DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC February 26 – March 1

Almost time for the weekend again, and that means it’s time for another Weekend Round Up from DC House Grooves. Despite the terrible weather last weekend, there was still some great partying to be had. In particular, we’re thinking of our favorite locals party ROAM, for which a sturdy band of revelers braved the elements and danced until dawn. We were snowed in at DC House Grooves HQ, unable to escape the neighborhood, but we saw the pics and updates from the party, and wished we could have been there. We can’t wait till the next ROAM party, and we’ll make sure to have some DC House Grooves representation on the dance floor.

Before we move on to his week’s picks, we’ve got another installment of the DC House Grooves Meet the Locals Podcast for you. Episode #11 of our podcast series showcasing DJs from DC and the surrounding area is an exclusive mix from Auricle Recordings label boss Rodd Simm, recorded live at Fusion Factory in Denver on February 7, 2015. Over two hours of tech house and techno grooves to get you in the mood for the weekend.

 

Make sure you follow us on SoundCloud to get instant updates when we add new mixes, and have a listen to our past mixes. Over 51 mixes  and counting from Andy Grant and other local DJs.

Right, with the shameless promotion out of the way, let’s get on with this week’s picks. Looks like another great weekend in DC! Once you’ve read through our picks, make sure you browse through the full listings. If you like the look of something, make sure you click through to the event page and click Join, and don’t forget to invite your friends!

Thursday Picks

FOCUS: Chris Liebing & Schubert at Flash, with Composite in the Flash Bar

It’s a big night for proper techno in the District on Thursday night, where our top pick for Thursday night is Focus present Chris Liebing & Schubert at FlashCLR label boss Chris Liebing needs no introduction to true techno fans, and with this being his DC debut, you can expect a solid crew on the dancefloor. Indeed, all the early release advanced tickets are sold out, so if you plan on going, make sure you grab advanced tickets while you still can. There are still some available for $20 from Ticketfly, so grab ’em while you can! Down in the Flash Bar, the Composite crew will be serving up the techno beats open to close, with Tzeech and Baggadonuts at the controls. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/387867621388059/

Lost on Thursdays: February Sanctuary feat. Eskuche & Nu Sky (Hot Creations) at Lost Society

Our deep house pick for Thursday night is our regular favorite Lost on Thursdays at Lost Society, who continue their February Sanctuary series with guest EskucheNu Sky (Hot Creations). There’s always a good time to be had at Lost on a Thursday night, so wrap up warm, head on over to 14th and U, and get ready to groove until the lights come on. No cover, 21+, and all the usual drinks specials.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1627310107488574/

Friday Picks

Sharam with Sarah Myers & Rosenberg at U Street Music Hall

Our top pick for Friday night is Sharam, with local support from Sarah Myers and Rosenberg, making his U Street Music Hall debut. One half of legendary duo Deep Dish, and a respected producer and DJ in his own right, Sharam is a name well known to any dance music enthusiast. Hailing from DC, you could almost argue that Friday night is locals night at U Street Music Hall! We have’t been keeping up with with Sharam’s recent musical output, but with solid support from Sarah Myers and Rosenberg, we’re certain you’ll be taken on a musical journey to remember. Advanced tickets are available for $12 from Ticketfly, but there’s no cover if you get there before 11pm. Our recommendation: get there early, get in free, and catch Rosenberg’s set. 18-20 admitted with advanced ticket only.

https://www.facebook.com/events/702488676524857/

Carl Craig & Edo at Flash with #Bodyfeel vs Car Crash Set in the Flash Bar

Heading down U Street, our next pick for Friday night is Detroit icon Carl Craig with local support from Edo at Flash. Down in the Flash Bar, #Body Feel is back, with Throe and Cosby going back to back open to close. Advanced tickets are $15 from Ticketfly, more on the door. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/682254465222313/

Blueprint – Round 2 with Jandro, Idle Faith, Doktor D & Ron Jackson at Jimmy Valentines Lonely Hearts Club

For quality sounds away from the crowds, head over to Jimmy Valentines for the second edition of Blueprint, with local DJs Jandro, Idle FaithDoktor D Ron Jackson bringing the tech house and techno heat all night long. When you get a good crowd at Jimmy’s, there’s always a good time to be had, and with this lineup, you know the tunes will be good. No cover, no dress code, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/274248386094807/

Saturday Picks

The Uptown House Experience with DJ Nav, Kochi, Aaron Sparks & Meegs

Top pick for Saturday night is a new locals night from local producer DJ NavThe Uptown House Experience at Jimmy Valentines, with a killer lineup of DC’s finest. You’ve got DJ Nav himself, you’ve got our main man Kochi, you’ve got the dashing Aaron Sparks, and you’ve got the super talented Meegs. Strictly positive house vibes all night long from some of the best DJs DC has to offer. Best of all, there’s no cover, so just show up and dance! DC House Grooves will be in the house, getting our groove on before hitting the road for Deep Sugar.

https://www.facebook.com/events/754121081350604/

Bump’n’Grind: Staff Throwdown Part Deux with at Zeba Bar

Over at Zeba Bar, the Bump’n’Grind staff are taking over again! Yes, that’s right, the staff of Bump’n’Grind coffee shop in Silver Spring will be taking control of the decks at Zeba and throwing down the vinyl jams all night long, Saturday’s lineup includes Jus NowhereJacob KnibbRefugee and Rosemary Arp. Quality vibes, baby powder, candles, a disco ball and a red light. All the ingredients for a great night out. We’ll certainly be stopping by to throw some shapes at some point, No cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/758854637533534/

Flash & Verboten present Robert Dietz, Ashwin Khosa & Jubilee at Flash, with Dusk in the Flash Bar, with DJ Soul, Ramirez and Aphrosoul Lukumi

Over at FlashRobert Dietz (Saved, Desolat, Truth Be Told) is in the house all the way from Germany, with support from Ashwin Khosa and talented local producer and DJ Jubilee (Slope Traxx). Meanwhile, down in the Flash Bar, its another edition of DUSK, with DJ Soul, our main man Ramirez and Aphrosoul Lukumi, hosted by Nichelle Johnson. Two floors of quality music under one roof! We recommend you get there early to catch Jubilee‘s set, then head down to the bar to groove to the finest soulful house and classics with the DUSK crew. Advanced tickets are $8 from Ticketfly, more on the door, but there’s no cover for the Flash Bar if you don’t plan on heading upstairs.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1598248567060860/

BaltoTroit vol3 with Boss Ross & Steve Kirn at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Next pick for Saturday is the third edition of Baltotroit at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar, with Detroit native, now DC resident Boss Ross and Baltimore’s Steve Kirn selecting nothing but the finest techno, minimal, deep, house, tech and everything in between all night long. A great choice for quality vibes away from the crowds, and its free all night long. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1549690001982593/

Deep Sugar After Hours with Ultra Naté, Lisa Moody, Mark Moultri, The Elders and Mookie Wizzo at The Paradox, Baltimore

And we’ve saved the best for last, because Saturday night brings another edition of our favorite party in the region, Deep Sugar. This Saturday night, it’s the Love Ball 2.0, with the Girl Squad Ultra Naté and Lisa Moody laying down the real deep house in the main room, with support from Mark Moultrie, and the stop the press news is that the godfather of Baltimore house music Wayne Davis will be closing out the night. Meanwhile, in The Chamber, it’s tech house and classics all night long with The Elders and Mookie Wizzo at the controls. Hopefully the weather will behave on Saturday night, because we need our Deep Sugar fix! Don’t sleep on Deep Sugar, people. Baltimore ain’t that far away, and you’ve really got to experience it for yourself. $15 on the door, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1528042130795129/

Sunday Picks

U Street Music Hall & The UKG Social pres. MJ Cole with Brother Pinch, Jett Chandon, Omnibud, Tarik Evolve & MC Twisty at U Street Music Hall

Regardless of what you do on Saturday night, make sure you’ve got something left in the tank for Sunday, because our top pick for Sunday night is a huge event for DC. U Street Music Hall and The UKG Social present drum and bass pioneer and two-step innovator MJ Cole at U Street Music Hall, with support from Brother PinchJett ChandonOmnibudTarik Evolve and MC Twisty. We hope U Hall have got their Martin Audio system finely tuned for this, because MJ Cole’s sounds deserve nothing less. We predict a solid crowd on the U Hall dance floor Sunday night, and we’ll be doing our best to represent. Doors open at 9pm, so get there early for the full experience. Advanced tickets are $10 from Ticketfly. 18+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/888706497860300

Church the Finale feat. Deepak Sharma, Oliver Caine & Patrick Barry at Public Bar

For quality techno to close out your weekend, our pick for you is Church Finale at Public Bar, featuring Hidden Recordings label boss Deepak SharmaOliver Caine and Patrick Barry. Not only is this the finale of this season of Church, but they’ll also be celebrating Church co-creator Shimul‘s birthday, so positive vibes on the dance floor are all but guaranteed. Free before 10pm, $10 after. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1549788271943619

That wraps it up for our picks for the coming weekend, but if those aren’t enough for you, there’s whole lot more going on. Check below for the full list of all the underground house and electronic music events in Washington DC from Thursday through Sunday and make your own decision. Remember to click through to the Facebook event pages for more details, and don’t forget to click Join and invite your friends if you plan on attending.

Thursday February 26

FOCUS: Chris Liebing & Schubert at Flash, with Composite in the Flash Bar

FOCUS: Chris Liebing & Schubert at Flash, with Composite in the Flash Barhttps://www.facebook.com/events/387867621388059/

Lost on Thursdays: February Sanctuary feat. Eskuche & Nu Sky (Hot Creations) at Lost Society

Lost on Thursdays: February Sanctuary feat. Eskuche & Nu Sky (Hot Creations) at Lost SocietyMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1627310107488574/

FSOB DC : Tricknology Feat Krafty Kuts (uk) at U Street Music Hall

FSOB DC : Tricknology Feat Krafty Kuts (uk) at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/361123140715649

Friday February 27

WTF!?! with Corduroy Mavericks & Kochi with Special Guest Lil Cory

WTF?! with Kochi on Sugar Shack Recordings

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/414835918695191

Sharam with Sarah Myers & Rosenberg at U Street Music Hall

Sharam with Sarah Myers & Rosenberg at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/702488676524857/

Carl Craig & Edo at Flash with #Bodyfeel vs Car Crash Set in the Flash Bar

Carl Craig & Edo at Flash with #Bodyfeel vs Car Crash Set in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/682254465222313/

Blueprint – Round 2 with Jandro, Idle Faith, Doktor D & Ron Jackson at Jimmy Valentines Lonely Hearts Club

Blueprint - Round 2 with Jandro, Idle Faith, Doktor D & Ron Jackson at Jimmy Valentines Lonely Hearts Club

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/274248386094807/

Four Under the Floor with Philco, Ypset and DJ Remote Ctrl at Backbar

Four Under the Floor with Philco, Ypset and Remote Ctrl at Backbar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/343366162526392/

ESL Fridays with QDup, Martín Miguel, The Metaphysical & Honest Lee at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Fridays

More details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

Juiced at Little Miss Whiskeys

Juiced at Little Miss Whiskeys

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1605514386347666/

Saturday February 28

The Uptown House Experience with DJ Nav, Kochi, Aaron Sparks & Meegs

The Uptown House Experience with DJ Nav, Kochi, Aaron Sparks & Meegs

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/754121081350604/

Bump n Grind: Staff Throwdown Part Deux with at Zeba Bar

Bump n Grind: Staff Throwdown Part Deux with at Zeba Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/758854637533534/

Deep Sugar After Hours with Ultra Naté, Lisa Moody, Wayne Davis, Mark Moultrie, The Elders and Mookie Wizzo at The Paradox, Baltimore

Deep Sugar After Hours with Ultra Naté, Lisa Moody, Mark Moultri, The Elders and Mookie Wizzo at The Paradox, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1528042130795129/

Flash & Verboten presnt Robert Dietz, Ashwin Khosa & Jubilee at Flash, with Dusk in the Flash Bar, with DJ Soul, Ramirez and Aphrosoul Lukumi

Flash & Verboten presnt Robert Dietz, Ashwin Khosa & Jubilee at Flash, with Dusk in the Flash Bar, with DJ Soul, Ramirez and Aphrosoul Lukumi

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1598248567060860/

BaltoTroit vol3 with Boss Ross & Steve Kirn at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

BaltoTroit vol3 with Boss Ross & Steve Kirn at Dr. Clock's Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1549690001982593/

BLISS: Will Eastman, Eau Claire, Philco at U Street Music Hall

BLISS: Will Eastman, Eau Claire, Philco at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1607899146098685/

ESL Saturdays with Paul Goodyear, Mr Bonkerz, Meistro, Joe L, & Bil Todd at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday February 28

More details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

Aldo Vannucci w/Spark Arrester & DJ Atticus at Johnny Pistolas

Aldo Vannucci w/Spark Arrester & DJ Atticus at Johnny Pistolas

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/774121382657084/

LWB Productions Presents Funhouse at Bambou, Baltimore

LWB Productions Presents Funhouse at Bambou, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1394706227498883/

Sunday March 1

U Street Music Hall & The UKG Social pres. MJ Cole with Brother Pinch, Jett Chandon, Omnibud, Tarik Evolve & MC Twisty at U Street Music Hall

U Street Music Hall & The UKG Social pres. MJ Cole with Brother Pinch, Jett Chandon, Omnibud, Tarik Evolve & MC Twisty at U Street Music HallMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/888706497860300

Church the Finale feat. Deepak Sharma, Oliver Caine & Patrick Barry at Public Bar

Shimul's Birthday Celebration: Church, with Deepak Sharma, Oliver Caine & Patrick Barry at Public BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1549788271943619

Select DC 2-Year Anniversary featuring Terekke (L.I.E.S.), Max D, Protect-U at Flash

Select DC 2-Year Anniversary featuring Terekke (L.I.E.S.), Max D, Protect-U at FlashMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/387358111425408

RISE – Rhythm In Soul Elevated at Liv Nightclub

RISE - Rhythm In Soul Elevated at Liv NightclubMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1553533301589608

Spanked (the reboot) at Bambou Venue

Spanked with Graham Hatke & John Johnson at Bambou, BaltimoreMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/869591786437054

ESL Sundays with Sam Burns’ Underground Soul Solution at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday Mar 1

More details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

MOdERN CLASS with Trev-Ski & DJ Provoke at Showtime Bar

MOdERN CLASS with Trev-ski & DJ Provoke at Showtime Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/344763899064248

That’s it for this week’s edition of the DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up. Thanks for reading, and check back next week for our picks and listings of all the best underground house, techno, drum and bass and electronic music events in and around Washington DC and Baltimore. If you want your event considered for inclusion, please message us through the DC House Grooves Facebook page and tell us about it. Also, we’d welcome your constructive feedback on the DC House Grooves Round Up. If you’ve got an comments or suggestions, please send us a message through the DC House Grooves Facebook Page.

See you on the dance floor!

Author: Andy Grant

DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC February 19 – February 22

Here we are again with your favorite Thursday morning read, the DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up! We hope all you lovers had an amazing Valentine’s weekend, despite the frigid temperatures, snow and strong winds. Ours started off well with a great night at our Body Werk party in the Flash Bar, with Andy Grant and R&B going back to back to back all night long. So much fun, in fact, that we never made it upstairs to catch any of Brawther‘s set. We heard it was a good one, but I guess we’ll just have to catch him next time. Not complaining, though, because it was an amazing night of music down in the bar, all of which was recorded! We’ll be posting it soon up on the DC House Grooves SoundCloud page, so make sure you follow us and check it in the next week or so. Saturday night was a bit of a bust for us due to the weather. We were all set to hit the road for Deep Sugar to catch Andy Grant‘s set in The Chamber, but unfortunately the powers that be made the decision to reschedule Andy’s set for another time and close The Chamber for the evening due to the weather conditions. It was definitely the right decision, but kudos to the brave souls who braved the weather to make it out to The Paradox on Saturday night! Back here in DC, we heard the Soul Clap at Flash was one of the best nights of music there in a long while, with Soul Clap taking the crowd on a journey to remember. Wish we could have been there!

Before we move on to this week’s picks and listings, here’s episode #10 of the DC House Grooves Meet The Locals Podcast, featuring The Elders, recorded live at Body Werk at DC9 Nightclub on February 7. Over four hours of solid grooves to bounce to as your check out this week’s post!

 

Ok, so let’s get on with this week’s picks. So many quality events to choose from, so pay attention! Once you’ve read through our picks, make sure you browse through the full listings. If you like the look of something, make sure you click through to the event page and click Join, and don’t forget to invite your friends!

Thursday Picks

Dj Earic Patten’s Elektrik Metro House Vibes Mix Sessions w/ Special Guest Corduroy Mavericks

We kick of Thursday with DJ Earic Patten‘s Elektrik Metro House Vibes radio show. This week Earic’s guest on the show is Corduroy Mavericks, so well worth checking out as you head home from work. The show kicks off at 5pm and runs until 7pm. Tune in at http://tunein.com/radio/Elektrik-Metro-Radio-s214890/.

https://www.facebook.com/events/834713869919910/

Lost on Thursdays: February Sanctuary presents Baum in DC feat. Hernan Cayetano (Baum, Bgta) & Bogdan Gabucci at Lost Society

Our top pick for Thursday is Lost on Thursdays at Lost Society, which this week brings a taste of Bogota to the Lost rooftop with special guest Hernan Cayetano (Baum | Bogota), with local support from Bogdan Gabucci (Nomad). Even in these frigid depths of winter, Lost on Thursdays manages to bring the heat to the Lost rooftop, and you can expect the usual friendly crowd and quality vibes all round. Best of all, there’s no cover. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/409597709200791/

North East Disco Communications with Trev-ski, Philco, Tommy Cornelis & DJ Provoke at Rock’n’Roll Hotel

Our next pick for Thursday is Trev-ski‘s North East Disco Communications party at The Rock and Roll Hotel on H Street. For this edition, Trev-ski has assembled a great local lineup including himself PhilcoTommy Cornelis and DJ Provoke to bring you quality house, nu disco, techno and other tasty tuneage all night long. A quality option for your Thursday night! No cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1440019829591897/

Gryphon After Dark: Lamont Bagfeel at The Gryphon

For a change of pace on Thursday night, head over to Gryphon After Dark at The Gryphon for quality live neo-soul and R&B from Lamont Bagfeel and Hippie Control, with DJ support from the legenary Sam ‘The Man’ Burns. A great option for a belated Valentine’s date at what looks to be a great night of live music. No cover, no dress code, all love. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1078468758845667/

Friday Picks

WTF?! with Corduroy Mavericks, Kochi, and Andy Grant on Sugar Shack Recordings

Our pick to get you warmed up for Friday night out on the town is DJ Kochi‘s WTF?! radio show on Sugar Shack Recordings. This Friday, Kochi’s special guest on the show is our very own Andy Grant (DC House Grooves / Body Werk). The show kicks off at 5pm ET and runs until 7pm ET, so perfect listening during your Friday commute home. Tune in at http://www.sugarshackrecordings.com.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1545723339035268/

The Lovers Ball Vol. III: “Eddie Does DC” w/ Eddie C at Tropicalia

Our top pick for Friday night is without doubt Forward / 88 / Bump’n’Grind present The Lover’s Ball Vol. III with Eddie C (Red Motorbike, Endless Flight, Berlin/Ontario) at the controls open to close. It’s always a special event when Eddie comes to town, and this time, it’s nothing but Eddie all night long! To complement the music, the talented Yana Ovchinnikova and Ryan Gallagher will be creating love inspired works of art live. Amazingly, this event is free all night. Yeah, you heard that right, no cover for Eddie C! That doesn’t happen often, so make sure you don’t miss this great opportunity to hear Canada’s finest work his magic behind the turntables on Tropicalia’s great sound system. You won’t regret it! 21+

https://www.facebook.com/events/1570760876495085/

Trust Composite Featuring Pentamon and Satori at Zeba Bar

Our Friday night pick for those of you looking for quality techno is the monthly Trust Composite party, who this month feature a special techno set from local act Pentamon, along with support from Satori and Measax. In the downstairs bar, John HolmesBoss Ross and Sinestro will be bringing the heat. Quality techno on the best neighborhood dance floor in town? Yes please. No cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1553144094938331/

Doc Martin & DJ Three, Marko Peli B2B Meegs at Flash Caleb L’Etoile & Philco in the Flash Bar

Back down on the U Street Corridor, Flash is well worth a look on Friday night, with Doc Martin going back to back with DJ Three on the main floor, with local support from Marko Peli back to back with Meegs. That’s two back to back sets from two big names and two top locals. Who knows where this journey will take you, but it’s sure to get you grooving. Meanwhile, down in the Flash BarCaleb L’Etoile and Philco will be holding things down open to close. Advanced tickets are $10 from Ticketfly, more on the door. We recommend you get there early for a drink in the Flash Bar, then head upstairs at 10pm to catch Marko and Meegs go back to back before the main floor gets too packed. 21+/

https://www.facebook.com/events/1582823621949980/

Foot Therapy (IV) & Resonance with Internet Spy Machine (Live), DJ Zach, Rosemary Arp, Doktor D and Jandro at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Our final pick for Friday night is Foot Therapy (IV) Resonance at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar in Adams Morgan. Due to a scheduling error or a happy accident, both the Foot Therapy and Resonance crews will be in effect at Dr. Clock’s this Friday, with Internet Spy Machine performing live along with DJ sets from DJ ZachRosemary Arp, Doktor D and Jandro. That’s a whole lot of quality music from some passionate cats for the low, low price of free. Records & machines all night! 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1547376902201520/

Saturday Picks

ROAM VII at Secret Location, DC

Top pick for Saturday night is the ROAM VII after hours, at a secret location somewhere in DC. It’s been a while since the last ROAM party, but it will be worth the wait, as the ROAM crew have assembled a great lineup of local talent, featuring many of our favorite DJs: Lisa FrankChris NittiSami YNavboxProtect-U‘s Mike PetilloJackson Ryland and Jus Nowhere. Throw in visuals from [capsaicin], and a quality sound system from Jackson Pro Audio, and you’ve got a recipe for a great party. Advanced tickets are available for $15 + booking fee from Resident Advisor. The party kicks off at midnight and officially runs until 7pm, but who knows when it will wrap? It’s a cash bar, so make sure you bring a few bucks to buy some drinks, and don’t forget to bring your ID. Location will be announced with ticket purchase. 21+.

http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?677968 

Malmaison presents Locals Take Over the Waterfront III at Malmaison

Our companion top pick for ROAM VII is Locals Take Over the Waterfront III at Malmaison in Georgetown. Kicking off at 6pm and running until midnight, this is the perfect place to get yourself warmed up for ROAM, with a great local DJ lineup including Jandro, Yaco, Edo and  DC House GroovesAndy Grant, with visuals by Hisham Abdelhamid. That’s right, between Locals Take Over The Waterfront III and ROAM VII, you can groove to a lineup of some of the best locals in town for over 12 hours straight! Join the crew from 6pm at Malmaison, and get yourself warmed up for a great night of music from DC’s local talent. No cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/704524079660214/

Voice of Voice NYC’s 10th Anniversary Northeast Tour at Zeba Bar

For quality soulful house and classics on Saturday night, head up to Zeba Bar for Voice of Voice NYC’s 10th Anniversary Tour, with Ali Coleman (NYC) headlining with support from local Andrew Hogans and Steven Lucky Benson (LUV N SOL). We predict a great night of solid grooves and serious moves as Ali Coleman brings a taste of New York City to Zeba Bar. If you don’t believe us, check out the promo video below. Doors open at 10pm,  no cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/506419386165538/

Resident Nights: Charles Martin, Chris Nitti, Navbox & Raffi at Flash, with Frederik Gamble & Conscious Contact in the Flash Bar

Next up for Saturday night is Residents Night at Flash, with Charles MartinChris Nitti, Navbox Raffi lighting up the main floor. San Proper was supposed to be headlining, but since he couldn’t make it, it’s all locals, all night at Flash. Down in the Flash Bar, Frederik Gamble will be performing a live set with support from Conscious Contact. This is a great chance to hear an all local lineup on the main floor at Flash, on a Saturday night, no less. We’ve included Charles Martin‘s recent contribution to the DC House Grooves Meet the Locals Podcast below to give you a taste of what to expect. Advanced tickets are $8 from Ticketfly, more on the door, but if you show up early, it’s free before 11pm. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1572814326338389/

 

Kowli Presents: Andrew Grant, Kevin Yost, & Safarii at The Red Maple & Secret Location, Baltimore

Up in Baltimore, the Kowli crew have an amazing lineup of music laid on for Saturday night, with Kevin YostSafarii, and Novak at the Red Maple from 9pm to 2pm, followed by Andrew Grant (Circo Loco) with support from Feroun and Aphreaq at a secret after hours location from 2am onwards. We’re loving the parties Kowli have been putting together, and this one looks like it could be the best yet. For details of the after hours, head to the Red Maple to get your ticket. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1553689538251485/

Safehouse with Pacific Fur Company at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Our final pick for Saturday night is Safehouse with Pacific Fur Company at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar. We’ve be impressed by Pacific Fur Company‘s selections recently; these are true heads who know the score when it comes to quality house, techno, disco and everything in between. Billed as “minimal lighting, questionable company, and the weirdest in house, techno, disco, and other”, this is a great choice for quality grooves in Adams Morgan this Saturday. No cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/618653351568605/

Sunday Picks

Church presents Sensory Take Over (Kevin Yost, Sideburn, Jay Hill, Ragab, IllegalLizard, Pepe Rivera) at Public Bar

And so on to Sunday, where our top pick is Church present a Sensory Take Over at Public Bar, with a stellar lineup including Kevin Yost, Sideburn, Jay Hill, Ragab, IllegalLizard & Pepe Rivera. Expect quality deep house, tech house and techno all night long. The party kicks off at 4pm and runs until 2am, and its free before 8pm, $5 from 8pm to 9pm, then $10 after. No dress code, no drama, just quality tunes all the way. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1578073022410819/

RISE – Rhythm In Soul Elevated at Liv Nightclub

Our other pick for Sunday night is RISE – Rhythm and Soul Elevated at Liv Nightclub with DJs Dem OMG Boyz and The First Responders of House. This new weekly party promises “to give the DMV a new permanent venue for soulful and deep house music (with a little touch of classics; rhythm and blues and old school hip hop)”. The tunes kick off at 6pm and run until 12am, and while there’s no cover, you’ll need to purchase a mandatory $5 bar ticket. Look like a great new option for quality soulful and deep house on a Sunday night, and we’re hoping the RISE crew can make this a big success.

https://www.facebook.com/events/414928108656941/

So those are our picks for the coming weekend, but there’s plenty more to choose from. Check below for the full list of all the underground house and electronic music events in Washington DC from Thursday through Sunday and make your own decision. Remember to click through to the Facebook event pages for more details, and don’t forget to click Join and invite your friends if you plan on attending.

Thursday February 19

Dj Earic Patten’s Elektrik Metro House Vibes Mix Sessions w/ Special Guest Corduroy Mavericks

Dj Earic Patten's Elektrik Metro House Vibes Mix Sessions w/ Special Guest Corduroy MavericksMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/834713869919910/

Lost on Thursdays: February Sanctuary presents Baum in DC feat. Hernan Cayetano (Baum, Bgta) & Bogdan Gabucci at Lost Society

Lost on Thursdays: Baum in DC feat. Hernan Cayetano (Baum, Bgta) & Bogdan Gabucci at Lost SocietyMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/409597709200791/

North East Disco Communications with Trev-ski, Philco, Tommy Cornelis & DJ Provoke at Rock’n’Roll Hotel

North East Disco Communications with Trev-ski, Philco, Tommy Cornelis & DJ Provoke at Rock'n'Roll HotelMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1440019829591897/

Chocolate Puma with Seba Yuri, Brad Piff at U Street Music Hall

Chocolate Puma with Seba Yuri, Brad Piff at U Street Music HallMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/931428736867865/

Gryphon After Dark: Lamont Bagfeel at The Gryphon

Gryphon After Dark: Lamont Bagfeel at The GryphonMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1078468758845667/

Friday February 20

WTF?! with Corduroy Mavericks, Kochi, and Andy Grant on Sugar Shack Recordings

WTF?! with Kochi on Sugar Shack RecordingsMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1545723339035268/

The Lovers Ball Vol. III: “Eddie Does DC” w/ Eddie C at Tropicalia

The Lovers Ball Vol. III: "Eddie Does DC" w/ Eddie C at Zeba BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1570760876495085/

Doc Martin & DJ Three, Marko Peli B2B Meegs at Flash Caleb L’Etoile & Philco in the Flash Bar

Doc Martin & DJ Three, Marko Peli B2B Meegs at Flash Caleb L'Etoile & Philco in the Flash BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1582823621949980/

ESL Friday with Kon, Mr Bonkerz, The Metaphysical, DJ Nav, Gabe Flores, James Dellastatious & Trev-ski at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday at Eighteenth Street LoungeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

Treasure Fingers with Martin Roth, Ozker at U Street Music Hall

Treasure Fingers with Martin Roth, Ozker at U Street Music HallMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/977372025630874/

Trust Composite Featuring Pentamon and Satori at Zeba Bar

Trust Composite Featuring Pentamon and Satori at Zeba BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1553144094938331/

Foot Therapy (IV) & Resonance with Internet Spy Machine (Live), DJ Zach, Rosemary Arp, Doktor D and Jandro at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Foot Therapy (IV) & Resonance with Internet Spy Machine (Live), DJ Zach, Rosemary Arp, Doktor D and Jandro at Dr. Clock's Nowhere BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1547376902201520/

Eden #TECHNO Underground with DeepCutta & RNS at Eden

Eden #TECHNO Underground with DeepCutta & RNS at EdenMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/346097435579188/

BT & tyDi at Phonic (CANCELED)

BT & tyDi at PhonicMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/415625431925682/

LAXX at Empire Nightclub

LAXX at Empire NightclubMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1561662490739946/

4 Hours of Funk with Life on Planets at The Windup Space, Baltimore

4 Hours of Funk with Life on Planets at The Windup Space, BaltimoreMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/816842635073520/

Saturday February 21

Malmaison presents Locals Takeover the Waterfront III at Malmaison

Malmaison presents Locals Takeover the Waterfront III at Malmaison

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/704524079660214/

ROAM VII at Secret Location, DC

ROAM VII at Secret Location, DC

More details: http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?677968 

Resident Nights: Charles Martin, Chris Nitti, Navbox & Raffi at Flash, with Frederik Gamble & Conscious Contact in the Flash Bar

Resident Nights: Charles Martin, Chris Nitti, Navbox & Raffi at Flash, with Frederik Gamble & Conscious Contact in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1572814326338389/

Kowli Presents: Andrew Grant, Kevin Yost,& Safarii at The Red Maple & Secret Location, Baltimore

Kowli Presents: Andrew Grant, Kevin Yost,& Safarii at The Red Maple & Secret Location, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1553689538251485/

Voice of Voice NYC’s 10th Anniversary Northeast Tour at Zeba Bar

Voice of Voice NYC’s 10th Anniversary Northeast Tour at Zeba Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/506419386165538/

ESL Saturdays with Tim Sweeney, Philip Goyette, Mr Bonkerz, Exexex, Chris Brooks & Graham Hatke at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturdays at Eighteenth Street LoungeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

Safehouse with Pacific Fur Company at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Safehouse with Pacific Fur Company at Dr. Clock's Nowhere BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/618653351568605/

Alvin Risk with Brian Billion, Buster & The Lothario vs Jackson Kachor at U Street Music Hall

Alvin Risk with Brian Billion, Buster & The Lothario vs Jackson Kachor at U Street Music HallMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/453150031503507/

The Boogie Connection with DJ Remote Ctrl & Martín Miguel at Chaplins

The Boogie Connection with DJ Remote Ctrl & Martín Migual at ChaplinsMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/795991307157829/

The SubDistrick!! with Joel Transit, Sven, Agent 137 & Julez at Backbar

SubDistrick!! at BackbarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/624927370985969/

The Soul of Baltimore (TSOB) – The Movement Continues at The Clubhouse, Baltimore

The Soul of Baltimore (TSOB) - The Movement Continues at The Clubhouse, BaltimoreMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1547218205563093/

We R Sound 4th Installment (BTU 6th Anniversary) at St. Mary’s Restaurant & Lounge, Baltimore

We R Sound 4th Installment (BTU 6th Anniversary) at St. Mary's Restaurant & Lounge, BaltimoreMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/790174731031230/

Sunday February 22

Church presents Sensory take over (Kevin Yost, Sideburn, Jay Hill, Ragab, IllegalLizard, Pepe Rivera) at Public Bar

Church presents Sensory take over (Kevin Yost, Sideburn, Jay Hill, Ragab, IllegalLizard, Pepe Rivera) at Public BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1578073022410819/

RISE – Rhythm In Soul Elevated at Liv Nightclub

RISE - Rhythm In Soul Elevated at Liv NightclubMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/414928108656941/

ESL Sundays with Sam Burns’ Underground Soul Solution at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sundays with Sam Burns' Underground Soul Solution at Eighteenth Street LoungeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

TNX: The Long Goodbye – A Celebration of Mess at The Velvet Lounge

TNX: The Long Goodbye - A Celebration of Mess at The Velvet Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1578308565715139/

Spanked with Graham Hatke & John Johnson at Bambou, Baltimore

Spanked with Graham Hatke & John Johnson at Bambou, BaltimoreMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/436319993187170/

And so ends another edition of the DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up. Thanks for reading, and remember to check back next week for full information about all the best house music events in DC. Whether you’re looking for deep house, tech house, soulful house, techno, drum and bass or disco, DC House Grooves has you covered. If you want your event considered for inclusion, please message us through the DC House Grooves Facebook page. Also, we’d welcome your constructive feedback on the DC House Grooves Round Up. If you’ve got an comments or suggestions, please send us a message through the DC House Grooves Facebook Page.

See you on the dance floor!

Author: Andy Grant

DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC January 22 – January 25

Here we are again with another Weekend Round Up. Another weekend has flown by all too quickly, and we’re left with hazy recollections of amazing times on jumping dance floors. The MLK Weekend had a spectacular lineup of events, but the one that stood out for us was the Midnight Project party with Fred P, which saw an enthusiastic crowd of true heads getting down to quality tunes all night long. Despite a nasty cold, Fred P really delivered the goods. Andy Grant on opening duties wasn’t too shabby, either, nor were R&B, who delivered a pumping set to close out the night right. Don’t trust us, though, check it out for yourselves. We recorded the whole night, and you can check out all three sets right here. Whether you were there on the dance floor or not, these three mixes are definitely worth your time. Start from the beginning and experience the party as it happened!

Andy Grant Live at Midnight Project Jan 17

 

Fred P Live at Midnight Project Jan 17 

 

R&B Live at Midnight Project Jan 17

 

So what’s DC got in store for us all this weekend? Let’s take a look at the DC House Grooves picks for the coming weekend. If you plan on attending something, please click through to the Facebook event page and click Join to let your friends know you’re going.

Thursday Picks

Black Coffee, DJ Soul, Vanniety Kills at Flash with DJ Oso Fresh in the Flash Bar

Top pick for Thursday is without doubt South African house music superstar Black Coffee making a return visit to Flash, with support from local favorites Vanniety Kills and DJ Soul. Last time Black Coffee played at Flash it was a complete roadblock, and you can expect another packed house this time around as he works his magic on the Funktion Ones. Down in the Flash BarDJ Oso Fresh will be doing his thing open to close. All the reduced rate advanced tickets are sold out already, but you can still grab $20 advanced tickets from Ticketfly, and we expect there’ll be some availability on the door. Not much on this Thursday night, if you’re looking for quality house grooves, Black Coffee at Flash should be top of your list.

https://www.facebook.com/events/820895907973786/

Gryphon After Dark: Lamont Bagfeel // Live Music, No Cover: Neo Soul, Trip Hop, Soul & Jazz

For a change of pace on Thursday night, our pick for you is  Gryphon After Dark at The Gryphon, DC’s favorite new date night. This week, they’ve booked R&B and neo-soul live act Lamont Bagfeel for what’s sure to be an amazing night of music to fall in love to. No cover, no dress code, all love.

https://www.facebook.com/events/327034614162387/

Friday Picks

WTF?!? Radio Show with Corduroy Mavericks & Kochi on Sugar Shack Radio

We kick off Friday as always with Kochi‘s WTF?!? Radio Show on Sugar Shack Recordings. Always a great way to start your weekend, with the quality tunes flowing from 5pm to 7pm ET. Tune in on your commute home and get yourself in the mood to dance!

https://www.facebook.com/events/823448267728972/

Dennis Ferrer with Chris Burns, Sami Y. at U Street Music Hall

Top pick for Thursday night is Dennis Ferrer at U Street Music Hall, with support from Chris Burns and Sami Y. We’ve long been fans of Dennis Ferrer’s releases on Ibadan Recordings and his own label Objektivity, and this is a great chance to hear him do his thing on one of the best sound systems in town. It’s also a great chance to hear two fine local DJs serving up the tunes, so get there early for Sami Y. and Chris Burns. Trust us, you won’t regret the decision. You’ve got a good incentive to get there early, too, as it is free before 12AM for 21+, $15 after.

https://www.facebook.com/events/525868327515715/

Kowli presents: K.atou (Revolt!, Lick my Deck/Athens) at Dark Room, Baltimore

Our next pick for Friday is Kowli Records‘ after hours at the Dark Room in Baltimore, with K.atou. Local support is provided by two of our favorites DJ Lisa Frank and Jubilee, along with residents Kowli and Novac. This party is a real labor of love, and a lot of work has gone into making this space a great after hours venue, so definitely worth the trip to Baltimore. Don’t get there too late, though. Doors close at 3.00 am. If you’re not in by then, you aren’t getting in. Cover is $10. Details of how to purchase advanced tickets are available over on the Facebook event page. For a proper slice of the underground this Friday, this should be top of your list.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1582102702024711/

BaltoTroit Series 2 with Boss Ross and Steve Kirn at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Our next pick for Friday is BaltoTroit 2 at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar, with selectors Steve Kirn and Boss Ross throwing down the funky, groovy, deep techno and pretty much anything else that fits the vibe. These guys know what’s up, so head over to Dr. Clock’s on Friday night for some true quality techno from Steve and the Boss in the intimate setting of Dr. Clock’s. No cover, no dress code… just come as you are and enjoy the tunes.

https://www.facebook.com/events/904616719577996/

ESL Fridays with Carol C, John Jazz, JMack & The Metaphysical at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Our final pick for Friday night is ESL Fridays with Carol C and John Jazz out on the Patio, The Metaphysical in the Gold Room, and J Mack kicking off his bi-monthly residency in the Main Room. We couldn’t be more excited to see J Mack becoming a regular fixture at ESL, and we encourage you to get down there on Friday and show your support.

https://www.facebook.com/events/775376402544537/

Saturday Picks

Deep Sugar with Lisa Moody, Lovegrove, DJ Baby, The Elders, Bryon B-Note Brown and Mookie Wizzo at The Paradox, Baltimore

Top pick for Saturday night is without a doubt the Deep Sugar after hours at The Paradox in Baltimore. But didn’t we already have a Deep Sugar this month, you ask? Well yes we did, but the house music gods are smiling on us this month, and we get a second chance to throw shapes on the dance floor at the best party on the East Coast. This time around, Lisa MoodyLovegrove and DJ Baby will be delivering the goods in the main room, which The EldersBryon B-Note Brown and Mookie Wizzo keep things jumping in The Chamber. We reckon hearing Lovegrove work the main room at The ‘Dox will be something to remember, so make sure you’re on the dance floor for that one. The party kicks off at 11pm and runs until 6am and beyond. $15 on the door, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1511406702454117/

Brouqade Showcase: Anthea, Oshana LiVE, Jubilee at Flash with Christauff, DJ Octane, DJ Tzeech and Janella Abidar in the Flash Bar

Back in DC, our top pick is the Brouqade Showcase with Anthea and Oshana (Live) on the main floor, with local support from our good friend Jubilee. In the Flash Bar, its a locals showcase, with Christauff, DJ OctaneDJ Tzeech and Janella Abidar working the decks, delivering deep tech, deep house, tech house, techno and everything in between. Advanced tickets are $8 from Ticketfly, but if you get there before 11pm there’s no cover. We recommend getting there for 10pm and catching Jubilee’s set before the dance floor gets too crowded. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1531302073793998/

King Britt w/Adrian Loving at The Lodge at RedRocks

Our next pick for Saturday night is philly dance music supremo King Britt at The Lodge at Redrocks, with local support from Adrian Loving and Sharkey. One of the high points of 2014 was grooving to King Britt on the steps of the Jefferson Memorial at the Forward festival, and this is a great chance to catch him back in DC in a great space with a great sound system. Best of all, there’s no cover! You heard that right. King Britt for no cover. It doesn’t get much better than that. The music kicks off at 9pm and runs until 3am. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/728633917250842/

Blueprint (33 and counting…) at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Our last pick for Saturday is Blueprint at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club, with DJs JanDro, Idle FaithDoktor D and Ron Jackson. It’s a great local lineup to celebrate JanDro‘s 33rd birthday; quality deep house, tech house and techno in the unique surroundings of Jimmy V‘s. There’s no cover, so this is a great bet for quality tunes on a budget this coming Friday. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/718798281573284/

Sunday Picks

Church Presents A Night with Flash – Navbox, Rosenberg & Philip Goyette at Public Bar

And so on to Sunday, where our top pick is a special treat from the team at Church, who this week present A Night with Flash, with the Flash all star team of Navbox  and Rosenburg bringing the heat behind the decks, ably supported by Philip Goyette. As always, Church is at Public Bar, and the party runs from 8pm to 2am. This special locals showcase is free all night, so get over to Public and get down to the finest underground grooves. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/715877385176691/

ESL Sundays with Sam Burns’ Underground Soul Solution and Mr. Bonkerz at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Our next pick for Sunday night is ESL Sundays, with Sam Burns’ Underground Soul Solution in the Gold Room and Mr. Bonkerz throwing down the disco classics open to close in the main room. The place to be for the finest soulful house and disco this Sunday night. $5 drinks specials from 9pm to 11pm. 21+.

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

The NeedlExchange with Bil Todd, Baronhawk and Tommy Cornelis at Velvet Lounge

Our final pick for Sunday is The NeedlExchange at Velvet Lounge, with the TNX DJs Bil Todd, Baronhawk and Tommy Cornelis at the controls all night long. As it says on the event page, “Cheap. Easy. Free.”, but that’s selling it short. You know you’re in for a quality night of grooves with the TNX crew. No cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1379602309014976/

That’s it for this week’s picks, so let’s move on to the full listings. Below you’ll find all the best underground deep house and electronic music events in Washington DC from Thursday through Sunday. Remember to click through to the Facebook event pages for more details, and don’t forget to click Join and invite your friends if you plan on attendin

Thursday January 22

Black Coffee, DJ Soul, Vanniety Kills at Flash with DJ Oso Fresh in the Flash Bar

Black Coffee, DJ Soul, Vanniety Kills at Flash with DJ Oso Fresh in the Flash Ba

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/820895907973786/

Gryphon After Dark: Lamont Bagfeel // Live Music, No Cover: Neo Soul, Trip Hop, Soul & Jazz

Gryphon After Dark: Lamont Bagfeel // Live Music, No Cover: Neo Soul, Trip Hop, Soul & Jazz

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/327034614162387/

DJ SoySauce Sushi Party at U Street Music Hall 

DJ SoySauce Sushi Party at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/396137147211035/

Friday January 23

WTF?!? Radio Show with Corduroy Mavericks & Kochi on Sugar Shack Radio

WTF?! with Kochi on Sugar Shack Recordings

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/823448267728972/

Dennis Ferrer with Chris Burns, Sami Y. at U Street Music Hall

Dennis Ferrer with Chris Burns, Sami Y.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/525868327515715/

Audiofly, Sarah Myers at Flash, with #BODYFEEL ft. Seba Yuri, Coby Jones and PK in the Flash Bar

Audiofly, Sarah Myers at Flash, with #BODYFEEL ft. Seba Yuri in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1955206887951555/

Kowli presents:K.atou (Revolt!, Lick my Deck/Athens) at Dark Room, Baltimore

Kowli presents:K.atou (Revolt!, Lick my Deck/Athens) at Dark Room, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1582102702024711/

BaltoTroit Series 2 with Boss Ross and Steve Kirn at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

BaltoTroit Series 2 with Boss Ross and Steve Kirn at Dr. Clock's Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/904616719577996/

ESL Fridays with Carol C, John Jazz, JMack & The Metaphysical at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/775376402544537/

Eden Underground with RNS & DeepCutta at Eden

Eden Underground with RNS & DeepCutta at Eden

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/486916908115629/

Bang The Box @ Backbar

Bang The Box @ Backbar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/314356932087427/

Together at Velvet Lounge

Together at Velvet Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/767603309996046/

House Music Fridays @ Presents The Handzon Radio Party! at Club 347, Baltimore

House Music Fridays @ Presents The Handzon Radio Party! at Club 347, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/819582188071133/

Saturday January 24

Deep Sugar with Lisa Moody, Lovegrove, DJ Baby, The Elders, Bryon B-Note Brown and Mookie Wizzo at The Paradox, Baltimore

Deep Sugar with Lisa Moody, Lovegrove, DJ Baby, The Elders, Bryon B-Note Brown and Mookie Wizzo at The Paradox, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1511406702454117/

Brouqade Showcase: Anthea, Oshana LiVE, Jubilee at Flash with Christauff, DJ Octane, DJ Tzeech and Janella Abidar in the Flash Bar

Brouqade Showcase: Anthea, Oshana LiVE, Jubilee at Flash with Christauff, DJ Octane, DJ Tzeech and Janella Abidar in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1531302073793998/

King Britt w/Adrian Loving at The Lodge at RedRocks

King Britt w/Adrian Loving at The Lodge at RedRocks

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/728633917250842/

Blueprint (33 and counting…) at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Blueprint (33 and counting...) at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/718798281573284/

BLISS: Will Eastman, Jackson Ryland, Cosby at U Street Music Hall

BLISS: Will Eastman, Jackson Ryland, Cosby at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1527754414176131

ESL Saturdays with Rob Paine, Willyum, Thomas Blondet, Kristy La Rat, DJ Remote Ctrl, Mr. Bonkerz & Bil Todd

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

SubDistrick!! with Rogue State, Troy Tallent, DJ General Moterz 7 Jules at Backbar

SubDistrick!! with Rogue State, Troy Tallent, DJ General Moterz & Jules at Backbar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/863387117034372/

Free Vinyl Funk Party with Graham Hatke, Mikie Love and Paul Palombo at the 8×10, Baltimore

Free Vinyl Funk Party with Graham Hatke, Mikie Love and Paul Palombo at the 8x10, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1395098144125671/

Beneath the Underground with The QuietBoy and DJ HouseHead at The Depot, Baltimore 

Beneath the Underground with The QuietBoy and DJ HouseHead at The Depot, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/841628549223459/

Sunday January 25

Church Presents A Night With Flash – Navbox, Rosenberg & Philip Goyette at Public Bar

Church Presents A Night With Flash - Navbox, Rosenberg & Philip Goyette at Public Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/715877385176691/

ESL Sundays with Sam Burns’ Underground Soul Solution and Mr. Bonkerz at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sundays with Sam Burns' Underground Soul Solution and Mr. Bonkerz at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

The NeedlExchange with Bil Todd, Baronhawk and Tommy Cornelis at Velvet Lounge

The NeedlExchange

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1379602309014976/

Thanks for reading our latest Weekend Round Up. If you want your event considered for inclusion, please message us through the DC House Grooves Facebook page. Also, we’d welcome your constructive feedback on the DC House Grooves Round Up. If you’ve got an comments or suggestions, please send us a message through the DC House Grooves Facebook Page.

See you on the dance floor!

Author: Andy Grant

DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC January 8 – January 11

Happy New Year from the team at DC House Grooves! While our last update covered the first week of 2015, this is our first official post in the New Year. We hope you’ve all recovered from the New Year’s shenanigans. So many good parties we wouldn’t know where to start covering them, but let’s just say we had an amazing time down the Rave Basement celebrating the New Year with a great crew, and Body Werk in the Flash Bar on Jan 2 with Andy Grant and Mazi R was an amazing way to really kick things off for 2015, closely followed by a quality evening at DC9 Nightclub with Team Zapata and Trev-ski. We recorded them all, so if you missed either episode of Body Werk, or just want to re-live them, watch this space! We never made it to Flash for their epic 16 hour NYE celebration, but we heard it was a pretty tasty affair, and we were pleased to hear a solid contingent of hardcore revelers stuck it out for the full 16. Good work, DC!

So without further ado, let’s get on with the picks for this week, followed by the full listings. Don’t be sad that you’re not at the BPM Festival. There’s plenty to do right here in DC, even if the weather isn’t all that. If you plan on going to an event, please head over to the Facebook event page and click Join to let the promoters and your friends know you’re going.

Thursday Picks

Superlost feat. Special Case (St. Petersburg) & Hakob Avjyan at Lost Society

Top pick for all you house heads on Thursday night is Superlost at Lost Society featuring Special Case, all the way from St. Petersburg, with local support from Hakob Avjyan (Nomad). Always a great vibe on the Lost Society rooftop on Thursday nights, and with no cover and lots of drinks specials, you can’t go wrong! 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/898814030149782

Fort Knox & Quid Promo present Thriftworks, Flamingosis, Fort Knox Five, All Good Funk Alliance, Qdup at Flash

For some alternative beats on Thursday, over at Flash, Fort Knox & Quid Promo present Thirftworks & Flamingosis with local support from Fort Knox Five. Expect a night of future downtempo: house, bass, hip hop, glitch and beat oriented music, which will no doubt sound amazing on Flash’s Funktion One system. Down in the Flash Bar, All Good Funk Alliance and Qdup will be holding things down open to close. These guys really know how to rock a party, so if you need a break from the main floor, make sure you make some time to get down in the bar. Advanced tickets are $10 from Ticketfly, more on the door. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/697870116986958

Gryphon After Dark Live Music, No Cover: Neo Soul, Trip Hop, Soul & Jazz at The Gryphon

Our final pick is the one for you if you’re entertaining that special date, or looking for a break from the usual electronic beats. Imagine jazz singer, meets piano bar, meets cabaret, meets DC 2014. That’s what Gryphon After Dark promises, and it sounds like the recipe for a great night out. There’s no cover or dress code, so come as you are and enjoy the atmosphere.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1554557344785844/

Friday Picks

Petworth Funk With Special Guests Meistro, Alex Gardel, Dj Nav, and Andy Grant at The Looking Glass Lounge, Petworth

Our top pick for Friday night is Trev-ski‘s regular Petworth Funk night at The Looking Glass Lounge in Petworth. Trevor always assembles amazing lineups of true heads for this monthly vinyl only night, and this month is no exception, with special guests Meistro from the Sol Power All Stars, Baltimore’s Alex Gardel, DJ Nav and our very own Andy Grant. This really is one for the heads, as these guys will be mining their collections and serving up the finest vinyl treasures for your entertainment and pleasure. There’s no cover, so just show up and enjoy the finest selections from a solid local lineup in a comfortable neighborhood setting.

https://www.facebook.com/events/594178967382939/

Focus: Cell Injection (Drumcell vs. Audio Injection/Truncate) & Ron Jackson at Flash, with Caleb L’Etoile & Philco in the Flash Bar

For your techno fix this Friday, head over to Flash for Focus with techno heavyweights Cell Injection (Drumcell vs. Audio Injection/Truncate), supported by local favorite Ron Jackson. If you need a break from the pounding beats on the main floor, they’ve got you covered with Caleb L’Etoile & Philco serving up the finest house and nu disco in the Flash Bar. Advanced tickets are $8 from Ticketfly, $15 on the door. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1035736029785701

Foot Therapy II at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Our final pick for Friday is another one for the heads. Over at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar in Adams Morgan, its Foot Therapy II, featuring DJ Zach, Ben Mason, Poor Blood and Ben Jenkins. Judging by the event page, these guys will be serving cuts straight from the vinyl, and based on the tracks they’ve been posting, we can tell they know what’s up. We’re quietly hoping that with the name they’ve chosen for their night, at least one of them will be packing Prescription‘s classic Foot Therapy EP, which is a contender for our favorite house record of all time. We can always hope! There’s no cover, so head over to Dr. Clock‘s on Friday for some proper underground vibes served up by heads for heads.

https://www.facebook.com/events/824661034247010/

Saturday Picks

Deep Sugar The Official 2015 New Year Kickoff With Louie Vega, Ultra Naté & Lisa Moody At The Paradox, Baltimore

And so on to Saturday, where our top pick is the first edition of Deep Sugar for 2015, with special guest Louie Vega returning to the main room at The Paradox, along with the Girl Squad, Ultra Naté and Lisa Moody. In the Chamber, regulars Danny & Katie Elder and “Mookie” Brock will be joined by special guest Bart, celebrating Bart and Danny’s birthdays. The party kicks off at 9pm with a listening party for Louie Vega‘s new album, to be released in March 2015, and runs until 6am. If you haven’t checked out Deep Sugar yet, it’s the best party on the East Coast, and you really have to experience it for yourself! . $20 general admission.

https://www.facebook.com/events/770855419654758/

Solomun with Juan Zapata, Philip Goyette at U Street Music Hall

Our next pick for Saturday night would be our top pick if it wasn’t for Deep Sugar. In a great booking coup, U Street Music Hall have secured Solomun to headline on Saturday, with support from local favorites Juan Zapata and Philip Goyette. This is a huge booking for U Hall, and we can tell you right now it’s going to be a packed house. Indeed, this will likely sell out, so make sure you pick up your advanced tickets, which are $20 from Ticketfly. There’s none of your “free before 12am” this time around. If there are any tickets left on the door, it will be $20 all night. 18+, but 18-20 admitted with advanced tickets only. Definitely one worth checking out, and if you want to make a night of it, hit the road to Baltimore when you leave U Hall and catch the last couple of hours of Deep Sugar.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1476134019336130/

Loop & Flash present Daniel Bortz, Raffi, Edo, Basscamp, Philco at Flash

Our final pick for Saturday is Loop & Flash present Daniel Bortz, Raffi & Edo at Flash, with Basscamp & Philco in the Flash Bar. Any party involving the Loop crew is worth checking out, and this looks to be no exception, and Daniel Bortz never disappoints. We recommend you get there early to catch Edo and Raffi before the dance floor gets too crowded. As a further incentive to get there early, admission is FREE before 11pm. Advanced tickets are $9 from Ticketfly, more on the door after 11pm.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1615573842004416/

Sunday Picks

Church Presents Monix at Public Bar

As so we make it to Sunday. If you’re still standing and you’re still in the mood to throw a few shapes on the dance floor, then our top pick is Church at Public Bar. This time around, they’ve got special guest Monix with local support from Tzeech (Composite). It’s sure to be a great night of house and techno on the Public Bar rooftop. The party kicks off at 8pm and runs to 2am, and its free before 10pm, $10 after. This is the one Sunday service you need to attend!

https://www.facebook.com/events/816326091760344/

The NeedlExchange at The Velvet Lounge

Our other pick for Sunday is The NeedlExchange at The Velvet Lounge, with regulars Baronhawk, Bil Todd and Tommy Cornelis behind the decks. Expect an eclectic mix of quality house, disco and everything in between from DC’s finest purveyors of queer dance floor culture. No cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/575083252594993

So that’s our picks for this week. Plenty to choose from, but don’t trust us; check the full listings. Below is our list of all the best underground deep house and electronic music events in Washington DC from Wednesday to Sunday. Remember to click through to the Facebook event pages for more details, and don’t forget to click Join and invite your friends if you plan on attending.

Thursday January 8

Superlost feat. Special Case (St. Petersburg) & Hakob Avjyan at Lost Society

Superlost feat. Special Case (St. Petersburg) & Hakob Avjyan at Lost SocietyMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/898814030149782

Fort Knox & Quid Promo present Thriftworks, Flamingosis, Fort Knox Five, All Good Funk Alliance, Qdup at Flash

Fort Knox & Quid Promo present Thriftworks, Flamingosis, Fort Knox Five, All Good Funk Alliance, Qdup at FlashMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/697870116986958

The Business End with Caleb L’Etoile & Philco at The Velvet Lounge

The Business End with Caleb L'Etoile & Philco at The Velvet LoungeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1397759493856210/

Alex Metric at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/731968253551144/

Gryphon After Dark Live Music, No Cover: Neo Soul, Trip Hop, Soul & Jazz at The Gryphon

Gryphon After Dark: Live Music, No Cover: Neo Soul, Trip Hop, Soul & Jazz at The GryphonMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1554557344785844/

Friday January 9

Petworth Funk With Special Guests Meistro, Dj Nav, And Andy Grant at The Looking Glass Lounge, Petworth

Petworth Funk With Special Guests Meistro, Dj Nav, And Andy Grant at The Looking Glass Lounge, PetworthMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/594178967382939/

Focus: Cell Injection (Drumcell vs. Audio Injection/Truncate) & Ron Jackson at Flash, with Caleb L’Etoile & Philco in the Flash Bar

Focus: Cell Injection (Drumcell vs. Audio Injection/Truncate) at FlashMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1035736029785701

Foot Therapy II at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Foot Therapy II at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/824661034247010/

ESL Fridays at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Fridays at Eighteenth Street LoungeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

Vick Lavender in WDC at Da Luft Lounge

Vick Lavender in WDC at Da Luft LoungeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/314696262056956/

Eden Underground with Seba Yuri, Teszero & DeepCutta at Eden

Eden Underground with Seba Yuri, Teszero & DeepCutta at EdenMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/486916908115629/

Underground with DJ Bella and DJ Mcflann at Tattoo Bar

Underground with DJ Bella and DJ Mcflann at Tattoo BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1612450812316556/

The Knocks (DJ Set) with Caleb L’Etoile, Baronhawk at U Street Music Hall

The Knocks (DJ Set) with Caleb L'Etoile, Baronhawk at U Street Music HallMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/742120889209527

Ozker (Blisspop) & Deejay Life At The Lodge At Redrocks

Ozker (Blisspop) & Deejay Life At The Lodge At RedrocksMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/870802629649473

mGrooves Music 3rd Anniversary + Capricorn Throwdown at Bambou, Baltimore

mGrooves Music 3rd Anniversary + Capricorn Throwdown at Bambou, BaltimoreMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1038634829495438/

Cevin Fisher with guests Tony Smooth and Marat Leon at The Red Maple, Baltimore

Cevin Fisher with guests Tony Smooth and Marat Leon at The Red Maple, BaltimoreMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1532807126982215

Saturday January 10

Deep Sugar The Official 2015 New Year Kickoff With Louie Vega, Ultra Naté & Lisa Moody At The Paradox, Baltimore

Deep Sugar The Official 2015 New Year Kickoff With Louie Vega, Ultra Naté & Lisa Moody At The ParadoxMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/770855419654758/

Solomun with Juan Zapata, Philip Goyette at U Street Music Hall

Solomun with Juan Zapata, Philip Goyette at U Street Music HallMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1476134019336130/

Loop & Flash present Daniel Bortz, Raffi, Edo, Basscamp, Philco at Flash

Loop & Flash present Daniel Bortz, Raffi, Edo, Basscamp, Philco at FlashMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1615573842004416/

ESL Saturdays at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturdays at Eighteenth Street LoungeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

Mischief presents Cross-Pollination: Holiday Hangover edition at Zeba Bar

Mischief presents Cross-Pollination: Holiday Hangover edition at Zeba BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/760649270683046/

Sao Funky Saturday – Will Eastman & Fort Knox Five at Tropicalia

Sao Funky Saturday - Will Eastman & Fort Knox Five at TropicaliaMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/331766517028279

Tribe Tronix Presents: Fresh Start! W/ Robert Fairbairn, Tony Smooth, Osman, and Danny House at Jimmy Valentines Lonely Hearts Club

Tribe Tronix Presents: Fresh Start! W/ Robert Fairbairn, Tony Smooth, Osman, and Danny House at Jimmy Valentines Lonely Hearts ClubMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/879854498726493

Dubathonic Live at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Dubathonic Live at Dr. Clock's Nowhere BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1533685200240739

Winter Wonderland at Empire, Springfield, VA

Winter Wonderland at Empire, Springfield, VAMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/740014282756925/

Rise W/ M-Dot (& live percussionist) at Impala

Rise W/ M-Dot (& live percussionist) at ImpalaMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1538701199711624

Body Music: Resurrection at The Depot, Baltimore

Body Music: Resurrection at The Depot, BaltimoreMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/588801651263786

Sunday January 11

Church Presents Monix at Public Bar

Church Presents Monix at Public BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/816326091760344/

The NeedlExchange at The Velvet Lounge

The NeedlExchange at The Velvet LoungeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/575083252594993

ESL Sundays with Sam Burns’ Underground Soul Solution at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sundays with Sam Burns' Underground Soul Solution at Eighteenth Street LoungeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

That’s it for our first edition of the DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up in 2015. If you want your event considered for inclusion in the weekend round up, please message us through the DC House Grooves Facebook page. Only underground house or electronic music events will be considered. Also, we’d welcome your constructive feedback on the DC House Grooves round up. If you’ve got an comments or suggestions, please send us a message through the DC House Grooves Facebook Page.

See you on the dance floor!

Author: Andy Grant