DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC May 11 to May 14

Fun times last weekend! Huge thanks to everyone who came out to Flash on Friday to hear me open for Navbox and Sonja Moonear, and to Flash for putting their trust in me to set the vibe for the night just right. I was expecting the usual slow pick up, but to my surprise the dance floor filled up quicker than I’ve ever seen before! I’d like to take the credit, but it was really down to people being out early to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Certainly one one of my favorite sets behind the decks at Flash, and when I was done, Navbox and Sonja Moonear really took things to the next level! On Saturday night, I headed over to Be What You Feel with Fred EverythingYouandewanReggie Dokes, with support from Hot Coffee and Team Zapata, Sadly Reggie Dokes couldn’t make it due to a family emergency, but DJ Aakmael stepped in as a worthy replacement. Vibes were thick all night, and the Prescription sound system was sounding super sweet. Another great event from the Prescription and Sticky Fingers crews! Next up for the Sticky Fingers Collective is Daytime Discotèque with Frits Wentink on May 21. $15 advanced tickets still available if you move fast!

The big news announced over the past week is the tenth anniversary of the FORWARD Festival. FORWARD Everlasting takes place between May 17 and May 21, and features a full range of diverse events celebrating electronic music and culture. You can find full information aboutFORWARD Everlasting over at the FORWARD DC Website and the FORWARD DC Facebook Page, but for easy reference I have included the full list of events below. I strongly encourage all DC House Grooves readers to make an effort to attend some (or all!) FORWARD Everlasting events. Here’s to another ten years celebrating electronic music and culture here in Washington DC!

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FORWARD Everlasting Wednesday May 17:

Forward Presents: Heidi Sabertooth, Motiv-A, Swan Meat, Juana at Bump’n’Grind

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/257613594702387/

FORWARD Everlasting Thursday May 18:

Forward and L.A.G present: A Night of Techno Exploration with Shawn O’Sullivan (Live), Arthur Kimskii, Cory James, Soramimi (Live) & Rush Plus at Zeba Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/296850777410720/

FORWARD Everlasting Friday May 19:

LENG & Forward present Mr. Mitch with Malleus, College Hill, Omnibud & Twisty & Kouhai at The DC Eagle

LENG & Forward present Mr. Mitch with Malleus, College Hill, Omnibud & Twisty & Kouhai at The DC Eagle

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/775106129309716/

FORWARD Everlasting Saturday May 20:

Forward and Better Listen Records Present: BLR 004 – Everlast at Bump’n’Grind

Forward and Better Listen Records Present: BLR 004 - Everlast at Bump'n'Grind

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/279259549200077/

Forward, LENG, & Grand Ancestor present Gqom with RudeBoyz, Native Sun, Panch, Yola & Benbo at The DC Eagle

Forward, LENG, & Grand Ancestor present Gqom with RudeBoyz, Native Sun, Panch, Yola & Benbo at The DC Eagle

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/449864558689024/

Another amazing event in DC next weekend is the next one from the ROAM crew, ROAM XI: Matrixxman, DJ Lisa Frank, Chris Nitti, Sami, Rush Plus & Outputmessage at a warehouse location in DC. An official Movement pre-party, this one’s sure to be a proper techno workout.  At the time of writing, first release advanced tickets are still available for $15 from RA .

ROAM XI Advanced tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?955958

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/709891339183221/

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Another incredible line up of parties in my Top Picks Thursday through Sunday this week. I’ll be slinging wax in Petworth  with Trev-ski and Katrina Mir at Petworth Funk if you’re looking for something low key on Friday, but if you’re up for some serious warehouse action, make sure you check out Flash‘s new warehouse experience Flash Off, featuring MagdaMike Servito and Onur Özer  with local support, from Flash‘s very own NavboxJubileeOliver CaineRush Plus and Juana. Throw in an immersive four point Funktion One sound system and visuals by Oktaform, and you’ve got all the ingredients for an amazing sensory experience! Advanced tickets are now $35, more on the door.

Advanced Tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?955900

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/692180584287240/

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Saturday night sees DC House Grooves favorite Eddie C make a triumphant return to Eighteenth Street Lounge, just two weeks after his recent appearance in Baltimore. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to witness a masterful DJ working some serious magic. i can guarantee the patio at ESL will be jumping on Saturday night!

ESL Saturday with Eddie C, Farid, Stylus Chris and James Dell at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Also worth checking out on Saturday is Fathom Experiment #3: Find the 11th Dimension with Ashwin Khosa, Mayssam, Raina Sokolov-Gonzalez, Dap the Contract  and Nebo, along with a solid list of artists exhibiting their work, including DC House Grooves favorite Symmetrical. Fathom Experiment #3 is at L2 Lounge in Georgetown, and advanced tickets are available for $35 from Eventbrite.

Fathom Experiment #3: Find the 11th Dimension with Dap the Contract, Ashwin Khosa, Mayssam, Raina Sokolov-Gonzalez and Nebo at L2 Lounge

On Sunday, my recommendation for a proper dance floor work out is Sunday Love at Flash, featuring Detroit favorite Omar S with local support from Benoit, Samantha Francesca & Tommy CornelisOmar S always brings the heat when he comes to DC, and with that line up supporting him, you can’t go wrong.

Here’s this week’s full listings from Thursday through Sunday, including all my Top Picks. Hope I run into some of you out and about this weekend!

Thursday May 11

DC House Grooves Top PickPreview Rooftop Happy Hour ft. Rosenberg & Lena Kovac at Flash

Preview Rooftop Happy Hour ft. Rosenberg & Lena Kovac at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1458132997541365/

DC House Grooves Top PickDyed Soundorom with Edo in the Green Room at Flash

Dyed Soundorom with Edo in the Green Room at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/248999732232032

DC House Grooves Top PickRegrets Only Vol. 22 with Juan Zapata and Taiga at Ten Tigers Parlour

Regrets Only Vol. 22 with Juan Zapata and Taiga at Ten Tigers Parlour

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/835262269971257

DC House Grooves Top PickPlaylist with Jubilee & Ramirez & Taiga at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez & Taiga at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/156557461546075/

Nightflight with Zamkov and Alec Ross at Cafe Saint Ex

Nightflight with Zamkov and Alec Ross at Cafe Saint Ex

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1423551217718397/

Transmission 4|4 with Philip Goyette at Velvet Lounge

Transmission 4|4 with Philip Goyette at Velvet Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/509472979443711

House Music Happy Hour at Mythology Restaurant & Lounge

House Music Happy Hour at Mythology Restaurant & Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/117410712164139

Schadenfreude Neubauten at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Schadenfreude Neubauten at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1641368272559095

Bassline Business with Compa, Korin Complex & Inyoka, Omnibud, Jay Zero, Nine Eyes & MC Twisty at Flash

Bassline Business with Compa, Korin Complex & Inyoka, Omnibud, Jay Zero, Nine Eyes & MC Twisty at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/343915162671398

Shock Therapy with Kenny M at Marx Cafe

Shock Therapy with Kenny M at Marx Cafe

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/220139591805168/

Kaskade Redux at Soundcheck

Kaskade Redux at Soundcheck

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1477850858956833/

Vibe Happy Hour with DJ Ray Funk and DJ Jerry Haley at Cookers Music Bistro, Baltimore

Vibe Happy Hour with DJ Ray Funk and DJ Jerry Haley at Cookers Music Bistro, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1279345298828767

Friday May 12

DC House Grooves Top PickFlash Off: Magdam, Mike Servito, Onur Özer, Navbox, Jubilee, Oliver Caine, Rush Plus & Juana at Warehouse Location

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/692180584287240/

DC House Grooves Top PickPetworth Funk with Andy Grant, Katrina Mir & Trev-ski at The Looking Glass Lounge

Petworth Funk with Andy Grant, Katrina Mir & Trev-ski at The Looking Glass Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/456531598012605/

DC House Grooves Top PickWTF?! Radio Show with Kochi and DJ Ramirez on Sugar Shack Recordings

WTF?! with Kochi

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1461704580566556

Classical Trax x Guestlist: Team Edition with L’Enfant, Benbo, Panch & The Borrowers at Backbar

Classical Trax x Guestlist: Team Edition with L’Enfant, Benbo, Panch & The Borrowers at Backbar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1299653723450382

DC House Grooves Top PickMeso Creso presents: A Prelude to Spring Forward with Anandroid, Beatrix, V:Shal Kanwar & Raha Wala at Ten Tigers Parlour

Meso Creso presents: A Prelude to Spring Forward with Anandroid, Beatrix, V:Shal Kanwar & Raha Wala at Ten Tigers Parlour

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/897661943707483

ESL Friday with Mr Bonkerz, DJ Raw & Anoosh & Double A at Eigtheenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday with Mr Bonkerz, DJ Raw & Anoosh & Double A at Eigtheenth Street Lounge

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

Recess with DJ Foxxy at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Recess with DJ Foxxy at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/419152505120960/

Billy Kenny Open to Close at Flash

Billy Kenny Open to Close at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/314821842254359

 

Louis Futon with Armani White at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1461704580566556 Louis Futon with Armani White at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1887558751524331/

Louisahhh at Soundcheck

Louisahhh at Soundcheck

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/312269389193763

Giorgio Moroder with Enamour at 9:30 Club

Giorgio Moroder with Enamour at 9:30 Club

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1931701260177538

 

Saturday May 13

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Saturday with Eddie C, Farid, Stylus Chris and James Dell at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday with Eddie C, Farid, Stylus Chris and James Dell at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

DC House Grooves Top PickFathom Experiment #3: Find the 11th Dimension with Dap the Contract, Ashwin Khosa, Mayssam, Raina Sokolov-Gonzalez and Nebo at L2 Lounge

Fathom Experiment #3: Find the 11th Dimension with Dap the Contract, Ashwin Khosa, Mayssam, Raina Sokolov-Gonzalez and Nebo at L2 Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/160572091135607

DC House Grooves Top PickResident Nights: Throe, Meegs & Marko Peli at Flash, with Philip Goyette in the Green Room and Edo in the Flash Bar

Resident Nights: Throe, Meegs & Marko Peli at Flash, with Philip Goyette in the Green Room and Edo in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/759549190887219/

DC House Grooves Top PickDeep Tech IX: HouseThumpers, Clear Note, EZ Grüv, Kym Belle, Mr Wright, Pershan & Mark at Old Engine 12

Deep Tech IX: HouseThumpers, Clear Note, EZ Grüv, Kym Belle, Mr Wright, Pershan & Mark at Old Engine 12

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/147203759143851

DC House Grooves Top PickLive House with Dubathonic at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Live House with Dubathonic at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1300217753380196/

DC House Grooves Top PickKowli presents Evan Baggs & Youandewan at Secret Location, Baltimore

Kowli presents Evan Baggs & Youandewan at Secret Location, Baltimore

More details: deepsidebaltimore@gmail.com

DC House Grooves Top PickDirtybird BBQ 2017: DC with Claude Von Stroke, Justin Martin, Kill Frenzy, Walker & Royce at Weiss at DC Brau Brewing Company

Dirtybird BBQ 2017: DC with Claude Von Stroke, Justin Martin, Kill Frenzy, Walker & Royce at Weiss at DC Brau Brewing Company

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/879725408836309

 

Sunday May 14

DC House Grooves Top PickSunday Love: Omar S, Benoit, Samantha Francesca & Tommy Cornelis at Flash

Sunday Love: Omar S, Benoit, Samantha Francesca & Tommy Cornelis at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/623173454548149

DC House Grooves Top PickChasing Sundays with Sandra Collins and Heather Femia at Public Bar

Chasing Sundays with Sandra Collins and Heather Femia at Public Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1879255245642748

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Harry Hotter & Good Buddies with Philco, Jandro & Yomimbi at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Harry Hotter & Good Buddies with Philco, Jandro & Yomimbi at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1173970486058911/

 

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DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC May 4 to May 7

OK, people. Big weekend coming up! This Friday and Saturday I’ll be out celebrating my birthday, and I couldn’t have picked a better weekend for it. On Friday night, I’ll be opening up the main room at Flash for Navbox and Sonja Moonear, and I heartily encourage you to join us. Sonja’s set at Resolute in Detroit last year really inspired me, and I can’t wait to hear what she’s got in store for us this Friday. I’m looking forward to setting the vibe just right; all I need is a few early dance floor soldiers to help me get things going. To make it easy for you, Flash are offering free entry before midnight with RSVP. Just head over to the Flash Life group and click the link, fill out the form, then arrive at Flash before midnight on Friday. I recommend getting there even earlier to catch me getting weird warming up the Funktion Ones. Friday night at Flash also features local favorites Jackson Ryland and Jus Nowhere housing it up open to close in the Green Room, while down in the bar, Select DC features Soren RoiDylan Cameron and Video Blue. Serious quality across all three floors. Make sure you RSVP over at Flash Life for free entry before midnight!

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/622322141296803

Sonja Moonear with Navbox and Andy Grant at Flash with Jackson Ryland and Jus Nowhere in the Green Room and Select DC featuring Soren Roi, Dylan Cameron & Video Blue in the Flash Bar

On Saturday night, my birthday celebrations continue at Be What You Feel with YouandewanFred Everything, Reggie Dokes, Team Zapata & Hot Coffee, and word has it a few more scene regulars will also be celebrating their birthdays. A dark warehouse, the Prescription sound system, and not one, not two, but three headliners with support from scene stalwarts  Team Zapata and Hot Coffee, this one is not to be missed! DC House Grooves is running a free ticket giveaway, so for a chance to win a pair of FREE tickets, just fill out this form for a chance to win. Please make sure you enter your real name and a valid email address. We’ll need your email to let you know you’ve won, and you’ll need to show your ID to claim your prize. We’ll pick the lucky winner at 5pm on the day of the event.

I want to win a pair of tickets to Be What You Feel with Youandewan, Fred Everything & Reggie Dokes

Advanced tickets are highly recommended. As of writing, first release tickets are still available for $20. Tickets on the door will be $30.

Advanced tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?956382

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/662388430625635/

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I plan on winding down my birthday celebrations on Sunday back at Flash for Sunday Love: with Alex & Digby, Navbox, Mazi R & Throe. I couldn’t think of a better place to spend a sunny Sunday afternoon than on the rooftop. Looking at the weather, we might need a light jacket, but I get the feeling there’s going to be some serious heat on that rooftop!

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1105687186244800/

Sunday Love: Alex & Digby (Hello?Repeat), Navbox & Throe at Flash

Before I get into this week’s full listings, news about a few upcoming parties right here in the District. Next weekend, on Friday May 12, Flash debut’s their new warehouse experience Flash Off, featuring MagdaMike Servito and Onur Özer. That much you already know. Well this week Flash announced the local support, and it’s a smoking hot list of local techno talent featuring Flash‘s very own NavboxJubileeOliver CaineRush Plus and Juana. Throw in an immersive four point Funktion One sound system and visuals by Oktaform, and you’ve got all the ingredients for an amazing sensory experience! First release advanced tickets are still available for $25. Move fast before the price goes up! Sadly, I won’t be able to make it next weekend, but would love it if someone could review it for DC House Grooves. If you’re interested, please let me know!

Advanced Tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?955900

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/692180584287240/

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Also coming up in a couple of weeks on Sunday May 21 is the next edition of everyone’s favorite Sunday afternoon jam Daytime Discotèque featuring none other than the godfather of wonky house himself, Fritz Wentink, with Jus NowhereZamkov and Hot Coffee on supporting duties. Early birds for this one sold out in under four hours, and I’ve got a feeling this one will sell out in record time, so if you know what’s good for you, grab your $15 advanced tickets before the price goes up.

Advanced tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?963531

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/364169987317713

Daytime Discothèque featuring Frits Wentink, Jus Nowhere, Zamkov & Hot Coffee

One last thing before we get back into the rest of the good stuff for this weekend: it’s Meet the Locals Podcast time! Episode 49 of the Meet the Locals Podcast is a quality mix of deep groovers from a regular on the underground party circuit here in Washington DC, Sticky Fingers Collective’s Samantha Francesca. In her own words: “This mix features some of my favorite tracks, new and old, from artists including Alex Seidel, DJ Rasoul, Folamour, Nacey, Archie Hamilton, Liam Geddes, Jus Nowhere and more”. You can catch Samantha Francesca next at Sunday Love with Omar S at Flash on May 14, then at Good Buddies featuring the Sticky Fingers Collective at Halcyon NYC on May 30.

 

So, what about this weekend? Worthy of a big mention on Saturday is The Funk Parade 2017, which takes over the U Street corridor Saturday afternoon with live bands and DJs across a whole bunch of stages. I’m the first to admit that I don’t know enough about the Funk Parade or the many acts performing to do it justice, so I encourage you to take a look at the full line up below, and head over to the Funk Parade Facebook Page to learn more.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1839320213022954/

As I mentioned last week, this weekend brings the first Soundwaves Boat Party of the season, with Jubilee & Taiga at the controls as you cruise down the Potomac with a likeminded crowd of heads. If you’re thinking of going, grab your tickets ASAP. Some $25 second release tickets still remain, but these will be gone soon, and it will be a sell out long before the boat sets sail on Sunday afternoon.

Advanced tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?963449

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/645215019003864/

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Here are the full listings for this weekend, including my top picks for the best underground house and electronic music Thursday through Sunday, plus everything else on my radar. Come back next week for your weekly guide to what’s good on the dance floors of Washington DC and beyond.

Thursday April 5

DC House Grooves Top PickRegrets Only with TNX at Ten Tigers Parlour

Regrets Only with TNX at Ten Tigers Parlour

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/295647507539042

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

Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/630868050440120/

DC House Grooves Top PickNightFlight with Heather Femia & Meegs at Gate 54 at Cafe Saint Ex

NightFlight with Heather Femia & Meegs at Gate 54 at Cafe Saint Ex

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1921804971384013

DC House Grooves Top PickPreview Rooftop Happy Hour featuring Alex Eljaiek at Flash

Preview Rooftop Happy Hour featuring Alex Eljaiek at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/232288880588957

DC House Grooves Top Pick3D Presents: Friction & Metric at Flash

3D Presents: Friction & Metric at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1359540077440421

DC House Grooves Top PickSleaze with Michael Magnan, Keenan & Lemz at Wonderland

Sleaze with Michael Magnan, Keenan & Lemz at Wonderland Ballrooom

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/693919680808499/

Rave of Thrones with Kristian Nairn and The Golden Pony at A.i.

Rave of Thrones with Kristian Nairn and The Golden Pony at A.i.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/763899980433454/

A Cuurious Night with DJ Cuurious at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

A Cuurious Night with DJ Cuurious at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/201434690336639

Paul Oakenfold at Soundcheck

Paul Oakenfold at Soundcheck

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1520049581338378

Friday May 5

DC House Grooves Top PickSonja Moonear with Navbox and Andy Grant at Flash with Jackson Ryland and Jus Nowhere in the Green Room and Select DC featuring Soren Roi, Dylan Cameron & Video Blue in the Flash Bar

Sonja Moonear with Navbox and Andy Grant at Flash with Jackson Ryland and Jus Nowhere in the Green Room and Select DC featuring Soren Roi, Dylan Cameron & Video Blue in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/622322141296803/

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Friday with Jesse Saunders, Meistro, Chris Brooks & DJ Dust Cover at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday with Jesse Saunders, Meistro, Chris Brooks & DJ Dust Cover at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

 

DC House Grooves Top PickHideout: Martín Miguel & Hot Coffee (all night) at Ten Tigers Parlour

Hideout: Martín Miguel & Hot Coffee (all night) at Ten Tigers Parlour

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1909228109357415

DC House Grooves Top PickEli & Fur with Shawn Q, Blinkhorn at U Street Music Hall

Eli & Fur with Shawn Q, Blinkhorn at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/432090187131954

DC House Grooves Top PickOtter Crossing: Adrian Collazo & DJ Say What? with StrikeStone! at The Green Lantern

Otter Crossing: Adrian Collazo & DJ Say What? with StrikeStone! at The Green Lantern

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/208522389650663/

DC House Grooves Top PickSao Funky Friday Edition Funk Parade Pre Party Fort Knox Five & Qdup at Tropicalia

Sao Funky Friday Edition Funk Parade Pre Party Fort Knox Five & Qdup at Tropicalia

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/429539347406490/

Cinco de Rooftop with Caseo Nofm at Flash

Cinco de Rooftop with Caseo Nofm at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1492499007427668/

In The Deep 002 with Blinkhorn & Once at Rock and Roll Hotel

In The Deep 002 with Blinkhorn & Once at Rock and Roll Hotel

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1896918513856963/

Cinco de Mania featuring Pat Premier & Dave Russell at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Cinco de Mania featuring Pat Premier & Dave Russell at Jimmy Valentine's Lonely Hearts Club

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1898819103732540

 

Vibrance – Dva Prijatelja at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Vibrance - Dva Prijatelja at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/167704220393121/

La Riots at Soundcheck

la riots at soundcheck

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/784815908345688

Elevation The House Music Series with DJ Biskit at The Cellar at Maiden Choice, Baltimore

Elevation The House Music Series with DJ Biskit at The Cellar at Maiden Choice, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1266725216698771

Saturday May 6

DC House Grooves Top PickFunk Parade 2017

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1839320213022954/

DC House Grooves Top PickBe What You Feel with Youandewan, Fred Everything, Reggie Dokes, Team Zapata & Hot Coffee at Warehouse Location

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/662388430625635/

DC House Grooves Top PickFunky For U: Volume 3 with Keenan Orr, Trevski, Meistro, Ozker, Martín Miguel, Kenny M, DJ Nitekrawler, Steven Swann & DJ Inkognito, Avervge DJ & Adrian Collazo at Velvet Lounge

Funky For U: Volume 3 with Keenan Orr, Trevski, Meistro, Ozker, Martín Miguel, Kenny M, DJ Nitekrawler, Steven Swann & DJ Inkognito, Avervge DJ & Adrian Collazo at Velvet Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1516959961656031

DC House Grooves Top PickHeavy Rotation Funk Parade Edition with DJ Flag, Graham Hatke, Martin Miguel & Kenny M at Black Car Backstage

Heavy Rotation Funk Parade Edition with DJ Flag, Graham Hatke, Martin Miguel & Kenny M at Black Car Backstage

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1318369711611141/

DC House Grooves Top PickGeorge FitzGerald with Philip Goyette & Alex Eljaiek at Flash, with USB featuring Nick Flynn and DJ Swink in the Flash Bar

George FitzGerald with Philip Goyette & Alex Eljaiek at Flash, with USB featuring Nick Flynn and DJ Swink in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/387382551649116

 

DC House Grooves Top PickOur DC featuring Dave Nada, Ayes Cold, Jahsonic & Native Sun at U Street Music Hall * All Door Proceeds Donated to the ACLU *

Our DC featuring Dave Nada, Ayes Cold, Jahsonic & Native Sun at U Street Music Hall * All Door Proceeds Donated to the ACLU *

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1407665699289947/

DC House Grooves Top PickNightFlight Presents: Red Eye with Heather Femia, Zamkov, Wade Hammes & Oamr at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

 NightFlight Presents: Red Eye with Heather Femia, Zamkov, Wade Hammes & Oamr at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/271199313304760

DC House Grooves Top PickStrictly for the Dance Floor with DJ Ernest Fountain at Zeba Bar

Strictly for the Dance Floor with DJ Ernest Fountain at Zeba Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1934247306812036/

ESL Saturday with Dj Day, Qdup, Mr Bonkerz and Deeznotes at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday with Dj Day, Qdup, Mr Bonkerz and Deeznotes at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

Timeout with Danjamamatai, Jeremy & Joe DJ’in at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Timeout with Danjamamatai, Jeremy & Joe DJ'in at Dr Clock's Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1907816132833243/

Party on the Potomac 16: Riza & Pat Premier

Party on the Potomac 16: Riza & Pat Premier

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/191135301391189

Night Swim Radio presents: Lean Quatifah, Rewak, Rasiir at Backbar

Night Swim Radio presents: Lean Quatifah, Rewak, Rasiir at Backbar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1238125496304657/

Funk Parade Showcase with Fort Knox Five B2B Qdup, Empresarios & Black Masala at U Street Music Hall

Funk Parade Showcase with Fort Knox Five B2B Qdup, Empresarios & Black Masala at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1846465222286110/

Sün Down Day Party with Aire Atlantica at Flash

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1930634720549742

Butch Queen with Kris Sutton & Dean Sullivan at DC9 Nightclub

Butch Queen with Kris Sutton & Dean Sullivan at DC9 Nightclub

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1300900433326277

Sunday May 7

DC House Grooves Top PickSunday Love: Alex & Digby (Hello?Repeat), Navbox & Throe at Flash

Sunday Love: Alex & Digby (Hello?Repeat), Navbox & Throe at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1105687186244800/

DC House Grooves Top PickArt Lure Presents An Art, Music, and Brunch Affair with Kevin Yost with Jaimé Amaya, Jandro, Persian, Pepe Rivera, Sarah Myers, Steve Kirn & Timothy Glusko at Old Engine 12

Art Lure Presents An Art, Music, and Brunch Affair with Kevin Yost with Jaimé Amaya, Jandro, Persian, Pepe Rivera, Sarah Myers, Steve Kirn & Timothy Glusko at Old Engine 12

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/163001900884752/

DC House Grooves Top PickSoundwaves Boat Party Opening with Jubilee & Taiga

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/645215019003864/

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Sunday with Dave Nada, Thomas Blondet, Sam “The Man” Burns, Smudge & Hold Tight with Hugo Zapata, Martín Miguel & Heights at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday with La Dicha with Dave Nada, Sam “The Man” Burns, Smudge & Hold Tight with Hugo Zapata, Martín Miguel & Heights at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1512968768744690

 

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DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC April 13 to April 16

I didn’t make it out last weekend other than a fun cruise down the Potomac for the Sam Burns Boat Party, but I’ve gotta say I had some serious feelings of missing out when I saw the pictures from Sunday Love with Bedouin at Flash. Looked like an amazing vibe! Congratulations to Flash for curating another quality party series. Looking forward to what you’ve got in store for us this summer! The big news this weekend is Friday’s annual Code 13 party celebrating Denis Bejan‘s birthday, and this year’s event looks like the best one yet! French minimal masters Zendid in a secret warehouse location, with support from an all star local lineup featuring Navbox, DJ Lisa Frank, Chris Nitti and Taiga with Prescription‘s Martin Audio sound system, stunning visuals and art installations, dancing until sunrise and perhaps beyond, this one promises to be really special. Advanced tickets are strongly recommended; use the link below to get the exclusive DC House Grooves discount. Still some $15 first release tickets available if you move fast!

Give me a 10% discount off tickets to CODE 13!

CODE 13 with Zendid, Navbox, DJ Lisa Frank, Chris Nitti & Taiga at Warehouse Location

While I’m on the subject of discounts, don’t forget DC House Grooves still has a 15% discount available for Midnight Project with Joe Claussell on April 22 in Baltimore.  You can even pick up a combined ticket including admission to Kowli‘s event with Eddie C the same night. Just click the link below for the discount:

I want a 15% discount off Joe Claussell and Eddie C!

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In last week’s post I gave a rundown of some upcoming warehouse parties you need to know about, but one was announced just after I published: On Saturday May 6, Prescription and Sticky Fingers Collective join forces for Be What You Feel with YouandewanFred Everything & Reggie Dokes, with support from residents Team Zapata and HOT COFFEE. Not one, not two but three headliners at a secret warehouse location in DC with incredible sound provided by Prescription‘s impressive Martin Audio sound system. Early bird tickets are still available for $15 if you move fast, but these won’t last long. Tickets will be $30 on the door, so do the right thing and buy yours now. If you fancy your chances, it’s FREE TICKET GIVEAWAY TIMEDC House Grooves has a pair of tickets to Be What You Feel to give away to one lucky winner. Just click through and fill out the form below for a chance to win. You’ve got to be in it to win it! Please make sure you enter your real name and a valid email address. We’ll need your email to let you know you’ve one, and you’ll need to show your ID to claim your prize. We’ll pick the lucky winner at 5pm on the day of the event.

I want to win a pair of tickets to Be What You Feel with Youandewan, Fred Everything & Reggie Dokes

Advanced tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?956382

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/662388430625635/

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I’ve been slacking off a bit lately re: bring you mixes to listen to, but I’m going to make up for that this week with something really special: the latest Hooked Podcast from Sarah Myers, featuring Sarah MyersHalloran and DC House Grooves‘ very own Katrina Mir, recorded live in the Green Room at Flash on April 1. I was there that night, and let me tell you something: the Flash rooftop was seriously jumping! Fortunately it was all recorded, and you can catch the best of it right here. Enjoy! Follow Sarah Myers on SoundCloud for more quality podcasts.

 

Right, let’s get down to business re: this weekend. Looks like another crazy weekend on the dance floor, with such an incredible line up of events, you’re going to need to make someDC House Grooves Top Picktough decisions! You’ll find all the highlights marked below with the DC House Grooves Top Pick logo. Whenever you see that logo, that’s your sign of an event worth your time. You can catch me and Katrina Mir at Flash on Friday night. We’ll be holding down the bar with another edition of Body Werk, featuring the two of us plus Throe, while in the main room it’s FOCUS with Shifted supported by Damon Bradley and Daasnomem and in the Green Room, Stranger than Paradise is back with Amir Javasoul and Navbox. Three quality dance floors, all under one roof. Advanced tickets are just $12, more on the door. Of course, if you just want to hang out at Body Werk, as always, there’s no cover for the Flash Bar.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/379405722446154/

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Plenty more to choose from this weekend in the District. Here’s my full listings of all the best underground house, techno and other electronic music events in and around DC this weekend, Thursday through Sunday. Don’t forget to come back for next week’s edition of the DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up. Your one stop shop for what’s good on the dance floors of the nation’s capital. See you on the dance floor!

Thursday April 13

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

Playlist with Jubilee, Ramirez & Navbox at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/731886683651773/

DC House Grooves Top PickRegrets Only Vol. 18 with Taiga & Throe at Ten Tigers Parlour

Regrets Only Vol. 18 with Taiga & Throe at Ten Tigers Parlour

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1846463908935214/

DC House Grooves Top PickPreview Rooftop Happy Hour with Paul Geddes at Flash

Preview Rooftop Happy Hour with Paul Geddes at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/176332982886517/

DC House Grooves Top PickNightFlight with Zamkov & Oamr at Cafe Saint Ex

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1193976920700044/

DC House Grooves Top PickSEQUENCE.ExH-1 with Ben Jenkins, Associate aka Boss Ross, Juana & LeDroit – Live Stream on L.E.N.G. TV

SEQUENCE.ExH-1 with Ben Jenkins, Associate aka Boss Ross, Juana & LeDroit - Live Stream on L.E.N.G. TV

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1669989046629106/

Firebeatz at Soundcheck

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/158955097953047/

Friday April 14

DC House Grooves Top PickFocus: Shifted with Damon Bradley & Daasnomem at Flash, with Stranger than Paradise featuring Amir Javasoul & Navbox in the Green Room and Body Werk featuring Andy Grant, Throe & Katrina Mir in the Flash Bar

Focus: Shifted with Damon Bradley & Daasnomem at Flash, with Amir Javasoul & Navbox in the Green Room and Body Werk with Andy Grant, Throe & Katrina Mir in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/379405722446154/

DC House Grooves Top PickCODE 13 with Zendid, Navbox, DJ Lisa Frank, Chris Nitti & Taiga at Warehouse Location

CODE 13 with Zendid, Navbox, DJ Lisa Frank, Chris Nitti & Taiga at Warehouse Location

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1310047452408166/

DC House Grooves Top PickLocal House Showcase: Sam Burns, DJ Nav, Sol Power All-Stars, Ozker at U Street Music Hall

Local House Showcase: Sam Burns, DJ Nav, Sol Power All-Stars, Ozker at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/132027473992241/

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Friday with The Metaphysical, DJ Raw & Anoosh, Qdup & Honest Lee at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday with The Metaphysical, DJ Raw & Anoosh, Qdup & Honest Lee at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

DC House Grooves Top PickWTF?! with Kochi on Sugar Shack Recordings

WTF?! with Kochi

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1315096005242282/

DC House Grooves Top PickPetworth Funk with Trev-ski, Fulano & Adrian Collazo at Looking Glass Lounge

Petworth Funk with Trev-ski, Fulano & Adrian Collazo at Looking Glass Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/443343466008613/

DC House Grooves Top PickTech Support: Abseilers with Steve Kirn, Juana & Tsurugi at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Tech Support: Abseilers with Steve Kirn, Juana & Tsurugi at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1644718858877506/

DC House Grooves Top PickClassical Trax x Guestlist: quest?onmarc, Panch, The Borrowers at Backbar

Classical Trax x Guestlist: quest?onmarc, Panch, The Borrowers at Backbar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/763925557109108/

Brain Freeze with DJ Sharon White at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

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Klute & Teddy Killerz with Locks of Intellect, Slee-P, O-No & Rawphiki at Warehouse Location

Klute & Teddy Killerz with Locks of Intellect, Slee-P, O-No & Rawphiki at Warehouse Location

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/948226745311858/

ResistDANCE: RISE with Bobby T and Jason Horswill at The DC EagleResistDANCE: RISE with Bobby T and Jason Horswill at The DC Eagle

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1777269032601386/

Throttle & Loud Luxury at Soundcheck

Throttle & Loud Luxury at Soundcheck

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1174583862662643/

Saturday April 15

DC House Grooves Top PickResident Nights: Oliver Caine, Feroun &Chris Nitti at Flash, with Tim Cook, RNS & JP Jedd in the Green Room and Juice featuring Jacq Jill & Samantha Francesca in the Flash Bar

Resident Nights: Oliver Caine, Feroun &Chris Nitti at Flash, with Tim Cook, RNS & JP Jedd in the Green Room and Juice featuring Jacq Jill & Samantha Francesca in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1108303895981456/

DC House Grooves Top PickSEQUENCE.415_Patrick Russell (The Bunker), Aphreaq, Ben Jenkins, Associate aka Boss Ross & Ledroit at Secret Location

SEQUENCE.415_Patrick Russell (The Bunker), Aphreaq, Ben Jenkins, Associate aka Boss Ross & Ledroit at Secret Location

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/184972868663363/

DC House Grooves Top PickSoul Love with The Elders & Vanniety Kills at Ten Tigers Parlour

Soul Love with The Elders & Vanniety Kills at Ten Tigers Parlour

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/348669262196865/

DC House Grooves Top PickMi Casa, Tu Casa with Charles Martin, Joe L, DJ Nav & Jandro at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Mi Casa, Tu Casa with Charles Martin, Joe L, DJ Nav & Jandro at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1374163529273638/

DC House Grooves Top PickGKYK with Keenan Orr and The Metaphysical at Rock’n’Roll Hotel

GKYK with Keenan Orr and The Metaphysical at Rock’n’Roll Hotel

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/498988737158191/

DC House Grooves Top PickGroove Alliance with InnoVadar, Tim Humphrey, Matt Dillon & Rick Next Door at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Groove Alliance with InnoVadar, Tim Humphrey, Matt Dillon & Rick Next Door at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1534843026545704/

DC House Grooves Top PickCyril Hahn with Philip Goyette, Enamour at U Street Music Hall

Cyril Hahn with Philip Goyette, Enamour at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1633464063628229/

ESL Saturday with Empresarios Sound System featuring John Bowen & Frankie 40, Chris Brooks, Mr Bonkerz & Conscious Contact at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday with Empresarios Sound System featuring John Bowen & Frankie 40, Chris Brooks, Mr Bonkerz & Conscious Contact at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

Fun & Bass Presents – Next Chapter with Bill & Ed, Childsplay, Died Digital, Frankie Bass, Phaydn, Rabat, Connv3nt, Nutta & Innovadar at Zeba bar

Fun & Bass Presents - Next Chapter with Bill & Ed, Childsplay, Died Digital, Frankie Bass, Phaydn, Rabat, Connv3nt, Nutta & Innovadar at Zeba bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/284309665343846/

Day Party with Deep Chills at Flash

Day Party with Deep Chills at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/140357503163749/

Spiritual Journey with DJ Oji at St. Mary’s Restaurant & Lounge, Baltimore

Spiritual Journey with DJ Oji at St. Mary’s Restaurant & Lounge, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/791308274354931/

Sunday April 16

DC House Grooves Top PickChasing Sundays with Rosenberg and Darius Twin at Public Bar

Chasing Sundays with Rosenberg and Darius Twin at Public Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/258228687919882/

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns Juan Zapata, Mr Bonkerz, Conscious Contact & Smudge at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns Juan Zapata, Mr Bonkerz, Conscious Contact & Smudge at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

Beats n Eggs with John Johnson at Mayuree Thai Tavern, Baltimore

Beats n Eggs with John Johnson at Mayuree Thai Tavern, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1792178487770419/

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DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend 2016

Thanksgiving is here again. As a Brit, I don’t really get this curious American tradition, but I’ll take the vacation day and be thankful for all the good things in my life. As usual, there’s not much officially happening on Thanksgiving itself (just Carlo Lio at Public Bar), but we’ve got some tasty looking events on Wednesday night to help you dance away those pre-Thanksgiving blues and get yourself in a suitable state to face a day with family on Thursday. Before getting into all that, though, I want to say thanks to the team at Vinyl Purist Radio for hosting me on their show last Saturday alongside Ken Lazee. I had a blast! If you didn’t catch the show, you can check it out here:

Vinyl Purist Radio Episode 006 with Ken Lazee & Andy Grant

Two hours of quality house vibes served up fresh from the vinyl. Music aside, it’s worth it just to catch my bizarre hand gestures and facial contortions. My set featured tracks from Jonno & Tommo, Chaos in the CBD, Lnrdcroy, Zarate_Fix & DJ Sotofett, Baaz, Departure Lounge, Ittetsu, Garrett David, Tiger Stripes, Savile, The Mighty Dub Katz, and at the 1 hour 49 minute mark, you can catch the track Detour off the latest EP from local DC duo Rush Plus. Support your locals and grab your own copy on their Bandcamp Page. Also, I recommend you subscribe to Vinyl Purist Radio‘s YouTube channel. They’ve been putting together some quality shows lately, and they’re just getting started!

Before I get into things for this weekend, quick heads up re: New Years Eve. Yeah, that’s right! Even though the new year is just under six weeks away, the big underground events are going public, and you’re best grabbing your advanced tickets now before the prices go up. ROAM just announced their New Year’s Eve event a couple of days ago, and early birds are already gone! Taking place in a brand new warehouse space, ROAM NYE features all the ROAM residents DJ Lisa FrankChris Nitti and Sami%SuYung along with Dawit EklundRush Plus and Jett Chandon. A dream all local lineup to kick off 2017. $15 1st release tickets are still available… that’s a great deal for New Year’s Eve, so don’t sleep!

Advanced tickets for ROAM NYE: bit.ly/ROAMNYE

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/570213589838085/

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Also announced is Flash‘s epic annual New Year’s Eve Extravaganza, promising 32 hours of dancing from 8pm on December 31 to 4am on Monday January 2. They haven’t even announced the line up yet, but first and second release tickets are already gone. You can, however, still get $40 3rd release tickets, which include a wristband guaranteeing entry to all 32 hours of party, a complimentary champagne toast to see in the New Year, and memories enough to last a lifetime (and likely a few blisters too!). If you plan on heading to Flash over the New Year weekend, don’t sleep… grab your tickets now before the price goes up to $50, or worse, they sell out!

Advanced tix to Flash NYE: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1385155 

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/354599751560232/

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Enough about New Year’s Eve… what’s on deck for this weekend? On Thanksgiving Eve, I recommend you head to Jimmy Valentine’s for the traditional Prescription Thanskgiving with local favorites markintheDarkHOT COFFEE and Team Zapata. It’s sure to be a quality family affair, and with that line up, you know you’re in good hands when it comes to the music.

 Prescription Thanksgiving with markintheDark, HOT COFFEE and Team Zapata at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

If you want to stay more in the U Street area, then I recommend you head to Flash for Navbox & Friends Thanksgiving Special featuring Navbox, Jubilee, Mazi R and more in the rooftop bar, now known as The Green Room, I hear. That’s a solid all local line up right there!

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On Thanksgiving, the only game in town is Carlo Lio with local support from Mina and Oliver Caine, so if you need an escape from turkey day blues, head over to Public Bar and get ready to sweat!

Friday, Flash has everything you need for a great night out, kicking off with a happy hour session at Fuckin’ Friday with David Waxman on the roof, followed by Benoit & Sergio, La Fleur & Solomon Sanchez in the main room, Jackson Ryland from Rush Plus & Dansman on the roof, and Eric Pecoraro & Philip Goyette in the bar.  A great option for techno from a lineup of local heads on Friday is Silicon Based Lifeform: Turkey Techno with Boss Ross, Doktor D & Symmetrical at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar. Finally, for pure house music from a true legend, head up to The Crown in Baltimore for Night Gruuvs with Gene Hunt, Dion Hunter, John Johnson and Ron TinsleyGene always deliver the goods… if you want to hear a true master at work, get yourself to The Crown. Trust me on this! Best of all, there’s no cover. That’s right! Gene Hunt for free at The Crown on Friday.

Saturday night, and you guessed it, Flash is where it’s at, as Stranger Than Paradise presents the second edition of Apert:re, a series dedicated to showcasing those artists on the bleeding edge of minimal dance music. Saturday night features Israel’s Maayan Nidam, Evan Baggs & Nicolas Lutz, with local support from Jubilee and Baltimore’s Cornel Novac. Down in the bar, it’s another edition of Baltotroit with JandroBoss RossSteve Kirn and Itzjack keeping the beats flowing open to close. For more organic house and disco sounds, head to Eighteenth Street Lounge for MeistroJahsonicMr Bonkerz  and Conscious Contact, or for eclectic beats in an intimate setting, check out Left of Center with Trev-ski, Trevor Richards, Neil K and Tiffany S at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar. Bass heads look no further than the November edition of Subdistrick! at Backbar, featuring Psykofly, Seven, Jeph See & Lyceum. Quality options all round.

No surprises on Sunday, where my regular pick ESL Sunday at Eighteenth Street Lounge has another amazing lineup to close out the holiday weekend, with Sam “The Man” Burns holding things down with his weekly residency in the Gold Room, Hold Tight with Martín Miguel, HOT COFFEE & Heights in the patio, and my main man  Smudge working his magic in the main room. Something for everyone!

Here’s my full list of picks for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, and don’t forget to check the full listings with event links and flyers after the picks. Happy Thanksgiving, have an amazing holiday weekend, and I’ll see you back here next week for your weekly guide to all the best underground house and electronic music events in and around Washington DC Thursday through Sunday.

Thanksgiving Eve Picks

Prescription Thanksgiving with markintheDark, HOT COFFEE and Team Zapata at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Gina Turner with Mina at Flash, with Navbox & Friends Thanksgiving Special featuring Navbox, Jubilee & Mazi R on the Rooftop, and Kellam Matthews and Philip Goyette in the Bar

Thanksgiving Picks

Carlo Lio with Mina & Oliver Caine at Public Bar

Friday Picks

Fuckin’ Friday with David Waxman at Flash

Benoit & Sergio, La Fleur & Solomon Sanchez at Flash, with Jackson Ryland & Dansman on the roof, and Eric Pecoraro & Philip Goyette in the Flash Bar

WTF?! Radio Show with Kochi, Symmetrical and CMAVS on Sugar Shack Recordings

Night Gruuvs with Gene Hunt, Dion Hunter, John Johnson and Ron Tinsley at The Crown, Baltimore

Silicon Based Lifeform: Turkey Techno with Boss Ross, Doktor D & Symmetrical at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Saturday Picks

Apert:re with Maayan Nidam, Evan Baggs, Nicolas Lutz, Jubilee and Cornel Novac at Flash with Baltotroit featuring Jandro, Boss Ross, Steve Kirn & Itzjack in the Bar

Sonny Fodera with Walker & Royce, Chris Kennedy at U Street Music Hall

ESL Saturday with Meistro, Jahsonic, Mr Bonkerz and Conscious Contact at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Left of Center with Trev-ski, Trevor Richards, Neil K and Tiffany S at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Subdistrick! with Psykofly, Seven, Jeph See & Lyceum at Backbar

Sunday Picks

ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Smudge and Hold Tight with Martín Miguel, HOT COFFEE & Heights at Eighteenth Street Lounge

That’s it for my picks for Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Here’s the full listings of all the best underground house and electronic music events in and around Washington DC from Wednesday through Sunday. See you on the dance floor!

Thanksgiving Eve Nov 23

Prescription Thanksgiving with markintheDark, HOT COFFEE and Team Zapata at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

 Prescription Thanksgiving with markintheDark, HOT COFFEE and Team Zapata at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/341247382917182/

Gina Turner with Mina at Flash, with Navbox & Friends Thanksgiving Special featuring Navbox, Jubilee & Mazi R on the Rooftop, and Kellam Matthews and Philip Goyette in the Bar

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Gina Turner with Mina at Flash, with Navbox & Friends Thanksgiving Special featuring Navbox, Jubilee & Mazi R on the Rooftop, and Kellam Matthews and Philip Goyette in the Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1223477401027768/

Turkey Transit with Naughty Bits vs Data Drop, T&A, Psykofly vs Childsplay & John Holmes at The Auld Shebeen, Fairfax

Turkey Transit with Naughty Bits vs Data Drop, T&A, Psykofly vs Childsplay & John Holmes at The Auld Shebeen, Fairfax

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/551197815086660/

Thanksgiving, Thursday November 24

Carlo Lio with Mina & Oliver Caine at Public Bar

Carlo Lio with Mina & Oliver Caine at Public BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1768116516794970/

Friday November 25

WTF?! with Kochi, Symmetrical and CMAVS on Sugar Shack Recordings

WTF?! with Kochi, Symmetrical and CMAVS on Sugar Shack Recordings

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/109274656225868/

Fuckin’ Friday with David Waxman at Flash

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/172492186548277/

Benoit & Sergio, La Fleur & Solomon Sanchez at Flash, with Jackson Ryland & Dansman on the roof, and Eric Pecoraro & Philip Goyette in the Flash Bar

Benoit & Sergio

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1927158257511649/

 

Silicon Based Lifeform: Turkey Techno with Boss Ross, Doktor D & Symmetrical at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Silicon Based Lifeform: Turkey Techno with Boss Ross, Doktor D & Symmetrical at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/200291797085482/

ESL Friday with The Metaphysical, DJ Raw & Anoosh, Double A at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday with The Metaphysical, DJ Raw & Anoosh, Double A at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

3D Productions presents Drumstix 8 at U Street Music Hall

3D Productions presents Drumstix 8 at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/208616646234568/

Joseph Capriati at Soundcheck

Joseph Capriati at Soundcheck

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1402834139745792/

Get Innocuous: LCD Soundsystem VS Justice with Zachese and Lady D at Rock & Roll Hotel

Get Innocuous: LCD Soundsystem VS Justice with Zachese and Lady D at Rock & Roll Hotel

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1639755249655183/

Night Gruuvs with Gene Hunt, Dion Hunter, John Johnson and Ron Tinsley at The Crown, Baltimore

Night Gruuvs with Gene Hunt, Dion Hunter, John Johnson and Ron Tinsley at The Crown, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1486592771354876/

Club 347 The Closing Party with DJ Biskit at Club 347, Baltimore

Club 347 The Closing Party with DJ Biskit at Club 347, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/208509679594630/

Saturday November 26

Apert:re with Maayan Nidam, Evan Baggs, Nicolas Lutz, Jubilee and Cornel Novac at Flash with Baltotroit featuring Jandro, Boss Ross, Steve Kirn & Itzjack in the Bar

Apert:re with Maayan Nidam, Evan Baggs, Nicolas Lutz, Jubilee and Cornel Novac at Flash with Baltotroit featuring Jandro, Boss Ross, Steve Kirn & Itzjack in the Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/346176332382230/

Sonny Fodera with Walker & Royce, Chris Kennedy at U Street Music Hall

Sonny Fodera with Walker & Royce, Chris Kennedy at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/244321705967002/

ESL Saturday with Meistro, Jahsonic, Mr Bonkerz and Conscious Contact at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday with Meistro, Jahsonic, Mr Bonkerz and Conscious Contact at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

Left of Center with Trev-ski, Trevor Richards, Neil K and Tiffany S at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Left of Center with Trev-ski, Trevor Richards, Neil K and Tiffany S at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1417852244911356/

Subdistrick! with Psykofly, Seven, Jeph See & Lyceum at Backbar

Subdistrick! with Psykofly, Seven, Jeph See & Lyceum at Backbar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1775923122660821/

Mischief presents: Cross-Pollination Funksgiving Edition with Paul Geddes, Raptorstein & DJ Total at Zeba Bar

Mischief presents: Cross-Pollination Funksgiving Edition with Paul Geddes, Raptorstein & DJ Total at Zeba Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1792540641028479/

Sunday November 27

ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Smudge and Hold Tight with Martín Miguel, HOT COFFEE & Heights at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Smudge and Hold Tight with Martín Miguel, Hot Coffee & Heights at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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