Andy Grant, Ramirez & Katrina Mir are back for another edition of the DC House Grooves Show, featuring another exceptional blend of deep, underground, soulful house music served up fresh from the wax. Tune in below from 10pm ET on Saturday September 14.
Fun times at Darkroom in Baltimore last Saturday! Kudos to Feroun and crew for an amazing event. The room is coming along real nice since last we were there, and I had a super fun time grooving to DJ Qu. Great booking, great space, and I can’t wait until my next visit! If you know what’s good for you, make sure you keep an eye on what’s good at Darkroom. Coming up soon, Eddie C and Theo Parrish.
OK, on to what you’re no doubt really here for 😉 DC House Grooves in partnership with Blisspop has a pair of tickets to ALL FIVE EVENTS at Blisspop Disco Fest, worth over $100, to give away to one lucky winner. That’s right! One lucky winner who fills out and submits this form will get a pair of FREE tickets to all five events at Blisspop Disco Fest between Friday September 27 and Sunday September 29.
That’s a whole bunch of crazy disco bliss for FREE for one of you lucky people. For a chance to win, just click the link below and fill out the form.
That’s it! The winner will be selected at random at 7pm on Wednesday September 25, and we’ll announce the results right here in DC House Grooves Top Picks for that weekend. Please make sure you enter your real full name and email address. You will need to show your ID on entry to receive your prize. One entry per person, please. Any duplicates will be removed before the draw.
Before I dive into this week’s listings, a quick reminder that next weekend is DC24, an epic 24 hour event showcasing a selection of DC’s finest local talent. 24 hour passes are selling fast, so if you want to guarantee your spot on the dance floor, grab yours now! Not to be missed!
One last thing before this week’s listings: an amazing B2B disco / boogie mix from Kenny M and Adrian Collazo! Sit back, relax and enjoy 76 minutes of disco / boogie bliss. If you like what you hear, catch Kenny M this Friday at Denizens Brewing Company in Silver Sprint for Moco Boogie.
So what’s good this weekend? A whole lot of goodness, as it happens. the DC House Grooves crew will be rocking the airwaves of Berlin’s Underground Quality Radio again this Saturday night. Join me, Andy Grant, Ramirez and Katrina Mir from 10pm ET on Saturday night for another super fine selection of the best underground house, disco, techno and everything in between.
Out and about, there’s too many good things to mention, Thursday through Sunday. Highlights for me include Playlist with Jubilee & Ramirez at Eighteenth Street Lounge on Thursday, Nuestro Future Vinyl Release Party with Symmetrical at The Pinch and The Ghost, Gene on Earth and KRN at Flash on Friday, D’Julz, ItaloJohnson and the legendary Charles Webster at Flash on Saturday, then Eighteenth Street Lounge on Sunday with Sam Burns‘ weekly residency and Hold Tight with Bobby Analog and Martín Miguel on the patio. See below for the full weekend line ups for Flash and Eigtheenth Street Lounge, followed by flyers for all the best house, disco and techno events in and around Washington DC, Thursday through Sunday. If you haven’t done so already, make sure you enter the DC House Grooves Blisspop Disco Fest FREE ticket giveaway, and I’ll see you back here next week for next week’s DC House Grooves Top Picks. See you on the dance floor!
Flash Weekend Line Up Thursday through Sunday
Eighteenth Street Lounge Weekend Line Up Thursday through Sunday
Thursday September 12
Friday September 13
Saturday September 14
Sunday September 15
Another big weekend here in the District, and DC House Grooves has everything you need to plan your weekend on the dance floor. It’s an especially big weekend for us, as we’re celebrating the 50th episode of the DC House Grooves Show on Berlin’s Underground Quality Radio. We’ve been broadcasting every other Saturday for nearly two years now, and with each show, the vibe’s been getting stronger. For episode #50, we’ve put together something a little bit special. Joining me, Ramirez and Katrina Mir in the studio is none other than DC legend Sam “The Man” Burns (Underground Soul Solution, Eighteenth Street Lounge), along with the amazingly talented Candice Mills on live vocals. We’re honored to have two powerhouse local talents joining us to help us celebrate a very special occasion. But wait, there’s more! We’ll be giving away two FREE copies of the latest release on Underground Quality, the Jus-Me EP by DJ Jus-Ed which were dropped off at the studio when the man himself visited a couple of weeks ago.
Tune in to the show at 10pm ET on Saturday for a chance to win. I’ll be telling you how right before Sam Burns gets on the decks. For reminder to tune in, click the Set Reminder button in the YouTube embed below.
Before I get into the other festivities for this weekend, a quick reminder to buy your tickets for Late Night Mischief on Saturday June 22, with as fantastic line up featuring DJ Aakmael, DJ Nav and a closing set from our very own Katrina Mir. Late Night Mischief parties always deliver a thick vibe, and with DJ Nav setting the tone, DJ Aakmael taking things to the next level, and Katrina Mir keeping you grooving until sunrise, I can guarantee this one’s gonna be just a little bit special. Advance tickets are just $15, which is steal for a line up of this caliber. Remember, no tickets on the door, so you might as well buy yours now.
So what about this weekend? A major feature here in Washington DC this weekend is the 6 year anniversary of Flash nightclub, and to celebrate, they’ve put together yet another epic line up of world class talent, international and local, and each night they’ll be kicking off the evening with a complimentary glass of champagne. I can’t believe it has been six years since Flash opened its doors. I, for one, have so many great memories at the club, both on the dance floor and behind the decks. Check the flyers below for the full line up, Thursday through Sunday. Each night looks amazing, like a weekend music festival, all under one roof.
Chus & Ceballos: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1229588
DJ Masda, Taimur, Navbox & Edo: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1272384
Tama Sumo, Lakuti: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1266357
Sunday Love with Yokoo: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1260322
Another event deserving a mention this weekend is Deep Tech presents Hazmat Live this with support from Mina and Baronhawk Poitier at an exclusive warehouse location in northwest DC this Friday night. Detroit’s Hazmat in always on point, so it’s great to see him back here in the District! Advance tickets are $25 from Eventbrite. Grab yours now before the price goes up!
See below for flyers for all the good stuff this weekend, Thursday through Sunday. So many great events to choose from! Whatever you do, make sure you set a reminder & tune in to the DC House Grooves Show on Saturday, and try and stop by Flash at some point over the weekend and raise a glass to celebrate their 6 year anniversary! See you on the dance floor.
Thursday June 13
Friday June 14
Saturday June 15
Sunday June 16
Another amazing line up of underground events happening this weekend as Washington DC celebrates Pride 2019! Before I get into this week’s Top Picks, a quick mention of a couple of exciting events coming up in the next few weeks. First up, on Saturday June 15 we celebrate 50 (!) episodes of the DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio, and to mark the occasion we’ve got none other than DC house music legend Sam “The Man” Burns joining me, Andy Grant, Ramirez and Katrina Mir in the DC House Grooves studio as our very special guest. We’re honored to be hosting Sam in the studio, and we can’t wait to hear what he’s got lined up for us. Check the event page for more info, and set a reminder to tune in over on YouTube.
Speaking of the DC House Grooves Show, did you check out episode #049 last Saturday. If you missed the show, you can check out the stream below, or listen to the audio on SoundCloud. Saturday’s show was chock full of quality wax fresh from our recent trip to Detroit. Some quality deepness right there!
Another date to mark in your calendar is the following Saturday June 22, which sees the return of Late Night Mischief with a fantastic line up featuring DJ Aakmael, DJ Nav and a closing set from our very own Katrina Mir! Late Night Mischief parties always deliver a thick vibe, and with DJ Nav setting the tone, DJ Aakmael taking things to the next level, and Katrina Mir keeping you grooving until sunrise, I can guarantee this one’s gonna be just a little bit special. Early bird tickets are available now for just $10, which is steal for a line up of this caliber. Remember, no tickets on the door, so you might as well buy yours now.
Here are my Top Picks for Pride weekend, Thursday through Sunday. Just between you and me, I’ve been seriously considering stopping these weekly posts, as they are taking longer and longer to compile. I started doing this weekly post to give something back to the community, but what I really want to be doing is making and playing music, which obviously requires a lot of time, too. With my day job and a house full of teenagers to look after, something has got to give if I want to meet all my goals. If you really want to know, the reason I keep these weekly posts going is that every single time I go out, someone approaches me . and tells me how DC House Grooves helped them find quality music in DC’s underground community. As long as this blog is helping people find their way to the good shit, I’ll keep things going. I just need to find ways to reduce how long it takes to compile each week, and if that means cutting back on the number of events I include each week, then so be it. There’s just so much going on these days that it takes way too long each week to include everything, so moving forward, I’m just not going to even try being comprehensive. I’m just going to list the events that I think are worth your time, and I’m just going to include the flyer images. You can figure the rest out by yourself. If you’re a promoter and you don’t see your event listed, don’t get mad! The best way to make sure I include your event next time is to make it easy for me and send me the flyer for your event before Wednesday, week of. Don’t make me do all the work. Ok, rant over. Here’s are my Top Pick for Pride weekend. Everything listed below is worth your time. See you on the dance floor!