Just about back up to speed after another incredible weekend in the District. Katrina Mir and I had a great time throwing down with Sarah Myers and Georg:ev in the Green Room at Flash on Friday. Sounding so good up there after the recent sound upgrades! Thanks for inviting us to plan, Sarah, and thanks as always to the team at Flash for helping everything run smoothly. Always a great time spinning in the Green Room! Saturday night, we headed to El Techo for Ladies of the Underground with Vanniety Kills, Sabeel Chohan and Katrina Mir, and the ladies sure delivered! Great sets all round, and despite being completely exhausted from Friday night, my feet were tapping all night long! El Techo has got some great DJs line up in the coming weeks, and it’s an amazing intimate rooftop space with a Balearic friends and family vibe… and did I mention the food? So damn good. Pro-tip: leave some room for dessert. The flan is incredible! This Friday evening, catch Omar & Strikestone! at El Techo. Then on Saturday afternoon, be sure to check out the Preview boys Jon_MFD and Christauff, then stick around for The Jones Boys (Aaron Sparks & Rich Thomas), then on Sunday afternoon, head back to the for the wonderful Heather Femia. Every one a winner! Keep an eye out for more events at El Techno in the coming weeks and months, showcasing the best local DJ talent DC has to offer.
Before I get into this week’s Top Picks, a quick heads up re: the return of Uncle Benny’s next week. Next Friday 4/20, Uncle Benny’s brings Detroit don Rick Wilhite to their new spot at The Dew Drop Inn in Northeast. With support from Hot Coffee and Benoit, this one’s gonna be another one for the books! There’s no time like the present to grab your tickets, even more so, as DC House Grooves has a super special 20% discount.
One last thing before this week’s Top Picks. I’m still waiting on episode #69 of the Meet the Locals Podcast… got something really special lined up for that one! In the mean time, here’s a quality mix from our good friend Tyler Schmith on the Beasts of Play podcast. Watch this space for a Meet the Locals Podcast from Tyler soon!
OK, here are the links to this week’s DC House Grooves Top Picks. Just click the link for each day to see the list of events for each day. Make sure you keep reading below for this week’s highlights!
Standing highlight for Thursday night is Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge. Always a good vibe on the patio on Thursday nights! Also worth checking out is Daniel Avery with Rush Plus at Flash. Get there early and support your locals!
Friday night, Ten Tigers Parlour looks like the early move for UK native Josey Rebelle with support from local duo Control Freq. Advanced tickets are just $15, so grab yours now and get ready to get freaky! For late night moves on Friday, look know further than Flash‘s warehouse experience Flash [Off] with Afterlife‘s Tale of Us, Ruede Hagelstein and local heavy hitters Alex Eljaiek, Chris Nitti, Navbox and Sarah Myers, all delivering the goods over a world class Funktion One sound system. $30 advanced tickets still available, more on the door.
The huge news on Saturday is the return of Joaquin “Joe”Claussell to Baltimore for another magical musical extravaganza. Anyone who has experienced one of Joe‘s extended sets knows the score; get ready for a spiritual experience, as Joe takes you on a journey you won’t soon forget. With support from Feroun, Benoit, DJ Pope & Zik Jabar, you’re in for a real treat. To make things even better, DC House Grooves has a 20% discount just for you 🙂 Don’t leave it until the last minute, though. These will sell out! Please note: this event kicks off early at 6pm and runs until 2am. Show up fashionably late to this one and you’ll miss it.
If you can’t make it out to Joe Claussell on Saturday, we’ll be at it again on the DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio from 10pm. Always the right vibe for your Saturday night!
Also on Saturday night, New Jersey house legend Tony Humphries returns to Flash, supported by my main man Trev-ski and Aphrosoul. You can be sure they’ll be giving the recently upgraded Funktion One system a proper workout! With homies Wade Hammes & Elliott Sloan werkin’ the Green Room, and the legendary Team Zapata holding things down in the bar open to close, you’ve got all the ingredients for an incredible night on the dance floor!
Sunday afternoon, make sure you check out Heather Femia at El Techo, then head across the street for Sunday Love at Flash. As always, all roads lead to Eighteenth Street Lounge on Sunday night for Sam Burns’ weekly residency, and this Sunday a very special Sundays Rooftop with Frits Wentink, Hot Coffee and Benoit. Closing out your weekend done right at ESL!
That’s all I’ve got time for this week. Have an amazing weekend out there on the dance floor, and if you can’t be good, be careful 🙂 I’ll see you back here, same time, same place, for info on all the best underground house, techno, disco and other electronic music events in and around Washington DC, Thursday through Sunday. See you on the dance floor!