DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC February 5 – February 8

We’re back from last weekend’s whirlwind trip to Berlin, and back with another edition of your favorite weekly round up of all things good and groovy in the District. We could tell you all about our Berlin adventures, but it would take far too long, and you’d likely get bored, so we’ll just leave it at we had an amazing time, and would recommend it to anyone; in particular Berghain / Panoramabar. If you’re a lover of house and / or techno, then you should put it on your bucket list. One of the best clubbing experiences we’ve encountered.

Before we move on to this week’s picks, we just want to give a mention to a new project from our friends at 1432R Records called Extended Family. This new mix series is intended to provide a “chronicle of the vibe” in DC right now, showcasing the talents of local electronic musicians and DJs. The first mix is from Mike Petillo, one half of local act Protect-U. You can stream and download Mike’s mix here:

Extended Family Mix of the Month One: Frog in the Coffee Pot – Mike Petillo

The site promises a new mix from a local artist every month, so make sure you bookmark it and check back regularly. Given our mission of promoting quality underground house and electronic music from Washington, DC, we support the Extended Family project 100%, and we’re looking forward to more mixes in the coming months.

So let’s move on and take a look at the DC House Grooves picks for this weekend. Looks like another great weekend, with plenty of quality events to choose from, whatever your musical taste. If you like the look of something, make sure you click through to the event page and click Join, and don’t forget to invite your friends!

Thursday Picks

Lost on Thursdays: February Sanctuary feat. Edo (TFHS / DC) & Bobi Stevkovski (Project B. / Atlanta) at Lost Society

Our top pick for Thursday night is our regular Thursday pick Lost on Thursdays at Lost Society. The theme for February is February Sanctuary, and to kick things off for February the lineup includes local Edo (TFHS) and Bobi Stevkovski (Project B. / Atlanta). Expect quality deep house vibes and the usual friends and family vibe on the Lost Rooftop, and as always there’s a free glass of champagne for the ladies before midnight and all the usual drinks specials. No cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/659824677473163/

Transmission 4/4 w/ Pacific Fur Company (DC) and Philip Goyette (ESL | DC) at Velvet Lounge

Our next pick for Thursday is Philip Goyette‘s monthly party Transmission 4/4 at Velvet Lounge. Philip’s guest this month is up and coming local artist Pacific Fur Company. When Philip books a guest, you know they are worth paying attention to, so for quality vibes away from the crowds, look no further than Transmission 4/4 on Thursday night. No cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/583370231808057/

Henry Saiz, Christauff, DJ Octane at Flash

Next pick for Thursday is Henry Saiz at Flash, with local support from Christauff and DJ Octane. Henry Saiz’s sets are billed as an exciting blend of electrofunk, house, disco and everything in between, which sounds like a great mix for a Thursday night at Flash. Advanced tickets are available for $7 from Ticketfly, and you’ve got a great incentive to get there early, as there’s an open bar from 11pm to 12am with paid entry. It doesn’t get much better than that! As always, we recommend getting there early to catch the opening sets before the club fills up.

https://www.facebook.com/events/411413625703111/

Gryphon After Dark: Feel the Love, Live Dupont Edition

Our final pick for Thursday is Gryphon After Dark, which this week sees a takeover by the Feel the Love open mic night, taking a break from its regular Wednesday night slot at Flash and bringing the vibes to Dupont. The live band with open mic kicks off at 11pm, with DJ support from Philco from 10pm. Show up early if you want a shot at the open mic! A great choice if you want something a change of pace from the usual electronic beats. No cover, no dress code, all love.

https://www.facebook.com/events/404014649761209/

Friday Picks

WTF?! with Corduroy Mavericks and Kochi on Sugar Shack Recordings

We kick off Friday with DJ Kochi‘s WTF?! Radio Show on Sugar Shack Recordings. Always a great bet to get you primed for a night out on the down as you’re heading home from work. The show kicks off at 5pm and runs to 7pm. Tune in at http://www.sugarshackrecordings.com.

https://www.facebook.com/events/641091372661591/

Mark Farina with Karina, Benoit Benoit at U Street Music Hall

We’re struggling to choose a top pick for Friday, so we’ll just have to have two top picks! First up is Mark Farina at U Street Music Hall, with support from Karina (Zoo Project | Berlin) and Benoit Benoit. Mark Farina is always worth catching, particularly on such a great sound system, and Karina and Farina on the same bill is definitely worth your time. Throw in an opening set from talented local Benoit Benoit, and you’ve got a line up to die for. If only Benoit’s name rhymed, then it would be the perfect line up 😉 Advanced tickets are available for $15 from Ticketfly (required for 18 to 20), and its $15 all night on the door. This one will likely sell out, so we recommend you get there early and carch Benoit Benoit’s set.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1500311036897332/

Timo Maas & Wahi at Flash, with Slope Traxx in the Flash Bar

Our other top pick for Friday is Timo Maas at Flash supported by Wahi, with Slope Traxx in the Flash Bar. A regular visitor to DC, its great to see Timo Maas back to rock the main floor at Flash. However, the real highlight for those in the know is local label Slope Traxx, otherwise known as Jubilee Ramirez, who will be rocking the Flash Bar open to close. Take it from us, these guys get it, and they will be bringing the freshest, deepest underground sounds to the bar all night long. $10 advanced tickets are still available from Ticketfly, more on the door, and there’s a complimentary drink with entry before 11pm, so get there early! Pro-tip: there’s no cover for the Flash Bar, so you can enjoy the Slope Traxx vibes for free.

https://www.facebook.com/events/769770019766354/

Saturday Picks

BODY WERK with The Elders and Tim Jackson at DC9 Nightclub

Moving on to Saturday, and again we’ve got a couple of top picks for you. First up is the February edition of our very own Body Werk party at DC9 Nightclub. This month, we are excited to welcome Baltimore’s The Elders (Deep Sugar) to the main room at DC9. Deep Sugar residents Danny & Katie Elder need no introduction to the true heads, and we can’t wait to hear them rock the Void Acoustics sound system open to close. Up on the rooftop, Tim Jackson (Jackson Pro Audio) will be werkin’ the rooftop, laying down the finest house grooves all night long. Expect the finest underground house sounds and a friends and family vibe on one of the best sound systems in town. $2 before midnight, $5 after. No cover.

https://www.facebook.com/events/792076300841753/

Mr.V w/ djmeegs & Philco at Zeba Bar

Our other top pick for Saturday night is Milk Chocolate City Presents Mr.V at Zeba Bar, with support from djmeegs and Philco. With many solid productions under his belt, Sole Channel Music‘s Mr. V promises to deliver a great night of quality house music to our favorite neighborhood dance floor. Throw in support from two of DC’s finest djmeegs and Philco, and you’ve got a recipe for a great night out. If you’re not familiar with Mr. V, check out DC House Grooves’ exclusive interview from a couple of week’s back, and get yourself educated. The party kicks off at 10pm and runs to 3am. Advanced tickets are available for $10 from Eventbrite.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1531984860418630/

Sascha Dive, Navbox & Parker at Flash, with Wizdom Entertainment presents Dino, Heather Femia, Alonzo W. & Marco Geatti in the Flash Bar

Our next pick for Saturday night is Sascha Dive at Flash, with local support from Navbox Parker. Down in the Flash BarWizdom Entertainment presents a great local line up, including DinoHeather FemiaAlonzo W. and Marco Geatti. Advanced tickets are available for $8 from Ticketfly. The Flash Bar opens at 8pm, and the main room runs to 4am, so plenty of bang for your buck. We recommend you get there early to enjoy Parker‘s set before the main room gets too crowded.

https://www.facebook.com/events/772916942777929/

Deep Sessions – Whighzeguy, Encryption, Refugee, Instagib & MC Twisty at Backbar

For quality bass music on Saturday night, we suggest you check out Deep Sessions at Backbar, with a solid local lineup including WhighzeguyEncryptionRefugee and MC Twisty. The Deep Sessions crew always know how to throw down, and you can guarantee they’ll be working the far too big for the room sound system at Backbar to the max. $5, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1557809931128882/

Sunday Picks

Cadence Presents LTJ Bukem, Drone & Ken Lazee at Flash, with Illegal Lizard, Pepe Rivera and Oliver Caine in the Flash Bar

Our top pick for Sunday is a very special event for the DC drum and bass scene. Not quite a year since his last visit to DC, Cadence have secured DnB legend LTJ Bukem for a return visit to the main room at Flash. LTJ Bukem needs absolutely no introduction to any drum and bass fan, and with local support from Drone and Ken Lazee, you know its going to be a special night on the main room dance floor at Flash. Down in the Flash Bar, there’s another great local line up, with Illegal Lizard, Pepe Rivera and Oliver Caine bringing you the finest deep house, tech house and techno to keep you grooving into Monday. Rumor has it that a very special, internationally recognized, guest might be joining the line up in the Flash Bar. Take it from us… you won’t want to miss this. All the early release tickets are sold out, but you can still get final release tickets for $15 from Ticketfly. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1551055128471437/

Church presents Black Asteroid at Public Bar

Our other pick for Sunday is Church presents Black Asteroid at Public Bar. We’re not familiar with Black Asteroid, but if the Church crew are booking him, then you can expect quality, real techno to keep you on the dance floor all night long. Local support comes from resident Steve Kirn and DJ Octane. Doors open at 8pm, no cover from 8pm to 10pm, $10 after.

https://www.facebook.com/events/792315930850097

So those are our picks for this weekend. Below you’ll find full listings of all the best underground deep house and electronic music events in Washington DC from Thursday through Sunday. Remember to click through to the Facebook event pages for more details, and don’t forget to click Join and invite your friends if you plan on attending.

Thursday February 5

Lost on Thursdays: February Sanctuary feat. Edo (TFHS / DC) & Bobi Stevkovski (Project B. / Atlanta) at Lost Society

https://www.facebook.com/events/659824677473163/

Transmission 4/4 w/ Pacific Fur Company (DC) and Philip Goyette (ESL | DC) at Velvet Lounge

Transmission 4/4 w/ Pacific Fur Company (DC) and Philip Goyette (ESL | DC)https://www.facebook.com/events/583370231808057/

Henry Saiz, Christauff, DJ Octane at Flash

Henry Saiz, Christauff, DJ Octane at FlashMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/411413625703111/

Wizdom Entertainment Presents: Looking Deeper at Look Supper Club

Wizdom Entertainment Presents: Looking Deeper at Look Supper ClubMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/364955493684195

Gryphon After Dark: Feel the Love, Live Dupont Edition

Gryphon After Dark: Feel the Love, Live Dupont EditionMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/404014649761209/

Friday February 6

WTF?! with Corduroy Mavericks and Kochi on Sugar Shack Recordings

WTF?! with Kochi on Sugar Shack RecordingsMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/641091372661591/

Mark Farina with Karina, Benoit Benoit at U Street Music Hall

Mark Farina with Karina, Benoit Benoit at U Street Music HallMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1500311036897332/

Timo Maas & Wahi at Flash, with Slope Traxx in the Flash Bar

Timo Maas & Wahi at Flash, with Slope Traxx in the Flash BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/769770019766354/

ESL Fridays with Fort Knox Five, Trev-ski, Chris Seeger, The Metaphysical and Bil Todd at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL FridaysMore details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

Friday Night Jumpoff w/ DeeJay Life, Lady Ryan & DJ Drop at The Lodge at Redrocks

Friday Night Jumpoff w/ DeeJay Life, Lady Ryan & DJ Drop at The Lodge at RedrocksMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/840019196065729/

Saturday February 7

BODY WERK with The Elders and Tim Jackson at DC9 Nightclub

BODY WERK with The Elders and Tim Jackson at DC9 NightclubMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/792076300841753/

Mr.V w/ djmeegs & Philco at Zeba Bar

Mr.V w/ djmeegs & Philco at Zeba BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1531984860418630/

Sascha Dive, Navbox & Parker at Flash, with Wizdom Entertainment presents Dino, Heather Femia, Alonzo W. & Marco Geatti in the Flash Bar

Sascha Dive, Navbox & Parker at Flash, with Wizdom Entertainment presents Dino, Heather Femia, Alonzo W. & Marco Geatti in the Flash BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/772916942777929/

Autograf & Zimmer with Eau Claire at U Street Music Hall

Autograf & Zimmer with Eau Claire at U Street Music HallMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/424101877738774

ESL Saturdays with Lloydski, Juan Zapata, Mr Bonkerz, Ozker, Chris Brooks and DJ Remote Ctrl at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturdays at Eighteenth Street LoungeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

Deep Sessions – Whighzeguy, Encryption, Refugee, Instagib & MC Twisty at Backbar

Deep Sessions - Whighzeguy, Encryption, Refugee, Instagib & MC Twisty at BackbarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1557809931128882/

Deep Vision present: City Sounds w/ Tony Smooth, Hakob, Colin Jeske, and Osman at Jimmy Valentines

Deep Vision present: City Sounds w/ Tony Smooth, Hakob, Colin Jeske, and Osman at Jimmy ValentinesMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/584285778369710

Union Jacked 2 at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Union Jacked 2 at Dr. Clock's Nowhere BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1523096781303113/

Robert Fairbairn and Noah at Phonic

Robert Fairbairn and Noah at Phonic

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/555482851255466/

Rich Medina w/ JahSonic at The Lodge at Red Rocks

Rich Medina w/JahSonic at The Lodge at Red RocksMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/440324919448908/

Basscamp at Sticky Rice

Basscamp at Sticky RiceMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/368899286622353

DJ Bis (Delaware) at Impala

DJ Bis (Delaware) at ImpalaMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1580184448894268

Houseology: Get Up and Dance at St. Mary’s Restaurant & Lounge, Baltimore

Houseology: Get Up and Dance at St. Mary’s Restaurant & Lounge, BaltimoreMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/992468067448057

Enlighten XVII “Bel Amour“ at The Paradox, Baltimore

Enlighten XVII “Bel Amour“ at The Paradox, BaltimoreMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/582026675261849/

Sunday February 8

Cadence Presents LTJ Bukem, Drone & Ken Lazee at Flash, with Illegal Lizard, Pepe Rivera and Oliver Caine in the Flash Bar

Cadence Presents LTJ Bukem, Drone & Ken Lazee at Flash, with Illegal Lizard, Pepe Rivera and Oliver Caine in the Flash BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1551055128471437/

Church presents Black Asteroid at Public Bar

Church presents Black Asteroid at Public BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/792315930850097

ESL Sundays with Sam Burns’ Underground Soul Solution and Mr Bonkerz at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sundays with Sam Burns' Underground Soul Solution at Eighteenth Street LoungeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

The NeedlExchange with Baronhawk, Bil Todd & Tommy Cornelis at Velvet Lounge

The NeedlExchange with Baronhawk, Bil Todd & Tommy Cornelis at Velvet LoungeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1379602309014976/

Thanks for reading this week’s edition of the DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up. Remember to check back next week for full information about all the best house music events in DC. Whether you’re looking for deep house, tech house, soulful house, techno, drum and bass or disco, DC House Grooves has you covered. If you want your event considered for inclusion, please message us through the DC House Grooves Facebook page. Also, we’d welcome your constructive feedback on the DC House Grooves Round Up. If you’ve got an comments or suggestions, please send us a message through the DC House Grooves Facebook Page.

See you on the dance floor!

Author: Andy Grant

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