DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC October 20 to October 23

Lots to get through this week, so let’s not waste time. Huge thanks to everyone who came out to groove with me and Katrina Mir at Body Werk in the Flash Bar on Friday. It was certainly one of the more memorable nights we’ve had, and the last couple of hours were so much fun. Look out for a podcast featuring a recording of those last two hours… coming soon! Sadly I missed Midnight Project and Kowli‘s party with Omar S on Saturday night, but I heard it was one for the books! Hopefully I’ll get to catch Omar next time he is in town, but in the meantime, I can’t wait to see what’s next from the Midnight Project team!

Before I get into things for this weekend, I want to give a mention to a fundraiser by the Beatbox DC team. As regular DC House Grooves readers will know, I recently DJed for the Beatbox DC team on their ambulance at the H Street Festival. Well, last week, some cowardly, criminally minded psychopath set an improvised thermite charge on the ambulance under cover of night, the resulting fire completely destroying it. Fortunately, no one was hurt, but the damage could have been so much greater. Our community cannot let such cowardly behavior put a stop to the positive work of the Beatbox DC team, so I encourage you all to donate to the fundraiser to replace the ambulance and get the Beatbox back up and running again. Please donate what you can, and help make sure that Beatbox DC emerges bigger and stronger than before.

Donate to the Beatbox DC Fundraiser

No Meet the Locals Podcast this week (come on you slackers! Send me your mixes!). However, in its place here’s a real treat: a Resident Advisor podcast from none other than DC locals Beautiful Swimmers. One hour of sexy house, garage and two step bliss from the likes of R.I.P. ProductionsFlørist and L.M.Y.E. Hopefully one day I’ll bring you an exclusive Meet the Locals podcast from Beautiful Swimmers. I guess it can’t hurt to ask, right?

 

Quick reminder: don’t forget to check the DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up Halloween Weekend 2016 Preview, featuring details of all the best events over Halloween weekend, plus advanced ticket links for all the events that have them. The best Halloween parties sell out every year, so make sure you grab your tix now so you’re not left all dressed up with nowhere to go.

DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up Halloween Weekend 2016 Preview

Next up, I’ve got a couple of special discounts for you. First up, here’s a 25% discount link for SEQUENCE.044 with Headless Horseman [Live], Bastet, Tsurugi, Lyceum and Damon Bradley. That’s an amazing line up for the latest edition of DC’s hottest techno after hours, and Headless Horseman‘s extended live set it sure to be one for the books. Advanced tickets are strongly encouraged for this event which will sell out, so don’t sleep on this discount!

25% discount off Advanced Tickets for SEQUENCE.044 with Headless Horseman

SEQUENCE.044 with Headless Horseman [Live], Bastet, Tsurugi, Lyceum and Damon Bradley

I’ve also got special discount for Evolve Day Party Featuring Anané Vega, Chosen, Jacq Jill, Meegs & DJ Soul at Tropicalia on Saturday afternoon, a must for all true house music lovers. Just head over to the advanced ticket page and enter the promo code SOUL for a $5 discount off the $15 advanced ticket price. Should be a fun afternoon on the dancefloor at Tropicalia!

Advanced Tickets for Evolve Day Party featuring Anané Vega

Evolve Day Party Featuring Anané Vega, Chosen, Jacq Jill, Meegs & DJ Soul at Tropicalia

Highlights for Thursday this week are Chadwick‘s new listening / networking event for local producers, Headroom at Flash, followed by  Preview & Chris Nitti‘s Birthday with Christauff, DJ Lisa Frank, John MFD, Rich Edward and Sarah Myers at Flash, where proceeds from the bar will benefit the American Society for Suicide Prevention. Other great options for Thursday are Playlist‘s 1 year Anniversary with Jubilee, Ramirez & friends at Eighteenth Street Lounge, and NightFlight with Smudge & Heather Femia at Cafe Saint Ex. All quality lineups featuring the finest local talent.

Friday night we’re spoiled for choice. House heads should head to U Street Music Hall for Tensnake ably supported by markinthedark, making his U Hall  debut.  markinthedark has been making waves at various after parties around town this summer, so I’m looking forward to hearing what he does with U Hall‘s amazing sound system. Fans of the Visionquest sound should look no further than Flash, where  Ryan Crosson and  Shaun Reeves headline with local support from Jubilee. Over at Zeba BarMeegs‘ Souled Out party features Prescription‘s Juan Zapata laying down organic house sounds accompanied by live keys and flute. Definitely worth the trip to Columbia Heights! The only place to be on Friday for techno fans is SEQUENCE.044 with Headless Horseman [Live]. Proper warehouse afters action for the heads… but that’s not the only warehouse joint on Friday night. Over at 300 Morse StreetThe Grand Ancestor sound system will be rocking out again with the UK’s Nick Manasseh. Proper sound system vibes for the dub / reggae massive. But that’s not all! Friday night promises to be a very special night at Eighteenth Street Lounge, with the UK’s Nick the Record doing his thing out on the patio. Well worth checking out.

I’m exhausted just thinking about Friday, to be honest! Highlights for Saturday include the aforementioned Evolve Day Party featuring Anané Vega, Chosen, Jacq Jill, Meegs & DJ Soul at Tropicalia, then in the evening Behrouz returns to Flash with support from Raffi, while down in the bar there’s another edition of Sarah Myers and Friends with special guests Mathew Scot and Big Bully, with up and coming locals Dansman and Jus Nowhere rounding out the line up on the rooftop.

On Sunday, you can close out the weekend at Eighteenth Street Lounge at ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” BurnsJeyone, Philip Goyette, Conscious Contact & Mr Bonkerz, or head next door to Public Bar for the Sunglass Sundays Locals Showcase with Jubilee, Rush Plus, Sarah Myers, Feroun, Simon Ferdinand, Dansman & Hakob. All great options, featuring a wide range of local DJ talent.

Whew! So many great events this weekend, and that’s just the highlights. Here’s my list of picks for the weekend, followed by full listings of all the best underground house and electronic music events in and around Washington DC from Thursday to Sunday. See you on the dance floor!

Thursday Picks

Headroom at Flash

Preview & Chris Nitti’s Birthday with Christauff, DJ Lisa Frank, John MFD, Rich Edward and Sarah Myers at Flash

Playlist 1 year Anniversary with jubilee , Ramirez & friends at Eighteenth Street Lounge

NightFlight with Smudge & Heather Femia at Cafe Saint Ex

We Are Love with Jahsonic & Baronhawk Poitier at U Street Music Hall

Choice Sounds Vinyl with DJ Trev-Ski at Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe

Simon Ferdinand, Feroun & Novac at The Depot, Baltimore

Friday Picks

Tensnake with markintheDark at U Street Music Hall

SEQUENCE.044_Headless Horseman [Live], Bastet, Tsurugi, Lyceum and Damon Bradley at Secret Location, NE DC

Visionquest: Ryan Crosson & Shaun Reeves with Jubilee at Flash, with Retro Future in the Flash Bar, and Ypset and Philco on the Roof

Grand Ancestor Presents: Nick Manasseh (Roots Garden, UK), Massada Rock, Grand Ancestor & Hutchy at 300 Morse Street

ESL Friday with Nick the Record, Playing’ Fields, Jerome Baker and Deeznotes at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Souled Out with Juan Zapata, Raha & Meegs with Reemz on Keys and Amber Wilson on Flute at Zeba Bar

4 Hours of Funk Featuring WeFunk DJ’s, Graham Hatke and Fleg at The Windup Space, Baltimore

Saturday Picks

Evolve Day Party Featuring Anané Vega, Chosen, Jacq Jill, Meegs & DJ Soul at Tropicalia

Behrouz with Raffi at Flash, with Sarah Myers, Mathew Scot and Big Bully in the Flash Bar and Dansman and Jus Nowhere on the Roof

ESL Saturday with John Morales, The Metaphysical and Double A and Dust Cover at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Strange Tings with DJ Roach, Jeffrey Woodward, Scott Edmonds, Craig Crouse, Symmetrical, Brother Pinch, Tarik Evolve and MC Twisty at Baltimore Free Farm

JENÖ with Graham Hatke & DJ Who at Factory 17, Baltimore

Sunday Picks

ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Jeyone, Philip Goyette, Conscious Contact & Mr Bonkerz at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Sunglass Sundays with Jubilee, Rush Plus, Sarah Myers, Feroun, Simon Ferdinand, Dansman & Hakob at Public Bar

Those are my picks for this weekend. Don’t forget to check the full listings below, and make sure you come back next week for details of all the best underground house and electronic music events in and around Washington DC over Halloween weekend. See you on the dance floor!

Thursday October 20

Headroom at Flash

Headroom at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/539964962874445/

Preview & Chris Nitti’s Birthday with Christauff, DJ Lisa Frank, John MFD, Rich Edward and Sarah Myers at Flash

Preview & Chris Nitti's Birthday with Christauff, DJ Lisa Frank, John MFD, Rich Edward and Sarah Myers at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1235592756499564/

Playlist 1 year Anniversary with jubilee , Ramirez & friends at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Playlist 1 year Anniversary with jubilee , Ramirez & friends at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/121435641659239

NightFlight with Smudge & Heather Femia at Cafe Saint Ex

NightFlight

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/878300855647487/

We Are Love with Jahsonic & Baronhawk Poitier at U Street Music Hall

We Are Love with Jahsonic & Baronhawk Poitier at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1088994931147663/

Choice Sounds Vinyl with DJ Trev-Ski at Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe

Choice Sounds Vinyl with DJ Trev-Ski at Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1591905004451953/

The Business End featuring Ed Metaphysical with Philco at The Velvet Lounge

The Business End featuring Ed Metaphysical with Philco at The Velvet Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1015029625286222/

Hauswarming Thurs V featuring Kym Belle, Hiwa Jima & Dromme at Bonfire

Hauswarming Thurs V featuring Kym Belle, Hiwa Jima & Dromme at Bonfire

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1697117900605859/

 Vices DC with Nativesun, DJ Underdog and Kleonaptra at Flash

 Vices DC at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1727117674279809/

Malaa & Rezz at Soundcheck

Malaa & Rezz at Soundcheck

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/675760259265954/

Simon Ferdinand, Feroun & Novac at The Depot, Baltimore

Simon Ferdinand, Feroun & Novac at The Depot, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1836220849948342/

Friday October 21

SEQUENCE.044_Headless Horseman [Live], Bastet, Tsurugi, Lyceum and Damon Bradley at Secret Location, NE DC

SEQUENCE.044 with Headless Horseman [Live], Bastet, Tsurugi, Lyceum and Damon Bradley

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1057081114411227/

ESL Friday with Nick the Record, Playing’ Fields, Jerome Baker and Deeznotes at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday with Nick the Record, Playing’ Fields, Jerome Baker and Deeznotes at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

Grand Ancestor Presents: Nick Manasseh (Roots Garden, UK), Massada Rock, Grand Ancestor & Hutchy at 300 Morse Street

Grand Ancestor Presents: Nick Manasseh (Roots Garden, UK), Massada Rock, Grand Ancestor & Hutchy at 300 Morse Street

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1834969663391951/

Tensnake with markintheDark at U Street Music Hall

Tensnake with markintheDark at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1760272907522697/

Visionquest: Ryan Crosson & Shaun Reeves with Jubilee at Flash, with Retro Future in the Flash Bar, and Ypset and Philco on the Roof

Visionquest: Ryan Crosson & Shaun Reeves with Jubilee at Flash, with Ypset and Philco in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/657718804393482/

Souled Out with Juan Zapata, Raha & Meegs with Reemz on Keys and Amber Wilson on Flute at Zeba Bar

Souled Out with Juan Zapata, Raha & Meegs with Reemz on Keys and Amber Wilson on Flute at Zeba Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1668667210111620/

AFTERglow presents A-Trak with Tony Smooth at Soundcheck

AFTERglow presents A-Trak at Soundcheck

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/301185466903768/

4 Hours of Funk Featuring WeFunk DJ’s, Graham Hatke and Fleg at The Windup Space, Baltimore

4 Hours of Funk Featuring WeFunk DJ’s, Graham Hatke and Fleg at The Windup Space, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/199102477182428/

Pulse Special Guest Henry “Da Man” and DJ Biskit at Pulse Nightclub, Baltimore

Pulse Special Guest H'dm and DJ Biskit at Pulse Nightclub, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1797679137119184/

Saturday October 22

Behrouz with Raffi at Flash, with Sarah Myers, Mathew Scot and Big Bully in the Flash Bar and Dansman and Jus Nowhere on the Roof

Behrouz with Raffi at Flash, with Sarah Myers, Mathew Scot and Big Bully in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/185123838581896/

Evolve Day Party Featuring Anané Vega, Chosen, Jacq Jill, Meegs & DJ Soul at Tropicalia

Evolve Day Party Featuring Anané Vega, Chosen, Jacq Jill, Meegs & DJ Soul at Tropicalia

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1738977346181853/

ESL Saturday with John Morales, The Metaphysical and Double A and Dust Cover at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday with John Morales, The Metaphysical and Double A and Dust Cover at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

Zimmer with zacheser, Enamour at U Street Music Hall

Zimmer with zacheser, Enamour at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/970213236423025/

Mojùgbá: Giving Homage to The Ancestral Spirits of Music & Dance at Sankofa Video & Books Cafe

Mojùgbá: Giving Homage to The Ancestral Spirits of Music & Dance at Sankofa Video & Books Cafe

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/206068973128580/

Combination: Kling Klong Takeover with Rodd Simm, Ciconte, Patrick Currier, Deinfamous, Ill Omen, Lady Shah & Micfreak at 3135 Pennsy Ave, Hyattsville

Combination: Kling Klong Takeover with Rodd Simm, Ciconte, Patrick Currier, Deinfamous, Ill Omen, Lady Shah & Micfreak at 3135 Pennsy Ave, Hyattsville

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/263405514056593/

JENÖ with Graham Hatke & DJ Who at Factory 17, Baltimore

JENÖ with Graham Hatke & DJ Who at Factory 17, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/187362141700201/

Strange Tings with DJ Roach, Jeffrey Woodward, Scott Edmonds, Craig Crouse, Symmetrical, Brother Pinch, Tarik Evolve and MC Twisty at Baltimore Free Farm

Strange Tings with DJ Roach, Jeffrey Woodward, Scott Edmonds, Craig Crouse, Symmetrical, Brother Pinch, Tarik Evolve and MC Twisty at Baltimore Free Farm

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/328759647459980/

Homegrown House: A Free Daytime House Music Event with Colin Jeske, Rick Next Door, Confetti, Jandro and Kasper Bernstein at The Ynot Lot, Baltimore

Homegrown House: A Free Daytime House Music Event with Colin Jeske, Rick Next Door, Confetti, Jandro and Kasper Bernstein at The Ynot Lot, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1773491262934204/

Sunday October 23

ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Jeyone, Philip Goyette, Conscious Contact & Mr Bonkerz at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Jeyone, Philip Goyette, Conscious Contact & Mr Bonkerz at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

Sunglass Sundays with Jubilee, Rush Plus, Sarah Myers, Feroun, Simon Ferdinand, Dansman & Hakob at Public Bar

Sunglass Sundays with Jubilee, Rush Plus, Sarah Myers, Feroun, Dansman & Hakob at Public Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/332309663787864/

Deep Tech Brunch Two Year Anniversary Party with Mr Wright, Jon Swink, Colin Jeske, Nick Flynn & Pershan at Old Engine 12 Firehouse Restaurant

Deep Tech Brunch Two Year Anniversary Party with Mr Wright, Jon Swink, Colin Jeske, Nick Flynn & Pershan at Old Engine 12 Firehouse Restaurant

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1805527316371317/

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