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

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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 7 to September 10

Fun times over Labor Day Weekend! The DC House Grooves crew had a quality session on Underground Quality Radio on Saturday night, then on Sunday night we headed to Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club for Reflections with  Baronhawk, Jandro, Steve KirnSamantha Francesca and our very own Katrina Mir. Sadly I arrived too late to catch Jandro and the mighty Baronhawk‘s sets, arriving when Steve Kirn took to the decks, but i heard mighty fine sets from SteveSamantha Francesca and Katrina Mir. As I’m always saying, locals do it better! Keep an eye out for the next Reflections event. Always a good time!

Before getting into this weekend’s shenanigans, a couple of things to put on your to do list. First up, on Sunday September 17, local drum and bass crew Cadence celebrate their 4th birthday (has it really been 4 years!) by bringing DnB don Goldie to headline the main room at Flash  with support from Buster, Dj amp, Deinfamous & MC Twisty. But that’s not all! The godfather of Baltimore house music, Paradox legend Wayne “Big Poppa” Davis will be bringing the heat up in the Green Room while Goldie works his magic downstairs. If that wasn’t enough for you, to show their appreciation, Cadence are offering anyone who purchases advanced tickets FREE entry to Sunday Love with Ian Pooley in the Green Room at Flash earlier that same day. If you move fast, that’s a whole bunch of legendary DJs for just $25!

Advanced tix to Cadence with Goldie + Sunday Love with Ian Pooley

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/121249051810046/

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Next up, friends of the scene Rito Loco have the grand opening of their new rooftop bar El Techo this Friday, just across Florida Avenue from Flash. Almost three years in the making, the 1100 square foot rooftop will be serving hand crafted cocktails, latin driven tapas and entrees, all served to a soundtrack of quality local DJs. Check out Washington City Paper‘s write up for full details. Congrats to the Rito Loco team for persisting through all the red tape and getting it done! Looking forward to having good times and making good memories at El Techo!

El Techo Info: https://ritoloco.com/el-techo/

Some new Meet the Locals Podcast heat before getting into this weekend’s Top Picks. Episode #58 of the Meet the Locals Podcast features one half of enigmatic duo Pacific Fur Company delivering over two hours of quality sounds from across the electronic music spectrum. DJs take note: this is what we want to hear at DC House Grooves! Proper musical journeys lasting more than 60 minutes, taking us places we don’t expect while keeping that vibe strong. Get to it! Catch Pacific Fur Company this Saturday at Allyworld @ Airshow, Takoma Park for Lobby Floor, Protect-U, James CC & Pacific Fur Company.

 

Here’s this week’s picks of all the best underground house and electronic music events in and around DC this weekend. If you were thinking of checking out Richie Hawtin at Flash Thursday night, sadly the event is completely sold out. Rumor has it that there might be a few limited tickets available at the door, but don’t hold your breath. Don’t sleep next time! Too many other highlights to mention, but the standouts of the bunch, both on Saturday night, are Deep Sugar 14th Anniversary with Ultra NatéLisa MoodyDJ Byron and Mookie Wizzo at U Street Music Hall

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/101386997218332/

Deep Sugar 14th Anniversary with Ultra Naté, Lisa Moody, DJ Byron & Mookie Wizzo at U Street Music Hall

….and Anthony Parasole in the main room at Flash open to close, while my old mate from the old country Marc Cotterell (Plastik People Recordings) joins brother DJ Nav in the Green Room for another edition of Uptown House Experience and the USB crew get down with SymmetricalSid WatersNick Flynn Keenan Orr in the bar.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1240632362713693/

FOCUS with Anthony Parasole [Open-to-Close] at Flash, with Uptown House Experience featuring Marc Cotterell & DJ Nav in the Green Room and USB featuring Sid Waters, Nick Flynn, Keenan Orr & Symmetrical in the Flash Bar

Both solid options for Saturday night! See below for the full list, and make sure you come back next week for full deets on all the good stuff!

Thursday September 7

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

Preview Rooftop Happy Hour with Dredbang at Flash

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/137785943498290/

DC House Grooves Top Pick[SOLD OUT] Richie Hawtin with Oliver Caine and DJ Lisa Frank at Flash [SOLD OUT]

Richie Hawtin with Oliver Caine and DJ Lisa Frank at Flash

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1648121481925188

DC House Grooves Top PickTrev on Safari at Safari Restaurant & Lounge

Trev on Safari at Safari Restaurant & Lounge

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/375896446183104/

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

Playlist with Jubilee at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

DC House Grooves Top PickSleaze with Outputmessage & BratWorst at Wonderland Ballroom

Sleaze with Outputmessage & BratWorst at Wonderland Ballroom

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/490119478008986/

DC House Grooves Top PickSpeakeasy Disco with Dee Clark & Chris Lewis at Cafe Saint Ex

Speakeasy Disco with Dee Clark & Chris Lewis at Cafe Saint Ex

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/202581733607695/

Friday September 8

DC House Grooves Top PickKenny Glasgow, Jade & Sarah Myers at Flash, with Barbara Preisinger & Navbox in the Green Room and Nocturnal Emissions with Markinthedark & Benoit in the Flash Bar

Kenny Glasgow, Jade & Sarah Myers at Flash, with Barbara Preisinger & Navbox in the Green Room and Nocturnal Emissions with Markinthedark & Benoit in the Flash Bar

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/164331997469286

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Friday with Aroop Roy, Double A, DJ Raw & Anoosh & Adrian Collazo at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday with Aroop Roy, Double A, DJ Raw & Anoosh & Adrian Collazo at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

DC House Grooves Top PickBrain Freeze with DJ Sharon White & DJ Foxxy at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

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

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1422413744462647/

Saturday September 9

DC House Grooves Top PickDeep Sugar 14th Anniversary with Ultra Naté, Lisa Moody, DJ Byron & Mookie Wizzo at U Street Music Hall

Deep Sugar 14th Anniversary with Ultra Naté, Lisa Moody, DJ Byron & Mookie Wizzo at U Street Music Hall

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/101386997218332/

DC House Grooves Top PickFOCUS with Anthony Parasole [Open-to-Close] at Flash, with Uptown House Experience featuring Marc Cotterell & DJ Nav in the Green Room and USB featuring Sid Waters, Nick Flynn, Keenan Orr & Symmetrical in the Flash Bar

FOCUS with Anthony Parasole [Open-to-Close] at Flash, with Uptown House Experience featuring Marc Cotterell & DJ Nav in the Green Room and USB featuring Sid Waters, Nick Flynn, Keenan Orr & Symmetrical in the Flash Bar

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1240632362713693/

DC House Grooves Top PickLocal Nomads Only w. Jubilee, Edo, Tom + Special Guests at The Garage DC

Local Nomads Only w. Jubilee, Edo, Tom + Special Guests at The Garage DC

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/352159095239166

DC House Grooves Top PickHideout: Martín Miguel, Hot Coffee, Heights, Samantha Francesca at Ten Tigers Parlour

Hideout: Martín Miguel, Hot Coffee, Heights, Samantha Francesca at Ten Tigers Parlour

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/161065934448902/

DC House Grooves Top PickLobby Floor, Protect-U, James CC & Pacific Fur Company at Allyworld @ Airshow, Takoma Park

Lobby Floor, Protect-U, James CC & Pacific Fur Company at Allyworld @ Airshow, Takoma Park

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1431374663566147/

DC House Grooves Top PickNINE OH NINE – Techno, Friendship, & Matrimony with Juana, Todd & Damon Bradley at Safari Restaurant & Lounge

NINE OH NINE - Techno, Friendship, & Matrimony with Juana, Todd & Damon Bradley at Safari Restaurant & Lounge

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/172900109934384/

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Saturday with Thomas Blondet, DJ M Dot, Mr Bonkerz & Conscious Contact at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday with Thomas Blondet, DJ M Dot, Mr Bonkerz & Conscious Contact at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

Sunday September 10

DC House Grooves Top PickOne Love Massive Adams Morgan Day with Symmetrical at Mellow Mushroom

One Love Massive Adams Morgan Day with Symmetrical at Mellow Mushroom

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2002525023315447

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns & Hold Tight featuring Folamour & Martín Miguel at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns & Hold Tight featuring Folamour & Martín Miguel at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/154124251835022/

DC House Grooves Top PickSunday Love with Satori, Power, Solomon Sanchez & Conscious Contact at Flash

Sunday Love with Satori, Power, Solomon Sanchez & Conscious Contact at Flash

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/681016192095834/

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DC House Grooves Top Picks Labor Day Weekend August 31 to September 3

Fun times on the rooftop at Flash last Friday at Kochi‘s Vibe party! Always a pleasure throwing down wiith my fellow DC House Grooves residents Katrina Mir and Ramirez, and my man Kochi always brings the heat. All three floors at Flash were buzzing, and we had a magical crowd grooving in the Green Room all night, surrounded by the amazing artworks of Symmetrical. Check out the photo gallery of the night over on Facebook, and you can listen to the full recording here:

 

As always, massive thanks to Afshin, Daniel, Alex, Sam, Jackie, and everyone else on the team at Flash for making sure our nights there run so smoothly. It can get really crazy on busy nights like Friday, and it makes a real difference having such a great crew keeping things on track. Looking forward to the next time!

Before I get into this week’s Top Picks, a quick reminder about the Destination boat party on September 24 with the legendary Joaquin ‘Joe’ Claussell working his magic in a 4 hour set as you cruise down the Potomac. With several weeks to go, tickets are already on third release, so if you want to be on the boat, make sure you grab your tickets before they’re gone. You don’t want to miss this one!

Advanced tickets to Destination with Joaquin ‘Joe’ Claussell

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Another solid line up of events this Labor Day weekend! We’ll be rocking the airwaves on Saturday night with another edition of the DC House Grooves Show with Andy Grant, Ramirez and Katrina Mir on Jus-Ed‘s Underground Quality Radio from 10pm ET. Whether you’re heading out or staying in, tune in for quality, deep, underground sounds served fresh from the vinyl.

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On Sunday night, our very own Katrina Mir joins Samantha FrancescaSteve Kirn Baronhawk and Jandro for Reflections at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club. That’s a serious line up of talented locals!. No work on Monday, so take advantage of the later opening hours and get Labor Day off to the best start possible. You’ll find me right there on the dance floor, and if you know what’s up, you’ll be there too.

Here’s my full list of Top Picks for the weekend. Plenty to keep you grooving through the weekend! I’ll be back next week, same time, same place, with info on all the best underground house, techno, drum and bass and other electronic music events in and around DC, Thursday through Sunday. See you on the dance floor!

Thursday August 31

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/683263271864525/

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

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

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/153614505217316/

DC House Grooves Top PickHouse Music Happy Hour with Andrew Hogans at Mythology Restaurant & Lounge

House Music Happy Hour with Andrew Hogans at Mythology Restaurant & Lounge

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

Friday September 1

DC House Grooves Top PickThe Black Madonna with Keenan Orr at Flash, with Ladies of the Underground featuring Heather Femia, Maegan Wood & Vanniety Kills in the Green Room and Sol Power Sound featuring Marc Meistro & DJ Stylus in the Flash Bar

The Black Madonna with Keenan Orr at Flash, with Ladies of the Underground featuring Heather Femia, Maegan Wood & Vanniety Kills in the Green Room and Sol Power Sound featuring Marc Meistro & DJ Stylus in the Flash Bar

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/105930313423421/

DC House Grooves Top PickNatural Resources with Ben Jenkins, Ron Jackson and Pacific Fur Company at Safari Restaurant & Lounge

Natural Resources with Ben Jenkins, Ron Jackson and Pacific Fur Company at Safari Restaurant & Lounge

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/339189763161176

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Friday with Empresarios Sound System, Mr Bonkerz and Philip Goyette at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday with Empresarios Sound System, Mr Bonkerz and Philip Goyette at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

DC House Grooves Top PickOtter Crossing Finale feat. Bil Todd & StrikeStone at the Green Lantern

Otter Crossing Finale feat. Bil Todd & StrikeStone at the Green Lantern

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1374242926022017

DC House Grooves Top PickSampal x LENG Dubstep Special at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Sampal x LENG Dubstep Special at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/513771002295683

DC House Grooves Top PickElevation Presents The Collective Minds Weekend Kick-off Party with Dj Biskit at The Cellar at Maiden Choice, Baltimore

Elevation Presents The Collective Minds Weekend Kick-off Party with Dj Biskit at The Cellar at Maiden Choice, Baltimore

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/354847724944385

DC House Grooves Top PickNicole Moudaber at Soundcheck

Nicole Moudaber at Soundcheck

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1935700436674846

Saturday September 2

DC House Grooves Show #08 with Andy Grant, Ramirez & Katrina Mir on Underground Quality Radio

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Tune In: http://bit.ly/UQRadio
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1789892604604798/

DC House Grooves Top PickFuture Times Record Shop DJs Hurricane Harvey HELP! at 3251 Mt Pleasant St NW

 

Future Times Record Shop DJs Hurricane Harvey HELP! at 3251 Mt Pleasant St NW

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/115345435806201/

DC House Grooves Top PickSticky Fingers Labor Day with Hot Coffee All Night at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Sticky Fingers Labor Day with Hot Coffee All Night at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/260725964435683/

DC House Grooves Top PickResident Nights: Philip Goyette, markinthedark & DJ Meegs at Flash, with Uchi & Edo in the Green Room and Zacheser, Racarbed & Dripping Wet in the Flash Bar

Resident Nights: Philip Goyette, markinthedark & DJ Meegs at Flash, with Uchi & Edo in the Green Room and Zacheser, Racarbed & Dripping Wet in the Flash Bar

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/318969735231344

DC House Grooves Top PickBlack Lotus Party with Booda Monk & Graham Hatke at The Crown, Baltimore

Black Lotus Party with Booda Monk & Graham Hatke at The Crown, Baltimore

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1364594083660515

Sunday September 3

DC House Grooves Top PickReflections Labor Day Edition with Katrina Mir, Samantha Francesca, Steve Kirn, Baronhawk & Jandro at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Reflections Labor Day Edition with Katrina Mir, Samantha Francesca, Steve Kirn, Baronhawk & Jandro at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/131752464106117/

DC House Grooves Top PickSunday Love: No Regular Play, HazMat & Edo at Flash

Sunday Love: No Regular Play, HazMat & Edo at Flash

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/256761554835759/

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Ian Friday, The Metaphysical & Harry Hotter and Farid & Stylus Chris at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday with Sam "The Man" Burns, Ian Friday, The Metaphysical & Harry Hotter and Farid & Stylus Chris at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

DC House Grooves Top PickCollective Minds Festival 2017 at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute

Collective Minds Festival 2017 at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/419034775137050

DC House Grooves Top PickBringing the Heat Collective Minds After Party with Dj Oji & DJ Biskit at Club 347, Baltimore

Bringing the Heat Collective Minds After Party with Dj Oji & DJ Biskit at Club 347, Baltimore

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/908206422618546/

 

DC House Grooves Top PickFinal Chasing Sundays with Carlo Lio, Saeed Younan & Oliver Caine at Public Bar

Final Chasing Sundays with Carlo Lio, Saeed Younan & Oliver Caine at Public Bar

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/765066870332880/

DC House Grooves Top PickDaylight with DJ Rahsaan, DJ Divine & DJ Cleveland Browne at 201 Bar

Daylight with DJ Rahsaan, DJ Divine & DJ Cleveland Browne at 201 Bar

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/333782850412760

DC House Grooves Top PickParty on the Potomac 20: Summer Closeout with Lizzie Curious and Mark Pieman

Party on the Potomac 20: Summer Closeout with Lizzie Curious and Mark Pieman

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1836645709982094

DC House Grooves Top PickRev909: Daft Punk/French House Tribute and Indie Dance Classics with Will Eastman, Ozker & Visuals by Capsaicin at U Street Music Hall

Rev909: Daft Punk/French House Tribute and Indie Dance Classics with Will Eastman, Ozker & Visuals by Capsaicin at U Street Music Hall

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1706930912942952

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DC House Grooves Top Picks July 13 to July 16

Not quite back in the saddle just yet, so don’t get too excited. Some great events happening this weekend, so I figured I’d knock out a quick post highlighting the best of the bunch. Here’s a quick run down: Thursday night, I’ll be joining Katrina Mir behind the decks at Preview in the Green Room at Flash for some happy hour grooves. Looks like it’s going to be a scorcher, so join us from 6pm for some freshly made frosty adult beverages and quality grooves and watch the sun set over DC from the Flash rooftop. After we wrap at Flash, we’ll be heading over to Eighteenth Street Lounge for Playlist with JubileeRamirez and this week’s special guest Narko.

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On Friday night, Katrina Mir joins DJ MeegsJett Chandon and Vanniety Kills behind the decks for the latest edition of Ladies of the Underground at Ten Tigers Parlour. That’s one serious all XX lineup! proper grooves all night long on Ten Tigers’ quality Martin Audio sound system. Other great options on Friday night are Navbox‘s birthday celebrations at Flash, with another amazing Friday line up on all three floors: Alexi Delano joins Navbox in the main room, while in the Green Room Martín Miguel and Heights throw down for Better Listen Sessions, and in the bar M Vaughn joins Chris Kennedy for Assembly. Happy birthday Navid! Thank you for everything you do to support the local scene here in DC. Over at U Street Music Hall, it’s all locals all night long with another stellar showcase of homegrown talent featuring the uber-talented Rush Plus boys and the always outstanding 1432R DJs SamiSuYung Dawit. Great to see another all local line up at U Hall on a Friday night! Hope to see many more.

Over at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club on Saturday night, there’s a reunion of the Drivesafe Crew, featuring Dan SodaPat CasilRay Casil Sketti, back behind the decks together for the first time in god knows how long! It’s sure to be an emotional night full of laughs, smiles, perhaps a few tears, and of course quality beats. Best of all, there’s no cover all night. Saturday also brings return of Deep Sugar to U Street Music Hall. The Paradox may be gone, but Deep Sugar lives on, with residents Ultra Naté Lisa Moody  and guest opener Wayne Davis working that Deep Sugar magic all night long. With a bus of Deep Sugar regulars heading down from Baltimore, I can guarantee the vibe will be strong!

Sunday brings several great options to close out the weekend. The always excellent Sunday Love in the Green Room at Flash features Rodriguez Jr live, with support from residents Solomon Sanchez & Sarah Myers, plus Tony Smooth and DJ Bazza. Another great option for rooftop grooving is Chasing Sundays at Public Bar with local here Saeed Younan at the controls, with support from Fred MasAlex Haje and Pierre Reynolds. Last, but by no means least, ESL Sunday features Sam Burns‘ weekly residency, along with another edition of Hold Tight featuring HOT COFFEEMartín Miguel and Adrian Collazo. Not to be missed!

I’ve included flyers and event links for all these events below. There’s plenty more going on this weekend beyond my picks below, so keep your eyes and ears open. Also, it’s going to be scorcher, so make sure to rehydrate! Not sure when I’ll be back with the full Weekend Round Up, but I’ll do my best to bring you the highlights while I’m on my break. See you on the dance floor!

Thursday July 13

DC House Grooves Top PickPreview Happy Hour fr. Andy Grant & Katrina Mir at Flash

Preview Happy Hour fr. Andy Grant & Katrina Mir at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/148266112411609

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

Playlist with Jubilee, Ramirez & Narko at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/120124288602411/

Friday July 14

Ladies of the Underground with Jett Chandon, Katrina Mir, Meegs & Vanniety Kills at Ten Tigers ParlourDC House Grooves Top Pick

Ladies of the Underground with Jett Chandon, Katrina Mir, Meegs & Vanniety Kills at Ten Tigers Parlour

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/471325773217690/

DC House Grooves Top PickAlexi Delano with Navbox at Flash, with Better Listen Sessions featuring Martín Miguel and Heights in the Green room with Assembly featuring Chris Kennedy and M.Vaughn in the Flash Bar

Alexi Delano with Navbox at Flash, with Better Listen Sessions featuring Martín Miguel and Heights in the Green room with Assembly featuring Chris Kennedy and M.Vaughn in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1995719063998633/

DC House Grooves Top PickRush Plus & 1432 R (Sami, SuYung, Dawit) at U Street Music Hall

Rush Plus & 1432 R (Sami, SuYung, Dawit) at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/435882336778654/

Saturday July 15

DC House Grooves Top PickDrive Safe Crew Reunion 2017 with Dan Soda, Pat Casil, Ray Casil & Sketti at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Drive Safe Crew Reunion 2017 with Dan Soda, Pat Casil, Ray Casil & Sketti at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/456545534690213

DC House Grooves Top PickDeep Sugar DC: Ultra Naté & Lisa Moody w/ guest opener Wayne Davis at U Street Music Hall

Deep Sugar DC: Ultra Naté & Lisa Moody w/ guest opener Wayne Davis at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/162562370946284/

Sunday July 16

DC House Grooves Top PickSunday Love: Rodriguez Jr [LiVE] with Solomon Sanchez, Sarah Myers, Tony Smooth and DJ Bazza at Flash

Sunday Love: Rodriguez Jr [LiVE] with Solomon Sanchez, Sarah Myers, Tony Smooth and DJ Bazza at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/815736625257824/

DC House Grooves Top PickChasing Sundays with Saeed Younan, Fred Mas, Alex Haje & Pierre Reynolds at Public Bar

Chasing Sundays with Saeed Younan, Fred Mas, Alex Haje & Pierre Reynolds at Public Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1440074512756111/

DC House Grooves Top PickHold Tight with Hot Coffee, Martín Miguel & Adrian Collazo at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Hold Tight with Hot Coffee, Martín Miguel & Adrian Collazo at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1873562459560301

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