Wow! Amazing times on the rooftop at Public Bar on Memorial Day Sunday at the first edition of Beats Maneuver. Gigi Testa threw down an amazing set of serious house vibes with classics a plenty, while supporting DJs KayLaSoul, Andrew Hogans, Ramirez, Kochi, Katrina Mir and yours truly all brought their A games, keeping that dance floor jumping for 12 hours straight. Huge thanks to everyone who came out to support this first collaboration between Roots & Spirits, Vibe, DC House Grooves and Public Bar, and a very special thanks to the team at Public Bar who worked hard throughout the event to make sure everything ran smoothly. If you couldn’t make it on Memorial Day Sunday, the great news is that we’re back at it this coming Sunday with our second edition of Beats Maneuver, this time featuring Trinidadian Deep (Prescription / Future Vision), with support from Mate Masie, Neko Berg and resident Ramirez, and for this one we’re only charging $5 cover on the door open to close! That’s right, a seriously hot lineup, a fantastic rooftop venue, and only $5 cover. We hope you can make it to Beats Maneuver at Public Bar this Sunday for what promises to be another amazing night on the rooftop! Doors open at 6pm.
RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1063985653760447/
OK, shameless promotion of my shit out of the way, here are the links to this week’s DC House Grooves Top Picks, featuring all the best underground house and electronic music events in and around Washington DC, Thursday through Sunday. Just click the link for each day to see my list of Top Picks for that day.
As always, an amazing set of events to choose from. Thursday night’s highlights include Playlist with Jubilee and special guest Mazi R at Eighteenth Street Lounge, while at Flash, the Cadence crew return with a spectacular line up headlined by drum and bass legend LTJ Bukem, Robert Manos & T.R.A.C., with local support from Vanniety Kills, Tim Jackson and Blak Lotus. Up in the Green Room, Aaron Sparks, Mikey Dubs and the mighty Team Zapata keep the house music vibes strong open to close. Sounds like a proper celebration for the birthday trifecta Jen Jackson, Aaron Sparks and Vanniety Kills! A very Happy Birthday to you all from DC House Grooves!
Firday night, Flash looks like a great bet, with Marsian LIVE (Marc Houle & Sian) in the main room, Sarah Myers and Juan Zapata open to close in the Green Room, and funk, boogie, disco and soul from Trev-ski & Haz of the MoDERN CLASS crew in the bar.
Saturday evening, I recommend checking out a new concept from Raptorstein, featuring chill music vibes and fire performances as the sun goes down, the Sunset & Chill Fire Jam & Dance Party with Raptorstein, Anandroid & Zamkov, plus performances from Revolutionary Motion and Ardiente. Hosted at the Olde City Farm on Rhode Island Avenue, and only $5 cover all night, this promises to be a super chill way to get your Saturday night off to a great start.
RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1418285918276046/
Saturday evening, Eighteenth Street Lounge looks hot, with my old college pal Dicky Trisco flying in all the way from Dundee, Scotland, to hold things down on the patio open to close.
Flash also looks like a great bet, with Amir Javasoul, Navbox and Throe bringing the heat on the club level, while Zamkov & Philco keep things jumping in the Green Room, and Jandro & Hakob do their thing in the bar. Quality on all three floors, as always.
For after hours action on Saturday, all roads lead to ROAM Barely Legal, which sees the ROAM crew celebrating their 18th event in style, with another world-class line up featuring Dr Rubinstein, local hero Max D of Beautiful Swimmers / Future Times fame, TNX‘s Tommy Cornelis, Taiga & Oliver Caine. As always, there’ll be banging Martin Audio sound, zero tolerance for assholery and guaranteed vibes all round.
On Sunday, I’d obviously love it if you came out to support us on the rooftop at Public Bar for the second edition of Beats Maneuver with Trinidadian Deep, but there are a few other great options. If I wasn’t busy with Beats Maneuver, I’d be sure to check out The House That U Built at El Techo with a classic THTUB all-star line up, including Sam Burns, The Elders and Vanniety Kills, and I’d be sorely tempted to get myself a ticket to the Soundwaves Boat Party with NDATL‘s Kai Alcé and Benoit B2B Edo. Always a magical time on the Soundwaves boat, and with Kai Alcé at the helm, you know you’re in good hands, Advanced tickets will sell out for this one, so be sure to grab one now to reserve your spot on deck.
If you end up on the boat, you’ll have plenty of time to join us on the rooftop at Public Bar for Beats Maneuver with Trinidadian Deep after the boat docks at 9.30pm. The perfect way to close out an amazing weekend on the dance floor!
That’s it for this week’s edition of DC House Grooves Top Picks. I’ll be back, same time, same place next week with everything you need to know about what’s good on the dance floor right here in Washington DC.