DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Techno Events in Washington DC September 19 to Monday September 22

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Before getting into this week’s DC House Grooves Top Picks, if you’re here for the Blisspop Disco Fest FREE ticket giveaway, click this link to enter! If you’ve no idea what I’m talking about, allow me to explain πŸ™‚ DC House Grooves, in partnership with Blisspop, has a pair of tickets to ALL FIVE EVENTS at Blisspop Disco Fest, worth over $100, to give away to one lucky winner. That’s right! One lucky winner who fills out and submits this form will get a pair of FREE tickets to all five events at Blisspop Disco Fest between Friday September 27 and Sunday September 29.

I Want to Win a Pair of FREE Tickets to Blisspop Disco Fest

If you’re not sure what Blisspop Disco Fest is all about, then just take a look at this lineup:

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That’s me, Andy Grant, warming up the floor for Sam Burns, The Blackbyrds, Jellybean Benitez, Cerrone, DJ Boring and Honey Soundsystem on the Saturday night, so mark it in you calendar and make a note to get to U Street Music Hall bright and early!

The winner will be selected at random at 7pm on Wednesday September 25, and we’ll announce the results right here in DC House Grooves Top Picks next week. Please make sure you enter your real full name and email address. You will need to show your ID on entry to receive your prize. One entry per person, please. Any duplicates will be removed before the draw.

For a delicious preview of Blisspop Disco Fest, I recommend heading to U Street Music Hall on Friday night for the Blisspop Disco Fest Preview Party, featuring disco all night from Will Eastman, Ken Lazee and Nick Garcia going B2B2B. A great way to whet your appetite for the positive disco explosion coming next weekend at Blisspop Disco Fest!

RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1242735599240792/

blisspop disco fest preview party

Never mind next weekend, there’s a ridiculous amount of quality happening in Washington DC this weekend! On Friday, heading in to Saturday is DC24, an epic 24 hour event showcasing a selection of DC’s finest local talent. See the flyer below for the full line up, every one of them local to DC. 24 hour passes are selling fast, so if you want to guarantee your spot on the dance floor, grab yours now. Not to be missed!

DC24 tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1301604
DC24 Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/682040952264755/

DC24

This weekend also brings the annual H Street Festival, and once again our friends at the Beatbox DC crew have curated a fantastic line up for their art car, which will be stationed at 600 H St NE. Said line up includes DJ Mad Science, Wess the DJ, Abco, DJ Kochi, Sam “The Man” Burns, Doug Smith of 95 North fame and the legendary DJ Hightower. A truly fantastic line up for what promised to be a amazing afternoon of music, and, best of all, it’s FREE.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2429759157261692/

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Flash has an incredible line up this weekend, including Alan Fitzpatrick on Thursday, Octo Octa and Eris Drew and Lauren Lo Sung on Friday, Sassmouth & Tinonton Duvante on Saturday and Eli & Fur on Sunday, and at ESL, I highly recommend Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez on Thursday, then Sam “The Man” Burns and Sundays Rooftop with Detroit’s finest Keith Worthy on Sunday.

ESL Sunday

Here’s the full list of DC House Grooves Top Picks for the weekend. I’ve included galleries for Flash and Eighteenth Street Lounge‘s line ups, plus flyers for all the best underground house and techno events in and around Washington DC, Thursday through Sunday. Have an amazing weekend, and I hope to see you at Blisspop Disco Fest next weekend!

Flash Weekend Line Up Thursday through Sunday

Eighteenth Street Lounge Line Up Thursday though Sunday

Thursday September 19th

Headroom september
contact alan fitzpatrick
playlist with jubilee and ramirez
ESL Thursday
harvest rituals

Friday September 20th

blisspop disco fest preview party
DC24
focus octa octa eris drew
sunset and chill
ESL Friday
we techno 2 you
bass down unda

Saturday September 21st

beatbox house call
DC24
sassmouth titonton duvante
saint marks dance marathon
ESL Saturday

Sunday September 22nd

sixth annual dance and music festival
ESL Sunday
sunday love eli and fur

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Techno Events in Washington DC September 12 to Monday September 15

Fun times at Darkroom in Baltimore last Saturday! Kudos to Feroun and crew for an amazing event. The room is coming along real nice since last we were there, and I had a super fun time grooving to DJ Qu. Great booking, great space, and I can’t wait until my next visit! If you know what’s good for you, make sure you keep an eye on what’s good at Darkroom. Coming up soon, Eddie C and Theo Parrish.

OK, on to what you’re no doubt really here for πŸ˜‰ DC House Grooves in partnership with Blisspop has a pair of tickets to ALL FIVE EVENTS at Blisspop Disco Fest, worth over $100, to give away to one lucky winner. That’s right! One lucky winner who fills out and submits this form will get a pair of FREE tickets to all five events at Blisspop Disco Fest between Friday September 27 and Sunday September 29.

I Want to Win a Pair of FREE Tickets to Blisspop Disco Fest

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/

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/

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

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

blisspop disco fest gay marvine

That’s a whole bunch of crazy disco bliss for FREE for one of you lucky people. For a chance to win, just click the link below and fill out the form.

I Want to Win a Pair of FREE Tickets to Blisspop Disco Fest

That’s it! The winner will be selected at random at 7pm on Wednesday September 25, and we’ll announce the results right here in DC House Grooves Top Picks for that weekend. Please make sure you enter your real full name and email address. You will need to show your ID on entry to receive your prize. One entry per person, please. Any duplicates will be removed before the draw.

Before I dive into this week’s listings, a quick reminder that next weekend is DC24, an epic 24 hour event showcasing a selection of DC’s finest local talent. 24 hour passes are selling fast, so if you want to guarantee your spot on the dance floor, grab yours now! Not to be missed!

DC24 tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1301604
DC24 Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/682040952264755/

DC24

One last thing before this week’s listings: an amazing B2B disco / boogie mix from Kenny M and Adrian Collazo! Sit back, relax and enjoy 76 minutes of disco / boogie bliss. If you like what you hear, catch Kenny M this Friday at Denizens Brewing Company in Silver Sprint for Moco Boogie.

So what’s good this weekend? A whole lot of goodness, as it happens. the DC House Grooves crew will be rocking the airwaves of Berlin’s Underground Quality Radio again this Saturday night. Join me, Andy Grant, Ramirez and Katrina Mir from 10pm ET on Saturday night for another super fine selection of the best underground house, disco, techno and everything in between.

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

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Out and about, there’s too many good things to mention, Thursday through Sunday. Highlights for me include Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge on Thursday, Nuestro Future Vinyl Release Party with Symmetrical at The Pinch and The Ghost, Gene on Earth and KRN at Flash on Friday, D’Julz, ItaloJohnson and the legendary Charles Webster at Flash on Saturday, then Eighteenth Street Lounge on Sunday with Sam Burns‘ weekly residency and Hold Tight with Bobby Analog and MartΓ­n Miguel on the patio. See below for the full weekend line ups for Flash and Eigtheenth Street Lounge, followed by flyers for all the best house, disco and techno events in and around Washington DC, Thursday through Sunday. If you haven’t done so already, make sure you enter the DC House Grooves Blisspop Disco Fest FREE ticket giveaway, and I’ll see you back here next week for next week’s DC House Grooves Top Picks. See you on the dance floor!

Flash Weekend Line Up Thursday through Sunday

Eighteenth Street Lounge Weekend Line Up Thursday through Sunday

Thursday September 12

playlist-with-jubilee-and-ramirez
ESL-Thursday-2
scuba at flash
Jlin with Panch at u street music hall
Jlin at U Street Music Hall
Associate Radio Hour
preview happy hour

Friday September 13

the ghost with gene on earth at flash
Nuestro future records vinyl release party
Nuestro Futuro Recods Vinyl Release Party at The Pinch
one of them andrew grant at wild days
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Thievery Corporation at the kennedy center
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dastan at el techo
MoCo Boogie

Saturday September 14

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d'Julz italojohnson charles webster at flash
Rave Room tama gucci
sundown sounds cruise
souled out with marc meistro
deep sugar rooftop jam 4
deep sugar sweet 16
hatari dj roach john collins

Sunday September 15

sunday love Kora Makossa sarah myers
hold tight bobby analog
ESL Sunday
sundown sounds cruise

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Techno Events in Washington DC Thursday August 15 to Sunday August 18

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!

Tune In Audio: http://bit.ly/UQRadio
Tune in Video: http://bit.ly/UQ-Live
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/413544585918980/

dc house grooves show with Aakmael

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

playlist
ESL Thursday August 15
Headroom Listening Sessions
Traumer with Jus Nowhere at Flash
Associate Radio Hour
preview happy hour
Deep Tech residents

Friday August 16

chaos in the CBS with Benoit at Flash
disco made me do it at jimmys
WTF?! with Kochi
adrian loving and friends
ESL Friday August 16
Leng with Swan Meat at Studio Gaga
bass down under at backbar

Saturday August 17

dc house grooves show with Aakmael
souled out with juan zapata
resident nights at flash
marko peli and john john
thats the way the cookie crumbles
ESL Saturday August 17
finess with martin miguel and eddie bauer
Resonate with Zero T

Sunday August 18

sunday love with rodriguez junior enamour farid thursday people
ESL Sunday
sundays rooftop jovonn

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Techno Events in Washington DC Thursday August 8 to Sunday August 11

OK, so remember a few weeks back I posted about the 5 year anniversary of DC House Grooves Top Picks? Well, we’re finally getting around to celebrating! Join me, Andy Grant, Ramirez, Katrina Mir and Kochi this Friday at El Techo for the DC House Grooves 5 Year Anniversary celebration, the perfect way to get your Friday night off to a great start. If you’re familiar with El Techo, then you know the drill. Quality eats with serious beats are the order of the day, all washed down with some amazing summer cocktails. Even better, they now accept Rooam for your tab, so you can get crazy and worry about the bill later πŸ˜‰ As always, the DC House Grooves crew will serving up the finest underground house music fresh from the wax, so you can get warmed up for a night on the dance floor. I hope you can join us!

RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/389316871941658/

DC House Grooves 5 year anniversay

After we wrap at El Techo, we’ll be heading over the street to celebrate Kaufmann‘s birthday with Taiga and Mike Harvey, part of a stellar Friday night line up at Flash, which includes George Fitzgerald and Jandro on the club level and DJ Soul and Tony G in the bar.

george fitzgerald at flash

For a taste of what to expect at our celebration on Friday, check out Episode #053 of the DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio with me, Ramirez and Katrina Mir. Mark your calendars and make sure you tune in to Episode #054 on Saturday August 17 at 10pm ET, when our special guest will be DJ Aakmael. Can’t wait to host Aakmael in the DC House Grooves studio. It’s going to be one serious session!

Before I get into this week’s listings, a quick mention of a forthcoming event from Grand Ancestor, Roam, Sequence, Sticky Fingers Collective, Sleaze, Team Zapata and TNX billed as DC24. On September 20th and 21st, the above mentioned crews are getting together for an epic 24 hour event featuring a killer line up of local talent, a warehouse party overnight with a day party on the Saturday, kicking off at 10pm, and keeping the grooves going until 10pm the next day. Great to see all the crews getting together for such an epic event! Advanced tickets are available now, and you can see the full line up below. Hopefully it will be an huge success and DC House Grooves will be invited to join in the fun for the next DC24 πŸ˜‰
Advance tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1301604
RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/682040952264755

DC24

Ok, here are my Top Picks of the best underground house and techno events in Washington DC this weekend, Thursday through Sunday. I’ve included galleries showing Flash and Eighteenth Street Lounge‘s line ups for the weekend, then event listings Thursday through Sunday. Plenty of great events to choose from this weekend, so I don’t think you’ll have a hard time getting your groove on. Whatever you do, I recommend wrapping up your weekend at Eighteenth Street Lounge for Sam Burns weekly residency and Sundays Rooftop with Detroit house legend Alton Miller. Hope you see you at El Techo on Friday!

sundays rooftop alton miller

Flash Lineup August 9 to August 12

Eighteenth Street Lounge Lineup August 9 to August 12

Thursday August 8

playlist jubilee ramirez
ESL Thursday
fam night reuinion at trade
vanguardia thursdays
carlo lio with Mina at flash
Monolink at U Street Music Hall

Friday August 9

DC House Grooves 5 year anniversay
george fitzgerald at flash
otter happy hour
wade hammes at eaton
ESL Friday
TNX Pre camp Ki
House of boom with john barera

Saturday August 10

andrey pushkarev at flash
meso creso with meegs
sunset and chill at el techo
Saeed Younan the lab
District drop inn at the garden
Sundown at flash
ESL Saturday

Sunday August 11

sunday love with Sunday Love- Gorje Hewek & Izhevski - Madota
house on the waterfront weekender
sundays rooftop alton miller
ESL Sunday