DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Techno Events in Washington DC Thursday August 22 to Sunday August 25

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Thanks to everyone who tune in to the DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio with special guest DJ Aakmael on Saturday! It was a true honor to host a DJ of Aakmael‘s caliber in the basement, and we hope to do it again some time! If you missed the show, you can catch the re-run right here. Take your pick between the audio on SoundCloud, or the full video stream on YouTube. Next show is on Friday August 30. Watch this space for details!

Before I get into this week’s listings, a quick word about Capital House Music Festival 2019, which is taking place again this year in Malcolm X Park on Labor Day, September 2. DC House Grooves is proud to be taking part in this event, with Andy Grant and Katrina Mir joining an all local line up of house all-stars including Chosen, Tee Alford, DJ Tantra, Benoit, DJ Jay Jay and Sam “The Man” Burns, with live performances by Dannis Winston, Worldtown Soundsystems and Muzikal Dunk. The event runs from noon until dusk, and admission is FREE. Whatever your plans for Labor Day Weekend, make sure you join us in the park for quality house grooves to close out your weekend. We hope to see you there!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2150450905082012/
Donate: https://www.gofundme.com/f/t56w9-capital-house-music-festival

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OK, so how about this weekend? You can catch me and Katrina Mir this Friday night going back to back spinning sublime house and disco at Wild Days rooftop bar at Eaton Workshop, kicking off at 9p and dropping science until they kick us out at 2am. Admission is FREE, so whatever your plans Friday, join us for a drink and a boogie in the luxurious surroundings of Wild Days.

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Here are the full listings for this weekend, Thursday through Sunday. You’ll see galleries with the full line ups for Flash and Eighteenth Street Lounge, followed by all the best events each day, Thursday through Sunday. Playlist on Thursday, me and Katrina at Wild Days on Friday, Unfold with Arthur Kimskii in Baltimore or Levon Vincent at Flash on Saturday, then ESL Sunday with Sam Burns and Hold Tight with Toribio & Martín Miguel are the highlights for me this weekend, but take your pick from the list below! See you on the dance floor.

Flash Lineup August 22 to August 25

Eighteenth Street Lounge Lineup August 22 to August 25

Thursday August 22

Playlist with Jubilee and Ramirez
ESL Thursday
Bonobo DJ Set at U Hall
Deep Tech Residents
preview happy hour

Friday August 23

Mathew Jonson Dudley Strangeways Vavav at Flash
Otter Happy Hour with Strikestone
Joe L and Meistro at El Techo
MoCo Boogie with Kenny M
ESL Friday

Saturday August 24

unfold with arthur kimskii
leng sessions
cadence 3D lenzman
deep sugar rooftop jam 3
fractal love 4
elevate pool party at embassy row
ESL Sunday

Sunday August 25

Sunday Love with Nico Stojan at Flash
hold tight with toribio and martin miguel
ESL Sunday
ship shenanigans toga themed boat party

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Techno Events in Washington DC Thursday August 15 to Sunday August 18

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Big love to everyone who joined us at El Techo for the DC House Grooves 5 Year Anniversary celebration last Friday, and to everyone who joined us on the dance floor at the warehouse for an epic after hours session. I, for one, really needed that! Eternally grateful to the team at El Techo and to Team Zapata and the Sticky Fingers Collective for hosting us. We really appreciate it!

This Saturday, we’ve got a very special edition of the DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio, with special guest DJ Aakmael joining me, Ramirez and Katrina Mir in the DC House Grooves studio. We can’t wait to hear Aakmael doing his thing at DC House Grooves HQ. It’s going to get deep! The needle drops at 10pm ET on Saturday August 17. Head over to the Underground Quality Live YouTube channel and set a reminder. You won’t want to miss this one!

Tune In Audio: http://bit.ly/UQRadio
Tune in Video: http://bit.ly/UQ-Live
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/413544585918980/

dc house grooves show with Aakmael

Another amazing line up of underground house and techno events in Washington DC this weekend. You’ll find flyers for all the good stuff below. First up, you’ll find galleries showing the weekend events at Flash and Eighteenth Street Lounge, Thursday through Sunday, then full listings of all the good stuff for each day of the weekend. So much quality, you’ll have a hard time choosing! Wherever you end up, I hope you have an amazing weekend. Check back next week your guide to the weekend from DC House Grooves!

Flash Lineup August 15 to August 18

Eighteenth Street Lounge Lineup August 15 to August 18

Thursday August 15

playlist
ESL Thursday August 15
Headroom Listening Sessions
Traumer with Jus Nowhere at Flash
Associate Radio Hour
preview happy hour
Deep Tech residents

Friday August 16

chaos in the CBS with Benoit at Flash
disco made me do it at jimmys
WTF?! with Kochi
adrian loving and friends
ESL Friday August 16
Leng with Swan Meat at Studio Gaga
bass down under at backbar

Saturday August 17

dc house grooves show with Aakmael
souled out with juan zapata
resident nights at flash
marko peli and john john
thats the way the cookie crumbles
ESL Saturday August 17
finess with martin miguel and eddie bauer
Resonate with Zero T

Sunday August 18

sunday love with rodriguez junior enamour farid thursday people
ESL Sunday
sundays rooftop jovonn

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Techno Events in Washington DC Thursday August 8 to Sunday August 11

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OK, so remember a few weeks back I posted about the 5 year anniversary of DC House Grooves Top Picks? Well, we’re finally getting around to celebrating! Join me, Andy Grant, Ramirez, Katrina Mir and Kochi this Friday at El Techo for the DC House Grooves 5 Year Anniversary celebration, the perfect way to get your Friday night off to a great start. If you’re familiar with El Techo, then you know the drill. Quality eats with serious beats are the order of the day, all washed down with some amazing summer cocktails. Even better, they now accept Rooam for your tab, so you can get crazy and worry about the bill later 😉 As always, the DC House Grooves crew will serving up the finest underground house music fresh from the wax, so you can get warmed up for a night on the dance floor. I hope you can join us!

RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/389316871941658/

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After we wrap at El Techo, we’ll be heading over the street to celebrate Kaufmann‘s birthday with Taiga and Mike Harvey, part of a stellar Friday night line up at Flash, which includes George Fitzgerald and Jandro on the club level and DJ Soul and Tony G in the bar.

george fitzgerald at flash

For a taste of what to expect at our celebration on Friday, check out Episode #053 of the DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio with me, Ramirez and Katrina Mir. Mark your calendars and make sure you tune in to Episode #054 on Saturday August 17 at 10pm ET, when our special guest will be DJ Aakmael. Can’t wait to host Aakmael in the DC House Grooves studio. It’s going to be one serious session!

Before I get into this week’s listings, a quick mention of a forthcoming event from Grand Ancestor, Roam, Sequence, Sticky Fingers Collective, Sleaze, Team Zapata and TNX billed as DC24. On September 20th and 21st, the above mentioned crews are getting together for an epic 24 hour event featuring a killer line up of local talent, a warehouse party overnight with a day party on the Saturday, kicking off at 10pm, and keeping the grooves going until 10pm the next day. Great to see all the crews getting together for such an epic event! Advanced tickets are available now, and you can see the full line up below. Hopefully it will be an huge success and DC House Grooves will be invited to join in the fun for the next DC24 😉
Advance tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1301604
RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/682040952264755

DC24

Ok, here are my Top Picks of the best underground house and techno events in Washington DC this weekend, Thursday through Sunday. I’ve included galleries showing Flash and Eighteenth Street Lounge‘s line ups for the weekend, then event listings Thursday through Sunday. Plenty of great events to choose from this weekend, so I don’t think you’ll have a hard time getting your groove on. Whatever you do, I recommend wrapping up your weekend at Eighteenth Street Lounge for Sam Burns weekly residency and Sundays Rooftop with Detroit house legend Alton Miller. Hope you see you at El Techo on Friday!

sundays rooftop alton miller

Flash Lineup August 9 to August 12

Eighteenth Street Lounge Lineup August 9 to August 12

Thursday August 8

playlist jubilee ramirez
ESL Thursday
fam night reuinion at trade
vanguardia thursdays
carlo lio with Mina at flash
Monolink at U Street Music Hall

Friday August 9

DC House Grooves 5 year anniversay
george fitzgerald at flash
otter happy hour
wade hammes at eaton
ESL Friday
TNX Pre camp Ki
House of boom with john barera

Saturday August 10

andrey pushkarev at flash
meso creso with meegs
sunset and chill at el techo
Saeed Younan the lab
District drop inn at the garden
Sundown at flash
ESL Saturday

Sunday August 11

sunday love with Sunday Love- Gorje Hewek & Izhevski - Madota
house on the waterfront weekender
sundays rooftop alton miller
ESL Sunday

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Techno Events in Washington DC Thursday August 1 to Sunday August 4

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Just a drive by post this week. See below for this weekend’s line ups at Flash and Eighteenth Street Lounge, along with event flyers for all the best underground house and techno events in Washington DC, Thursday through Sunday. Whatever you do this weekend, make sure you tune in to episode #53 of the DC House Grooves show on Saturday night from 10pm for another delicious helping of quality underground house music served up fresh from the wax by me, Andy Grant, Ramirez and Katrina Mir.

Tune In Audio: http://bit.ly/UQRadio
Tune in Video: http://bit.ly/UQ-Live
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/424948541564195/

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Flash & ESL line ups, plus full listings for the weekend below. See you on the dance floor!

Flash Lineup August 1 to August 4

Eighteenth Street Lounge Lineup August 1 to August 4


Thursday August 1

Playlist with Jubilee and ramirez
ESL Thursday
sleaze
vanguardia thursdays
b2b at u street music hall
preview house and techno happy hour
pan-pot desna at flash
deep tech residents

Friday August 2

faster andrew grant sarah myers
otter happy hour jacq jill
JC X 2 and friends
envision steve kirn jandro charles martin
rose corps nocturnal wax
ESL Friday
get out of my house steve darko
rev 909

Saturday August 3

DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio
skate fever
chaos night with kundalini and ron jackson
minesies with baronhawk and che
delano smith at flash
ESL Saturday
dmv shuffle circle and decibel collective
deep tech presents jayhill

Sunday August 4

good buddies at eighteenth Street lounge
ESL Sunday
sunday love at flash
deep decibel syndicate boat party

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Techno Events in Washington DC May 16 to May 19

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As I sit down to write this week’s post, I’ve still got a huge grin on my face after last weekend. It was a dream come true to host my friend and mentor, Underground Quality label boss DJ Jus-ed in the DC House Grooves studio as our special guest on the DC House Grooves Show! Huge thanks to Jus-ed for fighting through the jet lag to guest on the show. Having rushed straight to the airport on hardly any sleep after playing Djoon in Paris on Friday, he stepped up to the decks on the DC House Grooves Show just a few hours after landing a Dulles, serving up a fantastic set featuring new and unreleased heat on Underground Quality and EDJ Records, including more than a few from the brand new Always Changing EP by Ed & Jen, available now from the Underground Quality website. If you missed the show, check it out below on YouTube or SoundCloud. Then on Sunday, after a good night’s rest, Jus-Ed schooled us at Sunday’s Rooftop on the patio at Eighteenth Street Lounge. An amazing end to a wonderful weekend!

The DC House Grooves Show is back with episode #49 on Saturday June 1 with our regular line up featuring me, Andy Grant, Ramirez and Katrina Mir. We’ll be freshly inspired from our trip to Detroit over Memorial Day weekend, and no doubt we’ll be armed with fresh new wax. We’ll also be giving away copies of Jus-ed‘s latest release on Underground Quality, the Jus Me EP. Click Going on the event page, and look out for further details closer to the time.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/245127783020817/

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On to this weekend, and I’ll be holding down the Flash Bar this Saturday with my brother from another mother DJ Kochi, bringing the Vibe open to close. It’s been a minute since I’ve thrown down with Kochi, so I’m really looking forward to this one. As always, the line up at Flash on Saturday is ridiculous, with king of samples Matthew Herbert and Solomon Sanchez on the club level and Ozelot Ltd, Throe and Taiga in the Green Room. Of course, if you don’t want to go upstairs, you can hang with us in the bar for free!

Advance tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1229560
RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2400953989915190/

matthew herbert at flash

So what else is happening this weekend? Well Thursday night, techno lovers are in for a treat at U Street Music Hall as Charlotte De Witte and local hero Juana team up to destroy the dance floor. House heads should head directly to Eighteenth Street Lounge for Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez. Always the best spot for quality house vibes on Thursdays.

Friday night, the right choice for the heads is SEQUENCE with Wata Igarashi, Rhyw, Ron Jackson & Furtive. Hosted in a brand new location with Grand Ancestor sound, you know this one’s going to take you to a new dimension, and hopefully back again safe and sound by sunrise. $20 tickets are still available if you move fast. Not one you want to miss!

Advance tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1251377
RSVP for address: http://bit.ly/SQ654RSVP
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/393042551531623/

sequence wata igarashi

Saturday night, the much hyped Boiler Room rolls into town on their North American tour, and they’ve teamed up with ROAM to deliver an amazing line up featuring Discwoman‘s DJ Haram & Ariel Zetina alongside local rising stars Lisa Frank, Jacq Jill & Jett Chandon and hosted by Deep Sugar‘s Lisa Moody at a warehouse location powered by Grand Ancestor sound. If this sounds like your cup of tea, then I hope you’ve already secured a ticket, and this event is complete SOLD OUT. Your only chance of grabbing a ticket at this point is keeping an eye on the RA Resale queue. Of course, you can always watch the proceedings on the Interwebs, so all is not lost!

Boiler Room DC ticket resale queue: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1254230
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2227662544165960/

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Disco lovers, consider heading to Eighteenth Street Lounge on Saturday to catch my old college pal, Secret Squirrels & Disco Deviance maestro Dicky Trisco throwing down open to close on the patio. Dicky always gets things moving on the dance floor! And if Dicky Trisco isn’t enough for you, in the Gold Room you can catch Green Shirt Guy himself, Conscious Contact doing what he does best.

ESL Saturday Dicky Trisco

Sunday’s highlights include Sunday Love at Flash during the day time, then Sam BurnsUnderground Soul Solution and Good Buddies at Eighteenth Street Lounge in the evening. Everything you need to keep you dancing through to the early hours of Monday morning.

Here’s my full list of DC House Grooves Top Picks for the weekend, Thursday through Sunday. You know the drill by now; Facebook users can click the link at the top of each section to see a list of event pages. For the rest of you, Google is your friend if you need more info. Hope to see some of you in the Flash Bar on Saturday night!

DC House Grooves Top Picks Thursday May 16

playlist with jubilee and ramirez
ESL Thursday
Headroom may
charlotte de witte at u hall
deep tech residents at zeba
Deep Tech Residents Night at Zeba Bar
preview happy hour

DC House Grooves Top Picks Friday May 17

sequence wata igarashi
sit navbox jus nowhere at flash
socoba happy hour fundraiser
sleaze hannah holland
nkc djoser at studio ga ga
adrian loving and friends at el techo
4 hours of funk dj diaspora
caspian raha wala

DC House Grooves Top Picks Saturday May 18

matthew herbert at flash
boiler room dc roam
ESL Saturday Dicky Trisco
reflections jandro trevski
egoless live
district inferno

DC House Grooves Top Picks Sunday May 19

sunday love
good buddies
ESL Sunday Good Buddies

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Techno Events in Washington DC May 9 to May 12

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Big respect to everyone who joined us at Eighteenth Street Lounge last Thursday to celebrate my birthday at Playlist. Now that was a fun time! Big thanks to Jubilee & Ramirez for inviting me to play and to all the staff at Eighteenth Street Lounge for their hospitality. Always a pleasure playing at ESL.

On to this weekend, and we here at DC House Grooves are super excited, because the founder of the Underground Quality record label and Underground Quality Radio where we broadcast our regular show, DJ Jus-Ed, is coming to town! In anticipation of his performance at Sundays Rooftop at Eighteenth Street Lounge on Sunday, Jus-Ed will be joining us in the DC House Grooves studio on Saturday night for a very special edition of the DC House Grooves Show with residents Andy Grant, Ramirez and Katrina Mir, and special guest Jus-Ed. Tune in from 10pm ET at www.undergroundquality.com or at Underground Quality Live.

Tune In Audio: http://bit.ly/UQRadio
Tune in Video: http://bit.ly/UQ-Live
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/384667825465037/

DC House Grooves Show Jus Ed

Then on Sunday night, head to the patio at Eighteenth Street Lounge to catch the man himself throwing down with Benoit at another edition of Sundays Rooftop. No cover, so no excuses! I can’t think of a better way to close out the weekend.

RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/395418957848369/

sundays rooftop jus-ed

Other highlights this weekend include Black Motion with Jandro at U Street Music Hall, and, of course, Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge on Thursday, then on Friday Sprüdel with Vincent Neumann, Juana b2b Arthur Kimskii and Rush Plus is the move for top quality techno with friends and family in an intimate warehouse space. Just remember, advance tickets are required, and it’s BYOB.

sprudel

Also on Friday, Flash: OFF features Damien Lazarus & Adriatique with locals Sarah Myers, Markinthedark and Mazi R. Flash warehouse parties always deliver the goods, with high production values and four point sound system in a brand new warehouse space. Advance tickets recommended.

Flash off

Saturday’s highlight is this year’s Funk Parade. If you’re in the U Street area Saturday afternoon, make sure you head to the annual Funky 4 U at Velvet Lounge. Always an amazing line up of locals bringing the funk out in the back yard. Saturday night, I recommend heading to Baltimore for Underground Resistance‘s John Jammin Collins at Darkroom, or Deep Sugar with Ultra Naté & Lisa Moody at Factory 17. Spoiled for choice!

john jammin collins darkroom

Sunday afternoon, Sunday Love at Flash is always a good time, then we’ll see you on the patio at Eighteenth Street Lounge for Sundays Rooftop with DJ Jus-Ed and Benoit.

Plenty more to choose from this weekend! See below for my full list of DC House Grooves Top Picks, featuring all the best underground house and electronic music events in and around Washington DC this weekend, Thursday through Sunday. See you on the dance floor!

DC House Grooves Top Picks Thursday May 9

Black Motion with jandro
playlist with jubilee and ramirez
ESL Thursday
Associate Radio hour
deep tech residents

DC House Grooves Top Picks Friday May 10

sprudel
Flash off
LoveGrove at Allegory
district drop inn

DC House Grooves Top Picks Saturday May 11

funk parade 2019
funky 4 u
sunset and chill
john jammin collins darkroom
deep sugar
leon vynhall dj kicks tour flash
disco district funk parade edition
Limited edition 004
deep tech backbar
voyagers launch party

DC House Grooves Top Picks Sunday May 12

sundays rooftop jus-ed
ESL Sunday
Sunday Love

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Techno Events in Washington DC May 2 to May 5

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Huge thanks to everyone who came out last Friday to kick off my birthday celebrations with me and Katrina Mir at Jimmy Valentine’s. I really appreciate you all making the effort! I, for one, had an amazing time playing records and shuffling around the dance floor 🙂 We’ll be celebrating my birthday in earnest this Thursday night May 2, when I’ll be joining Jubilee and Ramirez behind the decks at Playlist at Eighteenth Street Lounge. Packing some amazing tunes, it’s going to be a beautiful evening, so let’s have some fun on the patio! Hoping to see some DC House Grooves readers on the dance floor.

RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/452626388844912/

playlist with jubilee ramirez and andy grant

Just a quick post this week, as I need to get all my music organized for tomorrow. Lots of great stuff happening this week at all the usual spots, Eddie C at Eighteenth Street Lounge on Saturday being the highlight, plus a whole load of cool happenings around Catharsis on the Mall. If you’re up for something different, head over to the National Mall and check it out. I’m not particularly in the know about Catharsis, but between Hearts Collective at the Asgard Dome and Sunset and Chill at Catharsis on the Mall amongst other things, looks like there’s plenty to keep you grooving.

ESL Saturday

Before I get to this week’s listings, here’s a great little slice of after hours acid, techno, house & breaks from our very own Katrina Mir. Something to listen to as you plan your weekend dance floor strategy.

Here’s this week’s listings, featuring all the best underground house and electronic music events on my radar in and around Washington DC, Thursday through Sunday. Facebook users can click the link at the top of each section to view the list of event pages for each day. Hope to see you at Eighteenth Street Lounge Thursday night, and make sure you check back next week for info on all the best underground house and electronic music events in DC over the weekend.

DC House Grooves Top Picks Thursday May 2

playlist with jubilee ramirez and andy grant
ESL Thursday
sleaze i thee wed

DC House Grooves Top Picks Friday May 3

priku taiga throe
jando and coolhandluke
decibel collective backbar
breaking boundaries
hearts collective catharsis
sunset and chill catharsis
flipside dave russell

DC House Grooves Top Picks Saturday May 4

ESL Saturday
saturday at el techo
Phreak
blend backbar takeover
deep impulse i'm not into labels

DC House Grooves Top Picks Sunday May 5

hold tight martin miguel
ESL Sunday
cinco de mayo at el techo
cinco de mayo on the river