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!
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!
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!
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!.
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.
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!
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.