DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Techno Events in Washington DC July 11 to July 14


Just a quick post this week due to an unplanned trip to London. No time to compile a full list of events, so just a few quick recommendations. Before all that, did you catch Katrina Mir‘s recent podcast for Daisychain? Check it out below: a solid hour of techno served up fresh from the vinyl.

Thursday night, head to Playlist with Jubilee and Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge for quality house music from two of our finest locals. Then on Friday, head straight back to Eighteenth Street Lounge for the first of three events celebrating 10 Years of Deep Secrets with Detroit legend Rick Wilhite delivering a proper dance floor spanking in the Gold Room. Rick Wilhite performed our favorite set of the weekend at the People of Earth / Deep Crates event at Motor City Wine on our recent trip to Detroit, so miss this one at your peril. Serious disco house techno funk, and whatever the fuck else Rick wants to play, for serious heads. Leave any prejudices at the door and be ready to dance! And if that’s not enough, 4 Hours of Funk with Graham and Fleg take over the patio. Serious business at ESL this Friday night.

10 years of deep secrets Rick Wilhite

For late night warehouse kink-techno action on Friday, Sprüdel is back with a line up featuring Young Male, Motive-A and Tommy Cornelis. Advance tickets required.

Sprudel Young Male Motive-a

Saturday night, Navbox and Friends at Flash with Navbox, Jay Prouty and special guests promises to be another great night across three floors, then on Sunday head to Sunday Love at Flash early, then head over the Eighteenth Street Lounge later for Sam Burns, Keenan Orr and Good Buddies with Seth Magoon and Philco. Wherever you end up, if you’re there on the recommendation of DC House Grooves, make sure you let people know! Word of mouth goes a long way 🙂

I’ve included a couple of galleries below with the weekend line ups for Flash and Eighteenth Street Lounge. Plenty of solid underground house and techno between the two to keep you dancing all weekend. I’m sure next week’s post will be another quick one, but some seriously good stuff to look forward to, with Jenifa Mayanja and Katrina Mir in the Green Room at Flash on Friday, and Patrice Scott with me, Andy Grant B2B Ramirez and Benoit on support. It’s gonna be a big weekend!

Flash Thursday through Sunday

Eighteenth Street Lounge Thursday through Sunday

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Techno Events in Washington DC April 18 to April 21

Here we go with another weekly post featuring all the best events in Washington DC. Nearly five years of weekly posts, and we’re still going strong! DC House Grooves coming in hot at Eighteenth Street Lounge on Thursday, with Katrina Mir joining Jubilee & Ramirez behind the decks for Playlist. With a fresh delivery of wax in her record bag, she’s not planning on taking any prisoners, so do yourself a favor and head to ESL at 10pm to catch one of DC’s finest up and coming talents doing what she does best. Always a revelation when Katrina Mir gets behind the decks.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2194219360892593/

playlist with jubilee ramirez and katrina mir

Friday night, I recommend checking out Club Cuttlefish at Ten Tigers Parlour with DC Voices, Control Freq and DJ Freeze, or perhaps Minesies with Che & Baronhawk at Jimmy Valentine’s. Flash also looks on point, with Cap, N/UM and Jus Nowhere in the main room, J Swink and Charles D in the Green Room and Philco & Tommy Cornelis in the Flash Bar.

club cuttlefish at ten tigers

Saturday night, kick off your evening at Flash to catch the mighty XDB making his Flash debut alongside Galcher Lustwerk and Navbox. In the Green Room, Benoit & Luke hold things down open to close, with Steve Seagull, Throe and Mike Harvey in the bar.

galcher lustwerk XDB at flash

Later on, all things lead to the spot for Late Night Mischief‘s 420 celebration featuring a fantastic line up including Huerta, Jus Nowhere, Yola and Team Zapata. You’ll need advance tickets for this one, but the good news is early birds are still available for only $15. Don’t sleep!

Advance tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1248720
RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2016820338446807/

later night mischief huerta

Sunday afternoon, Sunday Love at Flash and District Inferno with Sam Burns at El Techo are both worth checking out, then on Sunday night, all roads lead to Eighteenth Street Lounge for ESL Sunday with Sam Burns’ Underground Soul Solution and Good Buddies with Samantha Francesca and Philco. Always the best way to close out your weekend!

Before this week’s listings, a little bit of music for you. Here’s the recoding on last week’s DC House Grooves show on Underground Quality Radio with me, Andy Grant, Katrina Mir and Ramirez. SoundCloud and YouTube embeds below. Proper underground grooves served up fresh from the wax.

Tune in to the next DC House Grooves Show at 10pm ET on Saturday April 27. You know it makes sense!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2190743047678199/

DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio

Here’s my full list of Top Picks for the weekend, featuring all the best underground house and techno events in Washington DC this weekend, Thursday through Sunday, and even a couple of drum and bass events for good measure. Facebook users can click the link at the top of each section to see the list of event pages for each day. If you find these weekly updates useful, please help spread the work by sharing with your friends, and come back next week for your weekly guide to all the good stuff on the dance floor in Washington DC.

DC House Grooves Top Picks Thursday April 18

playlist with jubilee ramirez and katrina mir
ESL Thursday
headroom listening sessions April
cadence at flash

DC House Grooves Top Picks Friday April 19

club cuttlefish at ten tigers
cap num at flash
minesies at jimmys
moco boogie
3d presents dillinja at u hall

DC House Grooves Top Picks Saturday April 20

galcher lustwerk XDB at flash
later night mischief huerta
fractal love at el techo
twilight vibes
house of boom at backbar
blend presents saturday social

DC House Grooves Top Picks Sunday April 21

sunday love earth night special
good buddies with samantha francesca and philco
ESL Sunday
district inferno at el techo

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC March 14 to March 17

It’s shaping up to be another fine weekend on the dance floor here in Washington DC, and again DC House Grooves is here for you with info on all the best underground house and techno events in and around Washington DC, Thursday through Sunday. See below for event flyers for all the good stuff, and Facebook users can click the link at the top of each section to see the list of event pages for each day.

You catch a slice of DC House Grooves this Friday night at everyone’s favorite speakeasy, Allegory at Eaton, with Katrina Mir at the controls 10pm to close. Get there early, as it fills up fast! Come hang out for a few drinks as Katrina provides the a quality soundtrack.

For a taste of what to expect, check out Katrina Mir opening up last Saturday’s episode of the DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio. SoundCloud and YouTube streams below.

Other great options this weekend include Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge on Thursday, the Yoyaku showcase with Varhat & Janeret at Flash on Friday, then on Saturday Will Eastman‘s Breathe album launch party at U Street Music Hall, Focus with Anna at Flash and Deep Sugar‘s Space Odyssey costume ball with Ultra Naté and The Basement Boys at Factory 17 in Baltimore are all great choices. On Sunday, Flash kicks off a new season of Sunday Love with Viken Armen, and Eighteenth Street Lounge hosts Sam Burns‘ weekly residency and Hold Tight with Thatmanmonkz and Martín Miguel. All great options, and plenty more to choose from in the list below.

Come back next week for another super solid list of all the best underground events in and around the District, Thursday through Sunday. See you on the dance floor!

DC House Grooves Top Picks Thursday March 14

DC House Grooves Top Picks Friday March 15

WTF?! with Kochi
Classixx DJ Set at U Street Music Hall

DC House Grooves Top Picks Saturday March 16


DC House Grooves Top Picks Sunday March 17

Ladies of the Underground @ Ten Tigers

A hot summer night. A great lineup of local DC ladies. The lovely, comfortable Ten Tigers. Say no more.

Ladies of the Underground with Jett Chandon, Katrina Mir, Meegs & Vanniety Kills at Ten Tigers Parlour

I’ve mostly gone to Ten Tigers for their Thursday night Regrets Only party, but the last few have been lightly attended. Which had me a bit concerned because I like the place and I often end up staying later than I intended to — the hallmark of a great location, IMO. This Friday night started out slow but picked up well around midnight and turned into a good dance floor as the music developed from easy grooves to bangers.

Vanniety Kills started the night out smooth and mellow. Katrina Mir followed that up and built slowly as the audience began to trickle in.

Seemed like everyone I talked to that night had had a bad week, myself included. We all needed to get some dancing in, and we were in the right place for that.

Meegs brought some soul into the mix, as she’d promised me before her set. That got the floor moving and the energy kept climbing. Jett Chandon hit the ground running and got a bit techno — though she did ease up now and then.

It made for an excellent night and I won’t be limiting myself to Thursdays at Ten Tigers anymore!

I know y’all don’t usually listen to the playlists, but this one is especially good: