Another big weekend heading our way, and as always, your weekly guide DC House Grooves has news on all the best underground house, techno, drum and bass and other electronic music events in town, Thursday through Sunday. I’m super excited this weekend, as we’ve got NYC’s hardest working DJ Rissa Garcia (Dancing Room Only NYC / Nightchild Records) heading down our way to make her Washington DC debut at Beats Maneuver at Public Bar on Sunday. Rissa has been blazing a trail in NYC since 2004, regularly working with the likes of Danny Tenaglia, Danny Krivit, Todd Terry, Louis Vega, the list goes on and on. While you can catch Rissa spinning on any given weekend in New York, she has never made the trip to Washington DC before, so we at Beats Maneuver figured it was about time we fixed that! This Sunday brings the next edition of Beats Maneuver, featuring Rissa alongside local favorites DJ Nav and Jandro and residents Katrina Mir, Kochi and yours truly, and best of all, it is absolutely FREE. That’s right, no cover all night long. Join us on the rooftop at Public Bar from 6pm ET and dance to real house music into the early hours of Monday morning. Really looking forward to Rissa bringing some NYC flavor to the Public Bar rooftop!
For a little taste of what to expect at Beats Maneuver this Sunday, here’s a recent mix from Rissa in her Nightchild Excursions series:
If you can’t wait until Sunday to throw some shapes on the dance floor, here are this week’s DC House Grooves Top Picks. Just click the link for each day to see what’s good.
Friday night, I recommend kicking things off at Sunset and Chill, then heading up to Ten Tigers Parlour for Anywho with Max D and Sami.
If you don’t feel like making the trip all the way up to Petworth, then stop by Flash for Jennifer Cardini with Mazi R on the warm up. Looks like another fantastic night at Flash! For afters on Friday, head to the warehouse for Somewhere Else with DJ Honesty, Feroun, Team Zapata and Hot Coffee. The Zapatas will be wheeling out their incredible Martin Audio sound system for the occasion, so you know the sound will be on point! Advance tickets are highly recommended. Grab yours now!
Saturday night, Flash looks like a great bet, with NYC‘s David Waxman and Chadwick on support, while upstairs Edo & Henry Chow take the controls in the Green Room, and Kochi brings the Vibe with Chris Depth Rogers in the bar.
Another great bet on Saturday is U Sleaze at U Street Music Hall with Trax Only, Keenan Orr, Lemz & performance and hosting by Jane Saw. Only $5 before midnight, $10 after.
L.E.N.G. Resident’s Night at Jimmy’s is always a good bet if you’re looking for something off the beaten path, both literally and figuratively speaking, and Saturday’s edition features New York’s DJ Kala alongside residents Jett Chandon, Djoser and Kouhai. No cover all night long! Then for afters on Saturday, the Sequence crew has you covered with their Year Two celebrations featuring an amazing line up of serious techno from RRose, Adam X, Juana, Damon Bradley, Associate, Theta Flux and Furtive. The vibe at Sequence is always on point, and with the Grand Ancestor 2.0 sound system in full effect, this one is going to be really special. Looking forward to catching up with my old Discogs forum buddy Adam X. It’s been a while since I last saw Adam… I think the picture below was just before he moved to Berlin, when Andrew Weatherall was over spinning in NYC. Fun times!
Sunday, we’ll see you on the dance floor at Public Bar for Beats Maneuver with Rissa Garcia, DJ Nav, Jandro, Katrina Mir, Kochi and myself. No tickets needed for this one… NO COVER all night long! See you on the dance floor.