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

Welcome back! You know, last weekend was a tough one. So many amazing events, ROAM x TNXAtlas District DiscoK:atou at The DC Eagle, all the sunrise shenanigans in Tyler Park, the Soundwaves Boat Party, ESL SundaySunglass Sundays to mention a few…. and we missed them all, making do with pics on Facebook of everyone having an amazing time. We enjoyed quality time with our family, but were yearning for quality time with our house music family! Still, at least I made it out for a bit to spin a set for Beatbox DC at the H Street Festival.  You know, I’ve always wanted to spin disco on the street in a cowboy hat under a giant octopus, and on Saturday that dream came true.

andy-under-the-roctopus

Huge thanks to Vanniety Kills and the Beatbox DC crew for inviting me to be a part of your magical stage. Pure vibes all round. Unfortunately I was snapped straight back to reality after my set by my unimpressed offspring… one day I hope they’ll actually dance when I spin! Sadly I won’t be able to take part in any of this weekend’s fun and games either due to “day job” travel… gonna be a few weeks before I’m out and about again 🙁

A major highlight this weekend is another quality all night underground joint form the Sticky Fingers Collective at the DC Eagle on Friday night featuring an epic line up of seriously high caliber imported and local talent: Tartelet x Money $ex Records featuring Berlin’s Max GraefGlenn AstroMuff DeepJuan ZapataMartín Miguel and Hot Coffee. Don’t let it put you off that you haven’t heard some of these names. Take it from me that this is an impeccable lineup, and if you like the idea of grooving to expertly selected underground jams in an intimate space with like minded heads until sunrise and beyond, this is where you need to be this Friday night. Luckily for you, DC House Grooves has an exclusive 25% discount off the $20 advanced ticket price. Just click the link below to buy your ticket with a 25% discount:

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 Sticky Fingers Collection Presents Max Graef, Glenn Astro, Muff Deep, Juan Zapata, Martín Miguel & Hot Coffee at Cigar Bar at the DC Eagle

Another huge highlight for vinyl lovers this weekend is the grand reopening of Joe’s Record Paradise in Silver Spring. Joe’s Record Paradise is a local institution, and its reopening is fantastic news for all of us who appreciate the simple pleasure of digging through crates of vinyl in a physical record store. Please show your support by stopping by this Saturday, and if you can’t make it Saturday, please make an effort to stop by and spend some money with them in the near future. Full details of the grand reopening here.

…and on Sunday, in a huge, stop the press coup for the Cadence crew, drum and bass legend Goldie comes to town to spin a 3 hour set on the Funktion Ones at Flash, with support from Seany RanksVanniety Kills, with Keenan OrrOso Fresh and Slant in the bar. A huge booking to celebrate Cadence’s third birthday! Advanced tickets are $25 from Ticketfly… grab yours now before the price goes up.

cadence-goldie

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1012184975565737/

Before I get on to the full rundown for the weekend, I wanted to give a quick mention to the Soundwaves Boat Party Closing event with local heroes Kevin Yost and Navbox on Sunday October 9. Last Sunday’s Soundwaves with YokoO and Jus Nowhere was pure vibes all round, and the closing party promises to be one for the books. Early bird tickets are already gone, but if you move fast you can still grab $20 first release tickets. Don’t sleep on this one, people! Gonna be special.

soundwaves-boat-party-closing

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1588899068072351/

No Meet the Locals podcast this week, but the good news is I’ve got some exciting contributions in the pipeline, so hopefully our recent podcast drought will be a thing of the past soon. Since I don’t have a new one, I’m picking a classic from the Meet the Locals podcast archive from Team Zapata, recorded live at Body Werk at DC9 Nightclub on January 3 2015.

 

OK… other highlights for this weekend? Thursday night is a toss up between Playlist with JubileeRamirez and Ragab or Nighflight with Meegs Grody. Both excellent all local choices. If you really must, Pete Tong is at Soundcheck, but in my opinion you’re better off saving your money and getting down with the locals. Friday night’s top pick is Sticky Fingers Collection Presents Max Graef, Glenn Astro, Muff Deep, Juan Zapata, Martín Miguel & Hot Coffee at Cigar Bar at the DC Eagle, although if you’re looking for something harder, The Acid People Crew will be getting down at Jimmy Valentine’s with a smoking hot line up featuring Boss RossBen Jenkins and Ron JacksonFlash also has a serious line up on Friday, with Nico Stojan, Chris Nitti and Edo in the main room, and with Cider House Mules featuring Adrian Loving, Heather Femia and DJ Meegs in the bar. Whatever you plan on doing Friday, kick off your evening at Blues Alley with vibes legend Roy Ayers, an inspiration for more house tracks than I can list right here.

My top pick for Saturday night is The NeedlExchange  with special guest Juana at Zeba BarTNX parties are always off the hook with quality sounds and an amazing atmosphere, and I just know Juana is going to give that room a real workout. Definitely worth the trip to Columbia Heights!

The NeedlExchange with Juana at Zeba BarThe NeedlExchange with Juana at Zeba Bar

Another solid choice for Saturday night is Flash with D’Julz, Steve Rachmad and Navbox in the main room, while the Baltotroit boys, Boss Ross, Steve Kirn and Itzjack hold things down in the bar.

Sunday’s top pick for quality house music is ESL Sunday with Sunday’s Rooftop with Keith Worthy, Jandro & Benoit, Sam “The Man” Burns and The Metaphysical at Eighteenth Street LoungeKeith Worthy always delivers the goods, and with solid support from the ever reliable Benoit and Jandro, you can’t go wrong. Sunglass Sundays with Vintage CultureLeonardo Lee and more TBA also promises another amazing evening of quality beats in the open air… make sure it’s on your list!

Here’s my full list of top picks for the weekend, followed by full listings of all the best underground house and electronic music events in and around Washington DC this weekend:

Thursday Picks

Playlist featuring Jubilee, Ramirez and Ragab at Eighteenth Street Lounge

NightFlight with Meegs & Grody at Cafe Saint-Ex

Preview with Just Sea (Vinyl Night) at Flash

All Gone Pete Tong at Soundcheck

Friday Picks

Sticky Fingers Collection Presents Max Graef, Glenn Astro, Muff Deep, Juan Zapata, Martín Miguel & Hot Coffee at Cigar Bar at the DC Eagle

Acid People with Boss Ross, Ben Jenkins, Ron Jackson at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Nico Stojan, Chris Nitti and Edo at Flash, with Cider House Mules featuring Adrian Loving, Heather Femia and DJ Meegs in the Flash Bar

Roy Ayers at Blues Alley

Silicon Based Lifeform with Darius Twin & Doktor D at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

WTF?! w/ Kochi and CMAVS on Sugar Shack Recordings

Saturday Picks

Joe’s Record Paradise Grand Reopening

The NeedlExchange with Juana at Zeba Bar

D’Julz, Steve Rachmad and Navbox at Flash, with BaltoTroit featuring Boss Ross, Steve Kirn and Itzjack in the Flash Bar

End of the Summer Yacht Cruise with Josh Milan, Dj Oji & V-Coch

Chosen & DJ Oji Bday After Party with DJ Paul Howard, DJ A Plane, DJ Henry Da Man and DJ Oji at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Sunday Picks

Cadence Turns 3 with Goldie (3 hour set), Seany Ranks & Vanniety Kills at Flash, with Keenan Orr, Oso Fresh & Slant in the Flash Bar

ESL Sunday with Sunday’s Rooftop with Keith Worthy, Jandro & Benoit, Sam “The Man” Burns and The Metaphysical at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Sunglass Sundays V featuring Vintage Culture & Leonardo Lee at Public Bar

Those are my picks, and here are the full listings. See you next week for all the best info on what’s good on the underground dance floors of Washington DC.

Thursday September 22

Playlist featuring Jubilee, Ramirez and Ragab at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Playlist featuring Jubilee, Ramirez and Ragab at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1243207245730232/

Preview with Just Sea (Vinyl Night) at Flash

Preview with Just Sea (Vinyl Night) at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1193406160743988/

Thursday People with Andres, Farid, Caseo & N:I at Flash

Thursday People with Andres, Farid, Caseo & N:I at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/181783682225198/

NightFlight with Meegs & Grody at Cafe Saint-Ex

NightFlight with Meegs & Grody at Cafe Saint-Ex

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/296061127428502/

All Gone Pete Tong at Soundcheck

All Gone Pete Tong at Soundcheck

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1735575856692541/

Friday September 23

Sticky Fingers Collection Presents Max Graef, Glenn Astro, Muff Deep, Juan Zapata, Martín Miguel & Hot Coffee at Cigar Bar at the DC Eagle

 Sticky Fingers Collection Presents Max Graef, Glenn Astro, Muff Deep, Juan Zapata, Martín Miguel & Hot Coffee at Cigar Bar at the DC Eagle

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/298883930489698/

Acid People with Boss Ross, Ben Jenkins, Ron Jackson at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Acid People with Boss Ross, Ben Jenkins, Ron Jackson at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1145375618869939/

Nico Stojan, Chris Nitti and Edo at Flash, with Cider House Mules featuring Adrian Loving, Heather Femia and DJ Meegs in the Flash Bar

Nico Stojan, Chris Nitti and Edo at Flash, with Cider House Mules featuring Adrian Loving, Heather Femia and DJ Meegs in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/554678054721095/

WTF?! w/ Kochi and CMAVS on Sugar Shack Recordings

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

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/174762076297747/

ESL Friday with DJMoma, Mr Bonkerz, Chris Brooks & Trev-ski at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday with DJMoma, Mr Bonkerz, Chris Brooks & Trev-ski at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

Roy Ayers at Blues Alley

Roy Ayers at Blues Alley

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1744468602472074/

Silicon Based Lifeform with Darius Twin & Doktor D at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Silicon Based Lifeform with Darius Twin & Doktor D at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/102307956899813/

Bear Happy Hour with ChadKid (PGH) at Rock and Roll Hotel

Bear Happy Hour with ChadKid (PGH) at Rock and Roll Hotel

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1420816734599245/

One Love Massive Happy Hour feat: C-Dubz at Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe

One Love Massive Happy Hour feat: C-Dubz at Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1655781448069337/

Shipfaced Closing Party with Mr. Wright and DJ Swink

Shipfaced Closing Party with Mr. Wright and DJ Swink

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/172044936564080/

Will Atkinson Open to Close at U Street Music Hall

Will Atkinson Open to Close at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1130023497049298/

Amtrac at Soundcheck 

Amtrac at Soundcheck

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/479955495537353/

Pulse Friday With Special Guest DJ Greg Lewis at Pulse Nightclub, Baltimore

Pulse Friday With Special Guest DJ Greg Lewis at Pulse Nightclub, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1225384937502732/

Saturday September 24

Joe’s Record Paradise Grand Reopening

Joe's Record Paradise Grand Reopening

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/313078789055337/

D’Julz, Steve Rachmad and Navbox at Flash, with BaltoTroit featuring Boss Ross, Steve Kirn and Itzjack in the Flash Bar

 D'Julz, Steve Rachmad and Navbox at Flash, with BaltoTroit featuring Boss Ross, Steve Kirn and Itzjack in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1068924163145142/

The NeedlExchange with Juana at Zeba Bar

The NeedlExchange with Juana at Zeba BarThe NeedlExchange with Juana at Zeba Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/115610955563964/

ESL Saturday with DJ Cash Money, Jahsonic, Mr Bonkerz and Deeznotes at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday with DJ Cash Money, Jahsonic, Mr Bonkerz and Deeznotes at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

Get Your Phil: The Phil Squared Project at Rock and Roll Hotel

Get Your Phil: The Phil Squared Project at Rock and Roll Hotel

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1100347090042672/

Sunset Sessions Happy Hour with Dj MiGGL, DROMME & DJ K-NAN at DC9 Nightclub

Sunset Sessions Happy Hour with Dj MiGGL, DROMME & DJ K-NAN at DC9 Nightclub

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/142970482824150/

End of the Summer Yacht Cruise with Josh Milan, Dj Oji & V-Coch

End of the Summer Yacht Cruise with Josh Milan, Dj Oji & V-Coch

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1260771393933623/

Chosen & DJ Oji Bday Afterparty with DJ Paul Howard, DJ A Plane, DJ Henry Da Man and DJ Oji at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

chosen-and-dj-oji-after-party

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1098065530240781/

Sunday September 25

Cadence Turns 3 with Goldie (3 hour set), Seany Ranks & Vanniety Kills at Flash, with Keenan Orr, Oso Fresh & Slant in the Flash Bar

cadence-goldie

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1012184975565737/

ESL Sunday with Sunday’s Rooftop with Keith Worthy, Jandro & Benoit, Sam “The Man” Burns and The Metaphysical at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday with Sunday's Rooftop with Keith Worthy, Jandro & Benoit, Sam “The Man” Burns and The Metaphysical at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/106739729788672/

Sunglass Sundays V featuring Vintage Culture & Leonardo Lee at Public Bar

Sunglass Sundays V featuring Vintage Culture & Leonardo Lee at Public Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1576973275662066/

Deep and Tech House Brunch with Hellegant, Mr Wright, Persian and Nick Flynn at Old Engine 12 Firehouse Restaurant

Deep and Tech House Brunch with Hellegant, Mr Wright, Persian and Nick Flynn at Old Engine 12 Firehouse Restaurant

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1720124724979692/

The UKG Social Brunch with William Hicks, Bart Shiflett, Kyczar & Kenny99 at Baltimore Free Farm, Baltimore

The UKG Social Brunch with William Hicks, Bart Shiflett, Kyczar & Kenny99 at Baltimore Free Farm, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/304380653260019/

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