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/

let me show you love

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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DC House Grooves Top Picks September 21 to September 24

Super fun musical shennanigans last Saturday as the DC House Grooves crew broadcast our first live stream to YouTube on the new Underground Quality Live channel. The first of many shows to come from our crew and other quality underground DJs the world over. Head over and subscribe so you don’t miss a beat, and check out the archive of Satutrday night’s show while you’re there. Three hours of quality underground grooves from Andy Grant, Ramirez and Katrina Mir. Our next show is on September 30 at 10pm ET. Hope you can tune in!

DC House Grooves Show episode #09: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfr_TfTVw-I
Episode #10 info: https://www.facebook.com/events/325205207942435/

DC House Grooves Show

With that shameless self-promotion out of the way, what’s on deck for this weekend? As usual, DC doesn’t disappoint, with four days of incredible events to keep you grooving Thursday through Sunday. Gonna kick things off with Sunday afternoon, when the good people at Deep Secrets and Loop bring the legendary Joaquin ‘Joe’ Claussell to DC for a four hour boat cruise down the Potomac. Only 130  tickets available, and rumor has it there are only 15 tickets left, so if you haven’t grabbed yours already, now’s the time! DC House Grooves has a special 15% discount off advanced tickets… make sure you’re one of the lucky 15! If you caught Joe‘s six hour set in Baltimore earlier this year, you know what’s up, and you’ve probably already got your tickets. If you didn’t, then now’s the chance to make up for it!

15% off advanced tickets to Destination with Joaquin ‘Joe’ Claussell
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1745554972131111/

Destination Boat Party with Joaquin 'Joe' Claussell

If you can’t make it to Joe‘s epic set on the Soundwaves boat, then head to Eighteenth Street Lounge on Sunday night, where Joe will be wrapping up Sunday night at Sundays Rooftop on the patio with DC House Grooves Show and Playlist resident Ramirez, while Sam “The Man” Burns and Smudge take care of business on the other floors. The perfect way to end an epic weekend.

ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Smudge, Joe Claussell & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge

That’s how to wrap up the weekend, but there’s plenty more leading up to it. I’ve listed all my  Top Picks below, Thursday through Sunday; if it’s in the list, it’s worth your time! Major highlights include the latest edition of ROAM in a new warehouse space in northeast DC. ROAM XIII features another amazing line up headlined by Dekmantel’s Call Super with local support from DC heroes Beautiful Swimmers, ROAM residents SamiDJ Lisa Frank going back to back & the debut of Control Freq (1432R’s Zemsuyung & Club Cuttlefish’s Sleepy G). If you’ve heard Control Freq‘s recent contribution to the Extended Family podcast, you’ll be eagerly anticipating this debut. I mean, Randomer mixed into Mariah Carey and making that shit work!

 

Advanced tickets are highly recommended, and at $20 are a bargain for the  ROAM experience. You’ll save yourself some money, too; price will be higher on the door.

Advanced tickets to ROAM XIII: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1003611
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/110900406256608/

ROAM XIII with Call Super, Beautiful Swimmers, Sam B2B DJ Lisa Frank & Control Freq (Zemsuyung & Sleepy G) at Warehouse Location

If you’re ROAMing on Saturday, make sure you leave something in the tank for Saturday, with amazing events such as Mark Farina Sam Burns at U Street Music Hall and another edition of The NeedlExchange Residents Night at Zeba Bar. Pick of the bunch for me, though, is Nomads Only with Andrey Pushkarev, Jubilee, Tom & Taiga, bringing the vibe on the epic Grand Ancestor sound system at a warehouse location in northeast DC. Get in there early and dance through sunrise on Sunday. Early bird tickets are only $15, and there are some still available at time of writing. Grab yours now before the price goes up!

Advanced tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1012020
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/254514211737339

Nomads Only with Andrey Pushkarev, Jubilee, Tom & Taiga at Warehouse Location

Wish I had time to give all the good stuff the write ups they deserve, but time is short, and I’ve got other shit to do. Here’s the full list of DC House Grooves Top Picks, Thursday through Sunday. Make sure you RSVP, and please share this post so you’re friends know what’s up. See you on the dance floor!

Thursday Sept 21

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

Playlist with Jubilee, Ramirez & David Rosenberg at Eighteenth Street Lounge

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/246382015887095

DC House Grooves Top PickHeadroom Listening Sessions at Flash

Headroom Listening Sessions at Flash

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/842148905948300

DC House Grooves Top PickPreview with Charles Martin & Art Lure at Flash

Preview with Charles Martin & Art Lure at Flash

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1305626279545681/

DC House Grooves Top PickLen Faki with Rush Plus at Flash, with Feel the Love Live in the Flash Bar

Len Faki with Rush Plus at Flash, with Feel the Love Live in the Flash Bar

Len Faki with Rush Plus at Flash, with Feel the Love Live in the Flash Bar

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/797440813748886/

DC House Grooves Top PickSinjin Hawke & Zora Jones w/ Vjuan Allure, GRRL, Rewak at u Street Music hall

Sinjin Hawke & Zora Jones w/ Vjuan Allure, GRRL, Rewak at u Street Music hall

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/273886039762519/

DC House Grooves Top PickLeft To Right featuring Taiga & Throe with Philco at The Velvet Lounge

Left To Right featuring Taiga & Throe with Philco at The Velvet Lounge

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/114079515956491

DC House Grooves Top PickAdrian Collazo, Mike Harvey, and Kenny M. at Studio Ga Ga

Adrian Collazo, Mike Harvey, and Kenny M. at Studio Ga Ga

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/234594753731646/

DC House Grooves Top PickHouse Music Happy Hour with Henry Da Man at Mythology Restaurant & Lounge

House Music Happy Hour with Henry Da Man at Mythology Restaurant & Lounge

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

Friday Sept 22

DC House Grooves Top PickROAM XIII with Call Super, Beautiful Swimmers, Sam B2B DJ Lisa Frank & Control Freq (Zemsuyung & Sleepy G) at Warehouse Location

ROAM XIII with Call Super, Beautiful Swimmers, Sam B2B DJ Lisa Frank & Control Freq (Zemsuyung & Sleepy G) at Warehouse Location

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/110900406256608/

DC House Grooves Top PickDubfire (Open to Close) at Flash with Felipe Valenzuela & Throe in the Green Room and Charles Martin & Jandro in the Flash Bar

Dubfire (Open to Close) at Flash with Felipe Valenzuela & Throe in the Green Room and Charles Martin & Jandro in the Flash Bar

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1431542903607930/

DC House Grooves Top PickJ.Phlip with special guest Sacha Robotti at U Street Music Hall

J.Phlip with special guest Sacha Robotti at U Street Music Hall

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/275210629627049

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Friday with Mr Bonkerz, Stylus Chris, DJ Raw & Anoosh & Trev-ski at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday with Mr Bonkerz, Stylus Chris, DJ Raw & Anoosh & Trev-ski at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

Saturday Sept 23

DC House Grooves Top PickNomads Only with Andrey Pushkarev, Jubilee, Tom & Taiga at Warehouse Location

Nomads Only with Andrey Pushkarev, Jubilee, Tom & Taiga at Warehouse Location

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/254514211737339

DC House Grooves Top PickThe NeedlExchange Residents Night with Bil Todd, Tommy Cornelis, Baronhawk & DJ Lisa Frank at Zeba Bar

The NeedlExchange Residents Night with Bil Todd, Tommy Cornelis, Baronhawk & DJ Lisa Frank at Zeba Bar

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1480596635352249

DC House Grooves Top PickMark Farina with Sam Burns at U Street Music Hall

Mark Farina with Sam Burns at U Street Music Hall

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/358943501191201/

DC House Grooves Top PickThe Sam Burns Boat Party & friends featuring Brian Coxx on the Boomerang Pirate Ship

The Sam Burns Boat Party & friends featuring Brian Coxx on the Boomerang Pirate Ship

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/499256797093202/

DC House Grooves Top PickThe Sam Burns Boat Ride After Party feat. Brian Coxx, Tony Smooth & DJ HouseHead at DC9 Nightclub

The Sam Burns Boat Ride After Party feat. Brian Coxx, Tony Smooth & DJ HouseHead at DC9 Nightclub

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/504106143275893/

DC House Grooves Top PickSunDown: Waze & Odyssey with Rawle Night Long at Flash

SunDown: Waze & Odyssey with Rawle Night Long at Flash

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/456231848084921/

DC House Grooves Top PickMarcus Worgull, Tim Engelhardt & Solomon Sanchez at Flash, with Mina & Alex Elljaiek in the Green Room and Heather Femia & DJ Meegs in the Flash Bar

Marcus Worgull, Tim Engelhardt & Solomon Sanchez at Flash, with Mina & Alex Elljaiek in the Green Room and Heather Femia & DJ Meegs in the Flash Bar

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/110190553028869/

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Saturday with Tony Touch, Double A, Mr Bonkerz & Conscious Contact at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday with Tony Touch, Double A, Mr Bonkerz & Conscious Contact at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

DC House Grooves Top PickRinse Saturday Sessions: Jaybee, Dave Owen, Calculon, Arch Delux & Deinfamous at Ten Tigers Parlour

Rinse Saturday Sessions: Jaybee, Dave Owen, Calculon, Arch Delux & Deinfamous at Ten Tigers Parlour

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/521376471528602

DC House Grooves Top PickObsidian presents: Housework with The Elders, FAQ, DJ Lovegrove & Guillermo Giraldo at Factory 17

Obsidian presents: Housework with The Elders, FAQ, DJ Lovegrove & Guillermo Giraldo at Factory 17

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1671215472923616

DC House Grooves Top PickBushwick A/V Showcase with Pjay, Gio Gulez & Myroslaw Bytz at The Dark Room, Baltimore

Bushwick A/V Showcase with Pjay, Gio Gulez & Myroslaw Bytz at The Dark Room, Baltimore

RSVP: mailto:deepsidebaltimore@gmail.com

Sunday Sept 25

DC House Grooves Top PickDestination Boat Party with Joaquin ‘Joe’ Claussell

Destination Boat Party with Joaquin 'Joe' Claussell

Tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1000524
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1745554972131111/

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Smudge, Joe Claussell & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Smudge, Joe Claussell & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

DC House Grooves Top PickSunday Love: Thugfucker at Flash

Sunday Love: Thugfucker at Flash

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/259019107949860/

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