DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC September 15 to September 18

Filing this week’s Round Up from a hotel room somewhere in Missouri. Not much time to get through this, so need to make it snappy. Super fun times last weekend at Frequency with Katrina MirAaron Sparks and Corduroy Mavericks at Zeba Bar. Huge thanks to everyone who came out to support, and kudos to Kochi not only for hosting the event, but for live streaming it on Facebook. Good times all round! After Frequency we headed down with great anticipation to Sequence.909 at the DC Eagle. Unfortunately for us, Katrina was wearing flips flops, and unbeknownst to us the DC Eagle dress code prohibits entry to anyone wearing them. We headed home to seek out footwear that might be acceptable to DC Eagle security, but by the time we reached home it was 4.30am, and we didn’t make it back out again. With so many great events taking place at the DC Eagle these days, I raise this as a warning to anyone planning on heading to an event happening there: make sure you don’t wear flip flops, and check with the venue as to what constitutes acceptable footwear. Somewhat frustrating to trek all the way over to NE DC only to be turned away. Footwear issues aside, I did poke my head round the door and take a look inside, and the party was jumping. Just a shame we were denied the full experience because of what one of us was wearing.

Speaking of the DC Eagle, Kowli‘s event this Saturday with k.Atou, Feroun, Mazi R and Hakob has now relocated from Baltimore to The DC Eagle. This event is top of my list for quality after hours underground vibes this Saturday. Just make sure you don’t wear flip flops! Advanced tickets are only $10. Use the following link to send $10 via PayPal to secure your ticket, making sure you you enter your name and the name of the event in the notes field.

https://www.paypal.me/feroun

Check the Resident Advisor event page for more details:

https://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?873315

k.Atou, Feroun, Mazi R and Hakob at Secret Warehouse Location

OK, before I dive into the highlights for this weekend, here’s the 41st edition of the DC House Grooves Meet the Locals Podcast, a delightful mix of soulful and afro house from Richmond-based Omar Faison:

 

If you’re a local working DJ spinning underground house, disco, drum and bass, techno or bass music, and you’d like your exclusive mix featured in the Meet the Locals Podcast, send me a message at the DC House Grooves Facebook Page. Your mix should be over 60 minutes long, 320Kbps MP3, exclusive to DC House Grooves, and you should also include a promo pic, a paragraph describing the mix along with links to your social media presence (Facebook, SoundCloud etc.) and details of any upcoming gigs.

It’s the H Street Festival this weekend, and with it comes plenty of opportunities for getting down in the sunshine on Saturday afternoon. You can catch me on the line up for BeatBox DC Presents: House Royalty – H St Festival 2016 with Kochi, Keenan Orr, Frank Cueto, Andy Grant, Mookie Wizzo, Wayne “Big Poppa” Davis and DJ Vanniety Kills. You can find us at 600 H Street NE, performing out of the back of a converted ambulance known as the Jambulance. Last year was vibes all round, and with Baltimore house legend Wayne Davis and Mookie Wizzo from The Paradox on the line up, you know things are going to get heated! Set times are as follows:

12-1pm: DJ Kochi
1-2pm: Keenan Orr
2-3pm: Frank Cueto (All Good Funk Alliance | E1sbar)
3-4pm: Andy Grant
4-5pm: Mookie Wizzo
5-6pm: Wayne “Big Poppa” Davis
6-7pm: DJ Vanniety Kills

Other great events worth checking out at the H Street Festival are Blisspop Presents: Atlas District Disco at Rock and Roll Hotel with Juan Zapata, Hot Coffee, Martín Miguel, Trev-ski, DJ Provoke & OzkerBlisspop Presents: SLICE at the Rock and Roll Hotel Rooftop with Ayes Cold, Outputmessage, Ozker, Philco, Chris Kennedy, Blinkhorn, Zacheser, Jacq Jill & Rewak and the Off H Street Festival: Block Party with DJ Luna Zul, DJ Meegs, Adrian Loving & Jahsonic at Capital Fringe.  While not quite part of the H Street Festival, another major “must attend” event on Saturday afternoon is ROAM x TNX pt. II with DJ Lisa Frank, Chris Nitti, TNX DJs and Special Guest TBA at Glorious Health Club. Word has it that the special guest is a Panoramabar resident (I wonder which Panoramabar resident is in town on Saturday? hmmmm), so you might just want to show up to this one! Advanced tickets are strongly encouraged. All the early birds are gone, but you can still grab $20 advanced tickets from Resident Advisor. Only a 5 minute cab ride from the H Street Festival, so plan on heading up there after you’ve had your fill of the fest.

Advanced tix to ROAM x TNX pt. IIhttps://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?873105

ROAM x TNX pt. II with DJ Lisa Frank, Chris Nitti, TNX DJs and Special Guest TBA at Glorious Health Club

Not bad for a Saturday afternoon, huh? DC doing things right, as always. That’s not all, though. Plenty of other highlights this weekend! On Thursday night, the always reliable Jubilee and Ramirez lay down the deep vibes on the Eighteenth Street Lounge patio at their weekly residency, Playlist, while over at Flash, the evening kicks off with Preview featuring Rosenberg, followed by a celebration of three years of DC’s reliably high quality techno night Focus, featuring Chris Liebing and our October Body Werk headliner DJ Lisa Frank.  Friday night’s highlight in DC is Heidi with Sarah MyersGeorge K, with Grody‘s birthday bash in the Flash Bar, while up in Baltimore 4 Hours of Funk features serious heat in the form of special guest Jamie 3:26 alongside residents Graham Hatke and DJ Fleg. Not to be missed!

Saturday night’s highlight is Flash‘s new Lights Out concept, with Panoramabar resident Efdemin, Solomon Sanchez and Dansman at Flash, with Assembly featuring M Vaughan and Chris Kennedy in the Flash Bar. Minimal lighting, maximal dancing. Sounds like the perfect recipe to me, and the Efdemin / Sanchez / Dansman combo promises proper underground vibes. Do it! On Sunday afternoon, the Soundwaves Boat Party with Yoko and Jus Nowhere is a great way to spend your early evening hours before heading up to Sunglass Sundays with Camelphat, Steve Kirn and more at Public Bar and ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Smudge & Hold Tight featuring Juan Zapata, Joe L, Mr Bonkerz, Conscious Contact at Eighteenth Street Lounge. Between them, something for everyone.

Here are my full picks for the weekend; this week I’ve carved out a separate section with my picks for the H Street Festival, and as always you’ll find full listings of all the best underground house and electronic music events in and around DC after the picks. See you on the dance floor!

Thursday Picks

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

Preview with Rosenberg at Flash

3 Years of Focus: Chris Liebing and DJ Lisa Frank at Flash

NightFlight with Adrian Collazo at Cafe Saint Ex

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

Friday Picks

Heidi, Sarah Myers and George K at Flash with Tortoise & The Snare presents Grody’s Birthday Bash with DJ Lisa Frank, Ian N, Philco & Plus More in the Flash Bar

ESL Friday with Aaron DRM, Martín Miguel, Playin’Fields, Qdup & Dust Cover at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Ritmos Raros: Africa Tumbao Vol.2: Sol Power Allstars “Djidjo Vide” Release Party feat Cultures of Soul & Sir Ramases at Zeba Bar

4 Hours Of Funk with Jamie 3:26, Graham Hatke & Dj Fleg at The Windup Space

Pulse Fridays With Special Guest DJ Kasper Burnstein at Pulse Nightclub, Baltimore

Saturday: H Street Festival Picks

BeatBox DC Presents: House Royalty – H St Festival 2016 with Kochi, Keenan Orr, Frank Cueto, Andy Grant, Mookie Wizzo, Wayne “Big Poppa” Davis and DJ Vanniety Kills at 600 H St NE

ROAM x TNX pt. II with DJ Lisa Frank, Chris Nitti, TNX DJs and Special Guest TBA at Glorious Health Club

Blisspop Presents: SLICE at the Rock and Roll Hotel Rooftop

Blisspop Presents: Atlas District Disco at Rock and Roll Hotel

Off H Street Festival: Block Party with DJ Luna Zul, DJ Meegs, Adrian Loving & Jahsonic at Capital Fringe

OutInDC presents: DC Sound Clash at Little Miss Whiskey’s Golden Dollar

 Saturday Picks

Lights Out: Efdemin, Solomon Sanchez and Dansman at Flash, with Assembly featuring M Vaughan and Chris Kennedy in the Flash Bar

Mont.age Presents The Sam Burns Boat Party Part 2! feat A.Plane LIVE ART by JoJo LIVE performance by Soundproof Genie and food by Chef Ali

Reggae Pon di Waterfront at Nick’s Riverside Grill

The Omg Experience with guest DJ Baby at Zeba Bar

Will Eastman (open to close) with special guests at U Street Music Hall

Sunday Picks

3rd Annual Dance & Music Festival with DJ Jordan Pope, DJ Kool Flash & DJ Ameer at Veteran’s Plaza, Silver Spring

Soundwaves Boat Party with Yoko and Jus Nowhere

ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Smudge & Hold Tight featuring Juan Zapata, Joe L, Mr Bonkerz, Conscious Contact at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Sunglass Sundays V featuring Camelphat, Steve Kirn and more at Public Bar

…and here’s the full listings Thursday through Sunday. Enjoy!

Thursday September 15

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

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

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/287217874997353/

Preview with Rosenberg at Flash

Preview with Rosenberg at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/778582968911572/

3 Years of Focus: Chris Liebing and DJ Lisa Frank at Flash

3 Years of Focus: Chris Liebing and DJ Lisa Frank at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/132750833833856/

NightFlight with Adrian Collazo at Cafe Saint Ex

NightFlight with Adrian Collazo at Cafe Saint Ex

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/131244453988494/

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

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

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1611940519103497/

The Warm-Up Happy Hour with Caseo at Bonfire

The Warm-Up Happy Hour with Caseo at Bonfire

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1754423164819904/

Krewella – Sweatbox Tour at U Street Music Hall *** SOLD OUT ***

Krewella - Sweatbox Tour at U Street Music Hall *** SOLD OUT ***

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/270149669986752/

Friday September 16

Heidi, Sarah Myers and George K at Flash with Tortoise & The Snare presents Grody’s Birthday Bash with DJ Lisa Frank, Ian N, Philco & Plus More in the Flash Bar

Heidi, Sarah Myers and George K at Flash Tortoise & The Snare presents Grody’s Birthday Bash with DJ Lisa Frank, Ian N, Philco & Plus More in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/873192659470840/

Audion (live) with Outputmessage at U Street Music Hall

Audion (live) with Outputmessage at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/279901162383531/

Bloody Knives, J Reid, Stems, Chester Hawkins At Velvet Lounge

Bloody Knives, J Reid, Stems, Chester Hawkins At Velvet Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/287964104906805/

ESL Friday with Aaron DRM, Martín Miguel, Playin’Fields, Qdup & Dust Cover at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday with Aaron DRM, Martín Miguel, Playin’Fields, Qdup & Dust Cover at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

Shiba San at Soundcheck

Shiba San at Soundcheck

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/602741149894063/

Ritmos Raros: Africa Tumbao Vol.2: Sol Power Allstars “Djidjo Vide” Release Party feat Cultures of Soul & Sir Ramases at Zeba Bar

Ritmos Raros: Africa Tumbao Vol.2: Sol Power Allstars “Djidjo Vide” Release Party feat Cultures of Soul & Sir Ramases at Zeba Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/603893593116296/

FoSho Presents: tyDi with Tony Smooth at Eden Lounge DC

FoSho Presents: tyDi with Tony Smooth at Eden Lounge DC

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1080746282038802/

4 Hours Of Funk W. Jamie 3:26 Graham Hatke & Dj Fleg at The Windup Space

4 Hours Of Funk W. Jamie 3:26 Graham Hatke & Dj Fleg at The Windup Space

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1728300114087748/

Pulse Fridays With Special Guest DJ Kasper Burnstein at Pulse Nightclub, Baltimore

Pulse Fridays With Special Guest DJ Kasper Burnstein at Pulse Nightclub, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1243260812370938/

Saturday September 17 – H Street Festival

BeatBox DC Presents: House Royalty – H St Festival 2016 with Kochi, Keenan Orr, Frank Cueto, Andy Grant, Mookie Wizzo, Wayne “Big Poppa” Davis and DJ Vanniety Kills at 600 H St NE

BeatBox DC Presents: House Royalty - H St Festival 2016 with Kochi, Keenan Orr, Frank Cueto, Andy Grant, Mookie Wizzo, Wayne “Bog Poppa” Davis and DJ Vanniety Kills at 600 H St NE

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1232761220088966/

ROAM x TNX pt. II with DJ Lisa Frank, Chris Nitti, TNX DJs and Special Guest TBA at Glorious Health Club

ROAM x TNX pt. II with DJ Lisa Frank, Chris Nitti, TNX DJs and Special Guest TBA at Glorious Health Club

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1265593450127095/

 

Blisspop Presents: SLICE at the Rock and Roll Hotel Rooftop

Blisspop Presents: SLICE at the Rock and Roll Hotel Rooftop

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/132658773850083/

Blisspop Presents: Atlas District Disco at Rock and Roll Hotel

Blisspop Presents: Atlas District Disco at Rock and Roll Hotel

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1077763618969358/

Off H Street Festival: Block Party with DJ Luna Zul, DJ Meegs, Adrian Loving & Jahsonic at Capital Fringe

Off H Street Festival: Block Party with DJ Luna Zul, DJ Meegs, Adrian Loving & Jahsonic at Capital Fringe

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/683434281821183/

H Street Fest at Sticky Rice with Rich Medina

H Street Fest at Sticky Rice with Rich Medina

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/298912387154541/

 

OutInDC presents: DC Sound Clash at Little Miss Whiskey’s Golden Dollar

OutInDC presents: DC Sound Clash at Little Miss Whiskey’s Golden Dollar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/335960130075500/

Saturday September 17

k.Atou, Feroun, Mazi R and Hakob at the DC Eagle

k.Atou, Feroun, Mazi R and Hakob at Secret Warehouse Location

More details: https://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?873315

Lights Out: Efdemin, Solomon Sanchez and Dansman at Flash, with Assembly featuring M Vaughan and Chris Kennedy in the Flash Bar

Lights Out: Efdemin, Solomon Sanchez and Dansman at Flash, with Assembly featuring M Vaughan and Chris Kennedy in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/333649213633855/

 

The Omg Experience with guest DJ Baby at Zeba Bar

The Omg Experience with guest DJ Baby at Zeba Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/707453682764526/

ESL Saturday with Impresarios Sound System, John Bowen & Javier Miranda, Philip Goyette & John Jazz at Eighteent Street Lounge

ESL Saturday with Impresarios Sound System, John Bowen & Javier Miranda, Philip Goyette & John Jazz at Eighteent Street Lounge

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

Mont.age Presents The Sam Burns Boat Party Part 2 feat A.Plane LIVE ART by JoJo LIVE performance by Soundproof Genie and food by Chef Ali

Mont.age Presents The Sam Burns Boat Party Part 2 featuring A.Plane LIVE ART by JoJo LIVE performance by Soundproof Genie and food by Chef Ali

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1583291105298242/r

Sunset Sessions with Tony Smooth & Black Irish NV (Las Vegas) at DC9 Rooftop

Sunset Sessions with Tony Smooth & Black Irish NV (Las Vegas) at DC9 Rooftop

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/575416315979410/

Reggae Pon di Waterfront at Nick’s Riverside Grill

Reggae Pon di Waterfront at Nick’s Riverside Grill

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1142912482453546/

Will Eastman (open to close) with special guests at U Street Music Hall

Will Eastman (open to close) with special guests at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1761478657442753/

Synergy (Baltimore Rave) at Bambou Venue, Baltimore

Synergy (Baltimore Rave) at Bambou Venue, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/511371475732297/

Sunday September 18

3rd Annual Dance & Music Festival with DJ Jordan Pope, DJ Kool Flash & DJ Ameer at Veteran’s Plaza, Silver Spring

3rd Annual Dance & Music Festival with DJ Jordan Pope, DJ Kool Flash & DJ Ameer at Veteran’s Plaza, Silver Spring

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1741428092775187/

Soundwaves Boat Party with Yoko and Jus Nowhere

Soundwaves Boat Party with Yoko and Jus Nowhere

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/320722888277164/

ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Smudge & Hold Tight featuring Juan Zapata, Joe L, Mr Bonkerz, Conscious Contact at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Smudge & Hold Tight featuring Juan Zapata, Joe L, Mr Bonkerz, Conscious Contact at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1086441041391024/

Sunglass Sundays V featuring Camelphat, Steve Kirn and more at Public Bar

Sunglass Sundays V featuring Camelphat, Steve Kirn and more at Public Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1802173890040040/

Set it off Sunday with DJ Phil and DJ Valentine at DC Safari Club

Set it off Sunday with DJ Phil and DJ Valentine at DC Safari Club

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/938184896310705/

DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC July 14 to July 17

Writing this week’s post from the UK, where I’m about to dive head first into the Farr Festival, three days of quality sounds deep in the woods near London. Kicking things off this week with the latest edition of the DC House Grooves Meet the Locals Podcast, a solid mix of deep tech house from local Steve Kirn:

 

You can catch Steve next at Blueprint at Jimmy Valentine’s next week on July 22.

Exciting times on the underground scene here in DC, with so much going on, I can barely keep up. The big news announced in the past week was Flash and Prescription‘s summer festival The Sidewalk Ends, taking place next week on July 24. An amazing lineup of quality underground artists including Catz’n’DogzWolf + LambCamea,  Marques Wyatt and Detroit’s Keith Worthy, along with top tier local talent, including NavboxDJ Lisa FrankJuan ZapataBenoitHot Coffee and Yola.

The sidewalk ends

Full details and advanced tickets available from the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/302623696747410/.  More evidence that DC is doing it right!

Sidewalk Ends Tickets: http://www.thesidewalkends.com/

So what about this weekend? Thursday night sees the Cadence crew teaming up with The Spreadlove Project to bring MJ Cole to Flash. Over to Jett Chandon from The Spreadlove Project to say a few words about the event:

“During the 90’s, there was a sound that was new and exciting across all various platforms of dance music. This new sound made an everlasting impact on the underground dance music scene, but lasted only about 5 years. Within those 5 years, MJ Cole made his influence on the UK Garage and 2-Step sound. It was so profound that we identify with it, even till this day. This classically trained musician, writer, and producer, created one of the earliest Garage records to hit the UK Top 40 in the early 2000’s. “Sincere” defined the movement and growth of Garage and took it into a direction that made this special sound emotional, romantic, and sexy. He has also remixed top recording artists such as Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys, and Amy Winehouse and has collaborated with several artists across the musical spectrum such as Katy B, Dizzee Rascal, and grime pioneer Wiley. He continues to leave his mark DJing international festivals and touring the globe. On July 14th, 2016, MJ Cole marks his first date of his mini North American tour right here in Washington, DC. Cadence and The SpreadLove Project teams up to give you an experience you will never forget at one of the biggest clubs in the city, Flash. Not to mention, a stacked local lineup of some of the best talent DC has to offer that include, Ken Lazee, DJ Nav, drip, Drone, & Psykofly + MC Concept will want to witness a night of these historic sounds of Garage and 2-Step.”

 

Cadence and Spreadrove Project presents MJ Cole with DJ Nav, Ken Lazee at Flash, with drip, Drone & Psykofly with MC Concept in the Flash Bar

Cadence and Spreadrove Project presents MJ Cole with DJ Nav, Ken Lazee at Flash, with drip, Drone & Psykofly with MC Concept in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/241775416192863/

That very same night, Playlist and Eighteenth Street Lounge team up to present Dubfire (yeah, you heard that right) on the patio at ESL. An amazing opportunity to catch a DJ more accustomed to headlining festivals playing open to close in the intimate surroundings of the ESL patio. It will be just like old times for those of you who can remember catching Deep Dish in the back room of State of the Union back in the day.

Playlist presents Dubfire at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Other highlights for the weekend include Petworth Park Summer Jam Part II with Sam Burns, Sol Power All Stars, Juan Zapata and Chris Nitti at Petworth Rec Center. If you attended the first Petworth Park Summer Jam, you know what’s up. Part II promises to take it to the next level! If you haven’t contributed already, please donate what you can to the Petworth Park Summer Jam fundraiser. While the events are free, sound systems and security cost money, and it’s not right to leave the organizers picking up the tab. Throw in what you can, and throw some shapes in the park on Saturday afternoon.

Petworth Park Summer Jam Fundraiser: https://www.gofundme.com/285dhvek

Petworth Park Summer Jam Part II with Sam Burns, Sol Power All Stars, Juan Zapata and Chris Nitti at Petworth Rec Center

Also worth mentioning that this week is Artscape in Baltimore, bringing with it a whole range of amazing after parties. Highlights include 4 Hours of Funk Artscape 2016 with Graham & Fleg & Trevski at The Windup Space and Vague Output Artscape Afterparty with HI$TO and Ben Jenkins at Club 1722 on Friday and Artscape Afterhours with Anthony Collins, Dim Neon Sum, Sarah Myers and Ypset at a secret warehouse location on Saturday. Quality talent all round!

Last, but by no means least, Sundays Rooftop celebrates its six year anniversary on the patio at Eighteenth Street Lounge on Sunday with Lazare Hoche (Concrete ,Paris), Dansman B2B Throe & Benoit. Underground line ups don’t get much better than that.

I’m not even there to enjoy things this weekend, so I’ll have to count on you all to do things right. I’m sure I’ll manage to make do over here at Farr 🙂 I’m planning on taking a week off from the Weekend Round Up next week (it’s about time!), but normal service will be resumed the following week.

Here’s my full list of picks for the weekend, full listings with flyers and event page links follow below. Have fun!

Thursday Picks

Cadence and Spreadrove Project presents MJ Cole with DJ Nav, Ken Lazee at Flash, with drip, Drone & Psykofly with MC Concept in the Flash Bar

Playlist presents Dubfire at Eighteenth Street Lounge

NightFlight with Philco at Cafe Saint-Ex

Friday Picks

Josh Wink [Open-to-Close] at Flash, with Dance Party Chronicles featuring Mr Bonkerz, Martín Miguel & Heights in the Flash Bar

Magda with Navbox at U Street Music Hall

1432R : Fringe Arts Bar Courtyard Jams at Capital Fringe

The Supperclub featuring Grody, Jacq Jill, & Jandro at Rock’n’Roll Hotel

Cross:Fade with Juan Zapata, Felipe “Pepe” Rivera, Derek J and DeepCutta at Dirty Martini

Vague Output Artscape Afterparty with HI$TO and Ben Jenkins at Club 1722, Baltimore

Saturday Picks

Petworth Park Summer Jam Part II with Sam Burns, Sol Power All Stars, Juan Zapata and Chris Nitti at Petworth Rec Center

Prosumer, Solomon Sanchez at Flash, with Assembly featuring M. Vaughan and Chris Kennedy in the Flash Bar

Bump ‘n Grind with Panch, Rob, Tara, Neil and David at Zeba Bar

Artscape Afterhours with Anthony Collins, Dim Neon Sum, Sarah Myers and Ypset at Secret Warehouse Location, Baltimore

Rev909: Daft Punk/French House Tribute & Indie Dance Classics with Will Eastman & Ozker at U Street Music Hall

Subdistrict! July 2016 at Backbar

Sunday Picks

ESL Sunday with 6 Years Of Sunday’s Rooftop with Lazare Hoche(Concrete,Paris), Dansman B2B Throe & Benoit, Sam “The Man” Burns and The Metaphysical at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Sunglass Sundays V ft. ELI & FUR, Lisa Frank, Rosenberg & Philco at Public Bar

Those are my picks for the weekend; here’s the full listings with flyer images and event links for all the best underground house and electronic music events in and around Washington DC this weekend.

Thursday July 14

Cadence and Spreadrove Project presents MJ Cole with DJ Nav, Ken Lazee at Flash, with drip, Drone & Psykofly with MC Concept in the Flash Bar

Cadence and Spreadrove Project presents MJ Cole with DJ Nav, Ken Lazee at Flash, with drip, Drone & Psykofly with MC Concept in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/241775416192863/

Playlist presents Dubfire at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Playlist presents Dubfire at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1607466212916961/

Preview with Ciconte at Flash

Preview with Ciconte at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1707786379486182/

NightFlight with Philco at Cafe Saint-Ex

NightFlight with Philco at Cafe Saint-Ex

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/592078254300420/

Gorgon City (DJ Set) with Trev-ski at U Street Music Hall

Gorgon City (DJ Set) with Trev-ski at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/247739202275871/

Caribbean Sunset Vibe with DJ Dromme at Sky Bar at the Beacon Hotel

Caribbean Sunset Vibe with DJ Dromme at Sky Bar at the Beacon Hotel

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1109917462414163/

Paul Oakenfold at Soundcheck

Paul Oakenfold at Soundcheck

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/692421890897974/

FoSho Presents: BlackGummy at Eden Lounge

FoSho Presents: BlackGummy at Eden Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1569449753349187/

Friday July 15

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

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

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/502920819903938/

Josh Wink [Open-to-Close] at Flash, with Dance Party Chronicles featuring Mr Bonkerz, Martín Miguel & Heights in the Flash Bar

Josh Wink [Open-to-Close] at Flash, with Dance Party Chronicles featuring Mr Bonkerz, Martín Miguel & Heights in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/288912218108477/

Magda with Navbox at U Street Music Hall

Magda with Navbox at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1279005545462157/

1432R : Fringe Arts Bar Courtyard Jams at Capital Fringe

1432R courtyard jams

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1729328664007403/

The Supperclub featuring Grody, Jacq Jill, & Jandro at Rock’n’Roll Hotel

The Supperclub featuring Grody, Jacq Jill, & Jandro at Rock’n’Roll Hotel

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/143129682777863/

Cross:Fade with Juan Zapata, Felipe “Pepe” Rivera, Derek J and DeepCutta at Dirty Martini

Cross:Fade with Juan Zapata, Felipe "Pepe" Rivera, Derek J and DeepCutta at Dirty Martini

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1003918496324779/

ESL Friday with The Metaphysical, Playin’Fields, Harry Hotter, DJ Raw & Anoosh & Conscious Contact at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday with The Metaphysical, Playin’Fields, Harry Hotter, DJ Raw & Anoosh & Conscious Contact at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

House Music with Arthur J, V Coch, Dromm & Paul Howard at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

House Music with Arthur J, V Coch, Dromm & Paul Howard at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1003918496324779/

Element presents: Jordan Suckley at L8 Lounge

Element presents: Jordan Suckley at L8 Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1130094210344515/

4 Hours of Funk Artscape 2016 with Graham & Fleg & Trevski at The Windup Space, Baltimore

4 Hours of Funk Artscape 2016 with Graham & Fleg & Trevski at The Windup Space, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1573515212950618/

Artscape Afterparty with Raven Knight, Elation, DJ TEC & Keyboard Comrade at Reverb, Baltimore

Artscape Afterparty with Raven Knight, Elation, DJ TEC & Keyboard Comrade at Reverb, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/594834917349664/

Vague Output Artscape Afterparty with HI$TO and Ben Jenkins at Club 1722, Baltimore

Vague Output Artscape Afterparty with HI$TO and Ben Jenkins at Club 1722, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/274308359604621/

Pulse Fridays with special guest DJ Mark Moultrie at Pulse Nightclub, Baltimore

Pulse Fridays with special guest DJ Mark Moultrie at Pulse Nightclub, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/105710959866439/

Saturday July 16

Petworth Park Summer Jam Part II with Sam Burns, Sol Power All Stars, Juan Zapata and Chris Nitti at Petworth Rec Center

Petworth Park Summer Jam Part II with Sam Burns, Sol Power All Stars, Juan Zapata and Chris Nitti at Petworth Rec Center

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1229343090430196/

Songbyrd Soul Brunch With Keenan Orr at Songbyrd Music House and Record Cafe

Songbyrd Soul Brunch With Keenan Orr at Songbyrd Music House and Record Cafe

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/841177552693554/

Prosumer, Solomon Sanchez at Flash, with Assembly featuring M. Vaughan and Chris Kennedy in the Flash Bar

Prosumer, Solomon Sanchez at Flash, with Assembly featuring M. Vaughan and Chris Kennedy in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/601258076704365/

Bump ‘n Grind with Panch, Rob, Tara, Neil and David at Zeba Bar

Bump 'n Grind with Panch, Rob, Tara, Neil and David at Zeba Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1325570144137716/

ESL Saturday with Mason Jar Social featuring Jahsonic & Kat, Funk Train with Michael the Lion & Lil’ Dave, Philip Goyette, Stylus Chris and Trev-ski at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday with Mason Jar Social featuring Jahsonic & Kat, Funk Train with Michael the Lion & Lil’ Dave, Philip Goyette, Stylus Chris and Trev-ski at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/509696339227082/

Subdistrick! July 2016 at Backbar

Subdistrict! July 2016 at Backbar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1094482210645554/

Drinks, Beats and Eats with DJ Octane at Sky Bar Rooftop

Drinks, Beats and Eats with DJ Octane at Sky Bar Rooftop

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/757288017707874/

Rev909: Daft Punk/French House Tribute & Indie Dance Classics with Will Eastman & Ozker at U Street Music Hall

Rev909: Daft Punk/French House Tribute & Indie Dance Classics with Will Eastman & Ozker at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1720336781578067/

Artscape Afterhours with Anthony Collins, Dim Neon Sum, Sarah Myers and Ypset at Secret Warehouse Location, Baltimore

Artscape Afterhours with Anthony Collins, Dim Neon Sum, Sarah Myers and Ypset at Secret Warehouse Location, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1763493517244139/

Mass Transit 34 Presents Marten Horger at The Auld Shebeen, Fairfax

Mass Transit 34 Presents Marten Horger at The Auld Shebeen, Fairfax

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/172566523146369/

Sunday July 17

ESL Sunday with 6 Years Of Sunday’s Rooftop with Lazare Hoche(Concrete,Paris), Dansman B2B Throe & Benoit, Sam “The Man” Burns and The Metaphysical at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday with 6 Years Of Sunday's Rooftop with Lazare Hoche(Concrete,Paris), Dansman B2B Throe & Benoit, Sam “The Man” Burns and The Metaphysical at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/593482957491808/

Sunglass Sundays V ft. ELI & FUR, Lisa Frank, Rosenberg & Philco at Public Bar

Sunglass Sundays V ft. ELI & FUR, Lisa Frank, Rosenberg & Philco at Public Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/151694088573987/

Mojùgbá: A Sunday Afternoon Daytime Dance Party at Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe

Mojùgbá: A Sunday Afternoon Daytime Dance Party at Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/487670651436261/

Guti at Soundcheck

guti at soundcheck

More details: http://soundcheckdc.com/event/guti/

The Art of House at The Motor House, Baltimore

The Art of House at The Motor House, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/283133508702441/

DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC June 23 to June 26

Short and sweet this week…rushing to get this week’s post bashed out before I head out to see The Cure at Merriweather. Kudos to Chris Burns and the ROAM team for Petworth Park Summer Jam. Amazing summer vibes at the Petworth Recreation Center, and great to see such a diverse crowd brought together by the love of house music. Looking forward to Petworth Park Summer Jam Part II with Sam BurnsThe Sol Power All-StarsJuan Zapata and Chris Nitti on July 16. If you enjoyed yourself in the park on Saturday, or are planning on enjoying yourself at future events in the series, please consider making a donation to the Petworth Park Summer Jam fundraiser. DJ fees, sound systems, security guards, permits and the like don’t come cheap, so please chip in to help spread the cost.

Donate to Petworth Park Summer Jam

Unfortunately I couldn’t make it to the latest edition of Daytime Discotèque with thatmanmonkzJoe LMartín Miguel and Hot Coffee, but I heard nothing but good things about it. Keep an eye out for forthcoming events from The Sticky Fingers Collection and Dance Party Chronicles crews. Always on point.

OK… kicking things off from this weekend with a new Meet the Locals Podcast from local heavy hitter Jubilee, recorded live at his weekly party Playlist at Eighteenth Street Lounge on May 26. I’ve been hoping to get a mix from Jubilee for some time, so really excited to bring this to you:

 

Catch Jubilee this weekend at Playlist with Jubilee, Ramirez and Navbox at Eighteenth Street Lounge on Thursday, then on Saturday at Flash playing an extended set in support of Shlomi Aber.

See below for my picks for the coming weekend, followed by full listings of all the best underground house and electronic music events in and around Washington DC from Thursday to Sunday. Highlights for me this weekend are Playlist on Thursday with JubileeRamirez and NavboxDPC x Rush Plus & Acid People on Friday night, Bump’n’Grind with Alex Gardel, Boss Ross and Carlos followed by Deep Sugar at The Paradox on Saturday, then rounding it off with the Soundwaves Boat Party and Groovetop with Danny “Buddah” Morales and Boss Ross on Sunday. Hopefully more time for a proper post next week!

Thursday Picks

Playlist with Jubilee, Ramirez and Navbox at Eighteenth Street Lounge

RE:Fresh with Davidson Ospina, Sequoia, Synz V:shall Kanwar at Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel

NightFlight with Mark Funk and Omar at Cafe Saint-Ex

Friday Picks

Stranger Than Paradise: Eli Verveine, DoubtingThomas LiVE and Navbox at Flash, with SpreadLove Project in the Flash Bar with Dan Gee, Jett Chandon and DJ Nav in the Flash Bar

DPC x Rush Plus at Backbar

Acid People with Alex Gardel, Ron Jackson and Juana at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

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

Saturday Picks

Deep Sugar Presents Lisa Moody’s “Under the Cherry Moon” Costume Ball & Birthday Bash at The Paradox, Baltimore

Shlomi Aber & Jubilee at Flash, with Dusk featuring DJ Soul & Martín Miguel in the Flash Bar

Bump ‘n Grind with Alex Gardel, Boss Ross, Carlos Lopez (Symmetrical) and David at Zeba Bar

Left of Center with Trev-ski, Adrian Collazo and Neil at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Party on the Potomac 13: The House Disco with J Paul Getto and Meegsco

DC9s rooftop presents Deep Space 9 featuring Benoit at DC9 Nightclub

Bang the Box with Grody, Philco, Neutral & Retro Future at Backbar

Sunday Picks

Soundwaves Boat Party with Lauren Ritter and Edo

ESL Sunday with Groovetop with Danny “Buddah” Morales and Boss Ross, Sam “The Man” Burns and Mr Bonkerz at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Sunglass Sundays V featuring Saeed Younan, Leonardo Lee and DJ Gorgani at Public Bar

That’s it for this week’s picks. Here are the full listings for Thursday through Sunday.

Thursday June 23

ESL Thursday with Playlist featuring Jubilee, Ramirez and Navbox at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Thursday with Playlist featuring Jubilee, Ramirez and Navbox at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1168277276526647/

*** POSTPONED *** RE:Fresh with Davidson Ospina, Sequoia, Synz V:shall Kanwar at Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel *** POSTPONED ***

EVENT POSTPONED TO JULY 7

RE:Fresh with Davidson Ospina, Sequoia, Synz V:shall Kanwar at Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/192735017790830/

Preview with EZGrüüv & Marco Geatti at Flash

Preview with EZGrüüv & Marco Geatti at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1818988018329271/

ESL Friday with DJ Center, Jahsonic, John Jazz and Honestlee at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday with DJ Center, Jahsonic, John Jazz and Honestlee at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

Nosaj Thing with Sami at U Street Music Hall

Nosaj Thing with Sami at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1044197098992428/

NightFlight with Mark Funk and Omar at Cafe Saint-Ex

NightFlight with Mark Funk and Omar at Cafe Saint-Ex

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/707915086015357/

Friday June 24

Bear Happy Hour with ChakaQuan and Tommy Cornelis at Rock’n’Roll Hotel

Bear Happy Hour with ChakaQuan and Tommy Cornelis at Rock’n’Roll Hotel

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/298596550477717/

J Paul Getto: Happy Hour Sunset Performance at Nick’s Riverside Grill

J Paul Getto: Happy Hour Sunset Performance at Nick’s Riverside Grill

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/599773046867349/

A One Love Massive Happy Hour featuring zacheser at Songbyrd Music House and Record Cafe

A One Love Massive Happy Hour featuring zacheser at Songbyrd Music House and Record Cafe

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1817753771779648/

Stranger Than Paradise: Eli Verveine, DoubtingThomas LiVE and Navbox at Flash, with SpreadLove Project in the Flash Bar with Dan Gee, Jett Chandon and DJ Nav in the Flash Bar

Stranger Than Paradise: Eli Verveine, DoubtingThomas LiVE and Navbox at Flash, with SpreadLove Project in the Flash Bar with Dan Gee, Jett Chandon and DJ Nav in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1142193892506859/

DPC x Rush Plus at Backbar

DPC x Rush Plus at Backbar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/537460799788430/

Acid People with Alex Gardel, Ron Jackson and Juana at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Acid People with Alex Gardel, Ron Jackson and Juana at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1633527040203171/

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

Silicon Based Lifeform with Doctor D and Darius Twin at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/299412053732651/

Jerry Folk with Kry Wolf, alexNOIZE at U Street Music Hall

Jerry Folk with Kry Wolf, alexNOIZE at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/628914237257257/

Pulse Fridays!! With Special Guest Sam The Man Burns at Pulse Nightclub, Baltimore

Pulse Fridays!! With Special Guest Sam The Man Burns at Pulse Nightclub, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/752079158267666/

Resurrection with Bad Company UK, Audio, Luzcid & more at the Paradox

Resurrection with Bad Company UK, Audio, Luzcid & more at the ParadoxMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/800198180117296/

Saturday June 25

Deep Sugar Presents Lisa Moody’s “Under the Cherry Moon” Costume Ball & Birthday Bash at The Paradox, Baltimore

Deep Sugar Presents Lisa Moody’s “Under the Cherry Moon” Costume Ball & Birthday Bash at The Paradox, BaltimoreMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/177739535956736/

Party on the Potomac 13: The House Disco with J Paul Getto and Meegsco

Party on the Potomac 13: The House Disco with J Paul Getto and MeegscoMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1770897266474987/

DC9s rooftop presents Deep Space 9 featuring Benoit and Tony Smooth at DC9 Nightclub

DC9s rooftop presents Deep Space 9 featuring Benoit at DC9 NightclubMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1048074351946181/

Good Buddies with Caleb L’Etoile & Philco ft. Grody & Jacq Jill at Rock’n’Roll Hotel

Good Buddies with Caleb L'Etoile & Philco ft. Grody & Jacq Jill at Rock’n’Roll HotelMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1696923727224185/

Shlomi Aber & Jubilee at Flash, with Dusk featuring DJ Soul & Martín Miguel in the Flash Bar

Shlomi Aber & Jubilee at Flash, with Dusk featuring DJ Soul & Martín Miguel in the Flash BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/511633015686810/

Bump ‘n Grind with Alex Gardel, Boss Ross, Carlos Lopez (Symmetrical) and David at Zeba Bar

Bump 'n GrindMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1076707575700382/

Left of Center with Trev-ski, Adrian Collazo and Neil at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

left of centerMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/242572686135080/

Bang the Box with Grody, Philco, Neutral & Retro Future at Backbar

Bang the Box with Grody, Philco, Neutral & Retro Future at BackbarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/278512472481563/

ESL Saturday with Mr. Bonkerz, Chris Brooks, Philip Goyette and Conscious Contact at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday with Mr. Bonkerz, Chris Brooks, Philip Goyette and Conscious Contact at Eighteenth Street LoungeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge

Brodinski, Shlohmo, and Ryan Hemsworth at A.i.

Brodinski, Shlohmo, and Ryan Hemsworth at A.i.More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/968403636609897/

Element presents: Solid Stone – Open to Close at U Street Music Hall

Element presents: Solid Stone - Open to Close at U Street Music HallMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1785164848377939/

Sunday June 26

Soundwaves Boat Party with Lauren Ritter and Edo

Soundwaves Boat Party with Lauren Ritter and EdoMore details: http://www.facebook.com/events/1709388639314790/

ESL Sunday with Groovetop with Danny “Buddah” Morales and Boss Ross, Sam “The Man” Burns and Mr Bonkerz at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday with Groovetop with Danny "Buddah" Morales and Boss Ross, Sam “The Man” Burns and Mr Bonkerz at Eighteenth Street LoungeMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/547437675458055/

Sunglass Sundays V featuring Saeed Younan, Leonardo Lee and DJ Gorgani at Public Bar

Sunglass Sundays V featuring Saeed Younan, Leonardo Lee and DJ Gorgani at Public BarMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/509501799238669/

Overeasy Tea Dance June with abs0lutelyfabul0us (fka DJ Abichula), DJ Rosie and Vanniety Kills at Dodge City

Overeasy Tea Dance June with abs0lutelyfabul0us (fka DJ Abichula), DJ Rosie and Vanniety Kills at Dodge CityMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/589038401256177/

Sharam at Soundcheck

Sharam at SoundcheckMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/319580355048730/

Sunday School of House with Tony Daniels, Utopia and Darrel Lewis at Savannah Island Bar & Grill, Baltimore

Sunday School of House with Tony Daniels, Utopia and Darrel Lewis at Savannah Island Bar & Grill, BaltimoreMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1611589549154988/

DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC April 21 to April 24

Before I get into things this week, I just wanted to let you know about a GoFundMe fundraiser that means a lot to me. Joe’s Record Paradise, one of our region’s few remaining record stores, a true local institution, has run into hard times. After a recent move following the end of their lease, they are having trouble re-opening due to permit issues, and their future is at risk due to the lost income. Not only that, but a huge tax bill has come due at the worst possible time. To help them through these troubled times, the management have set up a GoFundMe Campaign to raise $30,000. In just 6 days the campaign has raised nearly $8,000, a testament to how highly valued Joe‘s is in our community. However, they still have a long way to go, and every little bit helps. I know many of us are feeling crowdfunding fatigue lately, with seemingly everyone holding fundraisers, but this one is important for anyone who values digging for vinyl. Please contribute what you can, and help get Joe’s Record Paradise back open as soon as possible.

Help Save Joe’s Record Paradise!

OK.. back on topic. After last Saturday night, I can safely say that DC is doing it right. Of course, we’ve all known that for some time now, but Saturday really was something special. After kicking off our evening at Denis Bejan‘s annual CODE13 party at Eighteenth Street Lounge, we headed down to Flash to hear  Ramirez‘s extended opening set for Kerri Chandler at Flash, and we were not disappointed! We’ve heard Ramirez regularly recently jamming in the Rave Basement and down at Kochi‘s studio, but hearing him do his thing on the Funktion Ones at Flash was something else. This wasn’t just your average set; this was something special, with Ramirez clearly pouring his heart and soul into it, owning his unique sound. Just watching the man work was a true pleasure. You can catch Ramirez playing weekly on Thursdays at Playlist at Eighteenth Street Lounge, and at events around town. I’ll be sure to highlight them for you in future editions of the Weekend Round Up. Kudos to the management at Flash for giving talented locals the opportunity to shine in the main room.

Ramirez at Flash

Ramirez at Flash

After Ramirez’s set, we needed a change of scenery, so after a quick dance in the bar with DJ Soul we headed down to U Street Music Hall to catch DJ Tennis, immediately walking into complete mayhem, the dance floor going wild to Tennis‘s signature mind melting sound, tearing up the Martin Audio system. The atmosphere was electric, the excitement was real… like a peak after hours warehouse party right there at U Hall. After an hour or so in the thick of the melee at U Hall, we headed back to Flash to finish up the night, and neither Kerri Chandler nor the Flash crowd disappointed. Quite honestly it was the best crowd I’ve ever seen at Flash, with a diverse mixture of happy smiling faces, black and white, gay and straight, young and old, all getting down as a true master threw down.

Kerri Chandler at Flash

Kerri Chandler at Flash

After such an energizing night out on Saturday, Sunday wasn’t exactly a let down either, with Daytime Discotèque providing the perfect venue to decompress. We only managed the early part of the proceedings, with Gamble and Puff spinning classic after classic, but it was wonderful to swap tales of Saturday night with friends while getting down, albeit lethargically, on Sunday afternoon. Sadly tax day deadlines and other such mundane realities pulled us back into the real world, but I heard that the party only got better after we left, with some describing it as the best party of the spring so far! Personally gutted to miss Aaron Spark‘s set, but there’ll be a next time. Look out for future Daytime Discotèque parties this summer. 100% legit.

gamble and puff

Gamble and Puff at Daytime Discotèque

The crazy thing is, that was just my experience of Saturday night, but there were so many other great DJs and events that I didn’t get the chance to go to; Eric Kupper at Eighteenth Street LoungeSarah Myers at Hearts Collective, the after hours with Lisa Frank and Chris NittiGroovetop with DJ Nav and HOT COFFEE. I could go on. DC is definitely doing it right!

So another week has gone by, and still no more submissions for the Meet the Locals Podcast. Even if you’ve already had a mix featured, feel free to send me another one. I had a pretty good pipeline going for a minute there, but it’s all dried up. A few have been promised (you know who you are!), but recently none have materialized. Oh well.. hopefully I’ll be able to bring you some more soon. In the meantime, how about an extra special treat: the recordings of every set from the recent, super secret squirrel ROAM Outlier warehouse party, featuring sets from the ROAM residents DJ Lisa FrankChris Nitti and Sami Y.

 

 

 

 

How’s that for a special treat? The next ROAM event is ROAM x TNX on May 21, featuring the ROAM and TNX crews getting together for a daytime soundclash, great music and proper vibes guaranteed. ROAM parties always sell out, so make sure you pick up your advanced tickets as soon as possible. Early birds sold out in minutes, but you can still pick up general admission tickets. I’ve already got mine, so you’ve got no excuse!

ROAM x TNX Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1113051128747122/
ROAM x TNX Advanced Tix: https://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?825678

roam + TNX

OK, here’s what you’re really here for. Here’s my picks for this weekend, followed by full listings of all the best underground house and electronic music events from Thursday to Sunday. Some amazing looking events, to be sure, highlights being Meegsco‘s debut in the main room at Flash opening for wAFF of Hot Creations (free before 11!) on Thursday, SteffiMartyn and DJ Lisa Frank at U Street Music HallFoot Therapy with Ben MasonSami Y and DJ Freez at Little Miss Whiskeys, and of course, a truly massive edition of Vague Output featuring Florian Kupfer & Willie Burns at Club 1722 in Baltimore on Friday. Saturday night, it’s all vinyl, all night at Bump’n’Grind at Zeba Bar, with Hugo and our very own Katrina handling the selections. Another highlight is W4DA Part 2 over at Jimmy Valentine’s, which promises more vinyl goodness, with Boss RossBen Mason and Ben Jenkins spinning electro ghetto booty bass all night long. Then on Sunday, Sunglass Sundays Season V kicks off, with NikitiGamble & PuffTeam Zapata and Mark in the Dark at Public Bar, and over at Eighteenth Street Lounge, Sundays Rooftop returns with Giegling‘s Leafar Legov performing live with support from ROAM‘s Chris Nitti. And those are just the highlights. Here’s the full list:

*** Thursday Picks ***

Playlist with Navbox, Jubilee, Ramirez and Mark in the Dark at Eighteenth Street Lounge

House Rituals with Sam “The Man” Burns and Heather Femia at Masa 14

wAFF (Hot Creations)with Meegsco [Meegs b2b Philco] at Flash

The Business End with Caleb L’Etoile & Philco featuring Chadwick at Velvet Lounge

Choice Sounds w/ DJ Trev-Ski at Songbyrd Music House and Record Cafe

*** Friday Picks ***

WTF?! radio show w/ Kochi N CMavs on Sugar Shack Recordings

Bruno Pronsato LiVE, André Lodemann and Rosenberg with Tech Beats featuring Jorge Rodriguez, Bella and J Tek in the Flash Bar

3024 presents Steffi, Martyn and DJ Lisa Frank at U Street Music Hall

Foot Therapy with DJs Ben Mason, Sami Y and DJ Freez at Little Miss Whiskeys

Vague Output presents Florian Kupfer & Willie Burns with BWO at Club 1722, Baltimore

*** Saturday Picks ***

Bump ‘n Grind with Hugo and Katrina at Zeba Bar

George FitzGerald, Throe and Ben Mason at Flash, with Retro Future and You&Me in the Flash Bar

W4DA – Part 2 with Ben Jenkins, Ben Mason and Adam Ross at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

UNTITLED 002 with Ron Jackson and Pacific Fur Company at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

My 2 Dads with Bil Todd and DJ Lisa Frank at Trade

ESL Saturday with Meistro, Trev-ski, Chris Brooks, Mr. Bonkerz and Conscious Contact at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Tortoise & The Snare with KLM and Zacheser at Backbar

*** Sunday Picks ***

Sunglass Sundays Season V Soft Opening featuring Nikita, Gamble & Puff, Team Zapata and Mark in the Dark at Public Bar

ESL Sunday with Sunday’s Rooftop featuring Leafar Legov [live] and Chris Nitti, Sam “The Man” Burns and Mr Bonkerz at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Saeed Younan Open to Close at Soundcheck

Those are my picks for this weekend. Here are the full listings:

Thursday April 21

Playlist with Navbox, Jubilee, Ramirez and Mark in the Dark at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Playlist with Navbox, Jubilee, Ramirez and Mark in the Dark at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1597078393945623/

House Rituals with Sam “The Man” Burns and Heather Femia at Masa 14

House Rituals with Sam "The Man" Burns and Heather Femia at Masa 14

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/271975043137732/

Preview with Dennis P at Flash

Preview

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/492304904287926/

wAFF (Hot Creations)with Meegsco [Meegs b2b Philco] at Flash

wAFF (Hot Creations)with Meegsco [Meegs b2b Philco] at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1002446346470161/

The Business End with Caleb L’Etoile & Philco featuring Chadwick at Velvet Lounge

The Business End with Caleb L'Etoile & Philco featuring Chadwick at Velvet Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/611062812379653/

Choice Sounds w/ DJ Trev-Ski at Songbyrd Music House and Record Cafe

Choice Sounds w/ DJ Trev Ski at Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1693086640955149/

Michael Woods at Soundcheck

michael woods at soundcheck

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/154310944963750/

Friday April 22

WTF?! radio show w/ Kochi N CMavs on Sugar Shack Recordings

WTF?! radio show with Corduroy Mavericks, Kochi & Ramirez on Sugar Shack Recordings

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/263920847276961/

Bear Happy Hour featuring DJs Alex Funk & Tommy Cornelis at Rock’n’Roll Hotel

Bear Happy Hour featuring DJs Alex Funk & Tommy Cornelis at Rock’n’Roll Hotel

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/642538182566735/

Bruno Pronsato LiVE, André Lodemann and Rosenberg with Tech Beats featuring Jorge Rodriguez, Bella and J Tek in the Flash Bar

Bruno Pronsato LiVE, André Lodemann and Rosenberg with Tech Beats featuring Jorge Rodriguez, Bella and J Tek in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/548417575321451/

3024 presents Steffi, Martyn and DJ Lisa Frank at U Street Music Hall

3024 presents Steffi, Martyn and DJ Lisa Frank at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/557629921084877/

Foot Therapy with DJs Ben Mason, Sami Y and DJ Freez at Little Miss Whiskeys

Foot Therapy with DJs Ben Mason, Sami Y and DJ Freez at Little Miss Whiskeys

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/223924321299075/

Tech Support Returns at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Tech Support Returns at Dr. Clock's Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/489133824621739/

Vague Output presents Florian Kupfer & Willie Burns with BWO at Club 1722, Baltimore

Vague Output presents Florian Kupfer & Willie Burns with BWO at Club 1722, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/613312705511933/

The Gathering Season Kick Off with Ultra Nate and Lisa Moody at Baltimore Museum of Industry, Baltimore

The Gathering Season Kick Off with Ultra Nate and Lisa Moody at Baltimore Museum of Industry

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/570961516393359/

ESL Friday with Jahsonic, John Jazz, Stylus Chris and Bil Todd at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday with Jahsonic, John Jazz, Stylus Chris and Bil Todd at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

Sinister Sound Crew 2016 Reunion with Jason Kap, Dj Ragz, MK Skillz and Jim Bonds at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Sinister Sound Crew 2016 Reunion with Jason Kap, Dj Ragz, MK Skillz and Jim Bonds at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/484655845068427/

The V DC Presents glittHER: GO Magazine Relaunch Party Edition with DJ Tezrah at Zeba Bar

The V DC Presents glittHER: GO Magazine Relaunch Party Edition with DJ Tezrah at Zeba Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/453587448184811/

Bass Tribe Baltimore A Pumpkin Tribute with Marko Peli, Eddie Watson and Scotty Doo at Torrent, Towson

Bass Tribe Baltimore A Pumpkin Tribute with Marko Peli, Eddie Watson and Scotty Doo at Torrent, Towson

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1698336963746677/

Saturday April 23

2016 DMC Washington DC DJ Battle at U Street Music Hall

2016 DMC Washington DC DJ Battle at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1785544081674290/

George FitzGerald, Throe and Ben Mason at Flash, with Retro Future and You&Me in the Flash Bar

George FitzGerald, Throe and Ben Mason at Flash, with Retro Future and You&Me in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/964488963588207/

Bump ‘n Grind with Hugo and Katrina at Zeba Bar

Bump 'n Grind

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/937096119741346/

W4DA – Part 2 with Ben Jenkins, Ben Mason and Adam Ross at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

W4DA - Part 2 with Ben Jenkins, Ben Mason and Adam Ross at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1143459682339032/

UNTITLED 002 with Ron Jackson and Pacific Fur Company at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

UNTITLED 002 with Ron Jackson and Pacific Fur Company at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/982812801756542/

ESL Saturday with Meistro, Trev-ski, Chris Brooks, Mr. Bonkerz and Conscious Contact at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday with Meistro, Trev-ski, Chris Brooks, Mr. Bonkerz and Conscious Contact at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

My 2 Dads with Bil Todd and DJ Lisa Frank at Trade

my2dads

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/247705765580868/

Tortoise & The Snare with KLM and Zacheser at Backbar

Tortoise & The Snare with KLM and Zacheser at Backbar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1688529894760300/

Gent & Jawns with The Banditz at U Street Music Hall

Gent & Jawns with The Banditz at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1567676716878603/

Down the Rabbit Hole w/ DJ Isaac Escalante at Flash

Down the Rabbit Hole w/ DJ Isaac Escalante at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1701019520187216/

REV909: Daft Punk/French House Tribute and Indie Dance Classics Party with Will Eastman and Ozker at Ottobar, Baltimore

REV909: Daft Punk/French House Tribute and Indie Dance Classics Party with Will Eastman and Ozker at Ottobar, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1047894725233522/

HISTORY presented by Symbiotic & Darkmatter at The Paradox, Baltimore

HISTORY presented by Symbiotic & Darkmatter at The Paradox, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1767981536754180/

Sunday April 24

Sunglass Sundays Season V Soft Opening featuring Nikita, Gamble & Puff, Team Zapata and Mark in the Dark at Public Bar

Sunglass Sundays Season V Soft Opening featuring Nikita, Gamble & Puff, Team Zapata and Mark in the Dark at Public Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1592671524393507/

ESL Sunday with Sunday’s Rooftop featuring Leafar Legov [live] and Chris Nitti, Sam “The Man” Burns and Mr Bonkerz at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday with Sunday's Rooftop featuring Leafar Legov [live] and Chris Nitti, Sam “The Man” Burns and Mr Bonkerz at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1043853859021159/

Saeed Younan Open to Close at Soundcheck

Saeed Younan Open to Close at Soundcheck

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1697874817119114/

Kingdom with DJ Cindel at Flash

Kingdom

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1573229216328082/

Soulful Sunday with John Johnson and Ron Tinsley at St. Marys Restaurant & Lounge, Baltimore

Soulful Sunday with John Johnson and Ron Tinsley at St. Marys Restaurant & Lounge, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/471047129771136/