DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC Labor Day Weekend August 30 to September 3

Just about recovered from another amazing weekend, which we kicked off back in the Green Room at Flash for We Dig Vinyl with Elliot SloanSymmetricalWade HammesKatrina Mir and your friendly neighborhood DC House Grooves correspondent right here,  Andy Grant, slinging nothing but wax all night long. Everyone dug real deep in their collections, and we got to hear some really interesting records that don’t often get played out. If you’re curious about where we find all these great records, or if you’ve got some great underground wax to share, make sure you join the We Dig Vinyl: An Underground Music Bulletin group on Facebook. Always learning about great new finds in that group!

Sunday night saw the season finale of Beats Maneuver at Public Bar, with an amazing all-female line uo featuring Club Cuttlefish‘s Sleepy G with a killer opening set, Katrina Mir  setting things up beautifully for a fantastic set by headliner Lyssa, and KayLaSoul bringing things to a delightful close. Doing it right, Beats Maneuver style! Huge thanks to everyone who came out, and to the whole team at Public Bar for working with us over the last few months. We’ve had some great times to a soundtrack of great house music this season, and we’re looking forward to what comes next. Make sure you like the Beats Maneuver Facebook Page, and of course, check DC House Grooves each and every week for news and info on upcoming Beats Maneuver events.  In the meantime, here’s Rissa Garcia‘s headline set from Beats Maneuver, recorded live on the Public Bar rooftop on August 12.

 

OK, let’s get down to business. It’s Labor Day Weekend, and there’s a ridiculous number of incredible events happening here in the District and in Baltimore to keep you dancing Thursday through Monday. I can tell you right now I’m not going to be able to give everything the coverage it deserves, but I’ll do my best. This Labor Day Monday, DC House Grooves is a proud partner in the Capital House Music Festival 2018 in Meridian Hill Park. This year’s festival includes an incredible line up of house music and world music, featuring The EcussionistDeacon Izzy & the CongregationDJ Jay JayChosenAndy Grant (yeah, that’s me), BenoitTee AlfordDJ Tantra and Sam The Man Burns.  This is a FREE FESTIVAL to raise awareness and funds for Inner City Youth Music Programs. It’s a family friendly event, and all are welcome. Bring chairs, blankets, picnic baskets, refreshments, whatever you need, just be aware that grills and alcohol are prohibited in the park. All the required permits are in place, so we’re all set to kick things off at 12pm on Labor Day Monday, grooving in the park until 9pm. Bring your smiles and positive energy to the park on Monday, and let’s make it a Labor Day to remember!

Website: https://www.capitalhousemusicfestival.org/
RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/249356162367878/
Donate: https://www.gofundme.com/capital-house-music-festival

This event is completely FREE, but please consider donating to the fundraiser to help cover the costs of hosting the event.

Capital house music fest 2018

I’ll be getting myself warmed up for the Capital House Music Festival 2018 on Saturday night with another edition of the DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio, alongside residents Ramirez and Katrina Mir. Always a great time throwing down with my two favorite DJs, so tune in from 10pm on Saturday on the Underground Quality  website, or at the Underground Quality Radio Facebook Page.

Tune in audio: http://bit.ly/UQRadio
Tune in video: https://www.facebook.com/UQRADIOSHOW/
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/240553549992690/

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OK, I know what you’re thinking; Capital House Music Festival 2018 is on Monday. What are you going to do until then? How does an epic disco festival across two venues featuring disco legends from across the globe and two all night parties where you can dance until sunrise sound? Well, that’s just what’s on offer with the Blisspop Disco Fest at U Street Music Hall and the 9:30 Club, with an incredible line up featuring disco legend Giorgio MoroderClaptoneFrançois KHoly GhostHorse Meat DiscoUltra Naté, Nancy WhangJuan MacLeanJacques Renault with support from locals Eau ClaireCharles FeelgoodSleazeOzker & Will Eastman, and that’s not to mention the closing party in association with Better Listen Records, featuring Daniel T, Matpat, Martín Miguel & StrikeStone! Serious disco bliss to keep you dancing from Friday through Sunday! I have included all the advance ticket and info links for all five events below. Advance tickets are highly recommended to reserve your spot on the dance floor.

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Blisspop Disco Fest  Friday August 31

Claptone with François K, Charles Feelgood & Eau Claire at 9:30 Club

Advance tickets: https://ticketf.ly/2zyhS0b
RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/945949498862979/

Horsemeat Disco with Sleaze DJs and Ozker at U Street Music Hall

Advance tickets: https://ticketf.ly/2udddf1
RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/273366600099758/

Blisspop Disco Fest Saturday September 1

Giorgio Moroder with Ultra Naté & Will Eastman at 9:30 Club

Advance tickets: https://ticketf.ly/2zqGdos
RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/429342087543991/

Holy Ghost! (DJ Set) with Nancy Whang, The Juan MacLean (DJ Set) and Jacques Renault at U Srteet Music Hall

Advance tickets: https://ticketf.ly/2uddhvh
RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/967511090095775/

Blisspop Disco Fest  Sunday September 2

Blisspop Disco Fest Closing Party with Daniel T, Matpat, Martín Miguel & StrikeStone! at U Street Music Hall

Advance tickets: https://ticketf.ly/2ocQ7BD
RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2109886429278241/

Those events mentioned above barely even scratch the surface of what’s on offer this weekend! I’ve shared all the best events on my radar in Washington DC & Baltimore to the DC House Grooves Facebook Page, and you can see the full list for each day by clicking on the links below:

Top Picks Thursday August 30

Top Picks Friday August 31

Top Picks Saturday September 1

Top Picks Sunday September 2

Top Picks Labor Day Monday September 3

I recommend taking your time to look through the list for each day, as there’s some great events lurking in there, including Blueprint with Arthur Kimskii & Jandro at Jimmy Valentine’s on Friday night, Ron Trent at the Darkroom on Saturday, Saeed Younan‘s rooftop extravaganza with Oliver Dollar at Public BarReflections Labor Day Edition at Jimmy Valentine’sSunday Love with Tornado Wallace at Flash and  V.sions with LaurineJubilee at The Fridge Art Gallery on Sunday, and  ROAM on a BOAT Skate Fever on Monday. And that’s not to mention all the events happening leading up to and after Collective Minds in Baltimore this weekend. I’ve included all the Baltimore events on DC House Grooves, but 4 Hours of Funk‘s Graham Hatke provides a great summary in this post over on Facebook. If you’re in Baltimore, or feel like making the trip this weekend, check it out! If ever there was a weekend to head to Charm City, this might be it.

Right, I gotta bring this week’s post to a close. The rest is up to you! Hope you can join us in the park on Monday, and you never know, I may just see you on the dance floor before then. I’ll be back here with another update, same time, same place next week with everything you need to know to plan your weekend on the dance floor right here in Washington DC.

DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: Halloween Weekend 2016 October 27 to October 30

Unless you’re new to DC, you’ll know that we take our Halloween events very seriously. Many of you will already have your Halloween costumes picked out and advanced tickets in the bag, but in case you haven’t, DC House Grooves is here to help! Well, we can’t help you with your Halloween outfit, but we can help you out with a summary of all the best underground house and electronic music events in and around DC over Halloween weekend, along with advanced ticket links, where available. Now, if you’re planning on attending ROAM & TNX‘s event HOWL with Berlin techno duo Discodromo, DJ Lisa Frank, TNXDansman B2B ThroeFLESH with Whomadewho, DJ Lisa Frank, Julius Jetson, PHILCO, Maurice Fulton, Benoit Benoit, HOT COFFEE, Samantha Francesca, Jus Nowhere, Mazi R & Taiga at FlashThe Annual Jimmy Valentine’s Halloween Bash with Sam “The Man” Burns, Chris Nitti, Juan Zapata, Joe L and Jandro or Jak-o-Lantern Halloween on the Roof with DeWalta, Jubilee, Feroun and Navbox at Flash, I recommend you stop what you are doing NOW and go and buy your tickets. These events are expected to sell out, and you don’t want to be left outside in the cold, all dressed up with nowhere to go. Indeed, both HOWL and FLESH at Flash are on their final release tickets, and I’ve heard from reliable sources that Jimmy Valentine’s Halloween Bash and Jak-o-Lantern Halloween on the Roof at Flash are selling fast, too. Make sure you check out Jimmy V’s all you can drink option… a great choice if you’re planning on celebrating to the max! Here are the advanced ticket links:

Advanced tickets for HOWL

Advanced tickets for Flesh at Flash

Advanced tickets for Jimmy Valentine’s Halloween Bash

Advanced tickets for Jak-o-Lantern Halloween on the Roof at Flash

As far as the rest of the events this week are concerned, advanced tickets are strongly recommended where available, but you should be OK just showing up on the night.

Speaking of the HOWL party on Friday, here’s a promo mix put together by  Dansman  and  Throe in anticipation of Friday’s event. A solid mix of underground sounds to get you in the mood!

 

You can catch me DJing at two events over Halloween weekend: Thursday night I’m the special guest at Preview Rooftop Happy Hour at Flash, where I’ll be playing an all vinyl set alongside residents Christauff and Jon_MFDdredBang will also be on hand to serve up some wax. Really looking forward to spinning records old and new in Flash‘s amazing rooftop bar, and with $3 PBR & Yeunglings, $4 Corona & Heineken and $5 DC Braus, rail drinks and wine from 6pm to 9pm, and Nathan’s Hot Dogs and Roasted Pepper Pesto Paninis on Torta Bread available for purchase, we’ve got everything you need to bridge the gap between work and your Thursday night out. Join us in the rooftop bar at Flash from 6pm for quality music, great food and cheap drinks!

Preview Rooftop Happy Hour with Andy Grant (Vinyl Night) at Flash

Then on Sunday night, I’ll be joining homies  HOT COFFEEBenoit Benoit Raffi behind the decks for Sundays Rooftop: Halloween Edition at Eighteenth Street Lounge. It’s going to be another amazing Sunday night at ESL, with the finest deep house at Sundays Rooftop on the patio, the very best in soulful house from Sam “The Man” Burns and special guest Terry Thompson in the Gold Room and funk, soul and disco classics from  The Metaphysical in the main room. The perfect way to wrap up your Halloween weekend!

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Well that’s pretty much all I’ve got time for tonight. Need to get busy picking out records for Preview and Sundays Rooftop! Other than the events mentioned above, there’s plenty more to choose from this weekend. Check my picks below for all the events I recommend this weekend. UK Garage / Bass heads are spoiled for choice tomorrow night with DJ EZ at U Street Music Hall and Goth-Trad and Joe Nice at Eden Lounge, and for those of a techno persuasion, Void Archive: Devil’s Nacht with Boss Ross, Damon Bradley, Left One Aka Rosemary Arp & Ron Jackson at Jimmy Valentine’s and Silicon Based Lifeform: Haunted House and Terrifying Techno with Darius Twin, William Scott and Doktor D at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar on Friday are both strong choices, as is BaltoTroit with Ben Jenkins, Boss Ross, Steve Kirn and Itzjack at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar on Saturday night. For the house heads, Playlist featuring Jubilee & Ramirez is always worth a look on Thursday, and don’t sleep on City Sound Masquerade Halloween Party with Wayne ‘Big Papa’ Davis, Tony Smooth, Sam “The Man” Burns and Adrian Loving at Zeba Bar on Saturday or Sunglass Sundays V Halloween Finale featuring Purple Disco Machine at Public Bar. Oh, and Saturday night, I strongly recommend tuning in to Vinyl Purist Radio Episode 005 with Charles Martin & Rush Plus from 4pm to 6pm. It’s sure to be an amazing show filled with quality tunes, and you may just get to hear tracks off Rush Plus‘s new vinyl release RPDC002. Any radio show featuring DJs spinning vinyl gets my vote. Katrina and I hereby volunteer our services for a future edition of the show!

Anyway, here’s my full list of picks for the weekend, and don’t forget to check the full listings with flyers and event links below.

Thursday Picks

Preview Rooftop Happy Hour with Andy Grant (Vinyl Night) at Flash

Paco Osuna with Jandro at Flash, with Feel The Love featuring Kerim The DJ & Malik the Drummer in the Flash Bar

NightFlight Foreign Air afterparty: W. Eastman & Lightwaves at Cafe Saint Ex

ESL Thursday with Playlist featuring Jubilee & Ramirez and Harry Hotter at Eighteenth Street Lounge

DJ EZ with Tough Love and Mathias at U Street Music Hall

Bassline Business Presents: Goth-Trad, Joe Nice, Malleus, Inyoka & Korin Complex & MC Twisty at Eden Lounge

Friday Picks

One Love Massive Happy Hour featuring Jett Chandon at Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe

HOWL: Discodromo, DJ Lisa Frank, TNX & Dansman B2B Throe at Secret Location

Miss Kittin and Chris Nitti at Flash, with Cataleptic Disco featuring Pacific Fur Company and Philip Goyette in the Flash Bar

Void Archive: Devil’s Nacht with Boss Ross, Damon Bradley, Left One Aka Rosemary Arp & Ron Jackson at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Silicon Based Lifeform: Haunted House and Terrifying Techno with Darius Twin, William Scott and Doktor D at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

City Sound Masquerade Halloween Party with Wayne ‘Big Papa’ Davis, Toby Smooth, Sam “The Man” Burns and Adrian Loving at Zeba Bar

Saturday Picks

Vinyl Purist Radio Episode 005 with Charles Martin & Rush Plus

Flash presents FLESH with Whomadewho, DJ Lisa Frank, Julius Jetson, PHILCO, Maurice Fulton, Benoit Benoit, HOT COFFEE, Samantha Francesca, Jus Nowhere, Mazi R & Taiga at Flash

The Annual Jimmy Valentine’s Halloween Bash with Sam “The Man” Burns, Chris Nitti, Juan Zapata, Joe L and Jandro at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

BaltoTroit with Ben Jenkins, Boss Ross, Steve Kirn and Itzjack at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

SubDistrick! – Halloween Mash-UP 2016 with Tanc + Tiernan, Plus Good + Lyceum, Julez + Mad Max & Kinetic MC at Backbar

Halloween at ESL Part 1 with Farid & Mr Bonkerz, Philip Goyette & Smudge at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Sunday Picks

Halloween at ESL Part 2 with Sundays Rooftop Halloween Edition with Andy Grant, Hot Coffee, Raffi and Benoit Benoit, Sam “The Man” Burns, Terry Thompson and The Metaphysical at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Jak-o-Lantern Halloween on the Roof DeWalta, Jubilee, Feroun, Navbox at Flash

Sunglass Sundays V Halloween Finale featuring Purple Disco Machine at Public Bar

Those are my picks for Halloween weekend; here’s the full listings from Thursday to Sunday with flyers and event links. See you on the dance floor!

Thursday October 27

Preview Rooftop Happy Hour with Andy Grant (Vinyl Night) at Flash

Preview Rooftop Happy Hour with Andy Grant (Vinyl Night) at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1137311209638218/

Paco Osuna with Jandro at Flash, with Feel The Love featuring Kerim The DJ & Malik the Drummer in the Flash Bar

Paco Osuna with Jandro at Flash, with Feel The Love featuring Kerim The DJ & Malik the Drummer in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1173805699349315/

NightFlight Foreign Air afterparty: W. Eastman & Lightwaves at Cafe Saint Ex

NightFlight

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/961136967328498/

ESL Thursday with Playlist featuring Jubilee & Ramirez and Harry Hotter at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/585487988242817/

DJ EZ with Tough Love and Mathias at U Street Music Hall

DJ EZ with Tough Love and Mathias at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/522111381313654/

Bassline Business Presents: Goth-Trad, Joe Nice, Malleus, Inyoka & Korin Complex & MC Twisty at Eden Lounge

Bassline Business Presents: Goth-Trad, Joe Nice, Malleus, Inyoka & Korin Complex & MC Twisty at Eden Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1796201457295402/

Friday October 28

HOWL: Discodromo, DJ Lisa Frank, TNX & Dansman B2B Throe at Secret Location

HOWL: Discodromo, DJ Lisa Frank, TNX & Dansman B2B Throe at Secret Location

Advanced Tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?885776

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/193731024383750/

Miss Kittin and Chris Nitti at Flash, with Cataleptic Disco featuring Pacific Fur Company and Philip Goyette in the Flash Bar

Miss Kittin and Chris Nitti at Flash, with Cataleptic Disco featuring Pacific Fur Company and Philip Goyette in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/222903514708040/

Void Archive: Devil’s Nacht with Boss Ross, Damon Bradley, Left One Aka Rosemary Arp & Ron Jackson at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Void Archive: Devil's Nacht with Boss Ross, Damon Bradley, Left One Aka Rosemary Arp & Ron Jackson at Jimmy Valentine's Lonely Hearts Club

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1289506554402001/

Silicon Based Lifeform: Haunted House and Terrifying Techno with Darius Twin, William Scott and Doktor D at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Silicon Based Lifeform: Haunted House and Terrifying Techno with Darius Twin, William Scot and Doktor D at Dr. Clock's Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1812860478957865/

City Sound Masquerade Halloween Party with Wayne ‘Big Papa’ Davis, Tony Smooth, Sam “The Man” Burns and Adrian Loving at Zeba Bar

City Sound Masquerade Halloween Party with Wayne ‘Big Papa’ Davis, Toby Smooth, Sam “The Man” Burns and Adrian Loving at Zeba Bar

Advanced Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/city-sound-masquerade-halloween-party-at-zeba-tickets-28443772088

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1665452263775653/

ESL Friday with John Jazz, DJ Raw & Anoosh, Stylus Chris & James Dellastatious at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday with John Jazz, DJ Raw & Anoosh, Stylus Chris & James Dellastatious at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge/

One Love Massive Happy Hour featuring Jett Chandon at Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe

One Love Massive Happy Hour featuring Jett Chandon at Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe

Mored details: https://www.facebook.com/events/195125767566776/

Erick Morillo with Jandro at Soundcheck

Erick Morillo with Jandro at Soundcheck

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1129630277124934/

Saturday October 29

Vinyl Purist Radio Episode 005 with Charles Martin & Rush Plus

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1374119992599915/

Flash presents FLESH with Whomadewho, DJ Lisa Frank, Julius Jetson, PHILCO, Maurice Fulton, Benoit Benoit, HOT COFFEE, Samantha Francesca, Jus Nowhere, Mazi R & Taiga at Flash

Flash presents FLESH with Whomadewho, DJ Lisa Frank, Julius Jetson, PHILCO, Maurice Fulton, Benoit Benoit, HOT COFFEE, Samantha Francesca, Jus Nowhere, Mazi R & Taiga at Flash

Advanced Tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1337339

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/303622173350604/

The Annual Jimmy Valentine’s Halloween Bash with Sam “The Man” Burns, Chris Nitti, Juan Zapata, Joe L and Jandro at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

The Annual Jimmy Valentine's Halloween Bash with Sam “The Man” Burns, Chris Nitti, Juan Zapata, Joe L and Jandro at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Advanced Tickets: https://jvlhcllc.ticketspice.com/jimmy-valentines-halloween-2016

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/111439265990740/

BaltoTroit with Ben Jenkins, Boss Ross, Steve Kirn and Itzjack at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1099199496854098/

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/111439265990740/

SubDistrick! – Halloween Mash-UP 2016 with Tanc + Tiernan, Plus Good + Lyceum, Julez + Mad Max & Kinetic MC at Backbar

SubDistrick! - Halloween Mash-UP 2016 with Tanc + Tiernan, Plus Good + Lyceum, Julez + Mad Max & Kinetic MC at Backbar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/871229659678834/

Halloween at ESL Part 1 with Farid & Mr Bonkerz, Philip Goyette & Smudge at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Halloween at ESL Part 1 with Farid & Mr Bonkerz, Philip Goyette & Smudge at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

Heart’s Collective Halloween with Fort Fairmont ft. Cluj, The Distrkt, Tezrah and Raptorstein at Saloon on U Street

Heart's Collective Halloween with Fort Fairmont ft. Cluj, The Distrkt, Tezrah and Raptorstein at Saloon on U Street

Advanced Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hearts-collective-halloween-tickets-28150776731

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/169129573530893/

DeepCutta’s Bordello of Blood – An Epic Halloween Affair at Cities

DeepCutta's Bordello of Blood - An Epic Halloween Affair at Cities

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1089956297720250/

Love Never Dies with Nature Boi, Jacq Jill & The Kufi Smacker at Vendetta

Love Never Dies with Nature Boi, Jacq Jill & The Kufi Smacker at Vendetta

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/330712510631387/

Sunday October 30

Halloween at ESL Part 2 with Sundays Rooftop Halloween Edition with Andy Grant, Hot Coffee, Raffi and Benoit Benoit, Sam “The Man” Burns, Terry Thompson and The Metaphysical at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Halloween at ESL Part 2 with Sundays Rooftop Halloween Edition with Andy Grant, Hot Coffee, Raffi and Benoit Benoit, Sam "The Man" Burns, Terry Thompson and The Metaphysical at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/528392910617796/

Jak-o-Lantern Halloween on the Roof DeWalta, Jubilee, Feroun, Navbox at Flash

Jak-o-Lantern Halloween on the Roof DeWalta, Jubilee, Feroun, Navbox at Flash

Advanced Tickets: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1354591

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/183558228753468/

Sunglass Sundays V Halloween Finale featuring Purple Disco Machine at Public Bar

Sunglass Sundays V Halloween Finale featuring Purple Disco Machine at Public Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/204419193303443/

OverEasy Tea Dance: Scared Straight! with DJ Alex DB, Baronhawk Poitier, DJ MIM & DJ Vanniety Kills at Dodge City

OverEasy Tea Dance: Scared Straight! with DJ Alex DB, Baronhawk Poitier, DJ MIM & DJ Vanniety Kills at Dodge City

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/158667584587995/

Skylite DC presents Mike Nervous & Benny Soto with Vania at Toro Toro DC

Skylite DC presents Mike Nervous & Benny Soto with Vania at Toro Toro DC

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1690733064587447/

Hi-Lo-Ween at Soundcheck

Hi-Lo-Ween at Soundcheck

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1049570625141873/

DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC October 20 to October 23

Lots to get through this week, so let’s not waste time. Huge thanks to everyone who came out to groove with me and Katrina Mir at Body Werk in the Flash Bar on Friday. It was certainly one of the more memorable nights we’ve had, and the last couple of hours were so much fun. Look out for a podcast featuring a recording of those last two hours… coming soon! Sadly I missed Midnight Project and Kowli‘s party with Omar S on Saturday night, but I heard it was one for the books! Hopefully I’ll get to catch Omar next time he is in town, but in the meantime, I can’t wait to see what’s next from the Midnight Project team!

Before I get into things for this weekend, I want to give a mention to a fundraiser by the Beatbox DC team. As regular DC House Grooves readers will know, I recently DJed for the Beatbox DC team on their ambulance at the H Street Festival. Well, last week, some cowardly, criminally minded psychopath set an improvised thermite charge on the ambulance under cover of night, the resulting fire completely destroying it. Fortunately, no one was hurt, but the damage could have been so much greater. Our community cannot let such cowardly behavior put a stop to the positive work of the Beatbox DC team, so I encourage you all to donate to the fundraiser to replace the ambulance and get the Beatbox back up and running again. Please donate what you can, and help make sure that Beatbox DC emerges bigger and stronger than before.

Donate to the Beatbox DC Fundraiser

No Meet the Locals Podcast this week (come on you slackers! Send me your mixes!). However, in its place here’s a real treat: a Resident Advisor podcast from none other than DC locals Beautiful Swimmers. One hour of sexy house, garage and two step bliss from the likes of R.I.P. ProductionsFlørist and L.M.Y.E. Hopefully one day I’ll bring you an exclusive Meet the Locals podcast from Beautiful Swimmers. I guess it can’t hurt to ask, right?

 

Quick reminder: don’t forget to check the DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up Halloween Weekend 2016 Preview, featuring details of all the best events over Halloween weekend, plus advanced ticket links for all the events that have them. The best Halloween parties sell out every year, so make sure you grab your tix now so you’re not left all dressed up with nowhere to go.

DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up Halloween Weekend 2016 Preview

Next up, I’ve got a couple of special discounts for you. First up, here’s a 25% discount link for SEQUENCE.044 with Headless Horseman [Live], Bastet, Tsurugi, Lyceum and Damon Bradley. That’s an amazing line up for the latest edition of DC’s hottest techno after hours, and Headless Horseman‘s extended live set it sure to be one for the books. Advanced tickets are strongly encouraged for this event which will sell out, so don’t sleep on this discount!

25% discount off Advanced Tickets for SEQUENCE.044 with Headless Horseman

SEQUENCE.044 with Headless Horseman [Live], Bastet, Tsurugi, Lyceum and Damon Bradley

I’ve also got special discount for Evolve Day Party Featuring Anané Vega, Chosen, Jacq Jill, Meegs & DJ Soul at Tropicalia on Saturday afternoon, a must for all true house music lovers. Just head over to the advanced ticket page and enter the promo code SOUL for a $5 discount off the $15 advanced ticket price. Should be a fun afternoon on the dancefloor at Tropicalia!

Advanced Tickets for Evolve Day Party featuring Anané Vega

Evolve Day Party Featuring Anané Vega, Chosen, Jacq Jill, Meegs & DJ Soul at Tropicalia

Highlights for Thursday this week are Chadwick‘s new listening / networking event for local producers, Headroom at Flash, followed by  Preview & Chris Nitti‘s Birthday with Christauff, DJ Lisa Frank, John MFD, Rich Edward and Sarah Myers at Flash, where proceeds from the bar will benefit the American Society for Suicide Prevention. Other great options for Thursday are Playlist‘s 1 year Anniversary with Jubilee, Ramirez & friends at Eighteenth Street Lounge, and NightFlight with Smudge & Heather Femia at Cafe Saint Ex. All quality lineups featuring the finest local talent.

Friday night we’re spoiled for choice. House heads should head to U Street Music Hall for Tensnake ably supported by markinthedark, making his U Hall  debut.  markinthedark has been making waves at various after parties around town this summer, so I’m looking forward to hearing what he does with U Hall‘s amazing sound system. Fans of the Visionquest sound should look no further than Flash, where  Ryan Crosson and  Shaun Reeves headline with local support from Jubilee. Over at Zeba BarMeegs‘ Souled Out party features Prescription‘s Juan Zapata laying down organic house sounds accompanied by live keys and flute. Definitely worth the trip to Columbia Heights! The only place to be on Friday for techno fans is SEQUENCE.044 with Headless Horseman [Live]. Proper warehouse afters action for the heads… but that’s not the only warehouse joint on Friday night. Over at 300 Morse StreetThe Grand Ancestor sound system will be rocking out again with the UK’s Nick Manasseh. Proper sound system vibes for the dub / reggae massive. But that’s not all! Friday night promises to be a very special night at Eighteenth Street Lounge, with the UK’s Nick the Record doing his thing out on the patio. Well worth checking out.

I’m exhausted just thinking about Friday, to be honest! Highlights for Saturday include the aforementioned Evolve Day Party featuring Anané Vega, Chosen, Jacq Jill, Meegs & DJ Soul at Tropicalia, then in the evening Behrouz returns to Flash with support from Raffi, while down in the bar there’s another edition of Sarah Myers and Friends with special guests Mathew Scot and Big Bully, with up and coming locals Dansman and Jus Nowhere rounding out the line up on the rooftop.

On Sunday, you can close out the weekend at Eighteenth Street Lounge at ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” BurnsJeyone, Philip Goyette, Conscious Contact & Mr Bonkerz, or head next door to Public Bar for the Sunglass Sundays Locals Showcase with Jubilee, Rush Plus, Sarah Myers, Feroun, Simon Ferdinand, Dansman & Hakob. All great options, featuring a wide range of local DJ talent.

Whew! So many great events this weekend, and that’s just the highlights. Here’s my list of picks for the weekend, followed by full listings of all the best underground house and electronic music events in and around Washington DC from Thursday to Sunday. See you on the dance floor!

Thursday Picks

Headroom at Flash

Preview & Chris Nitti’s Birthday with Christauff, DJ Lisa Frank, John MFD, Rich Edward and Sarah Myers at Flash

Playlist 1 year Anniversary with jubilee , Ramirez & friends at Eighteenth Street Lounge

NightFlight with Smudge & Heather Femia at Cafe Saint Ex

We Are Love with Jahsonic & Baronhawk Poitier at U Street Music Hall

Choice Sounds Vinyl with DJ Trev-Ski at Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe

Simon Ferdinand, Feroun & Novac at The Depot, Baltimore

Friday Picks

Tensnake with markintheDark at U Street Music Hall

SEQUENCE.044_Headless Horseman [Live], Bastet, Tsurugi, Lyceum and Damon Bradley at Secret Location, NE DC

Visionquest: Ryan Crosson & Shaun Reeves with Jubilee at Flash, with Retro Future in the Flash Bar, and Ypset and Philco on the Roof

Grand Ancestor Presents: Nick Manasseh (Roots Garden, UK), Massada Rock, Grand Ancestor & Hutchy at 300 Morse Street

ESL Friday with Nick the Record, Playing’ Fields, Jerome Baker and Deeznotes at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Souled Out with Juan Zapata, Raha & Meegs with Reemz on Keys and Amber Wilson on Flute at Zeba Bar

4 Hours of Funk Featuring WeFunk DJ’s, Graham Hatke and Fleg at The Windup Space, Baltimore

Saturday Picks

Evolve Day Party Featuring Anané Vega, Chosen, Jacq Jill, Meegs & DJ Soul at Tropicalia

Behrouz with Raffi at Flash, with Sarah Myers, Mathew Scot and Big Bully in the Flash Bar and Dansman and Jus Nowhere on the Roof

ESL Saturday with John Morales, The Metaphysical and Double A and Dust Cover at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Strange Tings with DJ Roach, Jeffrey Woodward, Scott Edmonds, Craig Crouse, Symmetrical, Brother Pinch, Tarik Evolve and MC Twisty at Baltimore Free Farm

JENÖ with Graham Hatke & DJ Who at Factory 17, Baltimore

Sunday Picks

ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Jeyone, Philip Goyette, Conscious Contact & Mr Bonkerz at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Sunglass Sundays with Jubilee, Rush Plus, Sarah Myers, Feroun, Simon Ferdinand, Dansman & Hakob at Public Bar

Those are my picks for this weekend. Don’t forget to check the full listings below, and make sure you come back next week for details of all the best underground house and electronic music events in and around Washington DC over Halloween weekend. See you on the dance floor!

Thursday October 20

Headroom at Flash

Headroom at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/539964962874445/

Preview & Chris Nitti’s Birthday with Christauff, DJ Lisa Frank, John MFD, Rich Edward and Sarah Myers at Flash

Preview & Chris Nitti's Birthday with Christauff, DJ Lisa Frank, John MFD, Rich Edward and Sarah Myers at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1235592756499564/

Playlist 1 year Anniversary with jubilee , Ramirez & friends at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Playlist 1 year Anniversary with jubilee , Ramirez & friends at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/121435641659239

NightFlight with Smudge & Heather Femia at Cafe Saint Ex

NightFlight

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/878300855647487/

We Are Love with Jahsonic & Baronhawk Poitier at U Street Music Hall

We Are Love with Jahsonic & Baronhawk Poitier at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1088994931147663/

Choice Sounds Vinyl with DJ Trev-Ski at Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe

Choice Sounds Vinyl with DJ Trev-Ski at Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1591905004451953/

The Business End featuring Ed Metaphysical with Philco at The Velvet Lounge

The Business End featuring Ed Metaphysical with Philco at The Velvet Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1015029625286222/

Hauswarming Thurs V featuring Kym Belle, Hiwa Jima & Dromme at Bonfire

Hauswarming Thurs V featuring Kym Belle, Hiwa Jima & Dromme at Bonfire

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1697117900605859/

 Vices DC with Nativesun, DJ Underdog and Kleonaptra at Flash

 Vices DC at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1727117674279809/

Malaa & Rezz at Soundcheck

Malaa & Rezz at Soundcheck

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/675760259265954/

Simon Ferdinand, Feroun & Novac at The Depot, Baltimore

Simon Ferdinand, Feroun & Novac at The Depot, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1836220849948342/

Friday October 21

SEQUENCE.044_Headless Horseman [Live], Bastet, Tsurugi, Lyceum and Damon Bradley at Secret Location, NE DC

SEQUENCE.044 with Headless Horseman [Live], Bastet, Tsurugi, Lyceum and Damon Bradley

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1057081114411227/

ESL Friday with Nick the Record, Playing’ Fields, Jerome Baker and Deeznotes at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday with Nick the Record, Playing’ Fields, Jerome Baker and Deeznotes at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge/

Grand Ancestor Presents: Nick Manasseh (Roots Garden, UK), Massada Rock, Grand Ancestor & Hutchy at 300 Morse Street

Grand Ancestor Presents: Nick Manasseh (Roots Garden, UK), Massada Rock, Grand Ancestor & Hutchy at 300 Morse Street

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1834969663391951/

Tensnake with markintheDark at U Street Music Hall

Tensnake with markintheDark at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1760272907522697/

Visionquest: Ryan Crosson & Shaun Reeves with Jubilee at Flash, with Retro Future in the Flash Bar, and Ypset and Philco on the Roof

Visionquest: Ryan Crosson & Shaun Reeves with Jubilee at Flash, with Ypset and Philco in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/657718804393482/

Souled Out with Juan Zapata, Raha & Meegs with Reemz on Keys and Amber Wilson on Flute at Zeba Bar

Souled Out with Juan Zapata, Raha & Meegs with Reemz on Keys and Amber Wilson on Flute at Zeba Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1668667210111620/

AFTERglow presents A-Trak with Tony Smooth at Soundcheck

AFTERglow presents A-Trak at Soundcheck

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/301185466903768/

4 Hours of Funk Featuring WeFunk DJ’s, Graham Hatke and Fleg at The Windup Space, Baltimore

4 Hours of Funk Featuring WeFunk DJ’s, Graham Hatke and Fleg at The Windup Space, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/199102477182428/

Pulse Special Guest Henry “Da Man” and DJ Biskit at Pulse Nightclub, Baltimore

Pulse Special Guest H'dm and DJ Biskit at Pulse Nightclub, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1797679137119184/

Saturday October 22

Behrouz with Raffi at Flash, with Sarah Myers, Mathew Scot and Big Bully in the Flash Bar and Dansman and Jus Nowhere on the Roof

Behrouz with Raffi at Flash, with Sarah Myers, Mathew Scot and Big Bully in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/185123838581896/

Evolve Day Party Featuring Anané Vega, Chosen, Jacq Jill, Meegs & DJ Soul at Tropicalia

Evolve Day Party Featuring Anané Vega, Chosen, Jacq Jill, Meegs & DJ Soul at Tropicalia

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1738977346181853/

ESL Saturday with John Morales, The Metaphysical and Double A and Dust Cover at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday with John Morales, The Metaphysical and Double A and Dust Cover at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge/

Zimmer with zacheser, Enamour at U Street Music Hall

Zimmer with zacheser, Enamour at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/970213236423025/

Mojùgbá: Giving Homage to The Ancestral Spirits of Music & Dance at Sankofa Video & Books Cafe

Mojùgbá: Giving Homage to The Ancestral Spirits of Music & Dance at Sankofa Video & Books Cafe

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/206068973128580/

Combination: Kling Klong Takeover with Rodd Simm, Ciconte, Patrick Currier, Deinfamous, Ill Omen, Lady Shah & Micfreak at 3135 Pennsy Ave, Hyattsville

Combination: Kling Klong Takeover with Rodd Simm, Ciconte, Patrick Currier, Deinfamous, Ill Omen, Lady Shah & Micfreak at 3135 Pennsy Ave, Hyattsville

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/263405514056593/

JENÖ with Graham Hatke & DJ Who at Factory 17, Baltimore

JENÖ with Graham Hatke & DJ Who at Factory 17, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/187362141700201/

Strange Tings with DJ Roach, Jeffrey Woodward, Scott Edmonds, Craig Crouse, Symmetrical, Brother Pinch, Tarik Evolve and MC Twisty at Baltimore Free Farm

Strange Tings with DJ Roach, Jeffrey Woodward, Scott Edmonds, Craig Crouse, Symmetrical, Brother Pinch, Tarik Evolve and MC Twisty at Baltimore Free Farm

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/328759647459980/

Homegrown House: A Free Daytime House Music Event with Colin Jeske, Rick Next Door, Confetti, Jandro and Kasper Bernstein at The Ynot Lot, Baltimore

Homegrown House: A Free Daytime House Music Event with Colin Jeske, Rick Next Door, Confetti, Jandro and Kasper Bernstein at The Ynot Lot, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1773491262934204/

Sunday October 23

ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Jeyone, Philip Goyette, Conscious Contact & Mr Bonkerz at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Jeyone, Philip Goyette, Conscious Contact & Mr Bonkerz at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

Sunglass Sundays with Jubilee, Rush Plus, Sarah Myers, Feroun, Simon Ferdinand, Dansman & Hakob at Public Bar

Sunglass Sundays with Jubilee, Rush Plus, Sarah Myers, Feroun, Dansman & Hakob at Public Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/332309663787864/

Deep Tech Brunch Two Year Anniversary Party with Mr Wright, Jon Swink, Colin Jeske, Nick Flynn & Pershan at Old Engine 12 Firehouse Restaurant

Deep Tech Brunch Two Year Anniversary Party with Mr Wright, Jon Swink, Colin Jeske, Nick Flynn & Pershan at Old Engine 12 Firehouse Restaurant

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1805527316371317/

DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC September 22 to September 25

Welcome back! You know, last weekend was a tough one. So many amazing events, ROAM x TNXAtlas District DiscoK:atou at The DC Eagle, all the sunrise shenanigans in Tyler Park, the Soundwaves Boat Party, ESL SundaySunglass Sundays to mention a few…. and we missed them all, making do with pics on Facebook of everyone having an amazing time. We enjoyed quality time with our family, but were yearning for quality time with our house music family! Still, at least I made it out for a bit to spin a set for Beatbox DC at the H Street Festival.  You know, I’ve always wanted to spin disco on the street in a cowboy hat under a giant octopus, and on Saturday that dream came true.

andy-under-the-roctopus

Huge thanks to Vanniety Kills and the Beatbox DC crew for inviting me to be a part of your magical stage. Pure vibes all round. Unfortunately I was snapped straight back to reality after my set by my unimpressed offspring… one day I hope they’ll actually dance when I spin! Sadly I won’t be able to take part in any of this weekend’s fun and games either due to “day job” travel… gonna be a few weeks before I’m out and about again 🙁

A major highlight this weekend is another quality all night underground joint form the Sticky Fingers Collective at the DC Eagle on Friday night featuring an epic line up of seriously high caliber imported and local talent: Tartelet x Money $ex Records featuring Berlin’s Max GraefGlenn AstroMuff DeepJuan ZapataMartín Miguel and Hot Coffee. Don’t let it put you off that you haven’t heard some of these names. Take it from me that this is an impeccable lineup, and if you like the idea of grooving to expertly selected underground jams in an intimate space with like minded heads until sunrise and beyond, this is where you need to be this Friday night. Luckily for you, DC House Grooves has an exclusive 25% discount off the $20 advanced ticket price. Just click the link below to buy your ticket with a 25% discount:

I WANT A 25% DISCOUNT OFF TARTELET x MONEY $EX RECORDS at the DC EAGLE

 Sticky Fingers Collection Presents Max Graef, Glenn Astro, Muff Deep, Juan Zapata, Martín Miguel & Hot Coffee at Cigar Bar at the DC Eagle

Another huge highlight for vinyl lovers this weekend is the grand reopening of Joe’s Record Paradise in Silver Spring. Joe’s Record Paradise is a local institution, and its reopening is fantastic news for all of us who appreciate the simple pleasure of digging through crates of vinyl in a physical record store. Please show your support by stopping by this Saturday, and if you can’t make it Saturday, please make an effort to stop by and spend some money with them in the near future. Full details of the grand reopening here.

…and on Sunday, in a huge, stop the press coup for the Cadence crew, drum and bass legend Goldie comes to town to spin a 3 hour set on the Funktion Ones at Flash, with support from Seany RanksVanniety Kills, with Keenan OrrOso Fresh and Slant in the bar. A huge booking to celebrate Cadence’s third birthday! Advanced tickets are $25 from Ticketfly… grab yours now before the price goes up.

cadence-goldie

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1012184975565737/

Before I get on to the full rundown for the weekend, I wanted to give a quick mention to the Soundwaves Boat Party Closing event with local heroes Kevin Yost and Navbox on Sunday October 9. Last Sunday’s Soundwaves with YokoO and Jus Nowhere was pure vibes all round, and the closing party promises to be one for the books. Early bird tickets are already gone, but if you move fast you can still grab $20 first release tickets. Don’t sleep on this one, people! Gonna be special.

soundwaves-boat-party-closing

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1588899068072351/

No Meet the Locals podcast this week, but the good news is I’ve got some exciting contributions in the pipeline, so hopefully our recent podcast drought will be a thing of the past soon. Since I don’t have a new one, I’m picking a classic from the Meet the Locals podcast archive from Team Zapata, recorded live at Body Werk at DC9 Nightclub on January 3 2015.

 

OK… other highlights for this weekend? Thursday night is a toss up between Playlist with JubileeRamirez and Ragab or Nighflight with Meegs Grody. Both excellent all local choices. If you really must, Pete Tong is at Soundcheck, but in my opinion you’re better off saving your money and getting down with the locals. Friday night’s top pick is Sticky Fingers Collection Presents Max Graef, Glenn Astro, Muff Deep, Juan Zapata, Martín Miguel & Hot Coffee at Cigar Bar at the DC Eagle, although if you’re looking for something harder, The Acid People Crew will be getting down at Jimmy Valentine’s with a smoking hot line up featuring Boss RossBen Jenkins and Ron JacksonFlash also has a serious line up on Friday, with Nico Stojan, Chris Nitti and Edo in the main room, and with Cider House Mules featuring Adrian Loving, Heather Femia and DJ Meegs in the bar. Whatever you plan on doing Friday, kick off your evening at Blues Alley with vibes legend Roy Ayers, an inspiration for more house tracks than I can list right here.

My top pick for Saturday night is The NeedlExchange  with special guest Juana at Zeba BarTNX parties are always off the hook with quality sounds and an amazing atmosphere, and I just know Juana is going to give that room a real workout. Definitely worth the trip to Columbia Heights!

The NeedlExchange with Juana at Zeba BarThe NeedlExchange with Juana at Zeba Bar

Another solid choice for Saturday night is Flash with D’Julz, Steve Rachmad and Navbox in the main room, while the Baltotroit boys, Boss Ross, Steve Kirn and Itzjack hold things down in the bar.

Sunday’s top pick for quality house music is ESL Sunday with Sunday’s Rooftop with Keith Worthy, Jandro & Benoit, Sam “The Man” Burns and The Metaphysical at Eighteenth Street LoungeKeith Worthy always delivers the goods, and with solid support from the ever reliable Benoit and Jandro, you can’t go wrong. Sunglass Sundays with Vintage CultureLeonardo Lee and more TBA also promises another amazing evening of quality beats in the open air… make sure it’s on your list!

Here’s my full list of top picks for the weekend, followed by full listings of all the best underground house and electronic music events in and around Washington DC this weekend:

Thursday Picks

Playlist featuring Jubilee, Ramirez and Ragab at Eighteenth Street Lounge

NightFlight with Meegs & Grody at Cafe Saint-Ex

Preview with Just Sea (Vinyl Night) at Flash

All Gone Pete Tong at Soundcheck

Friday Picks

Sticky Fingers Collection Presents Max Graef, Glenn Astro, Muff Deep, Juan Zapata, Martín Miguel & Hot Coffee at Cigar Bar at the DC Eagle

Acid People with Boss Ross, Ben Jenkins, Ron Jackson at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Nico Stojan, Chris Nitti and Edo at Flash, with Cider House Mules featuring Adrian Loving, Heather Femia and DJ Meegs in the Flash Bar

Roy Ayers at Blues Alley

Silicon Based Lifeform with Darius Twin & Doktor D at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

WTF?! w/ Kochi and CMAVS on Sugar Shack Recordings

Saturday Picks

Joe’s Record Paradise Grand Reopening

The NeedlExchange with Juana at Zeba Bar

D’Julz, Steve Rachmad and Navbox at Flash, with BaltoTroit featuring Boss Ross, Steve Kirn and Itzjack in the Flash Bar

End of the Summer Yacht Cruise with Josh Milan, Dj Oji & V-Coch

Chosen & DJ Oji Bday After Party with DJ Paul Howard, DJ A Plane, DJ Henry Da Man and DJ Oji at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Sunday Picks

Cadence Turns 3 with Goldie (3 hour set), Seany Ranks & Vanniety Kills at Flash, with Keenan Orr, Oso Fresh & Slant in the Flash Bar

ESL Sunday with Sunday’s Rooftop with Keith Worthy, Jandro & Benoit, Sam “The Man” Burns and The Metaphysical at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Sunglass Sundays V featuring Vintage Culture & Leonardo Lee at Public Bar

Those are my picks, and here are the full listings. See you next week for all the best info on what’s good on the underground dance floors of Washington DC.

Thursday September 22

Playlist featuring Jubilee, Ramirez and Ragab at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Playlist featuring Jubilee, Ramirez and Ragab at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1243207245730232/

Preview with Just Sea (Vinyl Night) at Flash

Preview with Just Sea (Vinyl Night) at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1193406160743988/

Thursday People with Andres, Farid, Caseo & N:I at Flash

Thursday People with Andres, Farid, Caseo & N:I at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/181783682225198/

NightFlight with Meegs & Grody at Cafe Saint-Ex

NightFlight with Meegs & Grody at Cafe Saint-Ex

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/296061127428502/

All Gone Pete Tong at Soundcheck

All Gone Pete Tong at Soundcheck

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1735575856692541/

Friday September 23

Sticky Fingers Collection Presents Max Graef, Glenn Astro, Muff Deep, Juan Zapata, Martín Miguel & Hot Coffee at Cigar Bar at the DC Eagle

 Sticky Fingers Collection Presents Max Graef, Glenn Astro, Muff Deep, Juan Zapata, Martín Miguel & Hot Coffee at Cigar Bar at the DC Eagle

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/298883930489698/

Acid People with Boss Ross, Ben Jenkins, Ron Jackson at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Acid People with Boss Ross, Ben Jenkins, Ron Jackson at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1145375618869939/

Nico Stojan, Chris Nitti and Edo at Flash, with Cider House Mules featuring Adrian Loving, Heather Femia and DJ Meegs in the Flash Bar

Nico Stojan, Chris Nitti and Edo at Flash, with Cider House Mules featuring Adrian Loving, Heather Femia and DJ Meegs in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/554678054721095/

WTF?! w/ Kochi and CMAVS on Sugar Shack Recordings

WTF?!? Radio Show with Corduroy Mavericks & Kochi on Sugar Shack Recordings

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/174762076297747/

ESL Friday with DJMoma, Mr Bonkerz, Chris Brooks & Trev-ski at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday with DJMoma, Mr Bonkerz, Chris Brooks & Trev-ski at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

Roy Ayers at Blues Alley

Roy Ayers at Blues Alley

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1744468602472074/

Silicon Based Lifeform with Darius Twin & Doktor D at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Silicon Based Lifeform with Darius Twin & Doktor D at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/102307956899813/

Bear Happy Hour with ChadKid (PGH) at Rock and Roll Hotel

Bear Happy Hour with ChadKid (PGH) at Rock and Roll Hotel

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1420816734599245/

One Love Massive Happy Hour feat: C-Dubz at Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe

One Love Massive Happy Hour feat: C-Dubz at Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1655781448069337/

Shipfaced Closing Party with Mr. Wright and DJ Swink

Shipfaced Closing Party with Mr. Wright and DJ Swink

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/172044936564080/

Will Atkinson Open to Close at U Street Music Hall

Will Atkinson Open to Close at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1130023497049298/

Amtrac at Soundcheck 

Amtrac at Soundcheck

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/479955495537353/

Pulse Friday With Special Guest DJ Greg Lewis at Pulse Nightclub, Baltimore

Pulse Friday With Special Guest DJ Greg Lewis at Pulse Nightclub, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1225384937502732/

Saturday September 24

Joe’s Record Paradise Grand Reopening

Joe's Record Paradise Grand Reopening

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/313078789055337/

D’Julz, Steve Rachmad and Navbox at Flash, with BaltoTroit featuring Boss Ross, Steve Kirn and Itzjack in the Flash Bar

 D'Julz, Steve Rachmad and Navbox at Flash, with BaltoTroit featuring Boss Ross, Steve Kirn and Itzjack in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1068924163145142/

The NeedlExchange with Juana at Zeba Bar

The NeedlExchange with Juana at Zeba BarThe NeedlExchange with Juana at Zeba Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/115610955563964/

ESL Saturday with DJ Cash Money, Jahsonic, Mr Bonkerz and Deeznotes at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday with DJ Cash Money, Jahsonic, Mr Bonkerz and Deeznotes at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

Get Your Phil: The Phil Squared Project at Rock and Roll Hotel

Get Your Phil: The Phil Squared Project at Rock and Roll Hotel

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1100347090042672/

Sunset Sessions Happy Hour with Dj MiGGL, DROMME & DJ K-NAN at DC9 Nightclub

Sunset Sessions Happy Hour with Dj MiGGL, DROMME & DJ K-NAN at DC9 Nightclub

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/142970482824150/

End of the Summer Yacht Cruise with Josh Milan, Dj Oji & V-Coch

End of the Summer Yacht Cruise with Josh Milan, Dj Oji & V-Coch

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1260771393933623/

Chosen & DJ Oji Bday Afterparty with DJ Paul Howard, DJ A Plane, DJ Henry Da Man and DJ Oji at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

chosen-and-dj-oji-after-party

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1098065530240781/

Sunday September 25

Cadence Turns 3 with Goldie (3 hour set), Seany Ranks & Vanniety Kills at Flash, with Keenan Orr, Oso Fresh & Slant in the Flash Bar

cadence-goldie

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1012184975565737/

ESL Sunday with Sunday’s Rooftop with Keith Worthy, Jandro & Benoit, Sam “The Man” Burns and The Metaphysical at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday with Sunday's Rooftop with Keith Worthy, Jandro & Benoit, Sam “The Man” Burns and The Metaphysical at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/106739729788672/

Sunglass Sundays V featuring Vintage Culture & Leonardo Lee at Public Bar

Sunglass Sundays V featuring Vintage Culture & Leonardo Lee at Public Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1576973275662066/

Deep and Tech House Brunch with Hellegant, Mr Wright, Persian and Nick Flynn at Old Engine 12 Firehouse Restaurant

Deep and Tech House Brunch with Hellegant, Mr Wright, Persian and Nick Flynn at Old Engine 12 Firehouse Restaurant

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1720124724979692/

The UKG Social Brunch with William Hicks, Bart Shiflett, Kyczar & Kenny99 at Baltimore Free Farm, Baltimore

The UKG Social Brunch with William Hicks, Bart Shiflett, Kyczar & Kenny99 at Baltimore Free Farm, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/304380653260019/