DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Techno Events in Washington DC July 25 to July 28

Kicking off this week’s post with news of an amazing event coming up in September from Blisspop and U Street Music Hall, Blisspop Disco Fest, which features an incredible line up from across the wide disco spectrum, including Chromeo, The Black Madonna, Cerrone, Jellybean Benitez, RAC, DaM-Funk, Crazy P, Robotaki, Le Youth, DJ Boring, Session Victim, Honey Sound System, The Blackbyrds, Josey Rebelle, Eli Escobar, Deep Sugar (Wayne Davis & Lisa Moody), Sam The Man Burns and a whole host of locals, including yours truly, Andy Grant. I’m honored to be setting the mood for the event at U Street Music Hall with Cerrone, Jellybean Benitez, The Blackbyrds, DJ Boring, Honey Sound System and Eli Escobar. See below for the main Blisspop Disco Fest flyer, plus flyers for the Friday and Saturday events. More details over at Blisspop. Advance tickets go on sale Thursday July 25 at 10am ET. Don’t sleep if you want those early birds!

Blisspop Disco Festival

Rewinding back to this weekend, and I’m excited to be back at everyone’s favorite dive bar Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club for Limited Edition 005: The Truth. Looking forward to throwing down the underground wax with DJ Stereophonik open to close. No cover, so if you’re down for some great tunes delivered over a Martin Audio sound system, reasonably priced drinks and amazing company, join us at Jimmys and let’s get emotional. 

Limited Edition 005 The Truth with dj stereophonik and andy grant

Below you’ll find galleries for events at Flash and Eighteenth Street Lounge over the weekend, then flyers images for all the best underground house and techno events in Washington DC, Thursday through Sunday. I’ll leave it up to you to make your own decisions on what’s worth your time. So many quality events, it’s hard to choose! Whatever you end up doing, though, if you’re up for a dance on Sunday, head to Eighteenth Street Lounge for Sam Burns‘ weekly residency and the closing event of 10 Years of Deep Secrets with Joaquin “Joe” Claussell. Unlike the usual Sunday events on the patio, advance tickets are required for this one, so if you plan on going, make sure you grab yours at https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1278992.

One last thing before this week’s Top Picks, the recording of DC House Grooves Show Episode #052 with me, Andy Grant, Ramirez and Katrina Mir. Check it out, and if you like what you hear, tune into our next show live on Saturday August 3 at 10pm ET. Also, we did a full track list for this one, which you can find over on SoundCloud. Some Underground Quality promo action on this one. Not to be missed!

Ok here are the event listings for this week. Hope to see you at Jimmy’s on Friday! Have an amazing weekend, and check back next week with info on all the best underground house and techno events in and around Washington DC, Thursday through Sunday.

Flash Line Up July 25 to July 28

Eighteenth Street Lounge Line Up July 25 to July 28

Thursday July 25

playlist with Jubilee and Ramirez
ESL Thursday Playlist with Jubilee and Ramirez
Vanguardia thursdays
deep tech residents
preview happy hour omar faison

Friday July 26

Limited Edition 005 The Truth with dj stereophonik and andy grant
WTF?! with Kochi
derrick may mazi r taiga throe at flash
disco bolo with nick garcia and fady d
rosenburg and dino at el techo
Better on Foot DC
moco boogie with kenny m

Saturday July 27

distrikt at flash
sasha john digweed echostage
charles martin steve kirn
district inferno presents treasure fingers
sundown julius jetson
trinity house music dance event
omg experience at zeba bar
Planet of drums tour at u street music hall

Sunday July 28

sunday love with gerd janson and simon
10 years of deep secrets with joaquin joe claussell
ESL Sunday

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

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.

zip thomas melchior jenifer mayanja katrina mir at flash

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 July 11 to July 14

Just a quick post this week due to an unplanned trip to London. No time to compile a full list of events, so just a few quick recommendations. Before all that, did you catch Katrina Mir‘s recent podcast for Daisychain? Check it out below: a solid hour of techno served up fresh from the vinyl.

Thursday night, head to Playlist with Jubilee and Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge for quality house music from two of our finest locals. Then on Friday, head straight back to Eighteenth Street Lounge for the first of three events celebrating 10 Years of Deep Secrets with Detroit legend Rick Wilhite delivering a proper dance floor spanking in the Gold Room. Rick Wilhite performed our favorite set of the weekend at the People of Earth / Deep Crates event at Motor City Wine on our recent trip to Detroit, so miss this one at your peril. Serious disco house techno funk, and whatever the fuck else Rick wants to play, for serious heads. Leave any prejudices at the door and be ready to dance! And if that’s not enough, 4 Hours of Funk with Graham and Fleg take over the patio. Serious business at ESL this Friday night.

10 years of deep secrets Rick Wilhite

For late night warehouse kink-techno action on Friday, Sprüdel is back with a line up featuring Young Male, Motive-A and Tommy Cornelis. Advance tickets required.

Sprudel Young Male Motive-a

Saturday night, Navbox and Friends at Flash with Navbox, Jay Prouty and special guests promises to be another great night across three floors, then on Sunday head to Sunday Love at Flash early, then head over the Eighteenth Street Lounge later for Sam Burns, Keenan Orr and Good Buddies with Seth Magoon and Philco. Wherever you end up, if you’re there on the recommendation of DC House Grooves, make sure you let people know! Word of mouth goes a long way 🙂

I’ve included a couple of galleries below with the weekend line ups for Flash and Eighteenth Street Lounge. Plenty of solid underground house and techno between the two to keep you dancing all weekend. I’m sure next week’s post will be another quick one, but some seriously good stuff to look forward to, with Jenifa Mayanja and Katrina Mir in the Green Room at Flash on Friday, and Patrice Scott with me, Andy Grant B2B Ramirez and Benoit on support. It’s gonna be a big weekend!

Flash Thursday through Sunday

Eighteenth Street Lounge Thursday through Sunday

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Techno Events in Washington DC June 27 to June 30

Fun times at Late Night Mischief on Saturday! I haven’t dance that much since Rick Wilhite kicked my ass in Detroit a few weeks back. DJ Nav set the vibe just right with a quality early set, then Aakmael delivered the goods with a solid 4 hour set of proper house music, with our very own Katrina Mir taking things up a notch keeping us grooving until sunrise with a seriously banging set. Always a good time with at Late Night Mischief! Huge thanks to the Sticky Fingers Collective & Team Zapata for inviting Katrina Mir to play, and for being such amazing hosts. Can’t wait until the next one.

You can catch Katrina Mir alongside me, Andy Grant and Ramirez on Episode #51 of the DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio this Friday June 28 at 10pm ET. Tune in for another quality show featuring quality underground house music served up fresh from the wax. We’ll be putting the brand new Technics 1200 Mk7 turntables through their paces for the first time on Saturdays show. Can’t wait to take them for a spin!

Tune In Audio: http://bit.ly/UQRadio
Tune in Video: http://bit.ly/UQ-Live
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1397695390413518/

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Another quality line up of events this weekend in and around the District. Playlist with Jubilee and Ramirez is the best way to kick off your weekend with quality house music on the patio at Eighteenth Street Lounge on Thursday, then on Friday, after listening to the DC House Grooves Show to get you in the mood, I recommend Sequence.820_Headless Horseman, where the Sequence crew will be rocking a new two room spot with an amazing line up including Headless Horseman live, Jacq Jill, Juana and Damon Bradley in the main room, and Theta Flux live, Ben Jenkins and Associate in the Isolated Paradise ambient room. Advance tickets are recommended, but tickets are available on the door with RSVP.

Advance tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1270621
RSVP: http://bit.ly/SQ820RSVP
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/874372652911878/

sequence headless horseman live jacq jill juana damon bradley


Plenty of great choices for Saturday night. If you’re in the U Street area, I recommend checking out Symmetrical‘s Fractal Love 3 party at El Techo, which runs from 12pm to 1.30am with an amazing line up of locals to keep you grooving all afternoon and into the night. Looks like a lot of fun!

RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/344223919629043/

fractal love 3 at el techo

Sunday brings another edition of Sunday Love at Flash with Acid Pauli and a long list of locals, then on Sunday night all roads lead to Eighteenth Street Lounge for Sam Burns‘ weekly residency, Smudge and Good Buddies with Feroun and Philco.

ESL Sunday with Sam Burns and Good Buddies with Feroun and Philco

See below for my full list of DC House Grooves Top Picks, Thursday through Sunday. Make sure you tune into the DC House Grooves Show Episode #051 on Saturday at 10pm, and check back here next week for a very special July 4 holiday edition of DC House Grooves Top Picks, celebrating 5 years of weekly posts featuring all the best underground house music and techno events in and around Washington DC.

Thursday June 27

playlist with jubilee and ramirez at esl
playlist with jubilee and ramirez
the deep state at studio ga ga
Contact with Pleasurekraft at Flash
Deep Tech Residents at Zeba Bar
preview happy hour with christauff and john mfd

Friday June 28

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sequence headless horseman live jacq jill juana damon bradley
district inferno with samantha francesca marko peli john john
Visions with Tini, Alexandra and KaylaSoul
mazi and friends at el techo
dj bisket discuji at wild days
blush with keenan orr
Blush with Keenan Orr at Green Lantern
moco boogie with kenny m
WTF?! with Kochi
otter happy hour with tommy cornelis
ESL Fridays with DJ Lovegrove
we 2 techno u at studio ga ga

Saturday June 29

fractal love 3 at el techo
John Acquaviva with Simon at Flash
melvo baptiste and will eastman at backbar
nuff respect at the grand duchess
underground experience festival

Sunday June 30

good buddies with feroun and philco at esl
ESL Sunday with Sam Burns and Good Buddies with Feroun and Philco
Sunday Love with Acid Pauli
hearts collective at el techo
dc record fair at eaton dc