DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Techno Events in Washington DC July 25 to July 28

Kicking off this week’s post with news of an amazing event coming up in September from Blisspop and U Street Music Hall, Blisspop Disco Fest, which features an incredible line up from across the wide disco spectrum, including Chromeo, The Black Madonna, Cerrone, Jellybean Benitez, RAC, DaM-Funk, Crazy P, Robotaki, Le Youth, DJ Boring, Session Victim, Honey Sound System, The Blackbyrds, Josey Rebelle, Eli Escobar, Deep Sugar (Wayne Davis & Lisa Moody), Sam The Man Burns and a whole host of locals, including yours truly, Andy Grant. I’m honored to be setting the mood for the event at U Street Music Hall with Cerrone, Jellybean Benitez, The Blackbyrds, DJ Boring, Honey Sound System and Eli Escobar. See below for the main Blisspop Disco Fest flyer, plus flyers for the Friday and Saturday events. More details over at Blisspop. Advance tickets go on sale Thursday July 25 at 10am ET. Don’t sleep if you want those early birds!

Blisspop Disco Festival

Rewinding back to this weekend, and I’m excited to be back at everyone’s favorite dive bar Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club for Limited Edition 005: The Truth. Looking forward to throwing down the underground wax with DJ Stereophonik open to close. No cover, so if you’re down for some great tunes delivered over a Martin Audio sound system, reasonably priced drinks and amazing company, join us at Jimmys and let’s get emotional. 

Limited Edition 005 The Truth with dj stereophonik and andy grant

Below you’ll find galleries for events at Flash and Eighteenth Street Lounge over the weekend, then flyers images for all the best underground house and techno events in Washington DC, Thursday through Sunday. I’ll leave it up to you to make your own decisions on what’s worth your time. So many quality events, it’s hard to choose! Whatever you end up doing, though, if you’re up for a dance on Sunday, head to Eighteenth Street Lounge for Sam Burns‘ weekly residency and the closing event of 10 Years of Deep Secrets with Joaquin “Joe” Claussell. Unlike the usual Sunday events on the patio, advance tickets are required for this one, so if you plan on going, make sure you grab yours at https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1278992.

One last thing before this week’s Top Picks, the recording of DC House Grooves Show Episode #052 with me, Andy Grant, Ramirez and Katrina Mir. Check it out, and if you like what you hear, tune into our next show live on Saturday August 3 at 10pm ET. Also, we did a full track list for this one, which you can find over on SoundCloud. Some Underground Quality promo action on this one. Not to be missed!

Ok here are the event listings for this week. Hope to see you at Jimmy’s on Friday! Have an amazing weekend, and check back next week with info on all the best underground house and techno events in and around Washington DC, Thursday through Sunday.

Flash Line Up July 25 to July 28

Eighteenth Street Lounge Line Up July 25 to July 28

Thursday July 25

playlist with Jubilee and Ramirez
ESL Thursday Playlist with Jubilee and Ramirez
Vanguardia thursdays
deep tech residents
preview happy hour omar faison

Friday July 26

Limited Edition 005 The Truth with dj stereophonik and andy grant
WTF?! with Kochi
derrick may mazi r taiga throe at flash
disco bolo with nick garcia and fady d
rosenburg and dino at el techo
Better on Foot DC
moco boogie with kenny m

Saturday July 27

distrikt at flash
sasha john digweed echostage
charles martin steve kirn
district inferno presents treasure fingers
sundown julius jetson
trinity house music dance event
omg experience at zeba bar
Planet of drums tour at u street music hall

Sunday July 28

sunday love with gerd janson and simon
10 years of deep secrets with joaquin joe claussell
ESL Sunday

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Techno Events in Washington DC June 27 to June 30

Fun times at Late Night Mischief on Saturday! I haven’t dance that much since Rick Wilhite kicked my ass in Detroit a few weeks back. DJ Nav set the vibe just right with a quality early set, then Aakmael delivered the goods with a solid 4 hour set of proper house music, with our very own Katrina Mir taking things up a notch keeping us grooving until sunrise with a seriously banging set. Always a good time with at Late Night Mischief! Huge thanks to the Sticky Fingers Collective & Team Zapata for inviting Katrina Mir to play, and for being such amazing hosts. Can’t wait until the next one.

You can catch Katrina Mir alongside me, Andy Grant and Ramirez on Episode #51 of the DC House Grooves Show on Underground Quality Radio this Friday June 28 at 10pm ET. Tune in for another quality show featuring quality underground house music served up fresh from the wax. We’ll be putting the brand new Technics 1200 Mk7 turntables through their paces for the first time on Saturdays show. Can’t wait to take them for a spin!

Tune In Audio: http://bit.ly/UQRadio
Tune in Video: http://bit.ly/UQ-Live
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1397695390413518/

DChouseGrooves_UQ_Banner_EC

Another quality line up of events this weekend in and around the District. Playlist with Jubilee and Ramirez is the best way to kick off your weekend with quality house music on the patio at Eighteenth Street Lounge on Thursday, then on Friday, after listening to the DC House Grooves Show to get you in the mood, I recommend Sequence.820_Headless Horseman, where the Sequence crew will be rocking a new two room spot with an amazing line up including Headless Horseman live, Jacq Jill, Juana and Damon Bradley in the main room, and Theta Flux live, Ben Jenkins and Associate in the Isolated Paradise ambient room. Advance tickets are recommended, but tickets are available on the door with RSVP.

Advance tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1270621
RSVP: http://bit.ly/SQ820RSVP
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/874372652911878/

sequence headless horseman live jacq jill juana damon bradley


Plenty of great choices for Saturday night. If you’re in the U Street area, I recommend checking out Symmetrical‘s Fractal Love 3 party at El Techo, which runs from 12pm to 1.30am with an amazing line up of locals to keep you grooving all afternoon and into the night. Looks like a lot of fun!

RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/344223919629043/

fractal love 3 at el techo

Sunday brings another edition of Sunday Love at Flash with Acid Pauli and a long list of locals, then on Sunday night all roads lead to Eighteenth Street Lounge for Sam Burns‘ weekly residency, Smudge and Good Buddies with Feroun and Philco.

ESL Sunday with Sam Burns and Good Buddies with Feroun and Philco

See below for my full list of DC House Grooves Top Picks, Thursday through Sunday. Make sure you tune into the DC House Grooves Show Episode #051 on Saturday at 10pm, and check back here next week for a very special July 4 holiday edition of DC House Grooves Top Picks, celebrating 5 years of weekly posts featuring all the best underground house music and techno events in and around Washington DC.

Thursday June 27

playlist with jubilee and ramirez at esl
playlist with jubilee and ramirez
the deep state at studio ga ga
Contact with Pleasurekraft at Flash
Deep Tech Residents at Zeba Bar
preview happy hour with christauff and john mfd

Friday June 28

DChouseGrooves_UQ_Banner_EC
sequence headless horseman live jacq jill juana damon bradley
district inferno with samantha francesca marko peli john john
Visions with Tini, Alexandra and KaylaSoul
mazi and friends at el techo
dj bisket discuji at wild days
blush with keenan orr
Blush with Keenan Orr at Green Lantern
moco boogie with kenny m
WTF?! with Kochi
otter happy hour with tommy cornelis
ESL Fridays with DJ Lovegrove
we 2 techno u at studio ga ga

Saturday June 29

fractal love 3 at el techo
John Acquaviva with Simon at Flash
melvo baptiste and will eastman at backbar
nuff respect at the grand duchess
underground experience festival

Sunday June 30

good buddies with feroun and philco at esl
ESL Sunday with Sam Burns and Good Buddies with Feroun and Philco
Sunday Love with Acid Pauli
hearts collective at el techo
dc record fair at eaton dc

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Techno Events in Washington DC June 20 to June 23

First up, huge thanks to everyone who tuned into episode #050 of the DC House Grooves Show with special guest Sam The Man Burns and Candice Mills on Underground Quality Radio last Saturday. It really was one for the books, and I couldn’t be happier at how it turned out. Major thanks to Sam and Candice for bringing their amazing talents to the DC House Grooves studio. I look forward to hosting you guys again soon! Congratulations also to Elliott Sloan and Denise Henderson, the winners of our free record giveaway. Look out for a copy of UQ-073 DJ Jus Ed Jus Me EP in the post! If you missed the show, you can catch the re-run below, video on YouTube minus a few tracks silenced due to rights issues, audio on SoundCloud.

We’ll be back with DC House Grooves Show Episode #051 on Saturday June 29 at 10pm ET at https://www.facebook.com/events/1397695390413518/.

The big news this weekend is Late Night Mischief is back this Saturday 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 $20, which is steal for a line up of this caliber. Remember, no tickets on the door, so you might as well buy yours now. You know you’ll find me front and center getting my groove on for this one!

Advance tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1274711
RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1039820992869115/

late night mischief

Other highlights for the weekend include Playlist with Jubilee and Ramirez on Thursday night, Kai Alcé and Feroun in the Green Room at Flash and Reflections with Juan Zapata, Joe L and Jandro at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club on Friday, then on Saturday The Abyss with Sam Burns, Underdog and Oji at U Street Music Hall and Mystical Disco with Ben Jenkins and Jackson Lee at Jimmy Valentine’s look like a good time. Sunday, all roads lead to Eighteenth Street Lounge for Sam Burns‘ weekly residency and Hold Tight with Rollover DJs and Martín Miguel. See below for my full list of Top Picks for the weekend, Thursday through Sunday. Check back next week for the next edition of DC House Grooves Top Picks, featuring all the best underground house and techno events in Washington DC over the weekend. See you on the dance floor!

Thursday June 20

ESL Thursday
Nexus DJ Showcase
Headroom June
preview happy hour
Associate Radio Hour

Friday June 21

desert hearts kai alce at flash
Reflections at Jimmy Valentines

Saturday June 22

late night mischief
Tin Man Mystic bill Mazi R Navbox at Flash
the abyss a house dance experience
mystical disco at jimmy valentines
oasis at lapop
world music dance party
shorts and sundresses summer jam
the OMG Experience
The OMG Experience with Dem OMG Boys

Sunday June 23

hold tight rollover djs
ESL Sunday
Sunday Love christian loffler

DC House Grooves Top Picks of the Best Underground House and Techno Events in Washington DC June 13 to June 16

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.

dc house grooves show sam burns candice mills

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.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/595042754349750/
Tune In Audio: http://bit.ly/UQRadio
Tune in Video: http://bit.ly/UQ-Live

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.

Advance tickets: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1274711
RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1039820992869115/

late night mischief

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!

Advance tickets to Hazmat Live
RSVP & Info

hazmat live deep tech

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

playlist with jubilee and ramirez
tres manos at el techo
chus and ceballos at flash
preview happy hour
deep tech residents

Friday June 14

hazmat live deep tech
flash six year anniversary week
district drop inn pride edition
rave at warehouse location
rave at warehouse location
a musical obsession at zeba bar
a musical obsession at zeba bar
moco boogie
fractal love presents just a pinch
adrian loving and friends
downtemp rituals
bassline business 3 year anniversary

Saturday June 15

dc house grooves show sam burns candice mills
tama sumo and lakuti at flash
deep sugar dc
jandro and meegs at el techo
chaos night with ron jackson
4 deejays at zeba bar
resonate total science sinistarr trac
140+ at studio ga ga

Sunday June 16

sunday love yokoo
sundays rooftop francis harris benoit
ESL Sunday