DC House Grooves is live now on Underground Quality Radio, wiith Andy Grant, Ramirez & Katrina Mir. Stream embed below.
Big thanks to everyone who came out to Wild Days at Eaton Hotel to groove with me and Katrina last Friday night, and thanks to the team at Eaton for booking us. For those who couldn’t make it, here’s the full recording of the night. Over four house of sublime house and disco bliss served up fresh from the wax.
So it’s another long holiday weekend here in Washington DC, and DC House Grooves Top Picks has the low down on everything you need to know to keep you grooving, Thursday through Labor Day Monday. Speaking of which, who’s up for some house music in the park on Labor Day? DC House Grooves has teamed up once again with Chrysis Entertainment for the Capital House Music Festival 2019, a FREE outdoor event in Malcolm X Park in Washington DC on Labor Day Monday, September 2nd. This family friendly event features an epic line up of local DJ talent, including Sam “The Man” Burns, DJ Tantra, Chosen, Tee Alford, Benoit, DJ Jay Jay, and of course myself, Andy Grant and Katrina Mir. There’ll also be live performances by Dannis Winston, Worldtown Sound Systems and live percussion from Muzikal Dunk. This FREE festival will raise awareness and funds for inner city youth music programs. All participants are donating their time and talent to the event, but donations help keep things on track. If you’re in a position to donate to the event, you can do so here. Every little bit helps! Hope to see you all there on Labor Day 🙂
Website: https://www.capitalhousemusicfestival.org (See last year’s highlight reel!)
To prepare for Monday, we’ll be getting warmed up with a very special Friday night episode of DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio featuring me, Katrina Mir and Ramirez. We’ll be kicking this one off at 11pm ET on Friday night, so head over to the Underground Quality Live YouTube channel, set a reminder, then tune in on Friday!
Tune In Audio: http://bit.ly/UQRadio
Tune in Video: http://bit.ly/UQ-Live
Saturday night, we’ll be heading to Flash showing crew love for Ramirez as he opens up the club level for Gigi Testa. with Z@p, Peter Kaufmann and Taiga in the Green Room and Markinthedark, Steve Kirn and Kaylasoul in the bar, it’s going to be another epic party across three dance floors. Can’t wait!
RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2317150058533616/
Advance tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1304989
Other events to look out for this weekend are Sequence with Sterac, Juana, Ron Jackson, Furtive and Associate, plus an ambient room featuring CC80, Bastet, Lyceum and Damon Bradley on Saturday. Advanced tickets recommended.
Then on Sunday, Collective Minds in Baltimore is always a good time, but if you can’t make the trip up 95, DC has you covered with great options like Eighteenth Street Lounge Sunday with Sam Burns and Anthony Nicholson, and Reflections Labor Day Edition at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club with Jacq Jill, Hot Coffee, Joe L, Kundalini and Jandro. Holiday Sundays at Jimmys are always a good time!
OK, here’s my full list of Top Picks for the weekend. First, you’ll find galleries for the weekend line ups at Flash and Eighteenth Street Lounge, then sections for every day of the weekend, Thursday through Labor Day Monday. Plenty to choose from over the long weekend! Whatever you choose, have an amazing time, and we’ll see you in Malcolm X Park on Monday!
Flash Labor Day Weekend Line Up Thursday through Sunday
Eighteenth Street Lounge Labor Day Weekend Line Up Thursday though Sunday
Thursday August 29
Friday August 30
Saturday August 31
Sunday September 1
Labor Day Monday September 2
Thanks to everyone who tune in to the DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio with special guest DJ Aakmael on Saturday! It was a true honor to host a DJ of Aakmael‘s caliber in the basement, and we hope to do it again some time! If you missed the show, you can catch the re-run right here. Take your pick between the audio on SoundCloud, or the full video stream on YouTube. Next show is on Friday August 30. Watch this space for details!
Before I get into this week’s listings, a quick word about Capital House Music Festival 2019, which is taking place again this year in Malcolm X Park on Labor Day, September 2. DC House Grooves is proud to be taking part in this event, with Andy Grant and Katrina Mir joining an all local line up of house all-stars including Chosen, Tee Alford, DJ Tantra, Benoit, DJ Jay Jay and Sam “The Man” Burns, with live performances by Dannis Winston, Worldtown Soundsystems and Muzikal Dunk. The event runs from noon until dusk, and admission is FREE. Whatever your plans for Labor Day Weekend, make sure you join us in the park for quality house grooves to close out your weekend. We hope to see you there!
OK, so how about this weekend? You can catch me and Katrina Mir this Friday night going back to back spinning sublime house and disco at Wild Days rooftop bar at Eaton Workshop, kicking off at 9p and dropping science until they kick us out at 2am. Admission is FREE, so whatever your plans Friday, join us for a drink and a boogie in the luxurious surroundings of Wild Days.
Here are the full listings for this weekend, Thursday through Sunday. You’ll see galleries with the full line ups for Flash and Eighteenth Street Lounge, followed by all the best events each day, Thursday through Sunday. Playlist on Thursday, me and Katrina at Wild Days on Friday, Unfold with Arthur Kimskii in Baltimore or Levon Vincent at Flash on Saturday, then ESL Sunday with Sam Burns and Hold Tight with Toribio & Martín Miguel are the highlights for me this weekend, but take your pick from the list below! See you on the dance floor.
Flash Lineup August 22 to August 25
Eighteenth Street Lounge Lineup August 22 to August 25
Thursday August 22
Friday August 23
Saturday August 24
Sunday August 25
Big love to everyone who joined us at El Techo for the DC House Grooves 5 Year Anniversary celebration last Friday, and to everyone who joined us on the dance floor at the warehouse for an epic after hours session. I, for one, really needed that! Eternally grateful to the team at El Techo and to Team Zapata and the Sticky Fingers Collective for hosting us. We really appreciate it!
This Saturday, we’ve got a very special edition of the DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio, with special guest DJ Aakmael joining me, Ramirez and Katrina Mir in the DC House Grooves studio. We can’t wait to hear Aakmael doing his thing at DC House Grooves HQ. It’s going to get deep! The needle drops at 10pm ET on Saturday August 17. Head over to the Underground Quality Live YouTube channel and set a reminder. You won’t want to miss this one!
Another amazing line up of underground house and techno events in Washington DC this weekend. You’ll find flyers for all the good stuff below. First up, you’ll find galleries showing the weekend events at Flash and Eighteenth Street Lounge, Thursday through Sunday, then full listings of all the good stuff for each day of the weekend. So much quality, you’ll have a hard time choosing! Wherever you end up, I hope you have an amazing weekend. Check back next week your guide to the weekend from DC House Grooves!