DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington January 18 to January 21

Just about recovered from an epic weekend last week. Saturday night, in particular, was nuts,  bouncing between Flash and U Street Music Hall, catching up with so many people I haven’t seen in forever, and getting to hear quality grooves from DJ KochiThroeDJ NavJus NowhereJackson RylandDimitri MaxJoe L and Markinthedark. Yeah, it was that kinda night. Sadly didn’t make it over to the warehouse for Horse Meat DiscoTNX, but by all accounts that was off the charts! It’s nights like that that remind me what an amazing underground electronic musc community we have here in Washington DC.

DC House Grooves Top PickSo about this weekend… like last week, I’ve gone down the lazy route and just posted everything to the DC House Grooves Facebook Page. Just click these links to see my full list of picks for each day, Thursday through Sunday.

Top Picks Thursday January 18

Top Picks Friday January 19

Top Picks Saturday January 20

Top Picks Sunday January 21

A few things that deserve a special mention this week. First up, DC’s premiere drum and bass crew Cadence were kind enough to invite me and Katrina Mir to drop science in the Green Room at Flash on Thursday with local legends Simon Sinestro, while Dub Phizix & Strategy bring the drums and the bass on the club level with support from  Refugee Encryption. Advanced tickets are just $12… grab yours now!

Advanced Tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1621681
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/308919969599446/

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Friday night, Uncle BennyThe Sticky Fingers Collective are on board for another epic journey on the After Hours Express, this time with Scissor & Thread‘s Francis Harris, Hot Coffee & Benoit.  Always a good time with Uncle Benny! Advanced tickets & info over on Resident Advisor.

Advanced Tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1053326

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Saturday night, we’re at it again with the DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio. Tune in from 10pm ET for quality underground grooves from me, Katrina Mir and Ramirez. Whether you’re going out or staying in, we’ve got the right vibe for your Saturday night.

Tune In Audio: http://bit.ly/UQRadio
Tune in Video: Underground Quality Radio Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/459085311155953/

If you’re not sure what we’re about, here’s the video feed from our last show as it happened:

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Later on Saturday night, early Sunday, the Sticky Fingers CollectiveBetter Listen RecordsGood Buddies and Kowli Records are joining forces for an epic afters at a secret location in Baltimore. I’ve already said too much; let’s just say you’ll want to be there.

somewhere else_ info: deepsidebaltimore@gmail.com

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That’s it for this week! Stay grooving, and I hope to see you out there on the dance floor!

DC House Grooves Top Picks September 28 to October 1

Recovered from last weekend yet? Hope so, because there’s another amazing line up of events right here in DC to keep you grooving Thursday through Sunday. The high point of last weekend for me was catching Andrey Pushkarev with support from JubileeTomTaiga at Nomad‘s warehouse joint. Always a treat to hear the Grand Ancestor Sound System in full effect! Serious vibes all round. If you haven’t heard the Grand Ancestor Sound System, and you’re curious as to what it’s all about, I highly recommend you check out Grand Ancestor presents Zion Train [UK] and Dutty Bookman [JA] with King Selassie I Sound, MC Hutchy & Grand Ancestor at the same warehouse spot this Friday.  Irie vibes on a homegrown sound system.

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1935824006697004/

Grand Ancestor Presents Zion Train [UK] and Dutty Bookman [JA] with King Selassie I Sound, MC Hutchy & Grand Ancestor at Warehouse Location

Sadly I couldn’t make it to the other highlights of last weekend, ROAM XIII or Joe Classell on the Soundwaves boat and at Sundays Rooftop, but from what I hear, it was good times all round. If, like me, you missed ROAM too, then make sure you’re free next Saturday October 7 for ROAM vs TNX, with the ridiculous line up of Palms Trax & Honey Sound System with local support from ROAM and TNX residents SamiLisa FrankTommy CornelisBil ToddBaronhawk, making sweet music on Team Zapata‘s most excellent Martin Audio sound system in another amazing warehouse location.

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

ROAM x TNX present: Palms Trax + Honey Soundsystem

Before I get into this weekend’s festivities, news of a couple of other parties next weekend. On Friday, there’s Church of Secrets with Detroit legend Alton Miller supported by me,  Andy GrantBenoit HOT COFFEE at a super secret location. I can guarantee you we’ll be singing hallelujah many times before the night is out! This one’s on the down low, so if you’ve not received an invite yet, seek and you will find.

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To close out next weekend, Deep Secrets & The Stars in association with Lil Soso Productions present Let Me Show U Love with New York disco veteran Danny Krivit and local heroes Adrian Loving Tommy Cornelis at U Street Music Hall on Sunday night, October 8. Early bird tickets are just $10, and all profits will be donated to benefit the victims of hurricanes Maria, Irma, and Harvey. Doesn’t get much better than that; a legendary music line up working one of DC’s best sound systems, and all for a great cause.

Advanced tix: http://ticketf.ly/2wcixgJ
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/901810326648210/

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OK, enough about next weekend, already! What about this weekend? Looks like another incredible weekend on the dance floor in DC. I’m not sure we’re worth of all this goodness! You can catch me getting back in the saddle behind the decks on the patio at Eighteenth Street Lounge Thursday night with my brothers Jubilee Ramirez. Looking forward to throwing down with the Slope Traxx crew, and I hope to see you on the dance floor!

Playlist with Jubilee, Ramirez & Andy Grant at Eighteenth Street Lounge

On Friday night, the ladies are at it again at another edition of Ladies of the Underground  at  Ten Tigers Parlour featuring FabianaSarah Myers and Vanniety Kills. It’s going to be another amazing night of music at Ten Tigers, and it’s all for a good cause, as proceeds will be donated to the ACLU Planned Parenthood in memory of Cassidy Karakorn. Also on Friday, over at Flash, it’s Kerri Chandler‘s birthday, with the man himself playing open to close in the main room. Last time Kerri was at Flash was one of my favorite nights ever in the main room, and I’m sure on Friday night he’ll take things to the next level. Completing the line up at Flash on Friday, Philip Goyette & Juana hold things down in the green room open to close, and  Zamkov, Alex Noize & Billy Manor bring the vibe in the bar.

Kerri Chandler's Birthday Celebration at Flash with Zamkov, Alex Noize & Billy Manor in the Flash Bar

Saturday night, get yourself warmed up for a night on the town by tuning in to Episode #10 of the DC House Grooves Show on Jus-Ed‘s Underground Quality Radio with me, Andy Grant, Ramirez & Katrina Mir. We’ll be live from 10pm ET, bringing you the finest underground sounds. Whether you’re staying in or going out, we’ve got the right vibe for your Saturday night.

Tune In Audio: http://bit.ly/UQRadio
Tune In Video: http://bit.ly/UQ-Live

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Out on the town on Saturday night,  take your pick between Antal & Ron Trent at Flash celebrating 20 years of  Rush Hour Records, or check out acid / wild pitch legend DJ Pierre‘s afro acid showcase at U Street Music Hall, then close out your weekend at Sunday Love at Flash, featuring Vancouver‘s The Mole, supported by A-list locals NavboxJubileeTaiga Throe. Doesn’t get much better than that!

Sunday Love: The Mole at Flash

Here’s my full list of DC House Grooves Top Picks for the weekend, Thursday through Sunday. Plenty to keep you grooving all weekend! Check back here next Thursday, same time, same place for details on all the best underground house and electronic music events in and around DC. See you on the dance floor!

Thursday Sept 28

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

Playlist with Jubilee, Ramirez & Andy Grant at Eighteenth Street LoungePlaylist with Jubilee, Ramirez & Andy Grant at Eighteenth Street Lounge

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1824695441176146/

DC House Grooves Top PickUneasy Hiding Places with Ron Jackson at Studio Gaga

Uneasy Hiding Places with Ron Jackson at Studio Gaga

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1982753158637307

DC House Grooves Top PickHouse Music Happy Hour with Tavis Keats at Mythology Restaurant & Lounge

House Music Happy Hour with Tavis Keats at Mythology Restaurant & Lounge

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

Friday Sept 29

DC House Grooves Top PickKerri Chandler’s Birthday Celebration at Flash with Philip Goyette & Juana in the Green Room and  Zamkov, Alex Noize & Billy Manor in the Flash Bar

Kerri Chandler's Birthday Celebration at Flash with Zamkov, Alex Noize & Billy Manor in the Flash Bar

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/324635801325729

DC House Grooves Top PickLadies of the Underground featuring Fabiana, Sarah Myers & Vanniety Kills at Ten Tigers Parlour

Ladies of the Underground featuring Fabiana, Sarah Myers & Vanniety Kills at Ten Tigers Parlour

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/544892842569023/

DC House Grooves Top PickGrand Ancestor Presents Zion Train [UK] and Dutty Bookman [JA] with King Selassie I Sound, MC Hutchy & Grand Ancestor at Warehouse Location

Grand Ancestor Presents Zion Train [UK] and Dutty Bookman [JA] with King Selassie I Sound, MC Hutchy & Grand Ancestor at Warehouse Location

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1935824006697004/

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Friday with Nickodemus, John Jazz, Mr Bonkerz & Honest Lee at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday with Nickodemus, John Jazz, Mr Bonkerz & Honest Lee at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

DC House Grooves Top PickOliver with Bit Funk and Ozker at U Street Music Hall

Oliver with Bit Funk and Ozker at U Street Music Hall

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/113017769358825/

Sao Funky Friday Edition with Fort Knox Five at Tropicalia DC

Sao Funky Friday Edition with Fort Knox Five at Tropicalia DC

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/529594477379507/

Saturday Sept 30

DC House Grooves Show #10 with Andy Grant, Ramirez & Katrina Mir 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/325205207942435/

DC House Grooves Top Pick20 Years of Rush Hour: Antal, Ron Trent at Flash with Sassmouth, Navbox & Adrian Loving in the Green Room and DJ Oso Fresh and DJ Soul in the Flash Bar

20 Years of Rush Hour: Antal, Ron Trent at Flash with Sassmouth, Navbox & Adrian Loving in the Green Room and DJ Oso Fresh and DJ Soul in the Flash Bar

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/107839939903560

DC House Grooves Top PickDJ Pierre with Beyun (Afro Acid Showcase) at U Street Music Hall

DJ Pierre with Beyun (Afro Acid Showcase) at U Street Music Hall

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1454609101321979/

DC House Grooves Top PickHeavy Rotation with Martín Miguel and Sean Peoples at Black Cat DC

Heavy Rotation with Martín Miguel and Sean Peoples at Black Cat DC

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1324592607649112

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Saturday with Natasha Diggs, Jerome Baker, Meistro & DJ Budman at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday with Natasha Diggs, Jerome Baker, Meistro & DJ Budman at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Info: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=165818354025

DC House Grooves Top PickOn Wax: Benbo & DJ Eli Cash at Colony Club

On Wax: Benbo & DJ Eli Cash at Colony Club

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/792535710871336/

DC House Grooves Top PickDMV House Music Day Party with DJ Paul Howard, DJ Jay Jay, Sam “The Man” Burns & DJ Oji at Local 16

DMV House Music Day Party with DJ Paul Howard, DJ Jay Jay, Sam “The Man” Burns & DJ Oji at Local 16

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1750815918505206/

DC House Grooves Top PickSubdistrick with Rude Operator & Friends – “Witchdoctor” Release Party at Backbar

Subdistrick with Rude Operator & Friends - "Witchdoctor" Release Party at Backbar

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/116327322394234/

Sunday October 1

DC House Grooves Top PickSunday Love: The Mole with Navbox, Jubilee, Taiga & Throe at Flash

Sunday Love: The Mole at Flash

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/359048171195150

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Keenan Orr & Good Buddies featuring Pacific Fur Company, Philip Goyette with Philco at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Keenan Orr & Good Buddies featuring Pacific Fur Company, Philip Goyette with Philco at Eighteenth Street Lounge

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1766832050284411

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DC House Grooves Top Picks September 14 to September 17

Keeping it short and sweet this week. Lots going on as always, what with the H Street Festival and all the quality music surrounding it, ROAM and Meso Creso‘s warehouse collaboration Crescent Dream with BarntTeddy Douglas at 4 Hours of FunkGigi Testa at House-N-U, my old college pal Dicky Trisco and Kevin Yost at Eighteenth Street Lounge, plus all the quality guests at Flash over the weekend, including  Dorian Paic, Maayan NidamJulie Marghilano, Miss JoolsBrawtherIan Pooley,DnB legend / former James Bond villain  Goldie Paradox hero Wayne Davis. You’ll find my full list of Top Picks below, complete with links to Facebook event pages so you can RSVP.

For some quality DC House Grooves action this weekend, head over to Flash on Friday, where Katrina Mir joins DJ Meegs behind the decks open to close in the Flash Bar for another edition of  Cider House Mules. Let me tell you, these ladies mean business, so wear comfortable shoes and get ready to sweat! And they’re just part of another huge Friday night line up at Flash, including Dorian Paic, Maayan Nidam, Throe, Taiga, Julie Marghilano & Miss Jools. There’s no cover for the bar, and upstairs is free with RSVP before 11pm.

RSVP for Dorian PaicMaayan Nidam at Flash

Apert:re with Dorian Paic, Maayan Nidam, Throe & Taiga at Flash, with SOL Asylum Showcase featuring Julie Marghilano & Miss Jools in the Green Room & Cider House Mules with DJ Megs & Katrina Mir in the Flash Bar

On Saturday night, tune in to the next installment of the DC House Grooves Show on Jus-Ed‘s Underground Quality Radio featuring myself, Ramirez and Katrina Mir. We’ll be keeping things deep from 10pm ET.  Tune in to the audio stream, or check Facebook for the video feed. The perfect pre-game sound track for your Saturday night out!

Tune in: http://bit.ly/UQRadio
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/288045175007467/

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That’s enough chit chat. Here’s my full list of Top Picks for the weekend. See you on the dance floor!

Thursday September 14

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

Playlist with Max Jacobson & Jubilee at Eighteenth Street Lounge

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1257418294362287

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

Preview Rooftop Happy Hour with Itzjack at Flash

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/350175872089166/

DC House Grooves Top PickHouse Music Happy Hour with Sunny T at Mythology Restaurant & Lounge

House Music Happy Hour with Sunny T at Mythology Restaurant & Lounge

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

DC House Grooves Top PickChoice Sounds of 87-91 with Trev-ski at Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe

Choice Sounds of 87-91 with Trev-ski at Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/388366491580104

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