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!
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
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 😉 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!
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.
For a taste of what to expect at our celebration on Friday, check out Episode #053of 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 😉 Advance tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1301604 RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/682040952264755
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!
Flash Lineup August 9 to August 12
Eighteenth Street Lounge Lineup August 9 to August 12
Just a drive by post this week. See below for this weekend’s line ups at Flash and Eighteenth Street Lounge, along with event flyers for all the best underground house and techno events in Washington DC, Thursday through Sunday. Whatever you do this weekend, make sure you tune in to episode #53 of the DC House Grooves show on Saturday night from 10pm for another delicious helping of quality underground house music served up fresh from the wax by me, Andy Grant, Ramirez and Katrina Mir.
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!
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.
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