Happy Thanksgiving from DC House Grooves! Just time for a quick post this Thanksgiving Weekend. Trying something new this week, which hopefully is more useful for everyone out there who doesn’t use Facebook. See below for links to my Top Picks, today through Sunday, along with flyer images for all the best events. Hopefully this provides a useful quick reference to help you plan your dance floor strategy for the weekend.
I’ve had to hang up my dancing shoes for a while due to injury, but hopefully I’ll be back on my feet again by Saturday for Beats Maneuver in the Green Room at Flash with my homies Katrina Mir, Ramirez and Kochi. Always a fun time throwing down in the Green Room with the crew! On the main floor, the legendary DJ Sneak will be working theroom with support from Hugo Zapata, while Jandro and Samantha Francesca keep it real in the Flash Bar. Quality ingredients for a delicious night on the dance floor! Tickets are selling fast, but you can still pick up second release tickets for $12.
For a taste of me, Katrina Mir and Ramirez in action behind the decks, check out the video of our recent DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio below. Two hours of quality underground jams served up fresh from the wax. Hit play and enjoy!
A day late with this week’s post due to an unplanned trip to the Emergency Room yesterday. Nothing too serious, but I’ll be hanging up my dancing shoes for a while. Just time for a super quick post today. Beats Maneuver is back at 12|30 Lounge this Saturday with NYC’s Yuko Jikido and support from Deep Secrets‘ Benoit and UDP‘s Andrew Hogans. Yuko destroyed the dance floor when she played for us earlier this year at Public Bar, and we’re looking forward to her giving us another proper work out at 12|30 this Saturday. $10 on the door! Not sure if I’ll be there in person, but I’ll definitely be there in spirit!
To prepare for Beats Maneuver, we’ll be lighting up the Internet pipes again on Friday with another edition of the DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio, with me, Ramirez and Katrina Mir. Tune in from 10pm on the Underground Quality LiveYouTube channel, or on the Underground Qualitywebsite for another impeccable selection of underground jams from the DC House Grooves crew.
Highlights for Friday include Eddie C at Eighteenth Street Lounge, Blueprint Resident’s Night at Jimmy Valentine’s, and the Super Tuff Records label night with Marcel Lune, M.Vaughn and Hot Coffee at everyone’s favorite undisclosed warehouse location.
Saturday night, all roads lead back to the spot for another edition of Late Night Mischief with Solarplexia featuring Seth Magoon, Kowloon Baby and Mike Guidmond. Always worth checking out that Grand Ancestor sound.
Sunday, head to Eighteenth Street Lounge for Sam Burns‘ weekly residency, Keenan Orr and Good Buddies with Team Zapata and Philco. Always the best place to close out your weekend on the dance floor!
Hopefully I’ll be back on my feet and throwing shapes by next weekend. Fingers crossed!
Still buzzing from Late Night Maneuvers with Turtle Bugg last Friday! Major thanks to everyone who brought their energy to the dance floor. I for one had an amazing time dancing with you guys. I haven’t lost myself in the music like that for a very long time. The Bozak powered Grand Ancestor Sound System was performing at it’s absolute best, and all the DJs really delivered the goods, from Kochi‘s opening set to my B2B2B with Ramirez & Katrina Mir to Turtle Bugg‘s fantastic all vinyl headline set.
Turtle Bugg at Late Night Maneuvers
Those who stayed to the bitter end were even treated to an impromptu reggae set from Mr Grand Ancestor himself, Yola. Huge thanks to TeamZapata and everyone on the crew for helping make it such a special night. Certainly one I won’t be forgetting any time soon. At some point, I’d better check out the recording of all the sets. Something to look forward to! Beats Maneuever is back at 12|30 Lounge on Saturday November 17 with NYC’s Yuko Jikido and support from Deep Secrets‘ Benoit and UDP‘s Andrew Hogans. Yuko destroyed the dance floor when she played for us earlier this year at Public Bar, and we’re looking forward to her giving us another proper work out at 12|30 on November 17. Mark it in your calendar, and we’ll see you on the dance floor!
OK, I know most of you aren’t here to read me rambling on about last week’s party or pimping my upcoming events. You just want a chance to win a pair of free tickets to this Friday’s sold out ROAM V Year Anniversary Party with Ben UFO, Lauren Ritter, Lisa Frank, Sami, Rush Plus & Taiga. Well, without further ado, here’s the link to the DC House GroovesROAM V Year FREE ticket giveway:
As mentioned above, tickets to this can’t miss event are completely sold out, but you never know, there may be a ticket or two popping up in the Resident Advisor resale queue. If you don’t have a ticket yet, best of luck finding one. It’s gonna be an amazing night celebrating 5 years of Washington DC’s premiere warehouse event!
OK, here are the links to my DC House Grooves Top Picks for this weekend, Thursday through Sunday. Plenty of great underground house and techno events to choose from this week, so make sure you plan your dance floor strategy carefully!
Beyond the ROAM V Year Anniversary Party, other highlights for this weekend include Flash‘s warehouse join with Dubfire B2B DannyTenaglia, also on Friday, then on Saturday, all roads lead back to the spot for another edition of Late Night Mischief, Early Morning Love with San Francisco’s Jimmy B alongside Juan Zapata and Joe L. Three incredible DJs working the Grand Ancestor Sound System until sunrise. Doesn’t get much better than that! Early birds are just $10, although if you roll up before 12am, you can get in FREE!
Sunday night, Eighteenth Street Lounge, as always, is the place to be, with Sam Burns‘ weekly residency in the Gold Room, and out on the patio, another edition of Sundays Rooftop with Yoyaku’s Roger Gerressen and resident Benoit. A great way to wrap up your weekend on the dance floor!
That’s all for this week’s edition of DC House Grooves Top Picks. Check back next week for news and info on all the best underground house and electronic music events in and around Washington DC, Thursday through Sunday.
With Halloween just about in the rear view mirror, it’s time to start thinking about the weekend. Good thing there’s another action packed line up of events right here in DC to keep you dancing Thursday through Sunday! We’re super excited about Beats Maneuver‘s partnership with Late Night Mischief crew, Late NightManeuvers, this Friday November 2. We’ll be taking over an intimate warehouse space in northeast DC and bringing the one and only Turtle Bugg (Sublimate) down from Detroit to really show us who’s boss behind the decks. A true DJs DJ, we can’t wait to hear what he’s got waiting for us in his record bag!
With the Beats Maneuver resident DJs on support, you can be sure of a musical evening to remember; Kochi will be warming things up, kicking off with the slow jams, teasing you on to the dance floor. Next, me (Andy Grant), Ramirez and Katrina Mir will be dialing things up with one of our epic back to back to back sets, the three of us feeding off each other’s energy for a fantastic, vibe filled journey. We’ll be priming the floor perfectly for Turtle Bugg to take over and keep things jumping until the morning comes. And did I mention we’ll be working the Grand Ancestor 2.0 Sound System? Not only that, we’ll be powered by the amazing Bozak AR6 Mixer for a fully analog signal path from the turntables to the speakers. Sound quality matters, and we’re going to be working hard to make sure the system sounds as good as can be, bathing you in warm analog goodness for an immersive experience that you won’t soon forget. There are still a limited number of $10 early bird tickets available on Resident Advisor, after which standard advance tickets are $15. On the night, entry will be FREE before 12am, $20 from 12am to 2am, then $30 after 2am. However, if you RSVP at http://bit.ly/TBUGGRSVP, you can get in for $20 all night. If you’re not sure if you can make it, might as well RSVP now to lock in the $20 rate.
Oh, and did I mention our advance ticket prize draw? Beats Maneuver is giving away a FREE, Near Mint copy of Luxuru by Ronin from 2002 on the highly sought after Driftwood record label worth well over $60 to one lucky winner. For a chance to win, just buy an advance ticket to Late Night Maneuvers featuring Turtle Bugg (Sublimate). Each ticket purchased gets you one entry into the prize draw. One ticket, one entry. Two tickets, two entries, and so on. We’ll pick the winner at 6pm on Friday November 2 at 6pm, and the winner can collect their prize at the event. So, what are you waiting for? Grab your advance tickets now to an amazing party now, and you might just win a super rare and valuable record.
Fast forward to Sunday, and you can catch our very own Katrina Mir on the line up at Saeed Younan‘s Rooftop Sessions at Public Bar alongside Sydney Blu, Heather Femia, Sabeel Chohan and Eric Marcantonio. It’s going to be another amazing night of super talented DJs on the rooftop at Public Bar, and you can catch Katrina Mir from 9pm. $10 early bird tickets still available. Grab yours now!
Before I get into the rest of the top picks for this weekend, I want to give a big shout out to the ROAM crew who are celebrating 5 years of quality underground events next Friday, November 9, with the ROAM V Year Anniversary, featuring none other than Ben UFO and Lauren Ritter with support from ROAM residents DJ Lisa Frank, Sami, Rush Plus, Jett Chandon and Taiga. Just the right balance of headliners to locals 🙂 To celebrate this very special anniversary, DC House Grooves has partnered with ROAM to give away a pair of FREE tickets worth $50 to one lucky winner. For a chance to win, click the link below and fill out the form to enter the draw. We’ll pick the winner at 5pm on Friday November 9, and will let them know at the email address provided. Please make sure you use your real name as shown on your ID and a valid email address! You’ll need to show your ID to claim your prize, so that name better match!
If you don’t feel like leaving things up to chance, if you move fast, there are still some $20 first release tickets available, but don’t hang around, they won’t last long. Here’s to many more years of ROAM!
Besides the events mentioned above, highlights this weekend includePlaylist with Jubilee & Mazi at Eighteenth Street Lounge and Sleaze at Wonderland on Thursday, Acid People with Furtive, Bastet, Juana & Ron Jackson at Jimmy Valentine’s on Friday, then on Saturday hit up Sunset and Chill at Olde City Farm before heading up the Flash for Ryan Crosson, Cap & Mazi R in the main room with Mike Harvey and Steve Kirn in the Green Roomand Vibe with DJ Kochi and DJ Meegs in the Flash Bar.
If you’re in Baltimore on Saturday, I highly recommmend checking out Soul Love Dance Party with The Elders at Factory 17. Always a fun time with the Baltimore family!
Sunday night, we’ll be supporting Katrina Mir and the Rooftop Sessions crew at Public Bar, but Eighteenth Street Lounge is always worth checking out for quality house and disco each and every Sunday. Catch Sam Burns in the Gold Room and Hold Tight with Martín Miguel open to close out on the patio. A great way to close out your weekend on the dance floor!
That’s it for this week’s DC House Grooves Top Picks. Don’t forget to grab your tickets to Late Night Maneuvers with Turtle Bugg, and we’ll see you on the dance floor at the warehouse this Friday! See you back here, same time, same place next week for all the best info on underground house music events in Washington DC, Thursday through Sunday.