DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Techno Events in Washington DC October 17 to October 20

Gonna have to do this post real quick, as I’m heading out for a rare school night gig at U Street Music Hall tonight, the Moon Boots After Party, playing a B2B set with Katrina Mir on a line up that includes the always amazing Ozker and Baronhawk. Tickets are just $10, so if you’re looking to dance away those hump day blues, join us tonight at the Moon Boots After Party. And if you’re reading this on Thursday morning, too bad, you missed it!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2338294526483077/

Big weekend for the DC House Grooves crew this weekend! On Friday, we’re celebrating Katrina Mir‘s birthday with a crew throw down in the Green Room at Flash as part of another amazing Focus line up, featuring Derek Plaslaiko and Mozhgan on the club level and Neko Berg and Browz & Schwander in the bar. We may just have a few list spots available, so hit us up through the DC House Grooves Facebook page and tell us why you deserve a spot, and I’ll see what we can do 😉

RSVP, Info & Tix: https://www.facebook.com/events/471629490092129/

Focus at Flash with Derek Plaslaiko and DC House Grooves

Then on Saturday night, we’ll be decompressing after Friday with episode #058 of the DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio. For episode #058, Ramirez gets his turn to shine, delivering the headline set with support from myself, Andy Grant and Katrina Mir. I can’t wait to hear what Ramirez has lined up! My man always delivers.

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Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2147367435560532/

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One last thing before this week’s listings: The Get Down Halloween Adventure is fast approaching! With only a week more to go, now’s the perfect time to grab your advance tickets, and at only $30 for a whole weekend of quality music, including camping, it won’t break the bank! Taking place just an hour’s drive from Washington DC, deep in the woods near Fredericksburg, VA, October 25 to 27, The Get Down features an amazing local line up from a whole bunch of different crews across two stages, a haunted house, costume contest, meditation and a whole lot more. Andy Grant, Katrina Mir, Ramirez and Kochi are all on the line up, as well as friends of the family Damon Bradley, Heather Femia, Symmetrical and many more. Best of all, The Get Down is a no-bullshit, non-commercial festival, a proper gathering of heads for the love of the music, with a bit of Halloween fun in the mix. It doesn’t get more underground than this! So if you’re up for a fun weekend that’s a little bit different with no bullshit and no pretensions, join us out in the woods October 25 to 27 for The Get Down – A Halloween Adventure.

Advance tickets for The Get Down – A Halloween Adventure

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Right, here’s this week’s listings. As always, I’ve include the weekend line ups at Flash and Eighteenth Street Lounge, followed by flyers for all the best underground house, disco and techno events in and around Washington DC, Thursday through Sunday. Hope to see you all on the dance floor in the Green Room on Friday, and don’t forget to check back next week for Washington DC’s #1 resource for info on the best underground house and techno events.

Flash Weekend Line Up Thursday through Saturday

headroom listening sessions
Focus at Flash with Derek Plaslaiko and DC House Grooves
Fred P with Benoit at Flash

Eighteenth Street Lounge Line Up Thursday through Sunday

Thursday October 17

ESL Thursday
headroom listening sessions
Love and music at soundcheck
preview happy hour

Friday October 18

Focus at Flash with Derek Plaslaiko and DC House Grooves
Timo Maas at Wild Days
ESL Friday
Bass down under at backbar

Saturday October 19

Fred P with Benoit at Flash
vague output presents sneaker
ESL Saturday
saintmarks dance marathon

Sunday October 20

Sundays Rooftop with K.atou
ESL Sunday
Reset Sunday at el techo
nuff respect
TTE haunted house

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 😉 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.

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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 😉
Advance tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1301604
RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/682040952264755

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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 July 25 to July 28

Kicking off this week’s post with news of an amazing event coming up in September from Blisspop and U Street Music Hall, Blisspop Disco Fest, which features an incredible line up from across the wide disco spectrum, including Chromeo, The Black Madonna, Cerrone, Jellybean Benitez, RAC, DaM-Funk, Crazy P, Robotaki, Le Youth, DJ Boring, Session Victim, Honey Sound System, The Blackbyrds, Josey Rebelle, Eli Escobar, Deep Sugar (Wayne Davis & Lisa Moody), Sam The Man Burns and a whole host of locals, including yours truly, Andy Grant. I’m honored to be setting the mood for the event at U Street Music Hall with Cerrone, Jellybean Benitez, The Blackbyrds, DJ Boring, Honey Sound System and Eli Escobar. See below for the main Blisspop Disco Fest flyer, plus flyers for the Friday and Saturday events. More details over at Blisspop. Advance tickets go on sale Thursday July 25 at 10am ET. Don’t sleep if you want those early birds!

Blisspop Disco Festival

Rewinding back to this weekend, and I’m excited to be back at everyone’s favorite dive bar Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club for Limited Edition 005: The Truth. Looking forward to throwing down the underground wax with DJ Stereophonik open to close. No cover, so if you’re down for some great tunes delivered over a Martin Audio sound system, reasonably priced drinks and amazing company, join us at Jimmys and let’s get emotional. 

Limited Edition 005 The Truth with dj stereophonik and andy grant

Below you’ll find galleries for events at Flash and Eighteenth Street Lounge over the weekend, then flyers images for all the best underground house and techno events in Washington DC, Thursday through Sunday. I’ll leave it up to you to make your own decisions on what’s worth your time. So many quality events, it’s hard to choose! Whatever you end up doing, though, if you’re up for a dance on Sunday, head to Eighteenth Street Lounge for Sam Burns‘ weekly residency and the closing event of 10 Years of Deep Secrets with Joaquin “Joe” Claussell. Unlike the usual Sunday events on the patio, advance tickets are required for this one, so if you plan on going, make sure you grab yours at https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1278992.

One last thing before this week’s Top Picks, the recording of DC House Grooves Show Episode #052 with me, Andy Grant, Ramirez and Katrina Mir. Check it out, and if you like what you hear, tune into our next show live on Saturday August 3 at 10pm ET. Also, we did a full track list for this one, which you can find over on SoundCloud. Some Underground Quality promo action on this one. Not to be missed!

Ok here are the event listings for this week. Hope to see you at Jimmy’s on Friday! Have an amazing weekend, and check back next week with info on all the best underground house and techno events in and around Washington DC, Thursday through Sunday.

Flash Line Up July 25 to July 28

Eighteenth Street Lounge Line Up July 25 to July 28

Thursday July 25

playlist with Jubilee and Ramirez
ESL Thursday Playlist with Jubilee and Ramirez
Vanguardia thursdays
deep tech residents
preview happy hour omar faison

Friday July 26

Limited Edition 005 The Truth with dj stereophonik and andy grant
WTF?! with Kochi
derrick may mazi r taiga throe at flash
disco bolo with nick garcia and fady d
rosenburg and dino at el techo
Better on Foot DC
moco boogie with kenny m

Saturday July 27

distrikt at flash
sasha john digweed echostage
charles martin steve kirn
district inferno presents treasure fingers
sundown julius jetson
trinity house music dance event
omg experience at zeba bar
Planet of drums tour at u street music hall

Sunday July 28

sunday love with gerd janson and simon
10 years of deep secrets with joaquin joe claussell
ESL Sunday

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

Just got back from the UK and scrambling to catch up with everything, so just a drive by post this week. See below for the line ups for Flash and Eighteenth Street Lounge this weekend, then my full list of Top Picks for the weekend, Thursday through Sunday. Highlights include Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge on Thursday, then on Friday Flash has an absolutely epic line up with Zip, Thomas Melchior Navbox and Kaufman in the main room, Jenifa Mayanja and our very own Katrina Mir in the Green Room and Cadence with Seany Ranks and Rubble in the Flash Bar. Serious quality across all three dance floors! I’ll be front and center on the dance floor grooving to Katrina and Jenifa open to close. Hope to see you there.

zip thomas melchior jenifer mayanja katrina mir at flash

Saturday night, we’re at it again with episode #52 of the DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio with me, Andy Grant, Ramirez and Katrina Mir. A whole bunch of new wax has landed at DC House Grooves HQ lately; looking forward to taking it for a spin on Saturday! Tune in from 10pm ET on the Underground Quality Live YouTube channel, or at www.undergroundquality.com.

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Some great events to choose from on Saturday night, but the hottest ticket in town has to be Jeff Mills at the Apollo 50 Festival after party at the W Washington DC. RSVP for a chance to grab a ticket. Not exactly sure how they are allocated, but give it a shot!

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Sunday night, head to Eighteenth Street Lounge for Sam Burns‘ weekly residency and 10 Years of Deep Secrets with Sistrum label boss Patrice Scott.

Whatever you end up this weekend, it’s gonna be a super hot one in more ways than one, so drink lots of water and stay hydrated! It’s going to be another amazing weekend on the dance floor here in Washington DC! See you on the dance floor.

Flash Line Up July 18 to July 21

Eighteenth Street Lounge Line Up July 18 to July 21

Thursday July 18

ESL Thursday Playlist
Headroom Listening Sessions July
Associate Radio Hour

Friday July 19

zip thomas melchior jenifer mayanja katrina mir at flash
club cuttlefish deep creep
fractal love just a pinch
dmv deep 1 year anniversary at u street music hall
4 hours of funk at artscape
Adrian Loving at El Techo
fourplay at studio ga ga
Deep Tech at Wild Days
ESL Friday Ankia

Saturday July 20

DJ W!ld Jubilee Jacq Jill Philco at Flash
bassline business tmsv and sepia
artscape afterhours
deep sugar artscape weekend
lovetown day party
elevate rooftop pool party
lunar rituals
ESL Saturday Mr Bonkerz Ricky Dunn
mass transit deekline
resonate halogenix

Sunday July 21

ESL Sunday
sunday love soul button