DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House & Electronic Music Events in Washington DC October 19 to October 22

Here we go again… another week, and another list of quality events lovingly compiled by DC House Grooves to meet your weekend dancing needs. Before I dive in to this week’s Top Picks, have you checked out the annual DC House Grooves Halloween Preview? Each year, we publish a list of the best Halloween parties a week early; these parties often sell out early, you’re best picking your parties and buying your tickets as soon as possible. A great list of events this year, so make sure you check it out, buy your tickets, and get to work on that costume!

DC House Grooves Halloween Preview

Ok… a few highlights before getting to the list. First up, my good lady wife Katrina Mir celebrates her birthday Thursday night at premier rooftop happy hour Preview‘s second birthday celebration at FlashKatrina will be throwing down alongside Flash‘s very own underground selector Throe, at what’s sure to be a seriously fun night. With Headroom  listening sessions down in the main room, followed by DuskyPhilip Goyette, its all going down at Flash on Thursady!

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/155735555027596

Preview 2 Year Anniversary: Throe & Katrina Mir at Flash

Also worth checking out on Thursday is Jett Chandon‘s new all locals party Forecast at  Ten Tigers Parlour.  With no constraints on genre, this one promises to keep things interesting. Line up for the opening night includes a diverse bunch of talented selectors: Jett Chandon, Vanniety Kills, Associate & Encryption. Expect the unexpected, and dress to sweat, that’s all I can say! For a taste of what’s in store, check out Jett‘s recent contribution to Berlin’s Upperberry Vibrations podcast.

 

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1730157027294133

Forecast: 001 with Jett Chandon, Vanniety Kills, Associate & Encryption at Ten Tigers Parlour

Saturday night brings another edition of Resident Nights at Flash, and I’m honored to be joining an incredible line up as locals take over the decks on all three floors. On the Club Level, I’ll be joining seasoned selectors Charles MartinAlex EljaiekOliver Caine, and we’ve got series vibes lined up to keep you grooving all night long. In the Green Room, Throe and Taiga take the reins for another edition of Arts & Sciences, while the ever reliable  Jandro and Hakob bring the heat in the Flash Bar. Who needs a big name from out of town? These are the really special nights at Flash, where our local talent show DC what they can do. Support your locals by getting there early and making a night of it at Flash!

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/304193423321483/

resident nights flash

Other highlights this weekend include the always amazing Playlist with JubileeRamirez  at Eighteenth Street Lounge and House Music Happy Hour with Chicago native DJ Marv on Thursday, Flash on Friday with Sian, Bella & J Tek, Mazi R, Sarah Myers, Philco & Juan Zapata, and, of course, part 2 of Deep Sugar‘s 14 year anniversary, The Haunted Beach House with Ultra Naté, Lisa Moody, Teddy Douglas, Dave Harness, Donna Edwards, The Elders, Wayne Davis, Mookie Wizzo & Shawn Q at Malibu Beach Bar, Baltimore on Saturday. This one kicks off early at 6pm, and is guaranteed to be a good time… you know how the Deep Sugar family likes to play dress up and get down!

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/2032455010316759/

Deep Sugar 14th Anniversary Part 2 with Ultra Naté, Lisa Moody, Teddy Douglas, Dave Harness, Donna Edwards, The Elders, Wayne Davis, Mookie Wizzo & Shawn Q at Miami Beach Bar, Baltimore

Here’s my full list of Top Picks for the weekend. Every one a winner! See you next week, same time, same place, for a very special Halloween edition. See you on the dance floor!

Thursday October 19

Preview 2 Year Anniversary: Throe & Katrina Mir at Flash

Preview 2 Year Anniversary: Throe & Katrina Mir at Flash

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/155735555027596

ESL Thursday featuring Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez & Mr Bonkerz at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Thursday featuring Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez & Mr Bonkerz at Eighteenth Street Lounge

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/313877682352212/

Headroom Listening Sessions 2.01 at Flash

Headroom Listening Sessions 2.01 at Flash

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/226568917875142

Dusky with Philip Goyette at Flash

Dusky with Philip Goyette at Flash

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/982766025196914/

Forecast: 001 with Jett Chandon, Vanniety Kills, Associate & Encryption at Ten Tigers Parlour

Forecast: 001 with Jett Chandon, Vanniety Kills, Associate & Encryption at Ten Tigers Parlour

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1730157027294133

House Music Happy Hour with DJ Marc at Mythology Restaurant & Lounge

House Music Happy Hour with DJ Marc at Mythology Restaurant & Lounge

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

Left To Right with Philco & Special Guest at Velvet Lounge

Left To Right with Philco & Special Guest at Velvet Lounge

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/178752392675368

Friday October 20

Sian with Bella & J Tek & Flash, with Mazi R & Sarah Myers in the Green Room and Philco & Juan Zapata in the Flash Bar

sian at flash

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/110889216337685

Oblivion featuring Gremlinz, Rude Operator, Plusgood & Lyceum at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Oblivion featuring Gremlinz, Rude Operator, Plusgood & Lyceum at Jimmy Valentine's Lonely Hearts Club

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/118804588838633/

Chris Lake with Dombresky & Alex Eljaiek at U Street Music Hall

Chris Lake with Dombresky & Alex Eljaiek at U Street Music Hall

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/706765019516395

ESL Friday with Misbehaviour, Chris Brooks, DJ Raw & Anoosh & Adrian Collazo at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday with Misbehaviour, Chris Brooks, DJ Raw & Anoosh & Adrian Collazo at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

Saturday October 21

Resident Nights: Charles Martin, Andy Grant & Alex Eljaiek at Flash, with Arts & Sciences featuring Taiga & Throe in the Green Room and Jandro & Hakob in the Flash Bar

Resident Nights: Charles Martin, Andy Grant & Alex Eljaiek at Flash, with Arts & Sciences featuring Taiga & Throe in the Green Room and Jandro & Hakob in the Flash Bar

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/304193423321483/

Deep Sugar 14th Anniversary Part 2 with Ultra Naté, Lisa Moody, Teddy Douglas, Dave Harness, Donna Edwards, The Elders, Wayne Davis, Mookie Wizzo & Shawn Q at Malibu Beach Bar, Baltimore

Deep Sugar 14th Anniversary Part 2 with Ultra Naté, Lisa Moody, Teddy Douglas, Dave Harness, Donna Edwards, The Elders, Wayne Davis, Mookie Wizzo & Shawn Q at Miami Beach Bar, Baltimore

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/2032455010316759/

Future Times Shop: Puerto Rico! We See You with Dawit Eklund, Taylor Trostle, Michael Petillo & Trev-ski

Future Times Shop - Puerto Rico! We See You with Dawit Eklund, Taylor Trostle, Michael Petillo & Trev-ski

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/140178916729661/

Claptone with Martín Miguel at U Street Music Hall

Claptone with Martín Miguel at U Street Music Hall

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1639891352701631

House-N-U with DJ Baby & Brian Pope at Ten Tigers Parlour

House-N-U with DJ Baby & Brian Pope at Ten Tigers Parlour

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1219445704865575

NightFlight presents The Upside Down with Symmetrical, Oamr & DJ Fes at Zeba Bar

NightFlight presents The Upside Down with Symmetrical, Oamr & DJ Fes at Zeba Bar

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/696561227201683

Phunked UP! With Adrian Collazo, DJ Say What? & StrikeStone! at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Phunked UP! With Adrian Collazo, DJ Say What? & StrikeStone! at Jimmy Valentine's Lonely Hearts Club

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1944209889172363/

Future Sessions with Trev-ski, Kenny M & Fulano at Studio Gaga

Future Sessions with Trev-ski, Kenny M & Fulano at Studio Gaga

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/2067454613483323

Obsidian presents: Housework at Factory 17, Baltimore

obsidian housework

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1519742834781895/

Sunday October 22

ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Smudge & Hold Tight with Martín Miguel & Samantha Francesca at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday with Sam "The Man" Burns, Smudge & Hold Tight with Martín Miguel & Samantha Francesca at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday with Sam "The Man" Burns, Smudge & Hold Tight with Martín Miguel & Samantha Francesca at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

 

DC House Grooves Top Picks Halloween Preview 2017

As we approach Halloween weekend, here’s the traditional DC House Grooves preview of all the best underground house and electronic music events in and around Washington over Halloween weekend. Since many of these events will sell out way before Halloween, you’d be well advised to pick up your tickets now so you’re not left out in the cold with the ghouls and ghosts. Indeed, if you’re planning on hitting up Jimmy Valentine’s Annual Halloween Bash, I suggest you buy your tickets ASAP. Don’t leave it until the last minute, as it always sells out every year! So many amazing events this year, and it’s not going to be an easy choice, particularly on Saturday, when you’ll want to be at them all! Here’s the list, Friday October 27 through Sunday October 29. Choose wisely, grab your tickets, and get to work on that costume!

Friday October 27

†Church of Freaks† Halloween Party with Philip Goyette, Chris Burns, Navbox, Philco, Samantha Francesca, Hot Coffee & Benoit at the Church of Secrets

†Church of Freaks† Halloween Party with Philip Goyette, Chris Burns, Navbox, Philco, Samantha Francesca, Hot Coffee & Benoit at the Church of Secrets

Info & Tix: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1025621

Deep Tech XV Halloween Edition with Das Bruno, Alex Noize, Koty, Mr Wright & Pershan at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Deep Tech XV Halloween Edition with Das Bruno, Alex Noize, Koty, Mr Wright & Pershan at Jimmy Valentine's Lonely Hearts Club

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1765563520409557/
Advanced Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/deep-tech-xv-das-bruno-halloween-edition-1027-tickets-38979810663

Synthesis presents: Stranger Synth Costume Party with Christopher Lawrence at U Street Music Hall

Synthesis presents: Stranger Synth Costume Party with Christopher Lawrence at U Street Music Hall

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/352485025181313
Advanced Tickets: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1557448

4 Hours of Funk Halloween Costume Party with Graham Hatke & Fleg at The Windup Space, Baltimore

4 Hours of Funk Halloween Costume Party with Graham Hatke & Fleg at The Windup Space, Baltimore

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/856278044525147

Saturday October 28

Jimmy Valentine’s Annual Halloween Bash with Kochi, DJ Ramirez, Lyssa, Katrina Mir, Tim Jackson & Jandro at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Jimmy Valentine's Annual Halloween Bash

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/121577798530892/
Advanced Tickets: https://jvlhcllc.ticketspice.com/halloween-2017-jimmy-valentines

Flesh off with Stacey Pullen, Delano Smith and more TBA at Warehouse Location

Flesh off with Stacey Pullen, Delano Smith and more TBA at Warehouse Location

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1756369054664012/
Advanced Tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1025651

off the record. Halloween with Luv Jam, Dj Nav & Samantha F at Secret Location

off the record. Halloween with Luv Jam, Dj Nav & Samantha F at Secret Location

Advanced Tickets: TBD

SEQUENCE.666_Phase Fatale with Phase Fatale, Arthur Kimskii, Lyceum & Juana at Secret Location

SEQUENCE.666_Phase Fatale with Phase Fatale, Arthur Kimskii, Lyceum & Juana at Secret Location

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/355026568271748/
Advanced Tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1019690

TNX Occult Acid Freakout with Justin Cudmore (The Bunker, NY) & TNX Residents at DC9 Nightclub

TNX Occult Acid Freakout with Justin Cudmore (The Bunker, NY) & TNX Residents at DC9 Nightclub

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/118761505469516
Advanced Tickets: http://bit.do/TNXJCFRKOUT

A Meso Creso Halloween: Carnaval of Curiosities with Soohan, Illexxandra, Anandroid, Beatrix, Mettabbana, Raha Wala & v:shal Kanwar at Warehouse Location

A Meso Creso Halloween: Carnaval of Curiosities with Soohan, Illexxandra, Anandroid, Beatrix, Mettabbana, Raha Wala & v:shal Kanwar at Warehouse Location

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1796819063946136/
Advanced Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-meso-creso-halloween-carnaval-of-curiosities-tickets-37981276019

U Hell with Amtrac & Will Eastman at U Street Music Hall

U Hell with Amtrac & Will Eastman at U Street Music Hall

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/123805838269291
Advanced Tickets: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1553101

Sunday October 29

Younan Music presents Sintimate Rooftop Sessions Halloween Edition with Cocodrills, Bell & J Tek & Sami%Suyung at Public Bar

Younan Music presents Sintimate Rooftop Sessions Halloween Edition with Cocodrills, Bell & J Tek & Sami%Suyung at Public Bar

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/124780421518485/

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

church of secrets

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 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.

church of secrets

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

DC House Grooves Show on UQ Radio

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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