DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Techno Events in Washington DC June 13 to June 16

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Another big weekend here in the District, and DC House Grooves has everything you need to plan your weekend on the dance floor. It’s an especially big weekend for us, as we’re celebrating the 50th episode of the DC House Grooves Show on Berlin’s Underground Quality Radio. We’ve been broadcasting every other Saturday for nearly two years now, and with each show, the vibe’s been getting stronger. For episode #50, we’ve put together something a little bit special. Joining me, Ramirez and Katrina Mir in the studio is none other than DC legend Sam “The Man” Burns (Underground Soul Solution, Eighteenth Street Lounge), along with the amazingly talented Candice Mills on live vocals. We’re honored to have two powerhouse local talents joining us to help us celebrate a very special occasion. But wait, there’s more! We’ll be giving away two FREE copies of the latest release on Underground Quality, the Jus-Me EP by DJ Jus-Ed which were dropped off at the studio when the man himself visited a couple of weeks ago.

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Tune in to the show at 10pm ET on Saturday for a chance to win. I’ll be telling you how right before Sam Burns gets on the decks. For reminder to tune in, click the Set Reminder button in the YouTube embed below.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/595042754349750/
Tune In Audio: http://bit.ly/UQRadio
Tune in Video: http://bit.ly/UQ-Live

Before I get into the other festivities for this weekend, a quick reminder to buy your tickets for Late Night Mischief on Saturday June 22, with as fantastic line up featuring DJ Aakmael, DJ Nav and a closing set from our very own Katrina Mir. Late Night Mischief parties always deliver a thick vibe, and with DJ Nav setting the tone, DJ Aakmael taking things to the next level, and Katrina Mir keeping you grooving until sunrise, I can guarantee this one’s gonna be just a little bit special. Advance tickets are just $15, which is steal for a line up of this caliber. Remember, no tickets on the door, so you might as well buy yours now.

Advance tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1274711
RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1039820992869115/

late night mischief

So what about this weekend? A major feature here in Washington DC this weekend is the 6 year anniversary of Flash nightclub, and to celebrate, they’ve put together yet another epic line up of world class talent, international and local, and each night they’ll be kicking off the evening with a complimentary glass of champagne. I can’t believe it has been six years since Flash opened its doors. I, for one, have so many great memories at the club, both on the dance floor and behind the decks. Check the flyers below for the full line up, Thursday through Sunday. Each night looks amazing, like a weekend music festival, all under one roof.

Chus & Ceballos: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1229588
DJ Masda, Taimur, Navbox & Edo: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1272384
Tama Sumo, Lakuti: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1266357
Sunday Love with Yokoo: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1260322

Another event deserving a mention this weekend is Deep Tech presents Hazmat Live this with support from Mina and Baronhawk Poitier at an exclusive warehouse location in northwest DC this Friday night. Detroit’s Hazmat in always on point, so it’s great to see him back here in the District! Advance tickets are $25 from Eventbrite. Grab yours now before the price goes up!

Advance tickets to Hazmat Live
RSVP & Info

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See below for flyers for all the good stuff this weekend, Thursday through Sunday. So many great events to choose from! Whatever you do, make sure you set a reminder & tune in to the DC House Grooves Show on Saturday, and try and stop by Flash at some point over the weekend and raise a glass to celebrate their 6 year anniversary! See you on the dance floor.

Thursday June 13

playlist with jubilee and ramirez
tres manos at el techo
chus and ceballos at flash
preview happy hour
deep tech residents

Friday June 14

hazmat live deep tech
flash six year anniversary week
district drop inn pride edition
rave at warehouse location
rave at warehouse location
a musical obsession at zeba bar
a musical obsession at zeba bar
moco boogie
fractal love presents just a pinch
adrian loving and friends
downtemp rituals
bassline business 3 year anniversary

Saturday June 15

dc house grooves show sam burns candice mills
tama sumo and lakuti at flash
deep sugar dc
jandro and meegs at el techo
chaos night with ron jackson
4 deejays at zeba bar
resonate total science sinistarr trac
140+ at studio ga ga

Sunday June 16

sunday love yokoo
sundays rooftop francis harris benoit
ESL Sunday

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Techno Events in Washington DC Pride Weekend June 6 to June 9

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Another amazing line up of underground events happening this weekend as Washington DC celebrates Pride 2019! Before I get into this week’s Top Picks, a quick mention of a couple of exciting events coming up in the next few weeks. First up, on Saturday June 15 we celebrate 50 (!) episodes of the DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio, and to mark the occasion we’ve got none other than DC house music legend Sam “The Man” Burns joining me, Andy Grant, Ramirez and Katrina Mir in the DC House Grooves studio as our very special guest. We’re honored to be hosting Sam in the studio, and we can’t wait to hear what he’s got lined up for us. Check the event page for more info, and set a reminder to tune in over on YouTube.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/595042754349750/
Set Reminder on YoutTube: http://bit.ly/UQ-Live

Speaking of the DC House Grooves Show, did you check out episode #049 last Saturday. If you missed the show, you can check out the stream below, or listen to the audio on SoundCloud. Saturday’s show was chock full of quality wax fresh from our recent trip to Detroit. Some quality deepness right there!

Another date to mark in your calendar is the following Saturday June 22, which sees the return of Late Night Mischief with a fantastic line up featuring DJ Aakmael, DJ Nav and a closing set from our very own Katrina Mir! Late Night Mischief parties always deliver a thick vibe, and with DJ Nav setting the tone, DJ Aakmael taking things to the next level, and Katrina Mir keeping you grooving until sunrise, I can guarantee this one’s gonna be just a little bit special. Early bird tickets are available now for just $10, which is steal for a line up of this caliber. Remember, no tickets on the door, so you might as well buy yours now.

Advance tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1274711
RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1039820992869115/

late night mischief

Here are my Top Picks for Pride weekend, Thursday through Sunday. Just between you and me, I’ve been seriously considering stopping these weekly posts, as they are taking longer and longer to compile. I started doing this weekly post to give something back to the community, but what I really want to be doing is making and playing music, which obviously requires a lot of time, too. With my day job and a house full of teenagers to look after, something has got to give if I want to meet all my goals. If you really want to know, the reason I keep these weekly posts going is that every single time I go out, someone approaches me . and tells me how DC House Grooves helped them find quality music in DC’s underground community. As long as this blog is helping people find their way to the good shit, I’ll keep things going. I just need to find ways to reduce how long it takes to compile each week, and if that means cutting back on the number of events I include each week, then so be it. There’s just so much going on these days that it takes way too long each week to include everything, so moving forward, I’m just not going to even try being comprehensive. I’m just going to list the events that I think are worth your time, and I’m just going to include the flyer images. You can figure the rest out by yourself. If you’re a promoter and you don’t see your event listed, don’t get mad! The best way to make sure I include your event next time is to make it easy for me and send me the flyer for your event before Wednesday, week of. Don’t make me do all the work. Ok, rant over. Here’s are my Top Pick for Pride weekend. Everything listed below is worth your time. See you on the dance floor!

Thursday June 6

playlist
sleaze pride
deep tech residents

Friday June 7

highkey queers underground
Saeed Younan at Flash
pride otter happy hour

Saturday June 8

tnx pride
skate fever
Danny Tenaglia at Flash
ultra nate a night with wayne davis
The magician u street music hall
decibel collective and friends
deep tech backbar

Sunday June 9

Sunday Love Analog Soul
ESL Sunday Hold tight
Life’s a Ball at U Street Music Hall
Deep Tech on the Potomac- Maiden Voyage

Just a drive by post this week. Blame Detroit!

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Detroit kicked my ass over the holiday weekend, in a really good way, so no Top Picks this week. My favorite set of the weekend was from Rick Wilhite, and if you do anything this weekend, I encourage you to go to Darkroom in Baltimore on Saturday for Karizma, Rick Wilhite and Feroun. Rick really is a try DJs DJ, his music transcending genre and making it impossible for you not to dance. Word has it that there aren’t many advance tickets left, so I recommend you move fast. You won’t regret it!

Advance tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1252069
RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/545833532490450/

Another opportunity to catch exciting Detroit talent this weekend is at Sundays Rooftop at Eighteenth Street Lounge on Sunday, where Benoit is joined by Hazmat Live for another fantastic night of music on the patio. There’s no cover, so you know it makes sense!

RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2064102533884668/

As for the DC House Grooves crew, we’ll be back at it this Saturday with episode #49 of the DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio. We came back from Detroit with a big stack of new, unreleased wax, so we’ve got quite a few treats in store!

Tune In Audio: http://bit.ly/UQRadio
Tune in Video: http://bit.ly/UQ-Live
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/245127783020817/

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Then on Sunday, you can catch me, Andy Grant, and Katrina Mir serving an eclectic mix of rare jams from 3pm to 5pm at the Silver Spring Record Fair at Denizens Brewing Company. With over 20 vendors, a DJ line up including David, Kenny M and Mikie Love, and lots of craft beer, it’s a must for all you vinyl enthusiasts out there. Hope to see you there!

RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/3198195843539314/

OK, that’s it for this week. Plenty of other great events happening over the weekend at all the usual spots, so keep an eye on Facebook and check venue websites listings. Hopefully normal DC House Grooves service will resume next week!

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Techno Events in Washington DC Memorial Day Weekend 2019

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Memorial Day Weekend is here again, the weekend where many of the DC heads skip town for Detroit for Movement Festival and all the associated shenanigans, me and Katrina included. if you’re headed to Detroit, hopefully I’ll see you around. Just remember, it’s DC tradition to be there front and center for Eddie C‘s sunrise set at OK Cool! at TV Lounge. Hope to see you all there!

If you’re sticking around, there’s lots of good stuff to choose from to keep you grooving. With all the big headliners booked elsewhere for the weekend, the holiday weekend provides a great opportunity for locals to take over our favorite clubs, so I highly recommend Friday night at U Street Music Hall with Strikestone!, Hot Coffee, Samantha Francesca and Kundalini on Friday, then Resident Nights vs. DMV Deep at Flash on Saturday with Markinthedark, Jacq Jill, Saad Ashraf and Kundalini.

Samantha Francesca Hot Coffee Strike Stone Kundalini at U Street Music Hall
Resident Nights at Flash

Sunday night sees Jimmy Valentine’s celebrating its 12 year anniversary with a long list of local favorites. Always a family affair at Jimmy’s!

Jimmy vs 12 year anniversary

See below for the full list of events over the holiday weekend, Thursday through Sunday, and don’t forget, Facebook users can click the link at the top of each section to see the full list of event pages. There may or may not be a post next week, depending on what state I’m in after going through the Detroit blender. We’ll see what happens 🙂

DC House Groves Top Picks Thursday May 23

Amelie Lens at U Hall
Playlist
ESL Thursday
Hernan Cattaneo at Flash
deep tech residents at zeba
Deep Tech Residents Night at Zeba Bar

DC House Grooves Top Picks Friday May 24

Samantha Francesca Hot Coffee Strike Stone Kundalini at U Street Music Hall
paco osuna at flash
blush green lantern
sabeel chohan el techo
Full Flex DC
moco boogie
mark farina dj who lovegrove

DC House Grooves Top Picks Saturday May 25

Hot Since 82 at Flash
Resident Nights at Flash
memorial weekend bash
deep sugar rooftop jam
sunset and chill
dastan and friends el techo
UKG Social

DC House Grooves Top Picks Sunday May 26

Jimmy vs 12 year anniversary
sunday love audiofly
ESL Sunday
clubhouse reunion
sunday sunday sunday

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/

boiler room dc roam

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