream with BarntTeddy Douglas at 4 Hours of FunkGigi Testa at House-N-U, my old college pal Dicky Trisco and Kevin Yost at Eighteenth Street Lounge, plus all the quality guests at Flash over the weekend, including  Dorian Paic, Maayan NidamJulie Marghilano, Miss JoolsBrawtherIan Pooley,DnB legend / former James Bond villain  Goldie Paradox hero Wayne Davis. You’ll find my full list of Top Picks below, complete with links to Facebook event pages so you can RSVP.

For some quality DC House Grooves action this weekend, head over to Flash on Friday, where Katrina Mir joins DJ Meegs behind the decks open to close in the Flash Bar for another edition of  Cider House Mules. Let me tell you, these ladies mean business, so wear comfortable shoes and get ready to sweat! And they’re just part of another huge Friday night line up at Flash, including Dorian Paic, Maayan Nidam, Throe, Taiga, Julie Marghilano & Miss Jools. There’s no cover for the bar, and upstairs is free with RSVP before 11pm.

RSVP for Dorian PaicMaayan Nidam at Flash

Apert:re with Dorian Paic, Maayan Nidam, Throe & Taiga at Flash, with SOL Asylum Showcase featuring Julie Marghilano & Miss Jools in the Green Room & Cider House Mules with DJ Megs & Katrina Mir in the Flash Bar

On Saturday night, tune in to the next installment of the DC House Grooves Show on Jus-Ed‘s Underground Quality Radio featuring myself, Ramirez and Katrina Mir. We’ll be keeping things deep from 10pm ET.  Tune in to the audio stream, or check Facebook for the video feed. The perfect pre-game sound track for your Saturday night out!

Tune in: http://bit.ly/UQRadio
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/288045175007467/

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That’s enough chit chat. Here’s my full list of Top Picks for the weekend. See you on the dance floor!

Thursday September 14

DC House Grooves Top PickPlaylist with Max Jacobson & Jubilee at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Playlist with Max Jacobson & Jubilee at Eighteenth Street Lounge

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1257418294362287

DC House Grooves Top PickPreview Rooftop Happy Hour with Itzjack at Flash

Preview Rooftop Happy Hour with Itzjack at Flash

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/350175872089166/

DC House Grooves Top PickHouse Music Happy Hour with Sunny T at Mythology Restaurant & Lounge

House Music Happy Hour with Sunny T at Mythology Restaurant & Lounge

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1404366212943930/

DC House Grooves Top PickChoice Sounds of 87-91 with Trev-ski at Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe

Choice Sounds of 87-91 with Trev-ski at Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/388366491580104

DC House Grooves Top PickMr Bonkerz (DJ Set) at MilkBoy ArtHouse, College Park

Mr Bonkerz (DJ Set at MilkBoy ArtHouse, College Park

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1495731793850129

Friday September 15

DC House Grooves Top PickFoundation Fridays feat. Yola (Grand Ancestor) at Flash

Foundation Fridays feat. Yola (Grand Ancestor) at Flash

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/113425082662474

DC House Grooves Top PickApert:re with Dorian Paic, Maayan Nidam, Throe & Taiga at Flash, with SOL Asylum Showcase featuring Julie Marghilano & Miss Jools in the Green Room & Cider House Mules with DJ Meegs & Katrina Mir in the Flash Bar

Apert:re with Dorian Paic, Maayan Nidam, Throe & Taiga at Flash, with SOL Asylum Showcase featuring Julie Marghilano & Miss Jools in the Green Room & Cider House Mules with DJ Megs & Katrina Mir in the Flash Bar

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/523499161315980

DC House Grooves Top PickROAM & Meso Creso present Crescent Dream with Barnt, DJ Lisa Frank, Sami, V:Shal Kanware & Mattabbana at Warehouse Location

ROAM & Meso Creso present Crescent Dream with Barnt, DJ Lisa Frank, Sami, V:Shal Kanware & Mattabbana at Warehouse Location

Advanced tickets: http://bit.do/CRESCENTDREAM
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1452614778165564

DC House Grooves Top Pick4 Hours of Funk with Teddy Douglas, Davon & Graham Hatke at The Windup Space

4 Hours of Funk with Teddy Douglas, Davon & Graham Hatke at The Windup Space

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/108483773226074/

DC House Grooves Top PickTransplants (Blueprint Takeover Impromptu Party) at Studio Gaga

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RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1608291782575281

DC House Grooves Top PickSafari DC Presents: An ArtLure Pop-Up Show with Oamr, Symmetrical & Zamkov at Safari DC Restaurant and Lounge

Safari DC Presents: An ArtLure Pop-Up Show with Oamr, Symmetrical & Zamkov at Safari DC Restaurant and Lounge

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1940508106271706

Blinkhorn, Blumenthal, MaxMalady, Rewak at Backbar

Blinkhorn, Blumenthal, MaxMalady, Rewak at Backbar

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/190565428151248/

Saturday September 16

DC House Grooves Show #09 with Andy Grant, Ramirez & Katrina Mir on Underground Quality Radio

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Tune in: http://bit.ly/UQRadio
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/288045175007467/

DC House Grooves Top PickBrawther & Benoit at Flash, with Better Listen Sessions featuring Martín Miguel, Heights & Eric Schwab in the Green Room and Deep Tech 1 Year Anniversary featuring Jon Swink, Nick Flynn, Tim Glusko, Pershan & Mr Wright in the Flash Bar

Brawther & Benoit at Flash, with Better Listen Sessions featuring Martín Miguel, Heights & Eric Schwab in the Green Room and Deep Tech 1 Year Anniversary featuring Jon Swink, Nick Flynn, Tim Glusko, Pershan & Mr Wright in the Flash Bar

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1996121173963956/

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Saturday with Dicky Trisco, John Jazz, Thomas Blondet & Conscious Contact at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday with Dicky Trisco, John Jazz, Thomas Blondet & Conscious Contact at Eighteenth Street Lounge

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge/

DC House Grooves Top PickBeatBox DC Presents: House Royalty with DJ LoveGrove, DJ Meets, Mookie Wizzo, Sam “The Man” Burns, Tim Jackson & Vanniety Kills at the H Street Festival

BeatBox DC Presents: House Royalty with DJ LoveGrove, DJ Meets, Mookie Wizzo, Sam “The Man” Burns, Tim Jackson & Vanniety Kills at the H Street Festival

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/299929640481552/

DC House Grooves Top PickOne Love Massive Live at H Street Festival with Symmetrical Kitty’s Saloon

One Love Massive Live at H Street Festival with Symmetrical Kitty's Saloon

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/2005798269655124/

DC House Grooves Top Pick2017 H Street Festival

2017 H Street Festival

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/844297415734717/

DC House Grooves Top PickElevate Rooftop Pool Party with DJ Genna, Benoit, Andrey Bazza & Tony Smooth at The Embassy Row Hotel

Elevate Rooftop Pool Party with DJ Genna, Benoit, Andrey Bazza & Tony Smooth at The Embassy Row Hotel

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/279007909266776

DC House Grooves Top PickHouse-N- U with Gigi Testa & Derrick “D-Train” Coleman at Ten Tigers Parlour

House-N- U with Gigi Testa & Derrick “D-Train” Coleman at Ten Tigers Parlour

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/163646307526691

DC House Grooves Top PickPhunked UP! 0with Adrian Collazo, DJ Say What?, and StrikeStone! At Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Phunked UP! 0with Adrian Collazo, DJ Say What?, and StrikeStone! At Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/111661476202216

DC House Grooves Top PickFeed Me Disco featuring Eau Claire and Ozker at U Street Music Hall

Feed Me Disco featuring Eau Claire and Ozker at U Street Music Hall

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/131355610803074/

DC House Grooves Top PickFathom Experiment #4: Venus is Venus is Venus at Dupont Underground

Fathom Experiment #4: Venus is Venus is Venus at Dupont Underground

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/266523090506927/

DC House Grooves Top PickClassical Trax Drum House: Suda with Panch, Benbo & L’Enfant at Backbar

Classical Trax Drum House: Suda with Panch, Benbo & L’Enfant at Backbar

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1907059809544662

Sunday August 17

DC House Grooves Top PickSunday Love with Ian Pooley, Samantha Francesca, Marko Peli, Tony Smooth and DJ Bazza at Flash

Sunday Love with Ian Pooley, Samantha Francesca, Marko Peli, Tony Smooth and DJ Bazza at Flash

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/287460195066657

DC House Grooves Top PickCadence Turns 4 with Goldie, Subversions & Vanniety Kills at Flash, with Wayne “Big Poppa” Davis and Buster in the Green Room at Flash

Cadence Turns 4 with Goldie, Subversions & Vanniety Kills at Flash, with Wayne “Big Poppa” Davis and Buster in the Green Room at Flash

Advanced Tickets: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1516772
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/121249051810046/

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Harry Hotter & Good Buddies featuring Kevin Yost with Philco & Jandro at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Harry Hotter & Good Buddies featuring Kevin Yost with Philco & Jandro at Eighteenth Street Lounge

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1888180454764117/

DC House Grooves Top Pick4th Annual Dance & Music Festival at Veteran’s Plaza, Silver Spring

4th Annual Dance & Music Festival at Veteran’s Plaza, Silver Spring

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/456892634681458/

 

Natural Resources @ Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Natural Resources used to be a monthly party at Dr. Clock’s: a combination of deep, ambient, and eccentric tracks that started about a year before the current resurgence in deep house. I’ve missed Natural Resources so I wanted to highlight one.

It was a quiet night. The first weekend of the month is often a busy one, and this August started out on par with others. A small audience found its way out to Dr. Clock’s as the night went on and it made for a good hangout.

Pacific Fur Company, together again (but for how long?), were joined on the decks by Mike Harvey and kept things smooth throughout with touches of retro keyboards and a little discord. They ramped up the beats slowly over the course of their set and reached a surprisingly heavy level by the time I was leaving. Those tracks stumped Shazam, but I’ve put together a nice playlist here if you’re looking for something easy to listen to.