DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Techno Events in Washington DC June 20 to June 23

First up, huge thanks to everyone who tuned into episode #050 of the DC House Grooves Show with special guest Sam The Man Burns and Candice Mills on Underground Quality Radio last Saturday. It really was one for the books, and I couldn’t be happier at how it turned out. Major thanks to Sam and Candice for bringing their amazing talents to the DC House Grooves studio. I look forward to hosting you guys again soon! Congratulations also to Elliott Sloan and Denise Henderson, the winners of our free record giveaway. Look out for a copy of UQ-073 DJ Jus Ed Jus Me EP in the post! If you missed the show, you can catch the re-run below, video on YouTube minus a few tracks silenced due to rights issues, audio on SoundCloud.

We’ll be back with DC House Grooves Show Episode #051 on Saturday June 29 at 10pm ET at https://www.facebook.com/events/1397695390413518/.

The big news this weekend is Late Night Mischief is back this Saturday with as fantastic line up featuring DJ Aakmael, DJ Nav and a closing set from our very own Katrina Mir. Late Night Mischief parties always deliver a thick vibe, and with DJ Nav setting the tone, DJ Aakmael taking things to the next level, and Katrina Mir keeping you grooving until sunrise, I can guarantee this one’s gonna be just a little bit special. Advance tickets are just $20, which is steal for a line up of this caliber. Remember, no tickets on the door, so you might as well buy yours now. You know you’ll find me front and center getting my groove on for this one!

Advance tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1274711
RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1039820992869115/

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Other highlights for the weekend include Playlist with Jubilee and Ramirez on Thursday night, Kai Alcé and Feroun in the Green Room at Flash and Reflections with Juan Zapata, Joe L and Jandro at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club on Friday, then on Saturday The Abyss with Sam Burns, Underdog and Oji at U Street Music Hall and Mystical Disco with Ben Jenkins and Jackson Lee at Jimmy Valentine’s look like a good time. Sunday, all roads lead to Eighteenth Street Lounge for Sam Burns‘ weekly residency and Hold Tight with Rollover DJs and Martín Miguel. See below for my full list of Top Picks for the weekend, Thursday through Sunday. Check back next week for the next edition of DC House Grooves Top Picks, featuring all the best underground house and techno events in Washington DC over the weekend. See you on the dance floor!

Thursday June 20

ESL Thursday
Nexus DJ Showcase
Headroom June
preview happy hour
Associate Radio Hour

Friday June 21

desert hearts kai alce at flash
Reflections at Jimmy Valentines

Saturday June 22

late night mischief
Tin Man Mystic bill Mazi R Navbox at Flash
the abyss a house dance experience
mystical disco at jimmy valentines
oasis at lapop
world music dance party
shorts and sundresses summer jam
the OMG Experience
The OMG Experience with Dem OMG Boys

Sunday June 23

hold tight rollover djs
ESL Sunday
Sunday Love christian loffler

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Techno Events in Washington DC June 13 to June 16

Another big weekend here in the District, and DC House Grooves has everything you need to plan your weekend on the dance floor. It’s an especially big weekend for us, as we’re celebrating the 50th episode of the DC House Grooves Show on Berlin’s Underground Quality Radio. We’ve been broadcasting every other Saturday for nearly two years now, and with each show, the vibe’s been getting stronger. For episode #50, we’ve put together something a little bit special. Joining me, Ramirez and Katrina Mir in the studio is none other than DC legend Sam “The Man” Burns (Underground Soul Solution, Eighteenth Street Lounge), along with the amazingly talented Candice Mills on live vocals. We’re honored to have two powerhouse local talents joining us to help us celebrate a very special occasion. But wait, there’s more! We’ll be giving away two FREE copies of the latest release on Underground Quality, the Jus-Me EP by DJ Jus-Ed which were dropped off at the studio when the man himself visited a couple of weeks ago.

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Tune in to the show at 10pm ET on Saturday for a chance to win. I’ll be telling you how right before Sam Burns gets on the decks. For reminder to tune in, click the Set Reminder button in the YouTube embed below.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/595042754349750/
Tune In Audio: http://bit.ly/UQRadio
Tune in Video: http://bit.ly/UQ-Live

Before I get into the other festivities for this weekend, a quick reminder to buy your tickets for Late Night Mischief on Saturday June 22, with as fantastic line up featuring DJ Aakmael, DJ Nav and a closing set from our very own Katrina Mir. Late Night Mischief parties always deliver a thick vibe, and with DJ Nav setting the tone, DJ Aakmael taking things to the next level, and Katrina Mir keeping you grooving until sunrise, I can guarantee this one’s gonna be just a little bit special. Advance tickets are just $15, which is steal for a line up of this caliber. Remember, no tickets on the door, so you might as well buy yours now.

Advance tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1274711
RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1039820992869115/

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So what about this weekend? A major feature here in Washington DC this weekend is the 6 year anniversary of Flash nightclub, and to celebrate, they’ve put together yet another epic line up of world class talent, international and local, and each night they’ll be kicking off the evening with a complimentary glass of champagne. I can’t believe it has been six years since Flash opened its doors. I, for one, have so many great memories at the club, both on the dance floor and behind the decks. Check the flyers below for the full line up, Thursday through Sunday. Each night looks amazing, like a weekend music festival, all under one roof.

Chus & Ceballos: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1229588
DJ Masda, Taimur, Navbox & Edo: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1272384
Tama Sumo, Lakuti: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1266357
Sunday Love with Yokoo: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1260322

Another event deserving a mention this weekend is Deep Tech presents Hazmat Live this with support from Mina and Baronhawk Poitier at an exclusive warehouse location in northwest DC this Friday night. Detroit’s Hazmat in always on point, so it’s great to see him back here in the District! Advance tickets are $25 from Eventbrite. Grab yours now before the price goes up!

Advance tickets to Hazmat Live
RSVP & Info

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See below for flyers for all the good stuff this weekend, Thursday through Sunday. So many great events to choose from! Whatever you do, make sure you set a reminder & tune in to the DC House Grooves Show on Saturday, and try and stop by Flash at some point over the weekend and raise a glass to celebrate their 6 year anniversary! See you on the dance floor.

Thursday June 13

playlist with jubilee and ramirez
tres manos at el techo
chus and ceballos at flash
preview happy hour
deep tech residents

Friday June 14

hazmat live deep tech
flash six year anniversary week
district drop inn pride edition
rave at warehouse location
rave at warehouse location
a musical obsession at zeba bar
a musical obsession at zeba bar
moco boogie
fractal love presents just a pinch
adrian loving and friends
downtemp rituals
bassline business 3 year anniversary

Saturday June 15

dc house grooves show sam burns candice mills
tama sumo and lakuti at flash
deep sugar dc
jandro and meegs at el techo
chaos night with ron jackson
4 deejays at zeba bar
resonate total science sinistarr trac
140+ at studio ga ga

Sunday June 16

sunday love yokoo
sundays rooftop francis harris benoit
ESL Sunday

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Techno Events in Washington DC Pride Weekend June 6 to June 9

Another amazing line up of underground events happening this weekend as Washington DC celebrates Pride 2019! Before I get into this week’s Top Picks, a quick mention of a couple of exciting events coming up in the next few weeks. First up, on Saturday June 15 we celebrate 50 (!) episodes of the DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio, and to mark the occasion we’ve got none other than DC house music legend Sam “The Man” Burns joining me, Andy Grant, Ramirez and Katrina Mir in the DC House Grooves studio as our very special guest. We’re honored to be hosting Sam in the studio, and we can’t wait to hear what he’s got lined up for us. Check the event page for more info, and set a reminder to tune in over on YouTube.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/595042754349750/
Set Reminder on YoutTube: http://bit.ly/UQ-Live

Speaking of the DC House Grooves Show, did you check out episode #049 last Saturday. If you missed the show, you can check out the stream below, or listen to the audio on SoundCloud. Saturday’s show was chock full of quality wax fresh from our recent trip to Detroit. Some quality deepness right there!

Another date to mark in your calendar is the following Saturday June 22, which sees the return of Late Night Mischief with a fantastic line up featuring DJ Aakmael, DJ Nav and a closing set from our very own Katrina Mir! Late Night Mischief parties always deliver a thick vibe, and with DJ Nav setting the tone, DJ Aakmael taking things to the next level, and Katrina Mir keeping you grooving until sunrise, I can guarantee this one’s gonna be just a little bit special. Early bird tickets are available now for just $10, which is steal for a line up of this caliber. Remember, no tickets on the door, so you might as well buy yours now.

Advance tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1274711
RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1039820992869115/

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Here are my Top Picks for Pride weekend, Thursday through Sunday. Just between you and me, I’ve been seriously considering stopping these weekly posts, as they are taking longer and longer to compile. I started doing this weekly post to give something back to the community, but what I really want to be doing is making and playing music, which obviously requires a lot of time, too. With my day job and a house full of teenagers to look after, something has got to give if I want to meet all my goals. If you really want to know, the reason I keep these weekly posts going is that every single time I go out, someone approaches me . and tells me how DC House Grooves helped them find quality music in DC’s underground community. As long as this blog is helping people find their way to the good shit, I’ll keep things going. I just need to find ways to reduce how long it takes to compile each week, and if that means cutting back on the number of events I include each week, then so be it. There’s just so much going on these days that it takes way too long each week to include everything, so moving forward, I’m just not going to even try being comprehensive. I’m just going to list the events that I think are worth your time, and I’m just going to include the flyer images. You can figure the rest out by yourself. If you’re a promoter and you don’t see your event listed, don’t get mad! The best way to make sure I include your event next time is to make it easy for me and send me the flyer for your event before Wednesday, week of. Don’t make me do all the work. Ok, rant over. Here’s are my Top Pick for Pride weekend. Everything listed below is worth your time. See you on the dance floor!

Thursday June 6

playlist
sleaze pride
deep tech residents

Friday June 7

highkey queers underground
Saeed Younan at Flash
pride otter happy hour

Saturday June 8

tnx pride
skate fever
Danny Tenaglia at Flash
ultra nate a night with wayne davis
The magician u street music hall
decibel collective and friends
deep tech backbar

Sunday June 9

Sunday Love Analog Soul
ESL Sunday Hold tight
Life’s a Ball at U Street Music Hall
Deep Tech on the Potomac- Maiden Voyage

Just a drive by post this week. Blame Detroit!

Detroit kicked my ass over the holiday weekend, in a really good way, so no Top Picks this week. My favorite set of the weekend was from Rick Wilhite, and if you do anything this weekend, I encourage you to go to Darkroom in Baltimore on Saturday for Karizma, Rick Wilhite and Feroun. Rick really is a try DJs DJ, his music transcending genre and making it impossible for you not to dance. Word has it that there aren’t many advance tickets left, so I recommend you move fast. You won’t regret it!

Advance tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1252069
RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/545833532490450/

Another opportunity to catch exciting Detroit talent this weekend is at Sundays Rooftop at Eighteenth Street Lounge on Sunday, where Benoit is joined by Hazmat Live for another fantastic night of music on the patio. There’s no cover, so you know it makes sense!

RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2064102533884668/

As for the DC House Grooves crew, we’ll be back at it this Saturday with episode #49 of the DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio. We came back from Detroit with a big stack of new, unreleased wax, so we’ve got quite a few treats in store!

Tune In Audio: http://bit.ly/UQRadio
Tune in Video: http://bit.ly/UQ-Live
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/245127783020817/

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Then on Sunday, you can catch me, Andy Grant, and Katrina Mir serving an eclectic mix of rare jams from 3pm to 5pm at the Silver Spring Record Fair at Denizens Brewing Company. With over 20 vendors, a DJ line up including David, Kenny M and Mikie Love, and lots of craft beer, it’s a must for all you vinyl enthusiasts out there. Hope to see you there!

RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/3198195843539314/

OK, that’s it for this week. Plenty of other great events happening over the weekend at all the usual spots, so keep an eye on Facebook and check venue websites listings. Hopefully normal DC House Grooves service will resume next week!