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

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Just got back from the UK and scrambling to catch up with everything, so just a drive by post this week. See below for the line ups for Flash and Eighteenth Street Lounge this weekend, then my full list of Top Picks for the weekend, Thursday through Sunday. Highlights include Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge on Thursday, then on Friday Flash has an absolutely epic line up with Zip, Thomas Melchior Navbox and Kaufman in the main room, Jenifa Mayanja and our very own Katrina Mir in the Green Room and Cadence with Seany Ranks and Rubble in the Flash Bar. Serious quality across all three dance floors! I’ll be front and center on the dance floor grooving to Katrina and Jenifa open to close. Hope to see you there.

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Saturday night, we’re at it again with episode #52 of the DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio with me, Andy Grant, Ramirez and Katrina Mir. A whole bunch of new wax has landed at DC House Grooves HQ lately; looking forward to taking it for a spin on Saturday! Tune in from 10pm ET on the Underground Quality Live YouTube channel, or at www.undergroundquality.com.

Tune In Audio: http://bit.ly/UQRadio
Tune in Video: http://bit.ly/UQ-Live

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Some great events to choose from on Saturday night, but the hottest ticket in town has to be Jeff Mills at the Apollo 50 Festival after party at the W Washington DC. RSVP for a chance to grab a ticket. Not exactly sure how they are allocated, but give it a shot!

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Sunday night, head to Eighteenth Street Lounge for Sam Burns‘ weekly residency and 10 Years of Deep Secrets with Sistrum label boss Patrice Scott.

Whatever you end up this weekend, it’s gonna be a super hot one in more ways than one, so drink lots of water and stay hydrated! It’s going to be another amazing weekend on the dance floor here in Washington DC! See you on the dance floor.

Flash Line Up July 18 to July 21

Eighteenth Street Lounge Line Up July 18 to July 21

Thursday July 18

ESL Thursday Playlist
Headroom Listening Sessions July
Associate Radio Hour

Friday July 19

zip thomas melchior jenifer mayanja katrina mir at flash
club cuttlefish deep creep
fractal love just a pinch
dmv deep 1 year anniversary at u street music hall
4 hours of funk at artscape
Adrian Loving at El Techo
fourplay at studio ga ga
Deep Tech at Wild Days
ESL Friday Ankia

Saturday July 20

DJ W!ld Jubilee Jacq Jill Philco at Flash
bassline business tmsv and sepia
artscape afterhours
deep sugar artscape weekend
lovetown day party
elevate rooftop pool party
lunar rituals
ESL Saturday Mr Bonkerz Ricky Dunn
mass transit deekline
resonate halogenix

Sunday July 21

ESL Sunday
sunday love soul button

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

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Just a quick post this week due to an unplanned trip to London. No time to compile a full list of events, so just a few quick recommendations. Before all that, did you catch Katrina Mir‘s recent podcast for Daisychain? Check it out below: a solid hour of techno served up fresh from the vinyl.

Thursday night, head to Playlist with Jubilee and Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge for quality house music from two of our finest locals. Then on Friday, head straight back to Eighteenth Street Lounge for the first of three events celebrating 10 Years of Deep Secrets with Detroit legend Rick Wilhite delivering a proper dance floor spanking in the Gold Room. Rick Wilhite performed our favorite set of the weekend at the People of Earth / Deep Crates event at Motor City Wine on our recent trip to Detroit, so miss this one at your peril. Serious disco house techno funk, and whatever the fuck else Rick wants to play, for serious heads. Leave any prejudices at the door and be ready to dance! And if that’s not enough, 4 Hours of Funk with Graham and Fleg take over the patio. Serious business at ESL this Friday night.

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For late night warehouse kink-techno action on Friday, Sprüdel is back with a line up featuring Young Male, Motive-A and Tommy Cornelis. Advance tickets required.

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Saturday night, Navbox and Friends at Flash with Navbox, Jay Prouty and special guests promises to be another great night across three floors, then on Sunday head to Sunday Love at Flash early, then head over the Eighteenth Street Lounge later for Sam Burns, Keenan Orr and Good Buddies with Seth Magoon and Philco. Wherever you end up, if you’re there on the recommendation of DC House Grooves, make sure you let people know! Word of mouth goes a long way 🙂

I’ve included a couple of galleries below with the weekend line ups for Flash and Eighteenth Street Lounge. Plenty of solid underground house and techno between the two to keep you dancing all weekend. I’m sure next week’s post will be another quick one, but some seriously good stuff to look forward to, with Jenifa Mayanja and Katrina Mir in the Green Room at Flash on Friday, and Patrice Scott with me, Andy Grant B2B Ramirez and Benoit on support. It’s gonna be a big weekend!

Flash Thursday through Sunday

Eighteenth Street Lounge Thursday through Sunday

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Techno Events in Washington DC June 27 to June 30

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Fun times at Late Night Mischief on Saturday! I haven’t dance that much since Rick Wilhite kicked my ass in Detroit a few weeks back. DJ Nav set the vibe just right with a quality early set, then Aakmael delivered the goods with a solid 4 hour set of proper house music, with our very own Katrina Mir taking things up a notch keeping us grooving until sunrise with a seriously banging set. Always a good time with at Late Night Mischief! Huge thanks to the Sticky Fingers Collective & Team Zapata for inviting Katrina Mir to play, and for being such amazing hosts. Can’t wait until the next one.

You can catch Katrina Mir alongside me, Andy Grant and Ramirez on Episode #51 of the DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio this Friday June 28 at 10pm ET. Tune in for another quality show featuring quality underground house music served up fresh from the wax. We’ll be putting the brand new Technics 1200 Mk7 turntables through their paces for the first time on Saturdays show. Can’t wait to take them for a spin!

Tune In Audio: http://bit.ly/UQRadio
Tune in Video: http://bit.ly/UQ-Live
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1397695390413518/

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Another quality line up of events this weekend in and around the District. Playlist with Jubilee and Ramirez is the best way to kick off your weekend with quality house music on the patio at Eighteenth Street Lounge on Thursday, then on Friday, after listening to the DC House Grooves Show to get you in the mood, I recommend Sequence.820_Headless Horseman, where the Sequence crew will be rocking a new two room spot with an amazing line up including Headless Horseman live, Jacq Jill, Juana and Damon Bradley in the main room, and Theta Flux live, Ben Jenkins and Associate in the Isolated Paradise ambient room. Advance tickets are recommended, but tickets are available on the door with RSVP.

Advance tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1270621
RSVP: http://bit.ly/SQ820RSVP
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/874372652911878/

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Plenty of great choices for Saturday night. If you’re in the U Street area, I recommend checking out Symmetrical‘s Fractal Love 3 party at El Techo, which runs from 12pm to 1.30am with an amazing line up of locals to keep you grooving all afternoon and into the night. Looks like a lot of fun!

RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/344223919629043/

fractal love 3 at el techo

Sunday brings another edition of Sunday Love at Flash with Acid Pauli and a long list of locals, then on Sunday night all roads lead to Eighteenth Street Lounge for Sam Burns‘ weekly residency, Smudge and Good Buddies with Feroun and Philco.

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See below for my full list of DC House Grooves Top Picks, Thursday through Sunday. Make sure you tune into the DC House Grooves Show Episode #051 on Saturday at 10pm, and check back here next week for a very special July 4 holiday edition of DC House Grooves Top Picks, celebrating 5 years of weekly posts featuring all the best underground house music and techno events in and around Washington DC.

Thursday June 27

playlist with jubilee and ramirez at esl
playlist with jubilee and ramirez
the deep state at studio ga ga
Contact with Pleasurekraft at Flash
Deep Tech Residents at Zeba Bar
preview happy hour with christauff and john mfd

Friday June 28

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sequence headless horseman live jacq jill juana damon bradley
district inferno with samantha francesca marko peli john john
Visions with Tini, Alexandra and KaylaSoul
mazi and friends at el techo
dj bisket discuji at wild days
blush with keenan orr
Blush with Keenan Orr at Green Lantern
moco boogie with kenny m
WTF?! with Kochi
otter happy hour with tommy cornelis
ESL Fridays with DJ Lovegrove
we 2 techno u at studio ga ga

Saturday June 29

fractal love 3 at el techo
John Acquaviva with Simon at Flash
melvo baptiste and will eastman at backbar
nuff respect at the grand duchess
underground experience festival

Sunday June 30

good buddies with feroun and philco at esl
ESL Sunday with Sam Burns and Good Buddies with Feroun and Philco
Sunday Love with Acid Pauli
hearts collective at el techo
dc record fair at eaton dc

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

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/

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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

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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