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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DC House Grooves Top Picks Thursday May 16

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DC House Grooves Top Picks Friday May 17

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sleaze hannah holland
nkc djoser at studio ga ga
adrian loving and friends at el techo
4 hours of funk dj diaspora
caspian raha wala

DC House Grooves Top Picks Saturday May 18

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ESL Saturday Dicky Trisco
reflections jandro trevski
egoless live
district inferno

DC House Grooves Top Picks Sunday May 19

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good buddies
ESL Sunday Good Buddies

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Techno Events in Washington DC April 25 to April 28

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Welcome back to another edition of DC House Grooves Top Picks. Kicking off this week’s edition with a heads up on a couple of events to put in your calendar in the coming weeks. May 10 kicks off the inaugural event of Sprüdel, a new warehouse event curated by Arthur Kimskii and crew. The first event features Vincent Neumann, Juana B2B Arthur Kimskii, and local favorites Rush Plus for what’s sure to be a night of solid tunes and good vibes. The event is described as “…a gathering for all the fun loving freaks, artists, dancers, office workers with secret kinks and everyone in between that needs a fun night on the dance floor. Come play with us.” If that doesn’t entice you through the door, I don’t know what will! Super early bird tickets are already gone to those in the know, but you can still pick up $15 early birds if you move fast.

Advance tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1255795
RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2274437516145573/

Another one to put in your calendar is Boiler Room Washington DC: ROAM Warehouse Party on May 18, although if you haven’t grabbed your ticket already, you’ll need to be on the case. Despite the line up not yet being announced, the good ravers of DC couldn’t resist the calling to be seen shuffling behind a well known DJ in the Internet, so the initial release of tickets sold out quickly. 100 more tickets will be released on May 1 at 12pm sharp, and once those are gone, that’s it, no Boiler Room DC for you. Your best bet to make sure you secure a ticket is to sign up for the ROAM Email List to get a reminder before those tickets go on sale. It’s the place to be seen on May 18, don’t get left out in the cold!

Sign up for ROAM email list: http://bit.ly/roamemail
Advance tickets (available May 1 12pm): https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1255795
RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2227662544165960

So what about this weekend? Plenty of great events, as usual. I’ll be kicking off my celebrations of 48 rotations around the sun this Friday at Reflections with Katrina Mir and Andy Grant at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club. We’ll be packing several record bags full of heat, playing B2B all vinyl open to close, and it would be just wonderful if you could join us on the dance floor for what’s sure to be a super fun evening filling with nothing but good vibes all the way. No cover, cheap dranks, Martin Audio sound system, and best of all, WE’RE CELEBRATING MY BIRTHDAY! Everything you could ask for in a quality night out on the dance floor. I hope to see you there, although if you can’t make it Friday, mark next Thursday May 2 on your calendar, as I’ll be continuing my birthday celebrations joining Jubilee & Ramirez behind the decks at Playlist at Eighteenth Street Lounge.

RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2219938178223879/

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On Saturday, we’ll be recovering from a night behind the decks at Jimmys with a night behind the decks on home turf at DC House Grooves HQ, broadcasting episode #047 of the DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio with me, Katrina Mir and Ramirez. The needle drops at 10pm ET, and by now you know what to expect; quality underground vibes, the right soundtrack to your Saturday night. Audio only stream at Underground Quality, video stream on the Underground Quality Live YouTube channel.

Tune In Audio: http://bit.ly/UQRadio
Tune in Video: http://bit.ly/UQ-Live
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/415386935675755/

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Other highlights this week include Playlist with Jubilee and Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge plus Article004: The Long Count Cycle at U Street Music Hall and Dax J at Flash on Thursday, then on Saturday you can catch Vatican Shadow in a church with the ROAM crew, chillax on the dance floor at the Cloudwatch 25 year anniversary at Dark Room, Baltimore or get into a spot of fire dancing at the first Sunset & Chill of the season featuring Fort Knox 5 at Olde City Farm & Garden.

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Sunday afternoon, do not pass Go, do not collect $200, head directly to Flash for Sunday Love with new jersey house legend Tony Humphries with local support from Heather Femia, Mazi and DJ Soul. An incredible Sunday Love line up in the Green Room, and with the Love Bazaar Marketplace on the club level, you’ve got all the ingredients for an amazing Sunday evening. Pro tip: don’t pay door prices, grab your tix in advance for $12.

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Sunday night, head to Eighteenth Street Lounge for Sam Burns’ weekly Underground Soul Solution and the next edition of Sundays Rooftop with Detroit OG Allan Ester and Benoit. The perfect way to wrap up your weekend on the dance floor.

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See below for all my Top Picks for the weekend, Thursday through Sunday. Facebook users can click the title for each section to view the list of event pages over on Facebook. For the rest of you, Google is your friend. See you on the dance floor, and of course, right here, same time, same place, next week.

DC House Grooves Top Picks Thursday April 25

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Associate Radio hour
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DC House Grooves Top Picks Friday April 26

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gaiser thor oliver caine at flash
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blush at the green lantern
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DC House Grooves Top Picks Saturday April 27

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ROAM Vatican Shadow
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Yola at Allegory
sunset and chill fort knox 5
house rhythms at zeba bar
nuff respect trev-ski
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DC House Grooves Top Picks Sunday April 28

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ESL Sunday

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Techno Events in Washington DC April 4 to April 7

Another amazing, action packed weekend on the dance floor right here in the District of Corruption, and DC House Grooves has the low down on all the good shit. The highlight for this week is Friday night’s jam at the Darkroom in Baltimore featuring two of my favorites all the way from Detroit, Tag aka Scott Grooves and Norm Talley, with support from Feroun and Benoit, brought to you by Kowli Records and Deep Secrets. This one is going to be really special, and to celebrate, DC House Grooves has the super special Uncle Benny discount for you. Use the link below to buy your tickets to get massive 20% discount off advance tickets. That’s one serious discount off the party to be at this weekend! It’s a BYOB joint, the needle drops at 11pm and you’ll be dancing until sunrise. Don’t sleep on this one, people!

20% discount off TAG aka Scott Grooves & Norm Talley at Darkroom, Baltimore


If you can’t make the trip to Baltimore this Friday, then head to Focus at Flash for another incredible Friday night line up featuring the very best of techno, house and bougie / funk / soul / electro. On the main floor, catch The Advent aka G Flame with support from local hero, Technofist‘s Damon Bradley. In the Green Room, former Beats Maneuver headliner Gigi Testa brings the very best of house and disco ably supported by DC House Grooves show resident Ramirez, while in the bar, Trev-ski is joined by Haz & Cam-Run for another edition of Modern Class. An epic line up that’s not to be missed! Advance tickets are just $12, so grab yours now!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/256175348611069/

Before I get into the full list for this weekend, here’s the recording of Saturday night’s DC House Grooves Show #045 on Underground Quality Radiofeaturing me, Andy Grant, and Katrina Mir. Sadly Ramirez couldn’t join us for this one, and we ended up going deeper, dubbier and techier than usual. Seems to be the direction we end up going when Katrina and I go B2B. Check it out below either on SoundCloud or YouTube. We’ll back back with DC House Grooves Show Episode #046 on Saturday April 13 at 10pm. Mark it in your calendars and tune in for the very best in underground vibes served up fresh from the wax.

Other highlights for this weekend include Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge and Sleaze‘s second anniversary at Wonderland on Thursday, then on Saturday, the Sequence crew are at it again with a serious line up including Umfang, Akua & Juana (Discwoman) and Furtive. Sequence events are always on point, and they pretty much always sell out, so if you’re thinking of going, don’t waste time; grab your tickets now! They’re on the final release tier, and there won’t be any tickets on the door, so now is your chance. Don’t say I didn’t warn you! It’s a BYOB joint, so make sure you bring what you need with you.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/317331898969207/
Tix: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1238176

Plenty of great choices on Sunday, with Sunday Love featuring Madmotormique, Daniel Cowel and Marko Peli and the new Love Bazaar on the main floor, and at Eighteenth Street Lounge, Sam Burns‘ weekly residency, Smudge and Hold Tight with Admin and Martín Miguel, but for the true house heads, the place to be this Sunday is Baltimore for the pop up party featuring the legendary Master at Work himself, Louie Vega along with Teddy Douglas and DJ Spen. Tickets are just $20.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2663586930325050/
Tix: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nervous-records-basement-boys-productions-present-louie-vega-tickets-59547487137

Ok, here’s my full list of Top Picks for the weekend, Thursday through Sunday. Facebook users can click the link at the top of each section to see the list of event pages over on Facebook. Have an amazing time this weekend, and make sure you come back next week for news on all the best underground house and techno events in and around Washington DC. See you on the dance floor!

DC House Grooves Top Picks Thursday April 4

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DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC March 28 to March 31

Spring is finally here, looks like the weather’s gonna be warming up this weekend, and things are really starting to heat up out there on the dance floor here in Washington DC. This week sees the welcome return of Daytime Discothèque, which celebrates its third anniversary on Sunday with a fantastic line up including Tilman (fine records ), Trev-Ski ( Live Set ), Juan Zapata, Samantha Francesca, Hot Coffee & Tom Fee. I’m all about that live set from a man like Trev-ski. Can’t wait! It’s a BYOB joint, and they’ll be firing up the grill, so it’s bring your own meats and veggies, too. A proper family fair all round. Needle drops around 1pm, so if you’re up for some quality Sunday afternoon vibes, grab your ticket now. No door sales, so don’t sleep! Hopefully lots more to come from the Daytime Discothèque crew over the summer; looking forward to the kick off this Sunday.

Advance tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1234951
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/276853496574997/

So what else is going on this weekend? We’ll be at it again with another DC House Grooves Show this Saturday on Underground Quality Radio. Whether you’re heading out on the town or staying in, we’ve got the right vibe for your Saturday night. Tune in from 10pm ET on the Underground Quality Live YouTube channel, or at www.undergroundquality.com. For a taste of what to expect, check out the recording of last week’s show below.

Tune In Audio: http://bit.ly/UQRadio
Tune in Video: http://bit.ly/UQ-Live
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2222789574703174/

So what else is happening this weekend in the District? Quite a bit, as it happens. See below for the full list of flyers for all the best underground house and techno events in and around DC, Thursday through Sunday, and click the section headings to see a list of the event pages over on Facebook. Thursday night in particular looks nuts, with Playlist at ESL, Black Coffee with Neko Berg at U Street Music Hall, Groove Machine live electronic showcase at Studio Ga Ga and Loco Dice at Flash. Friday, Article 003 at Backbar looks like a good time, then on Saturday check out head to Jimmy Valentine’s with a bouquet or two of flowers for Spring is for Flowers with Chadwick, Sid Waters and Sarah Myers, or maybe Ten Tigers Parlour for Buster, Juan Zapata & DJ Lantern.

Alternatively, The Elders will be making a long overdue return to DC to spin at Allegory, or you could head to El Techno to catch the DMV Deep crew. There’s also another incredible line up at Flash, and another edition of Werk Ethic with Ken Lazee and Nick Garcia at U Street Music Hall. All quality choices! Sunday is all about Daytime Discothèque, but if dreamy desert vibes are your jam, season 3 of Sunday Love keeps rolling at Flash with Sunday Love’s Road to Catharsis featuring Concret, Symphonic, Heather Femia and Kryptik. This week, they’ll also be opening up the club level for Love Bazaar, and indoor marketplace featuring all sorts of wonders you won’t want to miss. Feels like the start of something special! See flyer below for details.

Sunday night, as it tradition, all roads lead to Eighteenth Street Lounge for Sam Burns weekly residency and another edition of Sundays Rooftop with Detroit’s Daniel Andres and Benoit out on the patio. Always the best way to wrap up your weekend on the dance floor. Anyway, that’s everything for this week. Don’t forget to tune in to the DC House Grooves Show on Saturday night, and I’ll see you at the Daytime Disco on Sunday.

DC House Grooves Top Picks Thursday March 28

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DC House Grooves Top Picks Sunday March 31