While new clubs Hakkasan and Light rack up residents for their opening seasons, Las Vegas’s mainstay day and night venues at the Wynn have enlisted Above & Beyond for this summer’s festivities. The trance group will bring their Group Therapy movement to nightclubs XS and Surrender as well as Encore Beach Club. Spanning May, June, and July, Above & Beyond take their rare act to Sin City for a seven-event showcase.
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.
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.
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.
Fresh off an announcement of their incredible residency roster, Wynn Las Vegas has announced the lineup for their take over of the Park City Live venue in Park City, Utah. Scheduled to coincide with the famed film festival, Wynn’s lineup will feature dance music all stars, Afrojack, Avicii, Cedric Gervais and Nero – all of whom will be spinning at the famed club throughout the weekend.
Hop past the break for the official event schedule and more info.
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. (more…)
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.
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.
The Wynn is responsible for bringing a lot of DJ talent to Las Vegas, so it seems like a natural progression that they would begin pumping out content as well. Encore Beach Club, Surrender, Tryst, and XS are teaming up with Ultra Records to release compilation albums, video, and audio content from the Wynn properties. Sidney Samson has mixed the first compilation to be released in “early June,” and the second has already been promised for September 1. Things like “Weekly Nightlife Reports” will also become part of Ultra’s YouTube page.
Patrick Moxey, Ultra’s founder and president, has declared the Wynn “the center of dance music in America,” and Wynn programming director Jonathan Shecter adds that it will “give us tremendous reach.” It’s no secret that we are big fans of the various Wynn properties, and the fact that we’ll be able to enjoy their parties from the comfort of our own homes just makes the proposition that much more enticing.
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