DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Techno Events in Washington DC September 5 to Monday September 8

Thank you to everyone who came out to Capital House Music Festival on Labor Day, and major respect to DJ Tantra of Chrysis Entertainment and Chosen for all their hard work putting together such an amazing free festival. Katrina and I were proud to be part of such an amazing event, and it was life affirming seeing such an enthusiastic and real crowd getting down in the sunshine and the rain to an incredible line up of local talent. The day captured what house music is all about, and I’m glad I got the chance to play a small part in it. If you were there in Malcolm X Park on Monday, please consider making a donation to the festival fundraiser. While it is a free event, it cost a fair bit to make it happen, so every little bit helps! Capital House Music Festival will be back in 2020, and next year it will be bigger than ever!

Donate: https://www.gofundme.com/f/t56w9-capital-house-music-festival

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Before I get into everything for this weekend, a quick reminder that Blisspop Disco Fest is just a few weekend away on Friday September 27 and Saturday September 28. Tickets are selling fast, so if you want to reserve your spot on the dance floor, head over to U Street Music Hall‘s website and grab yours now. Multi night passes are available if you want to bounce around between the events. I’m sure excited to be getting things warmed up at U Street Music Hall on the Saturday night for the legendary Cerrone, Jellybean Benitez, The Blackbyrds, DJ Boring, Honey Sound System and Sam “The Man” Burns. And thats just the line up for one of the events! Check out the full line up below. Serious disco bliss!

Advance tickets & info: http://www.ustreetmusichall.com

A little bit of music for you while you browse this week’s flyers. Here’s the video feed and soundcloud recording of last week’s DC House Grooves Show Episode #055 on Underground Quality Radio with me (Andy Grant), Ramirez & Katrina Mir. We’ll be back for episode #056 on Saturday September 14th at 10pm ET.

See below for the weekend line ups for Flash and Eighteenth Street Lounge this weekend, followed by event flyers for all the best underground house and techno events in and around DC, Thursday through Sunday.Highlights this week include Saeed Younan‘s save the rainforest fundraiser at El Techo on Thursday, the very last Midnight Project with Frank & Tony on Friday and Sprüdel with Heidi Sabertooth, Andi and Jackson Ryland here in DC on Saturday. We’ll be making a rare trip to Baltimore to support our Underground Quality fam DJ Qu at the Darkoom on Saturday night. Can’t wait!

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That’s all I have time for this week. Wish I had more time to give all these events the write up they deserve, but so many other things to get done. See you on the dance floor soon!

Flash Weekend Line Up Thursday through Sunday

Eighteenth Street Lounge Weekend Line Up Thursday through Sunday

Thursday September 5

Join the tribe for the amazon fires
ESL Thursday
chris liebing and oliver caine
deep tech at u street music hall

Friday September 6

midnight project frank and tony
dj spen at u street music hall
mano le tough at flash
limited edition jandro stereophonik
otter happy hour strikestone
Let's Collab
hearts collective eaton rooftop
ESL Friday

Saturday September 7

dj qu at darkroom
sprudel with heidi sabertooth
0 phase at flash
roam with juana and baronhawk
browz & schwander
hot chip dj set at u street music hall
ESL Saturday

Sunday September 8

dj technics and ari goldman at jimmys
sunday love zero
ESL Sunday
sundays rooftop with benoit all night long

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Techno Events in Washington DC Labor Day Weekend Thursday August 29 to Monday September 2

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Big thanks to everyone who came out to Wild Days at Eaton Hotel to groove with me and Katrina last Friday night, and thanks to the team at Eaton for booking us. For those who couldn’t make it, here’s the full recording of the night. Over four house of sublime house and disco bliss served up fresh from the wax.

So it’s another long holiday weekend here in Washington DC, and DC House Grooves Top Picks has the low down on everything you need to know to keep you grooving, Thursday through Labor Day Monday. Speaking of which, who’s up for some house music in the park on Labor Day? DC House Grooves has teamed up once again with Chrysis Entertainment for the Capital House Music Festival 2019, a FREE outdoor event in Malcolm X Park in Washington DC on Labor Day Monday, September 2nd. This family friendly event features an epic line up of local DJ talent, including Sam “The Man” Burns, DJ Tantra, Chosen, Tee Alford, Benoit, DJ Jay Jay, and of course myself, Andy Grant and Katrina Mir. There’ll also be live performances by Dannis Winston, Worldtown Sound Systems and live percussion from Muzikal Dunk. This FREE festival will raise awareness and funds for inner city youth music programs. All participants are donating their time and talent to the event, but donations help keep things on track. If you’re in a position to donate to the event, you can do so here. Every little bit helps! Hope to see you all there on Labor Day 🙂

Website: https://www.capitalhousemusicfestival.org (See last year’s highlight reel!)
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2150450905082012/
Donate: https://www.gofundme.com/f/t56w9-capital-house-music-festival

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To prepare for Monday, we’ll be getting warmed up with a very special Friday night episode of DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio featuring me, Katrina Mir and Ramirez. We’ll be kicking this one off at 11pm ET on Friday night, so head over to the Underground Quality Live YouTube channel, set a reminder, then tune in on Friday!

Tune In Audio: http://bit.ly/UQRadio
Tune in Video: http://bit.ly/UQ-Live
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/497970154323675/

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Saturday night, we’ll be heading to Flash showing crew love for Ramirez as he opens up the club level for Gigi Testa. with Z@p, Peter Kaufmann and Taiga in the Green Room and Markinthedark, Steve Kirn and Kaylasoul in the bar, it’s going to be another epic party across three dance floors. Can’t wait!

RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2317150058533616/
Advance tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1304989

gigi testa with ramirez at flash

Other events to look out for this weekend are Sequence with Sterac, Juana, Ron Jackson, Furtive and Associate, plus an ambient room featuring CC80, Bastet, Lyceum and Damon Bradley on Saturday. Advanced tickets recommended.

Advance tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1298592
RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/412687716261394/

sequence year three with sterac

Then on Sunday, Collective Minds in Baltimore is always a good time, but if you can’t make the trip up 95, DC has you covered with great options like Eighteenth Street Lounge Sunday with Sam Burns and Anthony Nicholson, and Reflections Labor Day Edition at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club with Jacq Jill, Hot Coffee, Joe L, Kundalini and Jandro. Holiday Sundays at Jimmys are always a good time!

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OK, here’s my full list of Top Picks for the weekend. First, you’ll find galleries for the weekend line ups at Flash and Eighteenth Street Lounge, then sections for every day of the weekend, Thursday through Labor Day Monday. Plenty to choose from over the long weekend! Whatever you choose, have an amazing time, and we’ll see you in Malcolm X Park on Monday!

Flash Labor Day Weekend Line Up Thursday through Sunday

Eighteenth Street Lounge Labor Day Weekend Line Up Thursday though Sunday

Thursday August 29

ESL Thursday with Playlist featuring Jubilee and Ramirez
joris voorn at flash
drum club at u street music hall
Associate Radio Hour

Friday August 30

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floorplan at flash
we 2 techno u at studio gaga
fractal love just a pinch
sabeel chohan oddson kaylasoul at el techo
better on foot at eaton
ESL Friday

Saturday August 31

gigi testa with ramirez at flash
sequence year three with sterac
summer heat at jimmys
deep sugar labor day party
labor day yacht party
ESL Saturday with Conscious Contact

Sunday September 1

reflections labor day sunday
collective minds
ESL Labor Day Sunday
sunday love at flash
el techo sunday
deep tech with alan nieves

Labor Day Monday September 2

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skate fever 2019
labor day sunday at el techo

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Techno Events in Washington DC Thursday August 22 to Sunday August 25

Thanks to everyone who tune in to the DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio with special guest DJ Aakmael on Saturday! It was a true honor to host a DJ of Aakmael‘s caliber in the basement, and we hope to do it again some time! If you missed the show, you can catch the re-run right here. Take your pick between the audio on SoundCloud, or the full video stream on YouTube. Next show is on Friday August 30. Watch this space for details!

Before I get into this week’s listings, a quick word about Capital House Music Festival 2019, which is taking place again this year in Malcolm X Park on Labor Day, September 2. DC House Grooves is proud to be taking part in this event, with Andy Grant and Katrina Mir joining an all local line up of house all-stars including Chosen, Tee Alford, DJ Tantra, Benoit, DJ Jay Jay and Sam “The Man” Burns, with live performances by Dannis Winston, Worldtown Soundsystems and Muzikal Dunk. The event runs from noon until dusk, and admission is FREE. Whatever your plans for Labor Day Weekend, make sure you join us in the park for quality house grooves to close out your weekend. We hope to see you there!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2150450905082012/
Donate: https://www.gofundme.com/f/t56w9-capital-house-music-festival

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OK, so how about this weekend? You can catch me and Katrina Mir this Friday night going back to back spinning sublime house and disco at Wild Days rooftop bar at Eaton Workshop, kicking off at 9p and dropping science until they kick us out at 2am. Admission is FREE, so whatever your plans Friday, join us for a drink and a boogie in the luxurious surroundings of Wild Days.

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Here are the full listings for this weekend, Thursday through Sunday. You’ll see galleries with the full line ups for Flash and Eighteenth Street Lounge, followed by all the best events each day, Thursday through Sunday. Playlist on Thursday, me and Katrina at Wild Days on Friday, Unfold with Arthur Kimskii in Baltimore or Levon Vincent at Flash on Saturday, then ESL Sunday with Sam Burns and Hold Tight with Toribio & Martín Miguel are the highlights for me this weekend, but take your pick from the list below! See you on the dance floor.

Flash Lineup August 22 to August 25

Eighteenth Street Lounge Lineup August 22 to August 25

Thursday August 22

Playlist with Jubilee and Ramirez
ESL Thursday
Bonobo DJ Set at U Hall
Deep Tech Residents
preview happy hour

Friday August 23

Mathew Jonson Dudley Strangeways Vavav at Flash
Otter Happy Hour with Strikestone
Joe L and Meistro at El Techo
MoCo Boogie with Kenny M
ESL Friday

Saturday August 24

unfold with arthur kimskii
leng sessions
cadence 3D lenzman
deep sugar rooftop jam 3
fractal love 4
elevate pool party at embassy row
ESL Sunday

Sunday August 25

Sunday Love with Nico Stojan at Flash
hold tight with toribio and martin miguel
ESL Sunday
ship shenanigans toga themed boat party