Another week, another quality line up of underground events to keep you dancing, Thursday through Sunday. You’ll find the full list below, but before you get stuck in, check out episode #77 of the DC House Grooves Meet the Locals Podcast from DC local Dee Jay Clutch:
As I do each and every week, I’veincluded flyers for all my picks below (or a screenshot if I can’t find a flyer), and Facebook users can click the section titles to see the list of events over on Facebook, although curiously I can’t seem to get the link for Friday to work this week. Oh well, you’ll figure it out.
The DC House Grooves crew will be back at it again this Saturday with another DC House Grooves Show on Berlin’s Underground Quality Radio, featuring myself, Katrina Mir & Ramirez throwing down the qualiity underground jams. First show since we got back from London with a huge stack of new vinyl, and I hear Ramirez dropped some serious coin on new wax in NYC last weekend. Tune in from 10pm ET on Saturday for the real underground shit.
Too much great stuff to highlight this weekend, but if you only do one thing, I recommend checking out AfterMarket with Tokyo’s Powder & 5ive with local support from Sleepy G, Keenan Orr and Mike Harvey at a secret warehouse location this Friday. With sound by Grand Ancestor, this one is sure to be just a little bit special. Advance tickets are required for this event, so grab yours now. Proper vibes, serious sound.
Other than that, all roads lead to Eighteenth Street Lounge on Sunday for Sam Burns‘ weekly residency, and another edition of Sundays Rooftop out on the patio with Sergio Santos and Benoit. Always the best way to wrap up your weekend on the dance floor!
Katrina Mir and I made it back from our crazy weekender in London in one piece. Great to meet so many Internet friends in person, and shout out to the Secret Ingredient and For Those That Knoe crews for throwing an amazing event. Grow Tottenham is a perfect underground warehouse space, so if you’re visiting London, be sure to check out events at Grow. A little bit off the beaten path, but all the better for it. Derek Carr‘s debut live set was one for the books, here’s hoping he makes it stateside and makes it to DC in the very near future! Fantastic sets from Jade Seatle, Ben Boe and Istanbul’s Rubsilent made for an amazing night on the dance floor, and with so many familiar faces from the We’re Going Deep Facebook group in attendance, it was a real family affair. Totally worth the transatlantic trip! Anyway, back in DC now, and ready for another weekend on the dance floor here in the nation’s capital. Before I get into this week’s festivities, here’s a new Meet the Locals podcast from relative newcomer to the Washington DC electronic music community, Dastan:
So what’s on deck this weekend? As always, I’ve included below the flyers for all the best underground events in DC over the weeekend, Thursday through Sunday, and Facebook users can click the section heading for each day to see a list of the even pages over on Facebook. Too much good stuff to get into this weekend, but make sure you support two charity events on Sunday afternoon. At Eighteenth Street Lounge, the Dear Mama fundraiser is helping support The House That U Built, Cadence and Overeasy Tea Dance‘s Annie / Vanniety Kills who is unable to work and needs our help. Featuring an incredible line up of local talent across three dance floors, this promises to help someone who contributes greatly to our local electronic music community. Advance tickets and raffle tickets are available over on Resident Advisor.
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!
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.
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!
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
Pro-tip: Tune in to the ElektrikMetroHouseVibes live mix session at 5pm on Thursday to hear special guest DJ Nav.
The Bunker NY feat. Mike Servito, Eric Cloutier, Bryan Kasenic + Composite Takeover in Flash Bar
Pro-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.
And 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: