DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Techno Events in Washington DC April 18 to April 21

Here we go with another weekly post featuring all the best events in Washington DC. Nearly five years of weekly posts, and we’re still going strong! DC House Grooves coming in hot at Eighteenth Street Lounge on Thursday, with Katrina Mir joining Jubilee & Ramirez behind the decks for Playlist. With a fresh delivery of wax in her record bag, she’s not planning on taking any prisoners, so do yourself a favor and head to ESL at 10pm to catch one of DC’s finest up and coming talents doing what she does best. Always a revelation when Katrina Mir gets behind the decks.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2194219360892593/

playlist with jubilee ramirez and katrina mir

Friday night, I recommend checking out Club Cuttlefish at Ten Tigers Parlour with DC Voices, Control Freq and DJ Freeze, or perhaps Minesies with Che & Baronhawk at Jimmy Valentine’s. Flash also looks on point, with Cap, N/UM and Jus Nowhere in the main room, J Swink and Charles D in the Green Room and Philco & Tommy Cornelis in the Flash Bar.

club cuttlefish at ten tigers

Saturday night, kick off your evening at Flash to catch the mighty XDB making his Flash debut alongside Galcher Lustwerk and Navbox. In the Green Room, Benoit & Luke hold things down open to close, with Steve Seagull, Throe and Mike Harvey in the bar.

galcher lustwerk XDB at flash

Later on, all things lead to the spot for Late Night Mischief‘s 420 celebration featuring a fantastic line up including Huerta, Jus Nowhere, Yola and Team Zapata. You’ll need advance tickets for this one, but the good news is early birds are still available for only $15. Don’t sleep!

Advance tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1248720
RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2016820338446807/

later night mischief huerta

Sunday afternoon, Sunday Love at Flash and District Inferno with Sam Burns at El Techo are both worth checking out, then on Sunday night, all roads lead to Eighteenth Street Lounge for ESL Sunday with Sam Burns’ Underground Soul Solution and Good Buddies with Samantha Francesca and Philco. Always the best way to close out your weekend!

Before this week’s listings, a little bit of music for you. Here’s the recoding on last week’s DC House Grooves show on Underground Quality Radio with me, Andy Grant, Katrina Mir and Ramirez. SoundCloud and YouTube embeds below. Proper underground grooves served up fresh from the wax.

Tune in to the next DC House Grooves Show at 10pm ET on Saturday April 27. You know it makes sense!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2190743047678199/

DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio

Here’s my full list of Top Picks for the weekend, featuring all the best underground house and techno events in Washington DC this weekend, Thursday through Sunday, and even a couple of drum and bass events for good measure. Facebook users can click the link at the top of each section to see the list of event pages for each day. If you find these weekly updates useful, please help spread the work by sharing with your friends, and come back next week for your weekly guide to all the good stuff on the dance floor in Washington DC.

DC House Grooves Top Picks Thursday April 18

playlist with jubilee ramirez and katrina mir
ESL Thursday
headroom listening sessions April
cadence at flash

DC House Grooves Top Picks Friday April 19

club cuttlefish at ten tigers
cap num at flash
minesies at jimmys
moco boogie
3d presents dillinja at u hall

DC House Grooves Top Picks Saturday April 20

galcher lustwerk XDB at flash
later night mischief huerta
fractal love at el techo
twilight vibes
house of boom at backbar
blend presents saturday social

DC House Grooves Top Picks Sunday April 21

sunday love earth night special
good buddies with samantha francesca and philco
ESL Sunday
district inferno at el techo

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Techno Events in Washington DC April 11 to April 14

Another fine weekend line up this week in the District. I can tell things are heating up for the summer, as it is taking me longer and longer each week to compile the list of Top Picks for the weekend! The highlight this weekend is the second edition of Daytime Discotheque for 2019 featuring Demuja with support from Zamkov, Samantha Francesca and Kundalini. Always a good time at the Daytime Disco, so grab your advance tickets, pack your booze, meat and veggies, and head to the spot for some serious Sunday grooving. Remember, no door sales, so plan ahead!

Advance tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1244879
RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/824821217852888/

On a related topic, worth mentioning that Late Night Mischief is back next weekend for a very special 4/20 event featuring a fantastic line up including Huerta, Jus Nowhere, Yola and Team Zapata. We’ve already grabbed our tickets; I hope you can join us on the dance floor to celebrate everyone’s favorite holiday. Early birds are still available for only $15, don’t sleep!

Advance tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1248720
RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2016820338446807/

Back to this weekend, and you’ll find my full list of Top Picks below. Saturday night, the DC House Grooves crew will be at it again on another edition of the DC House Grooves Show on Berlin’s Underground Quality Radio. Tune in from 10pm ET for quality underground vibes served up fresh from the wax by me, Katrina Mir and Ramirez. You know how we do; whether you’re going out or staying in, we’ve got the right vibe for your Saturday night.

Tune In Audio: http://bit.ly/UQRadio
Tune in Video: http://bit.ly/UQ-Live
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2190743047678199/

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One event that looks really interesting on Saturday night is Wine Light at Eaton Hotel, which features an artist talk from one of my favorite producers, Ron Trent (Prescription), followed by a DJ set from the man himself at Wild Days, with support from Adrian Loving & John Murph. FREE with RSVP at https://tinyurl.com/yxtrcfl9.

ron trent at eaton

One last thing before I get to this week’s listings: this Sunday night brings the season opener of one of DC longest running rooftop parties, Sundays Rooftop. Joining Benoit to kick off this season is Berlin’s John Dimas. For quality grooves to close out your weekend, head to Eighteenth Street Lounge and kick it on the patio with the Deep Secrets crew.

sundays rooftop with john dimas

OK, that’s enough from me. Here’s the full list of Top Picks for the weekend, Thursday through Sunday. Facebook users can click the link at the top of each section to see the list of event pages over on Facebook, and for all you non-Facebook users, Google is your friend. See you on the dance floor.

DC House Grooves Top Picks Thursday April 11

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ESL Thursday
jan blomqvist live at flash
preview happy hour
Associate radio hour

DC House Grooves Top Picks Friday April 12

desyn open to close at flash
sunset and chill green room takeover
roam outlier
love town at velvet lounge
Feroun at Allegory
district drop inn girls takeover
house sessions at studio ga ga
a musical obsession at zeba bar

DC House Grooves Top Picks Saturday April 13

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ron trent at eaton
25 years of ovum at flash
dmv deep at u street music hall
Trev-ski at Allegory
Eklektik Elektrik

DC House Grooves Top Picks Sunday April 14

daytime discoteque demuja
sundays rooftop with john dimas
ESL Sunday
Sparks chris nitti rich thomas at el techo
life at u street music hall

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Techno Events in Washington DC April 4 to April 7

Another amazing, action packed weekend on the dance floor right here in the District of Corruption, and DC House Grooves has the low down on all the good shit. The highlight for this week is Friday night’s jam at the Darkroom in Baltimore featuring two of my favorites all the way from Detroit, Tag aka Scott Grooves and Norm Talley, with support from Feroun and Benoit, brought to you by Kowli Records and Deep Secrets. This one is going to be really special, and to celebrate, DC House Grooves has the super special Uncle Benny discount for you. Use the link below to buy your tickets to get massive 20% discount off advance tickets. That’s one serious discount off the party to be at this weekend! It’s a BYOB joint, the needle drops at 11pm and you’ll be dancing until sunrise. Don’t sleep on this one, people!

20% discount off TAG aka Scott Grooves & Norm Talley at Darkroom, Baltimore


If you can’t make the trip to Baltimore this Friday, then head to Focus at Flash for another incredible Friday night line up featuring the very best of techno, house and bougie / funk / soul / electro. On the main floor, catch The Advent aka G Flame with support from local hero, Technofist‘s Damon Bradley. In the Green Room, former Beats Maneuver headliner Gigi Testa brings the very best of house and disco ably supported by DC House Grooves show resident Ramirez, while in the bar, Trev-ski is joined by Haz & Cam-Run for another edition of Modern Class. An epic line up that’s not to be missed! Advance tickets are just $12, so grab yours now!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/256175348611069/

Before I get into the full list for this weekend, here’s the recording of Saturday night’s DC House Grooves Show #045 on Underground Quality Radiofeaturing me, Andy Grant, and Katrina Mir. Sadly Ramirez couldn’t join us for this one, and we ended up going deeper, dubbier and techier than usual. Seems to be the direction we end up going when Katrina and I go B2B. Check it out below either on SoundCloud or YouTube. We’ll back back with DC House Grooves Show Episode #046 on Saturday April 13 at 10pm. Mark it in your calendars and tune in for the very best in underground vibes served up fresh from the wax.

Other highlights for this weekend include Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge and Sleaze‘s second anniversary at Wonderland on Thursday, then on Saturday, the Sequence crew are at it again with a serious line up including Umfang, Akua & Juana (Discwoman) and Furtive. Sequence events are always on point, and they pretty much always sell out, so if you’re thinking of going, don’t waste time; grab your tickets now! They’re on the final release tier, and there won’t be any tickets on the door, so now is your chance. Don’t say I didn’t warn you! It’s a BYOB joint, so make sure you bring what you need with you.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/317331898969207/
Tix: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1238176

Plenty of great choices on Sunday, with Sunday Love featuring Madmotormique, Daniel Cowel and Marko Peli and the new Love Bazaar on the main floor, and at Eighteenth Street Lounge, Sam Burns‘ weekly residency, Smudge and Hold Tight with Admin and Martín Miguel, but for the true house heads, the place to be this Sunday is Baltimore for the pop up party featuring the legendary Master at Work himself, Louie Vega along with Teddy Douglas and DJ Spen. Tickets are just $20.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2663586930325050/
Tix: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nervous-records-basement-boys-productions-present-louie-vega-tickets-59547487137

Ok, here’s my full list of Top Picks for the weekend, Thursday through Sunday. Facebook users can click the link at the top of each section to see the list of event pages over on Facebook. Have an amazing time this weekend, and make sure you come back next week for news on all the best underground house and techno events in and around Washington DC. See you on the dance floor!

DC House Grooves Top Picks Thursday April 4

DC House Grooves Top Picks Friday April 5

DC House Grooves Top Picks Saturday April 6

DC House Grooves Top Picks Sunday April 7

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DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC March 28 to March 31

Spring is finally here, looks like the weather’s gonna be warming up this weekend, and things are really starting to heat up out there on the dance floor here in Washington DC. This week sees the welcome return of Daytime Discothèque, which celebrates its third anniversary on Sunday with a fantastic line up including Tilman (fine records ), Trev-Ski ( Live Set ), Juan Zapata, Samantha Francesca, Hot Coffee & Tom Fee. I’m all about that live set from a man like Trev-ski. Can’t wait! It’s a BYOB joint, and they’ll be firing up the grill, so it’s bring your own meats and veggies, too. A proper family fair all round. Needle drops around 1pm, so if you’re up for some quality Sunday afternoon vibes, grab your ticket now. No door sales, so don’t sleep! Hopefully lots more to come from the Daytime Discothèque crew over the summer; looking forward to the kick off this Sunday.

Advance tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1234951
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/276853496574997/

So what else is going on this weekend? We’ll be at it again with another DC House Grooves Show this Saturday on Underground Quality Radio. Whether you’re heading out on the town or staying in, we’ve got the right vibe for your Saturday night. Tune in from 10pm ET on the Underground Quality Live YouTube channel, or at www.undergroundquality.com. For a taste of what to expect, check out the recording of last week’s show below.

Tune In Audio: http://bit.ly/UQRadio
Tune in Video: http://bit.ly/UQ-Live
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2222789574703174/

So what else is happening this weekend in the District? Quite a bit, as it happens. See below for the full list of flyers for all the best underground house and techno events in and around DC, Thursday through Sunday, and click the section headings to see a list of the event pages over on Facebook. Thursday night in particular looks nuts, with Playlist at ESL, Black Coffee with Neko Berg at U Street Music Hall, Groove Machine live electronic showcase at Studio Ga Ga and Loco Dice at Flash. Friday, Article 003 at Backbar looks like a good time, then on Saturday check out head to Jimmy Valentine’s with a bouquet or two of flowers for Spring is for Flowers with Chadwick, Sid Waters and Sarah Myers, or maybe Ten Tigers Parlour for Buster, Juan Zapata & DJ Lantern.

Alternatively, The Elders will be making a long overdue return to DC to spin at Allegory, or you could head to El Techno to catch the DMV Deep crew. There’s also another incredible line up at Flash, and another edition of Werk Ethic with Ken Lazee and Nick Garcia at U Street Music Hall. All quality choices! Sunday is all about Daytime Discothèque, but if dreamy desert vibes are your jam, season 3 of Sunday Love keeps rolling at Flash with Sunday Love’s Road to Catharsis featuring Concret, Symphonic, Heather Femia and Kryptik. This week, they’ll also be opening up the club level for Love Bazaar, and indoor marketplace featuring all sorts of wonders you won’t want to miss. Feels like the start of something special! See flyer below for details.

Sunday night, as it tradition, all roads lead to Eighteenth Street Lounge for Sam Burns weekly residency and another edition of Sundays Rooftop with Detroit’s Daniel Andres and Benoit out on the patio. Always the best way to wrap up your weekend on the dance floor. Anyway, that’s everything for this week. Don’t forget to tune in to the DC House Grooves Show on Saturday night, and I’ll see you at the Daytime Disco on Sunday.

DC House Grooves Top Picks Thursday March 28

DC House Grooves Top Picks Friday March 29

DC House Grooves Top Picks Saturday March 30

The OMG Experience with Dem OMG Boys at Zeba Bar

DC House Grooves Top Picks Sunday March 31