DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC May 18 to May 21

So looks like we’re heading into the summer busy season! Compiling this week’s post took way longer than usual; just so many great events happening in the District, week in, week out. Lots to cover this week, so let’s dive in. First up, I’m excited to bring you the best DC House Grooves free ticket giveaway to date, worth around $400! DC House Grooves has partnered with ROAM and Movement to give away two tickets to ROAM XI with Matrixxman, DJ Lisa Frank, Chris Nitti, Sami, Rush Plus & Outputmessage this Saturday, PLUS two general admission passes for Movement Electronic Music Festival 2017 in Detroit from May 27 to May 29 to one lucky winner. You heard that right! This week’s give away is for two tickets to ROAM XI AND two passes for Movement 2017, all going to one lucky winner.  For a chance to win, please complete and submit this form. The winner will be selected at random at 12pm on Saturday May 20, and the winner will be contacted at the email address provided. I can’t emphasize this enough: please make sure you enter your real full name and a valid email address! You will need to show your ID to receive your prize.

I want to win free tickets to ROAM XI AND Movement 2017!

If you don’t feel like rolling the dice, you can still buy first release tickets for ROAM XI for just $15 from Resident Advisor. ROAM parties keep getting better and better, and you won’t want to miss this one. You might as well buy your tickets AND enter the free ticket giveaway. Those 2 Movement passes alone are worth $350!

ROAM XI Advanced Tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?955958
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/709891339183221/

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The other amazing news in the District this weekend is the tenth annual FORWARD Electronic Music FestivalFORWARD Everlasting, featuring a wide range of events at venues across town featuring a diverse range of artists from across the electronic music spectrum such as Shawn O’SullivanDorsi PlanterRude BoyzMr MitchFrits Wentink supported by the finest talent DC has to offer. FORWARD Festival events are always family affairs where the vibe is always thick and the music is on point.

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You’ll find the full list of FORWARD Everlasting events Thursday through Sunday below. Just look out for the awesome FORWARD Everlasting flyers by Graham Jackson. Every event is a winner, but my pick of the bunch is the closing party, where FORWARD are partnering with Sticky Fingers Collective for a very special edition of Daytime Discothèque with Frits WentinkJus NowhereZamkov and HOT COFFEE at the usual Daytime Discothèque spot. Seriously excited for this one! Daytime DiscoFORWARD vibes = victory! Entry is by advanced ticket only, so make sure you pick up a ticket before Sunday. First release tickets are still available for $15. Also, this event is BYOB, so feel free to bring your own booze and meat to throw on the grill. Proper Sunday afternoon family vibes!

Advanced tickets to  FORWARD Closing Party Daytime Discothéque with Frits Wentink

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/364169987317713/

 Daytime Discothèque featuring Frits Wentink, Jus Nowhere, Zamkov & HOT COFFEE at Secret Location

This week’s mix is the archive of the brand new DC House Grooves Radio Show  with Andy GrantRamirez and Katrina Mir on Jus-Ed‘s Underground Quality Radio. We soft launched the new show last Saturday night, and you can check out the recording here:

DC House Grooves Radio Show Episode #000 on Underground Quality Radio

You can also check out the archive video of the show here:

The DC House Grooves Radio Show on Underground Quality Radio returns on Saturday May 27 at 10pm ET, and we’ll be broadcasting live every two weeks at the same time on Saturday night. Mark it in your calendar and make the DC House Grooves Radio Show on Underground Quality Radio your Saturday pre-game routine!

That’s all I’ve got time for this week. I wish I could do justice to all the amazing events this weekend that deserve a solid write up, but I’ll have to make do with giving them DC House Grooves Top Pick in the listings below. Unfortunately, I’m not playing out anywhere this weekend, but I’ll be out and about. See you on the dance floor!

Thursday May 18

DC House Grooves Top PickForward and L.A.G present: A Night of Techno Exploration at Zeba Bar

Forward and L.A.G present: A Night of Techno Exploration at Zeba Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/296850777410720/

DC House Grooves Top PickHeadroom Listening Sessions at Flash

Headroom Listening Sessions at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1266841460095576/

DC House Grooves Top PickCadence presents LTJ Buken, Vanniety Kills, Tim Jackson, MadScience, Lisa Moody & Ian Bortolotti at Flash

Cadence presents LTJ Buken, Vanniety Kills, Tim Jackson, MadScience, Lisa Moody & Ian Bortolotti at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/306098663137743/

DC House Grooves Top PickFeel The Love Live at Flash

Feel The Love Live at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/460432554289838/

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Thursday with The Metaphysical & Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1256963631072263/

DC House Grooves Top PickRegrets Only Vol. 23 with Mazi and Taiga at Ten Tigers Parlour

Regrets Only Vol. 23 with Mazi and Taiga at Ten Tigers Parlour

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/425229957841033/

DC House Grooves Top PickLeft To Right featuring Juan Zapata with Philco at Velvet Lounge

Left To Right featuring Juan Zapata with Philco at Velvet Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1656256251054737/

DC House Grooves Top PickNightFlight with Jon Weller & Wade Hammes at Cafe Saint Ex

NightFlight with Jon Weller & Wade Hammes at Cafe Saint Ex

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/159696797872241/

Unlike Pluto with Seba Yuri and Abhi at U Street Music Hall

Unlike Pluto with Seba Yuri and Abhi at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1855663518039282/

Thursday Night Soirée with No Dev, Sid Waters, Hawa & Chetaiya at Provision DC

Thursday Night Soirée with No Dev, Sid Waters, Hawa & Chetaiya at Provision DC

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/312192252534765/

Parallel Alliance with RODD & Mark Pieman at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Parallel Alliance with RODD & Mark Pieman at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1811258365803475/

Ferry Corsten Blueprint Tour at Soundcheck

Ferry Corsten Blueprint Tour at Soundcheck

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1751044931891389/

Friday May 19

DC House Grooves Top PickLENG & Forward present Mr. Mitch, Malleus, College Hill, DJ Omnibud & MC Twisty, Kouhai with Visuals by [capsaicin] at The DC Eagle

LENG & Forward present Mr. Mitch, Malleus, College Hill, DJ Omnibud & MC Twisty, Kouhai with Visuals by [capsaicin] at The DC Eagle

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/775106129309716/

DC House Grooves Top PickFocus: Avalon Emerson & Ben Jenkins at Flash, with Better Listen Sessions featuring Dorsi Planter, Martín Miguel & Heights in the Green Room and Forecast with Jett Chandon in the Bar

Focus: Avalon Emerson & Ben Jenkins at Flash, with Better Listen Sessions featuring Dorsi Planter, Martín Miguel & Heights in the Green Room and Forecast with Jett Chandon in the Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/174629589710999/

DC House Grooves Top Pick4 Hours of Funk with DJ A-L, DJ Fleg & Graham Hatke at The Windup Space

4 Hours of Funk with DJ A-L, DJ Fleg & Graham Hatke at The Windup Space

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/752576161588180/

DC House Grooves Top PickWTF?! Radio Show with Kochi, Tim Jackson and Ian Bortolotti

WTF?! with Kochi

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1870762226521963/

DC House Grooves Top PickArt Department, Nathan Barato & DJ Lisa Frank at Soundcheck

Art Department, Nathan Barato & DJ Lisa Frank at Soundcheck

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/650179795176848/

ESL Friday with Case Bloom, DJ Raw & Anoosh, John Jazz & Adrian Collazo at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday with Case Bloom, DJ Raw & Anoosh, John Jazz & Adrian Collazo at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge/

In The Deep 003 with Blinkhorn & Standing on Stardust at Rock’n’Roll Hotel

In The Deep 003 with Blinkhorn & Standing on Stardust at Rock’n’Roll Hotel

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1985630155024002/

Com Truise & Clark at U Street Music Hall

Com Truise & Clark at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1877683402445497/

Thomas Gold with Sumner & Tony Smooth at U Street Music Hall

Thomas Gold with Sumner & Tony Smooth at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/209975259481347/

Animal House Rules with godBrother, The Barber Streisand & Raptorstein at Ten Tigers Parlour

Animal House Rules with godBrother, The Barber Streisand & Raptorstein at Ten Tigers Parlour

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/204625463386139/

 

Ozo at Backbar

Ozo at Backbar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/259957044471066/

Point Of House: CheakyWillie, Kasper Burnstein & Bside at The Point in Fells, Baltimore

Point Of House: CheakyWillie, Kasper Burnstein & Bside at The Point in Fells, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1833277626921898/

Saturday May 20

DC House Grooves Top PickForward and Better Listen Records Present: BLR 004 – Everlast with Dorsi Planer & Martín Miguel at Bump’n’Grind

Forward and Better Listen Records Present: BLR 004 - Everlast with Dorsi Planer & Martín Miguel at Bump’n’Grind

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/279259549200077/

DC House Grooves Top PickForward, LENG, & GA present Gqom with RudeBoyz, Native Sun, Panch, Yolo & Benbo at The DC Eagle

Forward, LENG, & GA present Gqom with RudeBoyz, Native Sun, Panch, Yolo & Benbo at The DC Eagle

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/449864558689024/

DC House Grooves Top PickROAM XI: Matrixxman, DJ Lisa Frank, Chris Nitti, Sami, Rush Plus & Outputmessage at DC Warehouse

ROAM XI: Matrixxman, DJ Lisa Frank, Chris Nitti, Sami, Rush Plus & Outputmessage at DC Warehouse

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/709891339183221/

DC House Grooves Top PickD’Julz with Philco at Flash, with Vibe featuring Kevin Yost & Kochi in the Green Room and Assembly with Chris Kennedy & M. Vaughan in the Flash Bar

D'Julz with Philco at Flash, with Vibe featuring Kevin Yost & Kochi in the Green Room and Assembly with Chris Kennedy & M. Vaughan in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/229417664129548/

DC House Grooves Top PickDeep Sugar DC: Ultra Naté & Lisa Moody at U Street Music Hall

Deep Sugar DC: Ultra Naté & Lisa Moody at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1052492101562087/

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Saturday Mr Bonkerz, Conscious Contact, Chris Brooks & Trev-ski at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday Mr Bonkerz, Conscious Contact, Chris Brooks & Trev-ski at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge/

DC House Grooves Top PickMoCo Boogie with Kenny M at Denizens Brewing Company, Silver Spring

MoCo Boogie with Kenny M at Denizens Brewing Company, Silver Spring

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/639033729621590/

Back in the Daze with DJ Rags, HOT COFEE & Zamkov at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Back in the Daze with DJ Rags, HOT COFEE & Zamkov at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/196187324233785/

GLAS Mix Project’s DMV Sessions with DJ Daryl Northrop, Micfreak, Dre, Adrian Fury & Rick Next Door at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

GLAS Mix Project's DMV Sessions with DJ Daryl Northrop, Micfreak, Dre, Adrian Fury & Rick Next Door at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1833113246961248/

Meso Creso presents: Spring Forward at Malcolm X Park

Meso Creso presents: Spring Forward at Malcolm X Park

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/982200001911301/

Blisspop Presents: #Trackwerk 001 with Blinkhorn, Once & Rawle Night Long at Ten Tigers Parlour

Blisspop Presents: #Trackwerk 001 with Blinkhorn, Once & Rawle Night Long at Ten Tigers Parlour

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/439385606415805/

Sün Down with Kids Want Techno at Flash

Sün Down with Kids Want Techno at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/286533345133455/

Neon Indian [DJ Set] with Will Eastman and James P at A.i.

Neon Indian [DJ Set] with Will Eastman and James P at A.i.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/287287081726524/

Sunday May 21

DC House Grooves Top PickDaytime Discothèque featuring Frits Wentink, Jus Nowhere, Zamkov & HOT COFFEE at Secret Location

 Daytime Discothèque featuring Frits Wentink, Jus Nowhere, Zamkov & HOT COFFEE at Secret Location

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/364169987317713/

DC House Grooves Top PickDiscothèque After-Hours with Camdaze, Team Zapata & Samantha Francesca at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Discothèque After-Hours with Camdaze, Team Zapata & Samantha Francesca at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/209182769598514/

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Smudge and Sunday’s Rooftop with Tony aka Anthony Collins & Benoit at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Discothèque After-Hours with Camdaze, Team Zapata & Samantha Francesca at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Smudge and Sunday's Rooftop with Tony aka Anthony Collins & Benoit at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/957588007715558/

DC House Grooves Top PickSunday Love: Matthew Dekay with Mazi, Taiga & Wade at Flash

Sunday Love: Matthew Dekay with Mazi, Taiga & Wade Hammes at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1116950398436244/

OverEasy Tea Dance with DJ Wolf Blister, DJ Pancakes & Alex DB at Dodge City

OverEasy Tea Dance with DJ Wolf Blister, DJ Pancakes & Alex DB at Dodge City

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/118324638731887/

Day Party with Pomo at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Day Party with Pomo at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1892349421048283/

Set It Off Sunday(Outdoor / Indoor Summer BBQ Party with DJ Mike Malapit at Safari Restaurant & Lounge, Petworth

Set It Off Sunday(Outdoor / Indoor Summer BBQ Party with DJ Mike Malapit at Safari Restaurant & Lounge, Petworth

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/143893442816295/

Plica Presents Oscar G. (Made In Miami) with Bella & J-Tek at Toro Toro DC

Plica Presents Oscar G. (Made In Miami) with Bella & J-Tek at Toro Toro DC

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/183795768796282/

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DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC May 11 to May 14

Fun times last weekend! Huge thanks to everyone who came out to Flash on Friday to hear me open for Navbox and Sonja Moonear, and to Flash for putting their trust in me to set the vibe for the night just right. I was expecting the usual slow pick up, but to my surprise the dance floor filled up quicker than I’ve ever seen before! I’d like to take the credit, but it was really down to people being out early to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Certainly one one of my favorite sets behind the decks at Flash, and when I was done, Navbox and Sonja Moonear really took things to the next level! On Saturday night, I headed over to Be What You Feel with Fred EverythingYouandewanReggie Dokes, with support from Hot Coffee and Team Zapata, Sadly Reggie Dokes couldn’t make it due to a family emergency, but DJ Aakmael stepped in as a worthy replacement. Vibes were thick all night, and the Prescription sound system was sounding super sweet. Another great event from the Prescription and Sticky Fingers crews! Next up for the Sticky Fingers Collective is Daytime Discotèque with Frits Wentink on May 21. $15 advanced tickets still available if you move fast!

The big news announced over the past week is the tenth anniversary of the FORWARD Festival. FORWARD Everlasting takes place between May 17 and May 21, and features a full range of diverse events celebrating electronic music and culture. You can find full information aboutFORWARD Everlasting over at the FORWARD DC Website and the FORWARD DC Facebook Page, but for easy reference I have included the full list of events below. I strongly encourage all DC House Grooves readers to make an effort to attend some (or all!) FORWARD Everlasting events. Here’s to another ten years celebrating electronic music and culture here in Washington DC!

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FORWARD Everlasting Wednesday May 17:

Forward Presents: Heidi Sabertooth, Motiv-A, Swan Meat, Juana at Bump’n’Grind

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/257613594702387/

FORWARD Everlasting Thursday May 18:

Forward and L.A.G present: A Night of Techno Exploration with Shawn O’Sullivan (Live), Arthur Kimskii, Cory James, Soramimi (Live) & Rush Plus at Zeba Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/296850777410720/

FORWARD Everlasting Friday May 19:

LENG & Forward present Mr. Mitch with Malleus, College Hill, Omnibud & Twisty & Kouhai at The DC Eagle

LENG & Forward present Mr. Mitch with Malleus, College Hill, Omnibud & Twisty & Kouhai at The DC Eagle

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/775106129309716/

FORWARD Everlasting Saturday May 20:

Forward and Better Listen Records Present: BLR 004 – Everlast at Bump’n’Grind

Forward and Better Listen Records Present: BLR 004 - Everlast at Bump'n'Grind

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/279259549200077/

Forward, LENG, & Grand Ancestor present Gqom with RudeBoyz, Native Sun, Panch, Yola & Benbo at The DC Eagle

Forward, LENG, & Grand Ancestor present Gqom with RudeBoyz, Native Sun, Panch, Yola & Benbo at The DC Eagle

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/449864558689024/

Another amazing event in DC next weekend is the next one from the ROAM crew, ROAM XI: Matrixxman, DJ Lisa Frank, Chris Nitti, Sami, Rush Plus & Outputmessage at a warehouse location in DC. An official Movement pre-party, this one’s sure to be a proper techno workout.  At the time of writing, first release advanced tickets are still available for $15 from RA .

ROAM XI Advanced tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?955958

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/709891339183221/

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Another incredible line up of parties in my Top Picks Thursday through Sunday this week. I’ll be slinging wax in Petworth  with Trev-ski and Katrina Mir at Petworth Funk if you’re looking for something low key on Friday, but if you’re up for some serious warehouse action, make sure you check out Flash‘s new warehouse experience Flash Off, featuring MagdaMike Servito and Onur Özer  with local support, from Flash‘s very own NavboxJubileeOliver CaineRush Plus and Juana. Throw in an immersive four point Funktion One sound system and visuals by Oktaform, and you’ve got all the ingredients for an amazing sensory experience! Advanced tickets are now $35, more on the door.

Advanced Tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?955900

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/692180584287240/

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Saturday night sees DC House Grooves favorite Eddie C make a triumphant return to Eighteenth Street Lounge, just two weeks after his recent appearance in Baltimore. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to witness a masterful DJ working some serious magic. i can guarantee the patio at ESL will be jumping on Saturday night!

ESL Saturday with Eddie C, Farid, Stylus Chris and James Dell at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Also worth checking out on Saturday is Fathom Experiment #3: Find the 11th Dimension with Ashwin Khosa, Mayssam, Raina Sokolov-Gonzalez, Dap the Contract  and Nebo, along with a solid list of artists exhibiting their work, including DC House Grooves favorite Symmetrical. Fathom Experiment #3 is at L2 Lounge in Georgetown, and advanced tickets are available for $35 from Eventbrite.

Fathom Experiment #3: Find the 11th Dimension with Dap the Contract, Ashwin Khosa, Mayssam, Raina Sokolov-Gonzalez and Nebo at L2 Lounge

On Sunday, my recommendation for a proper dance floor work out is Sunday Love at Flash, featuring Detroit favorite Omar S with local support from Benoit, Samantha Francesca & Tommy CornelisOmar S always brings the heat when he comes to DC, and with that line up supporting him, you can’t go wrong.

Here’s this week’s full listings from Thursday through Sunday, including all my Top Picks. Hope I run into some of you out and about this weekend!

Thursday May 11

DC House Grooves Top PickPreview Rooftop Happy Hour ft. Rosenberg & Lena Kovac at Flash

Preview Rooftop Happy Hour ft. Rosenberg & Lena Kovac at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1458132997541365/

DC House Grooves Top PickDyed Soundorom with Edo in the Green Room at Flash

Dyed Soundorom with Edo in the Green Room at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/248999732232032

DC House Grooves Top PickRegrets Only Vol. 22 with Juan Zapata and Taiga at Ten Tigers Parlour

Regrets Only Vol. 22 with Juan Zapata and Taiga at Ten Tigers Parlour

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/835262269971257

DC House Grooves Top PickPlaylist with Jubilee & Ramirez & Taiga at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez & Taiga at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/156557461546075/

Nightflight with Zamkov and Alec Ross at Cafe Saint Ex

Nightflight with Zamkov and Alec Ross at Cafe Saint Ex

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1423551217718397/

Transmission 4|4 with Philip Goyette at Velvet Lounge

Transmission 4|4 with Philip Goyette at Velvet Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/509472979443711

House Music Happy Hour at Mythology Restaurant & Lounge

House Music Happy Hour at Mythology Restaurant & Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/117410712164139

Schadenfreude Neubauten at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Schadenfreude Neubauten at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1641368272559095

Bassline Business with Compa, Korin Complex & Inyoka, Omnibud, Jay Zero, Nine Eyes & MC Twisty at Flash

Bassline Business with Compa, Korin Complex & Inyoka, Omnibud, Jay Zero, Nine Eyes & MC Twisty at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/343915162671398

Shock Therapy with Kenny M at Marx Cafe

Shock Therapy with Kenny M at Marx Cafe

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/220139591805168/

Kaskade Redux at Soundcheck

Kaskade Redux at Soundcheck

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1477850858956833/

Vibe Happy Hour with DJ Ray Funk and DJ Jerry Haley at Cookers Music Bistro, Baltimore

Vibe Happy Hour with DJ Ray Funk and DJ Jerry Haley at Cookers Music Bistro, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1279345298828767

Friday May 12

DC House Grooves Top PickFlash Off: Magdam, Mike Servito, Onur Özer, Navbox, Jubilee, Oliver Caine, Rush Plus & Juana at Warehouse Location

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/692180584287240/

DC House Grooves Top PickPetworth Funk with Andy Grant, Katrina Mir & Trev-ski at The Looking Glass Lounge

Petworth Funk with Andy Grant, Katrina Mir & Trev-ski at The Looking Glass Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/456531598012605/

DC House Grooves Top PickWTF?! Radio Show with Kochi and DJ Ramirez on Sugar Shack Recordings

WTF?! with Kochi

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1461704580566556

Classical Trax x Guestlist: Team Edition with L’Enfant, Benbo, Panch & The Borrowers at Backbar

Classical Trax x Guestlist: Team Edition with L’Enfant, Benbo, Panch & The Borrowers at Backbar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1299653723450382

DC House Grooves Top PickMeso Creso presents: A Prelude to Spring Forward with Anandroid, Beatrix, V:Shal Kanwar & Raha Wala at Ten Tigers Parlour

Meso Creso presents: A Prelude to Spring Forward with Anandroid, Beatrix, V:Shal Kanwar & Raha Wala at Ten Tigers Parlour

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/897661943707483

ESL Friday with Mr Bonkerz, DJ Raw & Anoosh & Double A at Eigtheenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday with Mr Bonkerz, DJ Raw & Anoosh & Double A at Eigtheenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge/

Recess with DJ Foxxy at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Recess with DJ Foxxy at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/419152505120960/

Billy Kenny Open to Close at Flash

Billy Kenny Open to Close at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/314821842254359

 

Louis Futon with Armani White at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1461704580566556 Louis Futon with Armani White at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1887558751524331/

Louisahhh at Soundcheck

Louisahhh at Soundcheck

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/312269389193763

Giorgio Moroder with Enamour at 9:30 Club

Giorgio Moroder with Enamour at 9:30 Club

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1931701260177538

 

Saturday May 13

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Saturday with Eddie C, Farid, Stylus Chris and James Dell at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday with Eddie C, Farid, Stylus Chris and James Dell at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge/

DC House Grooves Top PickFathom Experiment #3: Find the 11th Dimension with Dap the Contract, Ashwin Khosa, Mayssam, Raina Sokolov-Gonzalez and Nebo at L2 Lounge

Fathom Experiment #3: Find the 11th Dimension with Dap the Contract, Ashwin Khosa, Mayssam, Raina Sokolov-Gonzalez and Nebo at L2 Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/160572091135607

DC House Grooves Top PickResident Nights: Throe, Meegs & Marko Peli at Flash, with Philip Goyette in the Green Room and Edo in the Flash Bar

Resident Nights: Throe, Meegs & Marko Peli at Flash, with Philip Goyette in the Green Room and Edo in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/759549190887219/

DC House Grooves Top PickDeep Tech IX: HouseThumpers, Clear Note, EZ Grüv, Kym Belle, Mr Wright, Pershan & Mark at Old Engine 12

Deep Tech IX: HouseThumpers, Clear Note, EZ Grüv, Kym Belle, Mr Wright, Pershan & Mark at Old Engine 12

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/147203759143851

DC House Grooves Top PickLive House with Dubathonic at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Live House with Dubathonic at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1300217753380196/

DC House Grooves Top PickKowli presents Evan Baggs & Youandewan at Secret Location, Baltimore

Kowli presents Evan Baggs & Youandewan at Secret Location, Baltimore

More details: deepsidebaltimore@gmail.com

DC House Grooves Top PickDirtybird BBQ 2017: DC with Claude Von Stroke, Justin Martin, Kill Frenzy, Walker & Royce at Weiss at DC Brau Brewing Company

Dirtybird BBQ 2017: DC with Claude Von Stroke, Justin Martin, Kill Frenzy, Walker & Royce at Weiss at DC Brau Brewing Company

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/879725408836309

 

Sunday May 14

DC House Grooves Top PickSunday Love: Omar S, Benoit, Samantha Francesca & Tommy Cornelis at Flash

Sunday Love: Omar S, Benoit, Samantha Francesca & Tommy Cornelis at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/623173454548149

DC House Grooves Top PickChasing Sundays with Sandra Collins and Heather Femia at Public Bar

Chasing Sundays with Sandra Collins and Heather Femia at Public Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1879255245642748

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Harry Hotter & Good Buddies with Philco, Jandro & Yomimbi at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Harry Hotter & Good Buddies with Philco, Jandro & Yomimbi at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1173970486058911/

 

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Weekend Round Up Memorial Day Edition: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC over Memorial Day Holiday Weekend 2016

By my most likely suspect calculations, this is the 100th edition of the DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up, making this the 100th time I’ve sat down and manually compiled a list of all the house, techno and other related electronic music events in DC and Baltimore, then written up a bunch of words to go with it. While I said to myself I had to be disciplined if I was going to do this, I never thought for a minute I’d make it this far. No idea if anyone really reads it or finds it useful. I guess the site gets about 500 unique visitors each week, which suggests people are stopping by, and every time I’m out and about, readers come up and tell me that they find my weekly posts useful. The stories that really resonate with me are those from readers new to DC who found their way to the underground scene through DC House Grooves. Those are the stories that really keep me going! Only a month to go until the two year anniversary of the Weekend Round Up. At this point I think I’ll probably make it. Guess we should have a party or something….. 🙂

So how about ROAM x TNX last weekend? I had tickets and was ready to cut loose with the squad, but a change in schedule, family time with my kids took priority. Family comes first, but the yearning to be getting down with my house music family for such a special event was palpable. Judging by the pics and videos on Facebook, an amazing time was had by all, and I got the warm and fuzzies seeing all the happy smiling faces. I really knew the party had been a success, though, when I ran into the wonderful Tommy Cornelis of TNX outside Flash on Saturday night, in a break from grooving to 95 North in the Flash Bar. The smile on his face told me everything I needed to know, as he told me, grinning from ear to ear, that ROAM x TNX had been the best event he’s ever been involved with. That’s quite an endorsement! The ROAM x TNX crews represent everything that’s right with our scene here in DC, and I can’t wait for their next event, family schedule permitting. For a detailed review of the event from someone who was actually there, check out the ROAM x TNX Show Review over on Tortoise and the Snare. Your next chance to catch TNX along with ROAM‘s DJ Lisa Frank is on June 11 at U Street Music Hall for Pride ’16: Gay Marvine, DJ Lisa Frank & The NeedlExchange. Look out for details of that, and a full review of all the best Pride 2016 events in Tommy‘s Pride 2016 Preview, coming soon on DC House Grooves.

OK heads up: not to be missed warehouse afters alert!  Just check out the flyer before for Detour, a collaboration between the Sticky FingersPrescriptionDance Party Chronicles and Void Archive crews coming up on June 4 in a new warehouse location. Kudos to everyone involved for curating such an amazing line up, with AndrésDJ Aakmael supported by local house legends Sam “The Man” BurnsTommy Cornelis and Team Zapata in the main room, and local super stars Rush PlusDJ Lisa FrankRon Jackson and Adam Ross in the techno room. Two rooms of musical bliss… this right here is DC doing it right. Tickets are available now on Resident Advisor. Early birds are gone, but your standard advanced are only $15:

Detour Advanced tickets: http://bit.ly/Detour-Andres

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/265292083822661/

No Meet the Locals Podcast this week, but I’ve got something special in it’s place: the recording of Anthony Mansfield‘s set from FORWARD x DC House Grooves Presents Disco Knights with Anthony Mansfield from this year’s FORWARD Festival. Check it out!

 

And so we get to Memorial Day Weekend, the weekend when many of our house music family make their annual pilgrimage to Hart Plaza in Detroit for Movement and all it’s associated after parties. While the cats are away, though, the mice must play, and there’s no let up in either quality or quantity when it comes to events right here in DC. I’ve included all my picks below, but my top picks are as follows:

Thursday night, head to Playlist at Eighteenth Street Lounge with JubileeRamirez and yours truly, Andy Grant. We’ll be going deep, with quality underground tunes from open to close. Each of us plays a different style of deep, underground house, and when we get together, we work together to deliver a unique house music experience. Not to be missed! I for one have a record bag packed with seriously fresh heat that I’ve not yet had a chance to play out, and I really can’t wait!

Friday night, my top pick would be Four Tet and Anthony Naples at U Street Music Hall, but since that’s sold out (yeah, I slept on that one!), I recommend heading over to Eighteenth Street Lounge to catch All Good Funk Alliance working the patio. If I know my man Rusty B, you won’t be able to sit down until he’s done with you. Nothing but heat all night long.

Top pick for Saturday night is another example of quality programming from the team at Flash, with Joe Claussell headlining the main room with perfectly matched local support from Ramirez and Martín Miguel. For anyone not going to Detroit this weekend, this is the spot for Saturday night. If you didn’t catch Ramirez when he opened for Kerri Chandler recently, now’s your chance to make up for it… and don’t sleep on Martín Miguel, either. Warm up on Saturday will be seriously on point. Serious talent, serious passion. Down in the bar, Sarah Myers goes back to back with Mazi, with opening support from two time Meet the Locals Podcast contributor C-Dubz. I’ve had the pleasure of playing back to back with both Sarah and Mazi, and they both deliver the goods…expect a great night of music in the Flash Bar on Saturday night.  Oh, and did I mention that Flash has extended bar hours to 4am to celebrate Memorial Day Weekend? Result!

My other top pick for Saturday is Deep Sugar The Demolition Series Part 1 at The Paradox, with Ultra Naté, Lisa Moody, Wayne Davis, The Elders & Mookie Brock. That’s right! Deep Sugar at The Dox isn’t quite done yet, so whatever you are doing this weekend, make sure you end up at The Paradox. Only a few more chances left!

Two top picks for Sunday, too, but luckily they are right next door to each other! Sunglass Sundays at Public Bar sees the return of Steve Bug, with local support from JubileeJandro and Leonardo Lee. A great line up for another crazy celebration on the rooftop with SGS. I stopped in to the last event with Livio and Robi, and it was something else. Total dance floor mayhem! Word of warning: only stop in if you’re planning to go the distance. Once you climb those stairs and cross that threshold, you won’t be able to leave! I literally had to tear myself away to avoid Monday morning regrets, but of course that’s not an issue this weekend. I know where I’ll be getting my dance floor fix this Sunday 🙂

Right next door to PublicEighteenth Street Lounge celebrates Memorial Day and Sam “The Man” Burns‘ birthday by bringing disco and deep house legend Francois K to the Gold Room. If that wasn’t enough, The Metaphysical and Keenan Orr will be working it in the Main Room, while Groovetop take over the patio with a lineup featuring MkniHakob and Caspian. Whichever you choose, a serious dance floor workout is guaranteed!

Here’s my full list of picks for the weekend. I’m supposed to be narrowing things down with my picks, but with so many great events, it’s hard to choose. Figure it’s best to just list out all the good stuff… don’t want to leave anything out!

*** Thursday Picks ***

Playlist with Jubilee, Ramirez and Andy Grant (DC House Grooves), Harry Hotter and The Latin Jazz Ensemble at Eighteenth Street Lounge

WTF?! radio show with Kochi, CMAVS and Jason on Sugar Shack Recordings

Preview with Tim Cook (Christauff’s Birthday) at Flash

Monkey Safari, DJ Lisa Frank and Leonardo Lee at Flash with Feel the Love, Live in the Flash Bar

Amalgamation with Las & Mikael, Etch and Malleus B2B Djoser at Tropicalia

Nightflight with Tova, Heather Femia, Mark Funk and Omar Martinez at Cafe Saint-Ex

Sleeper Cell Productions presents Casa with Ozker at Velvet Lounge

*** Friday Picks ***

*** SOLD OUT *** Four Tet & Anthony Naples at U Street Music Hall

ESL Friday with All Good Funk Alliance, The Metaphysical and Mr Bonkerz at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Chus & Ceballos & Omar Karim at Flash, with Philip Goyette and Edo in the Flash Bar

MOdERN CLASS with Brian Ellis (live) & Hotthobo at Haydees Restaurant, Mount Pleasant

*** Saturday Picks ***

Joe Claussell with Ramirez and Martín Miguel at Flash, with Sarah Myers B2B Mazi and C-Dubz in the Flash Bar

Deep Sugar The Demolition Series Part 1 with Ultra Naté, Lisa Moody, Wayne Davis, The Elders & Mookie Brock at The Paradox, Baltimore

Three Generations of Go-Go Crankin! Memorial Day Block Party at 300 Morse Street

Good Buddies with Caleb L’Etoile & Philco ft. Baronhawk Poitier at Rock’n’Roll Hotel Rooftop

Deep Space 9 Saturday Happy Hour with Willie Dutch, Danny House and DJ Jazzy Jazz at DC9 Rooftop

*** Sunday Picks ***

Sunglass Sundays with Steve Bug, Jubilee, Jandro and Leonardo Lee at Public Bar

ESL Sunday Memorial Day Edition with Francois K, Sam “The Man” Burns, The Metaphysical and Keenan Orr and Groovetop with Mkni, Hakob and Caspian at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Daylight Tenth Year Anniversary with DJ Divine at The 201 Bar

Those are my picks for Memorial Day Weekend. Here’s the full listings of all the best underground house and electronic music events in and around Washington DC over Memorial Day Weekend. See you on the dance floor!

Thursday May 26

Playlist with Jubilee, Ramirez and Andy Grant (DC House Grooves), Harry Hotter and The Latin Jazz Ensemble at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Playlist with Jubilee, Ramirez and Andy Grant (DC House Grooves) at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1728454500771199/

WTF?! radio show with Kochi, CMAVS and Jason on Sugar Shack Recordings

WTF?! radio show with Kochi and Corduroy Mavericks on Sugar Shack Recordings

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/883186421793668/

Preview with Tim Cook (Christauff’s Birthday) at Flash

Preview with Tim Cook (Christauff's Birthday) at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1131650913522642/

Monkey Safari, DJ Lisa Frank and Leonardo Lee at Flash with Feel the Love, Live in the Flash Bar

Monkey Safari, DJ Lisa Frank and Leonardo Lee at Flash with Feel the Love, Live in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/243159606031895/

Amalgamation with Las & Mikael, Etch and Malleus B2B Djoser at Tropicalia

Amalgamation with Las & Mikael, Etch and Malleus B2B Djoser at Tropicalia

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/216950131985997/

Nightflight with Tova, Heather Femia, Mark Funk and Omar Martinez at Cafe Saint-Ex

Nightflight with Tova, Heather Femia, Mark Funk and Omar Martinez at Cafe Saint-Ex

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1719937858278407/

Sleeper Cell Productions presents Casa with Ozker at Velvet Lounge

Sleeper Cell Productions presents Casa with Ozker at Velvet Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/252859708436406/

House Rituals with Retro Future at Masa 14

House Rituals with Retro Future at Masa 14

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/236306513407881/

SOLD OUT: TroyBoi with GypZ at U Street Music Hall

SOLD OUT: TroyBoi with GypZ at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/952817061421212/

Andrew Rayel at Soundcheck

Andrew Rayel at Soundcheck

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1716886381927507/

Vacanthaus on the Corner #005 at Corner Restaurant and Charcuterie Bar, Baltimore

Vacanthaus on the Corner

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/977224759051895/

Friday May 27

Bear Happy Hour with Dean Douglas Sullivan and Wolfblister at Rock’n’Roll Hotel

Bear Happy Hour with Dean Douglas Sullivan and Wolfblister at Rock’n’Roll Hotel

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/523000417891438/

*** SOLD OUT *** Four Tet & Anthony Naples at U Street Music Hall

Four Tet & Anthony Naples at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/982655595144710/

ESL Friday with All Good Funk Alliance, The Metaphysical and Mr Bonkerz at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday with All Good Funk Alliance, The Metaphysical and Mr Bonkerz at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge/

Chus & Ceballos & Omar Karim at Flash, with Philip Goyette and Edo in the Flash Bar

Chus & Ceballos & Omar Karim at Flash, with Philip Goyette and Edo in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/829317437214365/

Silicon Based Lifeform with Darius Twin and Currier at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Silicon Based Lifeform with Darius Twin and Currier at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1756177351293622/

MOdERN CLASS with Brian Ellis (live) & Hotthobo at Haydees Restaurant, Mount Pleasant

MOdERN CLASS with Brian Ellis (live) & Hotthobo at Haydees Restaurant, Mount Pleasant

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1749808605265719/

QuadTech feat. Octane, Harold Figueroa, Verrillo & Noise Theory at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

QuadTech feat. Octane, Harold Figueroa, Verrillo & Noise Theory at Jimmy Valentine's Lonely Hearts Club

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/483443815177921/

Last Friday in the Dunya w/ V-Coch and DJ PaulHoward at Dunya

A Night out with V-Coch at Dunya

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1696272247307479/

Pulse Fridays with DJ Biskit at Pulse Nightclub, Baltimore

Pulse Fridays with DJ Biskit at Pulse Nightclub, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1752728071640970/

Saturday May 28

Joe Claussell with Ramirez and Martín Miguel at Flash, with Sarah Myers B2B Mazi and C-Dubz in the Flash Bar

Joe Claussell with Ramirez and Martín Miguel at Flash, with Sarah Myers B2B Mazi and C-Dubz in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1035758433127984/

Deep Sugar The Demolition Series Part 1 with Ultra Naté, Lisa Moody, Wayne Davis, The Elders & Mookie Brock at The Paradox, Baltimore

Deep Sugar The Demolition Series Part 1 with Ultra Naté, Lisa Moody, Wayne Davis, The Elders & Mookie Brock at The Paradox, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/229317864109784/

Deep Space 9 Saturday Happy Hour with Willie Dutch, Danny House and DJ Jazzy Jazz at DC9 Rooftop

Deep Space 9 Saturday Happy Hour with Willie Dutch, Danny House and DJ Jazzy Jazz at DC9 Rooftop

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1592334401064264/

Three Generations of Go-Go Crankin! Memorial Day Block Party at 300 Morse Street

Three Generations of Go-Go Crankin! Memorial Day Block Party at 300 Morse Street

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1035204816573186/

Good Buddies with Caleb L’Etoile & Philco ft. Baronhawk Poitier at Rock’n’Roll Hotel Rooftop

Good Buddies with Caleb L'Etoile & Philco ft. Baronhawk Poitier at Rock’n’Roll Hotel Rooftop

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1757930157784579/

 Left of Center with Trev-ski and Adrian Collazzo at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/245630322468102/

ESL Saturday with Fort Knox Five, Mr Bonkerz and Smudge at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday with Fort Knox Five, Mr Bonkerz and Smudge at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge/

Underground featuring Elite Force & 2Rip at U Street Music Hall

Underground featuring Elite Force & 2Rip at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/762578170509740/

Party on the Potomac 12: Sunshine Feels So Good with Lizzie Curious, Daryl Northrop, Pat Premier and Wayne Wright

Party on the Potomac 12: Sunshine Feels So Good with Lizzie Curious, Daryl Northrop, Pat Premier and Wayne Wright

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/261482360856901/

Wizdom Entertainment presents Lizzie Curious at Sugar

Wizdom Entertainment presents Lizzie Curious at Sugar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/727964967346509/

Cignel New Way(ve) Reunion at Ottobar, Baltimore

Cignel New Way(ve) Reunion at Ottobar, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/774270519371254/

Soulful Saturdays with DJ Pope at Club 347, Baltimore

Soulful Saturdays with DJ Pope at Club 347, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1184542861565355/

Sunday May 29

Sunglass Sundays with Steve Bug, Jubilee, Jandro and Leonardo Lee at Public Bar

Sunglass Sundays with Steve Bug at Public Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/625409210939751/

ESL Sunday Memorial Day Edition with Francois K, Sam “The Man” Burns, The Metaphysical and Keenan Orr and Groovetop with Mkni, Hakob and Caspian at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday Memorial Day Edition with Francois K, Sam “The Man” Burns, The Metaphysical and Keenan Orr and Groovetop with Mkni, Hakob and Caspian at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1575781872752468/

Daylight Tenth Year Anniversary with DJ Divine at The 201 Bar

Daylight Tenth Year Anniversary with DJ Divine at The 201 Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1783606838535826/

Flashy Sundays Memorial Day Weekend with DJ Sean Morris and DJ TWiN at Flash

Flashy Sundays Memorial Day Weekend with DJ Sean Morris and DJ TWiN at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/600677143434289/

Nic Fanciulli at Soundcheck

Nic Fanciulli at Soundcheck

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1576340719361926/

DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC May 19 to May 22

Well that’s a wrap on the ninth annual FORWARD Festival! Huge thanks to everyone who came out and supported us at FORWARD x DC House Grooves presents Disco Knights with Anthony Mansfield at Zeba Bar on Saturday, and to everyone who supported all the other FORWARD Festival events from Wednesday to Sunday. I realize you have many events to choose from here in DC, so I truly appreciate everyone who came out. It was a big shame that the weather let us all down on Saturday for FORWARD on the Mall, but at least we managed to get down with the FORWARD crew in Constitution Gardens on Sunday.

FORWARD on the Mall

Buster at FORWARD on the Mall

Just another year to go until the 10th annual FORWARD Festival, and rumor has it that it will be the biggest one yet! Watch this space for details as they become available. Full support from DC House Grooves!

Huge thanks also to everyone who came out to our other event on Saturday night, Body Werk with Joe L, Chris Burns & Kochi at DC9, particularly those of you who came to both Disco Knights and Body Werk. You guys rock! We didn’t make it down to DC9 until the end of the night, but JoeChris and Kochi were definitely doing it right! Major props to Kochi for braving the cold night air and pushing through dropping tunes on the rooftop. Not the best night for it!

Some music for you before I get into the picks for this weekend. First up, here’s the recording of my back to back all vinyl set with Katrina from Disco Knights on Saturday. This is the first time we’ve ever gone back to back behind the decks in public, or in private for that matter, and we had a great time vibing off each other’s selections. Two hours of laid back disco grooves to get the night started off right.

 

I’ve also got another edition of the DC House Grooves Meet the Locals Podcast from One Love Massive‘s C-Dubz, recorded live earlier this year at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club, his second contribution to our podcast series. Just over an hour of deep, dubby tech house for your listening pleasure.

 

I’m always looking for new mixes to feature in the Meet the Locals Podcast, so if you’ve got an exclusive mix that you haven’t published elsewhere, please send it my way, even if you’ve already had a mix featured.

Right, onto this week’s picks. I’m taking a weekend off from the crazy this week (other than popping out for a bit on Saturday to see my old college buddy Dicky Trisco spin at Eighteenth Street Lounge), so I’m just going to list out my picks this week and let you figure it out for yourselves.

Having said that, I’ve gotta give a shout out to Cadence presents Klute, Makoto, Robert Manos and Kinetiks MC at Flash with DJ Kochi, Tim Jackson & The Elders in the Flash Bar, aka Jen Jackson‘s and Vanniety Kills birthday epic celebration. It’s going to be a wild celebration of drum and bass on the main floor and house music in the bar… everything you need for a proper Thursday night on the dance floor.

Cadence presents Klute, Mankato, & Robert Manos at Flash with DJ Kochi, Tim Jackson & The Elders in the Flash Bar

I have to also give a big shout out to ROAM x TNX on Saturday. I strongly recommend you grab an advanced ticket to this one and join the ROAM and TNX crews for a Saturday afternoon filled with lovely people and wonderful music in an exciting new spot in DC. I’m seriously regretting that I can’t make this one, but that means I need YOU to go for me and report back 🙂

Advanced tickets to ROAM x TNX: https://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?825678

ROAM x TNX at Secret Location

Another event you should seriously consider on Saturday is Mood II Swing with Juan Zapata and DJ Soul at Flash, with DJ Nav‘s Uptown House Experience featuring Ramirez and 95 North in the Flash Bar. Two house legends on two floors, not to be missed.

mood ii swing at Flash

That’s all I’m writing up this week. Here’s the list of my picks for the weekend, and you’ll find full listings below the picks. Choose wisely!

*** Thursday Picks ***

A Fundraiser for Joe’s Record Paradise at The Tavern at Fire Station 1, Silver Spring

Playlist with Jubilee, Ramirez and Navbox at 18th St Lounge

Cadence presents Klute, Makoto, Robert Manos and Kinetiks MC at Flash with DJ Kochi, Tim Jackson & The Elders in the Flash Bar

Eats Everything with Lauren Lane at U Street Music Hall

Night Flight with Mark Funk, DFMO and special guest DJ Al at Cafe Saint-Ex

Choice Sounds Vinyl with DJ Trev-Ski at Songbyrd Music House and Record Cafe

Partial Magic Radio Show with special guests Cory O’Brien & Shorow on Radio CPR 101.7 FM

 The Business End w. Caleb L’Etoile & Philco ft. Pacific Fur Company at The Velvet Lounge

*** Friday Picks ***

Kevin Saunderson, Dansman and Jus Nowhere at Flash, with Baltotroit featuring Erphun, Steve Kirn and Boss Ross at Flash

We Love House Presents Bang the Drum with Jihad Muhammed, DJ Citykid and DJ Soulful Silk at Safari Restaurant and Lounge, Network

Maxxi Soundsystem with Jimmy B at U Street Music Hall

Bump’n’Grind at Songbyrd Music House and Record Café

Vague Output Resident Night – Craig Crouse (aka Aphreaq) at Club 1722, Baltimore

*** Saturday Picks ***

ROAM x TNX at Secret Location

Back 2 Basics: Mood II Swing, Juan Zapata and DJ Soul at Flash, with Uptown House Experience featuring DJ Nav, Ramirez and Doug Smith (95 North) at Flash

ESL Saturday with Dicky Trisco, Remote Ctrl, Philip Goyette and Chris Brooks at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Deeply Rooted with DJ Oji, N’Dinga Gaba, Tony Smooth & Willie Dutch at Zeba Bar

Groove Control Late Night Boogie with Martín Miguel, DJ Provoke, Fulano and Trev-ski at Songbyrd Music House and Record Cafe

The UKG Social AfterHours with Preditah at Secret Location, Baltimore

*** Sunday Picks ***

ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, The Metaphysical and Sunday’s Rooftop with Sergio Santos, Vanniety Kills & Benoit at Eighteenth Street Lounge

LENG Takeover Transit.FM with LUSH, FKA Posers & Kouhai on transit.fm

Those are my picks for this weekend. Make sure you check back next week for my picks of all the best underground house and electronic music events in and around DC over Memorial Day Weekend.

Here’s this week’s full listings:

Thursday May 19

A Fundraiser for Joe’s Record Paradise at The Tavern at Fire Station 1, Silver Spring

A Fundraiser for Joe's Record Paradise at The Tavern at Fire Station 1, Silver Spring

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/127667657637982/

Playlist with Jubilee, Ramirez and Navbox at 18th St Lounge

Playlist with Jubilee, Ramirez and Navbox at 18th St Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1221221474584872/

Night Flight with Mark Funk, DFMO and special guest DJ Al at Cafe Saint-Ex

Night Flight with Mark Funk, DFMO and special guest DJ Al at Cafe Saint-Ex

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1044166892327477/

 Partial Magic Radio Show with special guests Cory O’Brien & Shorow on Radio CPR 101.7 FM

Partial Magic Radio Show with special guests Cory O'Brien & Shorow on Radio CPR 101.7 FMMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/753242458111648/

Preview with 2Groove (Tony Smooth & Vince Christopher) at Flash

Preview with 2Groove (Tony Smooth & Vince Christopher) at FlashMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/240755422958263/

Cadence presents Klute, Makoto, Robert Manos and Kinetiks MC at Flash with DJ Kochi, Tim Jackson & The Elders in the Flash Bar

Cadence presents Klute, Mankato, & Robert Manos at Flash with DJ Kochi, Tim Jackson & The Elders in the Flash BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1098027670229334/

Eats Everything with Lauren Lane at U Street Music Hall

Eats Everything with Lauren Lane at U Street Music HallMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/489582171233774/

The Business End w. Caleb L’Etoile & Philco ft. Pacific Fur Company at The Velvet Lounge

The Business End w. Caleb L'Etoile & Philco ft. Pacific Fur Company at The Velvet LoungeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1115511068490134/

Choice Sounds Vinyl with DJ Trev-Ski at Songbyrd Music House and Record Cafe

Choice Sounds Vinyl with DJ Trev-Ski at Songbyrd Music House and Record Cafe

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/613672882122996/

House Rituals with Retro Future at Masa 14

House Rituals with Retro Future at Masa 14More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1104274946261271/

Atomic Bomb – Classic Synth music from around the world at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Atomic Bomb - Classic Synth music from around the world at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/107966139619375/

Friday May 20

WTF?! radio show with Kochi and Corduroy Mavericks on Sugar Shack Recordings

WTF?! radio show with Kochi and Corduroy Mavericks on Sugar Shack RecordingsMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1139968642737520/

Kevin Saunderson, Dansman and Jus Nowhere at Flash, with Baltotroit featuring Erphun, Steve Kirn and Boss Ross at Flash

Kevin Saunderson, Dansman and Jus Nowhere at Flash, with Baltotroit featuring Erphun, Steve Kirn and Boss Ross at FlashMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1165441906823520/

We Love House Presents Bang the Drum with Jihad Muhammed, DJ Citykid and DJ Soulful Silk at Safari Restaurant and Lounge, Network

We Love House Presents Bang the Drum with Jihad Muhammed, DJ Citywide and DJ Soulful Silk at Safari Restaurant and Lounge, NetworkMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/490776381131687/

Maxxi Soundsystem with Jimmy B at U Street Music Hall

Maxxi Soundsystem with Jimmy B at U Street Music HallMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1818818268341720/

Bump’n’Grind at Songbyrd Music House and Record Café

Bump 'n Grind

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/279117672426449/

ESL Friday with Ahmed Hashim, Meistro, Trev-Ski Stylus Chris and Martín Miguel at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday with Ahmed Hashim, Meistro, Trev-Ski Stylus Chris and Martín Miguel at Eighteenth Street LoungeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

Untitled 003 with DJ Ron Jackson at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Untitled 003 with DJ Ron Jackson at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/787681784664933/

Vague Output Resident Night – Craig Crouse (aka Aphreaq) at Club 1722, Baltimore

Vague Output Resident Night - Craig Crouse (aka Aphreaq) at Club 1722, BaltimoreMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1550778625223760/

4 Hours of Funk Prince Tribute For U! with DJ’s Graham Hatke & Flegn at The Windup Space, Baltimore

4 Hours of Funk Prince Tribute For U! with DJ’s Graham Hatke & Flegn at The Windup Space, BaltimoreMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/459303924279100/

Saturday May 21

ROAM x TNX at Secret Location

ROAM x TNX at Secret LocationMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1113051128747122/

Back 2 Basics: Mood II Swing, Juan Zapata and DJ Soul at Flash, with Uptown House Experience featuring DJ Nav, Ramirez and 95 North at Flash

mood ii swing at FlashMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1258931300800882/

ESL Saturday with Dicky Trisco, Remote Ctrl, Philip Goyette and Chris Brooks at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday with Dicky Trisco, Remote Ctrl, Philip Goyette and Chris Brooks at Eighteenth Street LoungeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

Deeply Rooted with DJ Oji, N’Dinga Gaba, Tony Smooth & Willie Dutch at Zeba Bar

Deeply Rooted with DJ Oji, N’Dinga Gaba, Tony Smooth & Willie Dutch at Zeba BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1734571046787144/

Groove Control Late Night Boogie with Martín Miguel, DJ Provoke, Fulano and Trev-ski at Songbyrd Music House and Record Cafe

Groove Control Late Night Boogie with Martín Miguel, DJ Provoke, Fulano and Trev-ski at Songbyrd Music House and Record CafeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1311921808836842/

Red Room with Sequoia, Paul Geddes, Synz, and special guest Dustin at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Red Room with Sequoia, Paul Geddes, Synz, and special guest Dustin at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts ClubMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/510265225826170/

Pow Wow DC Opening Celebration with Basecamp, Vanniety Kills and Ayes Cold at 1st and L Streets NE

Pow Wow DC Opening Celebration with Basecamp, Vanniety Kills and Ayes Cold at 1st and L Streets NEMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1192314890808911/

Jump Up Jamaica with Teddy Garcia at Colony Club

Jump Up Jamaica with Teddy Garcia at Colony ClubMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/222255521493114/

The UKG Social AfterHours with Preditah at Secret Location, Baltimore

The UKG Social AfterHours w/ Preditah at Secret Location, BaltimoreMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/999935920094808/

Sunday May 22

ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, The Metaphysical and Sunday’s Rooftop with Sergio Santos, Vanniety Kills & Benoit at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, The Metaphysical and Sunday's Rooftop with Sergio Santos, Vanniety Kills & Benoit at Eighteenth Street LoungeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1006663152756559/

LENG Takeover Transit.FM with LUSH, FKA Posers & Kouhai on transit.fm

LENG Takeover Transit.FM with LUSH, FKA Posts & Kouhai on transit.fmMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1735921543355898/

Overeasy Tea Dance with Vanniety Kills, Deejay India and Kwasi at Dodge City DC

Overeasy Tea Dance with Vanniety Kills, Deejay India and Kwasi at Dodge City DCMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/111577245915676/

 Alan Fitzpatrick with Oliver Caine at Soundcheck

 Alan Fitzpatrick with Oliver Caine at Soundcheck


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