DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC January 22 – January 25

Here we are again with another Weekend Round Up. Another weekend has flown by all too quickly, and we’re left with hazy recollections of amazing times on jumping dance floors. The MLK Weekend had a spectacular lineup of events, but the one that stood out for us was the Midnight Project party with Fred P, which saw an enthusiastic crowd of true heads getting down to quality tunes all night long. Despite a nasty cold, Fred P really delivered the goods. Andy Grant on opening duties wasn’t too shabby, either, nor were R&B, who delivered a pumping set to close out the night right. Don’t trust us, though, check it out for yourselves. We recorded the whole night, and you can check out all three sets right here. Whether you were there on the dance floor or not, these three mixes are definitely worth your time. Start from the beginning and experience the party as it happened!

Andy Grant Live at Midnight Project Jan 17

 

Fred P Live at Midnight Project Jan 17 

 

R&B Live at Midnight Project Jan 17

 

So what’s DC got in store for us all this weekend? Let’s take a look at the DC House Grooves picks for the coming weekend. If you plan on attending something, please click through to the Facebook event page and click Join to let your friends know you’re going.

Thursday Picks

Black Coffee, DJ Soul, Vanniety Kills at Flash with DJ Oso Fresh in the Flash Bar

Top pick for Thursday is without doubt South African house music superstar Black Coffee making a return visit to Flash, with support from local favorites Vanniety Kills and DJ Soul. Last time Black Coffee played at Flash it was a complete roadblock, and you can expect another packed house this time around as he works his magic on the Funktion Ones. Down in the Flash BarDJ Oso Fresh will be doing his thing open to close. All the reduced rate advanced tickets are sold out already, but you can still grab $20 advanced tickets from Ticketfly, and we expect there’ll be some availability on the door. Not much on this Thursday night, if you’re looking for quality house grooves, Black Coffee at Flash should be top of your list.

https://www.facebook.com/events/820895907973786/

Gryphon After Dark: Lamont Bagfeel // Live Music, No Cover: Neo Soul, Trip Hop, Soul & Jazz

For a change of pace on Thursday night, our pick for you is  Gryphon After Dark at The Gryphon, DC’s favorite new date night. This week, they’ve booked R&B and neo-soul live act Lamont Bagfeel for what’s sure to be an amazing night of music to fall in love to. No cover, no dress code, all love.

https://www.facebook.com/events/327034614162387/

Friday Picks

WTF?!? Radio Show with Corduroy Mavericks & Kochi on Sugar Shack Radio

We kick off Friday as always with Kochi‘s WTF?!? Radio Show on Sugar Shack Recordings. Always a great way to start your weekend, with the quality tunes flowing from 5pm to 7pm ET. Tune in on your commute home and get yourself in the mood to dance!

https://www.facebook.com/events/823448267728972/

Dennis Ferrer with Chris Burns, Sami Y. at U Street Music Hall

Top pick for Thursday night is Dennis Ferrer at U Street Music Hall, with support from Chris Burns and Sami Y. We’ve long been fans of Dennis Ferrer’s releases on Ibadan Recordings and his own label Objektivity, and this is a great chance to hear him do his thing on one of the best sound systems in town. It’s also a great chance to hear two fine local DJs serving up the tunes, so get there early for Sami Y. and Chris Burns. Trust us, you won’t regret the decision. You’ve got a good incentive to get there early, too, as it is free before 12AM for 21+, $15 after.

https://www.facebook.com/events/525868327515715/

Kowli presents: K.atou (Revolt!, Lick my Deck/Athens) at Dark Room, Baltimore

Our next pick for Friday is Kowli Records‘ after hours at the Dark Room in Baltimore, with K.atou. Local support is provided by two of our favorites DJ Lisa Frank and Jubilee, along with residents Kowli and Novac. This party is a real labor of love, and a lot of work has gone into making this space a great after hours venue, so definitely worth the trip to Baltimore. Don’t get there too late, though. Doors close at 3.00 am. If you’re not in by then, you aren’t getting in. Cover is $10. Details of how to purchase advanced tickets are available over on the Facebook event page. For a proper slice of the underground this Friday, this should be top of your list.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1582102702024711/

BaltoTroit Series 2 with Boss Ross and Steve Kirn at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Our next pick for Friday is BaltoTroit 2 at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar, with selectors Steve Kirn and Boss Ross throwing down the funky, groovy, deep techno and pretty much anything else that fits the vibe. These guys know what’s up, so head over to Dr. Clock’s on Friday night for some true quality techno from Steve and the Boss in the intimate setting of Dr. Clock’s. No cover, no dress code… just come as you are and enjoy the tunes.

https://www.facebook.com/events/904616719577996/

ESL Fridays with Carol C, John Jazz, JMack & The Metaphysical at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Our final pick for Friday night is ESL Fridays with Carol C and John Jazz out on the Patio, The Metaphysical in the Gold Room, and J Mack kicking off his bi-monthly residency in the Main Room. We couldn’t be more excited to see J Mack becoming a regular fixture at ESL, and we encourage you to get down there on Friday and show your support.

https://www.facebook.com/events/775376402544537/

Saturday Picks

Deep Sugar with Lisa Moody, Lovegrove, DJ Baby, The Elders, Bryon B-Note Brown and Mookie Wizzo at The Paradox, Baltimore

Top pick for Saturday night is without a doubt the Deep Sugar after hours at The Paradox in Baltimore. But didn’t we already have a Deep Sugar this month, you ask? Well yes we did, but the house music gods are smiling on us this month, and we get a second chance to throw shapes on the dance floor at the best party on the East Coast. This time around, Lisa MoodyLovegrove and DJ Baby will be delivering the goods in the main room, which The EldersBryon B-Note Brown and Mookie Wizzo keep things jumping in The Chamber. We reckon hearing Lovegrove work the main room at The ‘Dox will be something to remember, so make sure you’re on the dance floor for that one. The party kicks off at 11pm and runs until 6am and beyond. $15 on the door, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1511406702454117/

Brouqade Showcase: Anthea, Oshana LiVE, Jubilee at Flash with Christauff, DJ Octane, DJ Tzeech and Janella Abidar in the Flash Bar

Back in DC, our top pick is the Brouqade Showcase with Anthea and Oshana (Live) on the main floor, with local support from our good friend Jubilee. In the Flash Bar, its a locals showcase, with Christauff, DJ OctaneDJ Tzeech and Janella Abidar working the decks, delivering deep tech, deep house, tech house, techno and everything in between. Advanced tickets are $8 from Ticketfly, but if you get there before 11pm there’s no cover. We recommend getting there for 10pm and catching Jubilee’s set before the dance floor gets too crowded. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1531302073793998/

King Britt w/Adrian Loving at The Lodge at RedRocks

Our next pick for Saturday night is philly dance music supremo King Britt at The Lodge at Redrocks, with local support from Adrian Loving and Sharkey. One of the high points of 2014 was grooving to King Britt on the steps of the Jefferson Memorial at the Forward festival, and this is a great chance to catch him back in DC in a great space with a great sound system. Best of all, there’s no cover! You heard that right. King Britt for no cover. It doesn’t get much better than that. The music kicks off at 9pm and runs until 3am. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/728633917250842/

Blueprint (33 and counting…) at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Our last pick for Saturday is Blueprint at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club, with DJs JanDro, Idle FaithDoktor D and Ron Jackson. It’s a great local lineup to celebrate JanDro‘s 33rd birthday; quality deep house, tech house and techno in the unique surroundings of Jimmy V‘s. There’s no cover, so this is a great bet for quality tunes on a budget this coming Friday. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/718798281573284/

Sunday Picks

Church Presents A Night with Flash – Navbox, Rosenberg & Philip Goyette at Public Bar

And so on to Sunday, where our top pick is a special treat from the team at Church, who this week present A Night with Flash, with the Flash all star team of Navbox  and Rosenburg bringing the heat behind the decks, ably supported by Philip Goyette. As always, Church is at Public Bar, and the party runs from 8pm to 2am. This special locals showcase is free all night, so get over to Public and get down to the finest underground grooves. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/715877385176691/

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

Our next pick for Sunday night is ESL Sundays, with Sam Burns’ Underground Soul Solution in the Gold Room and Mr. Bonkerz throwing down the disco classics open to close in the main room. The place to be for the finest soulful house and disco this Sunday night. $5 drinks specials from 9pm to 11pm. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

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

Our final pick for Sunday is The NeedlExchange at Velvet Lounge, with the TNX DJs Bil Todd, Baronhawk and Tommy Cornelis at the controls all night long. As it says on the event page, “Cheap. Easy. Free.”, but that’s selling it short. You know you’re in for a quality night of grooves with the TNX crew. No cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1379602309014976/

That’s it for this week’s picks, so let’s move on to the full listings. Below you’ll find 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 attendin

Thursday January 22

Black Coffee, DJ Soul, Vanniety Kills at Flash with DJ Oso Fresh in the Flash Bar

Black Coffee, DJ Soul, Vanniety Kills at Flash with DJ Oso Fresh in the Flash Ba

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/820895907973786/

Gryphon After Dark: Lamont Bagfeel // Live Music, No Cover: Neo Soul, Trip Hop, Soul & Jazz

Gryphon After Dark: Lamont Bagfeel // Live Music, No Cover: Neo Soul, Trip Hop, Soul & Jazz

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/327034614162387/

DJ SoySauce Sushi Party at U Street Music Hall 

DJ SoySauce Sushi Party at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/396137147211035/

Friday January 23

WTF?!? Radio Show with Corduroy Mavericks & Kochi on Sugar Shack Radio

WTF?! with Kochi on Sugar Shack Recordings

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/823448267728972/

Dennis Ferrer with Chris Burns, Sami Y. at U Street Music Hall

Dennis Ferrer with Chris Burns, Sami Y.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/525868327515715/

Audiofly, Sarah Myers at Flash, with #BODYFEEL ft. Seba Yuri, Coby Jones and PK in the Flash Bar

Audiofly, Sarah Myers at Flash, with #BODYFEEL ft. Seba Yuri in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1955206887951555/

Kowli presents:K.atou (Revolt!, Lick my Deck/Athens) at Dark Room, Baltimore

Kowli presents:K.atou (Revolt!, Lick my Deck/Athens) at Dark Room, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1582102702024711/

BaltoTroit Series 2 with Boss Ross and Steve Kirn at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

BaltoTroit Series 2 with Boss Ross and Steve Kirn at Dr. Clock's Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/904616719577996/

ESL Fridays with Carol C, John Jazz, JMack & The Metaphysical at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday 0123

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/775376402544537/

Eden Underground with RNS & DeepCutta at Eden

Eden Underground with RNS & DeepCutta at Eden

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/486916908115629/

Bang The Box @ Backbar

Bang The Box @ Backbar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/314356932087427/

Together at Velvet Lounge

Together at Velvet Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/767603309996046/

House Music Fridays @ Presents The Handzon Radio Party! at Club 347, Baltimore

House Music Fridays @ Presents The Handzon Radio Party! at Club 347, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/819582188071133/

Saturday January 24

Deep Sugar with Lisa Moody, Lovegrove, DJ Baby, The Elders, Bryon B-Note Brown and Mookie Wizzo at The Paradox, Baltimore

Deep Sugar with Lisa Moody, Lovegrove, DJ Baby, The Elders, Bryon B-Note Brown and Mookie Wizzo at The Paradox, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1511406702454117/

Brouqade Showcase: Anthea, Oshana LiVE, Jubilee at Flash with Christauff, DJ Octane, DJ Tzeech and Janella Abidar in the Flash Bar

Brouqade Showcase: Anthea, Oshana LiVE, Jubilee at Flash with Christauff, DJ Octane, DJ Tzeech and Janella Abidar in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1531302073793998/

King Britt w/Adrian Loving at The Lodge at RedRocks

King Britt w/Adrian Loving at The Lodge at RedRocks

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/728633917250842/

Blueprint (33 and counting…) at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Blueprint (33 and counting...) at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/718798281573284/

BLISS: Will Eastman, Jackson Ryland, Cosby at U Street Music Hall

BLISS: Will Eastman, Jackson Ryland, Cosby at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1527754414176131

ESL Saturdays with Rob Paine, Willyum, Thomas Blondet, Kristy La Rat, DJ Remote Ctrl, Mr. Bonkerz & Bil Todd

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

SubDistrick!! with Rogue State, Troy Tallent, DJ General Moterz 7 Jules at Backbar

SubDistrick!! with Rogue State, Troy Tallent, DJ General Moterz & Jules at Backbar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/863387117034372/

Free Vinyl Funk Party with Graham Hatke, Mikie Love and Paul Palombo at the 8×10, Baltimore

Free Vinyl Funk Party with Graham Hatke, Mikie Love and Paul Palombo at the 8x10, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1395098144125671/

Beneath the Underground with The QuietBoy and DJ HouseHead at The Depot, Baltimore 

Beneath the Underground with The QuietBoy and DJ HouseHead at The Depot, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/841628549223459/

Sunday January 25

Church Presents A Night With Flash – Navbox, Rosenberg & Philip Goyette at Public Bar

Church Presents A Night With Flash - Navbox, Rosenberg & Philip Goyette at Public Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/715877385176691/

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

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

More details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

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

The NeedlExchange

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1379602309014976/

Thanks for reading our latest Weekend Round Up. 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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