Andy Grant, Ramirez & Katrina Mir are back for another edition of the DC House Grooves Show, featuring another exceptional blend of deep, underground, soulful house music served up fresh from the wax. Tune in below from 10pm ET on Saturday September 14.
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!)
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
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
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.
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!
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
Friday August 30
Saturday August 31
Sunday September 1
Labor Day Monday September 2
Big love to everyone who joined us at El Techo for the DC House Grooves 5 Year Anniversary celebration last Friday, and to everyone who joined us on the dance floor at the warehouse for an epic after hours session. I, for one, really needed that! Eternally grateful to the team at El Techo and to Team Zapata and the Sticky Fingers Collective for hosting us. We really appreciate it!
This Saturday, we’ve got a very special edition of the DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio, with special guest DJ Aakmael joining me, Ramirez and Katrina Mir in the DC House Grooves studio. We can’t wait to hear Aakmael doing his thing at DC House Grooves HQ. It’s going to get deep! The needle drops at 10pm ET on Saturday August 17. Head over to the Underground Quality Live YouTube channel and set a reminder. You won’t want to miss this one!
Another amazing line up of underground house and techno events in Washington DC this weekend. You’ll find flyers for all the good stuff below. First up, you’ll find galleries showing the weekend events at Flash and Eighteenth Street Lounge, Thursday through Sunday, then full listings of all the good stuff for each day of the weekend. So much quality, you’ll have a hard time choosing! Wherever you end up, I hope you have an amazing weekend. Check back next week your guide to the weekend from DC House Grooves!
Flash Lineup August 15 to August 18
Eighteenth Street Lounge Lineup August 15 to August 18
Thursday August 15
Friday August 16
Saturday August 17
Sunday August 18
Fun times at Late Night Mischief on Saturday! I haven’t dance that much since Rick Wilhite kicked my ass in Detroit a few weeks back. DJ Nav set the vibe just right with a quality early set, then Aakmael delivered the goods with a solid 4 hour set of proper house music, with our very own Katrina Mir taking things up a notch keeping us grooving until sunrise with a seriously banging set. Always a good time with at Late Night Mischief! Huge thanks to the Sticky Fingers Collective & Team Zapata for inviting Katrina Mir to play, and for being such amazing hosts. Can’t wait until the next one.
You can catch Katrina Mir alongside me, Andy Grant and Ramirez on Episode #51 of the DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio this Friday June 28 at 10pm ET. Tune in for another quality show featuring quality underground house music served up fresh from the wax. We’ll be putting the brand new Technics 1200 Mk7 turntables through their paces for the first time on Saturdays show. Can’t wait to take them for a spin!
Another quality line up of events this weekend in and around the District. Playlist with Jubilee and Ramirez is the best way to kick off your weekend with quality house music on the patio at Eighteenth Street Lounge on Thursday, then on Friday, after listening to the DC House Grooves Show to get you in the mood, I recommend Sequence.820_Headless Horseman, where the Sequence crew will be rocking a new two room spot with an amazing line up including Headless Horseman live, Jacq Jill, Juana and Damon Bradley in the main room, and Theta Flux live, Ben Jenkins and Associate in the Isolated Paradise ambient room. Advance tickets are recommended, but tickets are available on the door with RSVP.
Plenty of great choices for Saturday night. If you’re in the U Street area, I recommend checking out Symmetrical‘s Fractal Love 3 party at El Techo, which runs from 12pm to 1.30am with an amazing line up of locals to keep you grooving all afternoon and into the night. Looks like a lot of fun!
RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/344223919629043/
Sunday brings another edition of Sunday Love at Flash with Acid Pauli and a long list of locals, then on Sunday night all roads lead to Eighteenth Street Lounge for Sam Burns‘ weekly residency, Smudge and Good Buddies with Feroun and Philco.
See below for my full list of DC House Grooves Top Picks, Thursday through Sunday. Make sure you tune into the DC House Grooves Show Episode #051 on Saturday at 10pm, and check back here next week for a very special July 4 holiday edition of DC House Grooves Top Picks, celebrating 5 years of weekly posts featuring all the best underground house music and techno events in and around Washington DC.
Thursday June 27