OK, back in the saddle after last week’s run in with the flu. That shit was no joke; took me out of action completely for a whole week, and I’m still not quite 100%. In last week’s abbreviated post, I neglected to mention a seriously cool party from the previous weekend, LENG & INN(er)NET‘s shindig with DJ Lag on January 26. Great vibe, great crowd, plenty of raw energy in that room, with the Grand Ancestor system being worked to the max. Kudos to everyone involved for a great party. The LENG crew are at it again this weekend with some off the grid house party vibes featuring Dis Fig, all the way from from Berlin. RSVP here for location & info.
Katrina Mir and I will be holding down the bar at Flash on Friday night as party of an epic lineup including Paranoid London, Derek Plaslaiko, Steve Kirn, Detroit’s Alton Miller & Benoit. That’s one serious Friday night line up! Hope you can join us in the bar for at least some of the evening 🙂 Advanced tickets highly recommended.
Saturday night, we’ll be making up for our cancelled DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio with a make up show. Tune in from 10pm ET on the Underground Quality website, or catch the video feed on the Underground Quality Radio facebook page.
Info & Tune in: https://www.facebook.com/events/145902402769949/
If you’re heading out on the town Saturday night, I highly recommend Grand Ancestor meets Moonshine Records with Radikal Guru, Bukkha, Blind Prophet & Grand Ancestor. Hear the Grand Ancestor Sound System as it’s meant to be heard, awesome warehouse location, proper vibes all round. $10 door pressure all night, so the price is right. Experience a taste of proper sound system culture right here the nation’s capital.
Before I get to this week’s Top Picks, here’s a new DC House Grooves Meet the Locals Podcast from Werk Ethic resident Nick Garcia. Werk Ethic is a new party celebrating the very best in 90s house and techno, and Nick’s mix offers a blissful journey through big, classic house tunes from the 90s, including tracks from the likes of Masters at Work, Frankie Knuckles, Eddie Amador & more.
After kicking off Werk Ethic with an inaugural event at Ten Tigers Parlour last year, the next edition is at U Street Music Hall on February 23, with Nick Garcia & Ken Lazee at the controls, throwing down classics released before December 31, 1999. Promises to be an amazing night a U Hall!
Here’s the link’s to this week’s DC House Grooves Top Picks, Thursday through Sunday. Click through to see the full list of picks for each day.
I’ll be back next week, so I’ll see you back here, same time, same place. Hope you can make it out to Flash on Friday. Make sure you stop by the booth in the bar and say hi!