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

Celebrating my son’s birthday today, so no time for chit chat. A quick reminder that DC House Grooves in partnership with Flash has a pair of tickets to Flash‘s 26 hour New Year’s Eve extravaganza Brand New Day 2020 worth over $100 to give away to one lucky winner. Brand New Day 2020 kicks off at 10pm on December 31, with the beats flowing until 1am on January 2, 2020. The initial line up includes Rohbag Wruhme, Atish, Roger Gerressen, Sis, Franca, with more to be announced. For a chance to win, click through and complete the entry form:

I want to win a pair of FREE tickets to Flash Brand New Day 2020

The winner will be selected at random at 7pm on Monday December 30. We’ll announce the winner on the DC House Grooves Facebook page, and we’ll notify the winner by email. 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.

This weekend, Katrina Mir and I will be jamming with Kochi on Friday evening on the WTF?!? Show on Sugar Shack Recordings from 5pm ET, then you can catch us again on Saturday night with Ramirez on Episode #62 of the DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio. Tune in from 10pm ET at dchousegrooves.com or undergroundquality.com.


Ok, without further ado, here are this weekend’s DC House Grooves Top Picks. Plenty of great options for getting your dance floor fix, Thursday through Sunday. See you on the dance floor!

Flash Line Up Thursday to Saturday

El Techo Line Up Saturday / Sunday

Eighteenth Street Lounge Thursday to Sunday

Thursday December 12

ESL Thursday
plaid with limit break
Richy Ahmed at Flash Dec 12
UK Garage Social dec 12

Friday December 13

WTF?! with Kochi, Katrina Mir & Andy Grant
focus anthony parasole at flash
deep blend dec 13
Envision at Flash Dec 13
heavy rotation dec 13
bleep bloop and easybaked at u hall
ESL Friday
sicaria sound at dc eagle dec 13

Saturday December 14

ESL Saturday
fraktal love winter sessions at el techo
blueprint at jimmys dec 14
distrikt holidaze at flash dec 14
naughty snowball 11
deeptech at backbar dec 14
admo funk at seasons and sessions

Sunday December 15

beautiful swimmers plo man dreamcast at jimmy valentines dec 15
good buddies at ESL Dec 15
ESL Sunday
El techo sunday dec 15

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

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

Advance tickets for The Get Down – A Halloween Adventure

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

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

fractal love 5

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

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

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

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

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

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

eddie c at darkroom

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

Flash Weekend Line Up Thursday through Sunday

Eighteenth Street Lounge Weekend Line Up Thursday through Sunday

Thursday October 10

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

Friday October 11

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

Saturday October 12

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

Sunday October 13

ESL Sunday
district drop in at el techo

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Techno Events in Washington DC 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/


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

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