DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Techno Events in Washington DC October 10 to October 13

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The Get Down Halloween Adventure is fast approaching! With only a couple more week’s to go, now’s the perfect time to grab your advance tickets, and at only $30 for a whole weekend of quality music, including camping, it won’t break the bank! Taking place just an hour’s drive from Washington DC, deep in the woods near Fredericksburg, VA, October 25 to 27, The Get Down features an amazing local line up from a whole bunch of different crews across two stages, a haunted house, costume contest, meditation and a whole lot more. Andy Grant, Katrina Mir, Ramirez and Kochi are all on the line up, as well as friends of the family Damon Bradley, Heather Femia, Symmetrical and many more. Best of all, The Get Down is a no-bullshit, non-commercial festival, a proper gathering of heads for the love of the music, with a bit of Halloween fun in the mix. It doesn’t get more underground than this! So if you’re up for a fun weekend that’s a little bit different with no bullshit and no pretensions, join us out in the woods October 25 to 27 for The Get Down – A Halloween Adventure.

Advance tickets for The Get Down – A Halloween Adventure

Closer to home, this weekend, we’ll be heading up to El Techo on Saturday night for Fractal Love 5 Women Rule the Night, featuring a set from Katrina Mir as part of an amazing lineup. Just check the flyer below!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/613138732424058/

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Looking head to Wednesday next week, you can catch me, Andy grant, going back to back with Katrina Mir alongside Ozker and Baronhawk Poitier at the Moon Boots After Party at U Street Music Hall. Admission is FREE for ticket holds to Moon Boots with Ozker, or only $10 for just the afters. Looking forward to another amazing night at U Street Music Hall!

Advance tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/moon-boots-after-party-tickets-75919765061
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2338294526483077/

Before this week’s listings, a bit of music for you. Here’s the video stream and audio for last Saturday’s DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality, which featured a headline set from Katrina Mir, with support from me and Ramirez. We’ll be back with another show on Saturday October 19, featurng a headline set from the mighty Ramirez.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2147367435560532/

Too many great events to mention out and about in DC this weekend, but before I get into the listings, if there’s one event you need on your dance floor calendar this weekend, it’s Eddie C at Darkroom in Baltimore this Saturday. Eddie C always delivers the goods and then some, so if you only go to one thing this weekend, make it Eddie C at Darkroom!

Advance tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1306985
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/896002577435023/

eddie c at darkroom

Here’s this weekend’s listings, Thursday through Sunday. First up, we’ve got the weekend line ups at Flash and Eighteenth Street Lounge, followed by flyers for all the best underground house and techno events in Washington DC this weekend, Thursday through Sunday. Choose wisely, have fun, and I’ll see you back here next week for info on all the best dance floor action. We’ll be celebrating Katrina Mir‘s birthday with a very special DC House Grooves event in the Green Room at Flash on Friday October 18, so mark that one in your calendar!

Flash Weekend Line Up Thursday through Sunday

Eighteenth Street Lounge Weekend Line Up Thursday through Sunday

Thursday October 10

ESL Thursday
contact with audiojack and charles martin
preview happy hour
Associate Radio Hour

Friday October 11

carl craig at flash
the rabbit hole with juana and steve kirn
WTF?! with Kochi
joe nice n-type bassline business
ESL Friday

Saturday October 12

fractal love 5
eddie c at darkroom
kevin saunderson and woody
minisies with baronhark and chhe
raha and reza at zeba bar
deep sugar wayne davis birthday bash
ESL Saturday

Sunday October 13

ESL Sunday
district drop in at el techo

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Techno Events in Washington DC Labor Day Weekend Thursday August 29 to Monday September 2

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Big thanks to everyone who came out to Wild Days at Eaton Hotel to groove with me and Katrina last Friday night, and thanks to the team at Eaton for booking us. For those who couldn’t make it, here’s the full recording of the night. Over four house of sublime house and disco bliss served up fresh from the wax.

So it’s another long holiday weekend here in Washington DC, and DC House Grooves Top Picks has the low down on everything you need to know to keep you grooving, Thursday through Labor Day Monday. Speaking of which, who’s up for some house music in the park on Labor Day? DC House Grooves has teamed up once again with Chrysis Entertainment for the Capital House Music Festival 2019, a FREE outdoor event in Malcolm X Park in Washington DC on Labor Day Monday, September 2nd. This family friendly event features an epic line up of local DJ talent, including Sam “The Man” Burns, DJ Tantra, Chosen, Tee Alford, Benoit, DJ Jay Jay, and of course myself, Andy Grant and Katrina Mir. There’ll also be live performances by Dannis Winston, Worldtown Sound Systems and live percussion from Muzikal Dunk. This FREE festival will raise awareness and funds for inner city youth music programs. All participants are donating their time and talent to the event, but donations help keep things on track. If you’re in a position to donate to the event, you can do so here. Every little bit helps! Hope to see you all there on Labor Day 🙂

Website: https://www.capitalhousemusicfestival.org (See last year’s highlight reel!)
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2150450905082012/
Donate: https://www.gofundme.com/f/t56w9-capital-house-music-festival

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To prepare for Monday, we’ll be getting warmed up with a very special Friday night episode of DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio featuring me, Katrina Mir and Ramirez. We’ll be kicking this one off at 11pm ET on Friday night, so head over to the Underground Quality Live YouTube channel, set a reminder, then tune in on Friday!

Tune In Audio: http://bit.ly/UQRadio
Tune in Video: http://bit.ly/UQ-Live
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/497970154323675/

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Saturday night, we’ll be heading to Flash showing crew love for Ramirez as he opens up the club level for Gigi Testa. with Z@p, Peter Kaufmann and Taiga in the Green Room and Markinthedark, Steve Kirn and Kaylasoul in the bar, it’s going to be another epic party across three dance floors. Can’t wait!

RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2317150058533616/
Advance tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1304989

gigi testa with ramirez at flash

Other events to look out for this weekend are Sequence with Sterac, Juana, Ron Jackson, Furtive and Associate, plus an ambient room featuring CC80, Bastet, Lyceum and Damon Bradley on Saturday. Advanced tickets recommended.

Advance tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1298592
RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/412687716261394/

sequence year three with sterac

Then on Sunday, Collective Minds in Baltimore is always a good time, but if you can’t make the trip up 95, DC has you covered with great options like Eighteenth Street Lounge Sunday with Sam Burns and Anthony Nicholson, and Reflections Labor Day Edition at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club with Jacq Jill, Hot Coffee, Joe L, Kundalini and Jandro. Holiday Sundays at Jimmys are always a good time!

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OK, here’s my full list of Top Picks for the weekend. First, you’ll find galleries for the weekend line ups at Flash and Eighteenth Street Lounge, then sections for every day of the weekend, Thursday through Labor Day Monday. Plenty to choose from over the long weekend! Whatever you choose, have an amazing time, and we’ll see you in Malcolm X Park on Monday!

Flash Labor Day Weekend Line Up Thursday through Sunday

Eighteenth Street Lounge Labor Day Weekend Line Up Thursday though Sunday

Thursday August 29

ESL Thursday with Playlist featuring Jubilee and Ramirez
joris voorn at flash
drum club at u street music hall
Associate Radio Hour

Friday August 30

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floorplan at flash
we 2 techno u at studio gaga
fractal love just a pinch
sabeel chohan oddson kaylasoul at el techo
better on foot at eaton
ESL Friday

Saturday August 31

gigi testa with ramirez at flash
sequence year three with sterac
summer heat at jimmys
deep sugar labor day party
labor day yacht party
ESL Saturday with Conscious Contact

Sunday September 1

reflections labor day sunday
collective minds
ESL Labor Day Sunday
sunday love at flash
el techo sunday
deep tech with alan nieves

Labor Day Monday September 2

capital house music festival
skate fever 2019
labor day sunday at el techo

DC House Grooves Show #57 on Underground Quality Radio with Katrina Mir, Ramirez & Andy Grant

Trying out a new format for Episode #057 of the DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio: rather than the usual B2B2B, one of our residents will headline the show with support from the other residents. Episode #057 features Katrina Mir in the headline slot, with support from Andy Grant and Ramirez.

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Techno Events in Washington DC October 3 to October 6

Just about recovered from Blisspop Disco Fest last week! It was amazing to warm up the floor for Sam Burns, Cerrone, Jellybean Benitez, DJ Boring and Honey Sound System. Major thanks to everyone at U Street Music Hall for inviting me to play. It was a really well run event, and it was great to see so many people of all ages getting down to some proper disco grooves. I, for one, really enjoyed digging deep in my collection for disco vibes and leaving the house music at home for once!

This weekend, we’re back with episode #057 of the DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio with me, Andy Grant, Ramirez and Katrina Mir. This time around, we’re switching up the format a bit. Rather than the usual B2B2B, one of us will headline the show, with the support from the other two. For episode #057, Katrina Mir is getting the spotlight, headlining the show after a warmup from me and Ramirez. We’re excited to explore this new format, and looking forward to hearing what each of us brings to the table when given the chance to really throw down! Tune in from 10pm ET this Saturday using the links below.

Tune In Audio: http://bit.ly/UQRadio
Tune in Video: http://bit.ly/UQ-Live
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/388518238763348/

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Before this week’s listings, another quick reminder about The Get Down Halloween Adventure, taking place deep in the woods October 25 to 27. Featuring an amazing local line up from a whole bunch of different crews on two stages, a haunted house, costume contest and overnight camping, tickets are only $30. That’s right, only $30 for a full weekend of music, including camping. Best of all, Andy Grant, Katrina Mir, Ramirez and Kochi are all on the line up, as well as friends of the family Damon Bradley, Heather Femia, Symmetrical and many more. So if you’re up for a fun weekend that’s a little bit different with no bullshit and no pretensions, join us out in the woods October 25 to 27 for The Get Down – A Halloween Adventure.

Advance tickets for The Get Down – A Halloween Adventure

See below for this week’s DC House Grooves Top Picks of the best underground house and electronic music events in Washington DC, Thursday through Sunday. I’ve included the full weekend line ups at Flash and Eighteenth Street Lounge, followed by flyers for all the good stuff on my radar, Thursday through Sunday. Lots of great events happening this weekend; plenty to keep you grooving through the weekend! Have fun, and remember to check back next week for info on all the best underground house, techno, disco and drum and bass events in Washington DC, Thursday through Sunday.

Flash Weekend Line Up Thursday through Sunday

Eighteenth Street Lounge Weekend Line Up Thursday through Sunday

Thursday October 3

playlist
ESL Thursday Playlist
contact with shed
cadence ltj bukem

Friday October 4

digby deadbeat live at flash
deeptech at wild days
Lost in Music
Minimal Format
harder dc with tommy cornelis dj teeth
otter happy hour at trade

Saturday October 5

dc house grooves show katrina mir
afriqua with janeret at flash
hothouse
roamance eaton radio
redeyes resonate
deep decibel at zeba bar
ESL Saturday
sundown mina
michael bibi u street music hall

Sunday October 6

sunday love finale dj three oona dahl
better listen records three year anniversary
ESL Sunday
deep tech at u street music hall

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Techno Events in Washington DC September 26 to Monday September 29

Get ready for an incredible weekend in the District! Blisspop Disco Fest 2019 is here, three nights of disco bliss at U Street Music Hall and 9:30 Club, and it ain’t gonna be easy to decide where to be at any given time! I know where I’ll be on Saturday, though; warming up the room at U Street Music Hall for a parade of legends including Sam “The Man” Burns, The Blackbyrds Jellybean Benitez and Cerrone. I can’t wait! Before going into any more detail about this weekend’s events, congratulations are in order for Connor Wright, the lucky winner of the DC House Grooves Blisspop Disco Fest Ticket Give Away winner. Thanks for playing, Connor. Check your email for details on how to claim your prize of a pair of tickets worth over $100 to all five events at Blisspop Disco Fest! Huge thanks to everyone who took part in the draw. If you didn’t win, check DC House Grooves in future for more free give aways. Advance tickets are still available for all the events, and you’ll find all the ticket links below. I play at 8pm on Saturday at U Street Music Hall, and I’m really looking forward to setting the mood right. I hope you can make it!

Blisspop Disco Fest ft. Crazy P (DJ set) at U Street Music Hall

Tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1878762
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/453402802169582/

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Blisspop Disco Fest ft. The Black Madonna at 9:30 Club
Tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1878762
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Blisspop Disco Fest ft. Cerrone at U Street Music Hall
Tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1879303
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/371682583544591/

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Blisspop Disco Fest ft. Chromeo at 9:30 Club
Tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1879218
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1313550098816855/

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Blisspop Disco Fest Closing Party ft. Gay Marvine
Tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1886473
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/714734288940486/Image

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Before I get into the everything else going on this weekend (and there’s a whole lot more beyond the disco fest!), a quick heads up about a fun grass roots festival that DC House Grooves is taking part in October 25 to 27, The Get Down Halloween Adventure. Featuring an amazing local line up from a whole bunch of different crews on two stages, a haunted house, costume contest and overnight camping, tickets are only $30. That’s right, only $30 for a full weekend of music, including camping. Even better, if you buy your tickets before October 2, you can get early bird tickets for only $20! Best of all, Andy Grant, Katrina Mir, Ramirez and Kochi are all on the line up, as well as friends of the family Damon Bradley, Heather Femia, Symmetrical and many more. So if you’re up for a fun weekend that’s a little bit different with no bullshit and no pretensions, join us out in the woods October 25 to 27 for The Get Down – A Halloween Adventure.

Advance tickets for The Get Down – A Halloween Adventure

Back to this weekend, and there are some super cool happenings beyond the disco fest that you need to know about. On Saturday afternoon at the Hirshhorn Museum, there’s a screening of the film God Said Give ‘Em Drum Machines: The Story of Detroit Techno, with an introductory talk with the film’s director, producer and Detroit legend Delano Smith, a big DC House Grooves favorite! Free advance tickets are sold out, but there may be some tickets on the door if people don’t show up.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/548064509067190/

god said give em machines the story of detroit techno

Then on Saturday night, the after party for the movie screening is the DC edition of Soul Clap‘s House of E Funk party at Flash. Always a highlight of Movement Weekend, it’s great to see House of E Funk in DC, and equally great to see some local representation on the characteristically epic line up, with Sol Power All Stars, Trev-ski, Philco and Samantha Francesca all putting in an appearance. I’m super psyched to see two of my favorite Detroiters Norm Talley and Scott Grooves on the line up. Hoping to catch their sets after Jellybean and Cerrone at U Street Music Hall! Second release tickets are still available for only $25. Grab yours now, as they’ll be a lot more on the door.

Advance tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1297473
RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2295520180760842/

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You’d think that would be enough for the weekend, but there’s plenty more to choose on Washington DC’s dance floors, Thursday through Sunday. See below for Flash and Eighteenth Street Lounge‘s weekend line ups, plus full listings of all the best underground house and techno events in Washington DC, Thursday through Sunday. Hope to see you at U Street Music Hall on Saturday, and make sure you check back next week for all the best info on what’s good on the dance floor in Washington DC.

Flash Weekend Line Up Thursday through Sunday

Eighteenth Street Lounge Line Up Thursday though Sunday

Thursday September 26

deep tech residents night
fam night get face
purple disco machine
Associate Radio Hour

Friday September 27

dusky at flash
Album release Discuji B2B Lovegrove
Discuji B2B LoveGrove at Wild Days at Eaton
otter happy hour
late night carry at dew drop inn

Saturday September 28

soul claps house of efunk DC
god said give em machines the story of detroit techno
The Dance Zeba Bar
leng sessions
ElDiscoTecho Charity Brunch

Sunday September 29

blisspop disco fest gay marvine
Sunday Lovel Atish Mark Slee
Heather Femia at El Techo
deep sugar rooftop jam 5
good buddies with philco and samantha francesca
ESL Sunday