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.

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

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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/

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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/

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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/

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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.

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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
DC24
focus octa octa eris drew
sunset and chill
ESL Friday
we techno 2 you
bass down unda

Saturday September 21st

beatbox house call
DC24
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/

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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

DC24

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/

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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/

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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

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Techno Events in Washington DC April 25 to April 28

Welcome back to another edition of DC House Grooves Top Picks. Kicking off this week’s edition with a heads up on a couple of events to put in your calendar in the coming weeks. May 10 kicks off the inaugural event of Sprรผdel, a new warehouse event curated by Arthur Kimskii and crew. The first event features Vincent Neumann, Juana B2B Arthur Kimskii, and local favorites Rush Plus for what’s sure to be a night of solid tunes and good vibes. The event is described as “…a gathering for all the fun loving freaks, artists, dancers, office workers with secret kinks and everyone in between that needs a fun night on the dance floor. Come play with us.” If that doesn’t entice you through the door, I don’t know what will! Super early bird tickets are already gone to those in the know, but you can still pick up $15 early birds if you move fast.

Advance tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1255795
RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2274437516145573/

Another one to put in your calendar is Boiler Room Washington DC: ROAM Warehouse Party on May 18, although if you haven’t grabbed your ticket already, you’ll need to be on the case. Despite the line up not yet being announced, the good ravers of DC couldn’t resist the calling to be seen shuffling behind a well known DJ in the Internet, so the initial release of tickets sold out quickly. 100 more tickets will be released on May 1 at 12pm sharp, and once those are gone, that’s it, no Boiler Room DC for you. Your best bet to make sure you secure a ticket is to sign up for the ROAM Email List to get a reminder before those tickets go on sale. It’s the place to be seen on May 18, don’t get left out in the cold!

Sign up for ROAM email list: http://bit.ly/roamemail
Advance tickets (available May 1 12pm): https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1255795
RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2227662544165960

So what about this weekend? Plenty of great events, as usual. I’ll be kicking off my celebrations of 48 rotations around the sun this Friday at Reflections with Katrina Mir and Andy Grant at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club. We’ll be packing several record bags full of heat, playing B2B all vinyl open to close, and it would be just wonderful if you could join us on the dance floor for what’s sure to be a super fun evening filling with nothing but good vibes all the way. No cover, cheap dranks, Martin Audio sound system, and best of all, WE’RE CELEBRATING MY BIRTHDAY! Everything you could ask for in a quality night out on the dance floor. I hope to see you there, although if you can’t make it Friday, mark next Thursday May 2 on your calendar, as I’ll be continuing my birthday celebrations joining Jubilee & Ramirez behind the decks at Playlist at Eighteenth Street Lounge.

RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2219938178223879/

reflections katrina mir andy grant

On Saturday, we’ll be recovering from a night behind the decks at Jimmys with a night behind the decks on home turf at DC House Grooves HQ, broadcasting episode #047 of the DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio with me, Katrina Mir and Ramirez. The needle drops at 10pm ET, and by now you know what to expect; quality underground vibes, the right soundtrack to your Saturday night. Audio only stream at Underground Quality, video stream on the Underground Quality Live YouTube channel.

Tune In Audio: http://bit.ly/UQRadio
Tune in Video: http://bit.ly/UQ-Live
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/415386935675755/

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Other highlights this week include Playlist with Jubilee and Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge plus Article004: The Long Count Cycle at U Street Music Hall and Dax J at Flash on Thursday, then on Saturday you can catch Vatican Shadow in a church with the ROAM crew, chillax on the dance floor at the Cloudwatch 25 year anniversary at Dark Room, Baltimore or get into a spot of fire dancing at the first Sunset & Chill of the season featuring Fort Knox 5 at Olde City Farm & Garden.

cloudwatch 25 year anniversary

Sunday afternoon, do not pass Go, do not collect $200, head directly to Flash for Sunday Love with new jersey house legend Tony Humphries with local support from Heather Femia, Mazi and DJ Soul. An incredible Sunday Love line up in the Green Room, and with the Love Bazaar Marketplace on the club level, you’ve got all the ingredients for an amazing Sunday evening. Pro tip: don’t pay door prices, grab your tix in advance for $12.

sunday love with tony humphries

Sunday night, head to Eighteenth Street Lounge for Sam Burns’ weekly Underground Soul Solution and the next edition of Sundays Rooftop with Detroit OG Allan Ester and Benoit. The perfect way to wrap up your weekend on the dance floor.

sundays rooftop alan ester ESL

See below for all my Top Picks for the weekend, Thursday through Sunday. Facebook users can click the title for each section to view the list of event pages over on Facebook. For the rest of you, Google is your friend. See you on the dance floor, and of course, right here, same time, same place, next week.

DC House Grooves Top Picks Thursday April 25

focus dax j
article 004 the long count cycle
Associate Radio hour
paradox live and gremlinz

DC House Grooves Top Picks Friday April 26

reflections katrina mir andy grant
gaiser thor oliver caine at flash
the vortex studio ga ga
blush at the green lantern
prime time eddie funkster
moco boogie

DC House Grooves Top Picks Saturday April 27

DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio
ROAM Vatican Shadow
cloudwatch 25 year anniversary
nima gorji etienne navbox at flash
Yola at Allegory
sunset and chill fort knox 5
house rhythms at zeba bar
nuff respect trev-ski
mass transit charles feelgood
brolapse dew drop ionn
Vinyl Purist Radio episode 27
subdistrick

DC House Grooves Top Picks Sunday April 28

sunday love with tony humphries
sundays rooftop alan ester ESL
ESL Sunday