Fun times on the rooftop at Public Bar on Sunday! Great sets from Kochi, Miles Maeda, Aaron Sparks, and an OK one, I guess, from me 😉 Huge thanks to everyone who came out and supported our third event bringing proper underground house music from headliners you don’t often see in Washington DC, and the very best local talent. Already looking forward to our next one, featuring NYC’s Yuko Jikido bangin’ da box with support from Beats Maneuver residents Katrina Mir & Ramirez and special guest closing out the night, one of my favorite locals, Joe L. Event page coming soon. In the meantime, here’s the flyer. Mark July 1 in your calendar and join us on the rooftop at Public Bar on July 1! And to all you regular readers, DJs and promoters out there, if you find DC House Grooves a useful resource, if you value our ongoing support for local events right here in the District, why not show your appreciation by joining us at Public on July 1 to throw a few shapes / sink a few shots? Looking forward to seeing you there!
So, big weekend on the dance floor heading your way! The big news this weekend is Flash‘s 5 year anniversary celebrations. Hard to believe it has been five years! I know Flash has a few haters out there amongst the cool kids, but we here at DC House Grooves truly appreciate the hard work the team at Flash puts in relentlessly booking the very best underground international talent, while also giving DC’s up and coming local talent a platform to do their thing. We also truly appreciate how well the whole team at Flash, from the door crew to security to the bar staff, look after us every time we play there, making sure we have everything we need and that everything goes smoothly. You guys rock! Sure, the crowd at the club can leave a lot to be desired some nights, but if that’s the price we have to pay to see a constant stream of quality talent, week in, week out, on a world class Funktion One sound system, then, in my opinion, that’s a price worth paying. Flash has become and integral part of what makes Washington DC’s underground dance music community special, and we here at DC House Grooves look forward to many more years of quality events at the club. Congratulations on 5 years, and here’s to many more!
So what’s on deck for the 5 year anniversary celebrations? Here’s the uber-flyer listing everything happening, Wednesday through Sunday, and I’ve included the relevant links and flyer images below. A serious line up of international and local talent to keep you dancing through the weekend.
5 Years of Flash with Eli & Fur, Mina & Rosenberg
5 Years of Flash with Cinthie, Doubtingthomas, Samanatha Francesca, Mazi R, Martinez, Meegs & Miks
5 Years of Flash with Carl Craig, Navbox, Snad, Throe, Taiga, Lucho, Jandro & Philco
5 Years of Flash: Sunday Love with Tiefschwarz & Nima Gorji
One last thing before the links to this week’s Top Picks. Saturday night, we’re at it again with another edition of the DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio, featuring myself, Katrina Mir and Ramirez serving up underground freshness live from DC House Grooves HQ here in Washington DC. Tune in from 10pm ET on Saturday using the links below:
That’s all I’ve got time for this week. I feel like I’m letting so many people down by not giving their events the coverage they deserve, but I just don’t have the time to cover everything. If you want to see all the good stuff happening this weekend, click the links below to see a list of the best events, Thursday through Sunday, and, of course, look out for the DC House Grooves Top Pick logo on event pages across Facebook. The DC House Grooves Top Pick logo indicates a quality event that is worth your time.
One last thing before I sign off for this week. On Sunday night, close out your weekend at homie Saeed Younan‘s Rooftop Sessions with Detlef, Saeed Younan and Rez Ekbatan. Always a good time on the rooftop at our Beats Maneuver home from home, Public Bar.
See you on the dance floor!