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/

DC House grooves Show Case Dark Room Richmond

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, Martรญn 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/

disco brunch 2020

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 September 19 to Monday September 22

Before getting into this week’s DC House Grooves Top Picks, if you’re here for the Blisspop Disco Fest FREE ticket giveaway, click this link to enter! If you’ve no idea what I’m talking about, allow me to explain ๐Ÿ™‚ DC House Grooves, in partnership with Blisspop, has a pair of tickets to ALL FIVE EVENTS at Blisspop Disco Fest, worth over $100, to give away to one lucky winner. That’s right! One lucky winner who fills out and submits this form will get a pair of FREE tickets to all five events at Blisspop Disco Fest between Friday September 27 and Sunday September 29.

I Want to Win a Pair of FREE Tickets to Blisspop Disco Fest

If you’re not sure what Blisspop Disco Fest is all about, then just take a look at this lineup:

blisspop disco fest

That’s me, Andy Grant, warming up the floor for Sam Burns, The Blackbyrds, Jellybean Benitez, Cerrone, DJ Boring and Honey Soundsystem on the Saturday night, so mark it in you calendar and make a note to get to U Street Music Hall bright and early!

The winner will be selected at random at 7pm on Wednesday September 25, and we’ll announce the results right here in DC House Grooves Top Picks next week. 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.

For a delicious preview of Blisspop Disco Fest, I recommend heading to U Street Music Hall on Friday night for the Blisspop Disco Fest Preview Party, featuring disco all night from Will Eastman, Ken Lazee and Nick Garcia going B2B2B. A great way to whet your appetite for the positive disco explosion coming next weekend at Blisspop Disco Fest!

RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1242735599240792/

blisspop disco fest preview party

Never mind next weekend, there’s a ridiculous amount of quality happening in Washington DC this weekend! On Friday, heading in to Saturday is DC24, an epic 24 hour event showcasing a selection of DC’s finest local talent. See the flyer below for the full line up, every one of them local to DC. 24 hour passes are selling fast, so if you want to guarantee your spot on the dance floor, grab yours now. Not to be missed!

DC24 tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1301604
DC24 Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/682040952264755/


This weekend also brings the annual H Street Festival, and once again our friends at the Beatbox DC crew have curated a fantastic line up for their art car, which will be stationed at 600 H St NE. Said line up includes DJ Mad Science, Wess the DJ, Abco, DJ Kochi, Sam “The Man” Burns, Doug Smith of 95 North fame and the legendary DJ Hightower. A truly fantastic line up for what promised to be a amazing afternoon of music, and, best of all, it’s FREE.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2429759157261692/

beatbox house call

Flash has an incredible line up this weekend, including Alan Fitzpatrick on Thursday, Octo Octa and Eris Drew and Lauren Lo Sung on Friday, Sassmouth & Tinonton Duvante on Saturday and Eli & Fur on Sunday, and at ESL, I highly recommend Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez on Thursday, then Sam “The Man” Burns and Sundays Rooftop with Detroit’s finest Keith Worthy on Sunday.

ESL Sunday

Here’s the full list of DC House Grooves Top Picks for the weekend. I’ve included galleries for Flash and Eighteenth Street Lounge‘s line ups, plus flyers for all the best underground house and techno events in and around Washington DC, Thursday through Sunday. Have an amazing weekend, and I hope to see you at Blisspop Disco Fest next weekend!

Flash Weekend Line Up Thursday through Sunday

Eighteenth Street Lounge Line Up Thursday though Sunday

Thursday September 19th

Headroom september
contact alan fitzpatrick
playlist with jubilee and ramirez
ESL Thursday
harvest rituals

Friday September 20th

blisspop disco fest preview party
focus octa octa eris drew
sunset and chill
ESL Friday
we techno 2 you
bass down unda

Saturday September 21st

beatbox house call
sassmouth titonton duvante
saint marks dance marathon
ESL Saturday

Sunday September 22nd

sixth annual dance and music festival
ESL Sunday
sunday love eli and fur

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Techno Events in Washington DC Thursday August 8 to Sunday August 11

OK, so remember a few weeks back I posted about the 5 year anniversary of DC House Grooves Top Picks? Well, we’re finally getting around to celebrating! Join me, Andy Grant, Ramirez, Katrina Mir and Kochi this Friday at El Techo for the DC House Grooves 5 Year Anniversary celebration, the perfect way to get your Friday night off to a great start. If you’re familiar with El Techo, then you know the drill. Quality eats with serious beats are the order of the day, all washed down with some amazing summer cocktails. Even better, they now accept Rooam for your tab, so you can get crazy and worry about the bill later ๐Ÿ˜‰ As always, the DC House Grooves crew will serving up the finest underground house music fresh from the wax, so you can get warmed up for a night on the dance floor. I hope you can join us!

RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/389316871941658/

DC House Grooves 5 year anniversay

After we wrap at El Techo, we’ll be heading over the street to celebrate Kaufmann‘s birthday with Taiga and Mike Harvey, part of a stellar Friday night line up at Flash, which includes George Fitzgerald and Jandro on the club level and DJ Soul and Tony G in the bar.

george fitzgerald at flash

For a taste of what to expect at our celebration on Friday, check out Episode #053 of the DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio with me, Ramirez and Katrina Mir. Mark your calendars and make sure you tune in to Episode #054 on Saturday August 17 at 10pm ET, when our special guest will be DJ Aakmael. Can’t wait to host Aakmael in the DC House Grooves studio. It’s going to be one serious session!

Before I get into this week’s listings, a quick mention of a forthcoming event from Grand Ancestor, Roam, Sequence, Sticky Fingers Collective, Sleaze, Team Zapata and TNX billed as DC24. On September 20th and 21st, the above mentioned crews are getting together for an epic 24 hour event featuring a killer line up of local talent, a warehouse party overnight with a day party on the Saturday, kicking off at 10pm, and keeping the grooves going until 10pm the next day. Great to see all the crews getting together for such an epic event! Advanced tickets are available now, and you can see the full line up below. Hopefully it will be an huge success and DC House Grooves will be invited to join in the fun for the next DC24 ๐Ÿ˜‰
Advance tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1301604
RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/682040952264755


Ok, here are my Top Picks of the best underground house and techno events in Washington DC this weekend, Thursday through Sunday. I’ve included galleries showing Flash and Eighteenth Street Lounge‘s line ups for the weekend, then event listings Thursday through Sunday. Plenty of great events to choose from this weekend, so I don’t think you’ll have a hard time getting your groove on. Whatever you do, I recommend wrapping up your weekend at Eighteenth Street Lounge for Sam Burns weekly residency and Sundays Rooftop with Detroit house legend Alton Miller. Hope you see you at El Techo on Friday!

sundays rooftop alton miller

Flash Lineup August 9 to August 12

Eighteenth Street Lounge Lineup August 9 to August 12

Thursday August 8

playlist jubilee ramirez
ESL Thursday
fam night reuinion at trade
vanguardia thursdays
carlo lio with Mina at flash
Monolink at U Street Music Hall

Friday August 9

DC House Grooves 5 year anniversay
george fitzgerald at flash
otter happy hour
wade hammes at eaton
ESL Friday
TNX Pre camp Ki
House of boom with john barera

Saturday August 10

andrey pushkarev at flash
meso creso with meegs
sunset and chill at el techo
Saeed Younan the lab
District drop inn at the garden
Sundown at flash
ESL Saturday

Sunday August 11

sunday love with Sunday Love- Gorje Hewek & Izhevski - Madota
house on the waterfront weekender
sundays rooftop alton miller
ESL Sunday

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Techno Events in Washington DC May 16 to May 19

As I sit down to write this week’s post, I’ve still got a huge grin on my face after last weekend. It was a dream come true to host my friend and mentor, Underground Quality label boss DJ Jus-ed in the DC House Grooves studio as our special guest on the DC House Grooves Show! Huge thanks to Jus-ed for fighting through the jet lag to guest on the show. Having rushed straight to the airport on hardly any sleep after playing Djoon in Paris on Friday, he stepped up to the decks on the DC House Grooves Show just a few hours after landing a Dulles, serving up a fantastic set featuring new and unreleased heat on Underground Quality and EDJ Records, including more than a few from the brand new Always Changing EP by Ed & Jen, available now from the Underground Quality website. If you missed the show, check it out below on YouTube or SoundCloud. Then on Sunday, after a good night’s rest, Jus-Ed schooled us at Sunday’s Rooftop on the patio at Eighteenth Street Lounge. An amazing end to a wonderful weekend!


The DC House Grooves Show is back with episode #49 on Saturday June 1 with our regular line up featuring me, Andy Grant, Ramirez and Katrina Mir. We’ll be freshly inspired from our trip to Detroit over Memorial Day weekend, and no doubt we’ll be armed with fresh new wax. We’ll also be giving away copies of Jus-ed‘s latest release on Underground Quality, the Jus Me EP. Click Going on the event page, and look out for further details closer to the time.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/245127783020817/


On to this weekend, and I’ll be holding down the Flash Bar this Saturday with my brother from another mother DJ Kochi, bringing the Vibe open to close. It’s been a minute since I’ve thrown down with Kochi, so I’m really looking forward to this one. As always, the line up at Flash on Saturday is ridiculous, with king of samples Matthew Herbert and Solomon Sanchez on the club level and Ozelot Ltd, Throe and Taiga in the Green Room. Of course, if you don’t want to go upstairs, you can hang with us in the bar for free!

Advance tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1229560
RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2400953989915190/

matthew herbert at flash

So what else is happening this weekend? Well Thursday night, techno lovers are in for a treat at U Street Music Hall as Charlotte De Witte and local hero Juana team up to destroy the dance floor. House heads should head directly to Eighteenth Street Lounge for Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez. Always the best spot for quality house vibes on Thursdays.

Friday night, the right choice for the heads is SEQUENCE with Wata Igarashi, Rhyw, Ron Jackson & Furtive. Hosted in a brand new location with Grand Ancestor sound, you know this one’s going to take you to a new dimension, and hopefully back again safe and sound by sunrise. $20 tickets are still available if you move fast. Not one you want to miss!

Advance tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1251377
RSVP for address: http://bit.ly/SQ654RSVP
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/393042551531623/

sequence wata igarashi

Saturday night, the much hyped Boiler Room rolls into town on their North American tour, and they’ve teamed up with ROAM to deliver an amazing line up featuring Discwoman‘s DJ Haram & Ariel Zetina alongside local rising stars Lisa Frank, Jacq Jill & Jett Chandon and hosted by Deep Sugar‘s Lisa Moody at a warehouse location powered by Grand Ancestor sound. If this sounds like your cup of tea, then I hope you’ve already secured a ticket, and this event is complete SOLD OUT. Your only chance of grabbing a ticket at this point is keeping an eye on the RA Resale queue. Of course, you can always watch the proceedings on the Interwebs, so all is not lost!

Boiler Room DC ticket resale queue: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1254230
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2227662544165960/

boiler room dc roam

Disco lovers, consider heading to Eighteenth Street Lounge on Saturday to catch my old college pal, Secret Squirrels & Disco Deviance maestro Dicky Trisco throwing down open to close on the patio. Dicky always gets things moving on the dance floor! And if Dicky Trisco isn’t enough for you, in the Gold Room you can catch Green Shirt Guy himself, Conscious Contact doing what he does best.

ESL Saturday Dicky Trisco

Sunday’s highlights include Sunday Love at Flash during the day time, then Sam BurnsUnderground Soul Solution and Good Buddies at Eighteenth Street Lounge in the evening. Everything you need to keep you dancing through to the early hours of Monday morning.

Here’s my full list of DC House Grooves Top Picks for the weekend, Thursday through Sunday. You know the drill by now; Facebook users can click the link at the top of each section to see a list of event pages. For the rest of you, Google is your friend if you need more info. Hope to see some of you in the Flash Bar on Saturday night!

DC House Grooves Top Picks Thursday May 16

playlist with jubilee and ramirez
ESL Thursday
Headroom may
charlotte de witte at u hall
deep tech residents at zeba
Deep Tech Residents Night at Zeba Bar
preview happy hour

DC House Grooves Top Picks Friday May 17

sequence wata igarashi
sit navbox jus nowhere at flash
socoba happy hour fundraiser
sleaze hannah holland
nkc djoser at studio ga ga
adrian loving and friends at el techo
4 hours of funk dj diaspora
caspian raha wala

DC House Grooves Top Picks Saturday May 18

matthew herbert at flash
boiler room dc roam
ESL Saturday Dicky Trisco
reflections jandro trevski
egoless live
district inferno

DC House Grooves Top Picks Sunday May 19

sunday love
good buddies
ESL Sunday Good Buddies