DC House Grooves Top Picks July 20 to July 23

Katrina Mir and I are heading out of town for a gig this weekend, so I was planning on making good on my  decision to take a break for a few weekends and not post anything. Indeed, as recently as last night, I made a start on compiling a Top Picks only post, but when I realized how many amazing events were happening this weekend, it was just too much, so I gave up and told myself it just wasn’t happening this week. Fast forward to today, and despite my decision not to do anything this weekend, it just kinda happened. So much goodness, I just couldn’t let it go undocumented! I mean, take a look at the list below. This is just my Top Picks of all the best events happening this weekend, and there’s more than enough to keep anyone busy! Highlights include Playlist with Jubilee Ramirez at  Eighteenth Street Lounge and Nightflight with Symmetrical on Thursday, then Sequence with PercKatie Rex, Damon Bradley and Steve Kirn on Friday. On Saturday, things get crazy!

Saturday afternoon, Detroit descends on DC, with The Detroit Connect at Flash featuring Norm Talley, Keith Worthy, Daniel Andres and Benoit, while over at The Glorious Health Club patio, The NeedleXchange crew host longtime DC House Grooves favorite Octo Octa for an evening of glorious underground sounds. Saturday also brings another edition of Jandro‘s Reflections at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club, featuring another super solid all-local lineup: Juana, EdoThroe and  Jandro himself. The last Reflections was a super fun time, so this comes highly recommended. For afters, all roads lead to Uncle Benny’s Afterhours Express, featuring very special guests from Detroit alongside Sticky Fingers Collective‘s Samantha Francesca and Benoit. Seek and you will find! If you’re planning on staying in on Saturday but still want to hear some great tunes, tune in to the DC House Grooves Show #05 on Underground Quality Radio .This week’s show will  feature myself, Andy Grant, and Katrina Mir, and will be broadcast live from an event in Indianapolis. Two hours of quality underground grooves for the discerning listener. This week’s show kicks off an hour later than usual at 11pm ET.

Sunday brings another edition of Sunday Love in the Green Room at Flash, featuring Guti live with support from Mina b2b Alex Eljaiek and Gilléad-Gaari, then all roads lead to Eighteenth Street Lounge for Sam Burns’ weekly residency and Sundays Rooftop Detroit All Starsedition featuring  Keith WorthyDaniel Andres and Benoit. Make sure you wish Benoita big happy birthday! While it sucks that Katrina and I will be missing most of the good stuff this weekend, we’re going to beast it back from Indianapolis and head straight to ESL to close out the weekend with the Sundays Rooftop crew! Whatever you do, wherever you go, have an amazing time, stay hydrated, and let the promoters and DJs know DC House Grooves sent you 🙂

Oh, and before I sign off, here’s episode #55 of the DC House Grooves Meet the Locals Podcast, a 2 hour mix I recorded for my road trip this weekend. An all vinyl mix featuring mostly new cuts not available on digital from artists including Ada Kaleh, Traumer, Varhat, Janeret, Joey Anderson, Adam Strömstedt, Octo Octa, Lowris, Molly, Hostom, Dixia Sirong, The Black Pony Orchestra, Patrice Scott and Terrence Parker, which really showcases my style well, taking you on a two hour journey through a range of vibes. You may find some tracks challenging and inaccessible at first, but stick with it and you will be rewarded 🙂

 

Thursday July 20

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Thursday with Adrian Collazo & Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1629030973773740/

DC House Grooves Top PickHeadroom Listening Sessions #010 at Flash

Headroom Listening Sessions #010 at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/869696623184490/

DC House Grooves Top PickPreview with DFMO at Flash

Preview with DFMO at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1713737572262746/

DC House Grooves Top PickCadence with Skeptical, Adred, Tanc & Tiernan at Flash, with Juana, Mathias & Refugee in the Flash Bar

Cadence with Skeptical, Adred, Tanc & Tiernan at Flash, with Juana, Mathias & Refugee in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/809818722521378/

 

DC House Grooves Top PickNightflight with Symmetrical at Cafe Saint Ex

Nightflight with Symmetrical at Cafe Saint Ex

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2233401603550967

DC House Grooves Top PickLeft To Right with Philco at Velvet Lounge

Left To Right with Philco at Velvet Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/672127592985096/

DC House Grooves Top PickFree Fringe DJ Series: Keenan Orr at Capital Fringe

Free Fringe DJ Series: Keenan Orr at Capital Fringe

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/319608821803564/

Friday July 21

DC House Grooves Top PickSEQUENCE.899 with Perc, Katie Rex, Damon Bradley & Steve Kirn at Warehouse Location

SEQUENCE.899 with Perc, Katie Rex, Damon Bradley & Steve Kirn at Warehouse Location

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/240852996408844/

DC House Grooves Top Pick16 Bit Lolitas with Esther Silex & Trev-ski at Flash, with Hugo Zapata in the Green Room and Cider House Mules with Raha Wala, DJ Meets & the Barber Streisand in the Flash Bar

16 Bit Lolitas with Esther Silex & Trev-ski at Flash, with Hugo Zapata in the Green Room and Cider House Mules with Raha Wala, DJ Meets & the Barber Streisand in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1563676963704516/

DC House Grooves Top PickLENG presents Roska (UK) with Jessicunt, Jett Chandon, Panch & Benbo at Ten Tigers Parlor

LENG presents Roska (UK) with Jessicunt, Jett Chandon, Panch & Benbo at Ten Tigers Parlor

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1832108147053871/

DC House Grooves Top PickNatural Resources with Pacific Fur Company at Safari Restaurant & Lounge

Natural Resources with Pacific Fur Company at Safari Restaurant & Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/741020996059229/

DC House Grooves Top PickDJ Dan with Proxxy & Lantern at U Street Music Hall

DJ Dan with Proxxy & Lantern at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1499153886781519/

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Friday with JKriv, John Jazz, Jerome Baker & James Dell at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday with JKriv, John Jazz, Jerome Baker & James Dell at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge/

DC House Grooves Top Pick4 Hours of Funk Artscape Edition with Graham Hatke and Fleg at The Windup Space, Baltimore

4 Hours of Funk Artscape Edition with Graham Hatke and Fleg at The Windup Space, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/119586235321199/

DC House Grooves Top PickA R T S C A P E a f t e r h o u r s with Rudy Kardos, Jacob Herschel & Mazi R at Warehouse Location, Baltimore

A R T S C A P E a f t e r h o u r s with Rudy Kardos, Jacob Herschel & Mazi R at Warehouse Location, Baltimore

More details: deepsidebaltimore@gmail.com

Saturday July 22

DC House Grooves Top PickDC House Grooves Show #05 with Andy Grant & Katrina Mir

DC House Grooves Show on UQ Radio

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/259598697869699/

DC House Grooves Top PickThe Detroit Connect with Norm Talley, Keith Worthy, Daniel Andres & Benoit at Flash

The Detroit Connect with Norm Talley, Keith Worthy, Daniel Andres & Benoit at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/125379801389772/

DC House Grooves Top PickUncle Benny’s 34th Afterhour Express with Special Guests (Detroit), Samantha Francesca & Benoit at Secret Location

Uncle Benny's 34th Afterhour Express with Special Guests (Detroit), Samantha Francesca & Benoit at Secret Location

 

DC House Grooves Top PickA Glorious Evening with Octo Octa at The Glorious Patio

A Glorious Evening with Octo Octa at The Glorious Patio

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1259735457486912/

DC House Grooves Top PickReflections with Edo, Juana, Throe and Jandro at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Reflections with Edo, Juana, Throe and Jandro at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/446774822368356/

DC House Grooves Top PickElevate Rooftop Pool Party with Tony Smooth, DJ Nav, DJ Soul & Vince Christopher at The Embassy Row Hotel

Elevate Rooftop Pool Party with Tony Smooth, DJ Nav, DJ Soul & Vince Christopher at The Embassy Row Hotel

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/4240964065955496

DC House Grooves Top PickShaun Reeves, Ryan Crosson and markinthedark at Flash, with Amir Javasoul & Jus Nowhere in the Green Room and Heather Femia & Oamr in the Flash Bar

Shaun Reeves, Ryan Crosson and markinthedark at Flash, with Amir Javasoul & Jus Nowhere in the Green Room and Heather Femia & Oamr in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1218571851601655/

DC House Grooves Top PickDJ Rap at Zeba Bar

DJ Rap at Zeba Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1556181787734556/

Sunday July 23

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Smudge and Sunday’s Rooftop with Keith Worthy, Daniel Andres & Benoit Benoit at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Sunday's Rooftop with Keith Worthy, Daniel Andres & Benoit Benoit at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/449307022120405

DC House Grooves Top PickSunday Love: Guti [LiVE], Mina b2b Alex Eljaiek, Gilléad-Gaari at Flash

Sunday Love: Guti [LiVE], Mina b2b Alex Eljaiek, Gilléad-Gaari at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/112385079367442/

 

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DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC November 10 to November 13

Short and sweet this week. I’m in bed with a fever, feeling like crap, America just elected a racist, sexist bully to be its Commander in Chief, and I’m really struggling to find the motivation to write up this week’s post. To be honest, the only reason I’m bothering is that I don’t want to short change The Black Hearts launch event on Saturday at Body Werk at DC9 Nightclub. While America may deem the harassment of women as acceptable for the occupant of the Oval Office, we don’t have to accept it in the places where we socialize, in our bars, or on our dance floors. The Black Hearts exist to defend a woman’s right to socialize without fear or harassment. Please join us on Saturday night to show your support for this cause and to learn more. To celebrate the launch, we’ve assembled a solid all female DJ lineup, featuring Flash resident Sarah Myers open to close in the main room, and Sticky Fingers Collective‘s Samantha Francesca and Body Werk resident Katrina Mir up in the rooftop bar. We’ll also have [capsaicin] providing amazing live visuals in the main room. Unwanted attention and harassment should be completely unacceptable in the places where we meet to drink and dance, but the sad truth is many experience it on a regular basis. The Black Hearts exist to make this a thing of the past.

Body Werk: The Black Hearts with Sarah Myers, Samantha Francesca & Katrina Mir at DC9 Nightclub

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Sadly, this will be our last Body Werk event at DC9 Nightclub. Huge thanks to all the staff at DC9 Nightclub who we have worked with over the last couple of years, and who have helped make every event special. Sadly, we were unable to come to agreeable terms with management for 2017, and we are simply not willing to carry on pouring money and effort into the event each month solely for their financial gain. We wish them and future partners well in their further endeavors. We’ll be taking a break from our monthly Body Werk event while we regroup and figure out what’s next.

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On to more positive news: this week I’ve got a new Meet the Locals Podcast, this time from Flash resident  Chadwick, providing his second contribution to the series. Some really great tracks in this mix to provide your soundtrack as you decide where to get your groove on this weekend.

 

That’s all I’ve got the energy for this week. See below for my picks of all the best events in and around DC this weekend, following by flyers and event links for everything on my radar. Hope to see you at Body Werk: The Black Hearts at DC9 Nightclub this weekend!

Thursday Picks

Preview Rooftop Happy Hour with DJ Kochi at Flash

Andhim with Sarah Myers and Tim Cook at Flash

ESL Thursday with Ayes Cold and Playlist with Jubilee, Ramirez & Navbox at Eighteenth Street Lounge

NightFlight with Chris Nitti & Wade Hammes at Cafe Saint Ex

Lane 8: This Never Happened Tour with Jus Nowhere at U Street Music Hall

Friday Picks

WTF?! Radio Show with CMAVS on Sugar Shack Recordings

Jennifer Cardini with Chris Nitti at Flash, with Silence in Metropolis in the Flash Bar, and Navbox and Edo on the rooftop

ESL Friday featuring Funk Train with Michael the Lion & Del, John Jazz, DJ Fleg and Honest Lee at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Petworth Funk with Trev-ski at The Looking Glass Lounge, Petworth

Chicago Style: Disco, Italo, and House Classics with Eli, Boss Ross, Harvey & Juana at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Classical Trax x Guestlist Present: NoLay with DJ Oblig with The Borrowers & Panch at Backbar

Saturday Picks

Body Werk: The Black Hearts with Sarah Myers, Samantha Francesca & Katrina Mir at DC9 Nightclub

DEEP SUGAR presents Cocoon – The 13th Anniversary with Ultra Naté, Lisa Moody, Wayne Davis, The Elders, Mookie Wizzo & DJ Byron at Location TBA, Baltimore

DJ Sneak with Vanity Kills and Meegs at Flash, with Better Listen Sessions with Roger That, Martín Miguel and Heights on the Roof, and SpreadLove Project with Joe C, Jett Chandon and DJ Nav in the Flash Bar

ESL Saturday with Jeff Craven, Mr Bonkerz, Chris Brooks & Deez Notes at Eighteenth Street Lounge

The OMG Experience with DJ Osiruss, DJ Luminescent Soul and DJ Baby at Zeba Bar

House Liveset with Dubathonic at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Sunday Picks

CAKE (Mo Na’s B-Day) with Jubilee B2B Navbox, Benoit & Yacine A. at Eighteenth Street Lounge (Jazz Room)

ESL Sunday with Sam The Man Burns, Smudge and Good Buddies featuring DJ Nav & Juana with Philco at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Set It Off Sunday with Mike Malapit at Safari Restaurant and Lounge

Thursday November 10

Preview Rooftop Happy Hour with DJ Kochi at Flash

Preview Rooftop Happy Hour with DJ Kochi at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1190874920973153/

Andhim with Sarah Myers and Tim Cook at Flash

Andhim with Sarah Myers and Tim Cook at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1783339148571739/

Schadenfreude Neubauten at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Schadenfreude Neubauten at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1778350972438867/

ESL Thursday with Ayes Cold and Playlist with Jubilee, Ramirez & Navbox at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Thursday with Ayes Cold and Playlist with Jubilee, Ramirez & Navbox at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/329463917430459/

NightFlight with Chris Nitti & Wade Hammes at Cafe Saint Ex

NightFlight

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/621277594699908/

Lane 8: This Never Happened Tour with Jus Nowhere at U Street Music Hall

Lane 8: This Never Happened Tour with Jus Nowhere at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1756982294582045/

Cosmic Gate at Soundcheck

Cosmic Gate at Soundcheck

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/637452729770234/

Friday November 11

WTF?! Radio Show with CMAVS on Sugar Shack Recordings

WTF?!? Radio Show with Corduroy Mavericks & Kochi on Sugar Shack Recordings

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1604255829878146/

Jennifer Cardini with Chris Nitti at Flash, with Silence in Metropolis featuring Funkdamentalist and Sam Kosh in the Flash Bar, and Navbox and Edo on the Rooftop

Jennifer Cardini with Chris Nitti at Flash, with Silence in Metropolis in the Flash Bar, and Navbox and Edo on the rooftop

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/526268997570613/

ESL Friday featuring Funk Train with Michael the Lion & Del, John Jazz, DJ Fleg and Honest Lee at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday featuring Funk Train with Michael the Lion & Del, John Jazz, DJ Fleg and Honest Lee at Eighteenth Street LoungeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge/

Petworth Funk with Trev-ski at The Looking Glass Lounge, Petworth

Petworth Funk with Trev-ski at The Looking Glass Lounge, Petworth

Chicago Style: Disco, Italo, and House Classics with Eli, Boss Ross, Harvey & Juana at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Chicago Style: Disco, Italo, and House Classics with Eli, Boss Ross, Harvey & Juana at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1250336081697528/

Catharsis on the Mall: A Vigil for Healing 

Catharsis on the Mall: A Vigil for Healing

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/527965740729297/

SOLD OUT: Louis The Child: U Street Music Hall

SOLD OUT: Louis The Child: U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1755233751413210/

Classical Trax x Guestlist Present: NoLay with DJ Oblig with The Borroweres & Panch at Backbar

Classical Trax x Guestlist Present: NoLay with DJ Oblig with The Borroweres & Panch at Backbar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/541347786071148/

Saturday November 12

Body Werk: The Black Hearts with Sarah Myers, Samantha Francesca & Katrina Mir at DC9 Nightclub

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1827836127429444/

DEEP SUGAR presents Cocoon – The 13th Anniversary with Ultra Naté, Lisa Moody, Wayne Davis, The Elders, Mookie Wizzo & DJ Byron at Location TBA, Baltimore

DEEP SUGAR presents Cocoon - The 13th Anniversary with Ultra Naté, Lisa Moody, Wayne Davis, The Elders, Mookie Wizzo & DJ Byron at Location TBA, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/976767445783392/

DJ Sneak with Vanity Kills and Meegs at Flash, with Better Listen Sessions with Roger That, Martín Miguel and Heights on the Roof, and SpreadLove Project with Joe C, Jett Chandon and DJ Nav in the Flash Bar

DJ Sneak with Vanity Kills and Meegs at Flash, with Better Listen Sessions with Roger That, Martín Miguel and Heights on the Roof, and SpreadLove Project with Joe C, Jett Chandon and DJ Nav in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/402281106562453/

ESL Saturday with Jeff Craven, Mr Bonkerz, Chris Brooks & Deez Notes at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday with Jeff Craven, Mr Bonkerz, Chris Brooks & Deez Notes at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge/

The OMG Experience with DJ Osiruss, DJ Luminescent Soul and DJ Baby at Zeba Bar

The OMG Experience with DJ Osiruss, DJ Luminescent Soul and DJ Baby at Zeba Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/216714952084388/

Catharsis on the Mall: A Vigil for Healing 

Catharsis on the Mall: A Vigil for Healing

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/527965740729297/

Ben Phipps & Taylor Wise with Mir Omar and Zachese at Buckeye & Bear

Ben Phipps & Taylor Wise with Mir Omar and Zachese at Buckeye & Bear

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/456637374483215/

House Liveset with Dubathonic at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

House Liveset with Dubathonic at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/773464139457946/

Ekali with Alexander Lewis at U Street Music Hall

Ekali with Alexander Lewis at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/552974678219531/

John Creamer with Tony Smooth & Vince Christopher at L8 Lounge

John Creamer with Tony Smooth & Vince Christopher at L8 Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1811524915798022/

The Confetti Party by GLAS Mix Project at Backbar

The Confetti Party by GLAS Mix Project at Backbar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1391843014178779/

Sunday November 13

CAKE (Mo Na’s B-Day) with Jubilee B2B Navbox, Benoit & Yacine A. at Eighteenth Street Lounge (Jazz Room)

CAKE (Mo Na's B-Day) w/ Jubilee B2B Navbox . Benoit + Yacine A. at Eighteenth Street Lounge (Jazz Room)

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1703701276625163/

 

ESL Sunday with Sam The Man Burns, Smudge and Good Buddies featuring DJ Nav & Juana with Philco at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday with Sam The Man Burns, Smudge and Good Buddies featuring DJ Nav & Juana with Philco at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1667084843604101/

 

Catharsis on the Mall: A Vigil for Healing 

Catharsis on the Mall: A Vigil for Healing

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/527965740729297/

Set It Off Sunday with Mike Malapit at Safari Restaurant and Lounge

Set It Off Sunday with Mike Malapit at Safari Restaurant and Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/646039772243179/

Homegrown House: The Sunday Sessions at The Crown, Baltimore

Homegrown House: The Sunday Sessions at The Crown, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/876837109083247/

Wax & Wane VII – Clothing Swap Edition with Craig W Crs and Logan Terkelsen at Ottobar, Baltimore

Wax & Wane VII - Clothing Swap Edition with Craig W Crs and Logan Terkelsen at Ottobar, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1611900759110989/

DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC February 18 to February 21

When the angels from above fall down and spread their wings like doves, it’s a sure sign you’d better check your trusty DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up and let it guide you to the promised land. Or at least the nearest dance floor with some decent beats. How cold was it last weekend? Damn…Saturday night was ridiculous! So cold it hurt. Unfortunately the weather conditions didn’t help our Body Werk party at DC9 Nigthclub much. I guess everyone decided to either stay home, head to Eddie C at ESL or up to Deep Sugar at The Paradox for Louis Vega. It’s a shame, really, because R&B and DJ Double 07 delivered great sets. Here’s hoping we see a few more people on the dance floor for the next Body Werk at DC9 Nightclub on March 12, featuring Sam “The Man” Burns and DJ Double 07 in the main room, and Adrian Loving on the rooftop. Full details coming soon.

I had an amazing time playing at House Rituals at Masa 14 on Thursday night. Unfortunately numbers were light due to the cold weather, but we had a small and enthusiastic crowd who really got down to the classic house tunes. I’m loving the House Rituals concept, a pure celebration of house music, with experienced DJs throwing down joyful house music free from the constraints of what’s new or what’s cool. This week Flash resident Chadwick will be joining Heather Femia behind the decks, and you can be sure he will have some great tunes to share. After wrapping up at House Rituals, I stopped in the Cadence with Hybrid Minds at Flash, and all I can say is wow! The main floor was absolutely jumping with a great crowd getting down to the driving drum and bass sounds. Even if drum and bass isn’t your thing, it’s worth checking out Cadence at Flash for the good vibes. Smiles all round.

Friday night, I was spinning in the bar at Flash open to close with DJ Meegs. It’s the first time I’ve spun with Meegs, and I hope it won’t be the last! The vibe was thick in the bar all night. I never actually made it upstairs for Josh Wink‘s open to close set, but DC House Grooves’ new contributor James Constant was there, and wrote up a full review of the night. Check it out:

DC House Grooves review: Josh Wink at Flash

We’re hoping to bring you more reviews and articles about the underground scene here in DC in the coming months. The last thing I want to mention from last weekend is Deep Sugar at The Paradox with Little Louis Vega. We headed up there after we wrapped up at Body Werk, and I’m so glad we made the effort.  Talk about a house music celebration! As usual, the place was packed, the atmosphere was electric, and we danced our asses off until dawn. It was wonderful to see so many heads from DC and Baltimore at the Dox. I’m really going to miss it! Not long left until The Paradox closes forever, so make sure you head to Deep Sugar The Emerald City for Ultra Naté‘s birthday bash on March 12 and savor the magic while you still can.

Right… on to some music. First up, I’ve got a great new all-vinyl edition of the DC House Grooves Meet the Locals Podcast from Symmetrical aka Carlos Lopez. I don’t know of anyone more passionate and committed to music than Carlos. A relative newcomer to DJing, he’s dived in head first and taught himself to DJ using vinyl, and his passion and energy comes across in this mix. Pure, joyful house music from beginning to end. I can’t wait to hear how his style develops in future.

 

Another great mix doing the rounds this week is The Sounds Between Us by DC local Jett Chandon. A blend of multiple genres, there’s never a dull moment in this mix. Jett‘s been promising to do a podcast for DC House Grooves for some time, but I guess this will have to do for now. Hopefully she’ll send the podcast over soon 🙂

 

Before I dig into things for this weekend, have you bought your ticket for Midnight Project with Steven TangAndy GrantDansman and R&B yet? If not, now’s the time. Saturday is fast approaching, it will sell out, and there won’t be any tickets at the door. The only place in DC this Saturday for proper underground business until sunrise. Luckily for you, if you act fast there is still a 20% friends and family discount available if you use the link below. Don’t sleep, though. The discount will not last.

20% Discount off Advanced Tickets for Midnight Project

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That’s Midnight Project covered, so what about the rest of the weekend? Pro-tip for Thursday is to get down to Flash early for Preview with Jon_MFDChristauff and PHO DOGS! Yeah, you heard that right. The long gone, but not forgotten, delicacy that once graced the food menu at U Street Music Hall will be making an appearance at Preview. Now, I don’t know if these are the same recipe as the divine U Hall Pho Dogs, but even if they are close, you owe it to your taste buds to get down to Flash and try them, preferably aided by your appetite enhancer of choice. Pure heaven in a bun. Wait.. this is a music blog… back on topic. Later on Thursday night, the deep heads should head to Eighteenth Street Lounge for another edition of Playlist with Jubilee aka Maurice and Ramirez. For an upbeat celebration of house music, head to House Rituals with Chadwick and Heather Femia. Another great pick for Thursday is The Brown Elvis presents Timo Maas at U Street Music Hall with support from Jandro and Rodd Sim. A great choice for quality big room action this Thursday night.

Lots of great choices on Friday night. For the best in soulful and classic house, head to House-N-U  Recognize at Zeba Bar with Andrew Hogans and Derrick “D-Train” Coleman. For an intimate all vinyl affair with the heads, head to Songbyrd Music House and Record Cafe for Bump’n’Grind Late Night with David and friends. As far as the bigger rooms go,  at U Street Music Hall it’s Ellum Records Night with Maceo PlexOdd Parents and local support from Philip Goyette. Tickets are steep at $25, but they are moving fast. If you’re into the Ellum sound and want to go, grab a ticket now. Over at Flash on Friday, the Desert Hearts crew present City Hearts, with local regulars Philco and Wave Age at the controls in the Flash BarDesert Hearts is a festival based on house, techno and love, and that’s what they’ll be bringing to Flash on Friday night. Sounds like fun to me! Up in Baltimore, 4 Hours of Funk are having an Earth, Wind & Fire special, with the hugely talented Trev-ski joining Graham Hatke and Fleg behind the decks, while over at The Red MapleRoland Clark headlines with support from Tony SmoothDJ Paul Howard and V-Coch.

A great way to kick off your Saturday night will be to head down to Yards Park between 7pm and 9pm for Light Yards, an exhibition of art installations accompanied by a DJ soundtrack. Kicking things off this Saturday is none other than the dynamic duo Chris Nitti and DJ Lisa Frank. A unique sensory experience is promised, and with Chris and Lisa reunited behind the decks again, you know the music will be on point… perfect pre-game material. My top pick for Saturday, naturally, is Midnight Project with Steven TangAndy GrantDansman and R&B at a secret location in northeast. Don’t forget to grab your tickets! As I mentioned earlier, tickets are limited, which will ensure the dance floor doesn’t get over crowded. Other great options for Saturday are Jeremy Underground at Flash (great booking!) with local support from Juan Zapata and Throe at Flash, with Baltotroit featuring Adam RossSteve Kirn and Itzjack in the Flash Bar. That’s a huge line up across both floors of Flash. Definitely one of those nights when I wish I could clone myself and be in two places at once. My other pick for Saturday night is NeedlXchange at Zeba Bar with Sam “The Man” Burns and the TNX DJs. Always quality from Sam and the TNX Crew.

Top pick for Sunday is Eighteenth Street Lounge with Sam “The Man” Burns and The Metaphysical, while Keenan & Smudge take control of the patio for Groovetop. I had a blast throwing down with Keenan & Smudge last summer at Sunglass Sundays, so I just know this will be great. Also worth checking out for a soulful experience is the MOJÙGBÁ Daytime Dance with Aphrosoul Lukumi at Songbyrd Music House and Record Cafe. Lastly, if you’re up in Baltimore, check out Way(ve) at the Paradox for jackin’ house and techno business from Paul JohnsonJason Jinx, Cool Aaron, Brian Stillwater and the always amazing Alex Gardel. Another good Baltimore bet for Sunday is Soulful Sunday with DJ Baby at St. Mary’s Restaurant and Lounge.

Whew! This was a long one. Yet again I swore to myself I’d knock this week’s post out quickly, but looks like I’ve gone for the record. Here’s the full list of my picks for the weekend, and you’ll find the full listings under the picks.

**** Thursday Picks ****

Preview with Jon_MFD and Christauff + Pho Dogs at Flash

House Rituals with Chadwick and Heather Femia at Masa 14

Playlist with Jubilee aka Maurica & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge

The Brown Elvis presents Timo Maas with Jandro and Rodd Sim at U Street Music Hall

**** Friday Picks ****

WTF?! radio show with Kochi and Corduroy Mavericks on Sugar Shack Recordings

House-N-U Recognize with Andrew Hogans and Derrick “D-Train” Coleman at Zeba Bar

Bump ‘n Grind Late Nite with David & Guests at Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe

Ellum Night: Maceo Plex with Odd Parents, Philip Goyette at U Street Music Hall

Desert Hearts presents City Hearts at Flash, with Philco and Wave Age in the Flash Bar

4 Hours of Funk Earth Wind & Fire Power Hour with DJ’s Graham Hatke & Fleg and Special guest Trevor Keen at the Windup Space, Baltimore

Roland Clark with Tony Smooth, V-Coch and DJ Paul Howard at The Red Maple

**** Saturday Picks ****

Light Yards with DJ Lisa Frank at Yards Park

Midnight Project w/ Steven Tang (Smallville, Chi), Andy Grant, Dansman & R&B at DC9 Nightclub

Jeremy Underground, Juan Zapata, Throe at Flash, with Baltotroit featuring Adam Ross, Steve Kirn and Itzjack in the Flash Bar

The NeedlExchange w/ Sam “The Man” Burns and The NeedleXchange DJs at Zeba Bar

**** Sunday Picks ****

ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, The Metaphysical and Groovetop featuring Keenan & Smudge at Eighteenth Street Lounge

MOJÙGBÁ Daytime Dance w/ Aphrosoul Lukumi at Songbyrd Music House and Record Cafe

Boogie Boyz with Adrian Collazo & Omar Martinez at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Soulful Sunday with DJ Baby at St. Mary’s Restaurant and Lounge, Baltimore

Way(ve) with Paul Johnson, Jason Jinx, Cool Aaron, Brian Stillwater and Alex Gardel at The Paradox, Baltimore

That’s it for this week’s picks. See below for the full listings. See you on the dance floor!

Thursday Feb 18

Preview with Jon_MFD and Christauff + Pho Dogs at Flash

Preview with Jon_MFD and Christauff + Pho Dogs at FlashMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/557956667714904/

House Rituals with Chadwick and Heather Femia at Masa 14

house rituals with chadwickMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1697774857157886/

ESL Thursday featuring Playlist with Jubilee aka Maurica & Ramirez, Mr Bonkerz and The Latin Jazz Ensemble at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Thursday featuring Playlist with Jubilee aka Maurica & Ramirez, Mr Bonkerz and The Latin Jazz Ensemble at Eighteenth Street LoungeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1703542319930272/

The Brown Elvis presents Timo Maas with Jandro and Rodd Sim at U Street Music Hall

The Brown Elvis presents Timo Maas with Jandro and Rodd Sim at U Street Music HallMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1616069981987623/

An Underground Story: Rebel Edition featuring Lum, Kai and The Heavy Hitters at Flash

An Underground Story: Rebel Edition featuring Lum, Kai and The Heavy Hitters at FlashMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1678754575707610/

Feel the Love Live with Jenna Camille, Cmptvr Club and The Cover Up in the Flash Bar

Feel the Love Live with Jenna Camille, Cmptvr Club and The Cover Up in the Flash BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1018707831501171/

Friday February 19

WTF?! radio show with Kochi and Corduroy Mavericks on Sugar Shack Recordings

WTF?! radio show with Corduroy Mavericks, Kochi & Ramirez on Sugar Shack RecordingsMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/560463497452386/

Desert Hearts presents City Hearts at Flash, with Philco and Wave Age in the Flash Bar

city heartsMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/924176880984277/

Ellum Night: Maceo Plex with Odd Parents, Philip Goyette at U Street Music Hall

Ellum Night: Maceo Plex with Odd Parents, Philip Goyette at U Street Music HallMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/523013211193907/

House-N-U Recognize with Andrew Hogans and Derrick “D-Train” Coleman at Zeba Bar

House-N-U with Andrew Hogans and Derrick “D-Train” Coleman at Zeba BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/630390570432304/

Bump ‘n Grind Late Nite with David & Guests at Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe

Bump 'n GrindMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1757289751165814/

ESL Friday with DJ Yamin, Martín Miguel, Harry Hotter, Jahsonic and Deeznotes at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday with DJ Yamin, Martín Miguel, Harry Hotter, Jahsonic and Deeznotes at Eighteenth Street LoungeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

Nu Androids present: EDX, Nora en Pure, and MORE at a.i.

Nu Androids present: EDX, Nora en Pure, and MORE at a.i.More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1524573944537593/

Union Jacked with DJ Pieman at Steel Plate

Union Jacked with DJ Pieman at Steel PlateMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/224306437913090/

A Night Out with V-Coch at Dunya

a night with v-cochMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1162956797065324/

4 Hours of Funk Earth Wind & Fire Power Hour with DJ’s Graham Hatke & Fleg and Special guest Trevor Keen at the Windup Space, Baltimore

4 Hours of Funk Earth Wind & Fire Power Hour with DJ’s Graham Hatke & Fleg and Special guest Trevor Keen at the Windup Space, BaltimoreMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/352972204872989/

Roland Clark with Tony Smooth, V-Coch and DJ Paul Howard at The Red Maple

Roland Clark with Tony Smooth, V-Coch and DJ Paul Howard at The Red MapleMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1500699823572665/

Pulse Fridays with DJ Thommy Davis at Pulse Nigthclub, Baltimore

Pulse Fridays with DJ Thommy Davis at Pulse Nigthclub, BaltimoreMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/985237484886003/

Saturday February 20

Light Yards with DJ Lisa Frank at Yards Park

Light Yards with DJ Lisa Frank at Yards ParkMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/190143898008887/

Midnight Project w/ Steven Tang (Smallville, Chi), Andy Grant, Dansman & R&B at DC9 Nightclub

Midnight projectMore details: http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?797359

Jeremy Underground, Juan Zapata, Throe at Flash, with Baltotroit featuring Adam Ross, Steve Kirn and Itzjack in the Flash Bar

Jeremy Underground, Juan Zapata, Throe at Flash, with Baltotroit featuring Adam Ross, Steve Kirn and Itzjack in the Flash BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1578110269118679/

The NeedlExchange w/ Sam “The Man” Burns and The NeedleXchange DJs at Zeba Bar

The NeedleXchange with Sam the Man BurnsMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/930912073665635/

ESL Saturday with Will Eastman, Mr Bonkerz, Stylus Chris and Gabe Flores at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday with Will Eastman, Mr Bonkerz, Stylus Chris and Gabe Flores at Eighteenth Street LoungeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

Sundry Goods with Pacific Fur Company and Juana at Steel Plate

Sundry Goods with Pacific Fur Company and Juana at Steel PlateMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/731566790312859/

City Sound (DC Edition) with Tony Smooth, Danny House, Hakob Avjyan & Noise Theory at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

City Sound (DC Edition) with Tony Smooth, Danny House, Hakob Avjyan & Noise Theory at Jimmy Valentine's Lonely Hearts ClubMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/950945581656295/

Groove Control Dance Party with Cam Run, Dj Provoke, Fulano, Martín Miguel and Trev-ski at Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe

Groove Control Dance Party with Cam Run, Dj Provoke, Fulano, Martín Miguel and Trev-ski at Songbyrd Music House & Record CafeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/990461797694088/

Subdistrick! with Tradecraft & MC Concept, Bill + Ed, Plus Good and Julez at Backbar

Subdistrick!More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1114900361878183/

Le Youth with Cerulean City and Chris Kennedy at U Street Music Hall

Le Youth with Cerulean City and Chris Kennedy at U Street Music HallMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/966275640106749/

Sao Funky Saturdays with Fort Knox Five and Qdup at Tropicalia

Sao Funky Saturdays with Fort Knox Five and Qdup at TropicaliaMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1996913020534785/

Element presents: Thomas Datt – Open to Close at Eden Lounge DC

Element presents: Thomas Datt - Open to Close at Eden Lounge DCMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1507250776244553/

Velocity House-ology with DJ Clark and Tommy Wickens at Noble Lounge

Velocity House-ology with DJ Clark and Tommy Wickens at Noble LoungeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1756664387895449/

Sunday February 21

ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, The Metaphysical and Groovetop featuring Keenan & Smudge at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, The Metaphysical and Groovetop featuring Keenan Orr at Eighteenth Street LoungeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

MOJÙGBÁ Daytime Dance w/ Aphrosoul Lukumi at Songbyrd Music House and Record Cafe

MOJÙGBÁ Daytime Dance w/ Aphrosoul Lukumi at Songbyrd Music House and Record CafeMOJÙGBÁ Daytime Dance w/ Aphrosoul Lukumi at Songbyrd Music House and Record CafeMore detials: https://www.facebook.com/events/1236934556321051/

Boogie Boyz with Adrian Collazo & Omar Martinez at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Boogie Boyz with Adrian Collazo & Omar Martinez at Jimmy Valentine's Lonely Hearts Club

Aftermath Sundays with Janella Abidar at Masa 14

Aftermath Sundays with Janella Abidar at Masa 14More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/112957269093641/

Claptone with Mina at Soundcheck

Claptone with Mina at SoundcheckMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1685889564991574/

Way(ve) with Paul Johnson, Jason Jinx, Cool Aaron, Brian Stillwater and Alex Gardel at The Paradox, Baltimore

Way(ve) with Paul Johnson, Jason Jinx, Cool Aaron, Brian Stillwater and Alex Gardel at The Paradox, BaltimoreMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1646307868956896/

Soulful Sunday with DJ Baby at St. Mary’s Restaurant and Lounge, Baltimore

Soulful Sunday with DJ Baby at St. Mary’s Restaurant and Lounge, BaltimoreMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/195292524157950/

DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC December 17 to December 20

All right, hand’s up who’s ready for the weekend? I’m back in the saddle after my day job trip to Romania, and ready to get back into things. First let me extend a huge thanks to the wonderful Katrina for holding the fort while I was away. She did an amazing job, and I’m encouraged to know I can leave this thing in her capable hands if I’m too busy (or too lazy) to do it in future. I don’t really have anything to cover from last weekend. I headed out to U Street Music Hall fresh off the plane from Europe to catch Ramirez opening for Dennis Ferrer, but didn’t last beyond his excellent opening set, and that was it for me for the weekend. Sometimes you’ve just got to take it easy. There are a few other things I’d like to bring to your attention, however, before I get into the picks, listings and all that jazz. First up, I wanted to let you know about our next edition of Body Werk at DC9 NightclubHouse for the Holidays on Saturday December 26, the day after Christmas Day (or Boxing Day as it’s known to us Brits). We’ve pulled together a line up of our favorite local heavy hitters to help you shake off that holiday food and drink coma with a proper werk out, while at the same time raising money for The Coalition for the Homeless. The line up includes R&BDJ NavMeegsSarah MyersRaffiRamirezJubilee, Andy Grant Katrina, along with live visuals from [capsaicin]. You don’t see an amazing all local line up like that very often, so make sure you stop by for a boogie and help make a difference. All DJ’s are donating their services, and all door proceeds will be donated to the charity. Hope to see you all there!

Body Werk: Home for the Holidays

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/749086585197399/

With New Year’s Eve fast approaching, it’s time to start figuring out where to celebrate and grab your tickets before they sell out. If a proper all night undergrounder featuring three rooms of music from an incredible line up of international and local talent sounds go to you, then look no further than Dance LoftVine Midnight Project Present No Resolutions at The Dance Loft, featuring AybeeKevin YostJubileeRamirezR&BRaffiAndy GrantSarah MyersTeam Zapatav:shal KanwarRaha WalaRush Plus and more from 10pm to 10am on New Years Day. That’s 12 hours of solid dancing!

no resolutions

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/325846007539749/

Early Bird tickets for No Resolutions are already gone, but you can still grab second release if you move fast:

http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?784487

Don’t sleep on grabbing your tix… this one will sell out, and it’s the one everyone will be talking about. Don’t miss out!

With those public service announcements out of the way, how about some tunes to listen to while you peruse the veritable smorgasbord of quality dance floor options available right here in DC this weekend? Here’s a podcast I recorded for the good people over at www.deephouselounge.com recently, an 2+ hour all vinyl mix of tunes that have been regulars in my record bag over the last couple of months. This one goes lots of different places, all the while keeping those feet tapping. If you like what you hear, then make sure you stop by the Flash Bar on Saturday December 19 for Body Werk with myself and Edo.

So how about this weekend, then? Well, truth of the matter is I’ve spent so much time rambling on about stuff that I don’t have much time to write it up. Thursday night I’m off to see some little sci-fi movie that’s just come out, so I’ll not be making an appearance on any dance floors, but Playlist at ESL with Jubilee aka Maurice playing an extended set is my top pick, with House Rituals at Masa 14 with Heather Femia and The Business End with Wave Age and Philco at Velvet Lounge being solid alternative options. There’s some serious options for the techno fans on Friday night, with FOCUS featuring Anthony Parasole, Silent Servant and DJ Lisa Frank at Flash, with #BODYFEEL ft. Girl Unit (Night Slugs), Throe & Dansman in the Flash Bar, while over at U Street Music Hall the As You Like It crew take over, with a solid line up featuring Matthew DearSassmouth and Matt Gushansky. My top pick for the deep heads and afters crowd is Midnight Project with regular DC visitors Frank & TonyJubilee and R&B at a secret location. Always a good time to be had at Midnight Project, just make sure you grab your advanced tickets, as there won’t be any available at the door. On Saturday night, I sure hope you’ll stop by Flash for D-Formation and Chadwick in the main room, and Body Werk with myself and Edo in the Flash Bar. I’ve been away from the decks for a while, so I’m bursting at the seams to play all the new records I’ve picked up recently. Always a great party at Body Werk in the Flash Bar! My other strong recommendation for Saturday night is Frank Booker‘s exclusive appearance at Eighteenth Street Lounge, closing out his world tour. My good friends at Autodisco in Dundee, Scotland hosted Frank Booker a couple of weeks back, and by all accounts it was an amazing night on the dance floor. This is your one chance to catch his unique blend of funky disco flavors before he heads back to New Zealand. For the best in soulful and classic house this Saturday night, Zeba Bar is the place to be for the final House-N-U event of the year, with resident Derrick Coleman and special guest Ian Friday. Expect Zeba to be packed and the dance floor jumping. And if all those aren’t enough this Saturday night, City Sound features Ralph Falcon of MURK fame spinning at Amsterdam Lounge with support from Tony SmoothCesar SanchezDromme. Plenty to choose from on Sunday too. While not within the usual remit of a blog covering underground house and electronic music, the DC Funk / Punk Revival at U Street Music Hall looks interesting. Definitely worth checking out if you either want to reminisce or learn what all the fuss was about. Sunday evening, take your pick between Guy J with RNS at FlashStacy Pullen at Soundcheck, or ESL Sunday with Solo MartinezSolomon SanchezBenoit BenoitSam The Man Burns and The Metaphysical. All great choices for quality dance floor action.

That’s all I’ve got time for this week. You know the drill; all my picks and full listings below. Really looking forward to breaking out the wax for the first time in weeks this Saturday in the Flash Bar. If you stop by, I’ll be that guy grinning ear to ear behind the decks, so make sure you say hello and introduce yourself. I’ll be back next week a day early with a very special Christmas edition of the DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up. Check back Wednesday for the low down on all the good shit over the holiday week.

Thursday Picks

Flutterby: Stories About Sound at Bump’n’Grind

Flutterby: Stories About Sound at Bump'n'Grind

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/926520374062919/

Playlist with Jubilee aka Maurice at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Playlist with Jubilee aka Maurice at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/565262496962471/

Thievery Corporation at The 9:30 Club

Thievery Corporation at The 9:30 Club

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1068896309789175/

House Rituals with Heather Femia at Masa 14

House Rituals with Heather Femia at Masa 14Preview with Leonardo Lee and La Tingeria at Flash

Preview with Leonardo Lee and La Tingeria at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1172781156082673/

Hernan Cattaneo, Christauff at Flash, with Thursday People in the Flash Bar

Hernan Cattaneo, Christauff at Flash, with Thursday People in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/457062694481867/

The Business End w. Wave Age & Philco at Velvet Lounge

The Business End w. Wave Age & Philco at Velvet Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/788909324567846/

Hot Since 82 with Omid S at Soundcheck 

Hot Since 82 with Omid S at Soundcheck

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/454427424750303/

Friday Picks

FOCUS: Anthony Parasole, Silent Servant, DJ Lisa Frank at Flash, with #BODYFEEL ft. Girl Unit (Night Slugs), Throe & Dansman in the Flash Bar

FOCUS: Anthony Parasole, Silent Servant, DJ Lisa Frank at Flash, with #BODYFEEL ft. Girl Unit (Night Slugs), Throe & Dansman at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1642122142723227/

As You Like It with Matthew Dear with Sassmouth and Matt Gushansky at U Street Music Hall 

As You Like It with Matthew Dear with Sassmouth and Matt Gushansky at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1065648176803305/

Midnight Project with Frank & Tony, Jubilee and R&B at Secret Location

Midnight Project with Frank & Tony, Jubilee and R&B at Secret Location

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1648171342129572/

ESL Friday with Michael the Lion, Elvin Tibideaux, Caleb L’Etoile, Philco & Harry Hotter at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday

More details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge/

Brookline Hifi with Trev-ski, Trevor Richards and Adrian Collazzo at Steel Plate

Brookline Hifi with Trev-ski, Trevor Richards and Adrian Collazzo at Steel Plate

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/450071975177990/

Saturday Picks

The Milk Chocolate City Collectiv on www.cyberjamz.com

The Milk Chocolate City Collectiv on (www.cyberjamz.com)

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/842746875824293/ 

D-Formation and Chadwick at Flash, with Body Werk featuring Andy Grant & Edo in the Flash Bar

D-Formation and Chadwick at Flash, with Body Werk featuring Andy Grant & Edo in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/967322376666162/

HOUSE -N- U with Ian Friday and Derrick Coleman at Zeba Bar

HOUSE -N- U with Ian Friday and Derrick Coleman at Zeba Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1039815696069367/ 

ESL Saturday with  Frank Booker, Stylus Chris & Chris Brooks at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday with Frank Booker, Stylus Chris & Chris Brooks at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/452494594934548/

Ralph Falcon (MURK), Tony Smooth, Cesar Sanchez & Dromme at Amsterdam Lounge

Ralph Falcon (MURK), Tony Smooth, Cesar Sanchez & Dromme at Amsterdam Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1496754550626616/

Chris Lake with Will Eastman at U Street  Music Hall

Chris Lake with Will Eastman at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/661752587295112/

Sunday Picks

DC Funk/Punk Revival at U Street Music Hall

DC Funk/Punk Revival at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1675464126009869/

Guy J with RNS at Flash, with Sandro & Philco in the Flash Bar

Guy J with RNS at Flash, with Sandro & Philco in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/514991438659580/

ESL Sunday with Solo Martinez, Solomon Sanchez, Benoit Benoit, Sam the Man Burns and The Metaphysical at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday

More details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

Solo Martinez Extended Set Holiday Fiesta at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Solo Martinez Extended Set Holiday Fiesta at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/823225297786370/

Stacey Pullen with Hot Tub Eddie at Soundcheck

Stacey Pullen with Hot Tub Eddie at Soundcheck

More details:https://www.facebook.com/events/1680888095489482/

Sunday Night Grooves w/ Boogie Boyz at Jimmy Valentines

Sunday Night Grooves w/ Boogie Boyz at Jimmy Valentines

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1680330305518786/

That’s it for this week’s picks. Full listings of everything else on my radar below.

Thursday December 17

Colin Jeske at Embassy Row Hotel

colin jeske at embassy row

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1643375239260134/

FKJ with Life on Planets at U Street Music Hall

FKJ with Life on Planets at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/520802724736530/

Elm Imprint Takeover with End User at Revolution Bar and Billiards, Centreville

Elm Imprint Takeover with End User at Revolution Bar and Billiards, Centreville

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/448187308721487/

Spirit & PRISM Present: Alchemy at the Crown, Baltimore

Spirit & PRISM Present: Alchemy at the Crown, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/952689371444448/

Friday December 18

Sugar Shack Radio Holiday Showcase

Sugar Shack Radio Holiday Showcase

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/428211074050971/

Juana at Embassy Row Hotel

Juana at Embassy Row Hotel

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/573466302800837/

Guilty Pressure with Panch Da Poser at Bump’n’Grind

Guilty Pressure with Panch Da Poser at Bump’n’Grind

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1718760765025418/

Due North Holiday Mixer with Sinister Sound Set and Melanie Bell at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Due North Holiday Mixer with Sinister Sound Set and Melanie Bell at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1625161857749152/

4 Hours of Funk with Breakbeat Lou, Graham Hatke & Fleg at The The Windup Space

4 Hours of Funk with Breakbeat Lou, Graham Hatke & Fleg at The The Windup Space

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/635391269931913/

Saturday December 19

Raw Silk: a disco dance party with DJ Soulvester, Giorgio Morose & DJ Sissyfit at Safari Restaurant & Lounge, Petworth

Raw Silk: a disco dance party with DJ Soulvester, Giorgio Morose & DJ Sissyfit at Safari Restaurant & Lounge, Petworth

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/429840100556957/

GLAS Mix Project’s – The Party Before Christmas II at Amsterdam Lounge

GLAS Mix Project's - The Party Before Christmas II at Amsterdam Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/575980122549400/

The freaks come out in lights with DJ Rodd Sim, Looseleaf & Micfreak at Sudhouse DC

the freaks come out in lights

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/864751696974217/

Holiday Silent Disco with DJ Sabeel Chohan, DJ JeNeSaisKwa and DJ BEATrix at The Hard Rock Cafe

Holiday Silent Disco with DJ Sabeel Chohan, DJJeNeSaisKwa and DJ BEATrix at The Hard Rock CafeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1683532411925471/

Sunday December 20

Keenan & Smudge present Satellite Sundays at The Satellite Room

Keenan & Smudge present Satellite Sundays at The Satellite Room

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1720354444862125/