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

Fun times at Darkroom in Baltimore last Saturday! Kudos to Feroun and crew for an amazing event. The room is coming along real nice since last we were there, and I had a super fun time grooving to DJ Qu. Great booking, great space, and I can’t wait until my next visit! If you know what’s good for you, make sure you keep an eye on what’s good at Darkroom. Coming up soon, Eddie C and Theo Parrish.

OK, on to what you’re no doubt really here for 😉 DC House Grooves in partnership with Blisspop has a pair of tickets to ALL FIVE EVENTS at Blisspop Disco Fest, worth over $100, to give away to one lucky winner. That’s right! One lucky winner who fills out and submits this form will get a pair of FREE tickets to all five events at Blisspop Disco Fest between Friday September 27 and Sunday September 29.

I Want to Win a Pair of FREE Tickets to Blisspop Disco Fest

Blisspop Disco Fest ft. Crazy P (DJ set) at U Street Music Hall
Tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1878762
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/453402802169582/

Blisspop Disco Fest ft. The Black Madonna at 9:30 Club
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Blisspop Disco Fest ft. Cerrone at U Street Music Hall
Tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1879303
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/371682583544591/

Blisspop Disco Fest ft. Chromeo at 9:30 Club
Tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1879218
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1313550098816855/

Blisspop Disco Fest Closing Party ft. Gay Marvine
Tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1886473
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/714734288940486/

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That’s a whole bunch of crazy disco bliss for FREE for one of you lucky people. For a chance to win, just click the link below and fill out the form.

I Want to Win a Pair of FREE Tickets to Blisspop Disco Fest

That’s it! The winner will be selected at random at 7pm on Wednesday September 25, and we’ll announce the results right here in DC House Grooves Top Picks for that weekend. Please make sure you enter your real full name and email address. You will need to show your ID on entry to receive your prize. One entry per person, please. Any duplicates will be removed before the draw.

Before I dive into this week’s listings, a quick reminder that next weekend is DC24, an epic 24 hour event showcasing a selection of DC’s finest local talent. 24 hour passes are selling fast, so if you want to guarantee your spot on the dance floor, grab yours now! Not to be missed!

DC24 tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1301604
DC24 Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/682040952264755/

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One last thing before this week’s listings: an amazing B2B disco / boogie mix from Kenny M and Adrian Collazo! Sit back, relax and enjoy 76 minutes of disco / boogie bliss. If you like what you hear, catch Kenny M this Friday at Denizens Brewing Company in Silver Sprint for Moco Boogie.

So what’s good this weekend? A whole lot of goodness, as it happens. the DC House Grooves crew will be rocking the airwaves of Berlin’s Underground Quality Radio again this Saturday night. Join me, Andy Grant, Ramirez and Katrina Mir from 10pm ET on Saturday night for another super fine selection of the best underground house, disco, techno and everything in between.

Tune In Audio: http://bit.ly/UQRadio
Tune in Video: http://bit.ly/UQ-Live

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Out and about, there’s too many good things to mention, Thursday through Sunday. Highlights for me include Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge on Thursday, Nuestro Future Vinyl Release Party with Symmetrical at The Pinch and The Ghost, Gene on Earth and KRN at Flash on Friday, D’Julz, ItaloJohnson and the legendary Charles Webster at Flash on Saturday, then Eighteenth Street Lounge on Sunday with Sam Burns‘ weekly residency and Hold Tight with Bobby Analog and Martín Miguel on the patio. See below for the full weekend line ups for Flash and Eigtheenth Street Lounge, followed by flyers for all the best house, disco and techno events in and around Washington DC, Thursday through Sunday. If you haven’t done so already, make sure you enter the DC House Grooves Blisspop Disco Fest FREE ticket giveaway, and I’ll see you back here next week for next week’s DC House Grooves Top Picks. See you on the dance floor!

Flash Weekend Line Up Thursday through Sunday

Eighteenth Street Lounge Weekend Line Up Thursday through Sunday

Thursday September 12

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scuba at flash
Jlin with Panch at u street music hall
Jlin at U Street Music Hall
Associate Radio Hour
preview happy hour

Friday September 13

the ghost with gene on earth at flash
Nuestro future records vinyl release party
Nuestro Futuro Recods Vinyl Release Party at The Pinch
one of them andrew grant at wild days
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Thievery Corporation at the kennedy center
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dastan at el techo
MoCo Boogie

Saturday September 14

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d'Julz italojohnson charles webster at flash
Rave Room tama gucci
sundown sounds cruise
souled out with marc meistro
deep sugar rooftop jam 4
deep sugar sweet 16
hatari dj roach john collins

Sunday September 15

sunday love Kora Makossa sarah myers
hold tight bobby analog
ESL Sunday
sundown sounds cruise

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Techno Events in Washington DC September 5 to Monday September 8

Thank you to everyone who came out to Capital House Music Festival on Labor Day, and major respect to DJ Tantra of Chrysis Entertainment and Chosen for all their hard work putting together such an amazing free festival. Katrina and I were proud to be part of such an amazing event, and it was life affirming seeing such an enthusiastic and real crowd getting down in the sunshine and the rain to an incredible line up of local talent. The day captured what house music is all about, and I’m glad I got the chance to play a small part in it. If you were there in Malcolm X Park on Monday, please consider making a donation to the festival fundraiser. While it is a free event, it cost a fair bit to make it happen, so every little bit helps! Capital House Music Festival will be back in 2020, and next year it will be bigger than ever!

Donate: https://www.gofundme.com/f/t56w9-capital-house-music-festival

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Before I get into everything for this weekend, a quick reminder that Blisspop Disco Fest is just a few weekend away on Friday September 27 and Saturday September 28. Tickets are selling fast, so if you want to reserve your spot on the dance floor, head over to U Street Music Hall‘s website and grab yours now. Multi night passes are available if you want to bounce around between the events. I’m sure excited to be getting things warmed up at U Street Music Hall on the Saturday night for the legendary Cerrone, Jellybean Benitez, The Blackbyrds, DJ Boring, Honey Sound System and Sam “The Man” Burns. And thats just the line up for one of the events! Check out the full line up below. Serious disco bliss!

Advance tickets & info: http://www.ustreetmusichall.com

A little bit of music for you while you browse this week’s flyers. Here’s the video feed and soundcloud recording of last week’s DC House Grooves Show Episode #055 on Underground Quality Radio with me (Andy Grant), Ramirez & Katrina Mir. We’ll be back for episode #056 on Saturday September 14th at 10pm ET.

See below for the weekend line ups for Flash and Eighteenth Street Lounge this weekend, followed by event flyers for all the best underground house and techno events in and around DC, Thursday through Sunday.Highlights this week include Saeed Younan‘s save the rainforest fundraiser at El Techo on Thursday, the very last Midnight Project with Frank & Tony on Friday and Sprüdel with Heidi Sabertooth, Andi and Jackson Ryland here in DC on Saturday. We’ll be making a rare trip to Baltimore to support our Underground Quality fam DJ Qu at the Darkoom on Saturday night. Can’t wait!

dj qu at darkroom

That’s all I have time for this week. Wish I had more time to give all these events the write up they deserve, but so many other things to get done. See you on the dance floor soon!

Flash Weekend Line Up Thursday through Sunday

Eighteenth Street Lounge Weekend Line Up Thursday through Sunday

Thursday September 5

Join the tribe for the amazon fires
ESL Thursday
chris liebing and oliver caine
deep tech at u street music hall

Friday September 6

midnight project frank and tony
dj spen at u street music hall
mano le tough at flash
limited edition jandro stereophonik
otter happy hour strikestone
Let's Collab
hearts collective eaton rooftop
ESL Friday

Saturday September 7

dj qu at darkroom
sprudel with heidi sabertooth
0 phase at flash
roam with juana and baronhawk
browz & schwander
hot chip dj set at u street music hall
ESL Saturday

Sunday September 8

dj technics and ari goldman at jimmys
sunday love zero
ESL Sunday
sundays rooftop with benoit all night long

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Techno Events in Washington DC Labor Day Weekend Thursday August 29 to Monday September 2

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Big thanks to everyone who came out to Wild Days at Eaton Hotel to groove with me and Katrina last Friday night, and thanks to the team at Eaton for booking us. For those who couldn’t make it, here’s the full recording of the night. Over four house of sublime house and disco bliss served up fresh from the wax.

So it’s another long holiday weekend here in Washington DC, and DC House Grooves Top Picks has the low down on everything you need to know to keep you grooving, Thursday through Labor Day Monday. Speaking of which, who’s up for some house music in the park on Labor Day? DC House Grooves has teamed up once again with Chrysis Entertainment for the Capital House Music Festival 2019, a FREE outdoor event in Malcolm X Park in Washington DC on Labor Day Monday, September 2nd. This family friendly event features an epic line up of local DJ talent, including Sam “The Man” Burns, DJ Tantra, Chosen, Tee Alford, Benoit, DJ Jay Jay, and of course myself, Andy Grant and Katrina Mir. There’ll also be live performances by Dannis Winston, Worldtown Sound Systems and live percussion from Muzikal Dunk. This FREE festival will raise awareness and funds for inner city youth music programs. All participants are donating their time and talent to the event, but donations help keep things on track. If you’re in a position to donate to the event, you can do so here. Every little bit helps! Hope to see you all there on Labor Day 🙂

Website: https://www.capitalhousemusicfestival.org (See last year’s highlight reel!)
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2150450905082012/
Donate: https://www.gofundme.com/f/t56w9-capital-house-music-festival

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To prepare for Monday, we’ll be getting warmed up with a very special Friday night episode of DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio featuring me, Katrina Mir and Ramirez. We’ll be kicking this one off at 11pm ET on Friday night, so head over to the Underground Quality Live YouTube channel, set a reminder, then tune in on Friday!

Tune In Audio: http://bit.ly/UQRadio
Tune in Video: http://bit.ly/UQ-Live
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/497970154323675/

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Saturday night, we’ll be heading to Flash showing crew love for Ramirez as he opens up the club level for Gigi Testa. with Z@p, Peter Kaufmann and Taiga in the Green Room and Markinthedark, Steve Kirn and Kaylasoul in the bar, it’s going to be another epic party across three dance floors. Can’t wait!

RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2317150058533616/
Advance tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1304989

gigi testa with ramirez at flash

Other events to look out for this weekend are Sequence with Sterac, Juana, Ron Jackson, Furtive and Associate, plus an ambient room featuring CC80, Bastet, Lyceum and Damon Bradley on Saturday. Advanced tickets recommended.

Advance tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1298592
RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/412687716261394/

sequence year three with sterac

Then on Sunday, Collective Minds in Baltimore is always a good time, but if you can’t make the trip up 95, DC has you covered with great options like Eighteenth Street Lounge Sunday with Sam Burns and Anthony Nicholson, and Reflections Labor Day Edition at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club with Jacq Jill, Hot Coffee, Joe L, Kundalini and Jandro. Holiday Sundays at Jimmys are always a good time!

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OK, here’s my full list of Top Picks for the weekend. First, you’ll find galleries for the weekend line ups at Flash and Eighteenth Street Lounge, then sections for every day of the weekend, Thursday through Labor Day Monday. Plenty to choose from over the long weekend! Whatever you choose, have an amazing time, and we’ll see you in Malcolm X Park on Monday!

Flash Labor Day Weekend Line Up Thursday through Sunday

Eighteenth Street Lounge Labor Day Weekend Line Up Thursday though Sunday

Thursday August 29

ESL Thursday with Playlist featuring Jubilee and Ramirez
joris voorn at flash
drum club at u street music hall
Associate Radio Hour

Friday August 30

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floorplan at flash
we 2 techno u at studio gaga
fractal love just a pinch
sabeel chohan oddson kaylasoul at el techo
better on foot at eaton
ESL Friday

Saturday August 31

gigi testa with ramirez at flash
sequence year three with sterac
summer heat at jimmys
deep sugar labor day party
labor day yacht party
ESL Saturday with Conscious Contact

Sunday September 1

reflections labor day sunday
collective minds
ESL Labor Day Sunday
sunday love at flash
el techo sunday
deep tech with alan nieves

Labor Day Monday September 2

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skate fever 2019
labor day sunday at el techo

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Techno Events in Washington DC Thursday August 15 to Sunday August 18

Big love to everyone who joined us at El Techo for the DC House Grooves 5 Year Anniversary celebration last Friday, and to everyone who joined us on the dance floor at the warehouse for an epic after hours session. I, for one, really needed that! Eternally grateful to the team at El Techo and to Team Zapata and the Sticky Fingers Collective for hosting us. We really appreciate it!

This Saturday, we’ve got a very special edition of the DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio, with special guest DJ Aakmael joining me, Ramirez and Katrina Mir in the DC House Grooves studio. We can’t wait to hear Aakmael doing his thing at DC House Grooves HQ. It’s going to get deep! The needle drops at 10pm ET on Saturday August 17. Head over to the Underground Quality Live YouTube channel and set a reminder. You won’t want to miss this one!

Tune In Audio: http://bit.ly/UQRadio
Tune in Video: http://bit.ly/UQ-Live
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/413544585918980/

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Another amazing line up of underground house and techno events in Washington DC this weekend. You’ll find flyers for all the good stuff below. First up, you’ll find galleries showing the weekend events at Flash and Eighteenth Street Lounge, Thursday through Sunday, then full listings of all the good stuff for each day of the weekend. So much quality, you’ll have a hard time choosing! Wherever you end up, I hope you have an amazing weekend. Check back next week your guide to the weekend from DC House Grooves!

Flash Lineup August 15 to August 18

Eighteenth Street Lounge Lineup August 15 to August 18

Thursday August 15

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Headroom Listening Sessions
Traumer with Jus Nowhere at Flash
Associate Radio Hour
preview happy hour
Deep Tech residents

Friday August 16

chaos in the CBS with Benoit at Flash
disco made me do it at jimmys
WTF?! with Kochi
adrian loving and friends
ESL Friday August 16
Leng with Swan Meat at Studio Gaga
bass down under at backbar

Saturday August 17

dc house grooves show with Aakmael
souled out with juan zapata
resident nights at flash
marko peli and john john
thats the way the cookie crumbles
ESL Saturday August 17
finess with martin miguel and eddie bauer
Resonate with Zero T

Sunday August 18

sunday love with rodriguez junior enamour farid thursday people
ESL Sunday
sundays rooftop jovonn