DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC April 6 to April 9

Need to get through this quickly this week, as I’m off to play at Tiger Bomb at Ten Tigers Parlour tonight with Katrina Mir, and I still haven’t packed my record bag! If you’re reading this on Thursday morning, too bad, you missed it. If you’re reading this on Wednesday night, then hurry on over to Ten Tigers Parlour for quality hump day underground grooves. Tiger Bomb at Ten Tigers is the go to spot for curing those midweek blues with a spot of dance floor therapy. Check the full April line up:

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As I mentioned last week, on Saturday afternoon I’m spinning with local hero Sam “The Man” Burns on a boat sailing down the Potomac river. The Sam Burns Boat Party Featuring Andy Grant sets sail from Georgetown at 3.30pm on Saturday. Tickets are limited and have been selling fast, but there are still a few left, including combined tickets for the boat and the after party at DC9 Nigthclub. Even better, DC House Grooves has an exclusive 20% discount. Just click the link below to apply the discount, and I’ll see you on the boat!

I want 20% off The Sam Burns Boat Party feat. Andy Grant

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/598558177002100/

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Thursday brings the next adventure for the Grand Ancestor sound system and Grand Ancestor x Bassline Business presents Vivek Malleus at The DC Eagle, which promises to be one for the books. For the last couple of weeks, DC House Grooves has been offering a chance to win a pair of free tickets to one lucky winner, and I’m pleased to announce that winner, selected entirely at random, is Amit Nandy. Just show up and show your ID at the door for free entry for you and a guest! If you didn’t win, don’t worry, you can still buy advanced tickets for just $10, or you can pay $15 at the door.

Looking beyond this weekend, news of a few warehouse joints that you should have on your radar. Next weekend brings the annual Code 13 party celebrating Denis Bejan‘s birthday, and this year he’s put together an incredible lineup featuring French minimal masters Zendid with support from local superstars NavboxLisa FrankChris Nitti and Taiga. Doesn’t get much better than that! Advanced tickets are $15, more on the door.

Advanced tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?947863
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1310047452408166/

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The following night, April 15, brings another sublime slice of underground after hours techno at Sequence.415 with Patrick RussellAphreaqBen JenkinsAssociate aka Boss Ross and Ledroit. Advanced tickets are $15, more on the door.

Advanced tickets to Sequence.415 with Patrick Russell

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

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Another party you need know about is Midnight Project in Baltimore with the legendary Joe Claussell performing a six hour set with support from Benoit Feroun. The last Midnight Project with Joe was the stuff of legend, culminating with the man himself joining us on the dance floor at 9am after an unbelievable musical journey. Believe me, you won’t want to miss this one! To add to the magic, Eddie C is also in Baltimore earlier that same night with support from one of my favorite locals Joe L and Sticky Fingers Collective‘s HOT COFFEE, and you can buy a combination ticket to both events for just $25. But wait…That’s not all! Use the link below to get a 15% discountDC House Grooves is always looking out for you!

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

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One last thing before I get to this week’s listings, mark May 12 in your calendar, as that’s the date of Flash‘s recently announced mystery event Flash [OFF]. As of now, the line up is a mystery; all we know is it’s at a brand new warehouse space in the District. Flash‘s events are always pretty special, so if you know what’s good for you, you’ll grab the $20 Tickets of Trust. Flash‘s special events always feature well curated, top tier international and local talent. Don’t sleep, though! Once the line up goes public, the price goes up.

Advanced tickets to Flash [OFF]

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

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Things are definitely heating up here in the District! The next few weeks are going to be mayhem… if you make it through this weekend, of course. Speaking of which, here’s the full listings Thursday through Sunday. Look out for the DC House Grooves Top Picks! The Top Pick logo is your sign that a good time lies ahead. Quality tunes, proper crowd, good vibes. See you on the dance floor!

Thursday April 6

DC House Grooves Top PickPreview Rooftop Happy Hour with Rosenberg at Flash

Preview Rooftop Happy Hour with Rosenberg at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1884276855162221/

DC House Grooves Top PickGrand Ancestor x Bassline Business Present: VIVEK (UK) + Malleus at the DC Eagle

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/404892569891135/

DC House Grooves Top PickRegrets Only Vol. 17 with Sarah Myers & DJ Lisa Frank at Ten Tigers Parlour

Regrets Only Vol. 17 with Sarah Myers & DJ Lisa Frank at Ten Tigers Parlour

More detais: https://www.facebook.com/events/1310885142337104/

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Thursday with The Caseo Collection, Carlton Wilson & Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez at Flash

ESL Thursday with The Caseo Collection, Carlton Wilson & Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/279643405810146/

DC House Grooves Top PickNightFlight with Throe & Wade Hammes at Cafe Saint Ex

NightFlight

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/587084671488414/

DC House Grooves Top PickTransmission 4|4 w/ Philip Goyette & Jon Weller at Velvet Lounge

Transmission 4|4 w/ Philip Goyette & Jon Weller at Velvet Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/705339396304034

Sleaze with davOmakesbeats, Keenan Orr & Lemz at at Wonderland

Sleaze with davOmakesbeats, Keenan Orr & Lemz at at Wonderland

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1858603091093865/

Friday April 7

DC House Grooves Top PickSilvie Loto, Francesco Del Garda & Navbox at Flash, with Djebali & Edo in the Green Room and Audio Zen featuring Trev-ski, Boss Ross and Ben Jenkins in the Flash Bar

Silvie Loto, Francesco Del Garda & Navbox at Flash, with Djebali & Edo in the Green Room and Audio Zen featuring Trev-ski, Boss Ross and Ben Jenkins in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/250005425411455/

 

DC House Grooves Top PickOtter Crossing featuring Hot Coffee & Martín Miguel with StrikeStone at The Green Lantern

Otter Crossing featuring Hot Coffee & Martín Miguel with StrikeStone at The Green Lantern

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1254240741324427/

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Friday with Geko Jones, 4 Hours of Funk with Graham Hatke & Fleg, Double A and Adrian Collazo at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Graham Hatke & Fleg, Double A and Adrian Collazo at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

DC House Grooves Top PickFeed Me Disco with Eau Claire, Special Guest Plastic Plates at Zacheser at U Street Music Hall

Feed Me Disco with Eau Claire, Special Guest Plastic Plates at Zacheser at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1153751654747262/

DC House Grooves Top PickCube, Co La, Askesem, F1k,DJ Isabejja & Vague Output with Soul 2 Seoul  & Donny Burlin at E.M.P. Collective, Baltimore

Cube, Co La, Askesem, F1k,DJ Isabejja & Vague Output with Soul 2 Seoul & Donny Burlin at E.M.P. Collective, Baltimore

In The Deep 000 with Blinkhorn & Rewak at Rock’n’Roll Hotel

In The Deep 000 with Blinkhorn & Rewak at Rock’n’Roll Hotel

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/182040222309873/

Quadtech Feat:: DJ Octane, Verrillo, Harold Figueroa & Nate Tetreault at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Quadtech Feat:: DJ Octane, Verrillo, Harold Figueroa & Nate Tetreault at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1020051151458140/

Synthesis presents: Airwave (open to close) at Ten Tigers Parlor

Synthesis presents: Airwave (open to close) at Ten Tigers Parlor

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/249805038758508/

BT at Soundcheck

BT at soundcheck

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/374494522906259/

Analog Soul Club: Vinyl Around the World with Mettabbana & Crown Vic at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Analog Soul Club: Vinyl Around the World with Mettabbana & Crown Vic at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/509339342790078/

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/740681779435280/

Saturday April 8

DC House Grooves Top PickThe Sam Burns Boat Party & Friends featuring Andy Grant (dchousegrooves)

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/598558177002100/

DC House Grooves Top PickThe Sam Burns Boat Party After Party with Sound Proof Genie, Joel, Dromme, Benoit, Sam Burns, Vanniety Kills & Tony Smooth at DC9 Nightclub

The Sam Burns Boat Party After Party with Sound Proof Genie, Joel, Dromme, Benoit, Sam Burns, Vanniety Kills & Tony Smooth at DC9 Nightclub

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/389347381424488/

DC House Grooves Top PickBack 2 Basics: David Morales & Sam ‘The Man’ Burns at Flash

Back 2 Basics: David Morales & Sam 'The Man' Burns at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/270670763354813/

DC House Grooves Top PickDC Stompin’, Bass Bins Pumpin’! with Hot Coffee, Team Zapata & Markinthedark at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/152642238595740/


Local Techno Showcase: Rush Plus, Outputmessage, Juana & Blinkhorn at U Street Music Hall

Local Techno Showcase: Rush Plus, Outputmessage, Juana & Blinkhorn at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1868693833379472/

DC House Grooves Top PickDeep Sugar with Ultra Naté, Lisa Moody, Wayne Davis, Mookie Wizzo & The Elders at The Paradox, Baltimore

Deep Sugar with Ultra Naté, Lisa Moody, Wayne Davis, Mookie Wizzo & The Elders at The Paradox, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/172448763271558/

DC House Grooves Top PickPartial Magic with Shit & Shine, Poor Blood & R Gamble at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Partial Magic with Shit & Shine, Poor Blood & R Gamble at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1274428939308198/

DC House Grooves Top PickJMACK with LoveGrove & Guillermo Giraldo at The Basement at Ryleighs, Baltimore

JMACK with LoveGrove & Guillermo Giraldo at The Basement at Ryleighs, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/388786128166703/

ESL Saturday with Osmose, Harry Hotter, Mr Bonkerz & DJ MDot at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday with Osmose, Harry Hotter, Mr Bonkerz & DJ MDot at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

DJ Quietboy Bday Celebration with DJ Househead, DJ Quietboy & V-Coch at Mythology Restaurant & Lounge

DJ Quietboy Bday Celebration with DJ Househead, DJ Quietboy & V-Coch at Mythology Restaurant & Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/263440034102489/

Day Party with Niko the Kid at Flash

Day Party with Niko the Kid at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/344330679296874/

Meso Creso 1,001 Beats presents: Rise & Fly with G-Flux, Mettabbana, Anandroid, Beatrix & V:Shal Kanwar at Zeba Bar

Meso Creso 1,001 Beats presents: Rise & Fly with G-Flux, Mettabbana, Anandroid, Beatrix & V:Shal Kanwar at Zeba Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1666240273669511/

The Lothario at Dupont Underground

The Lothario at Dupont Underground

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/201089913711039/

Bass Tribe Bmore with MORiLLO, Mr. Jennings, Bunk Buddha & Mack.neato at The Darkroom, Baltimore

Bass Tribe Bmore with MORiLLO, Mr. Jennings, Bunk Buddha & Mack.neato at The Darkroom, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1297396700340329/

Otter Crossing: Baltimore with DJ Khameleon and DJ Corey at The Baltimore Eagle

Otter Crossing: Baltimore with DJ Khameleon and DJ Corey at The Baltimore Eagle

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/645535162313939/

Sunday April 9

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Jeyone & Sunday’s Rooftop Season Opener with Mr. C, Sarah Myers & Benoit at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Jeyone & Sunday's Rooftop Season Opener with Mr.C, Sarah Myers & Benoit at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Jeyone & Sunday's Rooftop Season Opener with Mr.C, Sarah Myers & Benoit at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details; https://www.facebook.com/events/102751333603873/

DC House Grooves Top PickSunday Love: Bedouin with Marko Peli, DJ Meegs & Edo at Flash

Sunday Love: Bedouin with Marko Peli, DJ Meegs & Edo at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1670804753220721/

Plica Presents J-Tek & Bella at Toro Toro DC

 Plica Presents J-Tek & Bella at Toro Toro DC

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/118080322065565/

 

 

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DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC October 20 to October 23

Lots to get through this week, so let’s not waste time. Huge thanks to everyone who came out to groove with me and Katrina Mir at Body Werk in the Flash Bar on Friday. It was certainly one of the more memorable nights we’ve had, and the last couple of hours were so much fun. Look out for a podcast featuring a recording of those last two hours… coming soon! Sadly I missed Midnight Project and Kowli‘s party with Omar S on Saturday night, but I heard it was one for the books! Hopefully I’ll get to catch Omar next time he is in town, but in the meantime, I can’t wait to see what’s next from the Midnight Project team!

Before I get into things for this weekend, I want to give a mention to a fundraiser by the Beatbox DC team. As regular DC House Grooves readers will know, I recently DJed for the Beatbox DC team on their ambulance at the H Street Festival. Well, last week, some cowardly, criminally minded psychopath set an improvised thermite charge on the ambulance under cover of night, the resulting fire completely destroying it. Fortunately, no one was hurt, but the damage could have been so much greater. Our community cannot let such cowardly behavior put a stop to the positive work of the Beatbox DC team, so I encourage you all to donate to the fundraiser to replace the ambulance and get the Beatbox back up and running again. Please donate what you can, and help make sure that Beatbox DC emerges bigger and stronger than before.

Donate to the Beatbox DC Fundraiser

No Meet the Locals Podcast this week (come on you slackers! Send me your mixes!). However, in its place here’s a real treat: a Resident Advisor podcast from none other than DC locals Beautiful Swimmers. One hour of sexy house, garage and two step bliss from the likes of R.I.P. ProductionsFlørist and L.M.Y.E. Hopefully one day I’ll bring you an exclusive Meet the Locals podcast from Beautiful Swimmers. I guess it can’t hurt to ask, right?

 

Quick reminder: don’t forget to check the DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up Halloween Weekend 2016 Preview, featuring details of all the best events over Halloween weekend, plus advanced ticket links for all the events that have them. The best Halloween parties sell out every year, so make sure you grab your tix now so you’re not left all dressed up with nowhere to go.

DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up Halloween Weekend 2016 Preview

Next up, I’ve got a couple of special discounts for you. First up, here’s a 25% discount link for SEQUENCE.044 with Headless Horseman [Live], Bastet, Tsurugi, Lyceum and Damon Bradley. That’s an amazing line up for the latest edition of DC’s hottest techno after hours, and Headless Horseman‘s extended live set it sure to be one for the books. Advanced tickets are strongly encouraged for this event which will sell out, so don’t sleep on this discount!

25% discount off Advanced Tickets for SEQUENCE.044 with Headless Horseman

SEQUENCE.044 with Headless Horseman [Live], Bastet, Tsurugi, Lyceum and Damon Bradley

I’ve also got special discount for Evolve Day Party Featuring Anané Vega, Chosen, Jacq Jill, Meegs & DJ Soul at Tropicalia on Saturday afternoon, a must for all true house music lovers. Just head over to the advanced ticket page and enter the promo code SOUL for a $5 discount off the $15 advanced ticket price. Should be a fun afternoon on the dancefloor at Tropicalia!

Advanced Tickets for Evolve Day Party featuring Anané Vega

Evolve Day Party Featuring Anané Vega, Chosen, Jacq Jill, Meegs & DJ Soul at Tropicalia

Highlights for Thursday this week are Chadwick‘s new listening / networking event for local producers, Headroom at Flash, followed by  Preview & Chris Nitti‘s Birthday with Christauff, DJ Lisa Frank, John MFD, Rich Edward and Sarah Myers at Flash, where proceeds from the bar will benefit the American Society for Suicide Prevention. Other great options for Thursday are Playlist‘s 1 year Anniversary with Jubilee, Ramirez & friends at Eighteenth Street Lounge, and NightFlight with Smudge & Heather Femia at Cafe Saint Ex. All quality lineups featuring the finest local talent.

Friday night we’re spoiled for choice. House heads should head to U Street Music Hall for Tensnake ably supported by markinthedark, making his U Hall  debut.  markinthedark has been making waves at various after parties around town this summer, so I’m looking forward to hearing what he does with U Hall‘s amazing sound system. Fans of the Visionquest sound should look no further than Flash, where  Ryan Crosson and  Shaun Reeves headline with local support from Jubilee. Over at Zeba BarMeegs‘ Souled Out party features Prescription‘s Juan Zapata laying down organic house sounds accompanied by live keys and flute. Definitely worth the trip to Columbia Heights! The only place to be on Friday for techno fans is SEQUENCE.044 with Headless Horseman [Live]. Proper warehouse afters action for the heads… but that’s not the only warehouse joint on Friday night. Over at 300 Morse StreetThe Grand Ancestor sound system will be rocking out again with the UK’s Nick Manasseh. Proper sound system vibes for the dub / reggae massive. But that’s not all! Friday night promises to be a very special night at Eighteenth Street Lounge, with the UK’s Nick the Record doing his thing out on the patio. Well worth checking out.

I’m exhausted just thinking about Friday, to be honest! Highlights for Saturday include the aforementioned Evolve Day Party featuring Anané Vega, Chosen, Jacq Jill, Meegs & DJ Soul at Tropicalia, then in the evening Behrouz returns to Flash with support from Raffi, while down in the bar there’s another edition of Sarah Myers and Friends with special guests Mathew Scot and Big Bully, with up and coming locals Dansman and Jus Nowhere rounding out the line up on the rooftop.

On Sunday, you can close out the weekend at Eighteenth Street Lounge at ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” BurnsJeyone, Philip Goyette, Conscious Contact & Mr Bonkerz, or head next door to Public Bar for the Sunglass Sundays Locals Showcase with Jubilee, Rush Plus, Sarah Myers, Feroun, Simon Ferdinand, Dansman & Hakob. All great options, featuring a wide range of local DJ talent.

Whew! So many great events this weekend, and that’s just the highlights. Here’s my list of picks for the weekend, followed by full listings of all the best underground house and electronic music events in and around Washington DC from Thursday to Sunday. See you on the dance floor!

Thursday Picks

Headroom at Flash

Preview & Chris Nitti’s Birthday with Christauff, DJ Lisa Frank, John MFD, Rich Edward and Sarah Myers at Flash

Playlist 1 year Anniversary with jubilee , Ramirez & friends at Eighteenth Street Lounge

NightFlight with Smudge & Heather Femia at Cafe Saint Ex

We Are Love with Jahsonic & Baronhawk Poitier at U Street Music Hall

Choice Sounds Vinyl with DJ Trev-Ski at Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe

Simon Ferdinand, Feroun & Novac at The Depot, Baltimore

Friday Picks

Tensnake with markintheDark at U Street Music Hall

SEQUENCE.044_Headless Horseman [Live], Bastet, Tsurugi, Lyceum and Damon Bradley at Secret Location, NE DC

Visionquest: Ryan Crosson & Shaun Reeves with Jubilee at Flash, with Retro Future in the Flash Bar, and Ypset and Philco on the Roof

Grand Ancestor Presents: Nick Manasseh (Roots Garden, UK), Massada Rock, Grand Ancestor & Hutchy at 300 Morse Street

ESL Friday with Nick the Record, Playing’ Fields, Jerome Baker and Deeznotes at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Souled Out with Juan Zapata, Raha & Meegs with Reemz on Keys and Amber Wilson on Flute at Zeba Bar

4 Hours of Funk Featuring WeFunk DJ’s, Graham Hatke and Fleg at The Windup Space, Baltimore

Saturday Picks

Evolve Day Party Featuring Anané Vega, Chosen, Jacq Jill, Meegs & DJ Soul at Tropicalia

Behrouz with Raffi at Flash, with Sarah Myers, Mathew Scot and Big Bully in the Flash Bar and Dansman and Jus Nowhere on the Roof

ESL Saturday with John Morales, The Metaphysical and Double A and Dust Cover at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Strange Tings with DJ Roach, Jeffrey Woodward, Scott Edmonds, Craig Crouse, Symmetrical, Brother Pinch, Tarik Evolve and MC Twisty at Baltimore Free Farm

JENÖ with Graham Hatke & DJ Who at Factory 17, Baltimore

Sunday Picks

ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Jeyone, Philip Goyette, Conscious Contact & Mr Bonkerz at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Sunglass Sundays with Jubilee, Rush Plus, Sarah Myers, Feroun, Simon Ferdinand, Dansman & Hakob at Public Bar

Those are my picks for this weekend. Don’t forget to check the full listings below, and make sure you come back next week for details of all the best underground house and electronic music events in and around Washington DC over Halloween weekend. See you on the dance floor!

Thursday October 20

Headroom at Flash

Headroom at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/539964962874445/

Preview & Chris Nitti’s Birthday with Christauff, DJ Lisa Frank, John MFD, Rich Edward and Sarah Myers at Flash

Preview & Chris Nitti's Birthday with Christauff, DJ Lisa Frank, John MFD, Rich Edward and Sarah Myers at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1235592756499564/

Playlist 1 year Anniversary with jubilee , Ramirez & friends at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Playlist 1 year Anniversary with jubilee , Ramirez & friends at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/121435641659239

NightFlight with Smudge & Heather Femia at Cafe Saint Ex

NightFlight