DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC January 10 to January 13

Ok here we go with my first proper post of 2019, not counting last week’s phoned in edition. Another solid weekend of dance floor vibes here in the District, with quality events to keep you grooving, from Thursday night right through to the early hours of Monday morning.

Highlights this weekend include Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez at Eighteenth  Street  Lounge on Thursday night, then on Friday night, I’d recommend checking out Lovers and Justin Miller at Wild Days at the Eaton Hotel, and while you’re there, heading downstairs to catch Joe L at Allegory. They’ve got a nice looking line up taking shape in the coming months between Wild Days and Allegory, with plenty of local DJs representing, so if you haven’t checked it out yet, I highly recommend it. Also looking good on Friday is DJ Technics with Djoser at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club. Always a good vibes at Jimmy’s!

Saturday night, all you house heads should look no further that U Street Music Hall, where the Deep Sugar crew take over once again, with Ultra Naté and Lisa Moody working their magic with support from Keenan Orr. Always good vibes with the Deep Sugar crew!

Deep Sugar DC

For those of you of a techno persuasion, SEQUENCE.446 hosts I Hate Models with Katie Rex and local support from Jett Chandon and Juana working the Grand Ancestor Sound System at a DC warehouse location. Always a great crowd at Sequence events, and their zero tolerance policy to any bullshit guarantees a hassle free night on the dance floor. Entry is by advanced ticket only, so make sure you grab yours before they sell out.

Sequence I Hate Models Katie Rex

As you’ve no doubt predicted already, Sunday’s highlight is Eighteenth Street Lounge, with Sam Burns weekly residency in the Gold Room, The Metaphysical in the Main Room, and Hold Tight with Martín Miguel and Super Tuff records head honcho M. Vaughan on the patio. Quality deep vibes across three dance floors to ease you into next week!

Before I get to my full list of Top Picks for the weekend, here is episode #74 of the DC House Grooves Meet the Locals Podcast from Nocturnal Wax, featuring 2+ hours of quality house grooves. Check it out, and catch Nocturnal Wax spinning on Studio 96 every Friday night at 8PM Eastern on WERA 96.7FM in the DC area. We’re always looking for new mixes for the podcast, so please reach out to me through the DC  House  Grooves  Facebook Page if you’re interested in submitting a mix.

OK, here’s my full list of Top Picks for this weekend, Thursday through Sunday. Click / tap the link at the top of each section to see the full list of even pages over on Facebook, or check the flyers and Google the details. See you on the dance floor!

DC House Grooves Top Picks Thursday January 10

Playlist with Jubilee and Ramirez
ESL Thurdsay with Playlist
Skream Open to Close at Flash
Preview Happy Hour

DC House Grooves Top Picks Friday January 11

DJ Technics Djoser Jimmy Valentine's
Lovers Justin Miller Wild Days
Joe L at Allegory
WTF?! with Kochi

DC House Grooves Top Picks Saturday January 12

Deep Sugar DC
Sequence I Hate Models Katie Rex
Nightflight at El Techo
ESL Saturday Victor Simonelli
Cold Sweat Baltimore
Eklektik Elektrik

DC House Grooves Top Picks Sunday January 13

Hold Tight with Martín Miguel and M. Vaughan
ESL Sunday

DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up July 31 – August 3

We didn’t make it out at all in DC last weekend as we’re off on our summer vacation, but we heard reports of some pretty special parties. The second edition of Elev8 at Lima was a great success, the Deep Secrets 5th birthday celebrations looked amazing, and by the sounds of it there were some crazy times at Sunglass Sundays. We had to make do with Subculture at the legendary Sub Club in Glasgow on Saturday, which was nothing short of spectacular. Definitely worth the trip if you find yourself in Scotland.

Since we’re still out on vacation, this week we’re bringing you an abbreviated edition of the weekly round up, without the usual commentary and opinion. If we were in town, though, we would be checking out Seth Troxler supported by Jubilee and Boss Ross at U Street Music Hall on Thursday, then on Friday we would be back at U Hall for Ejeca supported by Urulu and Jus Nowhere, and if the crowds got too much we would head over to Eighteenth Street Lounge. On Saturday, we’d be checking out the MidCity Dog Days sidewalk sale on 14th Street in the afternoon, where  Navbox will be spinning outside SOM Records from 3pm to 4pm. Then in the evening, we would be stopping by Eighteenth Street Lounge before heading over to check  out the new night Forecast at Backbar with DJ Lisa Frank, Erictronica, Jett Chandon and Atticus, before ending our night at Elev8 at Lima Lounge, where The Elders (Deep Sugar) are joining Earic Patten and Darius Twin behind the decks. Then on Sunday we’d be starting our afternoon on the Boomerang Pirate Ship for the Soundwaves Boat Party with disCerN and Signal Flow, then after the boat docks we would be heading up to The House that U Built on the Dirty Bar rooftop with All Good Funk Alliance, DJ Lisa Frank, Meegs, Sinz and Vanniety Kills, before finishing up our night at Elektrik Eventz‘ new night Sunday Confessions at The Gryphon, with Baronhawk Poitier and DJ Octane. Also worth a look on Sunday afternoon is the 2014 DJ Music Fest in Rock Creek Park with Sam Burns.

So here’s what’s on in DC this the weekend of July 31 to August 3. Enjoy, and we’ll be back with the regular round up next week.

Thursday July 31

DJ Earic Patten’s ElektrikMetroHouseVibes LIVE Mix Sessions 7/31 W/ Special Guest DJ NAV  

DJ Earic Patten's ElektrikMetroHouseVibes LIVE Mix Sessions 7/31 W/ Special Guest DJ NAV 5PM-7PM (EST) | 10PM - Midnight (GMT) on Club Vibez Radio U.K.Pro-tip: Tune in to the ElektrikMetroHouseVibes live mix session at 5pm on Thursday to hear special guest DJ Nav.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1448867438730281

Lost on Thursdays

Lost on ThursdaysMore details: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lost-on-Thursdays/199385430166806

Fusion Thursdays: Soulful House Edition

Fusion Thursdays: Soulful House EditionMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/307810902732746

Seth Troxler w/ Jubilee, Boss Ross

10401967_10152542600092118_1513355439189435452_nPro-tip: get there early to hear Boss Ross and Jubilee.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/862410117121828

Friday August 1

Ejeca w/ Urulu, Jus Nowhere

10377010_828449147168302_1377900887221394000_nPro-tip: Get there before 12am to avoid paying cover, and to hear local producer Jus Nowhere’s opening set.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/664684886920222/

ESL Fridays

Eighteenth Street Lounge FridayMore details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

The Bunker NY feat. Mike Servito, Eric Cloutier, Bryan Kasenic + Composite Takeover in Flash Bar

10563131_254172508104661_2395942544186099013_nPro-tip: Bring a fan. Last time we were there, the air conditioning was barely functional, so you’ll need to bring your own. If things get too hot on the main floor, hang with the Composite crew in the Flash Bar.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/313340335499363/

Saturday August 2

MidCity Dog Days

On Saturday afternoon, Navbox will be spinning outside SOM Records on 14th St. NW between 3pm and 4pm. Worth checking out as you browse the Mid City sidewalk sale.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/MidCityDogDays

Elev8 at Lima Lounge with Earic Patten, Darius Twin and The Elders

Elev8 at LIMA Lounge D.C. | Earic Patten W/ The Elders & Darius Twin | August 2, 2014Pro-tip: Make sure you’re there for The Elders’ set.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/693164924092216

Forecast: ft. DJ Lisa Frank, Erictronica, Jett Chandon, & Atticus

10445934_10101523004149828_5234259500933743417_nMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/691358437596885/

ESL Saturday Rhythm & Culture Presents

ESL | AUG 2 | RHYTHM & CULTURE PRESENTSMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/318711911639925

Behrouz, Omar Karim at Flash

SAT Aug 2 | Behrouz, Omar Karim at FlashMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/783028811727901/

Sunday August 3

Soundwaves Boat Party w/ disCerN & Signal Flow | 8/3

10563159_697749180280435_396423071728013688_nPro-tip: get your advanced tickets early, and get to the dock plenty of time before the boat leaves.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/499840696829132/

DJ Music Fest @ Rock Creek Park

DJ Music Fest @ Rock Creek ParkMore details: https://www.facebook.com/groups/278405238950697/

The House That U Built w/ All Good Funk Alliance,  Lisa Frank, Meegs, Synz, Vanniety Kills

Sun Aug 3: The House That U Built w/ All Good Funk Alliance, Lisa Frank, Meegs, Synz, Vanniety KillsPro-tip: Check the event page for set times, and make sure you catch All Good Funk Alliance on the rooftop. Those guys work a dance floor like nobody else in this town.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/309837379192727/

ElektrikEventz™ presents: Sunday Confessions [Extended Sessions]

10525813_302646869910207_4373106924294039432_nMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/734839803241101/

ESL Sundays:ESL Sundays

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

Zeba Sunday Sessions

Zeba Sunday SessionsAnd that wraps things up for another edition of the DC House Grooves weekend round up. Don’t forget, for your pre- and post- game sound track, tune into DC House Grooves radio for quality underground house music from Washington, DC based DJs streaming 24/7:

DC House Grooves Radio

If you want your event considered for inclusion in the weekend round up, please message us through the DC House Grooves Facebook page.

See you on the dance floor!

Author: Andy Grant