DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC February 14 to February 17

UPDATE: Our friends at the Grand Ancestor warehouse are having a fundraiser in the early hours of Saturday morning, kicking off at 1am with music from Tommy Cornelis, Hot Coffee and Team Zapata. What better way to help keep the lights on and get the rent paid at the best late night spot in town than dancing until sunrise to an all star local line up working the majestic Grand Ancestor sound system. Advance tickets are $20 on eventbrite, and you can make extra donations if you so choose. Always a good time at the spot, and you’ll be helping keeping things going. To be clear, there are no .  tickets  at the  door! You must have an eventbrite ticket to attend.

Warehouse fundraiser advanced tickets

Just a quick post this week. First up, a quick reminder about the triumphant return of Late Night Mischief next weekend on Saturday February 23 with Berlin’s Session Victim and Martín Miguel putting the mighty Grand Ancestor 2.0 Sound System to work in a cool warehouse space. It’s a ticket only event, so make sure you grab your $20 tickets before the price goes up. I’ve got a feeling this one will be a bit special, so don’t sleep!

See below for my full list of Top Picks for the weekend, featuring all the best underground house and electronic music events in Washington DC this weekend, Thursday through Sunday. Lots of good stuff to choose from this weekend, with a stellar line up Thursday through Saturday at Flash, culminating with an open to close set from house legend Kerri Chandler on Saturday, the return of Deep Sugar After Hours on Saturday at Factory 17 in Baltimore, serious business every night of the weekend at Selva by El Techo, with Navbox and Breiten the highlight on Saturday, and on Sunday, a new party Sunday  Relapse at Jimmy Valentines with Team Zapata, Joe L and Harper looks like a good time. I’ve included all the flyers below, and all you Facebookers can click the headings for each day to see the list of event pages. Have a good one!

DC House Grooves Top Picks Thursday February 14

Giorgia Angiuli at Flash
Profundo with jahsonic

DC House Grooves Top Picks Friday February 15

David at Allegory
The Vortex Oracles at Studio Ga Ga
Ame Live at Flash
DJ Sharon White Chadwick at Jimmys
Adrian Loving & Friends
4 Hours of Funk with James Nasty at The Windup Space

DC House Grooves Top Picks Saturday February 16

Navbox & Breiten at El Techo
Kerri Chandler open to close at flash
Deep Sugar After Hours
Envision Sidepieces
Adrian Collazo at Allegory

DC House Grooves Top Picks Sunday February 17

ESL Sunday President's Day Edition
J Swink & Friends at El Techo
The Speakeasy Disco at Cafe Saint-Ex

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC January 10 to January 13

Ok here we go with my first proper post of 2019, not counting last week’s phoned in edition. Another solid weekend of dance floor vibes here in the District, with quality events to keep you grooving, from Thursday night right through to the early hours of Monday morning.

Highlights this weekend include Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez at Eighteenth  Street  Lounge on Thursday night, then on Friday night, I’d recommend checking out Lovers and Justin Miller at Wild Days at the Eaton Hotel, and while you’re there, heading downstairs to catch Joe L at Allegory. They’ve got a nice looking line up taking shape in the coming months between Wild Days and Allegory, with plenty of local DJs representing, so if you haven’t checked it out yet, I highly recommend it. Also looking good on Friday is DJ Technics with Djoser at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club. Always a good vibes at Jimmy’s!

Saturday night, all you house heads should look no further that U Street Music Hall, where the Deep Sugar crew take over once again, with Ultra Naté and Lisa Moody working their magic with support from Keenan Orr. Always good vibes with the Deep Sugar crew!

Deep Sugar DC

For those of you of a techno persuasion, SEQUENCE.446 hosts I Hate Models with Katie Rex and local support from Jett Chandon and Juana working the Grand Ancestor Sound System at a DC warehouse location. Always a great crowd at Sequence events, and their zero tolerance policy to any bullshit guarantees a hassle free night on the dance floor. Entry is by advanced ticket only, so make sure you grab yours before they sell out.

Sequence I Hate Models Katie Rex

As you’ve no doubt predicted already, Sunday’s highlight is Eighteenth Street Lounge, with Sam Burns weekly residency in the Gold Room, The Metaphysical in the Main Room, and Hold Tight with Martín Miguel and Super Tuff records head honcho M. Vaughan on the patio. Quality deep vibes across three dance floors to ease you into next week!

Before I get to my full list of Top Picks for the weekend, here is episode #74 of the DC House Grooves Meet the Locals Podcast from Nocturnal Wax, featuring 2+ hours of quality house grooves. Check it out, and catch Nocturnal Wax spinning on Studio 96 every Friday night at 8PM Eastern on WERA 96.7FM in the DC area. We’re always looking for new mixes for the podcast, so please reach out to me through the DC  House  Grooves  Facebook Page if you’re interested in submitting a mix.

OK, here’s my full list of Top Picks for this weekend, Thursday through Sunday. Click / tap the link at the top of each section to see the full list of even pages over on Facebook, or check the flyers and Google the details. See you on the dance floor!

DC House Grooves Top Picks Thursday January 10

Playlist with Jubilee and Ramirez
ESL Thurdsay with Playlist
Skream Open to Close at Flash
Preview Happy Hour

DC House Grooves Top Picks Friday January 11

DJ Technics Djoser Jimmy Valentine's
Lovers Justin Miller Wild Days
Joe L at Allegory
WTF?! with Kochi

DC House Grooves Top Picks Saturday January 12

Deep Sugar DC
Sequence I Hate Models Katie Rex
Nightflight at El Techo
ESL Saturday Victor Simonelli
Cold Sweat Baltimore
Eklektik Elektrik

DC House Grooves Top Picks Sunday January 13

Hold Tight with Martín Miguel and M. Vaughan
ESL Sunday

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC October 11 to October 14

Huge thanks to everyone who came out and danced with us on Sunday at Beats Maneuver at 12|30. We hope you had an amazing time! Major thanks to Jephté Guillaume for delivering an amazing set on the upper level, to Ramirez for pulling this one together, to Drew Hogans and UDP Music for all the hard work and help give the sound an extra boost, to our local support KayLaSoul and Baronhawk Poitier for bringing the heat on the lower level, to Kochi & Katrina Mir for keeping it real on the door all night long, and to all the bar and security staff at 12|30 for helping everything go smoothly. I especially enjoyed going back to back with Baronhawk Poitier on the lower level. Always great to vibe off super talented DJ! I hope we can do it again soon. With another great celebration of house music at Beats Maneuver behind us, we’re heads down planning our next moves, so watch this space for more Beats Maneuver news coming soon!

In case you missed it, here’s last Saturday’s DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio with me, Katrina Mir and Ramirez. 2.5 hours of quality underground tunes. Really feeling the vibe of this one, going some really interesting places. We’ve got things sounding real nice down the studio now, which helps keep things on point!


Another amazing line up of events this weekend, Thursday through Sunday. Check the Top Picks links below for the full list for each day. Just click the link to see the event list over on Facebook. For those of you interested in production and sampling, take a look at Sonia Maria‘s Sampling Workshop at Rhizome on Saturday afternoon. Looks like a super interesting exploration of sampling culture from hip-hop through electronic dance music. If you’ve got some free time on Saturday afternoon and want to learn more, the workshop is free with RSVP, although a donation of $10 is recommended.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sound-sampling-workshop-tickets-50574881833
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1920247284946657/

sampling workshop

Highlights for the weekend include Uncle Benny’s with GrantJoe L Benoit and Late Night Mischief with Fred EverythingTeam Zapata and Philco on Friday.

uncle bennys

On Saturday  LoSoul with Navbox at Flash will be quality, as will Deep Sugar with Wayne Davis open to close at Club 1722 in Baltimore.

On Sunday, I recommend The House that U Built  with Vanniety Kills, The Elders and Raptorstein at El Techo followed by Sam Burns  and Hold Tight: Better Listen 12 Release Party at Eighteenth Street Lounge. All quality options!

Here’s are the Top Pick links for the weekend, Thursday through Sunday. Plenty to keep you busy!

Top Picks Thursday October 11

Top Picks Friday October 12

Top Picks Saturday October 13

Top Picks Sunday October 14

That’s all for this weekend. We’re taking a weekend off this week, but I’m sure we’ll be out and about. See you on the dance floor!

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC September 27 to September 30

Sorry about not posting anything last week; just had too much on, and couldn’t find the time. Gonna be keeping things short and sweet this week. Before I get into this week’s Top Picks of the best underground house and electronic music events and around Washington DC this weekend, I’ve got news of our next Beats Maneuver event. Hot on the heels of our season of summer rooftop parties at Public Bar, this Columbus Day weekend we’ve teamed up with Roots & SpiritsUDP Music and Vibe to bring you an epic celebration of real house music across two dance floors, featuring Jephté Guillaume (Tèt Kale Recordings, Shelter Recordings, Ibadan), Baronhawk Poiter (TNX), KayLaSoul and residents  Ramirez Andy Grant (yep, that’s me!). Continuing our tradition of booking quality, organic house music artists who you don’t often see booked in Washington DC, we’re super excited to hear Jephté Guillaume performing live!  If you’re not familiar with Jephté, get familiar! It’s going to be a really special night, and because it’s a holiday weekend, we’ll be going late, until 4am. So when and where is all this magic going to happen? Sunday October 7 at 12|30 on 9th Street NW. It’s a great new spot with a quality sound system and a great vibe, so head over to Eventbrite now to grab your tickets, and we’ll see you on the dance floor on October 7. No work that Monday, so no excuses!

Advance tickets to Beats Manuever with Jephté Guillaume

RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/293199721408134/

Beats Maneuver Jephté Guillaume

Sounds like fun, right? Well, before we get there, we’ve got to get through this weekend, and there’s a whole host of quality events to keep those feet tappin’ on the dance floor. Thursday night, celebrate Solomon Sanchez‘ birthday as he opens from Henrik Schwarz (Live) at Flash, then on Friday, kick off your evening at Sunset & Chill VIII before heading to the warehouse for SEQUENCE.887_Developer & Mary Yuzovskaya. Saturday night, celebrate 3 years of LENG with Martyn Djrum, or for the very best in quality house music, head to Baltimore to celebrate 15 years of Deep Sugar with Ultra NatéLisa MoodyDonna EdwardsThe Elders and all the usual Deep Sugar suspects. Miss you guys! Sunday, all roads lead to Eighteenth Street Lounge for Sam the Man Burns’ weekly residency and Sundays Rooftop with Detroit’s finest Norm Talley and Benoit. Can’t wait to hear Norm throw down!

Here’s my full list of Top Picks for this weekend. Click the link for each day to see the full event list over on Facebook.

Top Picks Thursday September 27

Top Picks Friday September 28

Top Picks Saturday September 29

Top Picks Sunday September 30

That’s it for this week’s DC House Grooves Top Picks. Thanks for stopping by! Don’t forget to grab your tickets to Beats Maneuver with Jephté Guillaume on October 7, a party you really don’t want to miss. See you on the dance floor!