DC House Grooves Half Assed Round Up of the Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC July 9 to July 12

Andy Grant here… dropping the royal DC House Grooves “we” this week to check in with a half-assed round up of the best underground house and electronic music events in and around DC this weekend . Between work, sickness and family stuff, I’ve just had too much going on to pull together the usual comprehensive listings, so this week you’ll all have to make do with an abbreviated edition. There’s a lot more going on in and around DC, but the selection below represents the best of the bunch, in my opinion at least. Check the events below, and keep your eyes and ears open for other stuff that might be going on.

So how about last weekend then? Too many good times to mention over the holiday weekend, but the high points for me were opening the main room at Flash for Kai Alce and Chez Damier on Friday night (huge thanks to the Flash crew for booking me for that slot. Love you guys!), getting down on the Flash Rooftop celebrating Lisa Frank‘s birthday on July 4, then going back to back with DJ Nav at Tropicalia on Sunday night at Milk Chocolate City presents The Return of Mr V on Sunday. An epic weekend all round… the only question is, can we top it this weekend? Well here are my suggestions for you best bets from Thursday to Sunday:

On Thursday, I suggest checking out the Milk Chocolate City happy hour at Dunya, then head over to catch special guest Meegs at The Business End at Velvet.

On Friday, I’d say your best bet is my old mate from back in Scotland Funk D’Void, who will be headlining the main room at Flash with support from Lake People and Feroun, while I’ll be on duty down in the bar with Charles Martin. Trev-ski and Chemical Ali will be at the controls up on the rooftop. Also worth a look is Don’t Call it a Come Back at Napoleon, with a great lineup including Sergio SantosNavboxJubilee, and Benoit Benoit. Getting the band back together, just like old times! Last, but not least, Back in the Day at U Street Music Hall promises a quality night of old school vibes for the heads. If you were there back in the day, this is the one for you.

On Saturday, take your pick between Body Werk at DC9, showcasing the Milk Chocolate City DJs, or Lee BurridgeNavbox and Brian Monaco at U Street Music Hall, before heading up to Baltimore for Arapu at the Dark Room, or Deep Sugar at the Paradox for afters. Make sure you grab your advanced tix for U Hall if you plan on going… it will sell out!

Finally, on Sunday, grab one of the last few tix for the Soundwaves Boat Party with Hector, then head up to the ESL / Public / Dirty Bar triangle for Navbox & Friends Navbox & Philip Goyette‘s birthday parties at ESL, Sunglass Sundays with Super Flu at Public and Groovetop with The Scumfrog at Dirty Bar. Plenty there to keep you grooving into Monday Morning.

OK then… before we get to this week’s picks, here’s this week’s mix. It’s one of mine from the amazing Midnight Project party with Fred P back in January, which has recently seen a surge in interest. Very pleased with how this came out.. definitely worth a listen if you like the deep shit and haven’t take it for a spin yet.

 

Right… that’s it for this week. I’ll be heading off on vacation the next couple of weeks, so likely to be sticking to this half-assed format through July. Hopefully you’ll still find it useful. See you on the dance floor!

Picks for Thurday July 9

Rooftop Happy Hour House Vibez Pt. 3 at Dunya

Rooftop Happy Hour House Vibez Pt. 3 at Dunya

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/991945167483841/

The Business End w. Philco & Wave Age ft. Meegs at Velvet Lounge

The Business End w. Philco & Wave Age ft. Meegs at Velvet Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/725096297637028/

Picks for Friday July 10

LoveCamp: Ft Meegs & DJ Nav at The Embassy Row Hotel

LoveCamp: Ft Meegs & DJ Nav at The Embassy Row Hotel

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/785341298252662/

Funk D’Void (Barcelona) and Lake People (Germany) with Feroun at Flash, with Andy Grant & Charles Martin in the Flash Bar, and Chemical Ali & Trev-ski on the Flash Rooftop

Funk D'Void (Barcelona) and Lake People (Germany) with Feroun at Flash, with Andy Grant & Charles Martin in the Flash Bar, and Chemical Ali & Trev-ski on the Flash Rooftop

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/867731649965265/

Don’t Call it a Come Back with Sergio Santos, Jubilee, Navbox & Benoit Benoit at Napoleon

Don't Call it a Come Back with Sergio Santos, Jubilee, Navbox & Benoit Benoit at Napoleon

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/786306611467679/

Back in the Day featuring Terry Mullan, Freefall, Sketti, Buster & Ray Casil at U Street Music Hall

Back in the Day featuring Terry Mullan, Freefall, Sketti, Buster & Ray Casil at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/492607030895235/

ESL Fridays with John “Roc” Mateo, Joe L, All Good Funk Alliance, J Mack & DJ Provoke at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday

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

BaltoTroit at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

BaltoTroit at Dr. Clock's Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/462032437280685/

Picks for Saturday July 11

Deep: feat Funky People at Embassy Row Hotel

Deep: ft Funky People at Embassy Row Hotel

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/472286946268585/472514416245838/

Good Buddies w. Wave Age & Philco ft. Navbox at Rock’n’Roll Hotel

Good Buddies w. Wave Age & Philco ft. Navbox at Rock'n'Roll Hotel

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/409503079235500/

BODY WERK Milk Chocolate City Showcase at DC9 Nightclub

BODY WERK Milk Chocolate City Showcase at DC9 Nightclub

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/445137555665453/

Lee Burridge with Navbox, Brian Monaco at U Street Music Hall

Lee Burridge with Navbox, Brian Monaco at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/369243979931335/

ESL Saturday with Will Eastman, Mr Bonkerz, Thomas Blondet, DJ Soul, Juan Zapata, James Dellastatious & Tommy Cornelis at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday

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

ARAPU (ROMANIA) / Jonathan (NY) / Jubilee (DC) at The Dark Room, Baltimore

ARAPU (ROMANIA) / Jonathan (NY) / Jubilee (DC) at The Dark Room, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/372473722962482/

Deep Sugar Backyard BBQ with Ultra Naté, Lisa Moody, Donna Edwards & the Deep Sugar Residents at The Paradox, Baltimore

Deep Sugar Backyard BBQ with Ultra Naté, Lisa Moody, Donna Edwards & the Deep Sugar Residents at The Paradox, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1616232831953214/

Picks for Sunday July 12

Soundwaves Boat Party w/ Hector

Soundwaves Boat Party

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1130307646995785/

Navbox & Friends Navbox & Philip Goyette’s Birthday Bash at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Navbox & Friends Navbox & Philip Goyette's Birthday Bash at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/449788505194468/

Sunglass Sundays with Super Flu, Schubert, David Martin & Harold Figueroa at Public Bar

Sunglass Sundays with Super Flu, Schubert, David Martin & Harold Figueroa at Public Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1614415722149670/

Groovetop with The Scumfrog on Dirty Bar Rooftop

Groovetop with The Scumfrog on Dirty Bar Rooftop

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1595000364120954/

 

DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC April 2 – April 5

Woohoo! We’re over the hump, and it’s time to start thinking about the weekend again. Yet again, there’s a huge range of choices for dance floor action this weekend, so whatever you’re in the mood for, we’re sure there’s something there for you. We’re super excited for another edition of our monthly Body Werk party at DC 9 Nightclub, which this time around features the world exclusive debut of DJ duo Gamble & Puff. More on that later! Let’s just say you won’t want to miss this one 🙂

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Now where were we? Oh yeah… as is tradition (well at least as of the last few weeks), we’ve got a couple of mixes for you before we dive into the picks. First up, we’ve got the latest edition of the DC House Grooves Meet the Locals Podcast, our semi-regular showcase of exclusive mixes from local underground DJs. We’d like to say our weekly showcase, but it ain’t easy persuading these cats to press the record button! We just post ’em up when we get ’em, and with so many great DJs in this town, we’re hoping to keep it as regular thing. Episode #12 is from relative DC newcomer to the DC scene Brian Monaco, who was recently to be found gracing the decks with Chris Nitti at our favorite Thursday night party Lost on Thursdays. He may be new to our local scene, but Brian has been throwing parties while over in London for many years, and he’s a great addition to our local roster of DJs. There’s a great vibe to his mix, with tracks from Missing Linkx, Red Rack’em, Greenville Massive, Acid Pauli and DJ Koze, to name but a few. Unfortunately we had to post this one up on Mixcloud, since SoundCloud were being dicks about it with their Copyright filters, but don’t let that put you off.  It’s a good one!

DC House Grooves Meet The Locals Podcast #12: Brian Monaco by Dc House Grooves on Mixcloud

Our other mix this week is the latest edition of the FORWARD Festival 2015 Infinity Mix Series from Meistro of the Sol Power All Stars, which provides a delightful blend of old and new tunes to get you grooving. Every mix in this series has defied expectations, each one showcasing different style of electronic music. We strongly recommend you give this one a listen, as it will take you places you don’t expect, all the while maintaining a great vibe.

 

Don’t forget to pick up your pass for FORWARD Festival 2015 while the tier one pricing is still available. May is fast approaching, and the prices will go up soon! Your Forward Pass gets you access to all preview and festival events, and you also get the much sought after FORWARD Swag Bag. Don’t miss out!

Right… s’pose we better get on with our picks for the coming weekend. Not much time to get through everything this week, so forgive any brevity. We try and pick out three or four events each night of the weekend, as we just don’t have time to cover everything we want to. If your awesome underground event isn’t covered this week, we’ll get round to it next time. And don’t forget, we include everything in the listings below. As you’re picking out what you plan to do this weekend, don’t forget to click through to the event pages of anything you plan on attending and clicking Join. This helps spread the word about the event (you want a crowd there, right?) and also helps let promoters know who’s coming. Damn.. went off on one again. Forgot to take the ADD meds again. Where were we? Oh yeah, this week’s picks. Squirrel!

Thursday Picks

Lost on Thursdays Superlost feat. Pirupa (Snatch!/Napoli) / Sophia Saze (Dusk & Haze/Brooklyn) at Lost Society

Top pick for Thursday night is Superlost at Lost Society featuring Pirupa (Snatch! / Napoli), making his DC debit along with Sophia Saze (Dusk & Haze / Brooklyn). While we’re all about supporting local DJs, this is a great chance to catch two great DJs with no cover. That’s right! As always, there’s no over for Lost on Thursdays. We’re listening to a Pirupa mix right now, and it’s quality stuff. Nice, deep, chugging, heady tunes without a hint of cheese in sight. We’re not familiar with Sophia Saze, but by the looks of her RA Chart, you’re in good hands. We predict a great vibe on the Lost rooftop tomorrow night, and if the weather holds up, you’re in for a treat. No cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1572104433052505/

Transmission 4|4 w/ RNS (DC) and Philip Goyette (DC) at Velvet Lounge

Further along U Street at Velvet Lounge, our next pick is Philip Goyette‘s monthly Transmission 4|4 party. This month, Philip’s guests are local DJ / producer duo RNS, so you can expect quality deep house vibes all night in the downstairs bar at Velvet. No cover, 21+, and there’s a $7 Nattybo / Jameson combo 11pm-close. Sounds like fun to us!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1571905966387956/

Gryphon After Dark: Crystal Youth at The Gryphon

If tomorrow’s date night and you’re wanting something classy, check out Gryphon After Dark. Jazz singer meets piano bar meets cabaret, meets DC 2014 from the team at One Love Massive. No cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1559774384263519/

The UKG Social  @ Spirit with Isaac G, DJ TE & Jett Chandon at The Get Down, Baltimore

Our Thursday pick if you’re in Baltimore or you’re a UK garage head is The UKG Social at The Get Down, with DJs Isaac G, TEOmnibud and Jett Chandon. Thursday night sees their 3rd annual Shuffling Contest, so get there early to show off your moves. $5 for 18+, no cover 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1547215715538929/

Friday Picks

WTF?! Radio Show w/ Corduroy Mavericks, Kochi and Andy Grant on sugarshackrecordings.com

Friday kicks off with DJ Kochi‘s WTF?! Radio Show on Sugarshackrecordings.com. Kochi’s guest this week is none other than our own Andy Grant, who will be bringing the heat to the WTF?! studio. We’ve got it on good authority that Andy and Kochi are packing some smokin’ hot new tunes, so tune in at 5pm on Friday for some serious fire.

https://www.facebook.com/events/430415220452334/

Spring To Life – Lisa Frank, Marko Peli, Twin Kllls & meegs – Cherry Snatch Edition at Zeba Bar

Our top pick for Friday night is a real treat: a solid (almost) all-local line up on our favorite neighborhood dance floor. Spring to Life at Zeba Bar features the killer line up of local superstar Lisa FrankMarko Peli, Meegs and Twin KIlls (PA, NYC, Bubbles & Bass), with awesome visuals by [capsaicin]. This has all the ingredients for a fantastic party, and we reckon its where all the heads will be on Friday night. So, come out of hibernation, skip the crowded U Street dance floors, and get down with friends and family at Zeba Bar! No cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/826820044034065/

Trus’me, Wbeeza (LiVE), DJ Nav at Flash, with Foot Therapy in the Flash Bar

Down at Flash, there’s a solid lineup with Trus’meWbeeza (performing Live) and DJ Nav on the main floor, with the Foot Therapy crew down in the Flash Bar, with a line up including DJ Zach FMax BerryBen Jenkins Rosemary Arp. We’re really digging the latest release from Wbeeza, so we’re planning on stopping by to check it out, and the Foot Therapy crew always bring the underground heat. Recommended plan of attack: get there early, get some Foot Therapy in the Flash Bar, then head upstairs for DJ Nav and Wbeeza. Advanced tickets are $8 from Ticketfly, more on the door. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1549819898618160/

BaltoTroit v4 with Boss Ross & Steve Kirn at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

The sounds of Baltimore and Detroit collide, as two great local DJs, Boss Ross Steve Kirn, bring you the best techno, minimal, deep, house, tech and everything in between in the wonderful surroundings of Doctor Clock’s Nowhere Bar. Proper music for the heads. No cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/803034176455455/

Saturday Picks

BODY WERK with Gamble & Puff (Chadwick & Meegs) and Vanniety Kills & Seany Ranks at DC9 Nightclub

Our top pick for Saturday night is Body Werk at DC9 Nightclub, featuring the exclusive worldwide debut of DJ duo Gamble & Puff (Chadwick and meegs) on the main floor, with DJ Vanniety Kills Seany Ranks bringing it on the rooftop.  Yeah, ok, this is our event and we’re obviously going to recommend it, but with this line up, it’s going to be more than a little bit special. The sound system at DC9 Nightclub is great, and with two great DJ duos across two rooms, you’re guaranteed quality grooves all night long. We can’t wait to hear what Chadwick & Meegs have got lined up for us. Individually, they do some amazing things pushing DJ technology to the limit, and we’re bringing them together for the first time at Body Werk. And if that isn’t special enough, we’ve Cadence supremos Vanniety Kills and Seany Ranks spinning a rare house set up on the rooftop. Doors open at 9pm, so if you’re heading elsewhere, stop by and pre-game with us. $2 before midnight, $5 after. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1601514023425718/

Till Von Sein, Philip Goyette, Throe at Flash with Wizdom Entertainment in the Flash Bar

Over at Flash, Saturday night brings Till Von Sein, with support from Philip Goyette Throe, while down in the bar Wizdom Entertainment presents Marko Geatti, Daryl Northrop Alonzo Wainwright. We’re huge fans of Till Von Sein‘s sets, which always take you on a journey, from quality vocal house, to proper messed up wonky shit. We’ve got fond memories of last summer’s Sundays Rooftop party with Till Von Sein, and you can expect the man to deliver the goods again on the amazing Flash sound system. Advanced tickets are $10 from Ticketfly, more on the door. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1538835766405540/

ESL Saturdays with Meistro, Joe L, Farid, DJ Nav, Juan Zapata, Mr Bonkerz & DJ Remote Ctrl at Eighteenth Street Lounge

For another great all local line up that just drips quality house music, check out Eighteenth Street Lounge , with Meistro and Joe L on the patio, Farid and DJ Nav in the gold room, Juan Zapata and Mr Bonkerz in the main room, and DJ Remote Ctrl up in the jazz room. That’s like DC house royalty right there, all under one roof. 21+.

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

4U: Odyssey of House with DJ Mate Masie (4U) and DJ Ramirez at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Odyssey of House at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club with locals DJ Mate Masie (4U) and DJ Ramirez is a great option for deep and soulful house away from the big room crowds on Saturday night. We love Jimmy V’s, as its location almost guarantees that everyone there is meant to be there, so you there’ll be no walk ins from the street requesting Beyoncé all night long; just solid, soulful, underground grooves. No cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1425073304462201/

All Around Soundclash-Deinfamous / Malleus / LUSH & more at Zeba Bar

Eclectic soundclash business for the heads at Zeba Bar. A quality lineup of seasoned selectors and up and coming talent delivering something a little different. Expect the unexpected! No cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/459567954194511/

Sunday Picks

ESL Sundays with Sam Burns’ Underground Soul Solution and The Metaphysical at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Top pick for Sunday is Sam Burns’ Underground Soul Solution at Eighteenth Street Lounge, where Sam takes the regular crowd of devoted house heads on a spiritual journey of quality house and classics in the gold room, while The Metaphysical throws down in main room. A quality musical experience all round, and a great way to wrap up your weekend.

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

That wraps it up for this week’s picks. See below for full listings of all the best underground house and electronic music events this coming weekend. Don’t forget to click through to any events you plan on attending and click Join. We hope you’ve enjoyed reading this week’s edition. Don’t forget to check back next week for everything you need to plan your weekend on the dance floor.

Thursday April 2

Lost on Thursdays Superlost feat. Pirupa (Snatch!/Napoli) / Sophia Saze (Dusk & Haze/Brooklyn) at Lost Society

Lost on Thursdays Superlost feat. Pirupa (Snatch!/Napoli) / Sophia Saze (Dusk & Haze/Brooklyn) at Lost Society

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1572104433052505/

Transmission 4|4 w/ RNS (DC) and Philip Goyette (DC) at Velvet Lounge

Transmission 4|4 w/ RNS (DC) and Philip Goyette (DC) at Velvet Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1571905966387956/

Clark & Nosaj Thing with Rival Consoles at U Street Music Hall

Clark & Nosaj Thing with Rival Consoles at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/807496149310464/

The UKG Social  @ Spirit with Isaac G, DJ TE & Jett Chandon at The Get Down, Baltimore

The UKG Social @ Spirit with Isaac G, DJ TE & Jett Chandon at The Get Down, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1547215715538929/

Gryphon After Dark: Crystal Youth at The Gryphon

Gryphon After Dark: Live Music, No Cover: Neo Soul, Trip Hop, Soul & Jazz at The Gryphon

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1559774384263519/

Friday April 3

WTF?! Radio Show w/ Corduroy Mavericks, Kochi and Andy Grant on sugarshackrecordings.com

WTF?! Radio Show w/ Corduroy Mavericks, Kochi and Andy Grant on sugarshackrecordings.com

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/430415220452334/

Spring To Life – Lisa Frank, Marko Peli, Twin Kllls & meegs – Cherry Snatch Edition at Zeba Bar

Spring To Life - Lisa Frank, Marko Peli, Twin Kllls & meegs - Cherry Snatch Edition at Zeba Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/826820044034065/

Trus’me, Wbeeza (LiVE), DJ Nav at Flash, with Foot Therapy in the Flash Bar

Trus'me, Wbeeza (LiVE), DJ Nav at Flash, with Foot Therapy in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1549819898618160/

BaltoTroit v4 with Boss Ross & Steve Kirn at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

BaltoTroit v4 with Boss Ross & Steve Kirn at Dr. Clock's Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/803034176455455/

H Street Boogie Connection with DJ’s Provoke, Fulano & Trev-ski at Rock’n’Roll Hotel

H Street Boogie Connection

 

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1607375572832816/

Charles Feelgood with Freddy Be, Crimson Raiders at U Street Music Hall

Charles Feelgood with Freddy Be, Crimson Raiders at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1407634262878082/

ESL Fridays with Stylus Chris, Mr Bonkerz, Trev-ski, Gabe Flores & Martín Miguel at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Fridays

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

Saturday April 4

BODY WERK with Gamble & Puff (Chadwick & Meegs) and Vanniety Kills & Seany Ranks at DC9 Nightclub

BODY WERK with Gamble & Puff (Chadwick & Meegs) and Vanniety Kills & Seany Ranks at DC9 Nightclub

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1601514023425718/

Till Von Sein, Philip Goyette, Throe at Flash with Wizdom Entertainment in the Flash Bar

Till Von Sein, Philip Goyette, Throe at Flash with Wizdom Entertainment in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1538835766405540/

ESL Saturdays with Meistro, Joe L, Farid, DJ Nav, Juan Zapata, Mr Bonkerz & DJ Remote Ctrl at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturdays

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

Odyssey of House with DJ Mate Masie (4U) and DJ Ramirez at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Odyssey of House with DJ Mate Masie (4U) and DJ Ramirez at Jimmy Valentine's Lonely Hearts Club

 

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1425073304462201/

All Around Soundclash-Deinfamous / Malleus / LUSH & more at Zeba Bar

All Around Soundclash-Deinfamous / Malleus / LUSH & more at Zeba Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/459567954194511/

I Ching with 1st Responders of House at I Ching

I Ching with 1st Responders of House at I Ching

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/844869045584935/

Soul in the Hole with Chris McClenney, Gudo, DJ Wit at Backbar

Soul in the Hole with Chris McClenney, Gudo, DJ Wit at Backbar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/969751433038042/

Gent & Jawns with Andromulus, Spinser Tracy at U Street Music Hall

Gent & Jawns with Andromulus, Spinser Tracy at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1401938140120526/

Houseology: Rebirth with Ernest Fountain & Mark Moultrie at St. Marys Restaurant & Bar, Baltimore

Houseology: Rebirth with Ernest Fountain & Mark Moultrie at St. Marys Restaurant & Bar, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/677965365648646/

Enlighten XVIII “The Tenth Dimension” at The Paradox, Baltimore

Enlighten XVIII "The Tenth Dimension" at The Paradox, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/804107819663649/

Sunday April 5

ESL Sundays with Sam Burns’ Underground Soul Solution and The Metaphysical at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sundays with Sam Burns' Underground Soul Solution and The Metaphysical at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

Nu Sessions Presents: Moving Castle Showcase at U Street Music Hall 

Nu Sessions Presents: Moving Castle Showcase at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1628746020687475/

DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC March 12 – March 15

We’re over the hump for the week, so time to start thinking about what to do this weekend, and what better way to plan your dance floor strategy than reading another edition of the DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up. Spring has finally (almost) sprung here in the District, and despite the dying winter’s desperate efforts to spoil last weekend, DC’s hardened party goers still managed to have a great time. With nearly a foot of snow last Thursday, and Joseph Capriati failing to show up, we still managed to pull off a great party at Flash, joining forces with the Lost on Thursdays crew for an all locals lineup, including Chris NittiSarah Myers, Andy GrantJubilee and Oliver Caine, all bringing their A games to the main floor at Flash. It was the perfect antidote to the snow day blues. Kudos to Flash management for opening the club when everything else in town was canceled, and respect to all the DJs and party goers who braved the snow! It made for a really fun night; one of our favorites at Flash in a while.

Before we dive into the picks this week, we just wanted to bring your attention to the FORWARD Festival Infinity Mix Series. An annual highlight of the Washington DC electronic scene, the FORWARD festival is fast approaching, and this year the theme is Infinity. In anticipation, the FORWARD team have asked DJs from all genres and backgrounds to contribute a mix capturing the festival theme, and they’re well worth your time. We’ve included the first three mixes in the series below.

The first is from top DC local Lisa Frank:

 

The second is by Panch:

 

And the third is a deliciously eclectic selection from Nobody Stranger:

 

Look out for more mixes in the series as we approach this years FORWARD Festival, and make sure you like the FORWARD DC Facebook Page and follow the FORWARD DC Soundcloud page so you don’t miss future updates. Also, you can now pick up Tier One passes for FORWARD 2015 for the low price of $100. With a FORWARD pass, you get access to all FORWARD 2015 preview and festival events, and the much sought after FORWARD swag bag. Seriously, why are you still here… go grab your FORWARD 2015 Tier 1 pass while they’re still available.

OK, so let’s take at look at our picks for this weekend. If you plan on attending an event, please click through to the event page and click Join, and don’t forget to let your friends know! After you’ve read through our picks, make sure you scroll down and check out the full listings. While we try to pick out what we think are the best bets, we’re sure to have missed some 🙂

Thursday Picks

Superlost feat. Izhevski (All Day I Dream / Propaganda / Moscow) at Lost Society

Strangely, not a whole lot to choose from on Thursday, but our top pick, as is often the case on Thursdays, is Superlost at Lost Society with Izhevski (All Day I Dream / Propaganda) taking control of the decks open to close. Great to see another guest of international caliber on the Lost Society rooftop, and you can expect the usual friendly crowd and a packed dance floor, and if the weather behaves it may even be nice out on the rooftop. Best of all, there’s no cover, and there’ll be all the usual drinks specials. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/655889524536798/

The Business End with Philco & Caleb L’Etoile at Velvet Lounge

Another great choice on U Street for Thursday is the monthly party The Business End at Velvet Lounge, with locals Philco and Caleb L’Etoile throwing down the deep house and nu disco jams open to close. Expect beer, whiskey, dance moves and debauchery to a soundtrack of quality tunes in the intimate surroundings of Velvet Lounge. Sounds like fun! No cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/409445005881053/

Friday Picks

WTF?! with Corduroy Mavericks, Kochi and D.J. Ramirez on Sugar Shack Recordings

We kick off Friday with the WTF?! Radio Show, which this week features Kochi and DJ Ramirez (Slope Traxx). Anyone who has tuned in to the WTF?! show before knows that this is a great way to start off your Friday night right, and when Kochi and Ramirez get together, you just know if will be pure fire. A great way to spend your Friday commute, and a great warm up for Body Werk in the Flash Bar on Friday, where Ramirez will be joining Andy Grant and Jubilee to throw down quality deep jams all night long.

https://www.facebook.com/events/739048889548077/

Focus: Marcel Fengler, Navbox & Dansman at Flash, Body Werk with Andy Grant, Jubilee & Ramirez in the Flash Bar 

Our top pick for Friday night is Focus at Flash with Berghain / Panoramabar resident Marcel Fengler (Ostgut Ton | Berlin) headlining the main floor, with local support from Navbox (Stranger than Paradise, Flash) and Dansman (Flash, #Bodyfeel). It’s going to be quality techno all night up on the main floor, while down in the Flash BarAndy Grant (DC House Grooves)Jubilee (Slope Traxx) Ramirez (Slope Traxx) will be serving up the freshest, deepest cuts open to close.. With techno upstairs and house downstairs, it’ll be like a mini-Berghain in reverse, with something for everyone. Of course, it will be a lot easier to get in. Speaking of which, advanced tickets are available for $7 from Ticketfly, more on the door. 21+. Get there early for a drink in the bar with the Body Werk crew, then head upstairs and enjoy the opening sets before the crowds get too crazy.

https://www.facebook.com/events/436237123200167/

Tensnake with Juan Zapata, Charles Martin and special guest Flight Facilities (DJ Set) at U Street Music Hall

UPDATE: U Hall have announced that Flight Facilities will be joining this event to play a special DJ set after their gig at 9:30 Club. All the more reason to grab your advanced tickets ASAP!

Our next pick for Friday night is Tensake at U Street Music Hall, with support from two of our Meet the Locals Podcast alumni, Juan Zapata and Charles Martin. It’s going to be a packed house at U Hall for this lineup, so make sure you get there early to catch Juan and Charles, two locals who really know how to move a dance floor. Advanced tickets are available for $15 from Ticketfly, but it’s free before 11pm for 21+. 18 to 20 by advanced ticket only .

https://www.facebook.com/events/324285224438569/

Okayafrica Presents Quantic and Sinkane at Tropicalia

If something a bit more eclectic is more your thing, then we recommend you head to Tropicalia on Friday night for Okayafrica presents Quantic and Sinkane. It’s going to be all vinyl, all night long as Quantic brings his extensive collection of original productions and classic 45’s to DC, supported by Sinkane and the DC based Analog Soul Club. Expect tropical soul and sub-bass laden polyrhythm, all through Tropicalia’s great sound system. Advanced tickets are $15 from Brown Paper Tickets, and if you plan on attending, we recommend you grab them fast, as we’ve got a feeling this one will sell out.

https://www.facebook.com/events/969338723080900/

Kowli Presents: Roger Gerressen & Kamran Sadeghi (Live) at The Dark Room, Baltimore

Our final pick for Friday is Kowli Presents: Roger Gerressen & Kamran Sadeghi (Live) at The Dark Room in Baltimore, with support from residents Feroun and Novac. We’re not familiar with the headliners, but this is Roger Gerressen‘s US debut, and if Kowli Records are booking them, then that’s all we need to know. For a proper after hours vibe in a warehouse environment, this is the place to be in Baltimore on Friday night. Advanced tickets are $10. Head over to the Facebook event page for details on how to purchase.

https://www.facebook.com/events/622337857900058/

Saturday Picks

BODY WERK with Solomon Sanchez, Andy Grant and Tommy Cornelis at DC9 Nightclub

Top pick for Pi Day is BODY WERK at DC9 Nightclub with Andy Grant and Solomon Sanchez at the controls on the main floor, and Tommy Cornelis (The NeedleXchange) bringing the rooftop vibes upstairs open to close. We started the Body Werk party back at DC9 Nightclub in October, and they’ve been going from strength to strength, giving local underground DJs the opportunity to play long, peak time underground house sets on DC9’s fantastic Void Acoustics sound system. This is our sixth party at DC9, and we’re lucky enough to have the hugely talented Solomon Sanchez joining Andy Grant on the main floor. A regular at Flash and U Street Music Hall, Solomon’s sets are always something special, so make sure you stop by on Saturday to catch him and Andy werking the main room. With TNX resident Tommy Cornelis throwing down the smooth vibes on the rooftop, you’ve got the full recipe for a great night of grooving. As always, the cover is low: $2 before midnight, $5 after. 21+.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/620175144750108/

Derrick May & Rosenberg at Flash, with Synesthesia in the Flash Bar

Our techno pick for Saturday night is Derrick May at Flash, with Rosenberg in support with a special extended birthday set, and Synesthesia in the Flash Bar. If you don’t know the name Derrick May, then you really need to do your research. As one of the Belleville Three, he pretty much invented techno, along with Juan Atkins and Kevin Saunderson. Last time he played Flash, it was a night to remember, and you can expect another memorable night this Saturday. We recommend you get there early to catch Rosenberg‘s extended set. The perfect way to warm up for quality techno from a true legend. First release advanced tickets are still available for $10 from Ticketfly, more on the door. 21+.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/410979409062371/

Deep Sugar with DJ Spen, Ultra Naté, Lisa Moody, Sheila Ford (Live), The Elders & Mookie Wizzo at The Paradox, Baltimore

Our after hours pick for Saturday night is Deep Sugar at The Paradox in Baltimore, who’ll be celebrating Ultra Naté‘s birthday with an all black birthday bash! Joining Ultra and Lisa Moody in the main room will be Baltimore’s finest DJ Spen, along with a live PA by Sheila Ford debuting her new single, while in The Chamber, The Elders and Mookie Wizzo will be bringing the heat all night long. So hit 95 north after the club on Saturday night and make your way to the Paradox for the best after hours on the east coast… and make sure you wear black! $15, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1616796285202148/

ESL Saturdays with Brian Tappert, DJ Nav, Will Eastman, Philco, Mr Bonkerz, Honest Lee & Bill Todd at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Another great choice for Saturday night is ESL Saturdays at Eighteenth Street Lounge, with Traxsource co-founder and long time house producer Brian Tappert in the Gold Room, with support from local producer DJ Nav, while out on the patio U Street Music Hall‘s Will Eastman headlines with support from Philco. In the Main Room Mr Bonkerz and Honest Lee will be throwing down the disco flavas, with TNX‘s Bil Todd up in the Jazz Room. Anyone buying house music in the 90’s will be familiar with the name Brian Tappert. A prolific producer, with many releases under his belt under pseudonyms such as Jazz-n-GrooveMother of PearlCleptomaniacsUrban Blues Project, the list goes on. We’re curious to hear what he’s playing these days, so if you get a chance to stop by ESL on Saturday to hear his set, let us know! 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/446124982212879/

SubDistrick!! with Julez, Lyceum, Plus Good & Brian Rogue State at Backbar

Our final pick for Saturday night is a drum and bass pick for those of you who are looking for a something other than the usual 4/4 house beats, as the SubDistrick!! crew take over Backbar with JulezLyceumPlus Good Brian Rogue State at the controls, unleashing a full spectrum audio assault in the bass bunker that is Backbar. Make sure you bring your earplugs, as that sound system will really pummel your ear drums, and these guys will be working it to the max! $5, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1565519563707817/

Sunday Picks

Dubfire (Open-to-Close Set) at U Street Music Hall

And so we move on to Sunday, where our top pick is DC native Dubfire playing an open to close set at U Street Music Hall to kick off their fifth anniversary week. That’s right, U Hall is five this week! More accustomed to playing mega clubs and festivals, this is a great opportunity to catch Dubfire playing a smaller club, and you can expect a packed dance floor at U Hall for this one. Advanced tickets are $12 from Ticketfly. Better grab yours quickly, as this will likely sell out.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1589744364595532/

RISE – Rhythm In Soul Elevated at Liv Nightclub

For quality soulful house, true deep house, classics and a touch of rhythm and blues and old school hip hop on Sunday night, our next pick is a new weekly party from Dem OMG Boyz and The First Responders of House called RISE – Rhythm in Soul Elevated at Liv Nightclub. We’ve not been to this one yet, but looks like a great new choice for great vibes with a crowd of true house heads on a Sunday night. Oh, and did we mention the kitchen will be open with a full menu? No cover, but mandatory $5 bar ticket. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/464904176993773/

Well those are our picks for the coming weekend, so let’s move on to the full listings. We’ve picked out the events we think are worth your time, but there are lots more to choose from. If you plan on attending an event, make sure you click through the Facebook event page and click Join.

Thursday March 12

Superlost feat. Izhevski (All Day I Dream / Propaganda / Moscow) at Lost Society

Superlost feat. Izhevski (All Day I Dream / Propaganda / Moscow) at Lost Society

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/655889524536798/

The Business End with Philco & Caleb L’Etoile at Velvet Lounge

The Business End with Philco & Caleb L'Etoile at Velvet Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/409445005881053/

RAM Tour feat. Delta Heavy, Loadstar, Optical, TC + more at Café Asia

RAM Tour feat. Delta Heavy, Loadstar, Optical, TC + more at Café Asia

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/839785816060337/

Funk Parade Kickoff Party! at The Howard Theater

Funk Parade Kickoff Party! at The Howard Theater

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1574653872774353/

Friday March 13

WTF?! with Corduroy Mavericks, Kochi and D.J. Ramirez on Sugar Shack Recordings

WTF?! with Kochi on Sugar Shack Recordings

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/739048889548077/

Focus: Marcel Fengler, Navbox & Dansman at Flash, Body Werk with Andy Grant, Jubilee & Ramirez in the Flash Bar 

Focus: Marcel Fengler, Navbox & Dansman at Flash, Body Werk with Andy Grant, Jubilee & Ramirez in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/436237123200167/

Tensnake with Juan Zapata, Charles Martin and special guest Flight Facilities (DJ Set) at U Street Music Hall

Tensnake with Juan Zapata at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/324285224438569/

Okayafrica Presents Quantic and Sinkane at Tropicalia

Okayafrica Presents Quantic and Sinkane at Tropicalia

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/969338723080900/

ESL Friday with Cousin Cole, Stylus Chris, JMack, The Metaphysical & Martín Miguel at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday March 13

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/946601122019041/

Silicon Based Lifeform with Doktor D at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Silicon Based Lifeform with Doktor D at Dr. Clock's Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1679323092295232/

RWD vs. EXBC: Battle of the Broadcasters

RWD vs. EXBC: Battle of the Broadcasters

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1609085105972770/

Kowli Presents: Roger Gerressen & Kamran Sadeghi (Live) at The Dark Room, Baltimore

Kowli Presents: Roger Gerressen & Kamran Sadeghi (Live) at The Dark Room, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/622337857900058/

The Soul of Baltimore (TSOB) – The Movement Continues at The Clubhouse, Baltimore

The Soul of Baltimore (TSOB) - The Movement Continues at The Clubhouse, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1547218205563093/

Saturday March 14

BODY WERK with Solomon Sanchez, Andy Grant and Tommy Cornelis at DC9 Nightclub

BODY WERK with Solomon Sanchez, Andy Grant and Tommy Cornelis at DC9 Nightclub

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/620175144750108/

Derrick May & Rosenberg at Flash, with Synesthesia in the Flash Bar

Derrick May & Rosenberg at Flash, with Synesthesia in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/410979409062371/

Deep Sugar with DJ Spen, Ultra Naté, Lisa Moody, Sheila Ford (Live), The Elders & Mookie Wizzo at The Paradox, Baltimore

Deep Sugar with DP Spen, Ultra Naté, Lisa Moody, Sheila Ford (Live), The Elders & Mookie Wizzo at The Paradox, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1616796285202148/

ESL Saturday with Brian Tappert, DJ Nav, Will Eastman, Philco, Mr Bonkerz, Honest Lee & Bill Todd at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday March 14

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/446124982212879/

Heavy Rotation with DJ Provoke, Trevski & Joe L at The Black Cat

Heavy Rotation with DJ Provoke, Trevski & Joe L at The Black Cat

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/363610727162159/

Mischief presents: Cross-Pollination Irrational Dance Party Edition featuring Mr. Jennings at Zeba Bar

Mischief presents: Cross-Pollination Irrational Dance Party Edition featuring Mr. Jennings at Zeba Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/989508417743616/

Lido with Alex Young, Louie Lastic & DJ Kidd Marvel at U Street Music Hall

Lido with Alex Young, Louie Lastic & DJ Kidd Marvel at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/362894713892192/

SubDistrick!! with Julez, Lyceum, Plus Good & Brian Rogue State at Backbar

SubDistrick!!

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1565519563707817/

Fast Forward with Ayes Cold, Matthias, Caleb L’Etoile & Flash Frequency at The Looking Glass Lounge

Fast Forward with Ayes Cold, Matthias, Caleb L'Etoile & Flash Frequency at The Looking Glass Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/904095172968915/

DJ Dan at The Red Maple, Baltimore

DJ Dan at The Red Maple, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/608585005942639/

Spctrl Ntrst #6 with Butch Dawson, Nah (Philly), C10, Jeff Carey, Slendermen, Trish Device, Quna & Killjoy at Unimart, Baltimore

Spctrl Ntrst #6 with Butch Dawson, Nah (Philly), C10, Jeff Carey, Slendermen, Trish Device, Quna & Killjoy at Unimart, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/896537340386017/

Sunday March 15

Dubfire (Open-to-Close Set) at U Street Music Hall

Dubfire (Open-to-Close Set) at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1589744364595532/

The NeedleXchange with Philco at Velvet Lounge

The NeedleXchange with Philco at Velvet Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1621059724789543/

RISE – Rhythm In Soul Elevated at Liv Nightclub

RISE - Rhythm In Soul Elevated at Liv Nightclub

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/464904176993773/

ESL Sunday with Sam Burns’ Underground Soul Solution and Trev-ski at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday March 15

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

That’s everything we’ve got for this week. Looks like another fine weekend in the District! Check back next week for our picks and listings of all the best underground house, techno, drum and bass and electronic music events in and around Washington DC and Baltimore. If you want your event considered for inclusion, please message us through the DC House Grooves Facebook page and tell us about it. Also, we’d welcome your constructive feedback on the DC House Grooves Round Up. If you’ve got an comments or suggestions, please send us a message through the DC House Grooves Facebook Page.

See you on the dance floor!

Author: Andy Grant

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

Here we are again with your favorite Thursday morning read, the DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up! We hope all you lovers had an amazing Valentine’s weekend, despite the frigid temperatures, snow and strong winds. Ours started off well with a great night at our Body Werk party in the Flash Bar, with Andy Grant and R&B going back to back to back all night long. So much fun, in fact, that we never made it upstairs to catch any of Brawther‘s set. We heard it was a good one, but I guess we’ll just have to catch him next time. Not complaining, though, because it was an amazing night of music down in the bar, all of which was recorded! We’ll be posting it soon up on the DC House Grooves SoundCloud page, so make sure you follow us and check it in the next week or so. Saturday night was a bit of a bust for us due to the weather. We were all set to hit the road for Deep Sugar to catch Andy Grant‘s set in The Chamber, but unfortunately the powers that be made the decision to reschedule Andy’s set for another time and close The Chamber for the evening due to the weather conditions. It was definitely the right decision, but kudos to the brave souls who braved the weather to make it out to The Paradox on Saturday night! Back here in DC, we heard the Soul Clap at Flash was one of the best nights of music there in a long while, with Soul Clap taking the crowd on a journey to remember. Wish we could have been there!

Before we move on to this week’s picks and listings, here’s episode #10 of the DC House Grooves Meet The Locals Podcast, featuring The Elders, recorded live at Body Werk at DC9 Nightclub on February 7. Over four hours of solid grooves to bounce to as your check out this week’s post!

 

Ok, so let’s get on with this week’s picks. So many quality events to choose from, so pay attention! Once you’ve read through our picks, make sure you browse through the full listings. If you like the look of something, make sure you click through to the event page and click Join, and don’t forget to invite your friends!

Thursday Picks

Dj Earic Patten’s Elektrik Metro House Vibes Mix Sessions w/ Special Guest Corduroy Mavericks

We kick of Thursday with DJ Earic Patten‘s Elektrik Metro House Vibes radio show. This week Earic’s guest on the show is Corduroy Mavericks, so well worth checking out as you head home from work. The show kicks off at 5pm and runs until 7pm. Tune in at http://tunein.com/radio/Elektrik-Metro-Radio-s214890/.

https://www.facebook.com/events/834713869919910/

Lost on Thursdays: February Sanctuary presents Baum in DC feat. Hernan Cayetano (Baum, Bgta) & Bogdan Gabucci at Lost Society

Our top pick for Thursday is Lost on Thursdays at Lost Society, which this week brings a taste of Bogota to the Lost rooftop with special guest Hernan Cayetano (Baum | Bogota), with local support from Bogdan Gabucci (Nomad). Even in these frigid depths of winter, Lost on Thursdays manages to bring the heat to the Lost rooftop, and you can expect the usual friendly crowd and quality vibes all round. Best of all, there’s no cover. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/409597709200791/

North East Disco Communications with Trev-ski, Philco, Tommy Cornelis & DJ Provoke at Rock’n’Roll Hotel

Our next pick for Thursday is Trev-ski‘s North East Disco Communications party at The Rock and Roll Hotel on H Street. For this edition, Trev-ski has assembled a great local lineup including himself PhilcoTommy Cornelis and DJ Provoke to bring you quality house, nu disco, techno and other tasty tuneage all night long. A quality option for your Thursday night! No cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1440019829591897/

Gryphon After Dark: Lamont Bagfeel at The Gryphon

For a change of pace on Thursday night, head over to Gryphon After Dark at The Gryphon for quality live neo-soul and R&B from Lamont Bagfeel and Hippie Control, with DJ support from the legenary Sam ‘The Man’ Burns. A great option for a belated Valentine’s date at what looks to be a great night of live music. No cover, no dress code, all love. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1078468758845667/

Friday Picks

WTF?! with Corduroy Mavericks, Kochi, and Andy Grant on Sugar Shack Recordings

Our pick to get you warmed up for Friday night out on the town is DJ Kochi‘s WTF?! radio show on Sugar Shack Recordings. This Friday, Kochi’s special guest on the show is our very own Andy Grant (DC House Grooves / Body Werk). The show kicks off at 5pm ET and runs until 7pm ET, so perfect listening during your Friday commute home. Tune in at http://www.sugarshackrecordings.com.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1545723339035268/

The Lovers Ball Vol. III: “Eddie Does DC” w/ Eddie C at Tropicalia

Our top pick for Friday night is without doubt Forward / 88 / Bump’n’Grind present The Lover’s Ball Vol. III with Eddie C (Red Motorbike, Endless Flight, Berlin/Ontario) at the controls open to close. It’s always a special event when Eddie comes to town, and this time, it’s nothing but Eddie all night long! To complement the music, the talented Yana Ovchinnikova and Ryan Gallagher will be creating love inspired works of art live. Amazingly, this event is free all night. Yeah, you heard that right, no cover for Eddie C! That doesn’t happen often, so make sure you don’t miss this great opportunity to hear Canada’s finest work his magic behind the turntables on Tropicalia’s great sound system. You won’t regret it! 21+

https://www.facebook.com/events/1570760876495085/

Trust Composite Featuring Pentamon and Satori at Zeba Bar

Our Friday night pick for those of you looking for quality techno is the monthly Trust Composite party, who this month feature a special techno set from local act Pentamon, along with support from Satori and Measax. In the downstairs bar, John HolmesBoss Ross and Sinestro will be bringing the heat. Quality techno on the best neighborhood dance floor in town? Yes please. No cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1553144094938331/

Doc Martin & DJ Three, Marko Peli B2B Meegs at Flash Caleb L’Etoile & Philco in the Flash Bar

Back down on the U Street Corridor, Flash is well worth a look on Friday night, with Doc Martin going back to back with DJ Three on the main floor, with local support from Marko Peli back to back with Meegs. That’s two back to back sets from two big names and two top locals. Who knows where this journey will take you, but it’s sure to get you grooving. Meanwhile, down in the Flash BarCaleb L’Etoile and Philco will be holding things down open to close. Advanced tickets are $10 from Ticketfly, more on the door. We recommend you get there early for a drink in the Flash Bar, then head upstairs at 10pm to catch Marko and Meegs go back to back before the main floor gets too packed. 21+/

https://www.facebook.com/events/1582823621949980/

Foot Therapy (IV) & Resonance with Internet Spy Machine (Live), DJ Zach, Rosemary Arp, Doktor D and Jandro at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Our final pick for Friday night is Foot Therapy (IV) Resonance at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar in Adams Morgan. Due to a scheduling error or a happy accident, both the Foot Therapy and Resonance crews will be in effect at Dr. Clock’s this Friday, with Internet Spy Machine performing live along with DJ sets from DJ ZachRosemary Arp, Doktor D and Jandro. That’s a whole lot of quality music from some passionate cats for the low, low price of free. Records & machines all night! 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1547376902201520/

Saturday Picks

ROAM VII at Secret Location, DC

Top pick for Saturday night is the ROAM VII after hours, at a secret location somewhere in DC. It’s been a while since the last ROAM party, but it will be worth the wait, as the ROAM crew have assembled a great lineup of local talent, featuring many of our favorite DJs: Lisa FrankChris NittiSami YNavboxProtect-U‘s Mike PetilloJackson Ryland and Jus Nowhere. Throw in visuals from [capsaicin], and a quality sound system from Jackson Pro Audio, and you’ve got a recipe for a great party. Advanced tickets are available for $15 + booking fee from Resident Advisor. The party kicks off at midnight and officially runs until 7pm, but who knows when it will wrap? It’s a cash bar, so make sure you bring a few bucks to buy some drinks, and don’t forget to bring your ID. Location will be announced with ticket purchase. 21+.

http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?677968 

Malmaison presents Locals Take Over the Waterfront III at Malmaison

Our companion top pick for ROAM VII is Locals Take Over the Waterfront III at Malmaison in Georgetown. Kicking off at 6pm and running until midnight, this is the perfect place to get yourself warmed up for ROAM, with a great local DJ lineup including Jandro, Yaco, Edo and  DC House GroovesAndy Grant, with visuals by Hisham Abdelhamid. That’s right, between Locals Take Over The Waterfront III and ROAM VII, you can groove to a lineup of some of the best locals in town for over 12 hours straight! Join the crew from 6pm at Malmaison, and get yourself warmed up for a great night of music from DC’s local talent. No cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/704524079660214/

Voice of Voice NYC’s 10th Anniversary Northeast Tour at Zeba Bar

For quality soulful house and classics on Saturday night, head up to Zeba Bar for Voice of Voice NYC’s 10th Anniversary Tour, with Ali Coleman (NYC) headlining with support from local Andrew Hogans and Steven Lucky Benson (LUV N SOL). We predict a great night of solid grooves and serious moves as Ali Coleman brings a taste of New York City to Zeba Bar. If you don’t believe us, check out the promo video below. Doors open at 10pm,  no cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/506419386165538/

Resident Nights: Charles Martin, Chris Nitti, Navbox & Raffi at Flash, with Frederik Gamble & Conscious Contact in the Flash Bar

Next up for Saturday night is Residents Night at Flash, with Charles MartinChris Nitti, Navbox Raffi lighting up the main floor. San Proper was supposed to be headlining, but since he couldn’t make it, it’s all locals, all night at Flash. Down in the Flash Bar, Frederik Gamble will be performing a live set with support from Conscious Contact. This is a great chance to hear an all local lineup on the main floor at Flash, on a Saturday night, no less. We’ve included Charles Martin‘s recent contribution to the DC House Grooves Meet the Locals Podcast below to give you a taste of what to expect. Advanced tickets are $8 from Ticketfly, more on the door, but if you show up early, it’s free before 11pm. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1572814326338389/

 

Kowli Presents: Andrew Grant, Kevin Yost, & Safarii at The Red Maple & Secret Location, Baltimore

Up in Baltimore, the Kowli crew have an amazing lineup of music laid on for Saturday night, with Kevin YostSafarii, and Novak at the Red Maple from 9pm to 2pm, followed by Andrew Grant (Circo Loco) with support from Feroun and Aphreaq at a secret after hours location from 2am onwards. We’re loving the parties Kowli have been putting together, and this one looks like it could be the best yet. For details of the after hours, head to the Red Maple to get your ticket. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1553689538251485/

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

Our final pick for Saturday night is Safehouse with Pacific Fur Company at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar. We’ve be impressed by Pacific Fur Company‘s selections recently; these are true heads who know the score when it comes to quality house, techno, disco and everything in between. Billed as “minimal lighting, questionable company, and the weirdest in house, techno, disco, and other”, this is a great choice for quality grooves in Adams Morgan this Saturday. No cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/618653351568605/

Sunday Picks

Church presents Sensory Take Over (Kevin Yost, Sideburn, Jay Hill, Ragab, IllegalLizard, Pepe Rivera) at Public Bar

And so on to Sunday, where our top pick is Church present a Sensory Take Over at Public Bar, with a stellar lineup including Kevin Yost, Sideburn, Jay Hill, Ragab, IllegalLizard & Pepe Rivera. Expect quality deep house, tech house and techno all night long. The party kicks off at 4pm and runs until 2am, and its free before 8pm, $5 from 8pm to 9pm, then $10 after. No dress code, no drama, just quality tunes all the way. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1578073022410819/

RISE – Rhythm In Soul Elevated at Liv Nightclub

Our other pick for Sunday night is RISE – Rhythm and Soul Elevated at Liv Nightclub with DJs Dem OMG Boyz and The First Responders of House. This new weekly party promises “to give the DMV a new permanent venue for soulful and deep house music (with a little touch of classics; rhythm and blues and old school hip hop)”. The tunes kick off at 6pm and run until 12am, and while there’s no cover, you’ll need to purchase a mandatory $5 bar ticket. Look like a great new option for quality soulful and deep house on a Sunday night, and we’re hoping the RISE crew can make this a big success.

https://www.facebook.com/events/414928108656941/

So those are our picks for the coming weekend, but there’s plenty more to choose from. Check below for the full list of all the underground house and electronic music events in Washington DC from Thursday through Sunday and make your own decision. Remember to click through to the Facebook event pages for more details, and don’t forget to click Join and invite your friends if you plan on attending.

Thursday February 19

Dj Earic Patten’s Elektrik Metro House Vibes Mix Sessions w/ Special Guest Corduroy Mavericks

Dj Earic Patten's Elektrik Metro House Vibes Mix Sessions w/ Special Guest Corduroy MavericksMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/834713869919910/

Lost on Thursdays: February Sanctuary presents Baum in DC feat. Hernan Cayetano (Baum, Bgta) & Bogdan Gabucci at Lost Society

Lost on Thursdays: Baum in DC feat. Hernan Cayetano (Baum, Bgta) & Bogdan Gabucci at Lost SocietyMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/409597709200791/

North East Disco Communications with Trev-ski, Philco, Tommy Cornelis & DJ Provoke at Rock’n’Roll Hotel

North East Disco Communications with Trev-ski, Philco, Tommy Cornelis & DJ Provoke at Rock'n'Roll HotelMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1440019829591897/

Chocolate Puma with Seba Yuri, Brad Piff at U Street Music Hall

Chocolate Puma with Seba Yuri, Brad Piff at U Street Music HallMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/931428736867865/

Gryphon After Dark: Lamont Bagfeel at The Gryphon

Gryphon After Dark: Lamont Bagfeel at The GryphonMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1078468758845667/

Friday February 20

WTF?! with Corduroy Mavericks, Kochi, and Andy Grant on Sugar Shack Recordings

WTF?! with Kochi on Sugar Shack RecordingsMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1545723339035268/

The Lovers Ball Vol. III: “Eddie Does DC” w/ Eddie C at Tropicalia

The Lovers Ball Vol. III: "Eddie Does DC" w/ Eddie C at Zeba BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1570760876495085/

Doc Martin & DJ Three, Marko Peli B2B Meegs at Flash Caleb L’Etoile & Philco in the Flash Bar

Doc Martin & DJ Three, Marko Peli B2B Meegs at Flash Caleb L'Etoile & Philco in the Flash BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1582823621949980/

ESL Friday with Kon, Mr Bonkerz, The Metaphysical, DJ Nav, Gabe Flores, James Dellastatious & Trev-ski at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday at Eighteenth Street LoungeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

Treasure Fingers with Martin Roth, Ozker at U Street Music Hall

Treasure Fingers with Martin Roth, Ozker at U Street Music HallMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/977372025630874/

Trust Composite Featuring Pentamon and Satori at Zeba Bar

Trust Composite Featuring Pentamon and Satori at Zeba BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1553144094938331/

Foot Therapy (IV) & Resonance with Internet Spy Machine (Live), DJ Zach, Rosemary Arp, Doktor D and Jandro at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Foot Therapy (IV) & Resonance with Internet Spy Machine (Live), DJ Zach, Rosemary Arp, Doktor D and Jandro at Dr. Clock's Nowhere BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1547376902201520/

Eden #TECHNO Underground with DeepCutta & RNS at Eden

Eden #TECHNO Underground with DeepCutta & RNS at EdenMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/346097435579188/

BT & tyDi at Phonic (CANCELED)

BT & tyDi at PhonicMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/415625431925682/

LAXX at Empire Nightclub

LAXX at Empire NightclubMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1561662490739946/

4 Hours of Funk with Life on Planets at The Windup Space, Baltimore

4 Hours of Funk with Life on Planets at The Windup Space, BaltimoreMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/816842635073520/

Saturday February 21

Malmaison presents Locals Takeover the Waterfront III at Malmaison

Malmaison presents Locals Takeover the Waterfront III at Malmaison

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/704524079660214/

ROAM VII at Secret Location, DC

ROAM VII at Secret Location, DC

More details: http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?677968 

Resident Nights: Charles Martin, Chris Nitti, Navbox & Raffi at Flash, with Frederik Gamble & Conscious Contact in the Flash Bar

Resident Nights: Charles Martin, Chris Nitti, Navbox & Raffi at Flash, with Frederik Gamble & Conscious Contact in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1572814326338389/

Kowli Presents: Andrew Grant, Kevin Yost,& Safarii at The Red Maple & Secret Location, Baltimore

Kowli Presents: Andrew Grant, Kevin Yost,& Safarii at The Red Maple & Secret Location, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1553689538251485/

Voice of Voice NYC’s 10th Anniversary Northeast Tour at Zeba Bar

Voice of Voice NYC’s 10th Anniversary Northeast Tour at Zeba Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/506419386165538/

ESL Saturdays with Tim Sweeney, Philip Goyette, Mr Bonkerz, Exexex, Chris Brooks & Graham Hatke at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturdays at Eighteenth Street LoungeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

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

Safehouse with Pacific Fur Company at Dr. Clock's Nowhere BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/618653351568605/

Alvin Risk with Brian Billion, Buster & The Lothario vs Jackson Kachor at U Street Music Hall

Alvin Risk with Brian Billion, Buster & The Lothario vs Jackson Kachor at U Street Music HallMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/453150031503507/

The Boogie Connection with DJ Remote Ctrl & Martín Miguel at Chaplins

The Boogie Connection with DJ Remote Ctrl & Martín Migual at ChaplinsMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/795991307157829/

The SubDistrick!! with Joel Transit, Sven, Agent 137 & Julez at Backbar

SubDistrick!! at BackbarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/624927370985969/

The Soul of Baltimore (TSOB) – The Movement Continues at The Clubhouse, Baltimore

The Soul of Baltimore (TSOB) - The Movement Continues at The Clubhouse, BaltimoreMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1547218205563093/

We R Sound 4th Installment (BTU 6th Anniversary) at St. Mary’s Restaurant & Lounge, Baltimore

We R Sound 4th Installment (BTU 6th Anniversary) at St. Mary's Restaurant & Lounge, BaltimoreMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/790174731031230/

Sunday February 22

Church presents Sensory take over (Kevin Yost, Sideburn, Jay Hill, Ragab, IllegalLizard, Pepe Rivera) at Public Bar

Church presents Sensory take over (Kevin Yost, Sideburn, Jay Hill, Ragab, IllegalLizard, Pepe Rivera) at Public BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1578073022410819/

RISE – Rhythm In Soul Elevated at Liv Nightclub

RISE - Rhythm In Soul Elevated at Liv NightclubMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/414928108656941/

ESL Sundays with Sam Burns’ Underground Soul Solution at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sundays with Sam Burns' Underground Soul Solution at Eighteenth Street LoungeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

TNX: The Long Goodbye – A Celebration of Mess at The Velvet Lounge

TNX: The Long Goodbye - A Celebration of Mess at The Velvet Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1578308565715139/

Spanked with Graham Hatke & John Johnson at Bambou, Baltimore

Spanked with Graham Hatke & John Johnson at Bambou, BaltimoreMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/436319993187170/

And so ends another edition of the DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up. Thanks for reading, and remember to check back next week for full information about all the best house music events in DC. Whether you’re looking for deep house, tech house, soulful house, techno, drum and bass or disco, DC House Grooves has you covered. If you want your event considered for inclusion, please message us through the DC House Grooves Facebook page. Also, we’d welcome your constructive feedback on the DC House Grooves Round Up. If you’ve got an comments or suggestions, please send us a message through the DC House Grooves Facebook Page.

See you on the dance floor!

Author: Andy Grant

House music | DC House Grooves - Part 2

DC House Grooves Half Assed Round Up of the Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC July 9 to July 12

Andy Grant here… dropping the royal DC House Grooves “we” this week to check in with a half-assed round up of the best underground house and electronic music events in and around DC this weekend . Between work, sickness and family stuff, I’ve just had too much going on to pull together the usual comprehensive listings, so this week you’ll all have to make do with an abbreviated edition. There’s a lot more going on in and around DC, but the selection below represents the best of the bunch, in my opinion at least. Check the events below, and keep your eyes and ears open for other stuff that might be going on.

So how about last weekend then? Too many good times to mention over the holiday weekend, but the high points for me were opening the main room at Flash for Kai Alce and Chez Damier on Friday night (huge thanks to the Flash crew for booking me for that slot. Love you guys!), getting down on the Flash Rooftop celebrating Lisa Frank‘s birthday on July 4, then going back to back with DJ Nav at Tropicalia on Sunday night at Milk Chocolate City presents The Return of Mr V on Sunday. An epic weekend all round… the only question is, can we top it this weekend? Well here are my suggestions for you best bets from Thursday to Sunday:

On Thursday, I suggest checking out the Milk Chocolate City happy hour at Dunya, then head over to catch special guest Meegs at The Business End at Velvet.

On Friday, I’d say your best bet is my old mate from back in Scotland Funk D’Void, who will be headlining the main room at Flash with support from Lake People and Feroun, while I’ll be on duty down in the bar with Charles Martin. Trev-ski and Chemical Ali will be at the controls up on the rooftop. Also worth a look is Don’t Call it a Come Back at Napoleon, with a great lineup including Sergio SantosNavboxJubilee, and Benoit Benoit. Getting the band back together, just like old times! Last, but not least, Back in the Day at U Street Music Hall promises a quality night of old school vibes for the heads. If you were there back in the day, this is the one for you.

On Saturday, take your pick between Body Werk at DC9, showcasing the Milk Chocolate City DJs, or Lee BurridgeNavbox and Brian Monaco at U Street Music Hall, before heading up to Baltimore for Arapu at the Dark Room, or Deep Sugar at the Paradox for afters. Make sure you grab your advanced tix for U Hall if you plan on going… it will sell out!

Finally, on Sunday, grab one of the last few tix for the Soundwaves Boat Party with Hector, then head up to the ESL / Public / Dirty Bar triangle for Navbox & Friends Navbox & Philip Goyette‘s birthday parties at ESL, Sunglass Sundays with Super Flu at Public and Groovetop with The Scumfrog at Dirty Bar. Plenty there to keep you grooving into Monday Morning.

OK then… before we get to this week’s picks, here’s this week’s mix. It’s one of mine from the amazing Midnight Project party with Fred P back in January, which has recently seen a surge in interest. Very pleased with how this came out.. definitely worth a listen if you like the deep shit and haven’t take it for a spin yet.

 

Right… that’s it for this week. I’ll be heading off on vacation the next couple of weeks, so likely to be sticking to this half-assed format through July. Hopefully you’ll still find it useful. See you on the dance floor!

Picks for Thurday July 9

Rooftop Happy Hour House Vibez Pt. 3 at Dunya

Rooftop Happy Hour House Vibez Pt. 3 at Dunya

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/991945167483841/

The Business End w. Philco & Wave Age ft. Meegs at Velvet Lounge

The Business End w. Philco & Wave Age ft. Meegs at Velvet Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/725096297637028/

Picks for Friday July 10

LoveCamp: Ft Meegs & DJ Nav at The Embassy Row Hotel

LoveCamp: Ft Meegs & DJ Nav at The Embassy Row Hotel

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/785341298252662/

Funk D’Void (Barcelona) and Lake People (Germany) with Feroun at Flash, with Andy Grant & Charles Martin in the Flash Bar, and Chemical Ali & Trev-ski on the Flash Rooftop

Funk D'Void (Barcelona) and Lake People (Germany) with Feroun at Flash, with Andy Grant & Charles Martin in the Flash Bar, and Chemical Ali & Trev-ski on the Flash Rooftop

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/867731649965265/

Don’t Call it a Come Back with Sergio Santos, Jubilee, Navbox & Benoit Benoit at Napoleon

Don't Call it a Come Back with Sergio Santos, Jubilee, Navbox & Benoit Benoit at Napoleon

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/786306611467679/

Back in the Day featuring Terry Mullan, Freefall, Sketti, Buster & Ray Casil at U Street Music Hall

Back in the Day featuring Terry Mullan, Freefall, Sketti, Buster & Ray Casil at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/492607030895235/

ESL Fridays with John “Roc” Mateo, Joe L, All Good Funk Alliance, J Mack & DJ Provoke at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday

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

BaltoTroit at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

BaltoTroit at Dr. Clock's Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/462032437280685/

Picks for Saturday July 11

Deep: feat Funky People at Embassy Row Hotel

Deep: ft Funky People at Embassy Row Hotel

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/472286946268585/472514416245838/

Good Buddies w. Wave Age & Philco ft. Navbox at Rock’n’Roll Hotel

Good Buddies w. Wave Age & Philco ft. Navbox at Rock'n'Roll Hotel

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/409503079235500/

BODY WERK Milk Chocolate City Showcase at DC9 Nightclub

BODY WERK Milk Chocolate City Showcase at DC9 Nightclub

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/445137555665453/

Lee Burridge with Navbox, Brian Monaco at U Street Music Hall

Lee Burridge with Navbox, Brian Monaco at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/369243979931335/

ESL Saturday with Will Eastman, Mr Bonkerz, Thomas Blondet, DJ Soul, Juan Zapata, James Dellastatious & Tommy Cornelis at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday

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

ARAPU (ROMANIA) / Jonathan (NY) / Jubilee (DC) at The Dark Room, Baltimore

ARAPU (ROMANIA) / Jonathan (NY) / Jubilee (DC) at The Dark Room, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/372473722962482/

Deep Sugar Backyard BBQ with Ultra Naté, Lisa Moody, Donna Edwards & the Deep Sugar Residents at The Paradox, Baltimore

Deep Sugar Backyard BBQ with Ultra Naté, Lisa Moody, Donna Edwards & the Deep Sugar Residents at The Paradox, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1616232831953214/

Picks for Sunday July 12

Soundwaves Boat Party w/ Hector

Soundwaves Boat Party

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1130307646995785/

Navbox & Friends Navbox & Philip Goyette’s Birthday Bash at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Navbox & Friends Navbox & Philip Goyette's Birthday Bash at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/449788505194468/

Sunglass Sundays with Super Flu, Schubert, David Martin & Harold Figueroa at Public Bar

Sunglass Sundays with Super Flu, Schubert, David Martin & Harold Figueroa at Public Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1614415722149670/

Groovetop with The Scumfrog on Dirty Bar Rooftop

Groovetop with The Scumfrog on Dirty Bar Rooftop

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1595000364120954/

 

DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC April 2 – April 5

Woohoo! We’re over the hump, and it’s time to start thinking about the weekend again. Yet again, there’s a huge range of choices for dance floor action this weekend, so whatever you’re in the mood for, we’re sure there’s something there for you. We’re super excited for another edition of our monthly Body Werk party at DC 9 Nightclub, which this time around features the world exclusive debut of DJ duo Gamble & Puff. More on that later! Let’s just say you won’t want to miss this one 🙂

Before we get into things, if you don’t want to miss any future updates from DC House Grooves, use our handy subscribe by email feature. Just enter your email address into the Subscribe By Email box on panel to the right of your screen and hit subscribe. You’ll then receive a verification email, just to make sure it’s your email address. Click the link in the email, and you’ll be subscribed. Every time we publish a new post, you’ll receive it by email. Never miss an update again!

Now where were we? Oh yeah… as is tradition (well at least as of the last few weeks), we’ve got a couple of mixes for you before we dive into the picks. First up, we’ve got the latest edition of the DC House Grooves Meet the Locals Podcast, our semi-regular showcase of exclusive mixes from local underground DJs. We’d like to say our weekly showcase, but it ain’t easy persuading these cats to press the record button! We just post ’em up when we get ’em, and with so many great DJs in this town, we’re hoping to keep it as regular thing. Episode #12 is from relative DC newcomer to the DC scene Brian Monaco, who was recently to be found gracing the decks with Chris Nitti at our favorite Thursday night party Lost on Thursdays. He may be new to our local scene, but Brian has been throwing parties while over in London for many years, and he’s a great addition to our local roster of DJs. There’s a great vibe to his mix, with tracks from Missing Linkx, Red Rack’em, Greenville Massive, Acid Pauli and DJ Koze, to name but a few. Unfortunately we had to post this one up on Mixcloud, since SoundCloud were being dicks about it with their Copyright filters, but don’t let that put you off.  It’s a good one!

DC House Grooves Meet The Locals Podcast #12: Brian Monaco by Dc House Grooves on Mixcloud

Our other mix this week is the latest edition of the FORWARD Festival 2015 Infinity Mix Series from Meistro of the Sol Power All Stars, which provides a delightful blend of old and new tunes to get you grooving. Every mix in this series has defied expectations, each one showcasing different style of electronic music. We strongly recommend you give this one a listen, as it will take you places you don’t expect, all the while maintaining a great vibe.

 

Don’t forget to pick up your pass for FORWARD Festival 2015 while the tier one pricing is still available. May is fast approaching, and the prices will go up soon! Your Forward Pass gets you access to all preview and festival events, and you also get the much sought after FORWARD Swag Bag. Don’t miss out!

Right… s’pose we better get on with our picks for the coming weekend. Not much time to get through everything this week, so forgive any brevity. We try and pick out three or four events each night of the weekend, as we just don’t have time to cover everything we want to. If your awesome underground event isn’t covered this week, we’ll get round to it next time. And don’t forget, we include everything in the listings below. As you’re picking out what you plan to do this weekend, don’t forget to click through to the event pages of anything you plan on attending and clicking Join. This helps spread the word about the event (you want a crowd there, right?) and also helps let promoters know who’s coming. Damn.. went off on one again. Forgot to take the ADD meds again. Where were we? Oh yeah, this week’s picks. Squirrel!

Thursday Picks

Lost on Thursdays Superlost feat. Pirupa (Snatch!/Napoli) / Sophia Saze (Dusk & Haze/Brooklyn) at Lost Society

Top pick for Thursday night is Superlost at Lost Society featuring Pirupa (Snatch! / Napoli), making his DC debit along with Sophia Saze (Dusk & Haze / Brooklyn). While we’re all about supporting local DJs, this is a great chance to catch two great DJs with no cover. That’s right! As always, there’s no over for Lost on Thursdays. We’re listening to a Pirupa mix right now, and it’s quality stuff. Nice, deep, chugging, heady tunes without a hint of cheese in sight. We’re not familiar with Sophia Saze, but by the looks of her RA Chart, you’re in good hands. We predict a great vibe on the Lost rooftop tomorrow night, and if the weather holds up, you’re in for a treat. No cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1572104433052505/

Transmission 4|4 w/ RNS (DC) and Philip Goyette (DC) at Velvet Lounge

Further along U Street at Velvet Lounge, our next pick is Philip Goyette‘s monthly Transmission 4|4 party. This month, Philip’s guests are local DJ / producer duo RNS, so you can expect quality deep house vibes all night in the downstairs bar at Velvet. No cover, 21+, and there’s a $7 Nattybo / Jameson combo 11pm-close. Sounds like fun to us!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1571905966387956/

Gryphon After Dark: Crystal Youth at The Gryphon

If tomorrow’s date night and you’re wanting something classy, check out Gryphon After Dark. Jazz singer meets piano bar meets cabaret, meets DC 2014 from the team at One Love Massive. No cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1559774384263519/

The UKG Social  @ Spirit with Isaac G, DJ TE & Jett Chandon at The Get Down, Baltimore

Our Thursday pick if you’re in Baltimore or you’re a UK garage head is The UKG Social at The Get Down, with DJs Isaac G, TEOmnibud and Jett Chandon. Thursday night sees their 3rd annual Shuffling Contest, so get there early to show off your moves. $5 for 18+, no cover 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1547215715538929/

Friday Picks

WTF?! Radio Show w/ Corduroy Mavericks, Kochi and Andy Grant on sugarshackrecordings.com

Friday kicks off with DJ Kochi‘s WTF?! Radio Show on Sugarshackrecordings.com. Kochi’s guest this week is none other than our own Andy Grant, who will be bringing the heat to the WTF?! studio. We’ve got it on good authority that Andy and Kochi are packing some smokin’ hot new tunes, so tune in at 5pm on Friday for some serious fire.

https://www.facebook.com/events/430415220452334/

Spring To Life – Lisa Frank, Marko Peli, Twin Kllls & meegs – Cherry Snatch Edition at Zeba Bar

Our top pick for Friday night is a real treat: a solid (almost) all-local line up on our favorite neighborhood dance floor. Spring to Life at Zeba Bar features the killer line up of local superstar Lisa FrankMarko Peli, Meegs and Twin KIlls (PA, NYC, Bubbles & Bass), with awesome visuals by [capsaicin]. This has all the ingredients for a fantastic party, and we reckon its where all the heads will be on Friday night. So, come out of hibernation, skip the crowded U Street dance floors, and get down with friends and family at Zeba Bar! No cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/826820044034065/

Trus’me, Wbeeza (LiVE), DJ Nav at Flash, with Foot Therapy in the Flash Bar

Down at Flash, there’s a solid lineup with Trus’meWbeeza (performing Live) and DJ Nav on the main floor, with the Foot Therapy crew down in the Flash Bar, with a line up including DJ Zach FMax BerryBen Jenkins Rosemary Arp. We’re really digging the latest release from Wbeeza, so we’re planning on stopping by to check it out, and the Foot Therapy crew always bring the underground heat. Recommended plan of attack: get there early, get some Foot Therapy in the Flash Bar, then head upstairs for DJ Nav and Wbeeza. Advanced tickets are $8 from Ticketfly, more on the door. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1549819898618160/

BaltoTroit v4 with Boss Ross & Steve Kirn at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

The sounds of Baltimore and Detroit collide, as two great local DJs, Boss Ross Steve Kirn, bring you the best techno, minimal, deep, house, tech and everything in between in the wonderful surroundings of Doctor Clock’s Nowhere Bar. Proper music for the heads. No cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/803034176455455/

Saturday Picks

BODY WERK with Gamble & Puff (Chadwick & Meegs) and Vanniety Kills & Seany Ranks at DC9 Nightclub

Our top pick for Saturday night is Body Werk at DC9 Nightclub, featuring the exclusive worldwide debut of DJ duo Gamble & Puff (Chadwick and meegs) on the main floor, with DJ Vanniety Kills Seany Ranks bringing it on the rooftop.  Yeah, ok, this is our event and we’re obviously going to recommend it, but with this line up, it’s going to be more than a little bit special. The sound system at DC9 Nightclub is great, and with two great DJ duos across two rooms, you’re guaranteed quality grooves all night long. We can’t wait to hear what Chadwick & Meegs have got lined up for us. Individually, they do some amazing things pushing DJ technology to the limit, and we’re bringing them together for the first time at Body Werk. And if that isn’t special enough, we’ve Cadence supremos Vanniety Kills and Seany Ranks spinning a rare house set up on the rooftop. Doors open at 9pm, so if you’re heading elsewhere, stop by and pre-game with us. $2 before midnight, $5 after. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1601514023425718/

Till Von Sein, Philip Goyette, Throe at Flash with Wizdom Entertainment in the Flash Bar

Over at Flash, Saturday night brings Till Von Sein, with support from Philip Goyette Throe, while down in the bar Wizdom Entertainment presents Marko Geatti, Daryl Northrop Alonzo Wainwright. We’re huge fans of Till Von Sein‘s sets, which always take you on a journey, from quality vocal house, to proper messed up wonky shit. We’ve got fond memories of last summer’s Sundays Rooftop party with Till Von Sein, and you can expect the man to deliver the goods again on the amazing Flash sound system. Advanced tickets are $10 from Ticketfly, more on the door. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1538835766405540/

ESL Saturdays with Meistro, Joe L, Farid, DJ Nav, Juan Zapata, Mr Bonkerz & DJ Remote Ctrl at Eighteenth Street Lounge

For another great all local line up that just drips quality house music, check out Eighteenth Street Lounge , with Meistro and Joe L on the patio, Farid and DJ Nav in the gold room, Juan Zapata and Mr Bonkerz in the main room, and DJ Remote Ctrl up in the jazz room. That’s like DC house royalty right there, all under one roof. 21+.

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

4U: Odyssey of House with DJ Mate Masie (4U) and DJ Ramirez at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Odyssey of House at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club with locals DJ Mate Masie (4U) and DJ Ramirez is a great option for deep and soulful house away from the big room crowds on Saturday night. We love Jimmy V’s, as its location almost guarantees that everyone there is meant to be there, so you there’ll be no walk ins from the street requesting Beyoncé all night long; just solid, soulful, underground grooves. No cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1425073304462201/

All Around Soundclash-Deinfamous / Malleus / LUSH & more at Zeba Bar

Eclectic soundclash business for the heads at Zeba Bar. A quality lineup of seasoned selectors and up and coming talent delivering something a little different. Expect the unexpected! No cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/459567954194511/

Sunday Picks

ESL Sundays with Sam Burns’ Underground Soul Solution and The Metaphysical at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Top pick for Sunday is Sam Burns’ Underground Soul Solution at Eighteenth Street Lounge, where Sam takes the regular crowd of devoted house heads on a spiritual journey of quality house and classics in the gold room, while The Metaphysical throws down in main room. A quality musical experience all round, and a great way to wrap up your weekend.

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

That wraps it up for this week’s picks. See below for full listings of all the best underground house and electronic music events this coming weekend. Don’t forget to click through to any events you plan on attending and click Join. We hope you’ve enjoyed reading this week’s edition. Don’t forget to check back next week for everything you need to plan your weekend on the dance floor.

Thursday April 2

Lost on Thursdays Superlost feat. Pirupa (Snatch!/Napoli) / Sophia Saze (Dusk & Haze/Brooklyn) at Lost Society

Lost on Thursdays Superlost feat. Pirupa (Snatch!/Napoli) / Sophia Saze (Dusk & Haze/Brooklyn) at Lost Society

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1572104433052505/

Transmission 4|4 w/ RNS (DC) and Philip Goyette (DC) at Velvet Lounge

Transmission 4|4 w/ RNS (DC) and Philip Goyette (DC) at Velvet Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1571905966387956/

Clark & Nosaj Thing with Rival Consoles at U Street Music Hall

Clark & Nosaj Thing with Rival Consoles at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/807496149310464/

The UKG Social  @ Spirit with Isaac G, DJ TE & Jett Chandon at The Get Down, Baltimore

The UKG Social @ Spirit with Isaac G, DJ TE & Jett Chandon at The Get Down, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1547215715538929/

Gryphon After Dark: Crystal Youth at The Gryphon

Gryphon After Dark: Live Music, No Cover: Neo Soul, Trip Hop, Soul & Jazz at The Gryphon

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1559774384263519/

Friday April 3

WTF?! Radio Show w/ Corduroy Mavericks, Kochi and Andy Grant on sugarshackrecordings.com

WTF?! Radio Show w/ Corduroy Mavericks, Kochi and Andy Grant on sugarshackrecordings.com

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/430415220452334/

Spring To Life – Lisa Frank, Marko Peli, Twin Kllls & meegs – Cherry Snatch Edition at Zeba Bar

Spring To Life - Lisa Frank, Marko Peli, Twin Kllls & meegs - Cherry Snatch Edition at Zeba Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/826820044034065/

Trus’me, Wbeeza (LiVE), DJ Nav at Flash, with Foot Therapy in the Flash Bar

Trus'me, Wbeeza (LiVE), DJ Nav at Flash, with Foot Therapy in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1549819898618160/

BaltoTroit v4 with Boss Ross & Steve Kirn at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

BaltoTroit v4 with Boss Ross & Steve Kirn at Dr. Clock's Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/803034176455455/

H Street Boogie Connection with DJ’s Provoke, Fulano & Trev-ski at Rock’n’Roll Hotel

H Street Boogie Connection

 

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1607375572832816/

Charles Feelgood with Freddy Be, Crimson Raiders at U Street Music Hall

Charles Feelgood with Freddy Be, Crimson Raiders at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1407634262878082/

ESL Fridays with Stylus Chris, Mr Bonkerz, Trev-ski, Gabe Flores & Martín Miguel at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Fridays

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

Saturday April 4

BODY WERK with Gamble & Puff (Chadwick & Meegs) and Vanniety Kills & Seany Ranks at DC9 Nightclub

BODY WERK with Gamble & Puff (Chadwick & Meegs) and Vanniety Kills & Seany Ranks at DC9 Nightclub

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1601514023425718/

Till Von Sein, Philip Goyette, Throe at Flash with Wizdom Entertainment in the Flash Bar

Till Von Sein, Philip Goyette, Throe at Flash with Wizdom Entertainment in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1538835766405540/

ESL Saturdays with Meistro, Joe L, Farid, DJ Nav, Juan Zapata, Mr Bonkerz & DJ Remote Ctrl at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturdays

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

Odyssey of House with DJ Mate Masie (4U) and DJ Ramirez at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Odyssey of House with DJ Mate Masie (4U) and DJ Ramirez at Jimmy Valentine's Lonely Hearts Club

 

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1425073304462201/

All Around Soundclash-Deinfamous / Malleus / LUSH & more at Zeba Bar

All Around Soundclash-Deinfamous / Malleus / LUSH & more at Zeba Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/459567954194511/

I Ching with 1st Responders of House at I Ching

I Ching with 1st Responders of House at I Ching

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/844869045584935/

Soul in the Hole with Chris McClenney, Gudo, DJ Wit at Backbar

Soul in the Hole with Chris McClenney, Gudo, DJ Wit at Backbar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/969751433038042/

Gent & Jawns with Andromulus, Spinser Tracy at U Street Music Hall

Gent & Jawns with Andromulus, Spinser Tracy at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1401938140120526/

Houseology: Rebirth with Ernest Fountain & Mark Moultrie at St. Marys Restaurant & Bar, Baltimore

Houseology: Rebirth with Ernest Fountain & Mark Moultrie at St. Marys Restaurant & Bar, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/677965365648646/

Enlighten XVIII “The Tenth Dimension” at The Paradox, Baltimore

Enlighten XVIII "The Tenth Dimension" at The Paradox, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/804107819663649/

Sunday April 5

ESL Sundays with Sam Burns’ Underground Soul Solution and The Metaphysical at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sundays with Sam Burns' Underground Soul Solution and The Metaphysical at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

Nu Sessions Presents: Moving Castle Showcase at U Street Music Hall 

Nu Sessions Presents: Moving Castle Showcase at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1628746020687475/

DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC March 12 – March 15

We’re over the hump for the week, so time to start thinking about what to do this weekend, and what better way to plan your dance floor strategy than reading another edition of the DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up. Spring has finally (almost) sprung here in the District, and despite the dying winter’s desperate efforts to spoil last weekend, DC’s hardened party goers still managed to have a great time. With nearly a foot of snow last Thursday, and Joseph Capriati failing to show up, we still managed to pull off a great party at Flash, joining forces with the Lost on Thursdays crew for an all locals lineup, including Chris NittiSarah Myers, Andy GrantJubilee and Oliver Caine, all bringing their A games to the main floor at Flash. It was the perfect antidote to the snow day blues. Kudos to Flash management for opening the club when everything else in town was canceled, and respect to all the DJs and party goers who braved the snow! It made for a really fun night; one of our favorites at Flash in a while.

Before we dive into the picks this week, we just wanted to bring your attention to the FORWARD Festival Infinity Mix Series. An annual highlight of the Washington DC electronic scene, the FORWARD festival is fast approaching, and this year the theme is Infinity. In anticipation, the FORWARD team have asked DJs from all genres and backgrounds to contribute a mix capturing the festival theme, and they’re well worth your time. We’ve included the first three mixes in the series below.

The first is from top DC local Lisa Frank:

 

The second is by Panch:

 

And the third is a deliciously eclectic selection from Nobody Stranger:

 

Look out for more mixes in the series as we approach this years FORWARD Festival, and make sure you like the FORWARD DC Facebook Page and follow the FORWARD DC Soundcloud page so you don’t miss future updates. Also, you can now pick up Tier One passes for FORWARD 2015 for the low price of $100. With a FORWARD pass, you get access to all FORWARD 2015 preview and festival events, and the much sought after FORWARD swag bag. Seriously, why are you still here… go grab your FORWARD 2015 Tier 1 pass while they’re still available.

OK, so let’s take at look at our picks for this weekend. If you plan on attending an event, please click through to the event page and click Join, and don’t forget to let your friends know! After you’ve read through our picks, make sure you scroll down and check out the full listings. While we try to pick out what we think are the best bets, we’re sure to have missed some 🙂

Thursday Picks

Superlost feat. Izhevski (All Day I Dream / Propaganda / Moscow) at Lost Society

Strangely, not a whole lot to choose from on Thursday, but our top pick, as is often the case on Thursdays, is Superlost at Lost Society with Izhevski (All Day I Dream / Propaganda) taking control of the decks open to close. Great to see another guest of international caliber on the Lost Society rooftop, and you can expect the usual friendly crowd and a packed dance floor, and if the weather behaves it may even be nice out on the rooftop. Best of all, there’s no cover, and there’ll be all the usual drinks specials. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/655889524536798/

The Business End with Philco & Caleb L’Etoile at Velvet Lounge

Another great choice on U Street for Thursday is the monthly party The Business End at Velvet Lounge, with locals Philco and Caleb L’Etoile throwing down the deep house and nu disco jams open to close. Expect beer, whiskey, dance moves and debauchery to a soundtrack of quality tunes in the intimate surroundings of Velvet Lounge. Sounds like fun! No cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/409445005881053/

Friday Picks

WTF?! with Corduroy Mavericks, Kochi and D.J. Ramirez on Sugar Shack Recordings

We kick off Friday with the WTF?! Radio Show, which this week features Kochi and DJ Ramirez (Slope Traxx). Anyone who has tuned in to the WTF?! show before knows that this is a great way to start off your Friday night right, and when Kochi and Ramirez get together, you just know if will be pure fire. A great way to spend your Friday commute, and a great warm up for Body Werk in the Flash Bar on Friday, where Ramirez will be joining Andy Grant and Jubilee to throw down quality deep jams all night long.

https://www.facebook.com/events/739048889548077/

Focus: Marcel Fengler, Navbox & Dansman at Flash, Body Werk with Andy Grant, Jubilee & Ramirez in the Flash Bar 

Our top pick for Friday night is Focus at Flash with Berghain / Panoramabar resident Marcel Fengler (Ostgut Ton | Berlin) headlining the main floor, with local support from Navbox (Stranger than Paradise, Flash) and Dansman (Flash, #Bodyfeel). It’s going to be quality techno all night up on the main floor, while down in the Flash BarAndy Grant (DC House Grooves)Jubilee (Slope Traxx) Ramirez (Slope Traxx) will be serving up the freshest, deepest cuts open to close.. With techno upstairs and house downstairs, it’ll be like a mini-Berghain in reverse, with something for everyone. Of course, it will be a lot easier to get in. Speaking of which, advanced tickets are available for $7 from Ticketfly, more on the door. 21+. Get there early for a drink in the bar with the Body Werk crew, then head upstairs and enjoy the opening sets before the crowds get too crazy.

https://www.facebook.com/events/436237123200167/

Tensnake with Juan Zapata, Charles Martin and special guest Flight Facilities (DJ Set) at U Street Music Hall

UPDATE: U Hall have announced that Flight Facilities will be joining this event to play a special DJ set after their gig at 9:30 Club. All the more reason to grab your advanced tickets ASAP!

Our next pick for Friday night is Tensake at U Street Music Hall, with support from two of our Meet the Locals Podcast alumni, Juan Zapata and Charles Martin. It’s going to be a packed house at U Hall for this lineup, so make sure you get there early to catch Juan and Charles, two locals who really know how to move a dance floor. Advanced tickets are available for $15 from Ticketfly, but it’s free before 11pm for 21+. 18 to 20 by advanced ticket only .

https://www.facebook.com/events/324285224438569/

Okayafrica Presents Quantic and Sinkane at Tropicalia

If something a bit more eclectic is more your thing, then we recommend you head to Tropicalia on Friday night for Okayafrica presents Quantic and Sinkane. It’s going to be all vinyl, all night long as Quantic brings his extensive collection of original productions and classic 45’s to DC, supported by Sinkane and the DC based Analog Soul Club. Expect tropical soul and sub-bass laden polyrhythm, all through Tropicalia’s great sound system. Advanced tickets are $15 from Brown Paper Tickets, and if you plan on attending, we recommend you grab them fast, as we’ve got a feeling this one will sell out.

https://www.facebook.com/events/969338723080900/

Kowli Presents: Roger Gerressen & Kamran Sadeghi (Live) at The Dark Room, Baltimore

Our final pick for Friday is Kowli Presents: Roger Gerressen & Kamran Sadeghi (Live) at The Dark Room in Baltimore, with support from residents Feroun and Novac. We’re not familiar with the headliners, but this is Roger Gerressen‘s US debut, and if Kowli Records are booking them, then that’s all we need to know. For a proper after hours vibe in a warehouse environment, this is the place to be in Baltimore on Friday night. Advanced tickets are $10. Head over to the Facebook event page for details on how to purchase.

https://www.facebook.com/events/622337857900058/

Saturday Picks

BODY WERK with Solomon Sanchez, Andy Grant and Tommy Cornelis at DC9 Nightclub

Top pick for Pi Day is BODY WERK at DC9 Nightclub with Andy Grant and Solomon Sanchez at the controls on the main floor, and Tommy Cornelis (The NeedleXchange) bringing the rooftop vibes upstairs open to close. We started the Body Werk party back at DC9 Nightclub in October, and they’ve been going from strength to strength, giving local underground DJs the opportunity to play long, peak time underground house sets on DC9’s fantastic Void Acoustics sound system. This is our sixth party at DC9, and we’re lucky enough to have the hugely talented Solomon Sanchez joining Andy Grant on the main floor. A regular at Flash and U Street Music Hall, Solomon’s sets are always something special, so make sure you stop by on Saturday to catch him and Andy werking the main room. With TNX resident Tommy Cornelis throwing down the smooth vibes on the rooftop, you’ve got the full recipe for a great night of grooving. As always, the cover is low: $2 before midnight, $5 after. 21+.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/620175144750108/

Derrick May & Rosenberg at Flash, with Synesthesia in the Flash Bar

Our techno pick for Saturday night is Derrick May at Flash, with Rosenberg in support with a special extended birthday set, and Synesthesia in the Flash Bar. If you don’t know the name Derrick May, then you really need to do your research. As one of the Belleville Three, he pretty much invented techno, along with Juan Atkins and Kevin Saunderson. Last time he played Flash, it was a night to remember, and you can expect another memorable night this Saturday. We recommend you get there early to catch Rosenberg‘s extended set. The perfect way to warm up for quality techno from a true legend. First release advanced tickets are still available for $10 from Ticketfly, more on the door. 21+.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/410979409062371/

Deep Sugar with DJ Spen, Ultra Naté, Lisa Moody, Sheila Ford (Live), The Elders & Mookie Wizzo at The Paradox, Baltimore

Our after hours pick for Saturday night is Deep Sugar at The Paradox in Baltimore, who’ll be celebrating Ultra Naté‘s birthday with an all black birthday bash! Joining Ultra and Lisa Moody in the main room will be Baltimore’s finest DJ Spen, along with a live PA by Sheila Ford debuting her new single, while in The Chamber, The Elders and Mookie Wizzo will be bringing the heat all night long. So hit 95 north after the club on Saturday night and make your way to the Paradox for the best after hours on the east coast… and make sure you wear black! $15, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1616796285202148/

ESL Saturdays with Brian Tappert, DJ Nav, Will Eastman, Philco, Mr Bonkerz, Honest Lee & Bill Todd at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Another great choice for Saturday night is ESL Saturdays at Eighteenth Street Lounge, with Traxsource co-founder and long time house producer Brian Tappert in the Gold Room, with support from local producer DJ Nav, while out on the patio U Street Music Hall‘s Will Eastman headlines with support from Philco. In the Main Room Mr Bonkerz and Honest Lee will be throwing down the disco flavas, with TNX‘s Bil Todd up in the Jazz Room. Anyone buying house music in the 90’s will be familiar with the name Brian Tappert. A prolific producer, with many releases under his belt under pseudonyms such as Jazz-n-GrooveMother of PearlCleptomaniacsUrban Blues Project, the list goes on. We’re curious to hear what he’s playing these days, so if you get a chance to stop by ESL on Saturday to hear his set, let us know! 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/446124982212879/

SubDistrick!! with Julez, Lyceum, Plus Good & Brian Rogue State at Backbar

Our final pick for Saturday night is a drum and bass pick for those of you who are looking for a something other than the usual 4/4 house beats, as the SubDistrick!! crew take over Backbar with JulezLyceumPlus Good Brian Rogue State at the controls, unleashing a full spectrum audio assault in the bass bunker that is Backbar. Make sure you bring your earplugs, as that sound system will really pummel your ear drums, and these guys will be working it to the max! $5, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1565519563707817/

Sunday Picks

Dubfire (Open-to-Close Set) at U Street Music Hall

And so we move on to Sunday, where our top pick is DC native Dubfire playing an open to close set at U Street Music Hall to kick off their fifth anniversary week. That’s right, U Hall is five this week! More accustomed to playing mega clubs and festivals, this is a great opportunity to catch Dubfire playing a smaller club, and you can expect a packed dance floor at U Hall for this one. Advanced tickets are $12 from Ticketfly. Better grab yours quickly, as this will likely sell out.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1589744364595532/

RISE – Rhythm In Soul Elevated at Liv Nightclub

For quality soulful house, true deep house, classics and a touch of rhythm and blues and old school hip hop on Sunday night, our next pick is a new weekly party from Dem OMG Boyz and The First Responders of House called RISE – Rhythm in Soul Elevated at Liv Nightclub. We’ve not been to this one yet, but looks like a great new choice for great vibes with a crowd of true house heads on a Sunday night. Oh, and did we mention the kitchen will be open with a full menu? No cover, but mandatory $5 bar ticket. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/464904176993773/

Well those are our picks for the coming weekend, so let’s move on to the full listings. We’ve picked out the events we think are worth your time, but there are lots more to choose from. If you plan on attending an event, make sure you click through the Facebook event page and click Join.

Thursday March 12

Superlost feat. Izhevski (All Day I Dream / Propaganda / Moscow) at Lost Society

Superlost feat. Izhevski (All Day I Dream / Propaganda / Moscow) at Lost Society

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/655889524536798/

The Business End with Philco & Caleb L’Etoile at Velvet Lounge

The Business End with Philco & Caleb L'Etoile at Velvet Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/409445005881053/

RAM Tour feat. Delta Heavy, Loadstar, Optical, TC + more at Café Asia

RAM Tour feat. Delta Heavy, Loadstar, Optical, TC + more at Café Asia

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/839785816060337/

Funk Parade Kickoff Party! at The Howard Theater

Funk Parade Kickoff Party! at The Howard Theater

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1574653872774353/

Friday March 13

WTF?! with Corduroy Mavericks, Kochi and D.J. Ramirez on Sugar Shack Recordings

WTF?! with Kochi on Sugar Shack Recordings

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/739048889548077/

Focus: Marcel Fengler, Navbox & Dansman at Flash, Body Werk with Andy Grant, Jubilee & Ramirez in the Flash Bar 

Focus: Marcel Fengler, Navbox & Dansman at Flash, Body Werk with Andy Grant, Jubilee & Ramirez in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/436237123200167/

Tensnake with Juan Zapata, Charles Martin and special guest Flight Facilities (DJ Set) at U Street Music Hall

Tensnake with Juan Zapata at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/324285224438569/

Okayafrica Presents Quantic and Sinkane at Tropicalia

Okayafrica Presents Quantic and Sinkane at Tropicalia

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/969338723080900/

ESL Friday with Cousin Cole, Stylus Chris, JMack, The Metaphysical & Martín Miguel at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday March 13

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/946601122019041/

Silicon Based Lifeform with Doktor D at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Silicon Based Lifeform with Doktor D at Dr. Clock's Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1679323092295232/

RWD vs. EXBC: Battle of the Broadcasters

RWD vs. EXBC: Battle of the Broadcasters

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1609085105972770/

Kowli Presents: Roger Gerressen & Kamran Sadeghi (Live) at The Dark Room, Baltimore

Kowli Presents: Roger Gerressen & Kamran Sadeghi (Live) at The Dark Room, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/622337857900058/

The Soul of Baltimore (TSOB) – The Movement Continues at The Clubhouse, Baltimore

The Soul of Baltimore (TSOB) - The Movement Continues at The Clubhouse, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1547218205563093/

Saturday March 14

BODY WERK with Solomon Sanchez, Andy Grant and Tommy Cornelis at DC9 Nightclub

BODY WERK with Solomon Sanchez, Andy Grant and Tommy Cornelis at DC9 Nightclub

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/620175144750108/

Derrick May & Rosenberg at Flash, with Synesthesia in the Flash Bar

Derrick May & Rosenberg at Flash, with Synesthesia in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/410979409062371/

Deep Sugar with DJ Spen, Ultra Naté, Lisa Moody, Sheila Ford (Live), The Elders & Mookie Wizzo at The Paradox, Baltimore

Deep Sugar with DP Spen, Ultra Naté, Lisa Moody, Sheila Ford (Live), The Elders & Mookie Wizzo at The Paradox, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1616796285202148/

ESL Saturday with Brian Tappert, DJ Nav, Will Eastman, Philco, Mr Bonkerz, Honest Lee & Bill Todd at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday March 14

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/446124982212879/

Heavy Rotation with DJ Provoke, Trevski & Joe L at The Black Cat

Heavy Rotation with DJ Provoke, Trevski & Joe L at The Black Cat

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/363610727162159/

Mischief presents: Cross-Pollination Irrational Dance Party Edition featuring Mr. Jennings at Zeba Bar

Mischief presents: Cross-Pollination Irrational Dance Party Edition featuring Mr. Jennings at Zeba Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/989508417743616/

Lido with Alex Young, Louie Lastic & DJ Kidd Marvel at U Street Music Hall

Lido with Alex Young, Louie Lastic & DJ Kidd Marvel at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/362894713892192/

SubDistrick!! with Julez, Lyceum, Plus Good & Brian Rogue State at Backbar

SubDistrick!!

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1565519563707817/

Fast Forward with Ayes Cold, Matthias, Caleb L’Etoile & Flash Frequency at The Looking Glass Lounge

Fast Forward with Ayes Cold, Matthias, Caleb L'Etoile & Flash Frequency at The Looking Glass Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/904095172968915/

DJ Dan at The Red Maple, Baltimore

DJ Dan at The Red Maple, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/608585005942639/

Spctrl Ntrst #6 with Butch Dawson, Nah (Philly), C10, Jeff Carey, Slendermen, Trish Device, Quna & Killjoy at Unimart, Baltimore

Spctrl Ntrst #6 with Butch Dawson, Nah (Philly), C10, Jeff Carey, Slendermen, Trish Device, Quna & Killjoy at Unimart, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/896537340386017/

Sunday March 15

Dubfire (Open-to-Close Set) at U Street Music Hall

Dubfire (Open-to-Close Set) at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1589744364595532/

The NeedleXchange with Philco at Velvet Lounge

The NeedleXchange with Philco at Velvet Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1621059724789543/

RISE – Rhythm In Soul Elevated at Liv Nightclub

RISE - Rhythm In Soul Elevated at Liv Nightclub

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/464904176993773/

ESL Sunday with Sam Burns’ Underground Soul Solution and Trev-ski at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday March 15

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

That’s everything we’ve got for this week. Looks like another fine weekend in the District! Check back next week for our picks and listings of all the best underground house, techno, drum and bass and electronic music events in and around Washington DC and Baltimore. If you want your event considered for inclusion, please message us through the DC House Grooves Facebook page and tell us about it. Also, we’d welcome your constructive feedback on the DC House Grooves Round Up. If you’ve got an comments or suggestions, please send us a message through the DC House Grooves Facebook Page.

See you on the dance floor!

Author: Andy Grant

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

Here we are again with your favorite Thursday morning read, the DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up! We hope all you lovers had an amazing Valentine’s weekend, despite the frigid temperatures, snow and strong winds. Ours started off well with a great night at our Body Werk party in the Flash Bar, with Andy Grant and R&B going back to back to back all night long. So much fun, in fact, that we never made it upstairs to catch any of Brawther‘s set. We heard it was a good one, but I guess we’ll just have to catch him next time. Not complaining, though, because it was an amazing night of music down in the bar, all of which was recorded! We’ll be posting it soon up on the DC House Grooves SoundCloud page, so make sure you follow us and check it in the next week or so. Saturday night was a bit of a bust for us due to the weather. We were all set to hit the road for Deep Sugar to catch Andy Grant‘s set in The Chamber, but unfortunately the powers that be made the decision to reschedule Andy’s set for another time and close The Chamber for the evening due to the weather conditions. It was definitely the right decision, but kudos to the brave souls who braved the weather to make it out to The Paradox on Saturday night! Back here in DC, we heard the Soul Clap at Flash was one of the best nights of music there in a long while, with Soul Clap taking the crowd on a journey to remember. Wish we could have been there!

Before we move on to this week’s picks and listings, here’s episode #10 of the DC House Grooves Meet The Locals Podcast, featuring The Elders, recorded live at Body Werk at DC9 Nightclub on February 7. Over four hours of solid grooves to bounce to as your check out this week’s post!

 

Ok, so let’s get on with this week’s picks. So many quality events to choose from, so pay attention! Once you’ve read through our picks, make sure you browse through the full listings. If you like the look of something, make sure you click through to the event page and click Join, and don’t forget to invite your friends!

Thursday Picks

Dj Earic Patten’s Elektrik Metro House Vibes Mix Sessions w/ Special Guest Corduroy Mavericks

We kick of Thursday with DJ Earic Patten‘s Elektrik Metro House Vibes radio show. This week Earic’s guest on the show is Corduroy Mavericks, so well worth checking out as you head home from work. The show kicks off at 5pm and runs until 7pm. Tune in at http://tunein.com/radio/Elektrik-Metro-Radio-s214890/.

https://www.facebook.com/events/834713869919910/

Lost on Thursdays: February Sanctuary presents Baum in DC feat. Hernan Cayetano (Baum, Bgta) & Bogdan Gabucci at Lost Society

Our top pick for Thursday is Lost on Thursdays at Lost Society, which this week brings a taste of Bogota to the Lost rooftop with special guest Hernan Cayetano (Baum | Bogota), with local support from Bogdan Gabucci (Nomad). Even in these frigid depths of winter, Lost on Thursdays manages to bring the heat to the Lost rooftop, and you can expect the usual friendly crowd and quality vibes all round. Best of all, there’s no cover. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/409597709200791/

North East Disco Communications with Trev-ski, Philco, Tommy Cornelis & DJ Provoke at Rock’n’Roll Hotel

Our next pick for Thursday is Trev-ski‘s North East Disco Communications party at The Rock and Roll Hotel on H Street. For this edition, Trev-ski has assembled a great local lineup including himself PhilcoTommy Cornelis and DJ Provoke to bring you quality house, nu disco, techno and other tasty tuneage all night long. A quality option for your Thursday night! No cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1440019829591897/

Gryphon After Dark: Lamont Bagfeel at The Gryphon

For a change of pace on Thursday night, head over to Gryphon After Dark at The Gryphon for quality live neo-soul and R&B from Lamont Bagfeel and Hippie Control, with DJ support from the legenary Sam ‘The Man’ Burns. A great option for a belated Valentine’s date at what looks to be a great night of live music. No cover, no dress code, all love. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1078468758845667/

Friday Picks

WTF?! with Corduroy Mavericks, Kochi, and Andy Grant on Sugar Shack Recordings

Our pick to get you warmed up for Friday night out on the town is DJ Kochi‘s WTF?! radio show on Sugar Shack Recordings. This Friday, Kochi’s special guest on the show is our very own Andy Grant (DC House Grooves / Body Werk). The show kicks off at 5pm ET and runs until 7pm ET, so perfect listening during your Friday commute home. Tune in at http://www.sugarshackrecordings.com.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1545723339035268/

The Lovers Ball Vol. III: “Eddie Does DC” w/ Eddie C at Tropicalia

Our top pick for Friday night is without doubt Forward / 88 / Bump’n’Grind present The Lover’s Ball Vol. III with Eddie C (Red Motorbike, Endless Flight, Berlin/Ontario) at the controls open to close. It’s always a special event when Eddie comes to town, and this time, it’s nothing but Eddie all night long! To complement the music, the talented Yana Ovchinnikova and Ryan Gallagher will be creating love inspired works of art live. Amazingly, this event is free all night. Yeah, you heard that right, no cover for Eddie C! That doesn’t happen often, so make sure you don’t miss this great opportunity to hear Canada’s finest work his magic behind the turntables on Tropicalia’s great sound system. You won’t regret it! 21+

https://www.facebook.com/events/1570760876495085/

Trust Composite Featuring Pentamon and Satori at Zeba Bar

Our Friday night pick for those of you looking for quality techno is the monthly Trust Composite party, who this month feature a special techno set from local act Pentamon, along with support from Satori and Measax. In the downstairs bar, John HolmesBoss Ross and Sinestro will be bringing the heat. Quality techno on the best neighborhood dance floor in town? Yes please. No cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1553144094938331/

Doc Martin & DJ Three, Marko Peli B2B Meegs at Flash Caleb L’Etoile & Philco in the Flash Bar

Back down on the U Street Corridor, Flash is well worth a look on Friday night, with Doc Martin going back to back with DJ Three on the main floor, with local support from Marko Peli back to back with Meegs. That’s two back to back sets from two big names and two top locals. Who knows where this journey will take you, but it’s sure to get you grooving. Meanwhile, down in the Flash BarCaleb L’Etoile and Philco will be holding things down open to close. Advanced tickets are $10 from Ticketfly, more on the door. We recommend you get there early for a drink in the Flash Bar, then head upstairs at 10pm to catch Marko and Meegs go back to back before the main floor gets too packed. 21+/

https://www.facebook.com/events/1582823621949980/

Foot Therapy (IV) & Resonance with Internet Spy Machine (Live), DJ Zach, Rosemary Arp, Doktor D and Jandro at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Our final pick for Friday night is Foot Therapy (IV) Resonance at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar in Adams Morgan. Due to a scheduling error or a happy accident, both the Foot Therapy and Resonance crews will be in effect at Dr. Clock’s this Friday, with Internet Spy Machine performing live along with DJ sets from DJ ZachRosemary Arp, Doktor D and Jandro. That’s a whole lot of quality music from some passionate cats for the low, low price of free. Records & machines all night! 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1547376902201520/

Saturday Picks

ROAM VII at Secret Location, DC

Top pick for Saturday night is the ROAM VII after hours, at a secret location somewhere in DC. It’s been a while since the last ROAM party, but it will be worth the wait, as the ROAM crew have assembled a great lineup of local talent, featuring many of our favorite DJs: Lisa FrankChris NittiSami YNavboxProtect-U‘s Mike PetilloJackson Ryland and Jus Nowhere. Throw in visuals from [capsaicin], and a quality sound system from Jackson Pro Audio, and you’ve got a recipe for a great party. Advanced tickets are available for $15 + booking fee from Resident Advisor. The party kicks off at midnight and officially runs until 7pm, but who knows when it will wrap? It’s a cash bar, so make sure you bring a few bucks to buy some drinks, and don’t forget to bring your ID. Location will be announced with ticket purchase. 21+.

http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?677968 

Malmaison presents Locals Take Over the Waterfront III at Malmaison

Our companion top pick for ROAM VII is Locals Take Over the Waterfront III at Malmaison in Georgetown. Kicking off at 6pm and running until midnight, this is the perfect place to get yourself warmed up for ROAM, with a great local DJ lineup including Jandro, Yaco, Edo and  DC House GroovesAndy Grant, with visuals by Hisham Abdelhamid. That’s right, between Locals Take Over The Waterfront III and ROAM VII, you can groove to a lineup of some of the best locals in town for over 12 hours straight! Join the crew from 6pm at Malmaison, and get yourself warmed up for a great night of music from DC’s local talent. No cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/704524079660214/

Voice of Voice NYC’s 10th Anniversary Northeast Tour at Zeba Bar

For quality soulful house and classics on Saturday night, head up to Zeba Bar for Voice of Voice NYC’s 10th Anniversary Tour, with Ali Coleman (NYC) headlining with support from local Andrew Hogans and Steven Lucky Benson (LUV N SOL). We predict a great night of solid grooves and serious moves as Ali Coleman brings a taste of New York City to Zeba Bar. If you don’t believe us, check out the promo video below. Doors open at 10pm,  no cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/506419386165538/

Resident Nights: Charles Martin, Chris Nitti, Navbox & Raffi at Flash, with Frederik Gamble & Conscious Contact in the Flash Bar

Next up for Saturday night is Residents Night at Flash, with Charles MartinChris Nitti, Navbox Raffi lighting up the main floor. San Proper was supposed to be headlining, but since he couldn’t make it, it’s all locals, all night at Flash. Down in the Flash Bar, Frederik Gamble will be performing a live set with support from Conscious Contact. This is a great chance to hear an all local lineup on the main floor at Flash, on a Saturday night, no less. We’ve included Charles Martin‘s recent contribution to the DC House Grooves Meet the Locals Podcast below to give you a taste of what to expect. Advanced tickets are $8 from Ticketfly, more on the door, but if you show up early, it’s free before 11pm. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1572814326338389/

 

Kowli Presents: Andrew Grant, Kevin Yost, & Safarii at The Red Maple & Secret Location, Baltimore

Up in Baltimore, the Kowli crew have an amazing lineup of music laid on for Saturday night, with Kevin YostSafarii, and Novak at the Red Maple from 9pm to 2pm, followed by Andrew Grant (Circo Loco) with support from Feroun and Aphreaq at a secret after hours location from 2am onwards. We’re loving the parties Kowli have been putting together, and this one looks like it could be the best yet. For details of the after hours, head to the Red Maple to get your ticket. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1553689538251485/

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

Our final pick for Saturday night is Safehouse with Pacific Fur Company at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar. We’ve be impressed by Pacific Fur Company‘s selections recently; these are true heads who know the score when it comes to quality house, techno, disco and everything in between. Billed as “minimal lighting, questionable company, and the weirdest in house, techno, disco, and other”, this is a great choice for quality grooves in Adams Morgan this Saturday. No cover, 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/618653351568605/

Sunday Picks

Church presents Sensory Take Over (Kevin Yost, Sideburn, Jay Hill, Ragab, IllegalLizard, Pepe Rivera) at Public Bar

And so on to Sunday, where our top pick is Church present a Sensory Take Over at Public Bar, with a stellar lineup including Kevin Yost, Sideburn, Jay Hill, Ragab, IllegalLizard & Pepe Rivera. Expect quality deep house, tech house and techno all night long. The party kicks off at 4pm and runs until 2am, and its free before 8pm, $5 from 8pm to 9pm, then $10 after. No dress code, no drama, just quality tunes all the way. 21+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1578073022410819/

RISE – Rhythm In Soul Elevated at Liv Nightclub

Our other pick for Sunday night is RISE – Rhythm and Soul Elevated at Liv Nightclub with DJs Dem OMG Boyz and The First Responders of House. This new weekly party promises “to give the DMV a new permanent venue for soulful and deep house music (with a little touch of classics; rhythm and blues and old school hip hop)”. The tunes kick off at 6pm and run until 12am, and while there’s no cover, you’ll need to purchase a mandatory $5 bar ticket. Look like a great new option for quality soulful and deep house on a Sunday night, and we’re hoping the RISE crew can make this a big success.

https://www.facebook.com/events/414928108656941/

So those are our picks for the coming weekend, but there’s plenty more to choose from. Check below for the full list of all the underground house and electronic music events in Washington DC from Thursday through Sunday and make your own decision. Remember to click through to the Facebook event pages for more details, and don’t forget to click Join and invite your friends if you plan on attending.

Thursday February 19

Dj Earic Patten’s Elektrik Metro House Vibes Mix Sessions w/ Special Guest Corduroy Mavericks

Dj Earic Patten's Elektrik Metro House Vibes Mix Sessions w/ Special Guest Corduroy MavericksMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/834713869919910/

Lost on Thursdays: February Sanctuary presents Baum in DC feat. Hernan Cayetano (Baum, Bgta) & Bogdan Gabucci at Lost Society

Lost on Thursdays: Baum in DC feat. Hernan Cayetano (Baum, Bgta) & Bogdan Gabucci at Lost SocietyMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/409597709200791/

North East Disco Communications with Trev-ski, Philco, Tommy Cornelis & DJ Provoke at Rock’n’Roll Hotel

North East Disco Communications with Trev-ski, Philco, Tommy Cornelis & DJ Provoke at Rock'n'Roll HotelMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1440019829591897/

Chocolate Puma with Seba Yuri, Brad Piff at U Street Music Hall

Chocolate Puma with Seba Yuri, Brad Piff at U Street Music HallMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/931428736867865/

Gryphon After Dark: Lamont Bagfeel at The Gryphon

Gryphon After Dark: Lamont Bagfeel at The GryphonMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1078468758845667/

Friday February 20

WTF?! with Corduroy Mavericks, Kochi, and Andy Grant on Sugar Shack Recordings

WTF?! with Kochi on Sugar Shack RecordingsMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1545723339035268/

The Lovers Ball Vol. III: “Eddie Does DC” w/ Eddie C at Tropicalia

The Lovers Ball Vol. III: "Eddie Does DC" w/ Eddie C at Zeba BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1570760876495085/

Doc Martin & DJ Three, Marko Peli B2B Meegs at Flash Caleb L’Etoile & Philco in the Flash Bar

Doc Martin & DJ Three, Marko Peli B2B Meegs at Flash Caleb L'Etoile & Philco in the Flash BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1582823621949980/

ESL Friday with Kon, Mr Bonkerz, The Metaphysical, DJ Nav, Gabe Flores, James Dellastatious & Trev-ski at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday at Eighteenth Street LoungeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

Treasure Fingers with Martin Roth, Ozker at U Street Music Hall

Treasure Fingers with Martin Roth, Ozker at U Street Music HallMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/977372025630874/

Trust Composite Featuring Pentamon and Satori at Zeba Bar

Trust Composite Featuring Pentamon and Satori at Zeba BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1553144094938331/

Foot Therapy (IV) & Resonance with Internet Spy Machine (Live), DJ Zach, Rosemary Arp, Doktor D and Jandro at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Foot Therapy (IV) & Resonance with Internet Spy Machine (Live), DJ Zach, Rosemary Arp, Doktor D and Jandro at Dr. Clock's Nowhere BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1547376902201520/

Eden #TECHNO Underground with DeepCutta & RNS at Eden

Eden #TECHNO Underground with DeepCutta & RNS at EdenMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/346097435579188/

BT & tyDi at Phonic (CANCELED)

BT & tyDi at PhonicMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/415625431925682/

LAXX at Empire Nightclub

LAXX at Empire NightclubMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1561662490739946/

4 Hours of Funk with Life on Planets at The Windup Space, Baltimore

4 Hours of Funk with Life on Planets at The Windup Space, BaltimoreMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/816842635073520/

Saturday February 21

Malmaison presents Locals Takeover the Waterfront III at Malmaison

Malmaison presents Locals Takeover the Waterfront III at Malmaison

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/704524079660214/

ROAM VII at Secret Location, DC

ROAM VII at Secret Location, DC

More details: http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?677968 

Resident Nights: Charles Martin, Chris Nitti, Navbox & Raffi at Flash, with Frederik Gamble & Conscious Contact in the Flash Bar

Resident Nights: Charles Martin, Chris Nitti, Navbox & Raffi at Flash, with Frederik Gamble & Conscious Contact in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1572814326338389/

Kowli Presents: Andrew Grant, Kevin Yost,& Safarii at The Red Maple & Secret Location, Baltimore

Kowli Presents: Andrew Grant, Kevin Yost,& Safarii at The Red Maple & Secret Location, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1553689538251485/

Voice of Voice NYC’s 10th Anniversary Northeast Tour at Zeba Bar

Voice of Voice NYC’s 10th Anniversary Northeast Tour at Zeba Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/506419386165538/

ESL Saturdays with Tim Sweeney, Philip Goyette, Mr Bonkerz, Exexex, Chris Brooks & Graham Hatke at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturdays at Eighteenth Street LoungeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

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

Safehouse with Pacific Fur Company at Dr. Clock's Nowhere BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/618653351568605/

Alvin Risk with Brian Billion, Buster & The Lothario vs Jackson Kachor at U Street Music Hall

Alvin Risk with Brian Billion, Buster & The Lothario vs Jackson Kachor at U Street Music HallMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/453150031503507/

The Boogie Connection with DJ Remote Ctrl & Martín Miguel at Chaplins

The Boogie Connection with DJ Remote Ctrl & Martín Migual at ChaplinsMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/795991307157829/

The SubDistrick!! with Joel Transit, Sven, Agent 137 & Julez at Backbar

SubDistrick!! at BackbarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/624927370985969/

The Soul of Baltimore (TSOB) – The Movement Continues at The Clubhouse, Baltimore

The Soul of Baltimore (TSOB) - The Movement Continues at The Clubhouse, BaltimoreMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1547218205563093/

We R Sound 4th Installment (BTU 6th Anniversary) at St. Mary’s Restaurant & Lounge, Baltimore

We R Sound 4th Installment (BTU 6th Anniversary) at St. Mary's Restaurant & Lounge, BaltimoreMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/790174731031230/

Sunday February 22

Church presents Sensory take over (Kevin Yost, Sideburn, Jay Hill, Ragab, IllegalLizard, Pepe Rivera) at Public Bar

Church presents Sensory take over (Kevin Yost, Sideburn, Jay Hill, Ragab, IllegalLizard, Pepe Rivera) at Public BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1578073022410819/

RISE – Rhythm In Soul Elevated at Liv Nightclub

RISE - Rhythm In Soul Elevated at Liv NightclubMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/414928108656941/

ESL Sundays with Sam Burns’ Underground Soul Solution at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sundays with Sam Burns' Underground Soul Solution at Eighteenth Street LoungeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

TNX: The Long Goodbye – A Celebration of Mess at The Velvet Lounge

TNX: The Long Goodbye - A Celebration of Mess at The Velvet Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1578308565715139/

Spanked with Graham Hatke & John Johnson at Bambou, Baltimore

Spanked with Graham Hatke & John Johnson at Bambou, BaltimoreMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/436319993187170/

And so ends another edition of the DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up. Thanks for reading, and remember to check back next week for full information about all the best house music events in DC. Whether you’re looking for deep house, tech house, soulful house, techno, drum and bass or disco, DC House Grooves has you covered. If you want your event considered for inclusion, please message us through the DC House Grooves Facebook page. Also, we’d welcome your constructive feedback on the DC House Grooves Round Up. If you’ve got an comments or suggestions, please send us a message through the DC House Grooves Facebook Page.

See you on the dance floor!

Author: Andy Grant