As the temperatures in the Nevada desert continue to rise, Vegas pool party lineups are getting more and more exciting. Encore Beach Club in Steve Wynn’s Encore Hotel has just announced nineteen new dates for June and July, including appearances from Diplo, Steve Angello, and Porter Robinson during EDC, and Afrojack, Dirty South, and Above & Beyond during Fourth of July weekend.
All eyes have been on Vegas in recent weeks. Between claims that the Las Vegas Strip is the new Playa d’en Bossa, a slew of impressive new residencies at the city’s hottest clubs, and the grand opening of the MGM Grand’s Hakkasan Las Vegas, any fan of nightlife would be hard pressed to ignore what’s going on in the Nevada desert these days.
The New York Times recently sat down to pick the brain of the Angel Management Group’s CEO, Neil Moffitt, who together with the Hakkasan company will be responsible for running the show at Las Vegas’s biggest new club. This is the man that was there from the very beginning, he speaks about his “first foray” into the electronic music market in 2004, when he booked fellow Brit Paul Oakenfold at Ice.
Dutch house veteran Laidback Luke is the latest to join the Las Vegas clubbing skyline with the announcement of his brand new residency at Hakkasan nightclub beginning April 28. As the latest European superstar to set-up shop at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino’s recently completed nightclub, LBL’s Revolt is set to showcase the Mixmash Records head honcho in a darker light than we have come to expect from his peak time sensibilities. With the addition of a daytime stint at the hotel’s renowned Wet Republic Ultra in May, Luke’s formal debut in the sleepless city looks to play out in the same consistent manner that his track record for first-in-class floor play would dictate.Posted by
After almost a year of heated speculation surrounding the most extravagant club in Las Vegas history, Hakkasan will finally open its doors in late April. With a residency lineup that boasts some of the biggest names in dance music, seven floors of over-the-top Vegas amenities and MGM’s already iconic Wet Republic party in tow, the new superclub in town is ready to claim its space in the Vegas nightlife scene. From April 18th to the 21st, Hakkasan will be hosting its preview weekend featuring sets from deadmau5, Hardwell, Bingo Players and Tommy Trash, giving lucky guests a taste of what’s to come from MGM’s latest nightlife behemoth. Seven days later the club will celebrate its official grand opening with four days of the most sought after talent in dance with Steve Aoki, deadmau5, Calvin Harris and Laidback Luke all scheduled to perform. From May 3rd to the 5th, MGM’s fight weekend for the Mayweather/Guerrero fight will complement bruising athleticism with punchy beats from R3hab, Tiesto and Calvin Harris – signifying the club’s newfound prominence in the American Ibiza.
Tickets go on sale Friday, March 29 at 10 a.m. PST available on hakkasanlv.com.Posted by
Calvin Harris, our favorite Grammy award-winning Scotsman, has announced his exclusive DJ residency at the Wet Republic pool at MGM Grand. His first scheduled date will be Sunday, April 7th — only mere weeks from now. This is only the latest announcement in a series of exciting news for MGM Grand; the hotel will also finally be opening Hakkasan, the most talked about new addition to the Las Vegas strip in 2013. Calvin, along with Tiesto and Steve Aoki, will all be calling Hakkasan home this season.Posted by
Calvin Harris recently became the first resident announced for Las Vegas’s brand new Hakkasan nightclub, but he wouldn’t be the last. Set to headline 46 gigs at MGM’s future establishment and 22 at the Wet Republic day parties, Harris is followed by Tiësto, who has just announced a similar deal. Over the course of his 20-month residency, set to kick off in April, Tiësto pledges to bring fresh young talent through the MGM each week and will try not to repeat opening acts. While he also talks at length about Hakkasan’s production quality, he also notes that he will be spending most of his time and focus for 2013 in Las Vegas — aside from a few festivals.Posted by
The establishment that’s aiming to redefine the nightlife experience in Sin City just got a whole lot bigger. The Cirque Du Soleil-themed night club, Light at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, has revealed the remaining artists to hold residencies at the already star-studded venue. The DJs set to join Skrillex, Sebastian Ingrosso, Zedd and Baauer, include Axwell, Alesso, Nicky Romero, Thomas Gold, A-Trak, Mat Zo, Otto Knows and Alvin Risk, Andy Caldwell, Bassjackers, Carl Kennedy, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Hook N Sling, Sebastien Drums, Stafford Brothers, and Steve Powers. Still tightly under wraps, we are excited to see what the groundbreaking club has hidden behind its doors – a mystery that will be revealed for its opening on April 26th.
Sure it may only be January, but what better way to shake the winter blues than by revisiting some of the best parties of the summer? Year after year, Sunday Nightswim at XS Las Vegas continues to be one of the most unique — if not wildly reckless — parties that the City of Sin has to offer. Check out this recap video to see all of the madness you missed last summer.
It’s never too early to start planning your trip to Vegas for the upcoming pool party season.Posted by
Our recently crowned #1 artist of 2012, Eric Prydz, has just announced his new dual residency at Surrender and XS in Steve Wynn’s Wynn and Encore Las Vegas hotels, respectively. He’s calling it “Black Dice,” and attributes choosing the name of the residency as both an homage to Las Vegas (and the “thrill of the gamble”) and trying something a bit different in the American club scene.
We thought there were an insane number of residents in Las Vegas this year, but it seems 2013 will be even bigger. With the opening of LIGHT at Mandalay Bay and Hakkasan at the MGM Grand, booking DJs has become pricey and competitive. Big names like Deadmau5 and Tiesto are reportedly pulling in between $250,000 and $425,000 a night.
The Wynn and Encore will be losing and gaining some residents (including Knife Party, Eric Prydz and Madeon) as LIGHT’s talent manager has already signed Alesso, Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso and Nicky Romero and possibly eight others for an early April opening. Deadmau5 will venture to Hakkasan and will play alongside Tiesto, Steve Aoki, and Calvin Harris, all of whom are making the switch. Two Hakkasan residents will be performing at this years’ Grammy’s and they will be announcing arena shows and possibly a festival at the MGM Grand around that time as well. Seems like every DJ will be in Las Vegas this year making it the place to be if you’re a dance music fan — as if it wasn’t already.
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