DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC March 22 to March 25

Uh oh, missed my Wednesday night deadline this week. Can’t remember the last time I was scrambling to pull the post together on a Thursday morning, but here we are. Without further ado, here are the links to this week’s top picks:

DC House Grooves Top Pick




Top Picks Thursday March 22

Top Picks Friday March 23

Top Picks Saturday March 24

Top Picks Sunday March 25

Just click the link for the day you’re interested in to see the list over on Facebook. Don’t forget to RSVP Going to any events you plan on attending.  My highlights for the weekend including Playlist with JubileeRamirez on Thursday, always the best deep vibes each and every Thursday night, then on Friday, DC House Grooves takes over the Green Room at Flash, with DC House Grooves show residents Andy GrantKatrina MirRamirez joined behind the decks  by our good friend DJ Kochi for nothing but deep, family vibes on the rooftop. No set times, no bullshit, just a group of experienced tune slingers hanging out and vibing off each other’s energy. Not to be missed! On the club level, Basic Channel legend Mortitz Von Oswald is joined by Jamaica Suk and Wade Hammes for what’s sure to be a major music journey for the heads, while downstairs, Taiga Throe keep things grooving in the bar. Advanced tickets are recommended. Only $8 is you move fast.

Advanced tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1081810
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/2102010176746439/

Mortitz von oswald at flash

You can get a taste of what to expect on the rooftop Friday night on last week’s DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio, featuring yours truly and Katrina Mir:


Another great option for Friday night is the L.E.N.G. Resident Night over at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club, featuring DjoserPanchKouhai and special guest  Lars Warn. Always a whole lot of energy in the room when the L.E.N.G. crew cut loose. One for the heads, and with no cover, the price is right.

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/917370408443313/

leng resident night 003

Also on Friday, Ten Tigers Parlour plays host to the mighty Team Zapata, going head to head with the equally mighty Buster. Quality beats all night from some of the best locals in the game.

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/2021231618091307/

Saturday afternoon & evening has some great options for quality music, with Joe L Trev-ski at El Techo from 3pm to 8pmSymmetrical on Vinyl Purist Radio from 4pm, and Panch Jett Chandon drop the wax at Guilty Pressure at Bump’n’Grind from 6pm. Saturday night, head to Flash to get Perlonized with the master Sammy D and local hero Navbox on the club level, our fellow Underground Quality Radio show runner  Cafuné brings the heat on the rooftop alongside Philip Goyette and down in the bar  Jandro is joined by Disgonuts. Another three dance floor Saturday night extravaganza at Flash! Advanced tickets recommended. Still only $8 if you move fast.

Advanced tickets: http://ticketf.ly/2C8L21W
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/388073468324593/

sammy dee navbox

Over at Jimmy Valentine’s, Saturday night brings another edition of DJ Nav‘s Uptown House Experience, featuring special guests Sam “The Man” Burns & Joe L joining DJ Nav behind the decks. Real house vibes open to close from three cats who know what’s what. No cover!

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/377581549373311/

uptown house


Sunday afternoon sees the welcome return of Vanniety Kills‘ party series The House That U Built at El Techo, with Vanniety Kills joined by Team Zapata and TNX‘s Tommy Cornelis for an afternoon of family vibes, delicious food and satisfying cocktails.

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/176784702948576/

house that u built

Sunday afternoon also sees the welcome return of Sunday Love at  Flash  featuring   YokoOMeegs and Marko Peli. Here’s to another great season!

Advanced tickets: http://ticketf.ly/2oZAjSJ
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/411292996007827/

As always, my standing highlight for Sunday is Eighteenth Street Lounge, with another solid Sunday line up featuring Sam BurnsKeenan Orr and Good Buddies featuring  FerounPhilco out on the patio.

ESL Sunday

And so another post comes to a close. Have an amazing time out there on the dance floor, and make sure you come back next week for news about all the best underground parties and electronic music events in and around Washington DC. See you on the dance floor!

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC March 8 to March 11

Kicking off this week’s DC House Grooves Top Picks with this week’s Top Picks links. Just tap the link for each day to see my list of picks over on the Facebooks. Click through and RSVP to everything you’re interested in.

Top Picks Thursday March 8DC House Grooves Top Pick

Top Picks Friday March 9

Top Picks Saturday March 10

Top Picks Sunday March 11

Right, let’s take a look at the highlights for this week. Thursday night, you’re best bet for quality deep grooves is Playlist at Eighteenth Street Lounge with Jubilee Ramirez. No cover, just top quality underground house music all night long.

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1793028230993335/

playlist with jubilee ramirez

Saturday night is a big night at Flash, with Nü Androids throwing a spectacular across three floors, featuring Ghostly International‘s Tycho joined by Sol Selectas‘ KMLN and locals  DJ MeegsMarko Peli on the club level, Uptown House Experience with local heavyweights DJ Nav and Chadwick in the Green Room, and down in the bar, there’s another edition of Vibe with DJ Kochi, yours truly Andy Grant and Katrina Mir. Advanced tickets have completely sold out for this one, but there’ll be a few tix on the door if you get there early. Of course, the bar is no cover all night long, so join us in the bar for serious grooves all night long. Oh, and it’s extended bar hours at 4am, too!

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1630746143640388/

tycho DJ set

Also recommended for Saturday night, The NeedleXchange returns with Jason Kendig (Honey Soundsystem), along with  TNX residents Bil ToddBaronhawk and Tommy Cornelis. Serious underground vibes in a warehouse space in North East DC, this one’s gonna be special! Advanced tickets recommended: $15 first release still available at time of writing.

Advanced Tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1071959
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/2024038174529246/

TNX Jason Kendig

On Sunday, close out your weekend at Eighteenth Street Lounge with Sam Burns‘  weekly residency in the Gold Room, Keenan Orr working his magic in the Main Room  & Hold Tight with Martín Miguel open to close out on the patio. Straight fire across three dance floors. Always the best way to squeeze the very last drop of vibe out of the weekend!

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/155571785158920/

ESL Sunday

Alternatively, for some local go-go flavor, join U Street Music Hall kicking off their eight birthday celebrations with Trouble Funk, ably supported by TNX‘s Baronhawk The Sol Power All Stars. Advanced tickets recommended:

Advanced Tickets: http://ticketf.ly/2DDYaRY
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/144680286219990/

trouble funk u hall

One last thing before I let you go, episode #67 of the Meet the Locals Podcast, featuring  Baltimore’s Confetti the First. Deep tech with latin flavors and a touch of progressive, this one takes you on a journey.


You can catch Confetti the First this Saturday at Mischief presents: Cross-Pollination et tu Bootay edition at Zeba Bar, along with burner favorites The Barber Streisand, Paul GeddesRaptorstein & more. $5 on the door all night, or free admission to anyone in Roman attire, so grab that bed sheet and save yourself a few bucks!

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/267182240486110/

cross pollination

That’s it for this week’s edition of DC House Grooves Top Picks. I’ll be back next week with all the usual info on the best underground parties in and around DC. Big things happening next weekend…Lil Louis, anyone? See you on the dance floor.


DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC March 1 to March 4

One of those weeks when I really don’t have time to do everything justice, so gonna have to make this a quick one. Katrina MirRamirez and myself back at it this weekend with DC House Grooves Show #19 on Underground Quality Radio. Tune in from 10pm ET on the  Underground Quality Radio Facebook page, or the Underground Quality website. We’ve got the right vibe for your Saturday night!

Tune in audio: http://bit.ly/UQRadio
Tune in video: https://www.facebook.com/pg/UQRADIOSHOW/
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/341845666221943/

DC House Grooves Show on UQ Radio

ROAM Sweet Sixteen is our Top Pick for Saturday night,  featuring another world class line up: MakamDJ Lisa FrankSamiTaigaThroe. An advanced ticket is the cheapest & best way to guarantee your spot on the dance floor.

ROAM Sweet Sixteen Tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1068348
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1771499943155649/

roam sweet sixteen

That’s all I’ve got time for this week. As always, I’ve included below links to my Top Picks of all the best underground house and electronic music events in and around DC, Thursday through Sunday. See you on the dance floor!

Top Picks Thursday March 1DC House Grooves Top Pick

Top Picks Friday March 2

Top Picks Saturday March 3

Top Picks Sunday March 4

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC February 15 to February 18

Before getting into it this week, I want to give a big shout out to the students in Professor Molk’s The Art of DJing course at Georgetown University, who I had the privilege of delivering a lecture to this past Monday. While I had hoped to give a demonstration of the art of DJing with vinyl, equipment issues got in the way, so, despite my lost voice, I ended up talking for the full allotted time, hopefully imparting some of the wisdom I’ve gained on the art of DJing along the way. I had some well thought out questions thrown my way during the Q & A, and on the whole it was a very rewarding experience. I hope to see you guys out and about soon! Huge thanks to Professor Molk for inviting me.

OK, heads up: next Saturday, February 24, a couple of DC’s finest warehouse party crews are back, so make sure you choose wisely and grab your advanced tickets now.  First up, Sequence returns with Sequence.209 featuring Henning BaerFaso, Theta FluxJuana Ron Jackson and the other star of the show, the Grand Ancestor sound system. Tickets have been flying off the shelf for this one, but if you move fast, $16 second release tickets are still up for grabs.

Sequence.209 Advanced Tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1061693
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/2082669058633254/

sequence 209

Next Saturday also sees the welcome return of ROAM, kicking off their 2018 season with ROAM XV featuring heavy hitters Anthony Parasole, Ariel ZetinaDJ Lisa Frank and new ROAM residents Rush PlusJett Chandon at an undisclosed warehouse location. Tickets have been flying off the shelf for this one, too, but you can still grab $20 second release tix over on Resident Advisor.

ROAM XV Advanced Tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1064386
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1530634853687216/

roam xv

Don’t even ask me to make a recommendation as to which one to go to. Both offer spectacular line ups, both are legit party crews with track records of throwing quality events, sound and crowd will be on point, you really can’t go wrong. It’s a testament to the healthy scene we’ve got going on here in this city that we have two events of this caliber happening the same night. Long may it continue!

Enough about next weekend… DC’s got some great events lined up for us today through Sunday. Highlights this weekend include Uncle Benny’s After Hours Express on Friday, featuring none other than Sistrum Recordings‘ Patrice Scott and support from  Samantha FrancescaBenoit, and using the link below, you can get 20% off your advanced tickets. Make sure you grab ’em quick… the only way to guarantee entry. Info and tix using the link below.

20% off advanced tickets to Uncle Benny’s with Patrice Scott

uncle bennys afterhours express

Saturday night, we’ll be kicking off the night with another edition of the DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio. Tune in to start your night off with the right vibe! Then, out on the town, I highly recommend The NeedlExchange with Sticky Fingers Collective at Zeba Bar, followed by another edition of Late Night Mischief, Early Morning Love with local legend DJ Nav, birthday girl DJ Meegs and Team Zapata all werkin’ that amazing Grand Ancestor sound system from the best booth in town. $10 door tax until 2am, $20 after.

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/144825036210512/

late night mischief early morning love

Sunday evening, Katrina Mir and I will be opening up proceedings at Public Bar for  Sounds of the UK featuring Denney B2B Second City. We’ll be kicking off the night from 8pm, followed by a set from Oliver Caine, then Denney and Second City will close out the night. No work on Monday, so you can have a guilt free Sunday night on the dance floor! Hope to see some familiar faces on the dance floor as we kick things off for the night. It’s free before 9pm, so no excuses! After that it’s $10, then $15 later on in the night.

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/172913863328053/

sounds of the UK

One last thing before the full list of Top Picks for this week, episode #66 of the DC House Grooves Meet the Locals Podcast from a fixture on the Washington DC scene for many years, Rhythm & Culture label boss Thomas Blondet. This one’s a beautiful soulful house joint, so get ready for the feels.


You can catch Thomas Blondet next at his residency on the patio at Eighteenth Street Lounge on Saturday February 24.

Without further ado, here’s the links to this week’s DC House Grooves Top Picks, Thursday through Sunday. You know the drill by now: each link takes you to a search results page over on Facebook listing my Top Picks for each day. Then just click through and mark yourself Going to any events you’re interested in. Nice and easy.

Top Picks Thursday February 15DC House Grooves Top Pick

Top Picks Friday February 16

Top Picks Saturday February 17

Top Picks Sunday February 18

Right.. that’s it for this week. I need to get busy ripping tracks from the vinyl for Sunday’s gig. See you back here next week, same time, same place. If I don’t see you out there on the dance floor first, that is!