Ok, I’ve got some big news this week. For our next Beats Maneuver event, we’ve teamed up with the crew behind Late Night Mischief to bring you Late Night Maneuvers at an intimate warehouse space in northeast DC on Friday November 2. For this very special occasion, we’re bringing the one and only Turtle Bugg (Sublimate) down from Detroit to really show us who’s boss behind the decks.
We first came across Turtle Bugg a few years back when we went to Sublimate in Brooklyn to catch Amir Alexander, and we were immediately impressed. We’ve since caught him at subsequent Sublimate parties, and at the ill-fated Boiler Room Weekender up in the Poconos a couple of years back. Sadly, the weekender was closed down before the Sublimate after hours even started, so we were robbed of our chance to hear Turtle Bugg again. A couple of years later, and we’re making damn sure we get to hear him properly by throwing a party with him as the headliner! A true DJs DJ, you can be sure Turtle Bugg will be digging deep in the crates for this one, serving up the finest slabs of wax for the discerning DC after hours crowd. 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 and slowing 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. With the three of us feeding off each other’s energy, you can never be sure where we’ll be going, but it is always a fantastic, vibe filled journey. Three talented DJs challenging each other to do better, upping the ante with every track. 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 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.
So you’ve got your Halloween costume ready. Which parties are you going to? Check my Top Picks below for details of all the best house music events in Washington DC, Thursday through Halloween next week.
Your best bet for super fun Halloween vibes this Saturday is Jimmy Valentine’s 12 Annual Halloween Bash featuring Sam Burns, Juan Zapata, Hot Coffee, Neko B2B Danny House, Philco B2B Samantha Francesca & Joe L. That’s one serious local DJ line up, but make sure you dress up, because costumes are mandatory at this legendary annual event. Also, you have the epic choice of an all you can drink open bar ticket for $70, so things could get messy! This party sells out every year, so if you want to go, don’t hesitate! Grab your tickets now.
For after hours Halloween nonsense this Saturday, don your best costume and head to Sleaze + TNX present Creep, featuring Baronhawk, Bil Todd, Keenan Orr, Lemz, DJ Lisa Frank, Tommy Cornelis, Pussy Noir, Divoid & Jane Saw at everyone’s favorite venue, Warehouse TBA. Tickets for this one are flying off the shelf, but you can still pick up $15 second release tickets if you move fast. With a an all local line up of this quality, you can’t go wrong!
Sunday night, all roads lead to Eighteenth Street Lounge for Sam Burns‘ weekly residency and Sundays Rooftop with Francis Harris and Benoit. Always the best way to wrap up your weekend on the dance floor!
RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/188018475413614
For Halloween night, I recommend El Humpoween at El Techo featuring all the El Humpo residents: Team Zapata, Joe L, Mark in the Dark, Vanniety Kills, Keenan Orr and Meegs. That’s quite a line up! I could think of a better crew to chill with to close out October, and best of all, it’s FREE.
RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1864813783602925/
That wraps things up for our Halloween edition. See you back here, same time, same place, for another round up of all the best underground house music events in Washington DC, Thursday through Sunday. See you on the dance floor!