DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Techno Events in Washington DC July 18 to July 21

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Just got back from the UK and scrambling to catch up with everything, so just a drive by post this week. See below for the line ups for Flash and Eighteenth Street Lounge this weekend, then my full list of Top Picks for the weekend, Thursday through Sunday. Highlights include Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge on Thursday, then on Friday Flash has an absolutely epic line up with Zip, Thomas Melchior Navbox and Kaufman in the main room, Jenifa Mayanja and our very own Katrina Mir in the Green Room and Cadence with Seany Ranks and Rubble in the Flash Bar. Serious quality across all three dance floors! I’ll be front and center on the dance floor grooving to Katrina and Jenifa open to close. Hope to see you there.

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Saturday night, we’re at it again with episode #52 of the DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio with me, Andy Grant, Ramirez and Katrina Mir. A whole bunch of new wax has landed at DC House Grooves HQ lately; looking forward to taking it for a spin on Saturday! Tune in from 10pm ET on the Underground Quality Live YouTube channel, or at www.undergroundquality.com.

Tune In Audio: http://bit.ly/UQRadio
Tune in Video: http://bit.ly/UQ-Live

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Some great events to choose from on Saturday night, but the hottest ticket in town has to be Jeff Mills at the Apollo 50 Festival after party at the W Washington DC. RSVP for a chance to grab a ticket. Not exactly sure how they are allocated, but give it a shot!

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Sunday night, head to Eighteenth Street Lounge for Sam Burns‘ weekly residency and 10 Years of Deep Secrets with Sistrum label boss Patrice Scott.

Whatever you end up this weekend, it’s gonna be a super hot one in more ways than one, so drink lots of water and stay hydrated! It’s going to be another amazing weekend on the dance floor here in Washington DC! See you on the dance floor.

Flash Line Up July 18 to July 21

Eighteenth Street Lounge Line Up July 18 to July 21

Thursday July 18

ESL Thursday Playlist
Headroom Listening Sessions July
Associate Radio Hour

Friday July 19

zip thomas melchior jenifer mayanja katrina mir at flash
club cuttlefish deep creep
fractal love just a pinch
dmv deep 1 year anniversary at u street music hall
4 hours of funk at artscape
Adrian Loving at El Techo
fourplay at studio ga ga
Deep Tech at Wild Days
ESL Friday Ankia

Saturday July 20

DJ W!ld Jubilee Jacq Jill Philco at Flash
bassline business tmsv and sepia
artscape afterhours
deep sugar artscape weekend
lovetown day party
elevate rooftop pool party
lunar rituals
ESL Saturday Mr Bonkerz Ricky Dunn
mass transit deekline
resonate halogenix

Sunday July 21

ESL Sunday
sunday love soul button

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Techno Events in Washington DC Pride Weekend June 6 to June 9

Another amazing line up of underground events happening this weekend as Washington DC celebrates Pride 2019! Before I get into this week’s Top Picks, a quick mention of a couple of exciting events coming up in the next few weeks. First up, on Saturday June 15 we celebrate 50 (!) episodes of the DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio, and to mark the occasion we’ve got none other than DC house music legend Sam “The Man” Burns joining me, Andy Grant, Ramirez and Katrina Mir in the DC House Grooves studio as our very special guest. We’re honored to be hosting Sam in the studio, and we can’t wait to hear what he’s got lined up for us. Check the event page for more info, and set a reminder to tune in over on YouTube.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/595042754349750/
Set Reminder on YoutTube: http://bit.ly/UQ-Live

Speaking of the DC House Grooves Show, did you check out episode #049 last Saturday. If you missed the show, you can check out the stream below, or listen to the audio on SoundCloud. Saturday’s show was chock full of quality wax fresh from our recent trip to Detroit. Some quality deepness right there!

Another date to mark in your calendar is the following Saturday June 22, which sees the return of Late Night Mischief with a fantastic line up featuring DJ Aakmael, DJ Nav and a closing set from our very own Katrina Mir! Late Night Mischief parties always deliver a thick vibe, and with DJ Nav setting the tone, DJ Aakmael taking things to the next level, and Katrina Mir keeping you grooving until sunrise, I can guarantee this one’s gonna be just a little bit special. Early bird tickets are available now for just $10, which is steal for a line up of this caliber. Remember, no tickets on the door, so you might as well buy yours now.

Advance tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1274711
RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1039820992869115/

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Here are my Top Picks for Pride weekend, Thursday through Sunday. Just between you and me, I’ve been seriously considering stopping these weekly posts, as they are taking longer and longer to compile. I started doing this weekly post to give something back to the community, but what I really want to be doing is making and playing music, which obviously requires a lot of time, too. With my day job and a house full of teenagers to look after, something has got to give if I want to meet all my goals. If you really want to know, the reason I keep these weekly posts going is that every single time I go out, someone approaches me . and tells me how DC House Grooves helped them find quality music in DC’s underground community. As long as this blog is helping people find their way to the good shit, I’ll keep things going. I just need to find ways to reduce how long it takes to compile each week, and if that means cutting back on the number of events I include each week, then so be it. There’s just so much going on these days that it takes way too long each week to include everything, so moving forward, I’m just not going to even try being comprehensive. I’m just going to list the events that I think are worth your time, and I’m just going to include the flyer images. You can figure the rest out by yourself. If you’re a promoter and you don’t see your event listed, don’t get mad! The best way to make sure I include your event next time is to make it easy for me and send me the flyer for your event before Wednesday, week of. Don’t make me do all the work. Ok, rant over. Here’s are my Top Pick for Pride weekend. Everything listed below is worth your time. See you on the dance floor!

Thursday June 6

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sleaze pride
deep tech residents

Friday June 7

highkey queers underground
Saeed Younan at Flash
pride otter happy hour

Saturday June 8

tnx pride
skate fever
Danny Tenaglia at Flash
ultra nate a night with wayne davis
The magician u street music hall
decibel collective and friends
deep tech backbar

Sunday June 9

Sunday Love Analog Soul
ESL Sunday Hold tight
Life’s a Ball at U Street Music Hall
Deep Tech on the Potomac- Maiden Voyage

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC March 28 to March 31

Spring is finally here, looks like the weather’s gonna be warming up this weekend, and things are really starting to heat up out there on the dance floor here in Washington DC. This week sees the welcome return of Daytime Discothèque, which celebrates its third anniversary on Sunday with a fantastic line up including Tilman (fine records ), Trev-Ski ( Live Set ), Juan Zapata, Samantha Francesca, Hot Coffee & Tom Fee. I’m all about that live set from a man like Trev-ski. Can’t wait! It’s a BYOB joint, and they’ll be firing up the grill, so it’s bring your own meats and veggies, too. A proper family fair all round. Needle drops around 1pm, so if you’re up for some quality Sunday afternoon vibes, grab your ticket now. No door sales, so don’t sleep! Hopefully lots more to come from the Daytime Discothèque crew over the summer; looking forward to the kick off this Sunday.

Advance tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1234951
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/276853496574997/

So what else is going on this weekend? We’ll be at it again with another DC House Grooves Show this Saturday on Underground Quality Radio. Whether you’re heading out on the town or staying in, we’ve got the right vibe for your Saturday night. Tune in from 10pm ET on the Underground Quality Live YouTube channel, or at www.undergroundquality.com. For a taste of what to expect, check out the recording of last week’s show below.

Tune In Audio: http://bit.ly/UQRadio
Tune in Video: http://bit.ly/UQ-Live
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2222789574703174/

So what else is happening this weekend in the District? Quite a bit, as it happens. See below for the full list of flyers for all the best underground house and techno events in and around DC, Thursday through Sunday, and click the section headings to see a list of the event pages over on Facebook. Thursday night in particular looks nuts, with Playlist at ESL, Black Coffee with Neko Berg at U Street Music Hall, Groove Machine live electronic showcase at Studio Ga Ga and Loco Dice at Flash. Friday, Article 003 at Backbar looks like a good time, then on Saturday check out head to Jimmy Valentine’s with a bouquet or two of flowers for Spring is for Flowers with Chadwick, Sid Waters and Sarah Myers, or maybe Ten Tigers Parlour for Buster, Juan Zapata & DJ Lantern.

Alternatively, The Elders will be making a long overdue return to DC to spin at Allegory, or you could head to El Techno to catch the DMV Deep crew. There’s also another incredible line up at Flash, and another edition of Werk Ethic with Ken Lazee and Nick Garcia at U Street Music Hall. All quality choices! Sunday is all about Daytime Discothèque, but if dreamy desert vibes are your jam, season 3 of Sunday Love keeps rolling at Flash with Sunday Love’s Road to Catharsis featuring Concret, Symphonic, Heather Femia and Kryptik. This week, they’ll also be opening up the club level for Love Bazaar, and indoor marketplace featuring all sorts of wonders you won’t want to miss. Feels like the start of something special! See flyer below for details.

Sunday night, as it tradition, all roads lead to Eighteenth Street Lounge for Sam Burns weekly residency and another edition of Sundays Rooftop with Detroit’s Daniel Andres and Benoit out on the patio. Always the best way to wrap up your weekend on the dance floor. Anyway, that’s everything for this week. Don’t forget to tune in to the DC House Grooves Show on Saturday night, and I’ll see you at the Daytime Disco on Sunday.

DC House Grooves Top Picks Thursday March 28

DC House Grooves Top Picks Friday March 29

DC House Grooves Top Picks Saturday March 30

The OMG Experience with Dem OMG Boys at Zeba Bar

DC House Grooves Top Picks Sunday March 31


DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC March 21 to March 24

Very little time this week, so I’ll need to make this quick. Before I get in to this week’s happenings, I want to give a quick mention to a worthy fundraiser that I hope you can contribute a few bucks towards. Andrew Prince aka DJ Amp, a major contributor to the electronic music community in Baltimore and DC, had around $20k’s worth of sound gear stolen from him last week from a venue in Baltimore. Andrew provided sound for our Beats Maneuver events at Public Bar last summer, and it was always a pleasure working with him. Andrew is gives so much to the community, supporting many different events and crews, and it really isn’t right that this happened to him. That equipment is his livelihood, and it really sucks that someone would do this. It is a testament to the local music community that a fundraiser set up to replace the equipment has raised nearly $10k in less than a week, but there is still a ways to go. if you can spare even a few bucks, please consider donating. Andrew is good people, and it’s not right that this should happen to him. A few bucks from everyone will help make things right.

Donate to the Fundraiser for Andrew Prince

Also, here is a list of the equipment that was stolen. If you hear of anyone trying to sell this gear, get in touch.

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OK, on to more positive things. Another great line up of events here in Washington DC this weekend, and as always, you find all the flyers below, Thursday through Sunday. The DC House Grooves crew will be at it again this weekend on Underground Quality Radio with another edition of the DC House Grooves Show. The show kicks off at 10pm ET on Saturday, tune in on the Underground Quality Live YouTube channel, or the Underground Quality website.

Tune In Audio: http://bit.ly/UQRadio
Tune in Video: http://bit.ly/UQ-Live

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Other than that, a quiet weekend for me and Katrina Mir. No gigs lined up for the foreseeable future, but we’re keen to get out there, so please get in touch if you’d to add some DC House Grooves to your party. You know it makes sense!

See below for the full list for this weekend. Plenty of great events to choose from, and I’m sure there’s something for everyone. See you out and about!

DC House Grooves Top Picks Thursday March 21

DC House Grooves Top Picks Friday March 22

Moonbeam Jones (Dubtribe Sound System) at Wild Days at Eaton Hotel

DC House Grooves Top Picks Saturday March 23

DC House Grooves Top Picks Sunday March 24