DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Techno Events in Washington DC November 14 to November 17

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Apologies to anyone who checked DC House Grooves last week for your weekend listings. Had too much on my plate last week, so took a week off. Back again this week, feeling refreshed after an amazing time dancing to Theo Parrish at Darkroom in Baltimore last Saturday. It was amazing to see all the heads out in force to hear a true master throwing down, open to close. It really was as good as it gets! Kudos to Feroun and the rest of the Darkroom crew for curating another amazing event.

Before I get into this week’s listings, a quick heads up: next Saturday, November 23, Flash is hosting another edition of Resident Nights, where locals take over all three floors of the club. On the club level, our very own Katrina Mir will be throwing down an all vinyl set alongside Peter Kaufmann and Kaylasoul, while in the Green Room, Sam Burns brings the heat with support from Just Chad and Kochi and Jandro hold things down in the bar. Looking forward to another amazing night at Flash, and I hope to see you all there. Support your locals!

TIckets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/resident-nights-tickets-81622628479
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/441355313247821/

resident nights at flash

Back to this weekend, and you can catch me, Andy Grant, and Katrina Mir throwing down some laid back jams to socialize to at everyone’s favorite speakeasy Allegory at Eaton this Friday, open to close. Excited to explore the deeper reaches of our USBs! Wherever you’re heading on Friday night, stop by for a drink with us at Allegory. No cover!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2465340857040176/

Andy Grant and Katrina at Allegory

Then on Saturday night, we’re at it again with Episode #060 of the DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio with special guest Baronhawk Poitier (TNX), Andy Grant, Katrina Mir and Ramirez. We’ve been wanting to get Baronhawk on the show for some time, and I can’t wait to hear what he’s got lined up. Tune in from 10pm ET this Saturday!

Tune In Audio: http://bit.ly/UQRadio
Tune in Video: http://bit.ly/UQ-Live
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/778940769224207/

For a taste of what to expect on Saturday, check out the recording of our last show, featuring a headline set from yours truly.

Other major highlights this weekend include Sequence with VTSS, Rachel Noon, Gabberbitch69, Furtive, Rush Plus, Tsurigi and Juana this Friday at a very special location. For proper techno in the district this weekend, look no further than Sequence!

Tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1334243
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/426168458041893/

sequence vtss

On Saturday, Flash looks a bit special, with Fabric London resident Craig Richards headlining the main room with support from Taimur & Navbox, with drum and bass in the bar from Rubble & Ranks and Ken Lazee.

Tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1289560
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2331898960400143/

Craig Richards and Taimur at Flash

Then on Sunday, all roads lead to Eighteenth Street Lounge for Sam Burns‘ weekly residency and Sundays Rooftop with Detroit’s Daniel Andres and Benoit. Daniel always delivers the goods, so don’t sleep on this one! No cover, so definitely the best value option for Sunday grooving!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/342613153249561/

sundays rooftop daniel andres

See below for full listings of all the good stuff this weekend, Thursday through Sunday, plus weekend line ups for Flash and Eighteenth Street Lounge. Wherever you end up, have an amazing time, and I hope to see you out there on the dance floor.

Flash Weekend Line up Friday / Saturday

Eighteenth Street Lounge Line Up Thursday through Saturday

Thursday November 14

playlist jubilee ramirez
ESL Thursday
Defected at U Street Music Hall
Preview happy hour

Friday November 15

Andy Grant and Katrina at Allegory
sequence vtss
Jay Trip Wire at Flash
karina with sarah myers and samantha francesca at wild days
phunked up with diyanna and strikestone
ESL Friday
district drop inn
bassline business bukez finezt
resonate and badass at u street music hall

Saturday November 16

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Craig Richards and Taimur at Flash
ESL Saturday
get closer at el techo
planetary bass at jimmy valentines
hidden patterns at zeba bar

Sunday November 17

sundays rooftop daniel andres
ESL Sunday
your friendly market record show

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Techno Events in Washington DC October 10 to October 13

The Get Down Halloween Adventure is fast approaching! With only a couple more week’s to go, now’s the perfect time to grab your advance tickets, and at only $30 for a whole weekend of quality music, including camping, it won’t break the bank! Taking place just an hour’s drive from Washington DC, deep in the woods near Fredericksburg, VA, October 25 to 27, The Get Down features an amazing local line up from a whole bunch of different crews across two stages, a haunted house, costume contest, meditation and a whole lot more. Andy Grant, Katrina Mir, Ramirez and Kochi are all on the line up, as well as friends of the family Damon Bradley, Heather Femia, Symmetrical and many more. Best of all, The Get Down is a no-bullshit, non-commercial festival, a proper gathering of heads for the love of the music, with a bit of Halloween fun in the mix. It doesn’t get more underground than this! So if you’re up for a fun weekend that’s a little bit different with no bullshit and no pretensions, join us out in the woods October 25 to 27 for The Get Down – A Halloween Adventure.

Advance tickets for The Get Down – A Halloween Adventure

Closer to home, this weekend, we’ll be heading up to El Techo on Saturday night for Fractal Love 5 Women Rule the Night, featuring a set from Katrina Mir as part of an amazing lineup. Just check the flyer below!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/613138732424058/

fractal love 5

Looking head to Wednesday next week, you can catch me, Andy grant, going back to back with Katrina Mir alongside Ozker and Baronhawk Poitier at the Moon Boots After Party at U Street Music Hall. Admission is FREE for ticket holds to Moon Boots with Ozker, or only $10 for just the afters. Looking forward to another amazing night at U Street Music Hall!

Advance tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/moon-boots-after-party-tickets-75919765061
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2338294526483077/

Before this week’s listings, a bit of music for you. Here’s the video stream and audio for last Saturday’s DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality, which featured a headline set from Katrina Mir, with support from me and Ramirez. We’ll be back with another show on Saturday October 19, featurng a headline set from the mighty Ramirez.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2147367435560532/

Too many great events to mention out and about in DC this weekend, but before I get into the listings, if there’s one event you need on your dance floor calendar this weekend, it’s Eddie C at Darkroom in Baltimore this Saturday. Eddie C always delivers the goods and then some, so if you only go to one thing this weekend, make it Eddie C at Darkroom!

Advance tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1306985
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/896002577435023/

eddie c at darkroom

Here’s this weekend’s listings, Thursday through Sunday. First up, we’ve got the weekend line ups at Flash and Eighteenth Street Lounge, followed by flyers for all the best underground house and techno events in Washington DC this weekend, Thursday through Sunday. Choose wisely, have fun, and I’ll see you back here next week for info on all the best dance floor action. We’ll be celebrating Katrina Mir‘s birthday with a very special DC House Grooves event in the Green Room at Flash on Friday October 18, so mark that one in your calendar!

Flash Weekend Line Up Thursday through Sunday

Eighteenth Street Lounge Weekend Line Up Thursday through Sunday

Thursday October 10

ESL Thursday
contact with audiojack and charles martin
preview happy hour
Associate Radio Hour

Friday October 11

carl craig at flash
the rabbit hole with juana and steve kirn
WTF?! with Kochi
joe nice n-type bassline business
ESL Friday

Saturday October 12

fractal love 5
eddie c at darkroom
kevin saunderson and woody
minisies with baronhark and chhe
raha and reza at zeba bar
deep sugar wayne davis birthday bash
ESL Saturday

Sunday October 13

ESL Sunday
district drop in at el techo

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Techno Events in Washington DC October 3 to October 6

Just about recovered from Blisspop Disco Fest last week! It was amazing to warm up the floor for Sam Burns, Cerrone, Jellybean Benitez, DJ Boring and Honey Sound System. Major thanks to everyone at U Street Music Hall for inviting me to play. It was a really well run event, and it was great to see so many people of all ages getting down to some proper disco grooves. I, for one, really enjoyed digging deep in my collection for disco vibes and leaving the house music at home for once!

This weekend, we’re back with episode #057 of the DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio with me, Andy Grant, Ramirez and Katrina Mir. This time around, we’re switching up the format a bit. Rather than the usual B2B2B, one of us will headline the show, with the support from the other two. For episode #057, Katrina Mir is getting the spotlight, headlining the show after a warmup from me and Ramirez. We’re excited to explore this new format, and looking forward to hearing what each of us brings to the table when given the chance to really throw down! Tune in from 10pm ET this Saturday using the links below.

Tune In Audio: http://bit.ly/UQRadio
Tune in Video: http://bit.ly/UQ-Live
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/388518238763348/

dc house grooves show katrina mir

Before this week’s listings, another quick reminder about The Get Down Halloween Adventure, taking place deep in the woods October 25 to 27. Featuring an amazing local line up from a whole bunch of different crews on two stages, a haunted house, costume contest and overnight camping, tickets are only $30. That’s right, only $30 for a full weekend of music, including camping. Best of all, Andy Grant, Katrina Mir, Ramirez and Kochi are all on the line up, as well as friends of the family Damon Bradley, Heather Femia, Symmetrical and many more. So if you’re up for a fun weekend that’s a little bit different with no bullshit and no pretensions, join us out in the woods October 25 to 27 for The Get Down – A Halloween Adventure.

Advance tickets for The Get Down – A Halloween Adventure

See below for this week’s DC House Grooves Top Picks of the best underground house and electronic music events in Washington DC, Thursday through Sunday. I’ve included the full weekend line ups at Flash and Eighteenth Street Lounge, followed by flyers for all the good stuff on my radar, Thursday through Sunday. Lots of great events happening this weekend; plenty to keep you grooving through the weekend! Have fun, and remember to check back next week for info on all the best underground house, techno, disco and drum and bass events in Washington DC, Thursday through Sunday.

Flash Weekend Line Up Thursday through Sunday

Eighteenth Street Lounge Weekend Line Up Thursday through Sunday

Thursday October 3

playlist
ESL Thursday Playlist
contact with shed
cadence ltj bukem

Friday October 4

digby deadbeat live at flash
deeptech at wild days
Lost in Music
Minimal Format
harder dc with tommy cornelis dj teeth
otter happy hour at trade

Saturday October 5

dc house grooves show katrina mir
afriqua with janeret at flash
hothouse
roamance eaton radio
redeyes resonate
deep decibel at zeba bar
ESL Saturday
sundown mina
michael bibi u street music hall

Sunday October 6

sunday love finale dj three oona dahl
better listen records three year anniversary
ESL Sunday
deep tech at u street music hall

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Techno Events in Washington DC September 26 to Monday September 29

Get ready for an incredible weekend in the District! Blisspop Disco Fest 2019 is here, three nights of disco bliss at U Street Music Hall and 9:30 Club, and it ain’t gonna be easy to decide where to be at any given time! I know where I’ll be on Saturday, though; warming up the room at U Street Music Hall for a parade of legends including Sam “The Man” Burns, The Blackbyrds Jellybean Benitez and Cerrone. I can’t wait! Before going into any more detail about this weekend’s events, congratulations are in order for Connor Wright, the lucky winner of the DC House Grooves Blisspop Disco Fest Ticket Give Away winner. Thanks for playing, Connor. Check your email for details on how to claim your prize of a pair of tickets worth over $100 to all five events at Blisspop Disco Fest! Huge thanks to everyone who took part in the draw. If you didn’t win, check DC House Grooves in future for more free give aways. Advance tickets are still available for all the events, and you’ll find all the ticket links below. I play at 8pm on Saturday at U Street Music Hall, and I’m really looking forward to setting the mood right. I hope you can make it!

Blisspop Disco Fest ft. Crazy P (DJ set) at U Street Music Hall

Tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1878762
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/453402802169582/

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Blisspop Disco Fest ft. The Black Madonna at 9:30 Club
Tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1878762
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Blisspop Disco Fest ft. Cerrone at U Street Music Hall
Tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1879303
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/371682583544591/

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Blisspop Disco Fest ft. Chromeo at 9:30 Club
Tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1879218
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1313550098816855/

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Blisspop Disco Fest Closing Party ft. Gay Marvine
Tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1886473
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/714734288940486/Image

blisspop disco fest gay marvine

Before I get into the everything else going on this weekend (and there’s a whole lot more beyond the disco fest!), a quick heads up about a fun grass roots festival that DC House Grooves is taking part in October 25 to 27, The Get Down Halloween Adventure. Featuring an amazing local line up from a whole bunch of different crews on two stages, a haunted house, costume contest and overnight camping, tickets are only $30. That’s right, only $30 for a full weekend of music, including camping. Even better, if you buy your tickets before October 2, you can get early bird tickets for only $20! Best of all, Andy Grant, Katrina Mir, Ramirez and Kochi are all on the line up, as well as friends of the family Damon Bradley, Heather Femia, Symmetrical and many more. So if you’re up for a fun weekend that’s a little bit different with no bullshit and no pretensions, join us out in the woods October 25 to 27 for The Get Down – A Halloween Adventure.

Advance tickets for The Get Down – A Halloween Adventure

Back to this weekend, and there are some super cool happenings beyond the disco fest that you need to know about. On Saturday afternoon at the Hirshhorn Museum, there’s a screening of the film God Said Give ‘Em Drum Machines: The Story of Detroit Techno, with an introductory talk with the film’s director, producer and Detroit legend Delano Smith, a big DC House Grooves favorite! Free advance tickets are sold out, but there may be some tickets on the door if people don’t show up.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/548064509067190/

god said give em machines the story of detroit techno

Then on Saturday night, the after party for the movie screening is the DC edition of Soul Clap‘s House of E Funk party at Flash. Always a highlight of Movement Weekend, it’s great to see House of E Funk in DC, and equally great to see some local representation on the characteristically epic line up, with Sol Power All Stars, Trev-ski, Philco and Samantha Francesca all putting in an appearance. I’m super psyched to see two of my favorite Detroiters Norm Talley and Scott Grooves on the line up. Hoping to catch their sets after Jellybean and Cerrone at U Street Music Hall! Second release tickets are still available for only $25. Grab yours now, as they’ll be a lot more on the door.

Advance tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1297473
RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2295520180760842/

soul claps house of efunk DC

You’d think that would be enough for the weekend, but there’s plenty more to choose on Washington DC’s dance floors, Thursday through Sunday. See below for Flash and Eighteenth Street Lounge‘s weekend line ups, plus full listings of all the best underground house and techno events in Washington DC, Thursday through Sunday. Hope to see you at U Street Music Hall on Saturday, and make sure you check back next week for all the best info on what’s good on the dance floor in Washington DC.

Flash Weekend Line Up Thursday through Sunday

Eighteenth Street Lounge Line Up Thursday though Sunday

Thursday September 26

deep tech residents night
fam night get face
purple disco machine
Associate Radio Hour

Friday September 27

dusky at flash
Album release Discuji B2B Lovegrove
Discuji B2B LoveGrove at Wild Days at Eaton
otter happy hour
late night carry at dew drop inn

Saturday September 28

soul claps house of efunk DC
god said give em machines the story of detroit techno
The Dance Zeba Bar
leng sessions
ElDiscoTecho Charity Brunch

Sunday September 29

blisspop disco fest gay marvine
Sunday Lovel Atish Mark Slee
Heather Femia at El Techo
deep sugar rooftop jam 5
good buddies with philco and samantha francesca
ESL Sunday