DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC August 16 to August 19

Major thanks to everyone who came out to Beats Maneuver with Rissa Garcia on Sunday night. After great sets from KochiKatrina Mir, and I guess a half decent effort from me, Rissa really delivered the goods, with a killer set of pure house music that had me throwing some major shapes on the dance floor. It won’t be the last time we see Rissa here in DC, you can be sure of that! DJ Nav and Jandro closed out the night back to back, providing the perfect sound track to a late surge on the dance floor. I can’t wait for the next one, which happens to be just around the corner! Mark August 26 in your calendar, when we’ve got Lyssa flying in from Canada to rock the Beats Maneuver dance floor. Full details coming soon!

Before I get into this week’s events, I’m pleased to announce DC House Grooves is taking part in this year’s Capital House Music Festival in Meridian Hill Park on Labor Day, September 3. This is a free, family friendly festival to raise awareness and funds for Inner City Youth Music Programs, and features a diverse line up including The E CussionistDeacon Izzy & the CongregationDJ Jay JayChosen, BenoitTee AlfordDJ Tantra, yours truly Andy Grant and of course the man, the legend, Sam The Man Burns. All permits are in place, and we’ll be lost in the music from 12pm to 9pm. We couldn’t be more excited to be involved in this house music celebration, and we hope you can join us in the park on Labor Day! Full info on the Capital House Music Festival Facebook Page and Capital House Music Festival Website.

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

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So what’s going on this weekend? Well, Friday night, the DC House Grooves crew, myself, RamirezKatrina Mir,  is taking control of the Green Room at Flash for an evening of quality underground house music, open to close. If you’ve tuned in to the DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio, you know what to expect. It’s going to be another incredible night of music at Flash,  with Art DepartmentNitin and  Sarah Myers on the club level, and local favorites Philco Alex Eljaiek in the Flash Bar. Quality music all night long on all three floors. Advanced tickets are recommended, but we might just have a few list spots available. Hit me up through the DC House Grooves Facebook Page and I’ll see what I can do 🙂

Advance tickets: https://ticketf.ly/2KfvXPV
RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/225745414751520/

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Saturday night, we’ll be at it again on the DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio. For episode #31, we’ll be broadcasting live from DJ Kochi‘s pool side studio not to far from Washington DC, with a show featuring residents Katrina MirRamirez and myself, with added grooves from special guest DJ Kochi. Tune in from 10pm at the links below.

Tune In Audio: http://bit.ly/UQRadio
Tune in Video: Underground Quality Radio
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/415779505612104/

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OK, here’s this week’s DC House Grooves Top Picks links, featuring all the best underground house and electronic music events in and around DC this weekend. Sadly, I just don’t have time to do them all justice with a decent write up, so I share them on the DC House Grooves Facebook Page and link to them from here. Just click the link to see the list of my Top Picks for each day, Thursday through Sunday.

Top Picks Thursday August 16

Top Picks Friday August 17

Top Picks Saturday August 18

Top Picks Sunday August 19

As for highlights this week, on Thursday, those with an interest in music production should head to Flash early doors for Headroom Listening Sessions, then drum and bass heads should stick around for Cadence with Doc Scott A-Sides. For the very best in deep, underground house music on Thursday,  Playlist at Eighteenth Street Lounge  is your best bet. This week, resident Jubilee is joined by Flash‘s Edo for what’s sure to be an amazing night on the patio.

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Friday night, get your night started off right at El Techo with Oliver Caine, join us for DC House Grooves in the Green Room at Flash until close, then head to the warehouse for afters for LENG & Inn(er)net present Roska & DJ Lag. Another great opportunity to get bathed in the warm analog bass of the Grand Ancestor sound system. Advance tickets recommended! 

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Saturday afternoon, there’s a great line up for the Elevate Rooftop Pool Party at The Embassy Row Hotel, with BenoitVince ChristopherKayLaSoul and Tony Smooth bringing the vibes in the sunshine. We had a blast at the last Elevate; a great way to spend your Saturday afternoon! The food and drinks are top notch, too! Saturday night, Flash hosts the legendary Derrick Carter and DJ Aakmael ably supported by locals  NavboxHot Coffee and Jandro. For something more intimate, away from the U Street crowds, check out Plastic Dreams with Johnson Lee and Stereophonik. Rare house joints served up fresh from the wax all night long, no cover! For afters, all roads lead to the warehouse again for Late Night Mischief, Early Morning Love with OnionzChadwick and Team Zapata. Shaping up to be another amazing night at the warehouse!

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Sunday, tech house heads should make their way to  Public Bar and join the tribe for  Rooftop Sessions with Saeed Younan special guest Mark Fanciulli and opening set from Sabeel Chohan. Advance tickets just $10 from Eventbrite, $15 on the door.

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For quality deep house this Sunday, head to Eighteenth Street Lounge for Sam Burns‘ weekly residency, and another edition of Sunday’s Rooftop with Jovonn and resident  Benoit. Always quality headliners at Sunday’s Rooftop, no cover all night long.

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That’s all I’ve got time for this week. I hope you can join us on the rooftop at Flash this Friday for another DC House Grooves session. If not, I hope to see you out and about real soon. See you on the dance floor!

DC House Grooves Show #16 with Andy Grant, Ramirez & Katrina Mir

DC House Grooves show residents Andy Grant, Ramirez & Katrina Mir are back for their first show of 2018 at 10pm ET / 4am CET. You know what to expect: quality underground dance music, live from DC House Grooves HQ in Washington DC.

For audio only, tune in at http://bit.ly/UQRadio

Tune in to the DC House Grooves Show every other Saturday on Underground Quality Radio.

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DC House Grooves Weekend Round Up: The Best Underground House and Electronic Music Events in Washington DC Memorial Day Weekend May 25 to May 28

Kicking off this week with news about DC House Grooves‘ new venture, the DC House Grooves radio show on DJ Jus-Ed‘s Underground Quality Radio. I’ve been a fan of Jus-Ed since the early days of Underground Quality, so it’s a huge honor for DC House Grooves to be added to the Underground Quality Radio line up. We will be broadcasting every two weeks on Saturday night / Sunday morning, from 10am ET / 4am CET. The show will feature me, Andy GrantKatrina Mir and DJ Ramirez bringing you the deepest, freshest underground cuts. Anyone who has heard the three of us jamming together knows to expect the unexpected. Three talented DJs with very different styles, taking turns, each time raising the bar and challenging the next DJ to do better: it’s a recipe for an amazing musical journey. The three of us have been jamming on the regular in private for some time, but now it’s time to take it public! Whether you’re in the US pre-gaming before going out, or in Europe and just back from the club, tune in to the DC House Grooves Radio with Andy Grant, Ramirez & Katrina Mir on Underground Quality Radio every two weeks on a Saturday night for a musical journey you won’t forget. Make sure you join us in the chat room when you tune in!

Tune in to the DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1596062953771505/

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Before I get into this weekend’s shenanigans, news of a couple of things coming up next weekend. On Saturday June 3, there’s another chance to get down with Sam Burns as you cruise down the Potomac, with support from Cadence‘s Vanniety Kills. That’s right! It’s another edition of The Sam Burns Boat Party with Sam “The Man” himself and  Vanniety Kills. I played at the last Sam Burns Boat Party, and it was an amazing celebration of house music with a more than enthusiastic crowd! DC House Grooves has secured a 30% discount off advanced tickets for our readers, but don’t hesitate! This discount won’t be around next week. Take advantage of this amazing deal and grab your tickets now!

I want 30% off The Sam Burns Boat Party with Vanniety Kills

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/160002894529726/

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Something else you need to know about next week is Flash‘s 4-Year anniversary (can you believe it has been 4 years?), and to celebrate, they’ve put together a stellar line up from Wednesday through Sunday, featuring Paco OsunaJeremy OlanderNico Stojan SleeparchiveBenjamin DamageHopsKate Simko & the London Electronic Orchestra and Varhat, plus of course many of your favorite locals. See the flyer below, and come back to DC House Grooves next week for full details.

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New podcast alert! The DC House Grooves Meet the Locals Podcast has reached it’s half century: Episode #50 features an amazing celebration of pure disco joy from Eighteenth Street Lounge resident Adrian Collazo. This one has been on repeat since Adrian sent it over, and it’s the perfect mix to celebrate our half century! You can catch Adrian Collazo this Thursday making his debut in the main room at Eighteenth Street Lounge. Not to be missed!

 

OK then, let’s dig in to this week’s festivities. While many of our friends are heading off to Motor City for the annual Memorial Day Weekend mayhem surrounding Movement Festival, for those of us staying here in DC there’s plenty to keep us busy! As usual, you’ll find full listings below from Thursday through Sunday, with all my DC House Grooves Top Picks highlighted with the Top Pick logo. Before we get into that, though, I want to call out a few very special anniversaries taking place this weekend. On Saturday, House-N-U celebrates it’s first anniversary at Ten Tigers Parlour with Shelter legend Timmy Regisford, fresh from his appearance at the DMV House Music Fest in Malcolm X Park, and with support from residents Andrew Hogans and Derrick D-Train ColemanTimmy Regisford in the intimate surroundings on Ten Tigers Parlour is sure to be very special night. Gonna need to bring extra baby powder! I can imagine this one filling up to capacity, so I’d recommend picking up advanced tickets if you don’t want to miss out!

Advanced Tickets for House-N-U with Timmy Regisford
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/194543221046955/

House-n-U with Timmy Regisford, Andrew Hogans and Derrick D-Train Coleman at The Tigers Parlour

On Sunday night, there’s not one, not two, but three very special anniversaries! At Eighteenth Street LoungeSam “The Man” Burns is celebrating 10 years of his residency in the Gold Room with special guests Mikki Afflick and DJ Stingray. Also at ESL on Sunday, The Metaphysical and Keenan Orr hold things down in the main room, while Farid Stylus Chris bring the heat out on the patio, while up in the Jazz Room,  Alvaro CalmetPhilco Benoit complete the line up at another edition of Sundays Workshop.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/472067673128593

ESL Sunday with Sam “The Man” Burns, Mikki Afflick, DJ Stingray, Farid, Stylus Chris, The Metaphysical, Keenan Orr & Sunday's Workshop with Alvaro Calmet(Peru) & Benoit at Eighteenth Street Lounge

On the other side of town, everyone’s favorite dive bar Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club celebrates it’s 10 Year Anniversary, with an incredible line up of locals who have graced the decks at Jimmy’s over the years:  Team Zapata, Joe L, Jeff Hancock, Jandro, Mettabbana, Beatrix & Dive & Lie Wrecked. Such a special occasion that DC Brau has brewed a special pale weizenbock named Total Victory to celebrate! The party kicks off at 9pm and goes late! No work on Monday, so no excuses 🙂

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/439744569720390

Jimmy Valentine's 10 Year Anniversary with Team Zapata, Joe L, Jeff Hancock, Jandro, Mettabbana, Beatric & Dive & Lie Wrecked at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club

The third anniversary party on Sunday is the 11th anniversary of Daylight at 201 Bar, featuring DJ Divine, DJ Miss H.E.R.,DJ Stylus & DJ Ernest Fountain throwing down the finest R&B Dance classics, old school house, Soulful house & Golden era Hip Hop. Vibes guaranteed!

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/242832809526528

Daylight Anniversary 11 with DJ Divine, DJ Miss H.E.R., DY Stylus & DJ Ernest Fountain at 201 Bar

Here’s this week’s full listings of all the best underground house and electronic music events in and around Washington DC Thursday through Sunday. Don’t forget to tune in to the DC House Grooves Radio Show on Underground Quality Radio at 10pm on Saturday night, and I’ll see you back here, same time, same place next week for everything you need to know about where to find the best dance floor action in Washington DC.

Thursday May 25

DC House Grooves Top PickESL Thursday with Adrian Collazo & Playlist with Jubilee, Ramirez & Navbox at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Thursday with Adrian Collazo & Playlist with Jubilee, Ramirez & Navbox at Eighteenth Street Lounge

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/415895138790865

DC House Grooves Top PickRegrets Only Vol. 24 Sirene’s Going Away Party with Meegs & DJ Lisa Frank at Ten Tigers Parlour

Regrets Only Vol. 24 Sirene's Going Away Party with Meegs & DJ Lisa Frank at Ten Tigers Parlour

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1964322390456398

DC House Grooves Top PickHouse Music Happy Hour with DJ Kevy Kev at Mythology Restaurant and Lounge

House Music Happy Hour with DJ Kevy Kev at Mythology Restaurant and Lounge

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

DC House Grooves Top PickPreview Rooftop Happy Hour with Tim Cook at Flash

Preview Rooftop Happy Hour with Tim Cook at Flash

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2256986464525646/

DC House Grooves Top PickClaptone with Bella & J-Tek at Flash, with Heather Femia in the Green Room

Claptone with Bella & J-Tek at Flash, with Heather Femia in the Green Room

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1513834978640453

DC House Grooves Top PickNightFlight Transit Takeover with Shaft XXL, Crispanic, Ramiro & DJ AL at Cafe Saint Ex

NightFlight Transit Takeover with Shaft XXL, Crispanic, Ramiro & DJ AL at Cafe Saint Ex

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1386042284780646

DJ Diaspora at Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe

DJ Diaspora at Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/887766524697136

A-Trak at Soundcheck

A-Trak at Soundcheck

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/407442266291162

Friday May 26

DC House Grooves Top PickLee Burridge with Meegs b2b Marko Peli at Flash, with Uptown House Experience with DJ Nav, Charles Martin & Lexus King in the Green Room and Cider House Mules with Jake Clemens & Randy Masiello in the Flash Bar

Lee Burridge with Meegs b2b Marko Peli at Flash, with Uptown House Experience with DJ Nav, Charles Martin & Lexus King in the Green Room and Cider House Mules with Jake Clemens & Randy Masiello in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1650427108600157

DC House Grooves Top PickSilicon Based Lifeform with Eli PFC, Darius Twin & Doktor D at Dr Clock’s Nowhere Bar

Silicon Based Lifeform with Eli PFC, Darius Twin & Doktor D at Dr Clock's Nowhere Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/827429494072991/

DC House Grooves Top PickChoice Sounds with Trev-ski & special guest Joe L. at Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe

Choice Sounds with Trev-ski & special guest Joe L. at Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/262300707571813/

DC House Grooves Top PickLENG & Forecast Present Parris with Jett Chandon, Joser & Panch at Backbar

LENG & Forecast Present Parris with Jett Chandon, Joser & Panch at Backbar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/259767871156678

DC House Grooves Top PickMarket SW Summer Night Market Kick Off with Yola & David at Market SW

 Market SW Summer Night Market Kick Off with Yola & David at Market SW

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1672807162746825/

DC House Grooves Top PickWade Hammes, Zamkov & Oamr at Ten Ten Tigers Parlour

Wade Hammes, Zamkov & Oamr at Ten Ten Tigers Parlour

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/233522670464986

ESL Friday with Empresarios Sound System, Philip Goyette & Gudo at Eighteenth Street Lounge

ESL Friday with Empresarios Sound System, Philip Goyette & Gudo at Eighteenth Street Lounge

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

Joseph Capriati with Mina at Soundcheck

Joseph Capriati with Mina at Soundcheck

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/860683554096471

Jimmy Valentine’s 10 Year Anniversary: Pray for Dance with Steeple and DJ Anthopower

Jimmy Valentine’s 10 Year Anniversary: Pray for Dance with Steeple and DJ Anthopower

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1384275521662951

Saturday May 27

DC House Grooves Top PickDMV House Music Fest Pt. 1 with DJ Kevy Kev, Ozzie Mandias, Jay Jay Tate, Sam “The Man” Burns at Timmy Regisford at Malcolm X Park

DMV House Music Fest Pt. 1 with DJ Kevy Kev, Ozzie Mandias, Jay Jay Tate, Sam “The Man” Burns at Timmy Regisford at Malcolm X Park

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1750815918505206

DC House Grooves Top PickHouse-N-U with Timmy Regisford, Andrew Hogans and Derrick D-Train Coleman at The Tigers Parlour

House-n-U with Timmy Regisford, Andrew Hogans and Derrick D-Train Coleman at The Tigers Parlour

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/194543221046955/

DC House Grooves Top PickDC House Grooves Radio Show #01 with Andy Grant, Ramirez & Katrina Mir on Underground Quality Radio

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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1596062953771505/

DC House Grooves Top PickAdam Port with Jus Nowhere B2B Throe at Flash, wth Voigtmann & Benoit in the Green Room and Natural Resources with Pacific Fur Company, HOT COFFEE and Philip Goyette in the Flash Bar

Adam Port with Jus Nowhere B2B Throe at Flash, wth Voigtmann & Benoit in the Green Room and Natural Resources with Pacific Fur Company, HOT COFFEE and Philip Goyette in the Flash Bar

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/449793718690973/

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