DC House Grooves Top Picks Holiday Edition December 26 to January 1

Happy Holidays from DC House Grooves, and thanks for reading this very special holiday edition of your favorite local underground house and techno listings, DC House Grooves Top Picks, featuring all the best dance floor action in Washington DC from Thursday December 26 through January 1, including all the best events on New Year’s Eve / New Year’s Day. Before getting into all that, a quick reminder that we’re offering a chance to win a pair of tickets to Flash‘s 26 hour New Year’s Eve extravaganza Brand New Day 2020 worth over $100! Brand New Day 2020 kicks off at 10pm on December 31, with the beats flowing until 1am on January 2, 2020. The initial line up includes Rohbag Wruhme, Atish, Roger Gerressen, Sis, Franca and a whole lot more. Just look at the flyer below for the full list! For a chance to win, click through and complete the entry form:

I want to win a pair of FREE tickets to Flash Brand New Day 2020

Brand New Day 2020 Advance Tickets
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/416705445678363/

The winner will be selected at random at 7pm on Monday December 30. We’ll announce the winner on the DC House Grooves Facebook page, and we’ll notify the winner by email. 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.

This Saturday, Katrina Mir and I will be taking a road trip down to Richmond, Virginia, to spin with Richmond’s Omar Faison at Dark Room. We’re excited to make out Richmond debut, and I hope you can join us! If you’re based in Richmond, I hope you can make it out, and if you’re DC based and up for a road trip, give us a shout! Would be fun to bring a support crew with us.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2544442029177292/

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You can also catch me, Andy Grant and Katrina Mir on New Year’s Day at Disco Brunch 2020 as part of an epic line up to see in the New Year, featuring DJ Aakmael, Tommy Cornelis, Martín Miguel, Samantha Francesca, Buster, Markinthedark, Joe L, Yola, Team Zapata and Hot Coffee. Disco Brunch is always the best way too see in the New Year, and we can’t wait to kick it with the fam on New Year’s Day! Make sure you take January 2nd off work, you’ll need an extra day to recover from this one. Grab your tickets here.

Disco Brunch tickets: https://discobrunch2020.square.site/

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Other great events worth checking out on New Year’s Eve include Mirror Company at U Street Music Hall, ROAM 2020 NYE, Deep Sugar New Year’s Eve Bash and Jimmy Valentine’s New Year’s Eve Extravaganza. Tickets for some of these may sell out, so if you’re planning on going I recommend you get your tickets in advance. Here are all the relevant links:

New Year’s Eve at U Street Music Hall with Mirror Company
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/562717224295314/

Mirror Ball Company at U Street Music Hall NYE

ROAM 2020 NYE Advance Tickets
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/977751135957014/

Roam 2020 New Years Day

Deep Sugar NYE Bash

Deep Sugar NYE Bash

New Year’s Eve at Jimmy Valentine’s Advance Tickets
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/436969446947500/

NYE 2020 at Jimmy Valentines

Right, here are the full listings for the weekend, December 26 through January. I’ve included the full line ups for Flash, El Techo and Eighteenth Street Lounge, followed by flyers for all the events on my radar for each day through January 2. A whole bunch of goodness right there, so if you’re planning on getting out there on the dance floor, you’ve got plenty to choose from! Wherever you end up, I hope you have a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! See you on the dance floor.

Flash Line Up December 26 to January 2

El Techo Line Up December 26 to January 2DC House Grooves Top Picks Holiday Edition December 26 to January 1

Eighteenth Street Lounge Line Up December 26 to January 2

Thursday December 26

ESL Sunday 12-26
Sam Burns and Just Chad 12-26
Cadence presents DLR atg Flash 12-26

Friday December 27

vortex at jimmy valentines 12-27
matthew dekay b2b yokoo at flash 12-27
discuji and marko peli at wild days 12-27
El techo Blend DC 12-26
ESL Friday 12-27
victor calderone at soundcheck
new stereo at backbar 12-27

Saturday December 28

DC House grooves Show Case Dark Room Richmond
Oshana Bill Brewster at flash
Deep Sugar Studio 54 Party 12-28
ESL Saturday 12-28
okay fine el techo
The OMG Experience at Zeba Bar 12-28
zvuk dana 12-30
synthesis cold blue at u street music hall

Sunday December 29

sundays rooftop with benoit and chris burns 12-29
ESL Sunday 12-29
after xmas at el techo

New Years Eve January 31

Roam 2020 New Years Day
Brand New Day NYE 2020 at Flash
Mirror Ball Company at U Street Music Hall NYE
ESL NYE 2020
Deep Sugar NYE Bash
NYE 2020 at Jimmy Valentines
Techno Prospero NYE El Techo
Bump and Grind NYE
capitol cider house

New Year’s Day January 1

disco brunch 2020
Brand New Day 2020 at Flash

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Techno Events in Washington DC December 19 to December 24

Still a chance to win a pair of tickets to Flash‘s 26 hour New Year’s Eve extravaganza Brand New Day 2020 worth over $100! Brand New Day 2020 kicks off at 10pm on December 31, with the beats flowing until 1am on January 2, 2020. The initial line up includes Rohbag Wruhme, Atish, Roger Gerressen, Sis, Franca, with many more still to be announced. For a chance to win, click through and complete the entry form:

I want to win a pair of FREE tickets to Flash Brand New Day 2020

The winner will be selected at random at 7pm on Monday December 30. We’ll announce the winner on the DC House Grooves Facebook page, and we’ll notify the winner by email. 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.

This week’s listings include all the best house and techno events leading up to Christmas Eve, so plenty to keep you grooving in the run up to the holiday. See below for all the good stuff, and make sure you check back next week for DC House Grooves’ Top Picks for the weekend after Christmas and New Year’s Eve. See you on the dance floor!

Flash Line Up Thursday to Saturday

El Techo Line Up Thursday to Christmas Eve

Eighteenth Street Lounge Line Up Thursday to Sunday

Thursday December 19

playlist with jubilee and ramirez
ESL Thursday 12-19
rush plus open to close at u street music hall
Headroom listening sessions december
dubfire open to close at flash
Associate Radio Hour
good house night el techo 12-19
guilt trip tokyo pearl 12-19
preview happy hour

Friday December 20

beautiful swimmers at wild days 12-20
holiday cheer
dmv deep acemoma 12-20
adrian loving new jack holiday party
audiofly with edo at flash 12-20
ESL Friday 12-20
jody wisternoff at soundcheck 12-20
masquerave 12-20
rough house 12-20
bass down unda 12-20
3d naughty and nice 12-20
monstermornings sunrise

Saturday December 21

Giegling flash off 12-21
common ground 12-21
candy shop twizzted el techo 12-21
Crystal method at u street music hall 12-20
district drop inn 12-22
ESL Saturday 12-21

Sunday December 22

ESL Sunday 12-22
Got Soul Sunday
fabio at l8 lounge 12-22
tangent marx cafe 12-22

Christmas Eve

oh jesus keenan joe l

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Techno Events in Washington DC Thanksgiving Edition November 27 to December 1

Posting a day early for Thanksgiving, this week’s DC House Grooves Top Picks features all the best underground house and techno events in Washington DC from Thanksgiving Eve through Sunday; everything you need to know to get your groove on through the holiday weekend. So whether you’re sticking around for the holiday, or visiting town for the weekend, we’ve got everything you need to make informed dance floor decisions!

We’ve just about recovered from last weekend’s double header at Flash. I had a great time warming up the floor for Micfreak and Mike Huckaby on Friday night, then Katrina Mir absolutely destroyed the club level with an amazing, take no prisoners, all vinyl closing set that left the room wanting more! Huge thanks to the whole crew at Flash for looking after us both and making sure everything ran smoothly. You guys always treat us right, and we really appreciate it.

If you weren’t in the room on Saturday, make sure you catch Katrina Mir next time she’s behind the decks. Once she gets going, you won’t be able to stop dancing! Sadly, we didn’t manage to record her set from Saturday, but we successfully captured my open set from Friday, which you can check out on the DC House Grooves SoundCloud page.

This weekend, you can catch me, Andy Grant, Katrina Mir and Ramirez again this Saturday November 30th on another edition of the DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio. We’re be going in again from 10pm ET, serving up the finest underground jams fresh from the wax. Tune in at www.undergroundquality.com or dchousegrooves.com

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/914356625626675/

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Highlights for this weekend include Give Thanks with Arthur Kimskii, Samantha Francesca and Team Zapata at Jimmy’s on Thanksgiving Eve, Carlo Lio and Saeed Younan raising money for worthy causes at Flash on Thanksgiving, the PLUR GOAT himself Frankie Bones at U Street Music Hall on Friday, Blend at U Street Music Hall and Deep Sugar at Club 1722 in Baltimore on Saturday, and The Joon Bros, Feroun, Jus Nowhere and Mazi at El Techo and Sam Burns at Eighteenth Street Lounge on Sunday. But what do I know? Check out the full listings below, Wednesday through Sunday, and choose your dance floor! Wherever you end up, I hope you have a very happy Thanksgiving, and if you’re free Saturday night, tune in to the DC House Grooves Show.

Flash Line Up Thanksgiving Weekend Wednesday through Sunday

El Techo Line Up Thanksgiving Weekend Wednesday through Sunday

Eighteenth Street Lounge Line Up Thanksgiving Weekend Wednesday through Sunday

Thanksgiving Eve Wednesday November 27

give thanks at jimmys
flashgiving eve throwdown
dubfire at soundcheck
Transit Resonate Danksgiving
ESL Wednesday

Thanksgiving Thursday November 28

Carlo Lio and Saeed Younan at flash

Black Friday November 29

eli vervein and NUM at flash
frankie bones at u street music hall
engine furtive open to close at jimmys
keenan orr and lovegoddess at wild days
Keenan Orr and Lovegoddess at Wild Days
WTF?! with Kochi
fiin miguele at el techo

Saturday November 30

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tiga at flash
oliver caine and blend dc at u street music hall
rez ekbatan at el techo
4 hours of funk dc
deep sugar thanksgiving
leng session
snuggies onesies and smores
hatari november 5

Sunday December 1

joon bros at el techo
ESL Sunday

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Techno Events in Washington DC November 14 to November 17

Apologies to anyone who checked DC House Grooves last week for your weekend listings. Had too much on my plate last week, so took a week off. Back again this week, feeling refreshed after an amazing time dancing to Theo Parrish at Darkroom in Baltimore last Saturday. It was amazing to see all the heads out in force to hear a true master throwing down, open to close. It really was as good as it gets! Kudos to Feroun and the rest of the Darkroom crew for curating another amazing event.

Before I get into this week’s listings, a quick heads up: next Saturday, November 23, Flash is hosting another edition of Resident Nights, where locals take over all three floors of the club. On the club level, our very own Katrina Mir will be throwing down an all vinyl set alongside Peter Kaufmann and Kaylasoul, while in the Green Room, Sam Burns brings the heat with support from Just Chad and Kochi and Jandro hold things down in the bar. Looking forward to another amazing night at Flash, and I hope to see you all there. Support your locals!

TIckets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/resident-nights-tickets-81622628479
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/441355313247821/

resident nights at flash

Back to this weekend, and you can catch me, Andy Grant, and Katrina Mir throwing down some laid back jams to socialize to at everyone’s favorite speakeasy Allegory at Eaton this Friday, open to close. Excited to explore the deeper reaches of our USBs! Wherever you’re heading on Friday night, stop by for a drink with us at Allegory. No cover!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2465340857040176/

Andy Grant and Katrina at Allegory

Then on Saturday night, we’re at it again with Episode #060 of the DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio with special guest Baronhawk Poitier (TNX), Andy Grant, Katrina Mir and Ramirez. We’ve been wanting to get Baronhawk on the show for some time, and I can’t wait to hear what he’s got lined up. Tune in from 10pm ET this Saturday!

Tune In Audio: http://bit.ly/UQRadio
Tune in Video: http://bit.ly/UQ-Live
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/778940769224207/

For a taste of what to expect on Saturday, check out the recording of our last show, featuring a headline set from yours truly.

Other major highlights this weekend include Sequence with VTSS, Rachel Noon, Gabberbitch69, Furtive, Rush Plus, Tsurigi and Juana this Friday at a very special location. For proper techno in the district this weekend, look no further than Sequence!

Tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1334243
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/426168458041893/

sequence vtss

On Saturday, Flash looks a bit special, with Fabric London resident Craig Richards headlining the main room with support from Taimur & Navbox, with drum and bass in the bar from Rubble & Ranks and Ken Lazee.

Tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1289560
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2331898960400143/

Craig Richards and Taimur at Flash

Then on Sunday, all roads lead to Eighteenth Street Lounge for Sam Burns‘ weekly residency and Sundays Rooftop with Detroit’s Daniel Andres and Benoit. Daniel always delivers the goods, so don’t sleep on this one! No cover, so definitely the best value option for Sunday grooving!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/342613153249561/

sundays rooftop daniel andres

See below for full listings of all the good stuff this weekend, Thursday through Sunday, plus weekend line ups for Flash and Eighteenth Street Lounge. Wherever you end up, have an amazing time, and I hope to see you out there on the dance floor.

Flash Weekend Line up Friday / Saturday

Eighteenth Street Lounge Line Up Thursday through Saturday

Thursday November 14

playlist jubilee ramirez
ESL Thursday
Defected at U Street Music Hall
Preview happy hour

Friday November 15

Andy Grant and Katrina at Allegory
sequence vtss
Jay Trip Wire at Flash
karina with sarah myers and samantha francesca at wild days
phunked up with diyanna and strikestone
ESL Friday
district drop inn
bassline business bukez finezt
resonate and badass at u street music hall

Saturday November 16

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Craig Richards and Taimur at Flash
ESL Saturday
get closer at el techo
planetary bass at jimmy valentines
hidden patterns at zeba bar

Sunday November 17

sundays rooftop daniel andres
ESL Sunday
your friendly market record show