DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC April 6 to April 9

Need to get through this quickly this week, as I’m off to play at Tiger Bomb at Ten Tigers Parlour tonight with Katrina Mir, and I still haven’t packed my record bag! If you’re reading this on Thursday morning, too bad, you missed it. If you’re reading this on Wednesday night, then hurry on over to Ten Tigers Parlour for quality hump day underground grooves. Tiger Bomb at Ten Tigers is the go to spot for curing those midweek blues with a spot of dance floor therapy. Check the full April line up:

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As I mentioned last week, on Saturday afternoon I’m spinning with local hero Sam “The Man” Burns on a boat sailing down the Potomac river. The Sam Burns Boat Party Featuring Andy Grant sets sail from Georgetown at 3.30pm on Saturday. Tickets are limited and have been selling fast, but there are still a few left, including combined tickets for the boat and the after party at DC9 Nigthclub. Even better, DC House Grooves has an exclusive 20% discount. Just click the link below to apply the discount, and I’ll see you on the boat!

I want 20% off The Sam Burns Boat Party feat. Andy Grant

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/598558177002100/

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Thursday brings the next adventure for the Grand Ancestor sound system and Grand Ancestor x Bassline Business presents Vivek Malleus at The DC Eagle, which promises to be one for the books. For the last couple of weeks, DC House Grooves has been offering a chance to win a pair of free tickets to one lucky winner, and I’m pleased to announce that winner, selected entirely at random, is Amit Nandy. Just show up and show your ID at the door for free entry for you and a guest! If you didn’t win, don’t worry, you can still buy advanced tickets for just $10, or you can pay $15 at the door.

Looking beyond this weekend, news of a few warehouse joints that you should have on your radar. Next weekend brings the annual Code 13 party celebrating Denis Bejan‘s birthday, and this year he’s put together an incredible lineup featuring French minimal masters Zendid with support from local superstars NavboxLisa FrankChris Nitti and Taiga. Doesn’t get much better than that! Advanced tickets are $15, more on the door.

Advanced tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?947863
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1310047452408166/

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The following night, April 15, brings another sublime slice of underground after hours techno at Sequence.415 with Patrick RussellAphreaqBen JenkinsAssociate aka Boss Ross and Ledroit. Advanced tickets are $15, more on the door.

Advanced tickets to Sequence.415 with Patrick Russell

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/184972868663363/

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Another party you need know about is Midnight Project in Baltimore with the legendary Joe Claussell performing a six hour set with support from Benoit Feroun. The last Midnight Project with Joe was the stuff of legend, culminating with the man himself joining us on the dance floor at 9am after an unbelievable musical journey. Believe me, you won’t want to miss this one! To add to the magic, Eddie C is also in Baltimore earlier that same night with support from one of my favorite locals Joe L and Sticky Fingers Collective‘s HOT COFFEE, and you can buy a combination ticket to both events for just $25. But wait…That’s not all! Use the link below to get a 15% discountDC House Grooves is always looking out for you!

I want a 15% discount off Joe Claussell and Eddie C!

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One last thing before I get to this week’s listings, mark May 12 in your calendar, as that’s the date of Flash‘s recently announced mystery event Flash [OFF]. As of now, the line up is a mystery; all we know is it’s at a brand new warehouse space in the District. Flash‘s events are always pretty special, so if you know what’s good for you, you’ll grab the $20 Tickets of Trust. Flash‘s special events always feature well curated, top tier international and local talent. Don’t sleep, though! Once the line up goes public, the price goes up.

Advanced tickets to Flash [OFF]

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/692180584287240/

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Things are definitely heating up here in the District! The next few weeks are going to be mayhem… if you make it through this weekend, of course. Speaking of which, here’s the full listings Thursday through Sunday. Look out for the DC House Grooves Top Picks! The Top Pick logo is your sign that a good time lies ahead. Quality tunes, proper crowd, good vibes. See you on the dance floor!

Thursday April 6

DC House Grooves Top PickPreview Rooftop Happy Hour with Rosenberg at Flash

Preview Rooftop Happy Hour with Rosenberg at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1884276855162221/

DC House Grooves Top PickGrand Ancestor x Bassline Business Present: VIVEK (UK) + Malleus at the DC Eagle

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/404892569891135/

DC House Grooves Top PickRegrets Only Vol. 17 with Sarah Myers & DJ Lisa Frank at Ten Tigers Parlour

Regrets Only Vol. 17 with Sarah Myers & DJ Lisa Frank at Ten Tigers Parlour

More detais: https://www.facebook.com/events/1310885142337104/

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Thursday with The Caseo Collection, Carlton Wilson & Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez at Flash

ESL Thursday with The Caseo Collection, Carlton Wilson & Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/279643405810146/

DC House Grooves Top PickNightFlight with Throe & Wade Hammes at Cafe Saint Ex

NightFlight

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/587084671488414/

DC House Grooves Top PickTransmission 4|4 w/ Philip Goyette & Jon Weller at Velvet Lounge

Transmission 4|4 w/ Philip Goyette & Jon Weller at Velvet Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/705339396304034

Sleaze with davOmakesbeats, Keenan Orr & Lemz at at Wonderland

Sleaze with davOmakesbeats, Keenan Orr & Lemz at at Wonderland

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1858603091093865/

Friday April 7

DC House Grooves Top PickSilvie Loto, Francesco Del Garda & Navbox at Flash, with Djebali & Edo in the Green Room and Audio Zen featuring Trev-ski, Boss Ross and Ben Jenkins in the Flash Bar

Silvie Loto, Francesco Del Garda & Navbox at Flash, with Djebali & Edo in the Green Room and Audio Zen featuring Trev-ski, Boss Ross and Ben Jenkins in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/250005425411455/

 

DC House Grooves Top PickOtter Crossing featuring Hot Coffee & Martín Miguel with StrikeStone at The Green Lantern

Otter Crossing featuring Hot Coffee & Martín Miguel with StrikeStone at The Green Lantern

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1254240741324427/

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Friday with Geko Jones, 4 Hours of Funk with Graham Hatke & Fleg, Double A and Adrian Collazo at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Graham Hatke & Fleg, Double A and Adrian Collazo at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

DC House Grooves Top PickFeed Me Disco with Eau Claire, Special Guest Plastic Plates at Zacheser at U Street Music Hall

Feed Me Disco with Eau Claire, Special Guest Plastic Plates at Zacheser at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1153751654747262/

DC House Grooves Top PickCube, Co La, Askesem, F1k,DJ Isabejja & Vague Output with Soul 2 Seoul  & Donny Burlin at E.M.P. Collective, Baltimore

Cube, Co La, Askesem, F1k,DJ Isabejja & Vague Output with Soul 2 Seoul & Donny Burlin at E.M.P. Collective, Baltimore

In The Deep 000 with Blinkhorn & Rewak at Rock’n’Roll Hotel

In The Deep 000 with Blinkhorn & Rewak at Rock’n’Roll Hotel

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/182040222309873/

Quadtech Feat:: DJ Octane, Verrillo, Harold Figueroa & Nate Tetreault at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Quadtech Feat:: DJ Octane, Verrillo, Harold Figueroa & Nate Tetreault at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1020051151458140/

Synthesis presents: Airwave (open to close) at Ten Tigers Parlor

Synthesis presents: Airwave (open to close) at Ten Tigers Parlor

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/249805038758508/

BT at Soundcheck

BT at soundcheck

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/374494522906259/

Analog Soul Club: Vinyl Around the World with Mettabbana & Crown Vic at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Analog Soul Club: Vinyl Around the World with Mettabbana & Crown Vic at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/509339342790078/

Elevation!! The House Music Series with DJ Biskit at The Cellar at Maiden Choice, Baltimore

Elevation!! The House Music Series with DJ Biskit at The Cellar at Maiden Choice, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/740681779435280/

Saturday April 8

DC House Grooves Top PickThe Sam Burns Boat Party & Friends featuring Andy Grant (dchousegrooves)

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/598558177002100/

DC House Grooves Top PickThe Sam Burns Boat Party After Party with Sound Proof Genie, Joel, Dromme, Benoit, Sam Burns, Vanniety Kills & Tony Smooth at DC9 Nightclub

The Sam Burns Boat Party After Party with Sound Proof Genie, Joel, Dromme, Benoit, Sam Burns, Vanniety Kills & Tony Smooth at DC9 Nightclub

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/389347381424488/

DC House Grooves Top PickBack 2 Basics: David Morales & Sam ‘The Man’ Burns at Flash

Back 2 Basics: David Morales & Sam 'The Man' Burns at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/270670763354813/

DC House Grooves Top PickDC Stompin’, Bass Bins Pumpin’! with Hot Coffee, Team Zapata & Markinthedark at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/152642238595740/


Local Techno Showcase: Rush Plus, Outputmessage, Juana & Blinkhorn at U Street Music Hall

Local Techno Showcase: Rush Plus, Outputmessage, Juana & Blinkhorn at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1868693833379472/

DC House Grooves Top PickDeep Sugar with Ultra Naté, Lisa Moody, Wayne Davis, Mookie Wizzo & The Elders at The Paradox, Baltimore

Deep Sugar with Ultra Naté, Lisa Moody, Wayne Davis, Mookie Wizzo & The Elders at The Paradox, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/172448763271558/

DC House Grooves Top PickPartial Magic with Shit & Shine, Poor Blood & R Gamble at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Partial Magic with Shit & Shine, Poor Blood & R Gamble at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1274428939308198/

DC House Grooves Top PickJMACK with LoveGrove & Guillermo Giraldo at The Basement at Ryleighs, Baltimore

JMACK with LoveGrove & Guillermo Giraldo at The Basement at Ryleighs, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/388786128166703/

ESL Saturday with Osmose, Harry Hotter, Mr Bonkerz & DJ MDot at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday with Osmose, Harry Hotter, Mr Bonkerz & DJ MDot at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

DJ Quietboy Bday Celebration with DJ Househead, DJ Quietboy & V-Coch at Mythology Restaurant & Lounge

DJ Quietboy Bday Celebration with DJ Househead, DJ Quietboy & V-Coch at Mythology Restaurant & Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/263440034102489/

Day Party with Niko the Kid at Flash

Day Party with Niko the Kid at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/344330679296874/

Meso Creso 1,001 Beats presents: Rise & Fly with G-Flux, Mettabbana, Anandroid, Beatrix & V:Shal Kanwar at Zeba Bar

Meso Creso 1,001 Beats presents: Rise & Fly with G-Flux, Mettabbana, Anandroid, Beatrix & V:Shal Kanwar at Zeba Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1666240273669511/

The Lothario at Dupont Underground

The Lothario at Dupont Underground

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/201089913711039/

Bass Tribe Bmore with MORiLLO, Mr. Jennings, Bunk Buddha & Mack.neato at The Darkroom, Baltimore

Bass Tribe Bmore with MORiLLO, Mr. Jennings, Bunk Buddha & Mack.neato at The Darkroom, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1297396700340329/

Otter Crossing: Baltimore with DJ Khameleon and DJ Corey at The Baltimore Eagle

Otter Crossing: Baltimore with DJ Khameleon and DJ Corey at The Baltimore Eagle

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/645535162313939/

Sunday April 9

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Jeyone & Sunday’s Rooftop Season Opener with Mr. C, Sarah Myers & Benoit at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Jeyone & Sunday's Rooftop Season Opener with Mr.C, Sarah Myers & Benoit at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Jeyone & Sunday's Rooftop Season Opener with Mr.C, Sarah Myers & Benoit at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details; https://www.facebook.com/events/102751333603873/

DC House Grooves Top PickSunday Love: Bedouin with Marko Peli, DJ Meegs & Edo at Flash

Sunday Love: Bedouin with Marko Peli, DJ Meegs & Edo at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1670804753220721/

Plica Presents J-Tek & Bella at Toro Toro DC

 Plica Presents J-Tek & Bella at Toro Toro DC

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/118080322065565/

 

 

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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 March 24 to March 27

Mixed feelings about last weekend. I stayed in on Friday night to get some rest ahead of a big Saturday night. With a house move scheduled for Saturday, followed by a 2am set at the Dusk Til Dawn warehouse party, I needed my beauty sleep! The house move went well, after which I got plenty of rest before heading out. First stop on Saturday night was U Street Music Hall for their sixth birthday celebration featuring Daphni open to close. The real motivation, however, was to grab a bite of the legendary Pho Dogs, back on the menu at U Hall for one night only. As Daphni laid down discoey, dubbed out grooves, the spicy and delicious Pho Dogs did not disappoint. Take it from me, if they are ever back on the menu again, don’t sleep! From U Street Music Hall, we headed over to Midnight Project to catch Philco‘s opening set, then headed over to Dusk Til Dawn. Unfortunately, it was still too early, and the space was more or less empty. By the time 2am came around, I found myself spinning to an empty warehouse, with only my companions Katrina and Carlos there to support. Probably one of the least pleasant experiences of my DJ career, but you can’t win them all, I guess. With my set over, it didn’t look like the party was going to pick up, so we headed back to Midnight Project. We parked the car and started walking towards the venue, but seeing two police cars parked outside, we decided to give it a miss. As it turned out, someone had put in a noise complaint to the police, who took it upon themselves to shut the party down. Midnight Project is one of our most treasured regular underground parties here in DC, and that spot was perfect. It is a huge shame that someone had to go and spoil the party like that. I can’t imagine how anyone could have been inconvenienced by the noise due to the remote location. One thing I do know: Midnight Project will bounce back, and the party will go on. Indeed, the next party has already been announced in partnership with Kowli in Baltimore on April 1, with Binh (Perlon), FerounBen Jenkins and R&B.  If you value true underground parties, please support Midnight Project!

midnight project kowli

Back to Saturday night. Since Midnight Project wasn’t happening, I bailed and headed home. Turns out the Dusk Til Dawn party livened up once the clubs closed. Glad to hear it got going eventually.

With Saturday night a complete bust, I was ready for a good time on Sunday night, and Sarah Myers‘ brainchild Berning Down The House did not disappoint. It was great to see so many volunteers stopping by to lend a hand with the event, and to see so many people coming down to join in the fun. The music was great both in the main room and the bar at Flash, and as far as I could tell, a good time was had by all!

bernie

The final tally saw over $5,000 raised for Bernie Sanders‘ campaign, which is an amazing result all round. The only downside was that the fundraiser to cover the expenses of the event didn’t quite reach its goal. If you enjoyed the party at Flash on Sunday, please consider contributing to the Go Fund Me campaign to cover the costs of the event. There’s just shy of $500 left to go (just threw in $50 myself), so please dig deep and contribute to help spread the costs of the event.

https://www.gofundme.com/berningdowndc

My biggest regret from Sunday was not making it to Daytime Discotèque featuring Muff DeepTeam ZapataMartín Miguel and HOT COFFEE. I heard great things about it from people who were there, and was kicking myself for not dragging myself out earlier to check it out. You can be sure I’ll be making an effort for the next one!

Speaking of Berning Down The House, I haven’t got a Meet the Locals Podcast this week (come on DJs, send me your podcasts!), but I have got my 30 minute, all vinyl, set from Berning Down The House. I don’t think I’ve ever posted a 30 minute set before, but it was great fun squeezing a musical journey into just half an hour, and yeah, it’s worth it just for Mr Fingers‘ new track Quazars. Enjoy!

 

I’ve rambled on way too long now, and I’m out of time. Need to get this wrapped up quickly! I’ve listed out my picks below, but the big news this weekend is Final Fever at The Paradox on Friday AND Saturday night. Tickets are all sold out, but I’m sure if you check the event pages you can still secure a ticket. Another long running event closing its run this weekend is Daylight at Bohemian Caverns on Sunday. Always a great party at Daylight! Thursday night, I’ll be stopping by House Rituals with Sam “The Man” Burns and Juana Nicole, then Playlist with JubileeRamirez and Navbox, who’ll be our guest at Body Werk at DC9 Nightclub on Saturday April 2.

body werk navbox

Then on Friday, I’m heading to Flash for Guillaume and the Coutu Dumonts Live with Kevin Yost and Edo, along with Philip Goyette and Ben Jenkins in the Flash Bar. Saturday night, I’ll no doubt be back at Flash again for Maayan Nidam, Kevin Knapp and DJ Lisa Frank in the main room, along with Spreadlove Project featuring DJ Nav and Jett Chandon  in the bar, and you can be sure I’ll be getting there early to catch Lisa‘s set. Then on Sunday, if I’ve still got anything left in the tank, I’ll be heading the Eighteenth Street Lounge for Sunday’s Rooftop with Feroun and Benoit. No rest for the wicked!

Here’s my full list of picks for the weekend. Make sure you check the full listings below for all the best underground house and electronic music events in and around DC this weekend.

 Thursday Picks

Preview with Christauff and John_MFD at Flash

Playlist with Navbox, Jubilee & Ramirez at at Eighteenth Street Lounge

House Rituals with Sam “The Man” Burns and Juana Nicole at Masa 14

Amalgamation with Fracture and Moresounds at U Street Music Hall

Friday Picks

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

Guillaume & The Coutu Dumonts LiVE with Kevin Yost and Eso at Flash with Philip Goyette and Ben Jenkins in the Flash Bar

*** SOLD OUT*** Final Fever Friday: Scott Henry, Feelgood, Ani Of Deee-Lite, Onionz, Ryde, Lovegrove, Bobble, Wash, Infinity, Chris Bulla,Tony Japzon + Joe K at The Paradox, Baltimore *** SOLD OUT***

ESL Friday with 4 Hours of Funk featuring Graham Hatke & Fleg, The Metaphysical, Double A and Trev-Ski at Eighteenth Street Lounge

The World of Drum & Bass DC with Grooverider, Drumsound & Bassline Smith, DJ SS and Chrissy Criss at The Dance Loft on 14

Saturday Picks

Maayan Nidam, Kevin Knapp, DJ Lisa Frank at Flash, with Spreadlove Project featuring DJ Nav and Jett Chandon in the Flash Bar

Stanton Warriors with Worthy, Proxxy & Lantern at U Street Music Hall

*** SOLD OUT*** Final Fever Saturday: Scott Henry, Feelgood, Ani Of Deee-Lite, Onionz, Ryde, Lovegrove, Bobble, Wash, Infinity, Chris Bulla,Tony Japzon+ Joe K at The Paradox, Baltimore *** SOLD OUT***

Family Tree Afterhours w/ Keenan Orr, Ken Lazee, Gehno Aviance & Alex Gardel at Club 1722, Baltimore

ESL Saturday with Meistro, DJ Provoke, Harry Hotter, Mr Bonkerz and Conscious Contact at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Sunday Picks

Daylight End Of an Era Party with DJ Divine, DJ Bill Source, DJ YZO, DJ Rahsaan Jackson, OMG Boyz, DJ Jahsonic and DJ Ernest Fountain at Bohemian Caverns / Liv Nightclub

ESL Sunday with Sunday’s Rooftop featuring Feroun & Benoit, Sam “The Man” Burns and Honest Lee at Eighteenth Street Lounge

That’s my picks for the weekend. Please see below for the full listings. See you on the dance floor!

Thursday March 24

Preview with Christauff and John_MFD at Flash

preview at flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1689617054645823/

Playlist with Navbox, Jubilee & Ramirez at at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Playlist with Navbox, Jubilee & Ramirez at at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/993220444106254/

House Rituals with Sam “The Man” Burns and Juana Nicole at Masa 14

House Rituals with Sam “The Man” Burns and Juana Nicole at Masa 14

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/799170326853672/

Amalgamation with Fracture and Moresounds at U Street Music Hall

Amalgamation with Fracture and Moresounds at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1621680681415886/

Buena Deep with DFMO at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Buena Deep with DFMO at Jimmy Valentine's Lonely Hearts Club

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/828188757307881/

Vacanthaus on the Corner with DJ Fleg, Mr Doc and Palumbo at Corner Restaurant and Charcuterie Bar

Vacanthaus on the Corner with DJ Fleg, Mr Doc and Palumbo at Corner Restaurant and Charcuterie Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1029662670427476/

Friday March 25

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

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

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/971493162887436/

Guillaume & The Coutu Dumonts LiVE with Kevin Yost and Eso at Flash with Philip Goyette and Ben Jenkins in the Flash Bar

Guillaume & The Coutu Dumonts LiVE with Kevin Yost and Eso at Flash with Philip Goyette and Ben Jenkins in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/128441804207741/

*** SOLD OUT*** Final Fever Friday: Scott Henry, Feelgood, Ani Of Deee-Lite, Onionz, Ryde, Lovegrove, Bobble, Wash, Infinity, Chris Bulla,Tony Japzon + Joe K at The Paradox, Baltimore *** SOLD OUT***

*** SOLD OUT*** Final Fever Friday: Scott Henry, Feelgood, Ani Of Deee-Lite, Onionz, Ryde, Lovegrove, Bobble, Wash, Infinity, Chris Bulla,Tony Japzon + Joe K at The Paradox, Baltimore *** SOLD OUT***

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/194884287537068/

ESL Friday with 4 Hours of Funk featuring Graham Hatke & Fleg, The Metaphysical, Double A and Trev-Ski at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday with 4 Hours of Funk featuring Graham Hatke & Fleg, The Metaphysical, Double A and Trev-Ski at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

Silicon Based Lifeform with Doctor D and Itzjack at Steel Plate

silicon based lifeform

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1531040210530503/

The World of Drum & Bass DC with Grooverider, Drumsound & Bassline Smith, DJ SS and Chrissy Criss at The Dance Loft on 14

The World of Drum & Bass DC with Grooverider, Drumsound & Bassline Smith, DJ SS and Chrissy Criss at The Dance Loft on 14

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1049829321747757/

Way Out West with Guy Mantzur, Leo Lee at U Street Music Hall

Way Out West with Guy Mantzur, Leo Lee at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/943357572421733/

Bear Nonsense Bear Happy Hour with DJs Tommy Cornelis & Dean Sullivan at The Rock’n’Roll Hotel

Bear Nonsense Bear Happy Hour with DJs Tommy Cornelis & Dean Sullivan at The Rock’n’Roll Hotel

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1054991701211381/

Live Electronic Music at 9:30 Club Back Bar

Live Electronic Music at 9:30 Club Back Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/780030392134015/

Calentura Global!  All Vinyl featuring Analog Soul Club & Leon City Sounds at Haydee’s Restaurant

Calentura Global! All Vinyl featuring Analog Soul Club & Leon City Sounds at Haydee's Restaurant

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1661324177465428/

Pulse Fridays with DJ Beloved at Pulse Nightclub, Baltimore

Pulse Fridays with DJ Beloved at Pulse Nightclub, Baltimore

Bass Tribe Baltimore with No Sleep, Ageless & Dr. Doo at The Red Maple

Bass Tribe Baltimore with No Sleep, Ageless & Dr. Doo at The Red Maple

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1704868673094822/

Saturday March 26

Maayan Nidam, Kevin Knapp, DJ Lisa Frank at Flash, with Spreadlove Project featuring DJ Nav and Jett Chandon in the Flash Bar

Maayan Nidam, Kevin Knapp, DJ Lisa Frank at Flash, with Spreadlove Project featuring DJ Nav and Jett Chandon in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/548805538616825/

Stanton Warriors with Worthy, Proxxy & Lantern at U Street Music Hall

Stanton Warriors with Worthy, Proxxy & Lantern at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1030213177044718/

*** SOLD OUT*** Final Fever Saturday: Scott Henry, Feelgood, Ani Of Deee-Lite, Onionz, Ryde, Lovegrove, Bobble, Wash, Infinity, Chris Bulla,Tony Japzon+ Joe K at The Paradox, Baltimore *** SOLD OUT***

*** SOLD OUT*** Final Fever Saturday: Scott Henry, Feelgood, Ani Of Deee-Lite, Onionz, Ryde, Lovegrove, Bobble, Wash, Infinity, Chris Bulla,Tony Japzon+ Joe K at The Paradox, Baltimore *** SOLD OUT***

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/239669146365668/

Family Tree Afterhours w/ Keenan Orr, Ken Lazee, Gehno Aviance & Alex Gardel at Club 1722, Baltimore

Family Tree Afterhours w/ Keenan, Ken Lazee, Gehno Aviance & Alex Gardel at Club 1722, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1555714804726758/

ESL Saturday with Meistro, DJ Provoke, Harry Hotter, Mr Bonkerz and Conscious Contact at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday with Meistro, DJ Provoke, Harry Hotter, Mr Bonkerz and Conscious Contact at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

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

Good Buddies with Caleb L'Etoile & Philco ft. Bisbeaux at Rock’n’Roll Hotel

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/134405496952197/

Rags II Rublez with DJ Ragz and 13 Ruble at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Rags II Rublez with DJ Ragz and 13 Ruble at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/230880983928084/

Sunday March 27

Daylight End Of an Era Party with DJ Divine, DJ Bill Source, DJ YZO, DJ Rahsaan Jackson, OMG Boyz, DJ Jahsonic and DJ Ernest Fountain at Bohemian Caverns / Liv Nightclub

Daylight End Of an Era Party with DJ Divine, DJ Bill Source, DJ YZO, DJ Rahsaan Jackson, OMG Boyz, DJ Jahsonic and DJ Ernest Fountain at Bohemian Caverns / Liv Nightclub

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1038309239568079/

ESL Sunday with Sunday’s Rooftop featuring Feroun & Benoit, Sam “The Man” Burns and Honest Lee at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday with Sunday’s Rooftop featuring Feroun & Benoit, Sam “The Man” Burns and Honest Lee at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

Guest Record Vending Series with DJ Book and Neil Kempin at Bump’n’Grind

Bump 'n Grind

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/951814828232941/

DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC February 4 to February 7

Back once again with the ill behavior. Trying to remember what the deal was with last weekend. Apart from a brief, but worthwhile, boogie at Playlist with NavboxJubilee and Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge on Thursday, I took a break from the untz untz, so not sure what was good. I’m 99.99% sure I missed out on some epic parties, particularly the Tejada AtaxiaMyers combo at Flash and &MEPort Frank at U Hall on Friday, and of course Deep Sugar on Saturday and Benoit Sanchez at ESL on Sunday. Oh well, can’t make it to them all. Still managed a quality all vinyl session down the Rave Basement with Ramirez and Katrina (look out DC… she’s one serious selecta!) on Saturday night, so I got my music fix.

A couple of upcoming events to mention before I get into things. First up, have you grabbed your tickets to Midnight Project with Steve Tang (Emphasis / Smallville)Andy GrantDansman and R&B at a super secret warehouse location on February 20th yet? If you’re still hesitating, perhaps a 20% discount off the ticket price will help? Click the link below to get 20% off your advanced tickets… but don’t sleep! There are a limited number of discount tickets available, and they won’t last long.

I want a 20% Discount off Midnight Project Tickets!

Midnight project

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/201686743514654/

If you can’t wait until February 20th for your R&B fix, then I’ve got great news for you. DC House Grooves‘ next Body Werk party at DC9 features your favorite local underground house duo playing open to close. That’s right, R&B all night long, with unusually amazing visuals by [capsaicin]…and if that wasn’t enough, we’ve got long time local favorite DJ Double 07 bringing the heat on the heated rooftop open to close.  As always, small cover, proper vibes.

Body Werk dc9 Feb

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/947193785362970/

Ok, enough of the future parties. Next up, I wanted to give a shout to Jenifa Mayanja‘s Sound Warrior Album Fund. OK, so this isn’t a DC thing, but it’s a proper underground house music thing. Sound Warrior Records is a dj / production / record label collective founded by two of my favorite artists, Jenifa Mayanja and Dakini 9, providing a platform for female producers, and we’re not talking run of the mill dance floor cheese here, we’re talking the real quality underground shit. The Sound Warrior Album Fund is a fundraiser to help launch a Sound Warrior album and put together a Sound Warrior album tour. Please take the time to check out Sound Warrior and consider contributing. Throw in just $15 and you’ll get a copy of the album on CD. Support the underground!

More details: https://www.gofundme.com/soundwarrior

Right, back to Washington DC, and the latest edition of the DC House Grooves Meet the Locals Podcast. This edition features a great 1 hour techno mix from DAMM Str8 Podcast founder, local DJ / Producer Darius Twin:

 

Always looking for podcasts from DC based DJs, so if you’re an active DJ on the DC scene and would like to contribute a mix, please hit me up!

Another mix worth a mention this week is the first edition of a new mix series from Meet the Locals Podcast alumni PHILCO and Meegs called Meegsco (see what they did there?). Each month they plan on recording a back to back mix featuring the tracks they’ve been feeling that month, and judging by the first mix in the series, we’re in for a monthly treat! Make sure you follow PHILCO on SoundCloud so you don’t miss out on future episodes.

 

And last, but by no means least, the Beautiful Swimmers just published the full four hour recording of the Future Times Holiday Party featuring Jack J and the Beautiful Swimmers. If, like me, you couldn’t make it to the party, at least you’ve got this recording so you know what you missed.

 

Time to get into what’s on deck for this weekend. Some really amazing stuff lined up over the next few days. Thursday in particular is ridiculous; I think I’ve put almost everything in my top picks! Playlist at ESL goes from strength to strength this week with Life on Planets joining Jubilee and Ramirez behind the decks, and House Rituals at Masa 14 features the legendary Sam Burns dropping classic house goodness open to close. Then there’s Meegs and Philip Goyette at Transmission 4|4 at Velvet LoungeKompakt label boss Michael Mayer with a highly recommended extended opening set from Rosenberg at Flash and the Kaluki 10th Anniversary Tour with HectorCitizennPirate Copy and Pete Zorba at U Street Music Hall. Talk about being spoiled for choice! I think you’re just going to have to pick one and stick with it.

Friday night’s highlights are Sebastian Mullaert (aka Minilogue) LiVE with DJ Three and Charles Martin at Flash, with the Audio Zen crew in the Flash BarVictor Calderone and Sleepy & Boo at U Street Music HallSouled Out! with Aaron SparksMeegs and Raha Wala accompanied by live instruments at Zeba Bar, or for an intimate get down with the heads, Sticky Fingers Collective at Backbar with Martín MiguelGerald Norton and HOT COFFEE. Just too much to choose from! I’m gonna try and get down with the Audio Zen and Sticky Fingers crews at the very least.

Saturday night is all about Kowli & Midnight Project Present Anthony Collins, Chris Nitti & R&B for me. I’ve been wanting to get to a Kowli party in Baltimore for some time now, but I’ve either been DJing, hosting a party, or otherwise engaged. Finally the stars have aligned, and with a line up like that, how could I resist? Proper underground, after hours warehouse business from the heads. Back in DC, Karizma with Baronhawk at Flash is my top pick for the house heads, Amalgamation at Zeba Bar my pick if something a bit more grimy is your cup ‘o tea.

On Sunday, all roads lead to Eighteenth Street Lounge, offering something for everyone, with Sam Burns working his house music magic in the Gold Room, The Metaphysical doing it right in the Main Room & Groovetop with Deepcutta and Jandro out on the patio.

Here’s my full list of picks Thursday to Sunday, and you’ll find full listings with all the flyers and event links below.

Thursday Picks

Playlist with Life on Planets ( Wolf + Lamb ), Jubilee & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

Transmission 4|4 with Philip Goyette & Meegs at Velvet Lounge

Michael Mayer (Kompakt) and Rosenberg at Flash, with Preview Showcase featuring Thursday People, Jon_MFD & Christauff in the Flash Bar

Kaluki 10th Anniversary World Tour presents Hector with Citizenn, Pirate Copy, Pete Zorba at U Street Music Hall

Friday Picks

WTF?! radio show with Kochi, Tim Jackson and Corduroy Mavericks on Sugar Shack Recordings

Sebastian Mullaert (aka Minilogue) LiVE with DJ Three and Charles Martin at Flash, with Audio Zen featuring Trevor Keen, Alex Gardel and Graham Hatke in the Flash Bar

Victor Calderone with Sleepy & Boo at u Street Music Hall

Souled Out! feat. Aaron Sparks, Meegs, Raha Wala, Reemz & Matvei Sigalov at Zeba Bar

Sticky Fingers Collective at Backbar w/ Martín Miguel, Gerald Norton, & HOT COFFEE at Backbar

Saturday Picks

Kowli & Midnight Project Present Anthony Collins, Chris Nitti & R&B at Secret Location, Baltimore

Karizma, “Kaytronik: Thee Album” Release Party with Baronhawk at Flash, with Schubert & Friends featuring Schubert, Wahi, Omar Karim and Dave Martin in the Flash Bar

Amalgamation with Comodo, Lush, Werm & Refugee at Zeba Bar

ESL Saturday with Jask, Double A and Mr. Bonkerz at Eighteenth Street Loung

Blisspop Symposium with Juan Zapata, Brad Piff, Chris Kennedy & Blinkhorn at Black Cat

Sunday Picks

ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, The Metaphysical and Groovetop #NOSOFTBEATS Edition with Deepcutta and Sandro at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Aftermath Sundays featuring Sabeel Chohan at Masa 14

That’s the picks for the weekend. Not really narrowing down, I know, but there’s just so much great stuff happening in this fine city that I just don’t want to leave out any of the good shit! I’ll be back next week with another edition of the DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up featuring all the usual quality info on the best underground house and electronic music events in and around Washington DC.

Thursday Feb 4

Playlist with / Life on Planets ( Wolf + Lamb ), Jubilee & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Playlist with / Life on Planets ( Wolf + Lamb ), Jubilee & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1684802091805177/

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

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

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/545777218933285/

Michael Mayer (Kompakt) and Rosenberg at Flash, with Preview Showcase featuring Thursday People, Jon_MFD & Christauff in the Flash Bar

Michael Mayer (Kompakt) and Rosenberg at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/181083755577796/

Kaluki 10th Anniversary World Tour presents Hector with Citizenn, Pirate Copy, Pete Zorba at U Street Music Hall

Kaluki 10th Anniversary World Tour presents Hector with Citizenn, Pirate Copy, Pete Zorba at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/542571929253732/

Transmission 4|4 with Philip Goyette & Meegs at Velvet Lounge

Transmission 4|4 with Philip Goyette & Meegs at Velvet Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/519181788260713/

Fun & Bass at Revolution, Centerville

Fun & Bass at Revolution, Centerville

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1057036004359687/

Friday February 5

WTF?! radio show with Kochi, Tim Jackson and Corduroy Mavericks on Sugar Shack Recordings

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

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1234288039932974/

Sebastian Mullaert (aka Minilogue) LiVE with DJ Three and Charles Martin at Flash, with Audio Zen featuring Trevor Keen, Alex Gardel and Graham Hatke in the Flash Bar

Sebastian Mullaert (aka Minilogue) LiVE with DJ Three and Charles Martin at Flash, with Audio Zen featuring Trevor Keen, Alex Gardel and Graham Hatke in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/192933674386584/

Victor Calderone with Sleepy & Boo at u Street Music Hall

Victor Calderone with Sleepy & Boo at u Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1638369569760005/

ESL Friday with Stretch Armstrong, John Jazz, Qdup and Jahsonic at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday

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

Souled Out! feat. Aaron Sparks, Meegs, Raha Wala, Reemz & Matvei Sigalov at Zeba Bar

Souled Out! feat. Aaron Sparks, Meegs, Raha Wala, Reemz & Matvei Sigalov at Zeba Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/802422156546438/

Sticky Fingers Collective at Backbar w/ Martín Miguel, Gerald Norton, & HOT COFFEE at Backbar

Sticky Fingers Collective at Backbar w/ Martín Miguel, Gerald Norton, & HOT COFFEE at Backbar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/662335690571806/

DJ Freez (Foot Therapy) at Steel Plate

DJ Freez (Foot Therapy) at Steel Plate

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/821749961285399/

Deeply Rooted with Tony Smooth, Robert Fairbairn, & Dromme at 1831 Bar & Lounge

Deeply Rooted with Tony Smooth, Robert Fairbairn, & Dromme at 1831 Bar & Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1719354911635223/

Flotus DC with Jaz:dux & DJ Fancy at Bossa

Flotus DC with Jaz:dux & DJ Fancy at Bossa

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/171780796522853/

Night Waves at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Night Waves at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1649532911966833/

The Birthday Club feat. V-Coch at Dunya

The Birthday Club feat. V-Coch at Dunya

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1162956797065324/

Metropolis with Wizdom, CYD, Aurigami and Pat Premier at Cities

Metropolis at Cities

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/168222240213869/

Analog Soul Club and Crown Vic’s 50th Birthday Celebration with Crown Vic, Yalla Farrah & Mettabbana at Bossa Bistro & Lounge

Analog Soul Club and Crown Vic's 50th Birthday Celebration with Crown Vic, Yalla Farrah & Mettabbana at Bossa Bistro & Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/727736800694035/

Pulse Fridays with Dj Bizkit at Pulse Nightclub, Baltimore

 Pulse Fridays with Dj Bizkit at Pulse Nightclub, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/900954246678990/

Saturday Feb 6

The Milk Chocolate City Collectiv on cyberjamz.com Radio

The Milk Chocolate City Collectiv on (www.cyberjamz.com)

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1312139628812126/

Kowli & Midnight Project Present Anthony Collins, Chris Nitti & R&B at Secret Location, Baltimore

Kowli & Midnight Project Present Anthony Collins, Chris Nitti & R&B at Secret Location, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/425753084289500/

Karizma, “Kaytronik: Thee Album” Release Party with Baronhawk at Flash, with Schubert & Friends featuring Schubert, Wahi, Omar Karim and Dave Martin in the Flash Bar

Karizma, "Kaytronik: Thee Album" Release Party with Baronhawk at Flash, with Schubert & Friends featuring Schubert, Wahi, Omar Karim and Dave Martin in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/817178341743256/

ESL Saturday with Jask, Double A and Mr. Bonkerz at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday

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

Amalgamation with Comodo, Lush, Werm & Refugee at Zeba Bar

Amalgamation with Comodo, Lush, Werm & Refugee at Zeba Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1476529755990315/

Shiba San with Ken Lazee, Nick Garcia at U Street Music Hall

Shiba San with Ken Lazee, Nick Garcia at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/940331216014108/

Blisspop Symposium with Juan Zapata, Brad Piff, Chris Kennedy & Blinkhorn at Black Cat

Blisspop Symposium with Juan Zapata, Brad Piff, Chris Kennedy & Blinkhorn at Black Cat

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1547689322221810/

Raw Silk II at Safari Restaurant & Lounge, Petworth

Raw Silk II at Safari Restaurant & Lounge, Petworth

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1082070261844963/

Due North Sessions with Melanie Bell B2B Dave Cortex, DFMO & MK Skillz at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Due North Sessions with Melanie Bell B2B Dave Cortex, DFMO & MK Skillz at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/458545424337637/

Bob’s Birthday Bash w/ DJ Neville C, Yola, & Sonny Cheeba of the Empresarios at The Colony Club

Bob's Birthday Bash w/ DJ Neville C, Yola, & Sonny Cheeba of the Empresarios at The Colony Club

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1516584391976705/

Houseology: Rebirth 2016 with DJ.s Clark and A.Plane at St. Mary’s Restaurant & Lounge, Baltimore

Houseology: Rebirth 2016 with DJ.s Clark and A.Plane at St. Mary’s Restaurant & Lounge, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/651573248278329/

The UKG Social Presents Dan Gee Returns with Dan Gee, Brother Pinch & DJ Omnibus at The Depot, Baltimore

The UKG Social Presents Dan Gee Returns with Dan Gee, Brother Pinch & DJ Omnibus at The Depot, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1057144084338513/

Sunday Feb 7

ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, The Metaphysical and Groovetop #NOSOFTBEATS Edition with Deepcutta and Sandro at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, The Metaphysical and Groovetop #NOSOFTBEATS Edition with Deepcutta and Sandro at Eighteenth Street Loun

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/958367434244673/

Aftermath Sundays featuring Sabeel Chohan at Masa 14

Aftermath Sundays featuring Sabeel Chohan at Masa 14

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/198675773819591/

Keenan & Smudge present Satellite Sundays at The Satellite Room

Keenan & Smudge present Satellite Sundays at The Satellite RoomMore details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1720354444862125/