DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Techno Events in Washington DC Thursday August 22 to Sunday August 25

Thanks to everyone who tune in to the DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio with special guest DJ Aakmael on Saturday! It was a true honor to host a DJ of Aakmael‘s caliber in the basement, and we hope to do it again some time! If you missed the show, you can catch the re-run right here. Take your pick between the audio on SoundCloud, or the full video stream on YouTube. Next show is on Friday August 30. Watch this space for details!

Before I get into this week’s listings, a quick word about Capital House Music Festival 2019, which is taking place again this year in Malcolm X Park on Labor Day, September 2. DC House Grooves is proud to be taking part in this event, with Andy Grant and Katrina Mir joining an all local line up of house all-stars including Chosen, Tee Alford, DJ Tantra, Benoit, DJ Jay Jay and Sam “The Man” Burns, with live performances by Dannis Winston, Worldtown Soundsystems and Muzikal Dunk. The event runs from noon until dusk, and admission is FREE. Whatever your plans for Labor Day Weekend, make sure you join us in the park for quality house grooves to close out your weekend. We hope to see you there!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2150450905082012/
Donate: https://www.gofundme.com/f/t56w9-capital-house-music-festival

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OK, so how about this weekend? You can catch me and Katrina Mir this Friday night going back to back spinning sublime house and disco at Wild Days rooftop bar at Eaton Workshop, kicking off at 9p and dropping science until they kick us out at 2am. Admission is FREE, so whatever your plans Friday, join us for a drink and a boogie in the luxurious surroundings of Wild Days.

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Here are the full listings for this weekend, Thursday through Sunday. You’ll see galleries with the full line ups for Flash and Eighteenth Street Lounge, followed by all the best events each day, Thursday through Sunday. Playlist on Thursday, me and Katrina at Wild Days on Friday, Unfold with Arthur Kimskii in Baltimore or Levon Vincent at Flash on Saturday, then ESL Sunday with Sam Burns and Hold Tight with Toribio & Martín Miguel are the highlights for me this weekend, but take your pick from the list below! See you on the dance floor.

Flash Lineup August 22 to August 25

Eighteenth Street Lounge Lineup August 22 to August 25

Thursday August 22

Playlist with Jubilee and Ramirez
ESL Thursday
Bonobo DJ Set at U Hall
Deep Tech Residents
preview happy hour

Friday August 23

Mathew Jonson Dudley Strangeways Vavav at Flash
Otter Happy Hour with Strikestone
Joe L and Meistro at El Techo
MoCo Boogie with Kenny M
ESL Friday

Saturday August 24

unfold with arthur kimskii
leng sessions
cadence 3D lenzman
deep sugar rooftop jam 3
fractal love 4
elevate pool party at embassy row
ESL Sunday

Sunday August 25

Sunday Love with Nico Stojan at Flash
hold tight with toribio and martin miguel
ESL Sunday
ship shenanigans toga themed boat party

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Techno Events in Washington DC June 27 to June 30

Fun times at Late Night Mischief on Saturday! I haven’t dance that much since Rick Wilhite kicked my ass in Detroit a few weeks back. DJ Nav set the vibe just right with a quality early set, then Aakmael delivered the goods with a solid 4 hour set of proper house music, with our very own Katrina Mir taking things up a notch keeping us grooving until sunrise with a seriously banging set. Always a good time with at Late Night Mischief! Huge thanks to the Sticky Fingers Collective & Team Zapata for inviting Katrina Mir to play, and for being such amazing hosts. Can’t wait until the next one.

You can catch Katrina Mir alongside me, Andy Grant and Ramirez on Episode #51 of the DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio this Friday June 28 at 10pm ET. Tune in for another quality show featuring quality underground house music served up fresh from the wax. We’ll be putting the brand new Technics 1200 Mk7 turntables through their paces for the first time on Saturdays show. Can’t wait to take them for a spin!

Tune In Audio: http://bit.ly/UQRadio
Tune in Video: http://bit.ly/UQ-Live
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1397695390413518/

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Another quality line up of events this weekend in and around the District. Playlist with Jubilee and Ramirez is the best way to kick off your weekend with quality house music on the patio at Eighteenth Street Lounge on Thursday, then on Friday, after listening to the DC House Grooves Show to get you in the mood, I recommend Sequence.820_Headless Horseman, where the Sequence crew will be rocking a new two room spot with an amazing line up including Headless Horseman live, Jacq Jill, Juana and Damon Bradley in the main room, and Theta Flux live, Ben Jenkins and Associate in the Isolated Paradise ambient room. Advance tickets are recommended, but tickets are available on the door with RSVP.

Advance tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1270621
RSVP: http://bit.ly/SQ820RSVP
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/874372652911878/

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Plenty of great choices for Saturday night. If you’re in the U Street area, I recommend checking out Symmetrical‘s Fractal Love 3 party at El Techo, which runs from 12pm to 1.30am with an amazing line up of locals to keep you grooving all afternoon and into the night. Looks like a lot of fun!

RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/344223919629043/

fractal love 3 at el techo

Sunday brings another edition of Sunday Love at Flash with Acid Pauli and a long list of locals, then on Sunday night all roads lead to Eighteenth Street Lounge for Sam Burns‘ weekly residency, Smudge and Good Buddies with Feroun and Philco.

ESL Sunday with Sam Burns and Good Buddies with Feroun and Philco

See below for my full list of DC House Grooves Top Picks, Thursday through Sunday. Make sure you tune into the DC House Grooves Show Episode #051 on Saturday at 10pm, and check back here next week for a very special July 4 holiday edition of DC House Grooves Top Picks, celebrating 5 years of weekly posts featuring all the best underground house music and techno events in and around Washington DC.

Thursday June 27

playlist with jubilee and ramirez at esl
playlist with jubilee and ramirez
the deep state at studio ga ga
Contact with Pleasurekraft at Flash
Deep Tech Residents at Zeba Bar
preview happy hour with christauff and john mfd

Friday June 28

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sequence headless horseman live jacq jill juana damon bradley
district inferno with samantha francesca marko peli john john
Visions with Tini, Alexandra and KaylaSoul
mazi and friends at el techo
dj bisket discuji at wild days
blush with keenan orr
Blush with Keenan Orr at Green Lantern
moco boogie with kenny m
WTF?! with Kochi
otter happy hour with tommy cornelis
ESL Fridays with DJ Lovegrove
we 2 techno u at studio ga ga

Saturday June 29

fractal love 3 at el techo
John Acquaviva with Simon at Flash
melvo baptiste and will eastman at backbar
nuff respect at the grand duchess
underground experience festival

Sunday June 30

good buddies with feroun and philco at esl
ESL Sunday with Sam Burns and Good Buddies with Feroun and Philco
Sunday Love with Acid Pauli
hearts collective at el techo
dc record fair at eaton dc

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Techno Events in Washington DC June 20 to June 23

First up, huge thanks to everyone who tuned into episode #050 of the DC House Grooves Show with special guest Sam The Man Burns and Candice Mills on Underground Quality Radio last Saturday. It really was one for the books, and I couldn’t be happier at how it turned out. Major thanks to Sam and Candice for bringing their amazing talents to the DC House Grooves studio. I look forward to hosting you guys again soon! Congratulations also to Elliott Sloan and Denise Henderson, the winners of our free record giveaway. Look out for a copy of UQ-073 DJ Jus Ed Jus Me EP in the post! If you missed the show, you can catch the re-run below, video on YouTube minus a few tracks silenced due to rights issues, audio on SoundCloud.

We’ll be back with DC House Grooves Show Episode #051 on Saturday June 29 at 10pm ET at https://www.facebook.com/events/1397695390413518/.

The big news this weekend is Late Night Mischief is back this Saturday with as fantastic line up featuring DJ Aakmael, DJ Nav and a closing set from our very own Katrina Mir. Late Night Mischief parties always deliver a thick vibe, and with DJ Nav setting the tone, DJ Aakmael taking things to the next level, and Katrina Mir keeping you grooving until sunrise, I can guarantee this one’s gonna be just a little bit special. Advance tickets are just $20, which is steal for a line up of this caliber. Remember, no tickets on the door, so you might as well buy yours now. You know you’ll find me front and center getting my groove on for this one!

Advance tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1274711
RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1039820992869115/

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Other highlights for the weekend include Playlist with Jubilee and Ramirez on Thursday night, Kai Alcé and Feroun in the Green Room at Flash and Reflections with Juan Zapata, Joe L and Jandro at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club on Friday, then on Saturday The Abyss with Sam Burns, Underdog and Oji at U Street Music Hall and Mystical Disco with Ben Jenkins and Jackson Lee at Jimmy Valentine’s look like a good time. Sunday, all roads lead to Eighteenth Street Lounge for Sam Burns‘ weekly residency and Hold Tight with Rollover DJs and Martín Miguel. See below for my full list of Top Picks for the weekend, Thursday through Sunday. Check back next week for the next edition of DC House Grooves Top Picks, featuring all the best underground house and techno events in Washington DC over the weekend. See you on the dance floor!

Thursday June 20

ESL Thursday
Nexus DJ Showcase
Headroom June
preview happy hour
Associate Radio Hour

Friday June 21

desert hearts kai alce at flash
Reflections at Jimmy Valentines

Saturday June 22

late night mischief
Tin Man Mystic bill Mazi R Navbox at Flash
the abyss a house dance experience
mystical disco at jimmy valentines
oasis at lapop
world music dance party
shorts and sundresses summer jam
the OMG Experience
The OMG Experience with Dem OMG Boys

Sunday June 23

hold tight rollover djs
ESL Sunday
Sunday Love christian loffler

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Techno Events in Washington DC May 2 to May 5

Huge thanks to everyone who came out last Friday to kick off my birthday celebrations with me and Katrina Mir at Jimmy Valentine’s. I really appreciate you all making the effort! I, for one, had an amazing time playing records and shuffling around the dance floor 🙂 We’ll be celebrating my birthday in earnest this Thursday night May 2, when I’ll be joining Jubilee and Ramirez behind the decks at Playlist at Eighteenth Street Lounge. Packing some amazing tunes, it’s going to be a beautiful evening, so let’s have some fun on the patio! Hoping to see some DC House Grooves readers on the dance floor.

RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/452626388844912/

playlist with jubilee ramirez and andy grant

Just a quick post this week, as I need to get all my music organized for tomorrow. Lots of great stuff happening this week at all the usual spots, Eddie C at Eighteenth Street Lounge on Saturday being the highlight, plus a whole load of cool happenings around Catharsis on the Mall. If you’re up for something different, head over to the National Mall and check it out. I’m not particularly in the know about Catharsis, but between Hearts Collective at the Asgard Dome and Sunset and Chill at Catharsis on the Mall amongst other things, looks like there’s plenty to keep you grooving.

ESL Saturday

Before I get to this week’s listings, here’s a great little slice of after hours acid, techno, house & breaks from our very own Katrina Mir. Something to listen to as you plan your weekend dance floor strategy.

Here’s this week’s listings, featuring all the best underground house and electronic music events on my radar in and around Washington DC, Thursday through Sunday. Facebook users can click the link at the top of each section to view the list of event pages for each day. Hope to see you at Eighteenth Street Lounge Thursday night, and make sure you check back next week for info on all the best underground house and electronic music events in DC over the weekend.

DC House Grooves Top Picks Thursday May 2

playlist with jubilee ramirez and andy grant
ESL Thursday
sleaze i thee wed

DC House Grooves Top Picks Friday May 3

priku taiga throe
jando and coolhandluke
decibel collective backbar
breaking boundaries
hearts collective catharsis
sunset and chill catharsis
flipside dave russell

DC House Grooves Top Picks Saturday May 4

ESL Saturday
saturday at el techo
Phreak
blend backbar takeover
deep impulse i'm not into labels

DC House Grooves Top Picks Sunday May 5

hold tight martin miguel
ESL Sunday
cinco de mayo at el techo
cinco de mayo on the river