Just about recovered from an epic weekend last week. Saturday night, in particular, was nuts, bouncing between Flash and U Street Music Hall, catching up with so many people I haven’t seen in forever, and getting to hear quality grooves from DJ Kochi, Throe, DJ Nav, Jus Nowhere, Jackson Ryland, Dimitri Max, Joe L and Markinthedark. Yeah, it was that kinda night. Sadly didn’t make it over to the warehouse for Horse Meat Disco & TNX, but by all accounts that was off the charts! It’s nights like that that remind me what an amazing underground electronic musc community we have here in Washington DC.
So about this weekend… like last week, I’ve gone down the lazy route and just posted everything to the DC House Grooves Facebook Page. Just click these links to see my full list of picks for each day, Thursday through Sunday.
A few things that deserve a special mention this week. First up, DC’s premiere drum and bass crew Cadence were kind enough to invite me and Katrina Mir to drop science in the Green Room at Flash on Thursday with local legends Simon & Sinestro, while Dub Phizix & Strategy bring the drums and the bass on the club level with support from Refugee & Encryption. Advanced tickets are just $12… grab yours now!
Friday night, Uncle Benny & The Sticky Fingers Collective are on board for another epic journey on the After Hours Express, this time with Scissor & Thread‘s Francis Harris, Hot Coffee & Benoit. Always a good time with Uncle Benny! Advanced tickets & info over on Resident Advisor.
Saturday night, we’re at it again with the DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio. Tune in from 10pm ET for quality underground grooves from me, Katrina Mir and Ramirez. Whether you’re going out or staying in, we’ve got the right vibe for your Saturday night.
If you’re not sure what we’re about, here’s the video feed from our last show as it happened:
Later on Saturday night, early Sunday, the Sticky Fingers Collective, Better Listen Records, Good Buddies and Kowli Records are joining forces for an epic afters at a secret location in Baltimore. I’ve already said too much; let’s just say you’ll want to be there.
Happy 2018! Took a week off last week, but couldn’t stay away too long. Back again with a new format that will hopefully provide the same useful guide to what’s good on the dance floors of DC, but take far less time to compile. I’ve been stuck in a bit of a rut with DC House Grooves for a while now, spending up to 12 hours each week compiling the post, getting frustrated at not having any time for other creative pursuits, but at the same time getting positive feedback from readers who I don’t want to let down. So for 2018, I’ve decided to switch things up a bit. I’ll be posting all the best events in DC’s thriving underground dance music community up on the DC House Grooves Facebook Page, so make sure you Like the page, Follow it, and subscribe to notifications so you don’t miss out on any updates. Then, every week at the usual time, I’ll post right here links to Facebook listing all the events for each day. Same useful listings, different format, far easier for me to compile! For example, here are this week’s DC House Grooves Top Picks:
See how easy that was? Just click the link for my full list of picks, then click through to the events you’re interested in for full info. Same useful guide, but takes me a quarter of the time. Hope you find it just as useful. Please let me know what you think!
The big news in DC this weekend is Mid Atlantic Leather Weekend, and as in previous years, our queer correspondent Tommy Cornelis of The NeedleXchange has done an amazing job compiling an unofficial guide to the MAL underground. You can check out Tommy‘s #MALLORY2018‘s guide right here on DC House Grooves. Huge thanks to Tommy for all his efforts putting this together.
Last, but by no means least, here’s Episode #64 of the DC House Grooves Meet the Locals Podcast, a quality deep, funky house excursion from Heavy Rotation‘s Kenny M.
We’re always looking for submissions from local DJs for the Meet the Locals podcast, so if you’ve got time to put together a mix for DC House Grooves, send it over! The only thing we ask is that the mix be exclusive to DC House Grooves, and not published anywhere else.
That’s it for this week. I hope the new format works for you, and I’ll see you out there on the dancefloor!
I hope you all had an amazing Christmas and are ready to get back out there on the dance floor! Gonna dive in to this very special New Year’s Eve Weekend edition of DC House Grooves Top Picks with the results of Round 3 of the DC House Grooves Flash NYE 2018 Free Ticket Giveaway. The lucky winner of Round 3 is Kyle Bolum. Congratulations Kyle! Check your email for details of how to claim your prize. Congratulations also to our Round 1 and 2 winners JT Christensen & Andrew Strain. Huge thanks to everyone who took part, and if you didn’t win, you can still grab advanced tickets here.
The big news this week is the reveal of the full line up for Flash‘s 26 hour New Year marathon, with an incredible line up of all your favorite locals (well, except me and Katrina Mir, who failed to make the cut. Maybe next year? 😉 ). Check out the flyer below for the full line up…save me typing them all out! You can be sure of an amazing New Year with this talent at the controls.
Another great option for New Year’s Day is the new annual tradition, Everybody LovesMusic’s Disco Brunch. Kicking off at 7am with a stellar line up of local talent (see flyer below), this one’s sure to be a very special family affair. Wherever you plan on going New Year’s Eve, make sure you head over to the Disco Brunch on New Year’s Day and get down with the family. DC House Grooves has secured a very special 15% discount off tickets to Disco Brunch. Just click the link below to apply the discount.
So many other great options over New Year’s Weekend, which you’ll find listed below. Sasha‘s debut at Flash on Thursday deserves a special mention, as does Deep Sugar DC at U Street Music Hall on Saturday. You know you’re guaranteed a good time when the Deep Sugar family comes to DC!
Too many amazing events to mention on New Year’s Eve, but if you’re looking for something a bit more intimate, check out Jimmy Valentine’s NYE 2018 (general admission and open bar tickets available) and Studio Ga-Ga Presents: Hi-Resolution: An Unpretentious NYE. Both quality events with solid all local line ups where you can see in the New Year with like minded heads.
Ok, I’m out of time. You’ll find my full list of Top Picks for the weekend below. Every one a winner! No Meet the Locals Podcast this week, but here’s the embed of the last DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio with me and Katrina Mir. 2 hours of quality deep grooves. Next show is on Saturday January 6.
I’m planning on taking a break from this weekly post in the New Year, but I’ll be posting the good stuff on the DC House Grooves Facebook Page. Make sure you Like us and subscribe to notifications to learn about all the events you need to know about. See you on the dance floor!
Thursday December 28
Preview Rooftop Happy Hour Closing Party with Jon MFD & Christauff at Flash