DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Techno Events in Washington DC December 19 to December 24

Still a chance to win a pair of tickets to Flash‘s 26 hour New Year’s Eve extravaganza Brand New Day 2020 worth over $100! Brand New Day 2020 kicks off at 10pm on December 31, with the beats flowing until 1am on January 2, 2020. The initial line up includes Rohbag Wruhme, Atish, Roger Gerressen, Sis, Franca, with many more still to be announced. For a chance to win, click through and complete the entry form:

I want to win a pair of FREE tickets to Flash Brand New Day 2020

The winner will be selected at random at 7pm on Monday December 30. We’ll announce the winner on the DC House Grooves Facebook page, and we’ll notify the winner by email. Please make sure you enter your real full name and email address. You will need to show your ID on entry to receive your prize. One entry per person, please. Any duplicates will be removed before the draw.

This week’s listings include all the best house and techno events leading up to Christmas Eve, so plenty to keep you grooving in the run up to the holiday. See below for all the good stuff, and make sure you check back next week for DC House Grooves’ Top Picks for the weekend after Christmas and New Year’s Eve. See you on the dance floor!

Flash Line Up Thursday to Saturday

El Techo Line Up Thursday to Christmas Eve

Eighteenth Street Lounge Line Up Thursday to Sunday

Thursday December 19

playlist with jubilee and ramirez
ESL Thursday 12-19
rush plus open to close at u street music hall
Headroom listening sessions december
dubfire open to close at flash
Associate Radio Hour
good house night el techo 12-19
guilt trip tokyo pearl 12-19
preview happy hour

Friday December 20

beautiful swimmers at wild days 12-20
holiday cheer
dmv deep acemoma 12-20
adrian loving new jack holiday party
audiofly with edo at flash 12-20
ESL Friday 12-20
jody wisternoff at soundcheck 12-20
masquerave 12-20
rough house 12-20
bass down unda 12-20
3d naughty and nice 12-20
monstermornings sunrise

Saturday December 21

Giegling flash off 12-21
common ground 12-21
candy shop twizzted el techo 12-21
Crystal method at u street music hall 12-20
district drop inn 12-22
ESL Saturday 12-21

Sunday December 22

ESL Sunday 12-22
Got Soul Sunday
fabio at l8 lounge 12-22
tangent marx cafe 12-22

Christmas Eve

oh jesus keenan joe l

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Techno Events in Washington DC December 12 to December 15

Celebrating my son’s birthday today, so no time for chit chat. A quick reminder that DC House Grooves in partnership with Flash has a pair of tickets to Flash‘s 26 hour New Year’s Eve extravaganza Brand New Day 2020 worth over $100 to give away to one lucky winner. Brand New Day 2020 kicks off at 10pm on December 31, with the beats flowing until 1am on January 2, 2020. The initial line up includes Rohbag Wruhme, Atish, Roger Gerressen, Sis, Franca, with more to be announced. For a chance to win, click through and complete the entry form:

I want to win a pair of FREE tickets to Flash Brand New Day 2020

The winner will be selected at random at 7pm on Monday December 30. We’ll announce the winner on the DC House Grooves Facebook page, and we’ll notify the winner by email. Please make sure you enter your real full name and email address. You will need to show your ID on entry to receive your prize. One entry per person, please. Any duplicates will be removed before the draw.

This weekend, Katrina Mir and I will be jamming with Kochi on Friday evening on the WTF?!? Show on Sugar Shack Recordings from 5pm ET, then you can catch us again on Saturday night with Ramirez on Episode #62 of the DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio. Tune in from 10pm ET at dchousegrooves.com or undergroundquality.com.

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Ok, without further ado, here are this weekend’s DC House Grooves Top Picks. Plenty of great options for getting your dance floor fix, Thursday through Sunday. See you on the dance floor!

Flash Line Up Thursday to Saturday

El Techo Line Up Saturday / Sunday

Eighteenth Street Lounge Thursday to Sunday

Thursday December 12

ESL Thursday
plaid with limit break
Richy Ahmed at Flash Dec 12
UK Garage Social dec 12

Friday December 13

WTF?! with Kochi, Katrina Mir & Andy Grant
focus anthony parasole at flash
deep blend dec 13
Envision at Flash Dec 13
heavy rotation dec 13
bleep bloop and easybaked at u hall
ESL Friday
sicaria sound at dc eagle dec 13

Saturday December 14

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ESL Saturday
fraktal love winter sessions at el techo
blueprint at jimmys dec 14
distrikt holidaze at flash dec 14
naughty snowball 11
deeptech at backbar dec 14
admo funk at seasons and sessions

Sunday December 15

beautiful swimmers plo man dreamcast at jimmy valentines dec 15
good buddies at ESL Dec 15
ESL Sunday
El techo sunday dec 15

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC March 7 to March 10

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.

Tune In Audio: http://bit.ly/UQRadio
Tune in Video: http://bit.ly/UQ-Live
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1002319403312585/

DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio

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.

Advance Tickets: https://bit.ly/2sQlkwZ
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/297431797796328/

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!

RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/316095195578941/

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Full list below. Check back next week, same time, same place, for all the best info on what’s good on the dance floor in Washington DC.

DC House Grooves Top Picks Thursday March 7

Matthew Dear at U Street Music Hall

DC House Grooves Top Picks Friday March 8

DC House Grooves Top Picks Saturday March 9

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DC House Grooves Top Picks Sunday March 10

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC February 28 to March 3

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.

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The other charity event this Sunday afternoon is Soul at Flash, featuring a line up of DJs raising funds for Jeannie Pilling’s Medical Fund. Free entry. Full info over on Resident Advisor, and you can contribute to the GoFundMe here.

Both events worthy causes, so please try and support if you can. Always better partying when you know it is supporting a great cause.

That’s all for this week’s post. Have a great time out there, and make sure you check back next week for info on all the best events in Washington DC, Thursday through Sunday.

DC House Grooves Top Picks Thursday February 28

Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez
ESL Thursday with Jubilee & Ramirez
Pan Pot with Oliver Caine at Flash
Preview Happy Hour

DC House Grooves Top Picks Friday March 1

Jennifer Cardini, Barnt & Youandewan at Flash
Benoit & Hakob at El Techo
Breaking Boundaries at Jimmys
Sarah Myers at Allegory

DC House Grooves Top Picks Saturday March 2

Saeed Younan and Rick Wade at Flash
ESL Saturday with Karizma at ESL
LENG Beneath at Backbar
Andrew Garcia Bonsai Alex OS at El Techo
Constant Contact at Allegory
Deep Tech at Zeba Bar

DC House Grooves Top Picks Sunday March 3

Dear Mama at ESL
Soul Fundraiser at Flash
ESL Sunday with Sam Burns, 2 groove and The Metaphysical