DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC Pride 2017 Edition June 8 to June 11

Busy weekend ahead! It’s that time of year again when we celebrate Pride in the nation’s capital, and again there’s an amazing selection of quality underground events celebrating Pride here in DC. I’ve included all the events on my radar in this week’s post, but if you want the best insight on underground Pride events from someone who really knows what’s what, check out Pride Underground 2017 by our queer correspondent, TNX‘s Tommy Cornelis. Everything you need to know about the best underground events at this year’s Pride celebrations.

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As usual, you’ll find all my Top Picks for the weekend from Thursday through Sunday below, along with full listings of all the best events. I feel like I’m handing out the Top Picks like candy this weekend, but they’re all well deserved! Some really good shit going down in our city! You can catch me at Flash on Friday night along with my DC House Grooves partner in crime Katrina Mir, holding things down in the bar all night long. We’ve been holed up at DC House Grooves HQ for the last few weeks honing our craft, and we’re really looking forward to playing out again. Friday night at Flash is going to be one for the true house heads, with Sistrum Recordings label boss Patrice Scott headlining the main room with support from Aakmael and HOT COFFEE, and  another edition of Arts & Sciences in the Green Room with SnadTaiga. Serious business across all three floors!

Advanced Tickets: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1497875
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/218955058613319/

Patrice Scott with DJ Aakmael and HOT COFFEE at Flash with Arts & Sciences featuring Taiga & Snad in the Green Room and Body Werk with Andy Grant & Katrina Mir in the Flash Bar

On Saturday night, Katrina and I will be joined by Ramirez for episode #002 of the DC House Grooves Radio Show on Jus-Ed‘s Underground Quality Radio from 10pm ET. Episode #001 two weeks ago was quite a journey, and we’re looking forward to taking it to new heights this week. Tune in from 10pm ET over at Underground Quality Radio, or Like the Underground Quality Facebook Page and look out for our multi camera Facebook Live feed. The perfect pre-game for your Saturday night!

Tune in: http://bit.ly/UQRadio
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/675030982690095

DC House Grooves Show on UQ Radio

After the show Katrina Mir and I will be heading into town to Dupont Circle to represent DC House Grooves spinning a 2am set at Cannabis Pride All Nighter. Starting at 9am Saturday and running for 24 hours straight until 9am Sunday morning, the Cannabis Pride All Nighter will feature sets from a huge list of local DC favorites including DJ NavJett ChandonC-Dubz, StrikeStone, PanchDjoserGrand AncestorTeam Zapata, Samantha Francesca, HOT COFFEEVanniety Kills and DJ Meegs. Catch me and  Katrina Mir from 2am, right after Samantha Francesca and HOT COFFEE of the Sticky Fingers Collective.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/762727483885272

Cannabis Pride All-Nighter in Dupont Circle

For the vinyl heads out there, make sure you make time on Saturday afternoon to head over to Future Times‘ new popup record store in Mount Pleasant. A new record store popping up is always good news, but the Future Times crew opening a record store is the stuff that dreams are made of. Expect an eclectic selection of records, old and new, from the best international, domestic and local labels. If you know what’s good for you, head over to Mount Pleasant between 12pm and 7pm on Saturday. Full details in the flyer below.

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Before we get to this week’s listings, here’s episode #51 of the Meet the Locals Podcast features a quality slower BPM techno mix from Steve Kirn, making his triumphant return to the podcast.

 

You can catch Steve Kirn on Thursday night  at Spirit featuring Steve Kirn at Game in Baltimore.

Here’s the full listings for this weekend, including all my Top Picks from Thursday through Sunday. As mentioned previously, you’ll find a number of Pride Underground events below, but for more in depth insight, make sure you check out DC House Grooves‘ Pride Underground 2017 post by TNX‘s Tommy Cornelis. Wherever you end up this weekend, I hope you have an amazing time! Hope to see you out there on the dance floor!

Thursday June 8

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

Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/827914147366909/

DC House Grooves Top PickRegrets Only: S&M Pride Kickoff with Sarah Myers B2B DJ Lisa Frank at Ten Tigers Parlour

Regrets Only: S&M Pride Kickoff with Sarah Myers B2B DJ Lisa Frank at Ten Tigers Parlour

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/178927462637633/

DC House Grooves Top PickNightFlight PreFlight at Preview with DJ Heather Femia, Wade Hammes Omar and Zamkov at Flash

NightFlight PreFlight at Preview with DJ Heather Femia, Wade Hammes Omar and Zamkov at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1060327560738199/

DC House Grooves Top PickNightflight Residents Night with Oamr, Zamkov, Heather Femia and Wade Hammes at Cafe Saint Ex

Nightflight Residents Night with Oamr, Zamkov, Heather Femia and Wade Hammes at Cafe Saint Ex

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/391262911241768/

DC House Grooves Top PickSpirit Featuring Steve Kirn at Game, Baltimore

Spirit Featuring Steve Kirn at Game, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1686059045034595/

DC House Grooves Top PickSleaze: Pride Edition – Taste Our Rainbow with Tommy Cornelis, The Barber Streisand, Keenan, Lemz and The Moon Baby at Wonderland Ballroom

Sleaze: Pride Edition - Taste Our Rainbow with Tommy Cornelis, The Barber Streisand, Keenan, Lemz and The Moon Baby at Wonderland Ballroom

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1929883547232631/

DC House Grooves Top Pick2nd Thursday Drum and Bass with Brian Roguestate at Bump’n’Grind

2nd Thursday Drum and Bass with Brian Roguestate at Bump'n'Grind

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1907440142832622/

DC House Grooves Top PickRoute 94 with Jame Moorfield at U Street Music Hall

 Route 94 with Jame Moorfield at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1313106225432285

Schadenfreude Neubauten with Ripping Headaches at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Schadenfreude Neubauten with Ripping Headaches at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/309540479489471

Flashy Pride Thursday: Rooftop Edition with DJ TWiN at Flash

Flashy Pride Thursday: Rooftop Edition with DJ TWiN at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1705318843102421/

Friday June 9

DC House Grooves Top PickPatrice Scott with DJ Aakmael and HOT COFFEE at Flash with Arts & Sciences featuring Taiga & Snad in the Green Room and Body Werk with Andy Grant & Katrina Mir in the Flash Bar

Patrice Scott with DJ Aakmael and HOT COFFEE at Flash with Arts & Sciences featuring Taiga & Snad in the Green Room and Body Werk with Andy Grant & Katrina Mir in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/218955058613319/

DC House Grooves Top PickSEQUENCE.749_SHXCXCHCXSH with SHXCXCHCXSH Live, Tsurugi, Ron Jackson, Juana & Daasnomem at Location TBA

SEQUENCE.749_SHXCXCHCXSH with SHXCXCHCXSH Live, Tsurugi, Ron Jackson, Juana & Daasnomem at Location TBA

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/270184940053768/

DC House Grooves Top PickThe Uptown House Experience Summer Session Part One with DJ Nav, Feroun, Heights & Joe L at Ten Tigers Parlour

The Uptown House Experience Summer Session Part One with DJ Nav, Feroun, Heights & Joe L at Ten Tigers Parlour

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/384578608604718/

DC House Grooves Top PickClassical Trax X Guestlist: HI$TO with The Borrowers & Panch at Backbar

Classical Trax X Guestlist: HI$TO with The Borrowers & Panch at Backbar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1356234807803286

DC House Grooves Top PickMilk Chocolate City Arthur J, DJ Paul Howard, DJ V-Coch, Dromme and CHOSEN at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Milk Chocolate City Arthur J, DJ Paul Howard, DJ V-Coch, Dromme and CHOSEN at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/741609136017379/

DC House Grooves Top PickPetworth FUNK with DJ Freez and Adrian Collazo at The Looking Glass Lounge

Petworth FUNK with DJ Freez and Adrian Collazo at The Looking Glass Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/483540131985115/

DC House Grooves Top PickGuy Gerber with Jandro at Soundcheck

Guy Gerber with Jandro at Soundcheck

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/295260677595696

Otter Crossing with Bright Light Bright Light, Shea Van Horn & StrikeStone at The Green Lantern

Otter Crossing with Bright Light Bright Light, Shea Van Horn & StrikeStone at The Green Lantern

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/432578393766591/

ESL Friday with Nappy G, DJ Raw & Anoosh, Double A & Conscious Contact at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday with Nappy G, DJ Raw & Anoosh, Double A & Conscious Contact at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

Analog Soul Club with Crown Vic & Mettabbana at Safari Lounge

Analog Soul Club with Crown Vic & Mettabbana at Safari Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1320069348114148/

Pride 2017: The Coven with DJ MIM and DJ Cyd at U Street Music Hall

Pride 2017: The Coven ft. DJ MIM at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/417074138652979/

Houseology Fridays with John Johnson & DJ Cornflake at 229 Park Avenue, Baltimore

Houseology Fridays with John Johnson & DJ Cornflake at 229 Park Avenue, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/824043044428739

Saturday June 10

DC House Grooves Top PickDC House Grooves Show #02 with Andy Grant, Ramirez & Katrina Mir on Underground Quality Radio

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/675030982690095

DC House Grooves Top PickTNX Pride with DJ Minx, Jacq Jill & The NeedlExchange at Location TBA

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1866973313564291

DC House Grooves Top PickFlash Presents 2nd Annual Pride in our HIPS Party with Devon Trotter, The Barber Streisand, Dean Sullivan and DJ Tom Peters at Flash

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/610155315853497/

DC House Grooves Top PickSteve Bug with Jandro at Flash with HIPS Fundraiser featuring Tom Peters & Juan Zapata in the Green Room and Wade Hammes & Mazi R in the Flash Bar

Steve Bug with Jandro at Flash with HIPS Fundraiser featuring Tom Peters & Juan Zapata in the Green Room and Wade Hammes & Mazi R in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/277423325994610/

DC House Grooves Top PickCatharsis Fundraiser in the Dupont Underground with e.yore, Meegs, Mr Jennings & v:shal Kanwar at Dupont Underground

Catharsis Fundraiser in the Dupont Underground with e.yore, Meegs, Mr Jennings & v:shal Kanwar at Dupont Underground

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/218881151921933

DC House Grooves Top PickCannabis Pride All-Nighter in Dupont Circle

Cannabis Pride All-Nighter in Dupont Circle

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/762727483885272

DC House Grooves Top PickPride 2017: Boys Noize with Outputmessage, Keenan Orr & Lemz at U Street Music Hall

Pride 2017: Boys Noize with Outputmessage, Keenan Orr & Lemz at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/191153954619052/

DC House Grooves Top PickLive House with Dubathonic at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Live House with Dubathonic at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/181947109001662/

DC House Grooves Top PickVague Output presents Lost Soul Enterprises with R Gamble, L Sangre & Scott Murakami at Factory 17, Baltimore

Vague Output presents Lost Soul Enterprises with R Gamble, L Sangre & Scott Murakami at Factory 17, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/280641385672658

DC House Grooves Top PickMeso Creso 1,001 Beats Presents: SHINE with Vanniety Kills & Alex DB at Zeba Bar

Meso Creso 1,001 Beats Presents: SHINE with Vanniety Kills & Alex DB at Zeba Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1758375620856168/

ESL Saturday with Serge Gamesbourg, Farid, DJ Jerry and DJ M Dot at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday with Serge Gamesbourg, Farid, DJ Jerry and DJ M Dot at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

AxelF: School’s Out Edition with Adrian Loving, DJ Stylus & Jahsonic at Ten Tigers Parlour

AxelF: School's Out Edition with Adrian Loving, DJ Stylus & Jahsonic at Ten Tigers Parlour

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/293814694400306

Graves and Josh Pan Down the Rabbit Hole with Indignis & Seba Yuri at A.i.

Graves and Josh Pan Down the Rabbit Hole with Indignis & Seba Yuri at A.i.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/115899392292855

Distrkt C PRIDE at The DC Eagle

Distrkt C PRIDE at The DC Eagle

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/614267582096575/

The BPM Experience, The Baltimore Edition with Sadaat Hamin, DJ LoveGoddess & DJ Beloved at The Windup Space

The BPM Experience, The Baltimore Edition with Sadaat Hamin, DJ LoveGoddess & DJ Beloved at The Windup Space

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/114723885772182/

Sunday June 11

DC House Grooves Top PickHold Tight with Recloose, Joe L. & Martín Miguel at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Hold Tight with Recloose, Joe L. & Martín Miguel at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/311009975988118/

DC House Grooves Top PickSunday Love: Adriatique with Sarah Myers and Edo at Flash

Sunday Love: Adriatique with Sarah Myers and Edo at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/304266513312178/

DC House Grooves Top PickDeep Tech XI Pride Edition with Cindel, Mr Wright, Persian, DJ Soul, Tezrah, Heather Femia, Oamr, Wade Hammes & Zamkov at Old Engine 12

Deep Tech XI Pride Edition with Cindel, Mr Wright, Persian, DJ Soul, Tezrah, Heather Femia, Omar, Wade Hammes & Zamkov at Old Engine 12

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/210581089429991

Distrkt C PRIDE at The DC Eagle

Distrkt C PRIDE at The DC Eagle

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/614267582096575/

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DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC June 1 to June 4

Another Wednesday night, and I’ve left things far too late to do the weekend justice. For many of you, I’m sure last weekend was all about Detroit. I had to skip it this year, but I watched things play out on Facebook with a certain amount of envy. Looked like another crazy, exhausting, but ultimately rewarding weekend in Motor City. Hoping to make it for Movement 2018! It was mostly quiet for me over Memorial Day Weekend, other than kicking  off our new DC House Grooves radio show with me, Ramirez and Katrina Mir on Jus-Ed‘s Underground Quality Radio on Saturday night. Our first show was a great success, and we’re looking forward to doing it again every two weeks on Saturday nights. If you missed the show, you can watch the video recording below, and we’ll have the archived audio up on the Underground Quality website soon. Episode #002 of the DC House Grooves Radio Show on Underground Quality Radio is on June 10 at 10pm ET. Whether you’re staying in or getting ready to go out, tune in for quality underground sounds live from the Rave Basement in Washington DC. Doing Saturdays right!

This weekend sees Flash celebrating it’s 4 year anniversary. Hard to believe that 4 years have gone by since Flash burst onto the scene here in DC, with it’s amazing Funktion One sound system, incredible lighting, and bookings to die for, bringing the best International and domestic talent here to DC, while also strongly supporting local talent, giving locals a platform to show us what they can do. Huge thanks to everyone at Flash for bringing us quality grooves from the best international, domestic and local talent, week in, week out. Here’s to many more years of quality events at Flash! The flyer below shows the full line up for their anniversary week, and you’ll find full details for each night in the listings below. Every one a  DC House Grooves Top Pick!

flash 4 year anniversary

This week is also local legend Sam Burns‘ 60th birthday, and on Saturday Sam will be celebrating by doing what he does best on a cruise down the Potomac with support fromCadence‘s Vanniety KillsDC House Grooves has an exclusive discount off advanced tickets. Just click the link below to buy your discounted tickets, and get ready for house music bliss as you cruise down the Potomac on Saturday afternoon.

I want the discount for The Sam Burns Boat Party with Vanniety Kills!

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/160002894529726/

Sam burns boat party

Here are this week’s full listings from Thursday to Sunday. As always, look out for the DC House Grooves Top Pick logo; a sure sign of a good time. See you on the dance floor!

Thursday June 1

DC House Grooves Top PickPreview with KayLaSoul & Markinthedark at Flash

Preview with KayLaSoul & Markinthedark at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/458334387837279/

DC House Grooves Top Pick4 Year Anniversary Week: Jeremy Olander with Sid Waters & Alan Ospina at Flash

4 Year Anniversary Week: Jeremy Olander at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/791390927681235

DC House Grooves Top PickRegrets Only Vol. 25 with Dansman & Taiga at Ten Tigers Parlour

Regrets Only Vol. 25 with Dansman & Taiga at Ten Tigers Parlour

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1954839191418566

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

Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2251590048400059/

DC House Grooves Top PickNightFlight Preview Takeover at Cafe Saint Ex

NightFlight

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1297312253685031/

DC House Grooves Top PickSpirit & PRISM Present: Joe Nice, Hi$to, Symmetrical, Helixx at Game, Baltimore

Spirit & PRISM Present: Joe Nice, Hi$to, Symmetrical, Helixx at Game, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/196139354241753

DC House Grooves Top PickTransmission 4|4 with Philip Goyette at Velvet Lounge

Transmission 4|4 with Philip Goyette at Velvet Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1218988228228677/

Alpha 9 with Spencer Brown at Soundcheck

Alpha 9 with Spencer Brown at Soundcheck

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1197946203636909/

Friday June 2

DC House Grooves Top Pick4 Year Anniversary Week: Nico Stojan & Chris Nitti at Flash, with MOdERN CLASS featuring Trev-ski, Graham Hatke & Fulano in the Green Room, and Heather Femie & DJ Meegs in the Flash Bar

4 Year Anniversary Week: Nico Stojan & Chris Nitti at Flash, with MOdERN CLASS featuring Trev-ski, Graham Hatke & Fulano in the Green Room, and Heather Femie & DJ Meegs in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/169617450226993/

DC House Grooves Top PickWTF?! Radio Show with Andy Grant, Katrina Mir, Kochi and Corduroy Mavericks on Sugar Shack Recordings

WTF?! with Kochi

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/112729845986307

DC House Grooves Top PickGrand Ancestor Presents Naram, Bent Backs Sound, House of Roots and Grand Ancestor at The DC Eagle

Grand Ancestor Presents Naram, Bent Backs Sound, House of Roots and Grand Ancestor at The DC Eagle

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/270198360117747/

DC House Grooves Top PickDo What Now? with Team Zapata & Buster at Ten Tigers Parlour

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/296830724094605/

DC House Grooves Top PickOtter Crossing feat. The SpreadLove Project (DJ Nav & Jett Chandon) & StrikeStone! at The Green Lantern

Otter Crossing feat. The SpreadLove Project (DJ Nav & Jett Chandon) & StrikeStone! at The Green Lantern

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/174693529725918/

DC House Grooves Top PickSol Power All Stars with Joe L at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Sol Power All Stars with Joe L at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/270166410115843

DC House Grooves Top PickItzkimo B-day Ball with Steve Kirn, Jandro & Itzjack b2b Sassan at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Itzkimo B-day Ball with Steve Kirn, Jandro & Itzjack b2b Sassan at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1697440813606351

ESL Friday with John Jazz, Mr Bonkerz, Chris Brooks & James Dell at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday with John Jazz, Mr Bonkerz, Chris Brooks & James Dell at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

Elevation The House Music Series with DJ Biskit at The Cellar at Maiden Choice, Baltimore

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/472083063130516

In The Deep 004 with Blinkhorn & Yung Lotion at Rock and Roll Hotel

In The Deep 004 with Blinkhorn & Yung Lotion at Rock and Roll Hotel

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1352220328200532/

Chomp Chomp Beats, Moose Baby & John John at Backbar

Chomp Chomp Beats, Moose Baby & John John at Backbar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/296678150757245/

Saturday June 3

DC House Grooves Top Pick4 Year Anniversary Week: Sleeparchive, Benjamin Damage & DJ Lisa Frank at Flash, with Sarah Myers & Friends featuring Sarah Myers, Vanniety Kills & Samantha Francesca in the Green Room and Cadence featuring HOPS, Jett Chandon 7 Panch in the Flash Bar

4 Year Anniversary Week: Sleeparchive, Benjamin Damage & DJ Lisa Frank at Flash, with Sarah Myers & Friends featuring Sarah Myers, Vanniety Kills & Samantha Francesca in the Green Room and Cadence featuring HOPS, Jett Chandon 7 Panch in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/414688615556619/

DC House Grooves Top PickThe Sam Burns Boat Party & Friends with Sam Burns & Vanniety Kills

Sam burns boat party

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/160002894529726/

DC House Grooves Top PickA.plane & Friends (Official Sam Burns Boat Party After Party)

A.plane & Friends (Official Sam Burns Boat Party After Party)

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1426550264059079

DC House Grooves Top PickParty on the Potomac 17: J Paul Getto with DJ Meegs

Party on the Potomac 17: J Paul Getto with DJ Meegs

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/446893645644268

DC House Grooves Top PickMark Farina, DJ Who & DJ Lovegrove at Ottobar, Baltimore

Mark Farina, DJ Who & DJ Lovegrove at Ottobar, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1894480620810634/

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