DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House & Electronic Music Events in Washington DC October 12 to October 15

Super fun times at Church of Secrets with Alton Miller last Friday! Playing in a former church was definitely a first for me, and I had a blast getting things warmed up on the dance floor. Despite some minor imperial entanglements, a good time was had by all, with the enthusiastic crowd grooving well into Saturday. I hear there may be another opportunity to worship in the Church of Secrets in the not too distant future. I’ll bring you the details as soon as I know more.

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Uncle Benny, Casey & Uncle Ebi at Church of Secrets
Photo credit: Casey

In case you didn’t make it, here’s the recording of my opening set. Two hours of quality grooves to get the night started off right. Click through to SoundCloud for the track list.

 

OK, before getting into this week’s events, news of a couple of upcoming events you need to know about. On Saturday October 21, I’ll be joining Charles Martin and Alex Eljaiek for a locals take over of the Club Level at Flash for another edition of Resident Nights, while the always reliable Taiga and Throe join forces for the latest installment of Arts & Sciences. As I’m always saying, locals do it better, and I can’t thank Flash enough for supporting local talent, allowing us to take the reins for the night. Can’t wait to give that amazing Funktion One sound system a proper workout alongside two of DC’s finest. Hope to see you on the floor!

Advanced tickets: http://ticketf.ly/2xWcz7M
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/304193423321483/

Desert Hearts presents: City Hearts Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds, Marbs & Porkchop at Flash, with Sarah Myers & Philip Goyette in the Green Room & Team Zapata in the Flash Bar

The following Saturday, October 28, there’s a whole host of Halloween themed parties to choose from, but the pick of the bunch for quality tunes and the best costumes in town is Jimmy Valentine’s Annual Halloween Bash, with a smoking hot line up including  Kochi, our very own Katrina MirLyssaDJ RamirezTim Jackson and Jandro. If you’ve not done Jimmy‘s for Halloween before, you need to know that costumes are required, and let me tell you, people make a real effort each year! General admission tickets are $15, or for just $70 you can get top shelf open bar all night long! It doesn’t get much better than that. This party sells out every year, often well in advance, so if you’re planning on going, don’t waste any time. Grab your tickets now!

Advanced tickets to Jimmy Valentine’s Annual Halloween Bash
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/121577798530892/

Jimmy Valentine's Annual Halloween Bash

OK, back to more pressing matters. What’s on deck to get your feet tappin’ this weekend? As usual, an amazing line up of Top Picks, which you’ll find listed below. Of special interest this weekend, my old friend Marc Cotterell, head honcho of the amazing house and garage label Plastik People Records flies into town this weekend for a couple of gigs and a radio show. I first got to know Marc when we were both residents of the soulful house radio station Planetsoul Network in the early 2000s, back when I was based in Edinburgh, Scotland, and Marc was based in southwest England. Indeed, the flyer below from October 13 2005 is perhaps the last time Marc and I shared the same billing, just after I moved from Scotland to Washington, DC, and on Friday night, October 13, we’ll be at it again, exactly 12 years to the day from our last radio show. It must be a sign!

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Marc will be joining me and Katrina Mir Friday night for Body Werk in the Flash Bar, as part of Focus  with with Tobias.Ryan ElliotMoscoman TNX‘s Bil Todd. Another amazing line up at Flash for what’s sure to be an amazing Friday night, and remember, there’s no cover to join us in the Flash Bar.

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1571814496214213

Focus: with Tobias. & Ryan Elliott at Flash, with Moscoman & Bil Todd in the Green Room and Body Werk featuring Marc Cotterell, Andy Grant & Katrina Mir in the Flash Bar

Then on Saturday night, Marc joins me Katrina Mir and Ramirez as our first special guest on the DC House Grooves Show on Jus-Ed‘s Underground Quality Radio. The show kicks off at 10pm ET, and whether you’re going out or staying in, we’ve got the perfect sound track for your Saturday night.

Tune In Audio: http://bit.ly/UQRadio
Tune In Video: http://bit.ly/UQ-Live
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/183401065540321

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Sunday night, Marc wraps up his DC weekender joining Benoit on the patio at Eighteenth Street Lounge for Sundays Rooftop, as part of an amazing lineup for ESL on Sunday, which also includes the man, the legend Sam “The Man” Burns with special guest  Vanniety Kills, with Smudge rounding out the line up in the main room.

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1993723077509347/

ESL Sunday with Sam Burns, Vanniety Kills, Smudge & Sundays Rooftop featuring Marc Cotterell & Benoit at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Other highlights for this weekend include my weekly pick Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge on Thursday, Nocturnal Emissions with Tummettott, Hakob, markintheDark & Jubilee at a secret warehouse location on Friday, then on Saturday,  Prescription & Kowli celebrate Ebi‘s birthday with an amazing line up including Detroit legend Rick Wade and local support from BaronhawkFeroun and Jus Nowhere.

Info & tix: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1019373

Kowli & Prescription present: Rick Wade with Baronhawk, Feroun & Jus Nowhere at Warehouse Location

Also on Saturday night, Martín Miguel‘s excellent record label Better Listen Records  celebrates one year of operation and their latest release Feels Trip to the District by thatmanmonkz on the patio at Eighteenth Street Lounge, with Martín and   thatmanmonkz providing the sound track. Highly recommended!

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1964666887125618

ESL Saturday with John Jazz, Mr Bonkerz, Adrian Collazo & Better Listen Records Feels Trip To The District Release Party featuring thatmanmonkz & Martín Miguel at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Another big highlight for Saturday is the final edition of Pacific Fur Company‘s Natural Resources before Eli heads west at Studio Ga Ga. Joining PFC for this final bash is an illustrious list of local talent, including Philip GoyetteThroeDJ Eli CashJames CCMike Harvey. I’m sure there’ll be tears of joy and sadness on the dance floor as Natural Resources bids a fond farewell to the District.

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/121293081851235/

Natural Resources Bye Bye Edition with Throe, Philip Goyette, DJ Eli Cash, James CC, Mike Harvey & Pacific Fur Company at Studio Ga Ga

One more event I want to highlight before getting into my full list of Top Picks for the weekend. On Sunday, local legend Saeed Younan kicks off a new series of events on the rooftop at Public BarSintimate Rooftop Sessions, showcasing Younan Music talent. Sunday’s line up features PirupaSaeed Younan, with support from Mina Darius Twin. With a great crowd and quality music, the rooftop at Public is always a blast, and I’m looking forward to seeing what Saeed has lined up for the future. Door tax is $15, with $10 early birds available.

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1981253115455021/

sintimate rooftop sessions pirupa

Congratulations if you’ve made it this far! Here are all my Top Picks of the best underground house and electronic music events in and around DC Thursday through Sunday.  Having a few issues with formatting the Top Pick logo since a recent WordPress update, but rest assured, everything in the list below is a DC House Grooves Top Pick! Hope to see you out and about!

DC House Grooves Top Pick

Thursday October 12

Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/179218195987783/

Preview Rooftop Happy Hour with Jon Deke at Flash

Preview Rooftop Happy Hour with Jon Deke at Flash

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1903218439999139/

Big Ugly Truck Presents: Boogie Night with Martín Miguel, Kenny M & Trev-ski at 14th & U

Big Ugly Truck Presents: Boogie Night with Martín Miguel, Kenny M & Trev-ski at 14th & U

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/2035376310015511/

House Music Happy Hour with Sparse Cholesky at Mythology Restaurant & Lounge

House Music Happy Hour with Sparse Cholesky at Mythology Restaurant & Lounge

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

Friday October 13

Focus: with Tobias. & Ryan Elliott at Flash, with Moscoman & Bil Todd in the Green Room and Body Werk featuring Marc Cotterell, Andy Grant & Katrina Mir in the Flash Bar

Focus: with Tobias. & Ryan Elliott at Flash, with Moscoman & Bil Todd in the Green Room and Body Werk featuring Marc Cotterell, Andy Grant & Katrina Mir in the Flash Bar

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1571814496214213

Nocturnal Emissions with Tummettott, Hakob, markintheDark & Jubilee at Warehouse Location

Nocturnal Emissions with Tummettott, Hakob, markintheDark & Jubilee at Warehouse Location

Advanced tix: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1018697
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/118423895512112

Private Joy with Trev-ski & Fulano at Studio Ga Ga

Private Joy with Trev-ski & Fulano at Studio Ga Ga

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/350801928706256/

ESL Friday with Meistro, Jerome Baker, Philip Goyette & Conscious Contact at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday with Meistro, Jerome Baker, Philip Goyette & Conscious Contact at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

LENG Resident Night 001 with Jett Chandon, Duolo, Lush, Kouhai & Benbo at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

LENG Resident Night 001 with Jett Chandon, Duolo, Lush, Kouhai & Benbo at Jimmy Valentine's Lonely Hearts Club

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/164334370810974/

Rinse Saturday Sessions with Ka Lu, Eddie Trax, Hoju Pockets & Bass Windu at Ten Tigers Parlour

Rinse Saturday Sessions with Ka Lu, Eddie Trax, Hoju Pockets & Bass Windu at Ten Tigers ParlourRinse Saturday Sessions with Ka Lu, Eddie Trax, Hoju Pockets & Bass Windu at Ten Tigers Parlour

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1567005996721139

Saturday October 14

DC House Grooves Show #11 with Andy Grant, Ramirez, Katrina Mir & Special Guest Marc Cotterell on Underground Quality Radio

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Tune In Audio: http://bit.ly/UQRadio
Tune In Video: http://bit.ly/UQ-Live
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/183401065540321

Kowli & Prescription present: Rick Wade with Baronhawk, Feroun & Jus Nowhere at Warehouse Location

Kowli & Prescription present: Rick Wade with Baronhawk, Feroun & Jus Nowhere at Warehouse Location

Info & tix: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1019373

ESL Saturday with John Jazz, Mr Bonkerz, Adrian Collazo & Better Listen Records Feels Trip To The District Release Party featuring thatmanmonkz & Martín Miguel at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday with John Jazz, Mr Bonkerz, Adrian Collazo & Better Listen Records Feels Trip To The District Release Party featuring thatmanmonkz & Martín Miguel at Eighteenth Street Lounge

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1964666887125618

Natural Resources Bye Bye Edition with Throe, Philip Goyette, DJ Eli Cash, James CC, Mike Harvey & Pacific Fur Company at Studio Ga Ga

Natural Resources Bye Bye Edition with Throe, Philip Goyette, DJ Eli Cash, James CC, Mike Harvey & Pacific Fur Company at Studio Ga Ga

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/121293081851235/

Desert Hearts presents: City Hearts Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds, Marbs & Porkchop at Flash, with Sarah Myers & Philip Goyette in the Green Room & Team Zapata in the Flash Bar

Desert Hearts presents: City Hearts Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds, Marbs & Porkchop at Flash, with Sarah Myers & Philip Goyette in the Green Room & Team Zapata in the Flash Bar

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/126280341332918

Reflections with Alex Eljaiek, Tony Smooth and Jandro at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Reflections with Alex Eljaiek, Tony Smooth and Jandro at Jimmy Valentine's Lonely Hearts Club

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/302384146902587/

The Underground Sunrise D.C with Thommy Davis & DJ Kmixx at Zeba Bar

The Underground Sunrise D.C with Thommy Davis & DJ Kmixx at Zeba Bar

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1488153171253563/

LENG presents Slick Shoota with Fury, Lush, Panch & The Kufi Smacker at Location TBA

LENG presents Slick Shoota with Fury, Lush, Panch & The Kufi Smacker at Location TBA

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/680424812167234/

Vague Output Presents Schwefelgelb & Jake Reif at Factory 17, Baltimore

Vague Output Presents Schwefelgelb & Jake Reif at Factory 17, Baltimore

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1102189429915688

Sunday October 15

Younan Music presents Sintimate Rooftop Sessions featuring Pirupa with Saeed Younan, Mina & Darius Twin at Public Bar

sintimate rooftop sessions pirupa

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1981253115455021/

ESL Sunday with Sam Burns, Vanniety Kills, Smudge & Sundays Rooftop featuring Marc Cotterell & Benoit at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday with Sam Burns, Vanniety Kills, Smudge & Sundays Rooftop featuring Marc Cotterell & Benoit at Eighteenth Street Lounge

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1993723077509347/

 

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House & Electronic Music Events in Washington DC October 5 to October 8

Wow! That was my reaction last Thursday night seeing the crowd on the patio at Eighteenth Street Lounge for Playlist. What an amazing vibe! Huge thanks to everyone who came out to groove with us on the patio, to the team at ESL for helping everything run smoothly, and, of course, to my brothers Jubilee Ramirez for inviting me to throw down with them. It was awesome running into a few DC House Grooves readers in the crowd, too! Great to meet you all, and hope to see you again soon. I don’t think I’m exaggerating saying Playlist is currently the best weekly event in DC featuring local talent. Congratulations to the Slope Traxx boys for what they’ve built over the last couple of years. Here’s to many more amazing nights on the patio!  They will, of course, be at it again Thursday night, and for this week’s edition Flash‘s  Navbox joins Jubilee Ramirez for another excursion through all things deep. Not to be missed!

Andy Grant at Playlist

Andy Grant at Playlist
Photo credit: Ramirez

Ramirez at Playlist

Ramirez at Playlist
Photo credit: Andy Grant

Saturday night we were at it again on another edition of the DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio. Fun times in the Rave Basement with two of the best DJs I know, Ramirez and Katrina Mir. See below for the video recording of last week’s show, and we’ll be back at it again on October 14 with Plastik People‘s Marc Cotterell joining us as our special guest. Check out next week’s post for details.

 

OK OK OK what’s up with this weekend? You’re spoiled for choice on Thursday, with Playlist at Eighteenth Street Lounge, while across town at Flash the Preview crew are going late night with an all start local line up including  ChristauffDreadbang Jon_MFDMeegsRich ThomasRosenbergThursday People, and it’s all for a very worthy cause as all proceeds from the event will be donated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Looks like another great night on the rooftop at Flash!

Preview Late Night: Jon_MFD's Birthday Party & LLS Fundraiser with Christauff, Dreadbang, Jon_Mfd, Meegs, Rich Thomas, Rosenberg & Thursday People at Flash

Also on Thursday, U Street Music Hall kicks off their new series of events at Ten Tigers Parlour with the mighty Ben UFO headlining with local support from the 1432R crew. Advanced tickets are just $15, which is a bargain for such high caliber talent. U Street Music Hall has already announced Denis Ferrer at Ten Tigers Parlour on December 1, and I can’t wait to see who else they’ve got lined up for this exciting event series.

Friday night is all about Church of Secrets with Detroit legend Alton Miller supported by Andy Grant (that’s me if you didn’t realize), Benoit HOT COFFEE at a super secret location. Hours of worship are Midnight until the early hours of Saturday, and I can guarantee we’ll be raising our hands to the heavens and singing Hallelujah many times before the night is out. Early bird tickets are just $10, so grab yours now before the price goes up! Gonna be a really special night at the Church of Secrets.

Advanced tickets to Church of Secrets

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Saturday night brings another edition of ROAM vs TNX, with a stellar line up featuring  Dekmantel‘s Palms Trax & Honey Sound System with local support from  ROAM  and TNX residents SamiLisa FrankTommy CornelisBil ToddBaronhawk, making the magic happen through Team Zapata‘s most excellent  Martin Audio sound system in another amazing warehouse location.

ROAM vs TNX advanced tix: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1009613
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/137890800153241/

For a taste of what to expect, check out Palms Trax‘s recently announced release on Giles Smith and James Priestley‘s Secretsundaze imprint, which premiered on Mixmag‘s SoundCloud page just yesterday:

 

ROAM x TNX present: Palms Trax + Honey Soundsystem

If you’re up for something a bit more intimate without a cover charge on Saturday, then head over to Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club for Alive & Well with Sarah MyersPhilip GoyetteC Felinski & Philco. A fantastic local lineup at everyone’s favorite dive bar with a Martin Audio sound system. If this crew doesn’t get you grooving, I don’t know what will.

Alive & Well with Sarah Myers, Philip Goyette, C Felinski, & Philco at Jimmy Valentine's Lonely Hearts Club

For Sunday afternoon grooves, look no further than the Sunday Love closing party at  Flash with Bedouin, Edo, Marko Peli, Meegs, Narko & Navbox. Sad to see Sunday Love wrap its first season, especially as I didn’t get a chance to play there this year, but already looking forward to next season. Make sure you head to Flash on Sunday afternoon to catch the season closer. Advanced tickets are all sold out, but there should be some available on the door as capacity allows.

Sunday Love Closing: Bedouin at Flash

Also happening early evening on Sunday is the inaugural Headroom Sunday Party at Ten Tigers Parlour, featuring a line up of talented artists who have showcased their sounds at Chadwicks‘s monthly Headroom event at Flash. The event kicks off at 5pm with a line up  including Analog Tara, Darius Twin, District & Circle, DJ Winterman, JP Jed, Nebo, Sid Waters & Symmetrical. There’s no cover, but donations at the door are strongly encouraged. Starving artists gotta eat! Please make the effort to come out and support DC’s thriving community of electronic music artists.  These cats are gonna go far!

Headroom Sunday Party with Analog Tara, Darius Twin, District & Circle, DJ Winterman, JP Jed, Nebo, Sid Waters & Symmetrical at Ten Tigers Parlour

Sunday night wraps up with perhaps the highlight of the weekend, with Deep SecretsThe Stars in association with Lil Soso Productions presents Let Me Show You Love, a fundraiser for the Hurricane Maria relief effort featuring New York disco legend Danny Krivit, with local support from Adrian Loving and TNX‘s Tommy Cornelis. A long list of local crews are partnering to bring you this event: DC House Grooves, Good Buddies, Prescription, Nomads Only, Chosen, Mont.age, Loop, Sticky Fingers Collective, Deep Sugar Kowli. With such an amazing list of party crews involved, you know this one’s going to be really special! Early bird tickets are still available for $10, so move fast before the price goes up. I couldn’t think of a better way to close out the weekend while raising funds for a great cause. Proceeds will be donated to Unicef‘s hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico, with 90% of every dollar raised going directly to children.

UPDATE : Let me Show You Love has been cancelled

Deep Secrets & The Stars present Let Me Show U Love with Danny Krivit, Adrian Loving & Tommy Cornelis at U Street Music Hall

Enough chat for this week. I’m exhausted writing about it, and now I gotta go out and do it! When I look out at the dance floor from the booth at Church of Secrets on Friday, I hope to see your smiling faces present and correct on the dance floor. Make sure you come and say hi!  Here’s my full list of picks for the weekend, along with flyers and info links. Come back next week for the lowdown on all the good shit going down in DC. See you on the dance floor!

Thursday October 5

Preview Late Night: Jon_MFD’s Birthday Party & LLS Fundraiser with Christauff, Dreadbang, Jon_Mfd, Meegs, Rich Thomas, Rosenberg & Thursday People at Flash

Preview Late Night: Jon_MFD's Birthday Party & LLS Fundraiser with Christauff, Dreadbang, Jon_Mfd, Meegs, Rich Thomas, Rosenberg & Thursday People at Flash

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/237256526799847/

Playlist with Jubilee, Ramirez & Navbox at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Playlist with Jubilee, Ramirez & Navbox at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Playlist with Jubilee, Ramirez & Navbox at Eighteenth Street Lounge

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/205505219988834

U Street Music Hall presents Ben UFO with 1432R DJs at Ten Tigers Parlour

U Street Music Hall presents Ben UFO with 1432R DJs at Ten Tigers Parlour

Advanced tickets from Ticketfly
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/198315574040795

Late Night Mischief with Juan Zapata and Samantha Francesca at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Late Night Mischief with Juan Zapata and Samantha Francesca at Jimmy Valentine's Lonely Hearts Club

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1243013925804230/

Friday October 6

Church of Secrets with Alton Miller, Andy Grant, HOT COFFEE & Benoit at Secret Location

church of secrets

Info & Tix: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1020513

Focus: FJAAK, Julia Govor & Rush Plus at Flash, with MoDERN CLASS featuring Trev-ski, Graham Hatke & Fulano in the Green Room & Natural Resources with Pacific Fur Company in the Flash Bar

Focus: FJAAK, Julia Govor & Rush Plus at Flash, with MoDERN CLASS featuring Trev-ski, Graham Hatke & Fulano in the Green Room & Natural Resources with Pacific Fur Company in the Flash Bar

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1299003796875595/

Classical Trax Drum House: Akito + Vjuan Allure at Ten Tigers Parlour

Classical Trax Drum House: Akito + Vjuan Allure at Ten Tigers Parlour

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1647374705333438/

Transplants with Mark in the Dark, Steve Kirn, Boss Ross & Doctor D at Studio Ga Ga

Transplants with Mark in the Dark, Steve Kirn, Boss Ross & Doctor D at Studio Ga Ga

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/535084886825334

ESL Friday with All Good Funk Alliance, Chris Brooks, DJ Raw & Anoosh & Conscious Contact at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday with All Good Funk Alliance, Chris Brooks, DJ Raw & Anoosh & Conscious Contact at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

Wax Nostalgic with DJ LoveGrove at Diskobar, Baltimore

Wax Nostalgic with DJ LoveGrove at Diskobar, Baltimore

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/125353334781495/

Saturday October 7

ROAM x TNX present: Palms Trax + Honey Soundsystem with Sami, DJ Lisa Frank, Bil Todd, Tommy Cornelis & Baronhawk at Warehouse Location

ROAM x TNX present: Palms Trax + Honey Soundsystem with Sami, DJ Lisa Frank, Bil Todd, Tommy Cornelis & Baronhawk at Warehouse Location

Advanced tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1009613
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/137890800153241

Vince Watson at Flash, with Urulu & Jus Nowhere in the Green Room & Samantha Francesca in the Flash Bar

Vince Watson at Flash, with Urulu & Jus Nowhere in the Green Room & Samantha Francesca in the Flash Bar

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/344354639358643/

Pop Life – A Night of Classics with Ernest Fountain & Naeem Johnson at Ten Tigers Parlour

Pop Life - A Night of Classics with Ernest Fountain & Naeem Johnson at Ten Tigers Parlour

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/2098276266865145/

The OMG Experience with Dem Omgboys & DJ Darrel Lewis at Zeba Bar

The OMG Experience with Dem Omgboys & DJ Darrel Lewis at Zeba Bar

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/115767162426840

Alive & Well with Sarah Myers, Philip Goyette, C Felinski, & Philco at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Alive & Well with Sarah Myers, Philip Goyette, C Felinski, & Philco at Jimmy Valentine's Lonely Hearts Club

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1944848482208201/

ESL Saturday with Thomas Blondet, DJ Oso Fresh, Mr Bonkerz & Graham Hatke at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday with Thomas Blondet, DJ Oso Fresh, Mr Bonkerz & Graham Hatke at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

Vinyl Purist Radio Episode 015 – Locks of Intellect on Vinyl Purist Radio

Vinyl Purist Radio Episode 015 - Locks of Intellect on Vinyl Purist Radio

Tune in: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELiH2WEHN1k
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1987893898153853/

Get Lifted with Tyler Schmith at Diskobar, Baltimore

Get Lifted with Tyler Schmith at Diskobar, Baltimore

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/271183350044866/

Sunday October 8

***Canceled*** Deep Secrets & The Stars present Let Me Show U Love with Danny Krivit, Adrian Loving & Tommy Cornelis at U Street Music Hall ***Cancelled***

Deep Secrets & The Stars present Let Me Show U Love with Danny Krivit, Adrian Loving & Tommy Cornelis at U Street Music Hall

RSVP: ***Cancelled***

Headroom Sunday Party with Analog Tara, Darius Twin, District & Circle, DJ Winterman, JP Jed, Nebo, Sid Waters & Symmetrical at Ten Tigers Parlour

Headroom Sunday Party with Analog Tara, Darius Twin, District & Circle, DJ Winterman, JP Jed, Nebo, Sid Waters & Symmetrical at Ten Tigers Parlour

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/313392449070549

Sunday Love Closing: Bedouin with Edo, Marko Peli, Meegs, Narko & Navbox at Flash

Sunday Love Closing: Bedouin at Flash

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/276619429491847

ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Kevin Hedge, Farid, Chris Styles, The Metaphysical & Keenan Orr at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday with Sam "The Man" Burns, Kevin Hedge, Farid, Chris Styles, The Metaphysical & Keenan Orr at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

 

DC House Grooves Top Picks September 21 to September 24

Super fun musical shennanigans last Saturday as the DC House Grooves crew broadcast our first live stream to YouTube on the new Underground Quality Live channel. The first of many shows to come from our crew and other quality underground DJs the world over. Head over and subscribe so you don’t miss a beat, and check out the archive of Satutrday night’s show while you’re there. Three hours of quality underground grooves from Andy Grant, Ramirez and Katrina Mir. Our next show is on September 30 at 10pm ET. Hope you can tune in!

DC House Grooves Show episode #09: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfr_TfTVw-I
Episode #10 info: https://www.facebook.com/events/325205207942435/

DC House Grooves Show

With that shameless self-promotion out of the way, what’s on deck for this weekend? As usual, DC doesn’t disappoint, with four days of incredible events to keep you grooving Thursday through Sunday. Gonna kick things off with Sunday afternoon, when the good people at Deep Secrets and Loop bring the legendary Joaquin ‘Joe’ Claussell to DC for a four hour boat cruise down the Potomac. Only 130  tickets available, and rumor has it there are only 15 tickets left, so if you haven’t grabbed yours already, now’s the time! DC House Grooves has a special 15% discount off advanced tickets… make sure you’re one of the lucky 15! If you caught Joe‘s six hour set in Baltimore earlier this year, you know what’s up, and you’ve probably already got your tickets. If you didn’t, then now’s the chance to make up for it!

15% off advanced tickets to Destination with Joaquin ‘Joe’ Claussell
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1745554972131111/

Destination Boat Party with Joaquin 'Joe' Claussell

If you can’t make it to Joe‘s epic set on the Soundwaves boat, then head to Eighteenth Street Lounge on Sunday night, where Joe will be wrapping up Sunday night at Sundays Rooftop on the patio with DC House Grooves Show and Playlist resident Ramirez, while Sam “The Man” Burns and Smudge take care of business on the other floors. The perfect way to end an epic weekend.

ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Smudge, Joe Claussell & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge

That’s how to wrap up the weekend, but there’s plenty more leading up to it. I’ve listed all my  Top Picks below, Thursday through Sunday; if it’s in the list, it’s worth your time! Major highlights include the latest edition of ROAM in a new warehouse space in northeast DC. ROAM XIII features another amazing line up headlined by Dekmantel’s Call Super with local support from DC heroes Beautiful Swimmers, ROAM residents SamiDJ Lisa Frank going back to back & the debut of Control Freq (1432R’s Zemsuyung & Club Cuttlefish’s Sleepy G). If you’ve heard Control Freq‘s recent contribution to the Extended Family podcast, you’ll be eagerly anticipating this debut. I mean, Randomer mixed into Mariah Carey and making that shit work!

 

Advanced tickets are highly recommended, and at $20 are a bargain for the  ROAM experience. You’ll save yourself some money, too; price will be higher on the door.

Advanced tickets to ROAM XIII: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1003611
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/110900406256608/

ROAM XIII with Call Super, Beautiful Swimmers, Sam B2B DJ Lisa Frank & Control Freq (Zemsuyung & Sleepy G) at Warehouse Location

If you’re ROAMing on Saturday, make sure you leave something in the tank for Saturday, with amazing events such as Mark Farina Sam Burns at U Street Music Hall and another edition of The NeedlExchange Residents Night at Zeba Bar. Pick of the bunch for me, though, is Nomads Only with Andrey Pushkarev, Jubilee, Tom & Taiga, bringing the vibe on the epic Grand Ancestor sound system at a warehouse location in northeast DC. Get in there early and dance through sunrise on Sunday. Early bird tickets are only $15, and there are some still available at time of writing. Grab yours now before the price goes up!

Advanced tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1012020
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/254514211737339

Nomads Only with Andrey Pushkarev, Jubilee, Tom & Taiga at Warehouse Location

Wish I had time to give all the good stuff the write ups they deserve, but time is short, and I’ve got other shit to do. Here’s the full list of DC House Grooves Top Picks, Thursday through Sunday. Make sure you RSVP, and please share this post so you’re friends know what’s up. See you on the dance floor!

Thursday Sept 21

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

Playlist with Jubilee, Ramirez & David Rosenberg at Eighteenth Street Lounge

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/246382015887095

DC House Grooves Top PickHeadroom Listening Sessions at Flash

Headroom Listening Sessions at Flash

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/842148905948300

DC House Grooves Top PickPreview with Charles Martin & Art Lure at Flash

Preview with Charles Martin & Art Lure at Flash

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1305626279545681/

DC House Grooves Top PickLen Faki with Rush Plus at Flash, with Feel the Love Live in the Flash Bar

Len Faki with Rush Plus at Flash, with Feel the Love Live in the Flash Bar

Len Faki with Rush Plus at Flash, with Feel the Love Live in the Flash Bar

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/797440813748886/

DC House Grooves Top PickSinjin Hawke & Zora Jones w/ Vjuan Allure, GRRL, Rewak at u Street Music hall

Sinjin Hawke & Zora Jones w/ Vjuan Allure, GRRL, Rewak at u Street Music hall

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/273886039762519/

DC House Grooves Top PickLeft To Right featuring Taiga & Throe with Philco at The Velvet Lounge

Left To Right featuring Taiga & Throe with Philco at The Velvet Lounge

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/114079515956491

DC House Grooves Top PickAdrian Collazo, Mike Harvey, and Kenny M. at Studio Ga Ga

Adrian Collazo, Mike Harvey, and Kenny M. at Studio Ga Ga

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/234594753731646/

DC House Grooves Top PickHouse Music Happy Hour with Henry Da Man at Mythology Restaurant & Lounge

House Music Happy Hour with Henry Da Man at Mythology Restaurant & Lounge

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

Friday Sept 22

DC House Grooves Top PickROAM XIII with Call Super, Beautiful Swimmers, Sam B2B DJ Lisa Frank & Control Freq (Zemsuyung & Sleepy G) at Warehouse Location

ROAM XIII with Call Super, Beautiful Swimmers, Sam B2B DJ Lisa Frank & Control Freq (Zemsuyung & Sleepy G) at Warehouse Location

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/110900406256608/

DC House Grooves Top PickDubfire (Open to Close) at Flash with Felipe Valenzuela & Throe in the Green Room and Charles Martin & Jandro in the Flash Bar

Dubfire (Open to Close) at Flash with Felipe Valenzuela & Throe in the Green Room and Charles Martin & Jandro in the Flash Bar

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1431542903607930/

DC House Grooves Top PickJ.Phlip with special guest Sacha Robotti at U Street Music Hall

J.Phlip with special guest Sacha Robotti at U Street Music Hall

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/275210629627049

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Friday with Mr Bonkerz, Stylus Chris, DJ Raw & Anoosh & Trev-ski at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday with Mr Bonkerz, Stylus Chris, DJ Raw & Anoosh & Trev-ski at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

Saturday Sept 23

DC House Grooves Top PickNomads Only with Andrey Pushkarev, Jubilee, Tom & Taiga at Warehouse Location

Nomads Only with Andrey Pushkarev, Jubilee, Tom & Taiga at Warehouse Location

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/254514211737339

DC House Grooves Top PickThe NeedlExchange Residents Night with Bil Todd, Tommy Cornelis, Baronhawk & DJ Lisa Frank at Zeba Bar

The NeedlExchange Residents Night with Bil Todd, Tommy Cornelis, Baronhawk & DJ Lisa Frank at Zeba Bar

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1480596635352249

DC House Grooves Top PickMark Farina with Sam Burns at U Street Music Hall

Mark Farina with Sam Burns at U Street Music Hall

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/358943501191201/

DC House Grooves Top PickThe Sam Burns Boat Party & friends featuring Brian Coxx on the Boomerang Pirate Ship

The Sam Burns Boat Party & friends featuring Brian Coxx on the Boomerang Pirate Ship

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/499256797093202/

DC House Grooves Top PickThe Sam Burns Boat Ride After Party feat. Brian Coxx, Tony Smooth & DJ HouseHead at DC9 Nightclub

The Sam Burns Boat Ride After Party feat. Brian Coxx, Tony Smooth & DJ HouseHead at DC9 Nightclub

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/504106143275893/

DC House Grooves Top PickSunDown: Waze & Odyssey with Rawle Night Long at Flash

SunDown: Waze & Odyssey with Rawle Night Long at Flash

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/456231848084921/

DC House Grooves Top PickMarcus Worgull, Tim Engelhardt & Solomon Sanchez at Flash, with Mina & Alex Elljaiek in the Green Room and Heather Femia & DJ Meegs in the Flash Bar

Marcus Worgull, Tim Engelhardt & Solomon Sanchez at Flash, with Mina & Alex Elljaiek in the Green Room and Heather Femia & DJ Meegs in the Flash Bar

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/110190553028869/

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Saturday with Tony Touch, Double A, Mr Bonkerz & Conscious Contact at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday with Tony Touch, Double A, Mr Bonkerz & Conscious Contact at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

DC House Grooves Top PickRinse Saturday Sessions: Jaybee, Dave Owen, Calculon, Arch Delux & Deinfamous at Ten Tigers Parlour

Rinse Saturday Sessions: Jaybee, Dave Owen, Calculon, Arch Delux & Deinfamous at Ten Tigers Parlour

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/521376471528602

DC House Grooves Top PickObsidian presents: Housework with The Elders, FAQ, DJ Lovegrove & Guillermo Giraldo at Factory 17

Obsidian presents: Housework with The Elders, FAQ, DJ Lovegrove & Guillermo Giraldo at Factory 17

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1671215472923616

DC House Grooves Top PickBushwick A/V Showcase with Pjay, Gio Gulez & Myroslaw Bytz at The Dark Room, Baltimore

Bushwick A/V Showcase with Pjay, Gio Gulez & Myroslaw Bytz at The Dark Room, Baltimore

RSVP: mailto:deepsidebaltimore@gmail.com

Sunday Sept 25

DC House Grooves Top PickDestination Boat Party with Joaquin ‘Joe’ Claussell

Destination Boat Party with Joaquin 'Joe' Claussell

Tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1000524
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1745554972131111/

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Smudge, Joe Claussell & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Smudge, Joe Claussell & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

DC House Grooves Top PickSunday Love: Thugfucker at Flash

Sunday Love: Thugfucker at Flash

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/259019107949860/

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DC House Grooves Top Picks August 24 to August 27

Sadly no time for my usual Top Picks post this week, so I’ve just thrown together a few essential picks for the weekend. I’ll be joining my DC House Grooves Show co- residents Ramirez and Katrina Mir plus WTF!?! Show‘s DJ Kochi in the Green Room at Flash on Friday for VIBE. Can’t wait to throw down with my favorite DJs, and if that line up wasn’t tasty enough, brother Symmetrical will be exhibiting some of his amazing original works of art. Join us on the rooftop from 10pm on Friday. Seriously thick vibes!  Flash Bar on Friday looks tasty, too, with Detroit’s Appian making his DC debut alongside Boss Ross and Mike Harvey. Serious tunes, open to close.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1420190768035824/

VIBE presents Andy Grant, Ramirez, Katrina Mir & Kochi at Flash

Here are a few other picks for the weekend. Preview with DJ Meegs at Flash and Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge have you covered for Thursday. Saturday, head to Flash in the afternoon for Kim Ann Foxman with local support from  Vanniety Kills and Sean Morris, then stick around for Culoe De SongChris Burns and Trevor Keen in the main room, Manfredas and Sergio Santos in the Green Room and another edition of Dusk in the Flash Bar with DJ SoulChosen and Henry Da Man. Soul Love at Ten Tigers Parlour is another solid bet for Saturday, with Baltimore homies  The Elders joined by Vanniety Kills and Paradox legend Wayne Davis. Serious house grooves all night! Sunday, close out your weekend at Eighteenth Street Lounge with Sam BurnsKeenan Orr, and Sundays Rooftop with resident Benoit and a live set from  Chicago’s Obsolete Music Technology.

That’ll have to do for this week. Hope you can join us for VIBE in the Green Room at Flash on Friday, and I’ll be back next week with a special Labor Day edition of DC House Grooves Top Picks. See you on the dance floor!

Thursday August 24

DC House Grooves Top PickPreview Rooftop Happy Hour ft. DJ Meegs

Preview Rooftop Happy Hour ft. DJ Meegs

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/118841442081041/

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

Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/346504922472059/

Friday August 25

DC House Grooves Top PickVIBE presents Andy Grant, Ramirez, Katrina Mir & Kochi at FlashVIBE presents Andy Grant, Ramirez, Katrina Mir & Kochi at Flash

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1420190768035824/

DC House Grooves Top PickTransplants presents Appian, Adam Ross & Mike Harvey in the Flash Bar

Transplants presents Appian, Adam Ross & Mike Harvey in the Flash Bar

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/261285717717405

Saturday August 26

DC House Grooves Top PickKim Ann Foxman with Vanniety Kills & Sean Morris in the Green Room at Flash

Kim Ann Foxman in the Green Room at Flash

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/679653315561155

DC House Grooves Top PickCuloe De Song, Chris Burns & Trev-ski at Flash, with Manfredas and Sergio Santos in the Green Room and Dusk featuring Dj Soul, Chosen and Henry Da Man in the Flash Bar

Culoe De Song, Chris Burns & Trev-ski at Flash, with Manfredas and Sergio Santos in the Green Room and Dusk featuring Dj Soul, Chosen and Henry Da Man in the Flash Bar

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/721255504749452/

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

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

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1462735864024970/

Sunday August 27

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Keenan Orr and Sundays Rooftop with Obsolete Music Technology (Live) & Benoit at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Keenan Orr and Sundays Rooftop with Obsolete Music Technology (Live) & Benoit at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/659057597636741

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