DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington January 18 to January 21

Just about recovered from an epic weekend last week. Saturday night, in particular, was nuts,  bouncing between Flash and U Street Music Hall, catching up with so many people I haven’t seen in forever, and getting to hear quality grooves from DJ KochiThroeDJ NavJus NowhereJackson RylandDimitri MaxJoe L and Markinthedark. Yeah, it was that kinda night. Sadly didn’t make it over to the warehouse for Horse Meat DiscoTNX, but by all accounts that was off the charts! It’s nights like that that remind me what an amazing underground electronic musc community we have here in Washington DC.

DC House Grooves Top PickSo about this weekend… like last week, I’ve gone down the lazy route and just posted everything to the DC House Grooves Facebook Page. Just click these links to see my full list of picks for each day, Thursday through Sunday.

Top Picks Thursday January 18

Top Picks Friday January 19

Top Picks Saturday January 20

Top Picks Sunday January 21

A few things that deserve a special mention this week. First up, DC’s premiere drum and bass crew Cadence were kind enough to invite me and Katrina Mir to drop science in the Green Room at Flash on Thursday with local legends Simon Sinestro, while Dub Phizix & Strategy bring the drums and the bass on the club level with support from  Refugee Encryption. Advanced tickets are just $12… grab yours now!

Advanced Tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1621681
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/308919969599446/

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Friday night, Uncle BennyThe Sticky Fingers Collective are on board for another epic journey on the After Hours Express, this time with Scissor & Thread‘s Francis Harris, Hot Coffee & Benoit.  Always a good time with Uncle Benny! Advanced tickets & info over on Resident Advisor.

Advanced Tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1053326

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Saturday night, we’re at it again with the DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio. Tune in from 10pm ET for quality underground grooves from me, Katrina Mir and Ramirez. Whether you’re going out or staying in, we’ve got the right vibe for your Saturday night.

Tune In Audio: http://bit.ly/UQRadio
Tune in Video: Underground Quality Radio Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/459085311155953/

If you’re not sure what we’re about, here’s the video feed from our last show as it happened:

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Later on Saturday night, early Sunday, the Sticky Fingers CollectiveBetter Listen RecordsGood Buddies and Kowli Records are joining forces for an epic afters at a secret location in Baltimore. I’ve already said too much; let’s just say you’ll want to be there.

somewhere else_ info: deepsidebaltimore@gmail.com

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That’s it for this week! Stay grooving, and I hope to see you out there on the dance floor!

DC House Grooves Top Picks September 28 to October 1

Recovered from last weekend yet? Hope so, because there’s another amazing line up of events right here in DC to keep you grooving Thursday through Sunday. The high point of last weekend for me was catching Andrey Pushkarev with support from JubileeTomTaiga at Nomad‘s warehouse joint. Always a treat to hear the Grand Ancestor Sound System in full effect! Serious vibes all round. If you haven’t heard the Grand Ancestor Sound System, and you’re curious as to what it’s all about, I highly recommend you check out Grand Ancestor presents Zion Train [UK] and Dutty Bookman [JA] with King Selassie I Sound, MC Hutchy & Grand Ancestor at the same warehouse spot this Friday.  Irie vibes on a homegrown sound system.

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1935824006697004/

Grand Ancestor Presents Zion Train [UK] and Dutty Bookman [JA] with King Selassie I Sound, MC Hutchy & Grand Ancestor at Warehouse Location

Sadly I couldn’t make it to the other highlights of last weekend, ROAM XIII or Joe Classell on the Soundwaves boat and at Sundays Rooftop, but from what I hear, it was good times all round. If, like me, you missed ROAM too, then make sure you’re free next Saturday October 7 for ROAM vs TNX, with the ridiculous line up of Palms Trax & Honey Sound System with local support from ROAM and TNX residents SamiLisa FrankTommy CornelisBil ToddBaronhawk, making sweet music on Team Zapata‘s most excellent Martin Audio sound system in another amazing warehouse location.

Advanced tix: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1009613
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/137890800153241/

ROAM x TNX present: Palms Trax + Honey Soundsystem

Before I get into this weekend’s festivities, news of a couple of other parties next weekend. On Friday, there’s Church of Secrets with Detroit legend Alton Miller supported by me,  Andy GrantBenoit HOT COFFEE at a super secret location. I can guarantee you we’ll be singing hallelujah many times before the night is out! This one’s on the down low, so if you’ve not received an invite yet, seek and you will find.

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To close out next weekend, Deep Secrets & The Stars in association with Lil Soso Productions present Let Me Show U Love with New York disco veteran Danny Krivit and local heroes Adrian Loving Tommy Cornelis at U Street Music Hall on Sunday night, October 8. Early bird tickets are just $10, and all profits will be donated to benefit the victims of hurricanes Maria, Irma, and Harvey. Doesn’t get much better than that; a legendary music line up working one of DC’s best sound systems, and all for a great cause.

Advanced tix: http://ticketf.ly/2wcixgJ
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/901810326648210/

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OK, enough about next weekend, already! What about this weekend? Looks like another incredible weekend on the dance floor in DC. I’m not sure we’re worth of all this goodness! You can catch me getting back in the saddle behind the decks on the patio at Eighteenth Street Lounge Thursday night with my brothers Jubilee Ramirez. Looking forward to throwing down with the Slope Traxx crew, and I hope to see you on the dance floor!

Playlist with Jubilee, Ramirez & Andy Grant at Eighteenth Street Lounge

On Friday night, the ladies are at it again at another edition of Ladies of the Underground  at  Ten Tigers Parlour featuring FabianaSarah Myers and Vanniety Kills. It’s going to be another amazing night of music at Ten Tigers, and it’s all for a good cause, as proceeds will be donated to the ACLU Planned Parenthood in memory of Cassidy Karakorn. Also on Friday, over at Flash, it’s Kerri Chandler‘s birthday, with the man himself playing open to close in the main room. Last time Kerri was at Flash was one of my favorite nights ever in the main room, and I’m sure on Friday night he’ll take things to the next level. Completing the line up at Flash on Friday, Philip Goyette & Juana hold things down in the green room open to close, and  Zamkov, Alex Noize & Billy Manor bring the vibe in the bar.

Kerri Chandler's Birthday Celebration at Flash with Zamkov, Alex Noize & Billy Manor in the Flash Bar

Saturday night, get yourself warmed up for a night on the town by tuning in to Episode #10 of the DC House Grooves Show on Jus-Ed‘s Underground Quality Radio with me, Andy Grant, Ramirez & Katrina Mir. We’ll be live from 10pm ET, bringing you the finest underground sounds. Whether you’re staying in or going out, we’ve got the right vibe for your Saturday night.

Tune In Audio: http://bit.ly/UQRadio
Tune In Video: http://bit.ly/UQ-Live

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Out on the town on Saturday night,  take your pick between Antal & Ron Trent at Flash celebrating 20 years of  Rush Hour Records, or check out acid / wild pitch legend DJ Pierre‘s afro acid showcase at U Street Music Hall, then close out your weekend at Sunday Love at Flash, featuring Vancouver‘s The Mole, supported by A-list locals NavboxJubileeTaiga Throe. Doesn’t get much better than that!

Sunday Love: The Mole at Flash

Here’s my full list of DC House Grooves Top Picks for the weekend, Thursday through Sunday. Plenty to keep you grooving all weekend! Check back here next Thursday, same time, same place for details on all the best underground house and electronic music events in and around DC. See you on the dance floor!

Thursday Sept 28

DC House Grooves Top PickPlaylist with Jubilee, Ramirez & Andy Grant at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Playlist with Jubilee, Ramirez & Andy Grant at Eighteenth Street LoungePlaylist with Jubilee, Ramirez & Andy Grant at Eighteenth Street Lounge

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1824695441176146/

DC House Grooves Top PickUneasy Hiding Places with Ron Jackson at Studio Gaga

Uneasy Hiding Places with Ron Jackson at Studio Gaga

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1982753158637307

DC House Grooves Top PickHouse Music Happy Hour with Tavis Keats at Mythology Restaurant & Lounge

House Music Happy Hour with Tavis Keats at Mythology Restaurant & Lounge

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1404366212943930/

Friday Sept 29

DC House Grooves Top PickKerri Chandler’s Birthday Celebration at Flash with Philip Goyette & Juana in the Green Room and  Zamkov, Alex Noize & Billy Manor in the Flash Bar

Kerri Chandler's Birthday Celebration at Flash with Zamkov, Alex Noize & Billy Manor in the Flash Bar

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/324635801325729

DC House Grooves Top PickLadies of the Underground featuring Fabiana, Sarah Myers & Vanniety Kills at Ten Tigers Parlour

Ladies of the Underground featuring Fabiana, Sarah Myers & Vanniety Kills at Ten Tigers Parlour

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/544892842569023/

DC House Grooves Top PickGrand Ancestor Presents Zion Train [UK] and Dutty Bookman [JA] with King Selassie I Sound, MC Hutchy & Grand Ancestor at Warehouse Location

Grand Ancestor Presents Zion Train [UK] and Dutty Bookman [JA] with King Selassie I Sound, MC Hutchy & Grand Ancestor at Warehouse Location

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1935824006697004/

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Friday with Nickodemus, John Jazz, Mr Bonkerz & Honest Lee at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday with Nickodemus, John Jazz, Mr Bonkerz & Honest Lee at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Info: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge/

DC House Grooves Top PickOliver with Bit Funk and Ozker at U Street Music Hall

Oliver with Bit Funk and Ozker at U Street Music Hall

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/113017769358825/

Sao Funky Friday Edition with Fort Knox Five at Tropicalia DC

Sao Funky Friday Edition with Fort Knox Five at Tropicalia DC

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/529594477379507/

Saturday Sept 30

DC House Grooves Show #10 with Andy Grant, Ramirez & Katrina Mir on Underground Quality Radio

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Tune In Audio: http://bit.ly/UQRadio
Tune In Video: http://bit.ly/UQ-Live
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/325205207942435/

DC House Grooves Top Pick20 Years of Rush Hour: Antal, Ron Trent at Flash with Sassmouth, Navbox & Adrian Loving in the Green Room and DJ Oso Fresh and DJ Soul in the Flash Bar

20 Years of Rush Hour: Antal, Ron Trent at Flash with Sassmouth, Navbox & Adrian Loving in the Green Room and DJ Oso Fresh and DJ Soul in the Flash Bar

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/107839939903560

DC House Grooves Top PickDJ Pierre with Beyun (Afro Acid Showcase) at U Street Music Hall

DJ Pierre with Beyun (Afro Acid Showcase) at U Street Music Hall

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1454609101321979/

DC House Grooves Top PickHeavy Rotation with Martín Miguel and Sean Peoples at Black Cat DC

Heavy Rotation with Martín Miguel and Sean Peoples at Black Cat DC

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1324592607649112

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Saturday with Natasha Diggs, Jerome Baker, Meistro & DJ Budman at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday with Natasha Diggs, Jerome Baker, Meistro & DJ Budman at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Info: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=165818354025

DC House Grooves Top PickOn Wax: Benbo & DJ Eli Cash at Colony Club

On Wax: Benbo & DJ Eli Cash at Colony Club

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/792535710871336/

DC House Grooves Top PickDMV House Music Day Party with DJ Paul Howard, DJ Jay Jay, Sam “The Man” Burns & DJ Oji at Local 16

DMV House Music Day Party with DJ Paul Howard, DJ Jay Jay, Sam “The Man” Burns & DJ Oji at Local 16

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1750815918505206/

DC House Grooves Top PickSubdistrick with Rude Operator & Friends – “Witchdoctor” Release Party at Backbar

Subdistrick with Rude Operator & Friends - "Witchdoctor" Release Party at Backbar

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/116327322394234/

Sunday October 1

DC House Grooves Top PickSunday Love: The Mole with Navbox, Jubilee, Taiga & Throe at Flash

Sunday Love: The Mole at Flash

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/359048171195150

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Keenan Orr & Good Buddies featuring Pacific Fur Company, Philip Goyette with Philco at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Keenan Orr & Good Buddies featuring Pacific Fur Company, Philip Goyette with Philco at Eighteenth Street Lounge

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1766832050284411

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DC House Grooves Top Picks September 14 to September 17

Keeping it short and sweet this week. Lots going on as always, what with the H Street Festival and all the quality music surrounding it, ROAM and Meso Creso‘s warehouse collaboration Crescent Dream with BarntTeddy Douglas at 4 Hours of FunkGigi Testa at House-N-U, my old college pal Dicky Trisco and Kevin Yost at Eighteenth Street Lounge, plus all the quality guests at Flash over the weekend, including  Dorian Paic, Maayan NidamJulie Marghilano, Miss JoolsBrawtherIan Pooley,DnB legend / former James Bond villain  Goldie Paradox hero Wayne Davis. You’ll find my full list of Top Picks below, complete with links to Facebook event pages so you can RSVP.

For some quality DC House Grooves action this weekend, head over to Flash on Friday, where Katrina Mir joins DJ Meegs behind the decks open to close in the Flash Bar for another edition of  Cider House Mules. Let me tell you, these ladies mean business, so wear comfortable shoes and get ready to sweat! And they’re just part of another huge Friday night line up at Flash, including Dorian Paic, Maayan Nidam, Throe, Taiga, Julie Marghilano & Miss Jools. There’s no cover for the bar, and upstairs is free with RSVP before 11pm.

RSVP for Dorian PaicMaayan Nidam at Flash

Apert:re with Dorian Paic, Maayan Nidam, Throe & Taiga at Flash, with SOL Asylum Showcase featuring Julie Marghilano & Miss Jools in the Green Room & Cider House Mules with DJ Megs & Katrina Mir in the Flash Bar

On Saturday night, tune in to the next installment of the DC House Grooves Show on Jus-Ed‘s Underground Quality Radio featuring myself, Ramirez and Katrina Mir. We’ll be keeping things deep from 10pm ET.  Tune in to the audio stream, or check Facebook for the video feed. The perfect pre-game sound track for your Saturday night out!

Tune in: http://bit.ly/UQRadio
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/288045175007467/

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That’s enough chit chat. Here’s my full list of Top Picks for the weekend. See you on the dance floor!

Thursday September 14

DC House Grooves Top PickPlaylist with Max Jacobson & Jubilee at Eighteenth Street Lounge

Playlist with Max Jacobson & Jubilee at Eighteenth Street Lounge

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1257418294362287

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

Preview Rooftop Happy Hour with Itzjack at Flash

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/350175872089166/

DC House Grooves Top PickHouse Music Happy Hour with Sunny T at Mythology Restaurant & Lounge

House Music Happy Hour with Sunny T at Mythology Restaurant & Lounge

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1404366212943930/

DC House Grooves Top PickChoice Sounds of 87-91 with Trev-ski at Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe

Choice Sounds of 87-91 with Trev-ski at Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/388366491580104

DC House Grooves Top PickMr Bonkerz (DJ Set) at MilkBoy ArtHouse, College Park

Mr Bonkerz (DJ Set at MilkBoy ArtHouse, College Park

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1495731793850129

Friday September 15

DC House Grooves Top PickFoundation Fridays feat. Yola (Grand Ancestor) at Flash

Foundation Fridays feat. Yola (Grand Ancestor) at Flash

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/113425082662474

DC House Grooves Top PickApert:re with Dorian Paic, Maayan Nidam, Throe & Taiga at Flash, with SOL Asylum Showcase featuring Julie Marghilano & Miss Jools in the Green Room & Cider House Mules with DJ Meegs & Katrina Mir in the Flash Bar

Apert:re with Dorian Paic, Maayan Nidam, Throe & Taiga at Flash, with SOL Asylum Showcase featuring Julie Marghilano & Miss Jools in the Green Room & Cider House Mules with DJ Megs & Katrina Mir in the Flash Bar

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/523499161315980

DC House Grooves Top PickROAM & Meso Creso present Crescent Dream with Barnt, DJ Lisa Frank, Sami, V:Shal Kanware & Mattabbana at Warehouse Location

ROAM & Meso Creso present Crescent Dream with Barnt, DJ Lisa Frank, Sami, V:Shal Kanware & Mattabbana at Warehouse Location

Advanced tickets: http://bit.do/CRESCENTDREAM
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1452614778165564

DC House Grooves Top Pick4 Hours of Funk with Teddy Douglas, Davon & Graham Hatke at The Windup Space

4 Hours of Funk with Teddy Douglas, Davon & Graham Hatke at The Windup Space

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/108483773226074/

DC House Grooves Top PickTransplants (Blueprint Takeover Impromptu Party) at Studio Gaga

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RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1608291782575281

DC House Grooves Top PickSafari DC Presents: An ArtLure Pop-Up Show with Oamr, Symmetrical & Zamkov at Safari DC Restaurant and Lounge

Safari DC Presents: An ArtLure Pop-Up Show with Oamr, Symmetrical & Zamkov at Safari DC Restaurant and Lounge

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1940508106271706

Blinkhorn, Blumenthal, MaxMalady, Rewak at Backbar

Blinkhorn, Blumenthal, MaxMalady, Rewak at Backbar

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/190565428151248/

Saturday September 16

DC House Grooves Show #09 with Andy Grant, Ramirez & Katrina Mir on Underground Quality Radio

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Tune in: http://bit.ly/UQRadio
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/288045175007467/

DC House Grooves Top PickBrawther & Benoit at Flash, with Better Listen Sessions featuring Martín Miguel, Heights & Eric Schwab in the Green Room and Deep Tech 1 Year Anniversary featuring Jon Swink, Nick Flynn, Tim Glusko, Pershan & Mr Wright in the Flash Bar

Brawther & Benoit at Flash, with Better Listen Sessions featuring Martín Miguel, Heights & Eric Schwab in the Green Room and Deep Tech 1 Year Anniversary featuring Jon Swink, Nick Flynn, Tim Glusko, Pershan & Mr Wright in the Flash Bar

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1996121173963956/

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Saturday with Dicky Trisco, John Jazz, Thomas Blondet & Conscious Contact at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday with Dicky Trisco, John Jazz, Thomas Blondet & Conscious Contact at Eighteenth Street Lounge

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/18thStLounge/

DC House Grooves Top PickBeatBox DC Presents: House Royalty with DJ LoveGrove, DJ Meets, Mookie Wizzo, Sam “The Man” Burns, Tim Jackson & Vanniety Kills at the H Street Festival

BeatBox DC Presents: House Royalty with DJ LoveGrove, DJ Meets, Mookie Wizzo, Sam “The Man” Burns, Tim Jackson & Vanniety Kills at the H Street Festival

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/299929640481552/

DC House Grooves Top PickOne Love Massive Live at H Street Festival with Symmetrical Kitty’s Saloon

One Love Massive Live at H Street Festival with Symmetrical Kitty's Saloon

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/2005798269655124/

DC House Grooves Top Pick2017 H Street Festival

2017 H Street Festival

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/844297415734717/

DC House Grooves Top PickElevate Rooftop Pool Party with DJ Genna, Benoit, Andrey Bazza & Tony Smooth at The Embassy Row Hotel

Elevate Rooftop Pool Party with DJ Genna, Benoit, Andrey Bazza & Tony Smooth at The Embassy Row Hotel

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/279007909266776

DC House Grooves Top PickHouse-N- U with Gigi Testa & Derrick “D-Train” Coleman at Ten Tigers Parlour

House-N- U with Gigi Testa & Derrick “D-Train” Coleman at Ten Tigers Parlour

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/163646307526691

DC House Grooves Top PickPhunked UP! 0with Adrian Collazo, DJ Say What?, and StrikeStone! At Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

Phunked UP! 0with Adrian Collazo, DJ Say What?, and StrikeStone! At Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/111661476202216

DC House Grooves Top PickFeed Me Disco featuring Eau Claire and Ozker at U Street Music Hall

Feed Me Disco featuring Eau Claire and Ozker at U Street Music Hall

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/131355610803074/

DC House Grooves Top PickFathom Experiment #4: Venus is Venus is Venus at Dupont Underground

Fathom Experiment #4: Venus is Venus is Venus at Dupont Underground

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/266523090506927/

DC House Grooves Top PickClassical Trax Drum House: Suda with Panch, Benbo & L’Enfant at Backbar

Classical Trax Drum House: Suda with Panch, Benbo & L’Enfant at Backbar

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1907059809544662

Sunday August 17

DC House Grooves Top PickSunday Love with Ian Pooley, Samantha Francesca, Marko Peli, Tony Smooth and DJ Bazza at Flash

Sunday Love with Ian Pooley, Samantha Francesca, Marko Peli, Tony Smooth and DJ Bazza at Flash

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/287460195066657

DC House Grooves Top PickCadence Turns 4 with Goldie, Subversions & Vanniety Kills at Flash, with Wayne “Big Poppa” Davis and Buster in the Green Room at Flash

Cadence Turns 4 with Goldie, Subversions & Vanniety Kills at Flash, with Wayne “Big Poppa” Davis and Buster in the Green Room at Flash

Advanced Tickets: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1516772
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/121249051810046/

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Harry Hotter & Good Buddies featuring Kevin Yost with Philco & Jandro at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Harry Hotter & Good Buddies featuring Kevin Yost with Philco & Jandro at Eighteenth Street Lounge

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1888180454764117/

DC House Grooves Top Pick4th Annual Dance & Music Festival at Veteran’s Plaza, Silver Spring

4th Annual Dance & Music Festival at Veteran’s Plaza, Silver Spring

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/456892634681458/

 

DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: Three Year Anniversary Edition June 29 to July 4

Never thought I’d be typing this, but welcome to the three year anniversary edition of the DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up, or post number 156! I can’t believe it has been three years since I started this weekly post listing out all the best underground house and electronic music events in and around DC, and it has been an honor and a privilege to have a ringside seat documenting the evolution of underground dance music culture here in the nation’s capital. To celebrate three years of the Weekend Round Up, we’re throwing a party in the Green Room at Flash on Saturday night, featuring the three residents of the DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio: Andy Grant, Ramirez and Katrina Mir. We’re just part of another fantastic Saturday night line up at Flash, featuring house music legend Chez Damier and local hero Solomon Sanchez in the main room and the USB crew in the bar. Check out the flyer below for the full line up! We’re looking forward to seeing you on the rooftop at Flash on Saturday night!

Advanced tickets: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1491649

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1542278972472366/

Back 2 Basics with Chez Damier & Solomon Sanchez at Flash, with DC House Grooves 3 Year Anniversary featuring Andy Grant, Ramirez & Katrina Mir in the Green Room and USB featuring Noah Curtis, Nick Flynn, Tim Glusko B2B DJ Swink & Todd b2b JP Jed in the Flash Bar

When I started the Weekend Round Up, I told myself that, if I was going to do it, I had to commit to doing it every week, never missing a post, and for the past three years, I haven’t missed one. I’ve been late a couple of times, and there have been a few that have been a little light on content, but every Wednesday night or Thursday morning, I’ve been hitting that publish button! The format has evolved over time, but the core theme has remained the same: highlighting the best underground house and electronic music events in and around DC each week, The thing is, compiling and writing up these events each week takes a lot of time, and I have to fit it in somewhere between my day job, family commitments and DJing. For the past three years, Monday through Wednesday nights after I get back form my day job have basically been dedicated to the Weekend Round Up, barely leaving me time to think about why I’m doing it and where I want to take it in future. With that in mind, I’m planning on taking some time off from publishing the Weekend Round Up to give me some time to think and plan for the future of DC House Grooves. I’m sure you’ll still see the DC House Grooves Top Pick logo cropping up in event pages here and there, and I plan on keeping the Meet the Locals Podcast going; I’m just going to take a break from this weekly post for a bit. The thing is, this has become such a routine by now, it’s going to be a hard habit to break! Curious to see how long I last.

Ok with that all out of the way, time to get into things for this weekend. With July 4 landing on Tuesday this year, this week’s post covers all the best events Thursday through Tuesday, including some tasty looking options for getting your groove on on Independence Day. What’s really interesting is seeing many of the same events and same names from the first ever Weekend Round Up, only bigger and better! That first edition featured ROAM IV, with an amazing all local line up, but on a much smaller scale than this Saturday’s ROAM XII: Randomer. There was also a July 4 Soundwaves Boat Party, and next Tuesday you can board the Soundwaves boat again for another Independence Day cruise down the Potomac. July 4 weekend in 2014 also featured a strong line up of events at Flash, but nothing compared to what they’ve got lined up for us this year! 6 days of quality underground events Thursday through Tuesday.

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Here’s the full listings Thursday June 29 through Independence Day, including all my Top Picks, plus everything else on my radar. If you’ve found DC House Grooves a useful resource over the past three years, I hope you can join me, Ramirez and Katrina Mir in the Green Room at Flash on Saturday to celebrate 3 years! Please keep DC House Grooves bookmarked,  and make sure you like the DC House Grooves Facebook Page to stay up to date with future developments. Not sure how long it will be until the next edition. Hope to see you all out and about this weekend!

Thursday June 29

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Thursday with Keenan Orr & Playlist featuring Jubilee and Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Thursday with Keenan Orr & Playlist featuring Jubilee and Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Thursday with Keenan Orr & Playlist featuring Jubilee and Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/847820248700500/

DC House Grooves Top PickRegrets Only Vol 29 with Sami%SuYung at Ten Tigers Parlour

Regrets Only Vol 29 with Sami%SuYung at Ten Tigers Parlour

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/242864162878345/

DC House Grooves Top PickPreview Rooftop Happy Hour with Darius Twin at Flash

Preview Rooftop Happy Hour with Darius Twin at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1809060426076179/

DC House Grooves Top PickSaeed Younan in the Green Room at Flash

Saeed Younan in the Green Room at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1908054972816825

DC House Grooves Top PickNightFlight with Kundalini at Cafe Saint Ex

NightFlight with Kundalini at Cafe Saint Ex

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/272745539814289

Dzeko at Soundcheck

Dzeko at Soundcheck

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1280346205412569/

House Music Happy Hour at Mythology Restaurant & Lounge

House Music Happy Hour at Mythology Restaurant & Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1380054182082213/

Friday June 30

DC House Grooves Top PickNick Höppner with Shanti Celeste and Samantha Francesca at Flash, with DJ Free & Sleepy G in the Green Room and River Bennett & Pacific Fur Company in the Flash Bar

Nick Höppner with Shanti Celeste and Samantha Francesca at Flash, with DJ Free & Sleepy G in the Green Room and River Bennett & Pacific Fur Company in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/293521477760249/

DC House Grooves Top PickThe NeedlExchange Residents Night with Bil Todd, Baronhawk, Tommy Cornelis & Dj Lisa Frank at Ten Tigers Parlour

The NeedlExchange Residents Night with Bil Todd, Baronhawk, Tommy Cornelis & Dj Lisa Frank at Ten Tigers Parlour

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1846591598935460/

Sao Funky Friday with Fort Knox Five at Tropicalia

sao funky

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/711516895722882

DC House Grooves Top PickSilicon Based Lifeform with Doktor Boss & Darius Twin at Safari DC Restaurant & Lounge

Silicon Based Lifeform with Doktor Boss & Darius Twin at Safari DC Restaurant & Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1469218323099963/

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Friday with 4 Hours of Funk featuring Graham & Fleg, Philip Goyette and Stylus Chris at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday with 4 Hours of Funk featuring Graham & Fleg, Philip Goyette and Stylus Chris at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

DC House Grooves Top PickKamalata Live at Tropicalia

Kamalata Live at Tropicalia

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/440411263009667/

Erick Morillo at Soundcheck

Erick Morillo at Soundcheck

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/196369510886775/

Electronic Music  with The Aux Send, Joel Blumenthal & TVNNR & DJ at Back Bar

Electronic Music  with The Aux Send, Joel Blumenthal & TVNNR & DJ at Back Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1562507270467797/

DJ Ex Ex Ex & Discuji at Diskobar, Baltimore

DJ Ex Ex Ex & Discuji at Diskobar, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1755286284487459/

Brohug with Bortz, Rucca at A.i.

Brohug with Bortz, Rucca at A.i.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1687060248257641

Saturday July 1

DC House Grooves Top PickBack 2 Basics with Chez Damier & Solomon Sanchez at Flash, with DC House Grooves 3 Year Anniversary featuring Andy Grant, Ramirez & Katrina Mir in the Green Room and USB featuring Noah Curtis, Nick Flynn, Tim Glusko B2B DJ Swink & Todd b2b JP Jed in the Flash Bar

Back 2 Basics with Chez Damier & Solomon Sanchez at Flash, with DC House Grooves 3 Year Anniversary featuring Andy Grant, Ramirez & Katrina Mir in the Green Room and USB featuring Noah Curtis, Nick Flynn, Tim Glusko B2B DJ Swink & Todd b2b JP Jed in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1542278972472366/

DC House Grooves Top PickROAM XII: Randomer, DJ Lisa Frank, Chris Nitti, Sami & Jett Chandon B2B Djoser at Warehouse Location

ROAM XII: Randomer, DJ Lisa Frank, Chris Nitti, Sami & Jett Chandon B2B Djoser at Warehouse Location

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/287950328324864

DC House Grooves Top PickElevate Rooftop Pool Party (Independence Day Edition) with Megs, Andrey Bazza, Tony Smooth & Vince Christopher at Embassy Row Hotel

 Elevate Rooftop Pool Party (Independence Day Edition) with Megs, Andrey Bazza, Tony Smooth & Vince Christopher at Embassy Row Hotel

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/478441949164738/

DC House Grooves Top PickHouse-N- U with Tyrone Francis & DJ A.Plane at Ten Tigers Parlour

House-N- U with Tyrone Francis & DJ A.Plane at Ten Tigers Parlour

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/302259676885709/

DC House Grooves Top PickBlack Lotus Party with Booda Monk & Graham Hatke at The Crown, Baltimore

Black Lotus Party with Booda Monk & Graham Hatke at The Crown, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/427096081008836/

DC House Grooves Top PickFeed Me Disco with Eau Claire, Bête Noire b2b Fady D at U Street Music Hall

Feed Me Disco with Eau Claire, Bête Noire b2b Fady D at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1184417235020317/

ESL Saturday with Mr Bonkerz, Conscious Contact & John Jazz at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Saturday with Mr Bonkerz, Conscious Contact & John Jazz at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

SunDown: Riza, MLEM, Makz at Flash

SunDown: Riza, MLEM, Makz at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/116003315665940/

Tunnel Vision DC with Sophie Meiers & Vide, Zotti & Samsin, Lean Quatifah and James P at Dupont Underground

Tunnel Vision DC with Sophie Meiers & Vide, Zotti & Samsin, Lean Quatifah and James P at Dupont UndergroundTunnel Vision DC with Sophie Meiers & Vide, Zotti & Samsin, Lean Quatifah and James P at Dupont Underground

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/392902851105655

Lucky Cloud with guest Calvin Garner & Resident Zik Jabar at Diskobar, Baltimore

Lucky Cloud with guest Calvin Garner & Resident Zik Jabar at Diskobar, Baltimore

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1353880651360661/

Sunday July 2

DC House Grooves Top PickSuper Love: Atish, Mandar, Navbox, Edo & Throe B2B Jus Nowhere at Flash

Super Love: Atish, Mandar, Navbox, Edo & Throe B2B Jus Nowhere at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/388574104871974/

DC House Grooves Top PickChasing Sundays with Mind Control, Fred Mas & Alex Haje at Public Bar

Chasing Sundays with Mind Control, Fred Das & Alex Have at Public Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/875661795915517/

DC House Grooves Top PickThe Sam Burns Boat Party & friends feat. Dj Oji

The Sam Burns Boat Party & friends feat. Dj Oji

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1367730706607777

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Team Zapata, Conscious Contact, Harry Hotter and Sundays Workshop with Benoit & Philco at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Team Zapata, Conscious Contact, Harry Hotter and Sundays Workshop with Benoit & Philco at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1932500643686766/

Independence Day Weekend Boat Party with The Eskimo Brothers, Dromme & Remme Labeaux

Independence Day Weekend Boat Party with The Eskimo Brothers, Dromme & Remme Labeaux

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1866889006658289/

Monday July 3

DC House Grooves Top PickThe Big Boom with SkiiTour & Fort Knox Five at U Street Music Hall

The Big Boom with SkiiTour & FK5 at U Street Music Hall

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1059492474150552

HouseArrest: zacheser, Riza, Saad Ashraf at Rock & Roll Hotel

HouseArrest: zacheser, Riza, Saad Ashraf at Rock & Roll Hotel

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/245189299311774/

Flashy Monday for 4th of July with DJ TWiN and Sean Morris at Flash

Flashy Monday for 4th of July with DJ TWiN and Sean Morris at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/843542375803211/

Independence Day July 4

DC House Grooves Top PickSoundwaves Boat Party with Canson & Lisa Frank

soundwaves

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1799957776982658

DC House Grooves Top Pick

Flashworks with Sarah Myers, Philip Goyette, Juan Zapata, Benoit & Meegs at Flash

flashworks

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/147315005828842

DC House Grooves Top PickKowli Records 4th July BBQ with Feroun, Graham Hatke, Jmack, Nerftoss, Novac & Strikestone at Location TBA

Kowli Records 4th July BBQ with Feroun, Graham Hatke, Jmack, Nerftoss, Novac & Strikestone at Location TBA

DC House Grooves Top PickThe UKG Social Block Party with Tommy Davis at The Ynot Lot

The UKG Social Block Party with Tommy Davis at The Ynot Lot

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/103379756903097/

 

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