DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC January 24 to January 27

Just about recovered from last weekend, and it’s time to do it all again! Another big weekend ahead, and DC House Grooves has everything you need to know to plan your dance floor itinerary, Thursday through Sunday. There’s some good shit going down this weekend, so pay attention! Now you may or may not have noticed, but I haven’t been playing out much lately. It has been great to step back from things for a bit, take some time out from DJing, spend some quality time digging through my record collection and actually listening to music, but now I’m ready to get out and spin some discs again. I’m pleased to announce I’ll be opening up the main room at Flash this coming Saturday, warming up the floor for one of my all time house music heroes Chez Damier as part of an epic multi dance floor line up that includes Better Listen Sessions with Martín Miguel & Heights in the Green Room and USB‘s second anniversary with Wade Hammes, Elliott Sloan, Nick Flynn and J Swink in the bar. Seriously quality on all three floors! If you haven’t heard Chez Damier spin before, I strongly encourage you to make your way to Flash on Saturday. He brings a dance floor magic that’s rarely experienced these days, a performance filled with pure joy and true emotion. Trust me on this one, there will be tears of joy on the dance floor this Saturday night! Advance tickets are highly recommended, available on Resident Advisor. Huge thanks to the team at Flash for inviting me to be part of this amazing line up!

Advance tickets for Chez Damier with Andy Grant at Flash
RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/235703650673851/

Chez Damier with andy grant at flash

Looking ahead to next weekend, and DC House Grooves returns to the main room at Flash, with Katrina Mir making her main room debut supporting the amazing Dana Ruh for what promises to be a very special night of music from two super talented underground DJs. Dana Ruh has been on our radar since her debut album on Jus-Ed‘s Underground Quality label, so it is only fitting that Underground Quality Radio resident Katrina Mir warms up the Funktion Ones for her next week. First release tickets are still only $8!

Advance tickets for Dana Ruh withKatrina Mir at Flash
RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1946807465628628/

Before I get into the highlights for this weekend, a little bit of music for you. Here’s the playback of last Saturday’s DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio with me, Ramirez and Katrina Mir. Seriously good underground tunes, with just a lil bit of emergency loop mode 😉 Seriously, though, watch Ramirez handle that shit like a boss.

OK, hightlights for this weekend. Thursday night, Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge is always the right choice for quality underground house music. For techno, head to Flash for Focus with Lucy and support from Technofist‘s Damon Bradley. Quality line up right there!

lucy damon bradley

Lots of quality local events happening on Friday, highlights being Club Cuttlefish at Ten Tigers Parlour with Hank Jackson, DJ Freez and Sleepy G and Souled Out! at Zeba Bar with the Jones Boys. Allways a solid crowd at Souled Out!.

club cuttlefish at ten tigers

Saturday night, you’ll be at Flash to catch me and Chez Damier, right? Well, if you feel like something a bit more intimate, I highly recommend Roots & Spirits at Jimmy  Valentine’s  Lonely Hearts Club with DC House Grooves Show resident Ramirez alongside Solomon Sanchez and Jandro working the Martin Audio sound system on our favorite off-the-beaten-path dive bar.

Roots and Spirits with Ramirez, Solomon Sanchez and Jandro

Sunday, I recommend heading to El Techo to celebrate Jandro‘s birthday at Jandro  &  Friends, featuring the man himself alongside Cousin Luke, KaylaSoul, Mike Harvey, Steve Kirn and Markinthedark. Fun times at El Techo! Then, when you’re ready, head up to Eighteenth Street Lounge for Sam Burns‘ weekly residency and Sundays Rooftop with Benoit aka Uncle Benny at the controls open to close. The perfect way to wrap your weekend on the dance floor!

jandro and friends at el techo

OK, here’s my full list of DC House Grooves Top Picks for the long weekend. Check out the event flyers below, and click on each section heading to see the list of event pages over on Facebook. Hope to see you on the dance floor this coming Saturday, and make sure you come back next week for everything you need to know to plan your weekend on the dance floor in Washington DC.

DC House Grooves Top Picks Thursday January 24

Playlist Jubilee & Ramirez
Thursday at Eighteenth Street Lounge
Focus with Lucy and Damon Bradley at Flash

DC House Grooves Top Picks Friday January 25

Club Cuttlefish Hank Jackson
&Me with Solomon Sanchez at Flash
Souled Out with The Jones Boys
Breaking Boundaries at Jimmys
House of Boom at Backbar
Silicon Based Lifeform at Studio Ga Ga
Brothers Brau at El Techo
Primetime with Trev-ski and Nitekrawler

DC House Grooves Top Picks Saturday January 26

Chez Damier with Andy Grant at Flash
 Roots and Spirits at Jimmys
The Dance at Zeba Bar
Nuff Respect Trevi-ski Grand Duchess
Dastan and Friends at El Techo

DC House Grooves Top Picks Sunday January 27

ESL Sunday Sundays Rooftop
Jandro and Friends at El Techo

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC MLK Holiday Weekend January 17 to January 20

Ready for the long weekend ahead? I hope you’re ready for a weekend on the dance floor, as DC’s got another super hot line up of quality underground events to keep you dancing right through to Monday. If you’re in town for Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend, be sure to check out MALLORY2019, an exclusive guide to the best unofficial, underground events over MAL Weekend from our queer correspondent, The NeedleXchange‘s Tommy Cornelis. Tommy has done an incredible job of pulling together everything you need to know to find the best underground events over the weekend, so if you’re in town for MAL, make sure you check out MALLORY2019!



You’ll find many of the MALLORY2019 events in my DC House Grooves Top Picks  below. I’ve included flyers for all the best underground events, Thursday through Sunday, and if you click the section headings, you’ll head over to Facebook for a full list of Facebook event pages for each day. On Thursday, I recommend heading to Headroom  Listening  Sessions at Flash early to hear the latest from DC’s finest local producers, then later on head to Eighteenth Street Lounge for Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez or Sleaze XXXL featuring Mark O’Brien at The Dew Drop Inn.

Lots to choose from Friday night, but we’ll be heading to Wild Days at Eaton to catch one of our Beats Maneuver headliners from last summer Rissa Garcia making her return to the capital. Rissa always delivers!

Also worth a look on Friday are Anywho at Ten Tigers Parlour with the Max D, Sami, Geo Rip and former Beats Maneuver guest Sleepy G. Quality music all night long, and no cover.

Saturday night, Katrina Mir, Ramirez and myself will be kicking off the evening with another edition of the DC House Grooves Show on Berlin’s Underground Quality Radio from 10pm ET. Tune in at www.undergroundquality.com on on the Underground Quality Live YouTube channel.

DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio

Out on the town, TNX with Octo Octa B2B Eris Drew is the move for Saturday. Make sure you pick up advance tickets, as that one’s probably going to sell out!

TNX Octo Octa Eris Drew

Other solid choices for Saturday at Onur  Özer at Flash, DJ Spen at Eighteenth Street Lounge, of if you’re in Baltimore or feel like a short road trip, the Deep Sugar crew are at it again at Club 1722.

Sunday, catch Sam Burns at his weekly residency at Eighteenth Street Lounge, or maybe head next door to the Public Bar rooftop for the last ever party there before it closes. We had some good times on that rooftop with our Beats Maneuver parties last summer. Sad to hear it is closing down. Another great choice for Sunday is The Cluck Off at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club with Carlos Souffrant, Juana and Jacq Jill. Always a good time at Jimmy’s!

OK, here’s my full list of DC House Grooves Top Picks for the long weekend. Check out the full list, and don’t forget to check out MALLORY2019! See you on the dance floor.

DC House Grooves Top Picks Thursday January 17

Headroom Listening Sessions
ESL Thursday Playlist Jubilee & Ramirez
Sleaze XXXL
Otter Happy Hour & Fam Night
Preview Happy Hour

DC House Grooves Top Picks Friday January 18

Rissa Garcia Wild Days
Honcho Josey Rebelle
Anywho Geo Rip Sleepy G
WTF?! with Kochi
MLK Weekend Kick Off
Adrian Loving and Friends
4 hours of funk james brown and prince

DC House Grooves Top Picks Saturday January 19

tnx octo octa eris drew
Octo Octa b2B Eris Drew

DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio
DJ Spen at ESL
Deep Sugar MLK Weekend
Heavy Rotation
Yola at Allegory

DC House Grooves Top Picks Sunday January 20

The Cluck Off Carlos Souffront
ESL Sunday Sam Burns
Decibel Collective & Friends
MAL Weekend Closing Dance
The Speakeasy Disco
Wunderdisco Life on Planets

DC House Grooves Show #16 with Andy Grant, Ramirez & Katrina Mir

DC House Grooves show residents Andy Grant, Ramirez & Katrina Mir are back for their first show of 2018 at 10pm ET / 4am CET. You know what to expect: quality underground dance music, live from DC House Grooves HQ in Washington DC.

For audio only, tune in at http://bit.ly/UQRadio

Tune in to the DC House Grooves Show every other Saturday on Underground Quality Radio.

DC House Grooves Show on UQ Radio



Ladies of the Underground @ Ten Tigers

A hot summer night. A great lineup of local DC ladies. The lovely, comfortable Ten Tigers. Say no more.

Ladies of the Underground with Jett Chandon, Katrina Mir, Meegs & Vanniety Kills at Ten Tigers Parlour

I’ve mostly gone to Ten Tigers for their Thursday night Regrets Only party, but the last few have been lightly attended. Which had me a bit concerned because I like the place and I often end up staying later than I intended to — the hallmark of a great location, IMO. This Friday night started out slow but picked up well around midnight and turned into a good dance floor as the music developed from easy grooves to bangers.

Vanniety Kills started the night out smooth and mellow. Katrina Mir followed that up and built slowly as the audience began to trickle in.

Seemed like everyone I talked to that night had had a bad week, myself included. We all needed to get some dancing in, and we were in the right place for that.

Meegs brought some soul into the mix, as she’d promised me before her set. That got the floor moving and the energy kept climbing. Jett Chandon hit the ground running and got a bit techno — though she did ease up now and then.

It made for an excellent night and I won’t be limiting myself to Thursdays at Ten Tigers anymore!

I know y’all don’t usually listen to the playlists, but this one is especially good: