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

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, LENGINN(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 LondonDerek PlaslaikoSteve 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.

Advanced Tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1607190
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/130630487715938

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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/

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If you’re heading out on the town Saturday night, I highly recommend Grand Ancestor meets Moonshine Records with Radikal GuruBukkhaBlind 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.

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/291612111363957

Grand Ancestor meets Moonshine Records with Radikal Guru, Bukkha, Blind Prophet & Grand Ancestor

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 GarciaWerk 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!

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/2017428288495532/

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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.

Top Picks Thursday February 8DC House Grooves Top Pick

Top Picks Friday February 9

Top Picks Saturday February 10

Top Picks Sunday February 11

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!

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House & Electronic Music Events in Washington DC November 16 to November 19

Just gonna have to let the list speak for itself this week Make sure you take a close look… there’s some real treats lined up in DC and Baltimore this week. Speaking of Baltimore, the latest edition of the Meet the Locals Podcast features Obsidian‘s Nathan Gorey, with a quality hour of tech house grooves:

 

You can catch Nathan Gorey at the latest edition of Obsidian presents Housework at  . Factory 17 in Baltimore on Saturday. See the flyer below for the full line up.

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1573766012713028/

Obsidian presents: Housework (Throwback 3 Afterparty) at Factory 17

In fact, Baltimore’s got some amazing options this Saturday, with LoveGrove at  DiskobarMegafunk II at The Crown, and Evan Baggs and Andrew Grant at the Darkroom. To avoid any confusion, I’m not playing at Darkroom on Saturday; it’s the other guy, you know, the one who likes to call himself the OG. Anyway, I’m sure it will be an amazing night all round. Always a good time at the Darkroom.

Evan Baggs, Andrew Grant, Phork & Bo Hebert at  the Dark Room, Baltimore

Here’s my full list of Top Picks for this weekend. No gigs for me or Katrina Mir, but you can catch me playing a special guest set on the WTF?!? Radio Show with my main man DJ Kochi on Friday night.

Tune in: http://www.sugarshackrecordings.com
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1960999347482917/

WTF?! with Kochi

Other than that, not sure of plans, but hoping to swing by Flash to catch Love Notes from Brooklyn‘s Nathaniel JayTape Hiss and DJ Nav in the Green Room for the latest edition of Uptown House Experience, then head up to Ten Tigers Parlour to catch hometown heroes Beautiful Swimmers working their magic on their home turf. That’s just scratching the surface of what looks like another incredible weekend in the District. Everything you need to know is listed below, Thursday through Sunday. See you on the dance floor!

Thursday November 16

DC House Grooves Top PickPlaylist with Jubilee, Ramirez  & Alex Eljaiek at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/359138204513956/

Headroom Listening Sessions 2.02 at Flash

Headroom Listening Sessions 2.02 at Flash

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/140805446555487/

DC House Grooves Top PickHernan Cattaneo with Sarah Myers at Flash

Hernan Cattaneo with Sarah Myers at Flash

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/117855168889712/

DC House Grooves Top PickHouse Music Happy Hour with Sal Negro at Mythology Restaurant & Lounge

House Music Happy Hour with Sal Negro at Mythology Restaurant & Lounge

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

DC House Grooves Top PickEkali with josh pan & Y2K at U Street Music Hall

Ekali with josh pan & Y2K at U Street Music Hall

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/513246075734399/

Friday November 17

DC House Grooves Top PickWTF?! Radio show with Kochi & Special Guest Andy Grant on Sugar Shack Recordings

WTF?! with Kochi

Info & Tune in: https://www.facebook.com/events/1960999347482917/

DC House Grooves Top PickFocus 3 Year Anniversary: Benjamin Damage [LiVE] with Exos & Damon Bradley at Flash, with Dj Meegs, Nick Flynn & J Swink in the Green Room, and Sous La Terre in the Flash Bar

Focus 3 Year Anniversary: Benjamin Damage [LiVE] with Exos & Damon Bradley at Flash

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/2122218448005369/

DC House Grooves Top PickNightflight Factory Floor Session with Wade Hammes, Heather Femia, Omar Martinez & Zamkov at One Love Massive

Nightflight Factory Floor Session with Wade Hammes, Heather Femia, Omar Martinez & Zamkov at One Love Massive

Info & Tune in: https://www.facebook.com/onelovemassivedc/

DC House Grooves Top PickRinse Friday Sessions with Ray Uptown, Paturn, Data Drop & Deinfamous at Ten Tigers Parlour

Rinse Friday Sessions with Ray Uptown, Paturn, Data Drop & Deinfamous at Ten Tigers Parlour

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/219002338635745/

DC House Grooves Top PickBassline Business w/ Quest & Silkie at Warehouse Location

Bassline Business w/ Quest & Silkie at Warehouse Location

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1845744678786563/

DC House Grooves Top Pick Collazo & Steven Swann at Studio GaGa

Adrian Collazo & Steven Swann at Studio GaGa

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/550236588654246/

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Friday with DJ Amir, Thomas Blondet, John Jazz & Trev-ski at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday with DJ Amir, Thomas Blondet, John Jazz & Trev-ski at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

 

DC House Grooves Top PickMoCo Boogie with DJ Haz & Kenny M at Kaldi’s Social House, Silver Spring

MoCo Boogie with DJ Haz & Kenny M at Kaldi's Social House, Silver Spring

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/249479488912437/

DC House Grooves Top Pick4 Hours Of Funk with DJ Buscrates, Graham Hatke & Fleg at The Windup Space, Baltimore

4 Hours Of Funk with DJ Buscrates, Graham Hatke & Fleg at The Windup Space, Baltimore

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1931961190402464/

Saturday November 18

DC House Grooves Top PickDoc Martin with Juan Zapata at Flash, with Uptown House Experience featuring Nathaniel Jay, Tape Hiss & DJ Nav in the Green Room, and Sol Power Sound Clash with Marc Meistro & DJ Stylus in the Flash Bar

Doc Martin with Juan Zapata at Flash, with Uptown House Experience featuring Nathaniel Jay, Tape Hiss & DJ Nav in the Green Room, and Sol Power Sound Clash with Marc Meistro & DJ Stylus in the Flash Bar

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/154737948448915/

DC House Grooves Top PickBeautiful Swimmers at Ten Tigers Parlour

Beautiful Swimmers at Ten Tigers Parlour

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/134651840635909/

DC House Grooves Top PickSEQUENCE.031_Stranger, Ne/Re/A, Damon Bradley, Associate at Warehouse Location

SEQUENCE.031_Stranger, Ne/Re/A, Damon Bradley, Associate at Warehouse Location

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/136676613645547/

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Saturday with Jeff Craven, Chris Brooks, Mr Bonkerz & DJ Tnyce at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday with Jeff Craven, Chris Brooks, Mr Bonkerz & DJ Tnyce at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

DC House Grooves Top PickPleasurekraft with Blinkhorn at U Street Music Hall

Pleasurekraft with Blinkhorn at U Street Music Hall

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1541868139169118/

DC House Grooves Top PickVinyl Purist Radio Episode 016 with DJ Tim Cook 

Vinyl Purist Radio Episode 016 with DJ Tim Cook 

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1673241192698948/

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