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.
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1448867438730281
Lost on Thursdays
More details: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lost-on-Thursdays/199385430166806
Fusion Thursdays: Soulful House Edition
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/307810902732746
Seth Troxler w/ Jubilee, Boss Ross
Pro-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
Pro-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/
More details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge
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.
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/313340335499363/
Saturday August 2
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
Pro-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
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/691358437596885/
ESL Saturday Rhythm & Culture Presents
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/318711911639925
Behrouz, Omar Karim at Flash
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/783028811727901/
Sunday August 3
Soundwaves Boat Party w/ disCerN & Signal Flow | 8/3
Pro-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
More details: https://www.facebook.com/groups/278405238950697/
The House That U Built w/ All Good Funk Alliance, Lisa Frank, Meegs, Synz, Vanniety Kills
Pro-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]
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/734839803241101/
More details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge
Zeba Sunday Sessions
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:
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See you on the dance floor!
Author: Andy Grant