DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC December 13 to December 16

Another action packed weekend on the dance floor ahead right here in Washington DC, and, as always, DC House Grooves has you covered. See below for my full list of Top Picks for the weekend, and all you Facebook users can click the link at the top of each section to see the list of events for each day over on Facebook. Before you get stuck in, though, here’s the recording of last week’s DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio featuring three hours of quality underground vibes from me, Ramirez Katrina Mir. Catch us every couple of weeks on a Saturday night over on the Underground Quality Live YouTube channel.


Here’s my list of Top Picks for this weekend, Thursday through Sunday. Whatever you choose, have an amazing time, and I’ll see you back here for more of the same next week. Stay dancing!

DC House Grooves Top Picks Thursday December 13

ESL Thursday

hernan cattaneo

jahsonic at el techo

DC House Grooves Top Picks Friday December 14

sequence 223 Takaaki Itoh

TNX residents night Hips fundraiser


focus ryan elliot

good vibes only at flash

kaylasoul luke markinthedark

Eli Escobar at Wild Days

Yola at Allegory

In the Deep at backbar

DC House Grooves Top Picks Saturday December 15

uncle bennys benoit kaylasoul cousin luke

ardalan navbox


No Regular Play at Wild Days

the deep state studio ga ga

dastan danny house el techo

DC House Grooves Top Picks Sunday December 16

ESL Sunday

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC November 8 to November 11

A day late with this week’s post due to an unplanned trip to the Emergency Room yesterday. Nothing too serious, but I’ll be hanging up my dancing shoes for a while. Just time for a super quick post today. Beats Maneuver is back at 12|30 Lounge this Saturday with NYC’s  Yuko Jikido and support from Deep Secrets‘ Benoit and UDP‘s Andrew HogansYuko destroyed the dance floor when she played for us earlier this year at Public Bar, and we’re looking forward to her giving us another proper work out at 12|30 this Saturday. $10 on the door! Not sure if I’ll be there in person, but I’ll definitely be there in spirit!

RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2329652310605568/

beats maneuver yuko Jikido

To prepare for Beats Maneuver, we’ll be lighting up the Internet pipes again on Friday with another edition of the DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio, with me, Ramirez and Katrina Mir. Tune in from 10pm on the Underground Quality Live YouTube channel, or on the Underground Quality website for another impeccable selection of underground jams from the DC House Grooves crew.

Tune In Audio: http://bit.ly/UQRadio
Tune in Video: http://bit.ly/UQ-Live
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/798436117154290/


Here are the links to this week’s DC House Grooves Top Picks. Just click each link to see the list for each day over on Facebook:

Top Picks Thursday November 15

Top Picks Friday November 16

Top Picks Saturday November 17

Top Picks Sunday November 18

Highlights for Friday include Eddie C at Eighteenth Street Lounge, Blueprint Resident’s Night at Jimmy Valentine’s, and the Super Tuff Records label night with Marcel LuneM.Vaughn and Hot Coffee at everyone’s favorite undisclosed warehouse location.

super tuff label night

Saturday night, all roads lead back to the spot for another edition of Late Night Mischief  with Solarplexia featuring Seth MagoonKowloon Baby and Mike Guidmond. Always worth checking out that Grand Ancestor sound.

late night mischief solarplexia

Sunday, head to Eighteenth Street Lounge for Sam Burns‘ weekly residency, Keenan Orr and Good Buddies with Team Zapata and Philco. Always the best place to close out your weekend on the dance floor!

ESL Sunday

Hopefully I’ll be back on my feet and throwing shapes by next weekend. Fingers crossed!

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC November 8 to November 11

Still buzzing from Late Night Maneuvers with Turtle Bugg last Friday! Major thanks to everyone who brought their energy to the dance floor. I for one had an amazing time dancing with you guys. I haven’t lost myself in the music like that for a very long time. The Bozak  powered Grand Ancestor Sound System was performing at it’s absolute best, and all the DJs really delivered the goods, from Kochi‘s opening set to my B2B2B with RamirezKatrina Mir to Turtle Bugg‘s fantastic all vinyl headline set.

Turtle Bugg at Late Night Maneuvers

Turtle Bugg at Late Night Maneuvers

Those who stayed to the bitter end were even treated to an impromptu reggae set from Mr Grand Ancestor himself, Yola. Huge thanks to Team Zapata and everyone on the crew for helping make it such a special night. Certainly one I won’t be forgetting any time soon. At some point, I’d better check out the recording of all the sets. Something to look forward to! Beats Maneuever is back at 12|30 Lounge on Saturday November 17 with NYC’s  Yuko Jikido and support from Deep Secrets‘ Benoit and UDP‘s Andrew HogansYuko destroyed the dance floor when she played for us earlier this year at Public Bar, and we’re looking forward to her giving us another proper work out at 12|30 on November 17. Mark it in your calendar, and we’ll see you on the dance floor!

RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2329652310605568/

beats maneuver yuko Jikido

OK, I know most of you aren’t here to read me rambling on about last week’s party or pimping my upcoming events. You just want a chance to win a pair of free tickets to this Friday’s sold out ROAM V Year Anniversary Party with Ben UFOLauren RitterLisa FrankSamiRush Plus Taiga. Well, without further ado, here’s the link to the DC House Grooves ROAM V Year FREE ticket giveway:

I want to win a pair of FREE tickets to the  ROAM V Year Anniversary Party

As mentioned above, tickets to this can’t miss event are completely sold out, but you never know, there may be a ticket or two popping up in the Resident Advisor resale queue. If you don’t have a ticket yet, best of luck finding one. It’s gonna be an amazing night celebrating 5 years of Washington DC’s premiere warehouse event!

ROAM V Year Advance tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1168063
RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/280411446132165/

roam v year

OK, here are the links to my DC House Grooves Top Picks for this weekend, Thursday through Sunday. Plenty of great underground house and techno events to choose from this week, so make sure you plan your dance floor strategy carefully!

Top Picks Thursday November 8

Top Picks Friday November 9

Top Picks Saturday November 10

Top Picks Sunday November 11

Beyond the ROAM V Year Anniversary Party, other highlights for this weekend include  Flash‘s warehouse join with Dubfire B2B Danny Tenaglia, also on Friday, then on Saturday, all roads lead back to the spot for another edition of Late Night Mischief, Early Morning Love with San Francisco’s Jimmy B alongside Juan Zapata and Joe L. Three incredible DJs working the Grand Ancestor Sound System until sunrise. Doesn’t get much better than that! Early birds are just $10, although if you roll up before 12am, you can get in FREE!

Advance tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1183659
RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2181361761903347/

late night mischief jimmy b

Sunday night, Eighteenth Street Lounge, as always, is the place to be, with Sam Burns‘ weekly residency in the Gold Room, and out on the patio, another edition of Sundays Rooftop with Yoyaku’s Roger Gerressen and resident Benoit. A great way to wrap up your weekend on the dance floor!

RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2129104550684203/

sundays rooftop roger gerrerssen

That’s all for this week’s edition of DC House Grooves Top Picks. Check back next week for news and info on all the best underground house and electronic music events in and around Washington DC, Thursday through Sunday.

DC House Grooves Top Picks Halloween Edition October 25 to October 31

Ok, I’ve got some big news this week. For our next Beats Maneuver event, we’ve teamed up with the crew behind Late Night Mischief to bring you Late Night Maneuvers at an intimate warehouse space in northeast DC on Friday November 2. For this very special occasion, we’re bringing the one and only Turtle Bugg (Sublimate) down from Detroit to really show us who’s boss behind the decks.

Late Night Maneuvers with Turtle Bugg

We first came across Turtle Bugg a few years back when we went to Sublimate in Brooklyn to catch Amir Alexander, and we were immediately impressed. We’ve since caught him at subsequent Sublimate parties, and at the ill-fated Boiler Room Weekender up in the Poconos a couple of years back. Sadly, the weekender was closed down before the Sublimate after hours even started, so we were robbed of our chance to hear Turtle Bugg again. A couple of years later, and we’re making damn sure we get to hear him properly by throwing a party with him as the headliner! A true DJs DJ, you can be sure Turtle Bugg will be digging deep in the crates for this one, serving up the finest slabs of wax for the discerning DC after hours crowd. With the Beats Maneuver resident DJs on support, you can be sure of a musical evening to remember; Kochi will be warming things up, kicking off with the slow jams and slowing teasing you on to the dance floor. Next, me (Andy Grant), Ramirez and Katrina Mir will be dialing things up with one of our epic back to back to back sets. With the three of us feeding off each other’s energy, you can never be sure where we’ll be going, but it is always a fantastic, vibe filled journey. Three talented DJs challenging each other to do better, upping the ante with every track. We’ll be priming the floor perfectly for Turtle Bugg to take over and keep things jumping until the morning comes. And did I mention we’ll be working the Grand Ancestor 2.0 Sound System? Not only that, we’ll be powered by the amazing Bozak AR6 Mixer for a fully analog signal path from the turntables to the speakers. Sound quality matters, and we’re going to be working hard to make sure the system sounds as good as can be, bathing you in warm analog goodness for an immersive experience that you won’t soon forget. There are a limited number of $10 early bird tickets available on Resident Advisor, after which standard advance tickets are $15. On the night, entry will be FREE before 12am, $20 from 12am to 2am, then $30 after 2am. However, if you RSVP at http://bit.ly/TBUGGRSVP, you can get in for $20 all night. If you’re not sure if you can make it, might as well RSVP now to lock in the $20 rate.

Advance tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1176338
RSVP: http://bit.ly/TBUGGRSVP
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/252265672021830/

Oh, and did I mention our advance ticket prize draw? Beats Maneuver is giving away a FREE, Near Mint copy of Luxuru by Ronin from 2002 on the highly sought after Driftwood record label worth well over $60 to one lucky winner. For a chance to win, just buy an advance ticket to Late Night Maneuvers featuring Turtle Bugg (Sublimate). Each ticket purchased gets you one entry into the prize draw. One ticket, one entry. Two tickets, two entries, and so on. We’ll pick the winner at 6pm on Friday November 2 at 6pm, and the winner can collect their prize at the event. So, what are you waiting for? Grab your advance tickets now to an amazing party now, and you might just win a super rare and valuable record.

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So you’ve got your Halloween costume ready. Which parties are you going to? Check my Top Picks below for details of all the best house music events in Washington DC, Thursday through Halloween next week.

Top Picks Thursday October 25

Top Picks Friday October 26

Top Picks Saturday October 27

Top Picks Sunday October 28

Top Picks Halloween Wednesday October 31

Your best bet for super fun Halloween vibes this Saturday is Jimmy Valentine’s 12 Annual Halloween Bash featuring Sam BurnsJuan ZapataHot Coffee, Neko B2B Danny HousePhilco B2B Samantha Francesca Joe L. That’s one serious local DJ line up, but make sure you dress up, because costumes are mandatory at this legendary annual event. Also, you have the epic choice of an all you can drink open bar ticket for $70, so things could get messy! This party sells out every year, so if you want to go, don’t hesitate! Grab your tickets now.

Advance tickets to Jimmy V’s Halloween
RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/751141658572540/

Jimmy vs halloween

For after hours Halloween nonsense this Saturday, don your best costume and head to Sleaze + TNX present Creep, featuring BaronhawkBil ToddKeenan Orr, LemzDJ Lisa FrankTommy CornelisPussy NoirDivoid Jane Saw at everyone’s favorite venue, Warehouse TBA. Tickets for this one are flying off the shelf, but you can still pick up $15 second release tickets if you move fast. With a an all local line up of this quality, you can’t go wrong!

Advance tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1160233
RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/713399909023782/

sleaze + TNX Creep

Sunday night, all roads lead to Eighteenth Street Lounge for Sam Burns‘ weekly residency and Sundays Rooftop with Francis Harris and Benoit. Always the best way to wrap up your weekend on the dance floor!

RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/188018475413614

asundays rooftop francis harris

For Halloween night, I recommend El Humpoween at El Techo featuring all the El Humpo residents: Team ZapataJoe LMark in the DarkVanniety Kills, Keenan Orr and Meegs. That’s quite a line up! I could think of a better crew to chill with to close out October, and best of all, it’s FREE.

RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1864813783602925/

el humpoween

That wraps things up for our Halloween edition. See you back here, same time, same place, for another round up of all the best underground house music events in Washington DC, Thursday through Sunday. See you on the dance floor!