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

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

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

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

george fitzgerald at flash

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

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

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

sundays rooftop alton miller

Flash Lineup August 9 to August 12

Eighteenth Street Lounge Lineup August 9 to August 12

Thursday August 8

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

Friday August 9

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

Saturday August 10

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

Sunday August 11

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

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Techno Events in Washington DC May 16 to May 19

As I sit down to write this week’s post, I’ve still got a huge grin on my face after last weekend. It was a dream come true to host my friend and mentor, Underground Quality label boss DJ Jus-ed in the DC House Grooves studio as our special guest on the DC House Grooves Show! Huge thanks to Jus-ed for fighting through the jet lag to guest on the show. Having rushed straight to the airport on hardly any sleep after playing Djoon in Paris on Friday, he stepped up to the decks on the DC House Grooves Show just a few hours after landing a Dulles, serving up a fantastic set featuring new and unreleased heat on Underground Quality and EDJ Records, including more than a few from the brand new Always Changing EP by Ed & Jen, available now from the Underground Quality website. If you missed the show, check it out below on YouTube or SoundCloud. Then on Sunday, after a good night’s rest, Jus-Ed schooled us at Sunday’s Rooftop on the patio at Eighteenth Street Lounge. An amazing end to a wonderful weekend!

The DC House Grooves Show is back with episode #49 on Saturday June 1 with our regular line up featuring me, Andy Grant, Ramirez and Katrina Mir. We’ll be freshly inspired from our trip to Detroit over Memorial Day weekend, and no doubt we’ll be armed with fresh new wax. We’ll also be giving away copies of Jus-ed‘s latest release on Underground Quality, the Jus Me EP. Click Going on the event page, and look out for further details closer to the time.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/245127783020817/

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On to this weekend, and I’ll be holding down the Flash Bar this Saturday with my brother from another mother DJ Kochi, bringing the Vibe open to close. It’s been a minute since I’ve thrown down with Kochi, so I’m really looking forward to this one. As always, the line up at Flash on Saturday is ridiculous, with king of samples Matthew Herbert and Solomon Sanchez on the club level and Ozelot Ltd, Throe and Taiga in the Green Room. Of course, if you don’t want to go upstairs, you can hang with us in the bar for free!

Advance tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1229560
RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2400953989915190/

matthew herbert at flash

So what else is happening this weekend? Well Thursday night, techno lovers are in for a treat at U Street Music Hall as Charlotte De Witte and local hero Juana team up to destroy the dance floor. House heads should head directly to Eighteenth Street Lounge for Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez. Always the best spot for quality house vibes on Thursdays.

Friday night, the right choice for the heads is SEQUENCE with Wata Igarashi, Rhyw, Ron Jackson & Furtive. Hosted in a brand new location with Grand Ancestor sound, you know this one’s going to take you to a new dimension, and hopefully back again safe and sound by sunrise. $20 tickets are still available if you move fast. Not one you want to miss!

Advance tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1251377
RSVP for address: http://bit.ly/SQ654RSVP
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/393042551531623/

sequence wata igarashi

Saturday night, the much hyped Boiler Room rolls into town on their North American tour, and they’ve teamed up with ROAM to deliver an amazing line up featuring Discwoman‘s DJ Haram & Ariel Zetina alongside local rising stars Lisa Frank, Jacq Jill & Jett Chandon and hosted by Deep Sugar‘s Lisa Moody at a warehouse location powered by Grand Ancestor sound. If this sounds like your cup of tea, then I hope you’ve already secured a ticket, and this event is complete SOLD OUT. Your only chance of grabbing a ticket at this point is keeping an eye on the RA Resale queue. Of course, you can always watch the proceedings on the Interwebs, so all is not lost!

Boiler Room DC ticket resale queue: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1254230
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2227662544165960/

boiler room dc roam

Disco lovers, consider heading to Eighteenth Street Lounge on Saturday to catch my old college pal, Secret Squirrels & Disco Deviance maestro Dicky Trisco throwing down open to close on the patio. Dicky always gets things moving on the dance floor! And if Dicky Trisco isn’t enough for you, in the Gold Room you can catch Green Shirt Guy himself, Conscious Contact doing what he does best.

ESL Saturday Dicky Trisco

Sunday’s highlights include Sunday Love at Flash during the day time, then Sam BurnsUnderground Soul Solution and Good Buddies at Eighteenth Street Lounge in the evening. Everything you need to keep you dancing through to the early hours of Monday morning.

Here’s my full list of DC House Grooves Top Picks for the weekend, Thursday through Sunday. You know the drill by now; Facebook users can click the link at the top of each section to see a list of event pages. For the rest of you, Google is your friend if you need more info. Hope to see some of you in the Flash Bar on Saturday night!

DC House Grooves Top Picks Thursday May 16

playlist with jubilee and ramirez
ESL Thursday
Headroom may
charlotte de witte at u hall
deep tech residents at zeba
Deep Tech Residents Night at Zeba Bar
preview happy hour

DC House Grooves Top Picks Friday May 17

sequence wata igarashi
sit navbox jus nowhere at flash
socoba happy hour fundraiser
sleaze hannah holland
nkc djoser at studio ga ga
adrian loving and friends at el techo
4 hours of funk dj diaspora
caspian raha wala

DC House Grooves Top Picks Saturday May 18

matthew herbert at flash
boiler room dc roam
ESL Saturday Dicky Trisco
reflections jandro trevski
egoless live
district inferno

DC House Grooves Top Picks Sunday May 19

sunday love
good buddies
ESL Sunday Good Buddies

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC March 7 to March 10

Another week, another quality line up of underground events to keep you dancing, Thursday through Sunday. You’ll find the full list below, but before you get stuck in, check out episode #77 of the DC House Grooves Meet the Locals Podcast from DC local Dee Jay Clutch:



As I do each and every week, I’veincluded flyers for all my picks below (or a screenshot if I can’t find a flyer), and Facebook users can click the section titles to see the list of events over on Facebook, although curiously I can’t seem to get the link for Friday to work this week. Oh well, you’ll figure it out.

The DC House Grooves crew will be back at it again this Saturday with another DC House Grooves Show on Berlin’s Underground Quality Radio, featuring myself, Katrina Mir & Ramirez throwing down the qualiity underground jams. First show since we got back from London with a huge stack of new vinyl, and I hear Ramirez dropped some serious coin on new wax in NYC last weekend. Tune in from 10pm ET on Saturday for the real underground shit.

Tune In Audio: http://bit.ly/UQRadio
Tune in Video: http://bit.ly/UQ-Live
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1002319403312585/

DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio

Too much great stuff to highlight this weekend, but if you only do one thing, I recommend checking out AfterMarket with Tokyo’s Powder & 5ive with local support from Sleepy G, Keenan Orr and Mike Harvey at a secret warehouse location this Friday. With sound by Grand Ancestor, this one is sure to be just a little bit special. Advance tickets are required for this event, so grab yours now. Proper vibes, serious sound.

Advance Tickets: https://bit.ly/2sQlkwZ
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/297431797796328/

Other than that, all roads lead to Eighteenth Street Lounge on Sunday for Sam Burns‘ weekly residency, and another edition of Sundays Rooftop out on the patio with Sergio Santos and Benoit. Always the best way to wrap up your weekend on the dance floor!

RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/316095195578941/

Sundays-rooftop

Full list below. Check back next week, same time, same place, for all the best info on what’s good on the dance floor in Washington DC.

DC House Grooves Top Picks Thursday March 7

Matthew Dear at U Street Music Hall

DC House Grooves Top Picks Friday March 8

DC House Grooves Top Picks Saturday March 9

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DC House Grooves Top Picks Sunday March 10

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC August 9 to August 12

Another big weekend heading our way, and¬†as always, your weekly guide¬†DC House Grooves has news on all the best underground house, techno, drum and bass and other electronic music events in town, Thursday through Sunday. I’m super excited this weekend, as we’ve got NYC’s hardest working DJ¬†Rissa Garcia (Dancing Room Only NYC¬†/¬†Nightchild Records) heading down our way to make her Washington DC debut at¬†Beats Maneuver at¬†Public Bar¬†on Sunday.¬†Rissa has been blazing a trail in NYC since 2004, regularly working with the likes of¬†Danny Tenaglia,¬†Danny Krivit,¬†Todd Terry,¬†Louis Vega, the list goes on and on. While you can catch¬†Rissa spinning on any given weekend in New York, she has never made the trip to Washington DC before, so we at Beats Maneuver¬†figured it was about time we fixed that! This Sunday brings the next edition of¬† Beats Maneuver, featuring¬†Rissa alongside local favorites¬†DJ Nav and¬†Jandro and residents¬†Katrina Mir, Kochi¬†and yours truly, and best of all, it is absolutely FREE. That’s right, no cover all night long. Join us on the rooftop at¬†Public Bar from 6pm ET and dance to real house music into the early hours of Monday morning. Really looking forward to¬†Rissa bringing some NYC flavor to the Public Bar¬†rooftop!beats maneuver rissa garcia

For a little taste of what to expect at Beats Maneuver¬†this Sunday, here’s a recent mix from Rissa¬†in her¬†Nightchild¬†Excursions¬†series:

 

Plenty more mixes from Rissa over on her SoundCloud page. Check it out!

If you can’t wait until Sunday to throw some shapes on the dance floor, here are this week’s¬†DC House Grooves Top Picks. Just click the link for each day to see what’s good.

Top Picks Thursday August 9

Top Picks Friday August 10

Top Picks Saturday August 11

Top Picks Sunday August 12

Friday night, I recommend kicking things off at Sunset and Chill, then heading up to Ten Tigers Parlour for Anywho with Max D and Sami.

anywho max d sami

If you don’t feel like making the trip all the way up to Petworth, then stop by¬†Flash for¬† ¬†Jennifer Cardini with¬†Mazi R on the warm up. Looks like another fantastic night at¬†Flash! For afters on Friday, head to the warehouse for¬†Somewhere Else with¬†DJ Honesty,¬† Feroun,¬†Team Zapata¬†and¬†Hot Coffee. The¬†Zapatas will be wheeling out their incredible¬† Martin Audio sound system for the occasion, so you know the sound will be on point! Advance tickets are highly recommended. Grab yours now!

Somewhere Else DJ Honesty

Saturday night,¬†Flash¬†looks like a great bet, with¬†NYC‘s¬†David Waxman and¬†Chadwick¬†on support, while upstairs¬†Edo¬†&¬†Henry Chow take the controls in the¬†Green Room, and¬† Kochi¬†brings the¬†Vibe with¬†Chris Depth Rogers¬†in the bar.

david waxman chadwick

Another great bet on Saturday is U Sleaze at U Street Music Hall with  Trax Only,  Keenan Orr, Lemz & performance and hosting by Jane Saw. Only $5 before midnight, $10 after.

u sleaze trax only

L.E.N.G. Resident’s Night¬†at¬†Jimmy’s¬†is always a good bet if you’re looking for something off the beaten path, both literally and figuratively speaking, and Saturday’s edition features New York’s¬†DJ¬†Kala alongside residents¬†Jett Chandon,¬†Djoser and¬†Kouhai. No cover all night long! Then for afters on Saturday, the¬†Sequence crew has you covered with their Year Two celebrations featuring an amazing line up of serious techno from¬†RRose,¬†Adam X,¬† Juana,¬†Damon Bradley,¬† Associate,¬†Theta Flux and¬†Furtive. The vibe at¬†Sequence is always on point, and with the¬†Grand Ancestor 2.0 sound system in full effect, this one is going to be really special. Looking forward to catching up with my old Discogs forum buddy¬† Adam X. It’s been a while since I last saw¬†Adam… I think the picture below was just before he moved to Berlin, when¬†Andrew Weatherall¬†was over spinning in NYC. Fun times!

Adam X and Andy

Advance tickets have been flying off the shelves for this one, but you can still pick up $25 3rd release tickets over on¬†Resident Advisor. This one may well sell out, so I recommend you don’t wait!

rrose adam x sequence

Sunday, we’ll see you on the dance floor at¬†Public Bar for¬†Beats Maneuver¬†with¬†Rissa Garcia,¬†DJ Nav,¬†Jandro,¬†Katrina Mir, Kochi and myself. No tickets needed for this one… NO COVER all night long! See you on the dance floor.