DC House Grooves Show #80 With Andy Grant, Ramirez & Katrina Mir & LIVE visuals by 「capsaicin」 / 「カプサイシン」

The DC House Grooves crew is back on Underground Quality Radio on Saturday December 5th for our 80th show! As well as the usual serving quality underground house from residents Andy Grant, Ramirez & Katrina Mir, to celebrate our 80th show, and his birthday,「capsaicin」 / 「カプサイシン」will be in the studio with us performing LIVE custom visuals during the show. This one is going to be a little bit special, so mark it in your calendar and plan on tuning in from 9pm ET on Saturday December 5th on the Underground Quality Live YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/fnH-0G2-GiQ 

DC House Grooves Show #71 With Andy Grant, Ramirez & Katrina Mir

Keeping things going with a very special Friday night edition of the DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio. Join Andy Grant, Ramirez & Katrina Mir for a couple of hours of deep, underground jams live from the basement in Washington DC, with custom visuals courtesy of Capsaicin. Tune in with the embed below, or join in the chat over on YouTube.

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC October 11 to October 14

Huge thanks to everyone who came out and danced with us on Sunday at Beats Maneuver at 12|30. We hope you had an amazing time! Major thanks to Jephté Guillaume for delivering an amazing set on the upper level, to Ramirez for pulling this one together, to Drew Hogans and UDP Music for all the hard work and help give the sound an extra boost, to our local support KayLaSoul and Baronhawk Poitier for bringing the heat on the lower level, to Kochi & Katrina Mir for keeping it real on the door all night long, and to all the bar and security staff at 12|30 for helping everything go smoothly. I especially enjoyed going back to back with Baronhawk Poitier on the lower level. Always great to vibe off super talented DJ! I hope we can do it again soon. With another great celebration of house music at Beats Maneuver behind us, we’re heads down planning our next moves, so watch this space for more Beats Maneuver news coming soon!

In case you missed it, here’s last Saturday’s DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio with me, Katrina Mir and Ramirez. 2.5 hours of quality underground tunes. Really feeling the vibe of this one, going some really interesting places. We’ve got things sounding real nice down the studio now, which helps keep things on point!

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Another amazing line up of events this weekend, Thursday through Sunday. Check the Top Picks links below for the full list for each day. Just click the link to see the event list over on Facebook. For those of you interested in production and sampling, take a look at Sonia Maria‘s Sampling Workshop at Rhizome on Saturday afternoon. Looks like a super interesting exploration of sampling culture from hip-hop through electronic dance music. If you’ve got some free time on Saturday afternoon and want to learn more, the workshop is free with RSVP, although a donation of $10 is recommended.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sound-sampling-workshop-tickets-50574881833
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1920247284946657/

sampling workshop

Highlights for the weekend include Uncle Benny’s with GrantJoe L Benoit and Late Night Mischief with Fred EverythingTeam Zapata and Philco on Friday.

uncle bennys

On Saturday  LoSoul with Navbox at Flash will be quality, as will Deep Sugar with Wayne Davis open to close at Club 1722 in Baltimore.

On Sunday, I recommend The House that U Built  with Vanniety Kills, The Elders and Raptorstein at El Techo followed by Sam Burns  and Hold Tight: Better Listen 12 Release Party at Eighteenth Street Lounge. All quality options!

Here’s are the Top Pick links for the weekend, Thursday through Sunday. Plenty to keep you busy!

Top Picks Thursday October 11

Top Picks Friday October 12

Top Picks Saturday October 13

Top Picks Sunday October 14

That’s all for this weekend. We’re taking a weekend off this week, but I’m sure we’ll be out and about. See you on the dance floor!

DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC May 5 to May 8

Sincere thanks to my friends who came out to support me at my birthday celebrations at Body Werk Summer Sessions and Flash last weekend. I realize you have so many great choices here in DC, so it really meant a lot to me that you made the effort to come out. If you couldn’t make it to Flash on Saturday, you can stream or download my set here:

 

All in all, it was an amazing, but exhausting, birthday weekend, which took us from the Rock’n’Roll Hotel to Flash to The Paradox. I regret not making it to the Soundwaves Boat Party, Sunglass Sundays or Groovetop, but this old man could only handle so much fun in one weekend!

FORWARD Festival 2016 Preview

Right… lots to cover this weekend, and as usual I don’t have much time. Currently bashing this out while attending a conference in Las Vegas, so need to keep it quick. Before I get into the weekend’s activities, I wanted to give you all a heads up about FORWARD 2016, DC’s annual 5 day festival celebrating electronic creative culture. The ninth annual festival starts on Wednesday May 11, and runs until Sunday May 15, and this year the theme of the festival is duality. Check the flyer below for details of all the events, then check the day by day preview below. Some great events in this year’s festival, including FORWARD and DC House Grooves presents Disco Knights with Anthony Mansfield, Team Zapata and Body Werk on Saturday May 14, and of course the free FORWARD on the National Mall parties on Saturday afternoon and Sunday afternoon. For the best deal, pick up a FORWARD Pass for only $40, or you can buy tickets for individual events by visiting the individual event page, which I’ve listed in the preview below. A FORWARD Pass gets you entry to every event, plus a limited edition FORWARD 2016 t-shit and a FREE cup of coffee from Bump’n’Grind.

forward 2016 t shirt

FORWARD 2016 T-Shirt

Not a bad deal! If you are feeling generous and want to donate to the festival, you can do so by sending a PayPal payment to david@eightyeightdc.com. Please contribute whatever you can afford if you value this annual celebration of electronic music and culture.

Buy FORWARD 2016 Passes

FORWARD 2016Wednesday May 11

FORWARD presents Geng (Purple Tape Pedigree) at Bump’n’Grind

FORWARD presents Geng (Purple Tape Pedigree) at Bump’n’GrindMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1612978972277294/

Thursday May 12

FORWARD x Amalgamation x LENG present SULLY – UK & COPOUT – NYC at Zeba Bar

FORWARD x Amalgamation x LENG present SULLY - UK & COPOUT - NYC at Zeba BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/226206594405113/

Friday May 13

FORWARD x Computa Age present Mungo’s Hi Fi at Songbyrd Music House and Record Café

FORWARD x Computa Age present Mungo's Hi Fi at Songbyrd Music House and Record CaféMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/526481354221073/

Saturday May 14

FORWARD on the Mall with Anthony Mansfield and David Rosenberg

FORWARD on the Mall with Anthony Mansfield and David Rosenberg

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/234096023619033/

FORWARD x DC House Grooves Present: Disco Knights with Anthony Mansfield, Team Zapata and Body Werk at Zeba Bar

FORWARD x DC House Grooves Present: Disco Knights with Anthony Mansfield, Team Zapata and Body Werk at Zeba BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1679281688990320/

Sunday May 15

FORWARD on the Mall with Ultra Naté and Lisa Moody

FORWARD on the Mall with Ultra Naté and Lisa Moody

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/234096023619033/

FORWARD Meltdown with Rosario & Benoit at Songbyrd Music House and Record Café

FORWARD Meltdown with Rosario & Benoit at Songbyrd Music House and Record Café

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/228131467555077/

Back to this weekend, which brings us all the usual amazing events, along with the annual Funk Parade on U Street, along with all the associated events and after parties.  I’ve included a special section for Funk Parade Picks below, and a special Funk Parade section in the listings featuring all the events on my radar. See below for all this week’s picks, then check the full listings below. Many many great events this weekend, but if you want my advice, check out the Pre-Prescription Funk Parade Day Party, then head over to the Prescription with Fred Everything. Saturday grooves sorted!

*** Thursday Picks ***

Preview with Paul Geddes at Flash

Playlist with Jubilee, Ramirez & Kochi at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Official Movement Pre-Party: Âme (DJ set) & Solar at U Street Music Hall

The Acid House at The Bourbon Room, Fredericksburg

*** Friday Picks ***

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

Radio Slave, Dekmantel Soundsystem, Joe L at Flash, with Dance Party Chronicles featuring Martín Miguel, Remote Ctrl and Heights in the Flash Bar

Baltotroit with Boss Ross, Steve Kirn and Itzjack at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Strictly 4 the Dance Floor with Ernest Fountain at Zeba Bar

LENG Presents WOLF DEM, Alex Gardel, & Tsurugi at Backbar

Vague Output & 4 Hours of Funk present Teddy Douglas, Graham & Fleg and Ben Jenkins at Club 1722

*** Funk Parade Picks ***

Tapwagon Soundsystem Biergarden Rewind with Aaron Sparks, Brothers Brau, DJ LoveGrove, Jacob Jay, Kochi, Tim Jackson & Will Eastman 

Pre-PRESCRIPTION : Funk Parade Day Party with Jus Nowhere, DJ Nav, DJ Reets, Martín Miguel and HOT COFFEE

Funky For U: Volume Two (Funk Parade Day Party) at The Velvet Lounge

Funk Love Massive at Industrial Bank

Heavy Rotation: Funk Parade Afterparty Edition at Black Cat Backstage

Sao Funky Afterparty with Fort Knox Five & Qdup at Tropicalia

*** Saturday Picks ***

Prescription with Fred Everything, Team Zapata, Hot Coffee & Markinthedark at 300 Morse Street

Romanian UVAR Meets Muted Noise: Nu Zau, Sepp and Halo Varga at Flash, with Foot Therapy ft. M//R and Ben Jenkins in the Flash Bar

ESL Saturday with Greg Wilson, DJ Provoke, Philip Goyette and Chris Brooks at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Natural Resources with Pacific Fur Company at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

***Sunday Picks ***

ESL Sunday with Sam The Man Burns, Mr Bonkerz and Sunday’s Rooftop with Anthony Collins, Edo, Benoit at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Those are my picks for this weekend. Here’s the full listings. Make it count!

Thursday May 5

Preview with Paul Geddes at Flash

Preview with Paul Geddes at FlashMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/230972737280018/

Playlist with Jubilee, Ramirez & Kochi at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Playlist with Jubilee, Ramirez & Kochi at Eighteenth Street LoungeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/606149252881543/

Buena Deep with Mr. Wright & DFMO at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Buena Deep with Mr. Wright & DFMO at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts ClubMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/103736260037384/

Official Movement Pre-Party: Âme (DJ set) & Solar at U Street Music Hall

Official Movement Pre-Party: Âme (DJ set) & Solar at U Street Music HallMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/950771901686349/

Transmission 4/4 with Philip Goyette at Velvet Lounge

Transmission 4/4 with Philip Goyette at Velvet LoungeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/601980643301839/

Fun & Bass Revenge of the Fifth at Revolution Darts & Billiards, Centerville

Fun & Bass Revenge of the Fifth at Revolution Darts & Billiards, CentervilleMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1051255434953201/

The Acid House at The Bourbon Room, Fredericksburg

The Acid House at The Bourbon Room, FredericksburgMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/527586710780679/

Markus Schulz Watch The World Tour at Soundcheck

Markus Schulz Watch The World Tour at SoundcheckMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1988420658049026/

Friday May 6

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

WTF?! radio show with Kochi and Corduroy Mavericks on Sugar Shack RecordingsMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/817007208405764/

Radio Slave, Dekmantel Soundsystem, Joe L at Flash, with Dance Party Chronicles featuring Martín Miguel, Remote Ctrl and Heights in the Flash Bar

Radio Slave, Dekmantel Soundsystem, Joe L at Flash, with Dance Party Chronicles featuring Martín Miguel, Remote Ctrl and Heights in the Flash BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/543770419130906/

Baltotroit with Boss Ross, Steve Kirn and Itzjack at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Baltotroit with Boss Ross, Steve Kirn and Itzjack at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/256723324673826/

Strictly 4 the Dance Floor with Ernest Fountain at Zeba Bar

Strictly 4 the Dance Floor with Ernest Fountain at Zeba BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/978963558866500/

ESL Fridays with DJ Big Will Rosario, Will Eastman and Qdup at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Fridays with DJ Big Will Rosario, Will Eastman and Qdup at Eighteenth Street LoungeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge/

LENG Presents WOLF DEM, Alex Gardel, & Tsurugi at Backbar

LENG Presents WOLF DEM, Alex Gardel, & Tsurugi at BackbarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1049422741795749/

Vague Output & 4 Hours of Funk present Teddy Douglas, Graham & Fleg and Ben Jenkins at Club 1722

Vague Output & 4 Hours of Funk present Teddy Douglas, Graham & Fleg and Ben Jenkins at Club 1722More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/474412609420182/

First Friday with Oso Fresh at Colony Club

First Friday with Oso Fresh at Colony ClubMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/275132769495891/

Element presents: Grum with Christauff and Dave Cortex at U Street Music Hall

Element presents: Grum with Christauff and Dave Cortex at U Street Music HallMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1071348912886740/

Pulse Fridays with DJ Biskit at Pulse Nightclub, Baltimore

Pulse Fridays with DJ Biskit at Pulse Nightclub, BaltimoreMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1036804023065462/

FUNK PARADE – Saturday May 7

Funk Parade 2016 on U Street

Funk Parade 2016 on U StreetMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/882479311870318/

Tapwagon Soundsystem Biergarden Rewind with Aaron Sparks, Brothers Brau, DJ LoveGrove, Jacob Jay, Kochi, Tim Jackson & Will Eastman 

Tapwagon Soundsystem Biergarden Rewind with Aaron Sparks, Brothers Brau, DJ LoveGrove, Jacob Jay, Kochi, Tim Jackson & Will Eastman

Pre-PRESCRIPTION : Funk Parade Day Party with Jus Nowhere, DJ Nav, DJ Reets, Martín Miguel and HOT COFFEE

PrescriptionMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/282597602072687/

Funky For U: Volume Two (Funk Parade Day Party) at The Velvet Lounge

Funky For U: Volume Two (Funk Parade Day Party) at The Velvet LoungeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/514386895399683/

Funk Love Massive at Industrial Bank

Funk Love Massive at Industrial BankMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/836947726428506/

Aztec Sun, Sub-Urban Sol, DJ Jon Q at DC 9 Nightclub

Aztec Sun, Sub-Urban Sol, DJ Jon Q at DC 9 NightclubMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/222080514835891/

PitchBlak Brass Band, Nappy Riddem and Fort Knox Five ft. Qdup at U Street Music Hall

Funk parade at u hallMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1113370448705683/

Tropicalia Funk Parade Soundstage: Johnny Popcorn, Rufus Roundtree and Da Bmore Brass Factory, People’s Champs at Tropicalia

Tropicalia Funk Parade Soundstage: Johnny Popcorn, Rufus Roundtree and Da Bmore Brass Factory, People’s Champs at TropicaliaMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1712468688991940/

Heavy Rotation: Funk Parade Afterparty Edition at Black Cat Backstage

Heavy Rotation: Funk Parade Afterparty Edition at Black Cat BackstageMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/102181130193032/

Sao Funky Afterparty with Fort Knox Five & Qdup at Tropicalia

Sao Funky Afterparty with Fort Knox Five & Qdup at TropicaliaMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/985208078195409/

Saturday May 7

Prescription with Fred Everything, Team Zapata, Hot Coffee & Markinthedark at 300 Morse Street

Prescription with Fred Everything, Team Zapata, Hot Coffee & Markinthedark at 300 Morse StreetMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1595386367448343

Romanian UVAR Meets Muted Noise: Nu Zau, Sepp and Halo Varga at Flash, with Foot Therapy ft. M//R and Ben Jenkins in the Flash Bar

Romanian UVAR Meets Muted Noise: Nu Zau, Sepp and Halo Varga at Flash, with Foot Therapy ft. M//R and Ben Jenkins in the Flash BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1561225234177896/

ESL Saturday with Greg Wilson, DJ Provoke, Philip Goyette and Chris Brooks at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday with Greg Wilson, DJ Provoke, Philip Goyette and Chris Brooks at Eighteenth Street LoungeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge/

Shipfaced Launch Party with Tek Los and Jon Swink

Shipfaced Launch Party with Tek Los and Jon SwinkMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1735576556654638/

HouseArrest with Zacheser and special guests AlexNOIZE & RawleNightLong at Rock’n’Roll Hotel

HouseArrest with Zacheser and special guests AlexNOIZE & RawleNightLong at Rock’n’Roll HotelMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1584619911856069/

Silent Disco Shaw at Cambria Suites Washington DC Convention Center

Silent Disco Shaw at Cambria Suites Washington DC Convention CenterMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1739458489634575/

Natural Resources with Pacific Fur Company at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Natural Resources with PFC at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/175512472843506/

REV909: Daft Punk/French House Tribute & Indie Dance Classics with Will Eastman, Ozker at U Street Music Hall

rev909More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1238830289477615/

 

Sunday May 8

ESL Sunday with Sam The Man Burns, Mr Bonkerz and Sunday’s Rooftop with Anthony Collins, Edo, Benoit at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday with Sam The Man Burns, Mr Bonkerz and Sunday's Rooftop with Anthony Collins, Edo, Benoit at Eighteenth Street LoungeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/937855292980085/

Aftermath Sundays with Playin’Fields at Masa 14

Aftermath Sundays with Playin’Fields at Masa 14More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1543393065962125/

Wally Lopez at Soundcheck

Wally Lopez at SoundcheckMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1155591864472485/

Spiritual Sundays at Savannah’s, Baltimore

Spiritual Sundays at Savannah’s, BaltimoreMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/568414063329434/