Another action packed weekend on the dance floor ahead right here in Washington DC, and, as always, DC House Grooves has you covered. See below for my full list of Top Picks for the weekend, and all you Facebook users can click the link at the top of each section to see the list of events for each day over on Facebook. Before you get stuck in, though, here’s the recording of last week’s DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio featuring three hours of quality underground vibes from me, Ramirez & Katrina Mir. Catch us every couple of weeks on a Saturday night over on the Underground Quality Live YouTube channel.
Feeling super lazy, so phoning in the post this week. I’ve included the links to my Top Picks for the weekend below, just click through to see my list for each day, Thursday through Sunday. You can catch me and Katrina Mir this Friday spinning open to close at DC’s favorite Ibiza-style rooftop restaurant / bar, El Techo. Join us for a bite to eat, a drink or three and a dance! You know it makes sense. I may even take requests, as long you don’t request something that sucks.
Plenty of great stuff to choose from! Wherever you go this weekend, have an amazing time, and hopefully I’ll be feeling motivated next week to put some effort into a proper DC House Grooves post. See you on the dance floor!
Just about recovered from an epic weekend last week. Saturday night, in particular, was nuts, bouncing between Flash and U Street Music Hall, catching up with so many people I haven’t seen in forever, and getting to hear quality grooves from DJ Kochi, Throe, DJ Nav, Jus Nowhere, Jackson Ryland, Dimitri Max, Joe L and Markinthedark. Yeah, it was that kinda night. Sadly didn’t make it over to the warehouse for Horse Meat Disco & TNX, but by all accounts that was off the charts! It’s nights like that that remind me what an amazing underground electronic musc community we have here in Washington DC.
So about this weekend… like last week, I’ve gone down the lazy route and just posted everything to the DC House Grooves Facebook Page. Just click these links to see my full list of picks for each day, Thursday through Sunday.
A few things that deserve a special mention this week. First up, DC’s premiere drum and bass crew Cadence were kind enough to invite me and Katrina Mir to drop science in the Green Room at Flash on Thursday with local legends Simon & Sinestro, while Dub Phizix & Strategy bring the drums and the bass on the club level with support from Refugee & Encryption. Advanced tickets are just $12… grab yours now!
Friday night, Uncle Benny & The Sticky Fingers Collective are on board for another epic journey on the After Hours Express, this time with Scissor & Thread‘s Francis Harris, Hot Coffee & Benoit. Always a good time with Uncle Benny! Advanced tickets & info over on Resident Advisor.
Saturday night, we’re at it again with the DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio. Tune in from 10pm ET for quality underground grooves from me, Katrina Mir and Ramirez. Whether you’re going out or staying in, we’ve got the right vibe for your Saturday night.
If you’re not sure what we’re about, here’s the video feed from our last show as it happened:
Later on Saturday night, early Sunday, the Sticky Fingers Collective, Better Listen Records, Good Buddies and Kowli Records are joining forces for an epic afters at a secret location in Baltimore. I’ve already said too much; let’s just say you’ll want to be there.
Happy 2018! Took a week off last week, but couldn’t stay away too long. Back again with a new format that will hopefully provide the same useful guide to what’s good on the dance floors of DC, but take far less time to compile. I’ve been stuck in a bit of a rut with DC House Grooves for a while now, spending up to 12 hours each week compiling the post, getting frustrated at not having any time for other creative pursuits, but at the same time getting positive feedback from readers who I don’t want to let down. So for 2018, I’ve decided to switch things up a bit. I’ll be posting all the best events in DC’s thriving underground dance music community up on the DC House Grooves Facebook Page, so make sure you Like the page, Follow it, and subscribe to notifications so you don’t miss out on any updates. Then, every week at the usual time, I’ll post right here links to Facebook listing all the events for each day. Same useful listings, different format, far easier for me to compile! For example, here are this week’s DC House Grooves Top Picks:
See how easy that was? Just click the link for my full list of picks, then click through to the events you’re interested in for full info. Same useful guide, but takes me a quarter of the time. Hope you find it just as useful. Please let me know what you think!
The big news in DC this weekend is Mid Atlantic Leather Weekend, and as in previous years, our queer correspondent Tommy Cornelis of The NeedleXchange has done an amazing job compiling an unofficial guide to the MAL underground. You can check out Tommy‘s #MALLORY2018‘s guide right here on DC House Grooves. Huge thanks to Tommy for all his efforts putting this together.
Last, but by no means least, here’s Episode #64 of the DC House Grooves Meet the Locals Podcast, a quality deep, funky house excursion from Heavy Rotation‘s Kenny M.
We’re always looking for submissions from local DJs for the Meet the Locals podcast, so if you’ve got time to put together a mix for DC House Grooves, send it over! The only thing we ask is that the mix be exclusive to DC House Grooves, and not published anywhere else.
That’s it for this week. I hope the new format works for you, and I’ll see you out there on the dancefloor!