DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up Valentine’s Edition: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC February 12 – February 15

Welcome to a very special Valentine’s edition of the DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up. Thanks to everyone who came out to our Body Werk party at DC9 Nightclub last Saturday, and a huge thanks to our DJs The Elders for making the trip down from Baltimore to play for us in the main room, and Tim Jackson, who kept things grooving up on the rooftop all night long. We look forward to doing it all again in March. Watch this space for details!

Deep Sugar Valentine’s Day Love Ball at the Paradox, Baltimore

Deep Sugar’s The Love Ball at The Paradox on Saturday Feb 14, with Lisa Moody, DJ Biskit, Wayne Davis, The Elders, Mookie Brock & Andy Grant

Before we get into our picks for the coming weekend, we’ve got a special treat for you all: not one, but two new editions of the DC House Grooves Meet the Locals Podcast. Yeah, I know. Our podcasts are like buses: you’re waiting around for ages, then two come along at once. Podcast #8 is from relative newcomer to the DC scene Doktor D, and #9 is from long time DC regular Charles Martin. Two solid mixes to get you grooving in anticipation of your weekend on the dance floor. If you like what you hear, see the SoundCloud descriptions for more information about Charles & Doktor D.

DC House Grooves Meet The Locals Podcast #8: Doktor D

 

DC House Grooves Meet The Locals Podcast #9: Charles Martin:

 

Now you’ve got the Weekend Round Up soundtrack playing, what’s on deck for the coming weekend? Yet again, there’s a great variety of amazing events going on in and around Washington DC for all you lovers out there. DC’s doin’ it right this Valentine’s weekend! Check out our picks for Thursday to Sunday below, then browse through the full listings. 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: Lost in Love IV feat. Evgeniya Jay Medvedeva (So: Serious / London) at Lost Society

Top pick for Thursday is Lost on Thursdays at Lost Society, where the Lost crew bring you their fourth annual Lost in Love party, with special guest Evgeniya Jay Medvedeva (So: Serious / London) playing open to close. It may be freezing outside, but it will be warm and toasty on the covered Lost rooftop as the crowd gets down to the quality deep house vibes. The party kicks off at 10pm and runs until 2am. No cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1571716923065355

The Business End with Caleb L’Etoile & Philco at Velvet Lounge

Further down U Street at Velvet LoungeThe Business End with Blisspop resident Caleb L’Etoile and One Love Massive member Philco, is a great bet for house, deep house, nu disco and everything in between in the intimate setting of Velvet Lounge.  We’ve not checked out this monthly party yet, but it promises to be a great night of music. No cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/940261216006226/

The WarmUp featuring Rodd Sim & Christauff at Marx Cafe

For a great night of music in the neighborhood, head over to Marx Cafe in Mount Pleasant for The Warmup with Auricle Recordings label boss Rodd Simm and Christauff. This weekly event has been on hiatus for a while, but it’s back for another run. No real dance floor to speak of at Marx Cafe, but this is a great bet if you’re wanting a few beers with a quality tech house and techno sound track. No cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/350231551844426/

Friday Picks

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

We kick off Friday with Kochi‘s regular WTF?! radio show on Sugar Shack Recordings. Tune in at your desk or on the drive home at http://www.sugarshackrecordings.com for quality grooves to get you in the mood for the weekend.

https://www.facebook.com/events/825783224159979/

Flash & Resolute present Go French! with Brawther, Varoslav, Jus Nowhere at Flash, Body Werk with Andy Grant and R&B in the Flash Bar

Our top pick for Friday night is a HUGE event: Flash & Resolute present Go French! with Brawther (Balance / My Love is Underground), Varoslav (Rue de Plaisance) & Jus Nowhere (Silence in Metropolis) at Flash, with Body Werk in the Flash Bar, with our very own Andy Grant (DC House Grooves) and R&B (Deep Secrets / Midnight Project) at the controls. Kudos to Flash for booking Brawther to play in DC: as you can tell, we’re really excited about this one. Our friends at Sublimate in Brooklyn had Brawther headlining for them last week, and they tell us that we’re in for a real treat. Even better, if you need a break from the packed main floor, Andy Grant and R&B will be going back to back to back playing fine house music all night long in the Flash Bar. We recommend you get there early and let the Body Werk crew get your warmed up in the bar, before heading upstairs to catch local producer Jus Nowhere‘s set. Advanced tickets are $8 from Ticketfly, $15 on the door. If you don’t feel like heading upstairs, there’s no cover all night long for Body Werk in the Flash Bar.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1529507550666986/

James Zabiela with DJ Lisa Frank, Sumner at U Street Music Hall

Our next pick for Friday is James Zabiela with DJ Lisa Frank at U Street Music Hall. James Zabiela is always worth checking out, and this is a great chance to hear him on one of the best sound systems in town. However, for us the real draw here is the chance to hear top local DJ Lisa Frank playing a peak time set at U Hall. Even better, its free before 11pm for 21+, which is a great deal given the caliber of the line up. $15 on the door after 11pm, so you’ve got all the incentive you need to get there early!

https://www.facebook.com/events/843120769044497

Amalgamation w/ Last Japan, Kian Asamoah, Kozee at Zeba Bar

For something a little bit different on Friday, head up to Zeba Bar for Amalgamation, DC’s premier multi-genre night, where anything goes, be it hip-hop, house, techno, drum & bass, juke, grime etc. This edition of Amalgamation sees a great lineup including headliner Last JapanKian Asamoah and Kozee, all hosted by local Refugee. Looks to be a great and varied night of music at Zeba Bar, and with no cover, the price is right. There’s sure to be a few heads on the dance floor!

https://www.facebook.com/events/830389230336880/

Saturday Picks

Deep Sugar Valentine’s Day Love Ball at the Paradox, Baltimore

As so on to Valentine’s day, where our top pick is without a doubt the Deep Sugar Valentine’s Day Love Ball at The Paradox in Baltimore. This very special lover’s edition of Deep Sugar has Girl Squad resident Lisa Moody back to back with DJ Biskit bringing the heat in the main room, with a closing set from Baltimore’s Godfather of House Wayne Davis, while over in The Chamber, residents The Elders and Mookie Wizzo are joined by DC House Grooves‘ very own Andy Grant, making his Deep Sugar debut with an all vinyl set. Yes, you heard that right: DC House Grooves is coming to Deep Sugar! If you’ve made the trip to Deep Sugar, now’s your chance to experience it for yourself at the best after hours venue in the region. You’ll not find such a great crowd and amazing vibe anywhere else. The party starts at 11pm and runs to 6am, so regardless of where you start your evening, all roads lead to The Paradox in the early hours of Sunday morning. $15 general admission, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1555910341345110/

Love & Disco: Soul Clap [All Night Long] at Flash, Synesthesia with Basscamp & Lothario in the Flash Bar

Our next pick for Saturday night is Love & Disco: Soul Clap [All Night Long] at Flash, with Synesthesia in the Flash Bar. Boston natives Soul Clap always deliver, and this is a great opportunity to catch them playing an extended set on Flash’s amazing sound system. You can be sure they’ll take you to places you’ve never been before, as they dedicate the first half of the night to lots of groovy, romantic tunes.  Down in the bar, Basscamp Lothario will be bringing the vibes open to close. Advanced tickets are $15 from Ticketfly, $20 on the door. If you just want to hang out in the Flash Bar all night long, there’s no cover. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/645371928918233

Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club Lonely Valentine’s with Jus Nowhere, Jackson Ryland & Team Zapata

Our next pick for Saturday night is Lonely Valentine’s at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Heats Club in North East, with a great lineup including recent Body Werk guests Team Zapata, and local producers Jus Nowhere and Jackson Ryland. Jimmy Valentine’s is always a great bet when you get the right crowd, as you’re almost guaranteed no randoms or walk ins from the street who have no place being there. Just heads who are there for good music and good vibes. If you find yourself lonely on Saturday night, then this is the place to drown your sorrows with a well curated soundtrack of ballads dosed in love and heart ache. No cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/957119667631543/

Dubathonic Live at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Next up for Saturday is another edition of Dubathonic Live at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar, with live house, techno and other flavors of dance grooves. Everything you’ll hear is original music, all performed on hardware instruments. A great choice if you’re looking for something a bit different in Adams Morgan. No cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1566225883649165

Deep & Sexy Valentine’s Night with DJ LoveGrove at the Red Maple, Baltimore

Our final pick for Sunday is Deep & Sexy Valentine’s Night with DJ LoveGrove playing a five hour set of deep and sexy grooves with live percussion from Zak at the Red Maple in Baltimore. LoveGrove is a true master of his craft, and with the beats kicking off at 9.30pm, this is a great bet for your Deep Sugar pre-game. That’s certainly the DC House Grooves game plan! $5 cover before 11.30pm, strictly 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/771475179575009

Sunday Picks

MOdERN CLASS *Presidents Day edition* w/ guest Dj Fleg at Showtime Bar

If you’re lucky enough to have Monday off, you can close out your weekend in style at our top pick, a very special President’s Day edition of Modern Class at Showtime Bar. This week’s edition sees DJ Fleg of Hours of Funk fame bringing the heat to this weekly all vinyl celebration of soul, boogie and cheese wave, ably supported by residents Trev-ski and DJ Provoke. The party runs from 10pm to 3am. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1542028272735762/

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

For quality soulful house to close out your weekend, Sam Burns‘ Underground Soul Solution at Eighteenth Street Lounge should be #1 on your list. This weekend is a special President’s Day edition with extended hours until 4am, with special guest Farid joining Sam in the Gold Room, and The Metaphysical and Mr Bonkerz laying down the fine grooves in the Main Room. $10 cover after 10.30pm, $5 drinks specials from 9pm to 11pm. 21+.

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

That wraps it up for this week’s picks, but don’t trust us! There’s plenty more to choose from, and we just don’t have time to write them all up. Check the full list of all the underground house and electronic music events in Washington DC from Thursday through Sunday and make your own decision. 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 12

Lost on Thursdays: Lost in Love IV feat. Evgeniya Jay Medvedeva (So: Serious / London) at Lost Society

Lost on Thursdays: Lost in Love IV feat. Evgeniya Jay Medvedeva (So: Serious / London) at Lost SocietyMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1571716923065355

The WarmUp featuring Rodd Sim & Christauff at Marx Cafe

The WarmUp featuring Rodd Sim & Christauff at Marx Cafe

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/350231551844426/

Happy “Pal-in-tines” Day [DC Creators Valentine’s celebration] at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Happy "Pal-in-tines" Day [DC Creators Valentine's celebration] at Dr. Clock's Nowhere BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/335306450007213

The Business End with Caleb L’Etoile & Philco at Velvet Lounge

The Business End with Caleb L'Etoile & Philco at Velvet LoungeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/940261216006226/

MUSX presents You & Me ft. Lindsay Lowend, Hunt for the Breeze, Keylow, Lean Quatifah at Flash

MUSX presents You & Me ft. Lindsay Lowend, Hunt for the Breeze, Keylow, Lean Quatifah at Flash More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/520757231399965

The UKG Social presents: Kozee, Joe Nice, HashTag, Jett Chandon & Brother Pinch at The Depot, Baltimore

The UKG Social presents: Kozee, Joe Nice, HashTag, Jett Chandon & Brother Pinch at The Depot, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1581792828724257/

Friday February 13

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

WTF?! with Kochi on Sugar Shack Recordings

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/825783224159979/

Flash & Resolute present Brawther, Varoslav, Jus Nowhere at Flash, Body Werk with Andy Grant and R&B in the Flash Bar

Flash & Resolute present Brawther, Varoslav, Jus Nowhere at Flash, Body Werk with Andy Grant and R&B in the Flash BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1529507550666986/

James Zabiela with DJ Lisa Frank, Sumner at U Street Music Hall

James Zabiela with DJ Lisa Frank, Sumner at U Street Music HallMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/843120769044497

ESL Fridays with John Jazz, DJ Soul, Juan Zapata, DJ Provoke, The Metaphysical and Martín Miguel at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday Feb 13More details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

Vague Output After Party W/ Auroro Hala + Ital, Baltimore

Vague Output After Party W/ Auroro Hala + Ital, BaltimoreMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/702980689820126/

Amalgamation w/ Last Japan, Kian Asamoah, Kozee at Zeba Bar

Amalgamation w/ Last Japan, Kian Asamoah, Kozee at Zeba BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/830389230336880/

Club Lonely – Your Anti-Valentine’s Jam at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Club Lonely - Your Anti-Valentine's Jam at Dr. Clock's Nowhere BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/537504206392892/

Pre Valentine’s Day Funk at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Pre Valentine's Day Funk at Jimmy Valentine's Lonely Hearts ClubMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1591083934456558/

Bizarre Love Encounters w/ Skytale & Bonk at Backbar

Bizarre Love Encounters w/ Skytale & Bonk at BackbarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/722809977835448/

Contact V2 Feat. Sugar pill, D-Fect, Nysis & Lush at the 8×10, Baltimore

Contact V2 Feat. Sugar pill, D-Fect, Nysis & Lush at the 8x10, BaltimoreMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/744721288949422

Saturday February 14

Deep Sugar Valentine’s Day Love Ball at the Paradox, Baltimore

Deep Sugar Valentine’s Day Love Ball at the Paradox, Baltimore

Deep Sugar Valentine’s Day Love Ball at the Paradox, Baltimore Deep Sugar Valentine’s Day Love Ball at the Paradox, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1555910341345110/

Love & Disco: Soul Clap [All Night Long] at Flash, Synesthesia with Basscamp & Lothario in the Flash Bar

Love & Disco: Soul Clap [All Night Long] at Flash, Synesthesia with Basscamp & Lothario in the Flash BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/645371928918233

Thomas Jack with Sam Feldt and Tommy Cornelis at U Street Music Hall

Thomas Jack with Sam Feldt and Tommy Cornelis at U Street Music HallMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/592883807504651/

ESL Saturdays with Justin Strauss, Mr Bonkerz, Caleb L’Etoile, Joe L and Bil Todd at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday Feb 14More details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

Dubathonic Live at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Dubathonic Live at Dr. Clock's Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1566225883649165

Meso Creso Presents: Imbibe, Personify and Delight in the Meso Creso 1001 Beats Bi-monthly: 7 Deadly Sins at Zeba Bar

Meso Creso Presents: Imbibe, Personify and Delight in the Meso Creso 1001 Beats Bi-monthly: 7 Deadly Sins at Zeba BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1620349738189051/

Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club Lonely Valentine’s with Jus Nowhere, Jackson Ryland & Team Zapata

Jimmy Valentine's Lonely Hearts Club Lonely Valentine'sMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/957119667631543/

The First Annual Valentines Day Twerk Off w/ Rusty B & Qdup at Tropicalia

The First Annual Valentines Day Twerk Off w/ Rusty B & Qdup at TropicaliaMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/759822094073670

Get Laid 4 (DC warehouse rave), Warehouse Venue, NE

Get Laid 4 (DC warehouse rave)

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1522778914611633

Deep & Sexy Valentine’s Night with DJ LoveGrove at the Red Maple, Baltimore

Deep & Sexy Valentine's Night with DJ LoveGrove at the Red Maple, BaltimoreMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/771475179575009

Sunday February 15

MOdERN CLASS *Presidents Day edition* w/ guest Dj Fleg at Showtime Bar

MOdERN CLASS *Presidents Day edition* w/ guest Dj Fleg at Showtime Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1542028272735762/

The NeedlExchange – Presidents Day Weekend – Extra Extra Edition at The Velvet Lounge

 The NeedlExchange - Presidents Day Weekend - Extra Extra Edition at The Velvet Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1578308565715139/

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

ESL Sunday Feb 15More details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

President’s Day Throw Down with Philco & Caleb L’Etoile at Little Miss Whiskys

President's Day Throw Down with Philco & Caleb L'Etoile at Little Miss Whiskys

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1626684027560657/

✝✝✝ ₡ħʊ̈℞₡ħ ✝✝✝ at the Depot, Baltimore

✝✝✝ ₡ħʊ̈℞₡ħ ✝✝✝ at the Depot, BaltimoreMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/763201697088700/

That wraps it up for 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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