DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Techno Events in Washington DC April 25 to April 28

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Welcome back to another edition of DC House Grooves Top Picks. Kicking off this week’s edition with a heads up on a couple of events to put in your calendar in the coming weeks. May 10 kicks off the inaugural event of Sprüdel, a new warehouse event curated by Arthur Kimskii and crew. The first event features Vincent Neumann, Juana B2B Arthur Kimskii, and local favorites Rush Plus for what’s sure to be a night of solid tunes and good vibes. The event is described as “…a gathering for all the fun loving freaks, artists, dancers, office workers with secret kinks and everyone in between that needs a fun night on the dance floor. Come play with us.” If that doesn’t entice you through the door, I don’t know what will! Super early bird tickets are already gone to those in the know, but you can still pick up $15 early birds if you move fast.

Advance tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1255795
RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2274437516145573/

Another one to put in your calendar is Boiler Room Washington DC: ROAM Warehouse Party on May 18, although if you haven’t grabbed your ticket already, you’ll need to be on the case. Despite the line up not yet being announced, the good ravers of DC couldn’t resist the calling to be seen shuffling behind a well known DJ in the Internet, so the initial release of tickets sold out quickly. 100 more tickets will be released on May 1 at 12pm sharp, and once those are gone, that’s it, no Boiler Room DC for you. Your best bet to make sure you secure a ticket is to sign up for the ROAM Email List to get a reminder before those tickets go on sale. It’s the place to be seen on May 18, don’t get left out in the cold!

Sign up for ROAM email list: http://bit.ly/roamemail
Advance tickets (available May 1 12pm): https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1255795
RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2227662544165960

So what about this weekend? Plenty of great events, as usual. I’ll be kicking off my celebrations of 48 rotations around the sun this Friday at Reflections with Katrina Mir and Andy Grant at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club. We’ll be packing several record bags full of heat, playing B2B all vinyl open to close, and it would be just wonderful if you could join us on the dance floor for what’s sure to be a super fun evening filling with nothing but good vibes all the way. No cover, cheap dranks, Martin Audio sound system, and best of all, WE’RE CELEBRATING MY BIRTHDAY! Everything you could ask for in a quality night out on the dance floor. I hope to see you there, although if you can’t make it Friday, mark next Thursday May 2 on your calendar, as I’ll be continuing my birthday celebrations joining Jubilee & Ramirez behind the decks at Playlist at Eighteenth Street Lounge.

RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2219938178223879/

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On Saturday, we’ll be recovering from a night behind the decks at Jimmys with a night behind the decks on home turf at DC House Grooves HQ, broadcasting episode #047 of the DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio with me, Katrina Mir and Ramirez. The needle drops at 10pm ET, and by now you know what to expect; quality underground vibes, the right soundtrack to your Saturday night. Audio only stream at Underground Quality, video stream on the Underground Quality Live YouTube channel.

Tune In Audio: http://bit.ly/UQRadio
Tune in Video: http://bit.ly/UQ-Live
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/415386935675755/

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Other highlights this week include Playlist with Jubilee and Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge plus Article004: The Long Count Cycle at U Street Music Hall and Dax J at Flash on Thursday, then on Saturday you can catch Vatican Shadow in a church with the ROAM crew, chillax on the dance floor at the Cloudwatch 25 year anniversary at Dark Room, Baltimore or get into a spot of fire dancing at the first Sunset & Chill of the season featuring Fort Knox 5 at Olde City Farm & Garden.

cloudwatch 25 year anniversary

Sunday afternoon, do not pass Go, do not collect $200, head directly to Flash for Sunday Love with new jersey house legend Tony Humphries with local support from Heather Femia, Mazi and DJ Soul. An incredible Sunday Love line up in the Green Room, and with the Love Bazaar Marketplace on the club level, you’ve got all the ingredients for an amazing Sunday evening. Pro tip: don’t pay door prices, grab your tix in advance for $12.

sunday love with tony humphries

Sunday night, head to Eighteenth Street Lounge for Sam Burns’ weekly Underground Soul Solution and the next edition of Sundays Rooftop with Detroit OG Allan Ester and Benoit. The perfect way to wrap up your weekend on the dance floor.

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See below for all my Top Picks for the weekend, Thursday through Sunday. Facebook users can click the title for each section to view the list of event pages over on Facebook. For the rest of you, Google is your friend. See you on the dance floor, and of course, right here, same time, same place, next week.

DC House Grooves Top Picks Thursday April 25

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article 004 the long count cycle
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DC House Grooves Top Picks Friday April 26

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gaiser thor oliver caine at flash
the vortex studio ga ga
blush at the green lantern
prime time eddie funkster
moco boogie

DC House Grooves Top Picks Saturday April 27

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ROAM Vatican Shadow
cloudwatch 25 year anniversary
nima gorji etienne navbox at flash
Yola at Allegory
sunset and chill fort knox 5
house rhythms at zeba bar
nuff respect trev-ski
mass transit charles feelgood
brolapse dew drop ionn
Vinyl Purist Radio episode 27
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DC House Grooves Top Picks Sunday April 28

sunday love with tony humphries
sundays rooftop alan ester ESL
ESL Sunday

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Techno Events in Washington DC April 18 to April 21

Here we go with another weekly post featuring all the best events in Washington DC. Nearly five years of weekly posts, and we’re still going strong! DC House Grooves coming in hot at Eighteenth Street Lounge on Thursday, with Katrina Mir joining Jubilee & Ramirez behind the decks for Playlist. With a fresh delivery of wax in her record bag, she’s not planning on taking any prisoners, so do yourself a favor and head to ESL at 10pm to catch one of DC’s finest up and coming talents doing what she does best. Always a revelation when Katrina Mir gets behind the decks.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2194219360892593/

playlist with jubilee ramirez and katrina mir

Friday night, I recommend checking out Club Cuttlefish at Ten Tigers Parlour with DC Voices, Control Freq and DJ Freeze, or perhaps Minesies with Che & Baronhawk at Jimmy Valentine’s. Flash also looks on point, with Cap, N/UM and Jus Nowhere in the main room, J Swink and Charles D in the Green Room and Philco & Tommy Cornelis in the Flash Bar.

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Saturday night, kick off your evening at Flash to catch the mighty XDB making his Flash debut alongside Galcher Lustwerk and Navbox. In the Green Room, Benoit & Luke hold things down open to close, with Steve Seagull, Throe and Mike Harvey in the bar.

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Later on, all things lead to the spot for Late Night Mischief‘s 420 celebration featuring a fantastic line up including Huerta, Jus Nowhere, Yola and Team Zapata. You’ll need advance tickets for this one, but the good news is early birds are still available for only $15. Don’t sleep!

Advance tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1248720
RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2016820338446807/

later night mischief huerta

Sunday afternoon, Sunday Love at Flash and District Inferno with Sam Burns at El Techo are both worth checking out, then on Sunday night, all roads lead to Eighteenth Street Lounge for ESL Sunday with Sam Burns’ Underground Soul Solution and Good Buddies with Samantha Francesca and Philco. Always the best way to close out your weekend!

Before this week’s listings, a little bit of music for you. Here’s the recoding on last week’s DC House Grooves show on Underground Quality Radio with me, Andy Grant, Katrina Mir and Ramirez. SoundCloud and YouTube embeds below. Proper underground grooves served up fresh from the wax.

Tune in to the next DC House Grooves Show at 10pm ET on Saturday April 27. You know it makes sense!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2190743047678199/

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Here’s my full list of Top Picks for the weekend, featuring all the best underground house and techno events in Washington DC this weekend, Thursday through Sunday, and even a couple of drum and bass events for good measure. Facebook users can click the link at the top of each section to see the list of event pages for each day. If you find these weekly updates useful, please help spread the work by sharing with your friends, and come back next week for your weekly guide to all the good stuff on the dance floor in Washington DC.

DC House Grooves Top Picks Thursday April 18

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ESL Thursday
headroom listening sessions April
cadence at flash

DC House Grooves Top Picks Friday April 19

club cuttlefish at ten tigers
cap num at flash
minesies at jimmys
moco boogie
3d presents dillinja at u hall

DC House Grooves Top Picks Saturday April 20

galcher lustwerk XDB at flash
later night mischief huerta
fractal love at el techo
twilight vibes
house of boom at backbar
blend presents saturday social

DC House Grooves Top Picks Sunday April 21

sunday love earth night special
good buddies with samantha francesca and philco
ESL Sunday
district inferno at el techo

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Techno Events in Washington DC April 11 to April 14

Another fine weekend line up this week in the District. I can tell things are heating up for the summer, as it is taking me longer and longer each week to compile the list of Top Picks for the weekend! The highlight this weekend is the second edition of Daytime Discotheque for 2019 featuring Demuja with support from Zamkov, Samantha Francesca and Kundalini. Always a good time at the Daytime Disco, so grab your advance tickets, pack your booze, meat and veggies, and head to the spot for some serious Sunday grooving. Remember, no door sales, so plan ahead!

Advance tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1244879
RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/824821217852888/

On a related topic, worth mentioning that Late Night Mischief is back next weekend for a very special 4/20 event featuring a fantastic line up including Huerta, Jus Nowhere, Yola and Team Zapata. We’ve already grabbed our tickets; I hope you can join us on the dance floor to celebrate everyone’s favorite holiday. Early birds are still available for only $15, don’t sleep!

Advance tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1248720
RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2016820338446807/

Back to this weekend, and you’ll find my full list of Top Picks below. Saturday night, the DC House Grooves crew will be at it again on another edition of the DC House Grooves Show on Berlin’s Underground Quality Radio. Tune in from 10pm ET for quality underground vibes served up fresh from the wax by me, Katrina Mir and Ramirez. You know how we do; whether you’re going out or staying in, 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
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2190743047678199/

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One event that looks really interesting on Saturday night is Wine Light at Eaton Hotel, which features an artist talk from one of my favorite producers, Ron Trent (Prescription), followed by a DJ set from the man himself at Wild Days, with support from Adrian Loving & John Murph. FREE with RSVP at https://tinyurl.com/yxtrcfl9.

ron trent at eaton

One last thing before I get to this week’s listings: this Sunday night brings the season opener of one of DC longest running rooftop parties, Sundays Rooftop. Joining Benoit to kick off this season is Berlin’s John Dimas. For quality grooves to close out your weekend, head to Eighteenth Street Lounge and kick it on the patio with the Deep Secrets crew.

sundays rooftop with john dimas

OK, that’s enough from me. Here’s the full list of Top Picks for the weekend, Thursday through Sunday. Facebook users can click the link at the top of each section to see the list of event pages over on Facebook, and for all you non-Facebook users, Google is your friend. See you on the dance floor.

DC House Grooves Top Picks Thursday April 11

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ESL Thursday
jan blomqvist live at flash
preview happy hour
Associate radio hour

DC House Grooves Top Picks Friday April 12

desyn open to close at flash
sunset and chill green room takeover
roam outlier
love town at velvet lounge
Feroun at Allegory
district drop inn girls takeover
house sessions at studio ga ga
a musical obsession at zeba bar

DC House Grooves Top Picks Saturday April 13

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ron trent at eaton
25 years of ovum at flash
dmv deep at u street music hall
Trev-ski at Allegory
Eklektik Elektrik

DC House Grooves Top Picks Sunday April 14

daytime discoteque demuja
sundays rooftop with john dimas
ESL Sunday
Sparks chris nitti rich thomas at el techo
life at u street music hall

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Techno Events in Washington DC April 4 to April 7

Another amazing, action packed weekend on the dance floor right here in the District of Corruption, and DC House Grooves has the low down on all the good shit. The highlight for this week is Friday night’s jam at the Darkroom in Baltimore featuring two of my favorites all the way from Detroit, Tag aka Scott Grooves and Norm Talley, with support from Feroun and Benoit, brought to you by Kowli Records and Deep Secrets. This one is going to be really special, and to celebrate, DC House Grooves has the super special Uncle Benny discount for you. Use the link below to buy your tickets to get massive 20% discount off advance tickets. That’s one serious discount off the party to be at this weekend! It’s a BYOB joint, the needle drops at 11pm and you’ll be dancing until sunrise. Don’t sleep on this one, people!

20% discount off TAG aka Scott Grooves & Norm Talley at Darkroom, Baltimore


If you can’t make the trip to Baltimore this Friday, then head to Focus at Flash for another incredible Friday night line up featuring the very best of techno, house and bougie / funk / soul / electro. On the main floor, catch The Advent aka G Flame with support from local hero, Technofist‘s Damon Bradley. In the Green Room, former Beats Maneuver headliner Gigi Testa brings the very best of house and disco ably supported by DC House Grooves show resident Ramirez, while in the bar, Trev-ski is joined by Haz & Cam-Run for another edition of Modern Class. An epic line up that’s not to be missed! Advance tickets are just $12, so grab yours now!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/256175348611069/

Before I get into the full list for this weekend, here’s the recording of Saturday night’s DC House Grooves Show #045 on Underground Quality Radiofeaturing me, Andy Grant, and Katrina Mir. Sadly Ramirez couldn’t join us for this one, and we ended up going deeper, dubbier and techier than usual. Seems to be the direction we end up going when Katrina and I go B2B. Check it out below either on SoundCloud or YouTube. We’ll back back with DC House Grooves Show Episode #046 on Saturday April 13 at 10pm. Mark it in your calendars and tune in for the very best in underground vibes served up fresh from the wax.

Other highlights for this weekend include Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge and Sleaze‘s second anniversary at Wonderland on Thursday, then on Saturday, the Sequence crew are at it again with a serious line up including Umfang, Akua & Juana (Discwoman) and Furtive. Sequence events are always on point, and they pretty much always sell out, so if you’re thinking of going, don’t waste time; grab your tickets now! They’re on the final release tier, and there won’t be any tickets on the door, so now is your chance. Don’t say I didn’t warn you! It’s a BYOB joint, so make sure you bring what you need with you.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/317331898969207/
Tix: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1238176

Plenty of great choices on Sunday, with Sunday Love featuring Madmotormique, Daniel Cowel and Marko Peli and the new Love Bazaar on the main floor, and at Eighteenth Street Lounge, Sam Burns‘ weekly residency, Smudge and Hold Tight with Admin and Martín Miguel, but for the true house heads, the place to be this Sunday is Baltimore for the pop up party featuring the legendary Master at Work himself, Louie Vega along with Teddy Douglas and DJ Spen. Tickets are just $20.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2663586930325050/
Tix: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nervous-records-basement-boys-productions-present-louie-vega-tickets-59547487137

Ok, here’s my full list of Top Picks for the weekend, Thursday through Sunday. Facebook users can click the link at the top of each section to see the list of event pages over on Facebook. Have an amazing time this weekend, and make sure you come back next week for news on all the best underground house and techno events in and around Washington DC. See you on the dance floor!

DC House Grooves Top Picks Thursday April 4

DC House Grooves Top Picks Friday April 5

DC House Grooves Top Picks Saturday April 6

DC House Grooves Top Picks Sunday April 7

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