Memorial Day weekend has long been considered one of Las Vegas’ most eventful occasions. For party goers and music aficionados alike there’s no more desirable place to be than the glittering strip. The holiday weekend is slowly but surely creeping up on us and Wynn Las Vegas is setting the stage for what will likely be an unforgettable vacation with the lineup announcements for Encore Beach Club, Surrender, Tryst and XS. Whether you’re into trance, progressive house, or grinding electro there’s something for everyone.
Knife Party will kick off the Memorial Day festivities on Wednesday, May 22nd and over the course of the next five days fans will be treated to the sonic stylings of musical masterminds like Eric Prydz, Dirty South, Avicii, Steve Angello, Above & Beyond, and more. Check out the full lineup below and start planning your trips before it’s too late.
For ticket information and table reservations visit Wynn Social.
2012 was a huge year for dance music, championed by the every growing club scene in Las Vegas, an influx of national tours and festivals and the undeniable mainstream acceptance of the “EDM” sound. Only a week into the new year and 2013 is already proving to be an even bigger one for our beloved genre – made abundantly clear today as the Wynn properties (Encore Beach Club, Surrender, Tryst, XS) have just announced their expansive residency roster for the upcoming year. From Bassnectar to David Guetta, Avicii to Loco Dice, Wynn’s extensive cadre of nightclubs have the sounds to satisfy the full spectrum of electronic music fans.
Managing partner of XS, Jesse Waits, had this to say;
“Our team has worked day and night to present an unrivaled roster of residencies again in 2013 including both major headliners and the DJs we believe to be the next superstars of this genre. We hope to maintain our reputation as the mecca of dance music through these exclusive partnerships.”
Check out the full list of residencies after the break.
Deadmau5 tunes are recognizable from a mile away, but we aren’t going to focus on the “Strobes” and “The Veldt’s” of the world. What Joel brings to the table is his impeccable ear, he crafts his sets just as he crafts his productions – meticulously. During an unplugged set, his song selection is always interesting, running the entire gamut of Deadmau5′s prolific back catalog as well as tunes from every genre. This night was no different. Although some clubgoers may have expected more mainstream fare their confusion was soon muted as Joel took control of the club with his uncanny ability for building suspense – driving the dancefloor with a steady beat instead of big builds and deep drops. Read on for a few of the tunes that defined the night.
Earlier this year we, like others, noted how Las Vegas has started to morph into an American Ibiza — a mecca for DJs to be treated like kings and play in megaclubs on the scale only Las Vegas can provide. Even David Guetta said that “there is a new energy here that I really, really love.” With single clubs boasting 20 or 30 resident DJs, it is hard to disappoint almost any electronic fan.
This footage from the Wynn Resorts is a testament to how much the scene has grown and features video from Encore Beach Club, Tryst, XS, and Surrender over the crowd-flooded Memorial Day Weekend holiday. The video features the biggest names in dance music like Steve Angello, Deadmau5, Skrillex, David Guetta, Tiesto, and Avicii and shows their time behind the scenes as well as on stage. There are few videos that get us excited these days, but the Wynn just has so much talent it constantly reminds us that moving to Vegas wouldn’t be that bad.
As the countdown to Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas crosses the 2-week mark, fans are rounding up their groups of friends in preparation for what could be the single biggest party of the year. Last year’s event was an enormous success on many levels, and this year’s edition is poised to reach even greater heights.
While the festival itself runs 3 nights from Friday June 8th to Sunday June 10th, a dizzying selection of EDM artists will be playing daytime and nighttime parties all over Las Vegas during the Insomniac-sponsored “EDC Week”. So if you and your friends need some help in staying organized and making sure you don’t miss out, click past the break for a full calendar of EDC Week events and planning resources: (more…)
We’ve been telling you about the constantly growing list of DJs signing exclusive residencies in Las Vegas, but the 2012 lineup of artists that’ll be at the various Wynn properties throughout the year is too big not to share. Between Encore Beach Club, Surrender, Tryst, and XS, over thirty artists will be calling the Wynn / Encore their home in Sin City throughout 2012 — and it symbolizes the hotel’s huge investment in electronic music. Among the artists on the roster are such names as Afrojack, Calvin Harris, Alesso, Dada Life, and Tiesto. David Guetta will be bringing his F*** Me I’m Famous party to Encore Beach Club, and other familiar names like the Manufactured Superstars, Max Vangeli, Nervo, Skrillex, and Steve Angello are all on the list. Other clubs in Vegas have tried to bring in talent like this, but the breadth and depth of this list will make it hard for anyone to top. Is Vegas the new Ibiza? The likening has never seemed more appropriate
Purchase Tickets / View upcoming events – XS, Encore Beach Club, Surrender, Tryst
For those of you lucky enough to get off of work on Monday for President’s day, why not head out to Vegas to catch R3hab tomorrow at Tryst and Tommy Trash on Friday at Haze?
We’ve got 5 pairs of tickets to each show to give away! Two of the premiere electro-house DJs in the scene today, two of the hottest night clubs in Las Vegas… this one should be a no brainer for our West Coast fans.
Purchase: R3hab at Tryst
Purchase: Tommy Trash at Haze
Enter the contests after the break.