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The Biggest DJs in the World Call Vegas Home in 2012

Only in Vegas could Deadmau5, Tiesto, Afrojack, Calvin Harris, Kaskade and Chuckie, among others, have DJ residencies all at the same time. Over the past couple of years, electronic dance music (EDM) has gained mainstream popularity and there's no sign of it slowing down.

Check out the hottest 2012 DJ residencies in Las Vegas:

Deadmau5

XS, Surrender and Encore Beach Club at Encore
Tiesto
 The GRAMMY-nominated producer made his mark on the popular music culture when he performed live at the opening ceremony during the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. Since then, the Dutch musician has collaborated with 36 Mafia, Flo Rida, Sean Kingston, Calvin Harris, Nelly Furtado, among others.

XS Nightclub: (3/31, 4/28, 5/25, 7/6, 9/15, 10/28, 12/22, 12/24, 12/30

Encore Beach Club: 4/22, 5/6, 7/7, 9/16
Surrender Nightclub: 5/26, 9/14



XS at Encore

Deadmau5 - To say Vegas loves Deadmau5 is an understatement. Mayor Carolyn Goodman officially proclaimed January 2 Deadmau5 Day in Las Vegas. This Canadian DJ and music producer is known for his grinning mouse head with oversized ears, which he wears during every performance. He's also earned a GRAMMY nomination and has performed at the 2010 Winter Olympics and on the MTV Video Music Awards. 

Afrojack - Afrojack's current hit is "Take Over Control" with Eva Simmons, which charted in multiple countries. The Dutch music producer was featured on Pitbull's No. 1 single "Give Me Everything" along with Ne-Yo and Nayer. He also contributed to the single "Run the World (Girls)" by Beyoncé.

Calvin Harris - The Scottish DJ is among electronic dance music's most popular fixtures. Most recently he collaborated with Rihanna on the international chart-topper "We Found Love." Some of his other big anthems include "I'm Not Alone," "Flashback," "You Used to Hold Me" and  "Bounce" with Kelis.

Surrender at Encore

Steve Aoki - This triple threat not only DJs, but he also produces his own music and is the founder of Dim Mak Records. Aoki has remixed with many artists and bands, including Drake, Lenny Kravitz, Snoop Dogg, Robin Thicke, Kid Cudi and The All-American Rejects. He's also collaborated with Zuper Blahq, also known as will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas, on "I'm in the House," which charted at No. 29 on the UK singles chart in its first week of release.

Marquee in The Cosmopolitan

Kaskade - This GRAMMY-nominated American DJ is a regular on Billboard Magazine's "Hot Dance Club Play" and was named No. 30 on DJ Magazine's annual Top 100 DJ poll in 2011. Kaskade has worked with fellow producer Deadmau5, Jay-J and Robbie Rivera, among others.

Chuckie - The internationally known DJ was named one of "The Dance Music Producers of the Moment" by Rolling Stone. Even though Chuckie is based in Amsterdam, he was said to be inspired by the city of lights during last year's residency, which resulted in his famous track about Las Vegas.

Vanity at Hard Rock

Pauly D - This Jerseylicious DJ came into our lives in 2009 when he was cast on the MTV show Jersey Shore. It was not long after that his beats hit the airwaves. He released his first single, "Beat Dat Beat (It's Time To)" in 2010. Pauly D first began playing Vegas regularly at the Palms in 2011and he opened for Britney Spears' Femme Fatale Tour.

Music is the word this Holiday weekend

 

Clash Fridays at Rain NightclubThis holiday weekend is all about big-name music stars and DJs along with nonstop beat-thumping hits in the clubs.

To kick things off right on Friday night, R&B star Mya hosts Clash Fridays at Rain Nightclub at The Palms, Maroon 5 front man Adam Levine performs live at 1 OAK at The Mirage, Planet Hollywood's Gallery Nightclub is rockin' with a special DJ set by Samantha Ronson, Chuckie spins at Marquee Nightclub at The Cosmopolitan and Chateau Nightclub at Paris Hotel plays the hits with DJ Dave Aude. Join exquisite international models from the Wilhelmina Modeling Agency during Wilhelmina Weekend at The Bank at Bellagio and catch Z Trip at Venetian's TAO. Join Steve Aoki for Aoki's House at Encore's Surrender and get down with Mark Knight and D. Ramirez at HAZE Nightclub at ARIA for In The House Fridays.

Celebrate Dancing with the Stars Karina Smirnoff's birthday on Saturday at Planet Hollywood's Gallery Nightclub and wish DJ and singer-songwriter Calvin Harris a very happy birthday at Encore's Surrender. Grab friends and head out to TAO at The Venetian for DJ Wale; The Cosmopolitan's Marquee for Kaskade; HAZE Nightclub at ARIA for Travis Barker & Mix Master Mike; Chateau Nightclub at Paris Hotel for Dave Aude; and Rain at The Palms for tyDi. Party it up with I Love NY Saturdays, featuring DJ Jus Ske at 1 OAK at The Mirage.

On Sunday, catch Adele's official DVD release party at Revolution Lounge at The Mirage and hit up Dave Fogg at The Palms' Ghostbar.  Have a great three-day weekend!

 

Vegas Weekend: Setting the scene -- Kickin' it old school with Mr. Belding

     You never know who you'll see in Vegas, and this weekend, we're kickin' it old school -- with former "Saved By the Bell" principal Mr. Belding hosting two parties Friday night at Chateau at Paris Las Vegas and at Gallery at Planet Hollywood.

     Artisan HotelBut make no mistake, these campuses are strictly for adults, with prizes for the sexiest schoolgirl outfits and more. Dennis Haskins is scheduled to appear at Chateau around 10 and Gallery about 1 a.m. Come see who's at the head of the class!

      Get warmed up Friday at Palms Pool with Clinton Sparks, and catch other top DJs in the evening, including DJ R.O.B at Artisan Hotel, Chuckie at Marquee at the Cosmopolitan, Bart B. More at Surrender inside Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, Iyaz at The Bank at Bellagio and Serge Devant at Haze inside ARIA Resort.

     On Saturday, we've got a beer festival on tap -- Green Valley Ranch Resort hosts the Desert Hops Beer Festival. Check out 150 beers from around the world, including Anderson Valley, Anchor, Firestone, Full Sail, Hobgoblin, Kasteel, Murphy's, Nectar Ales, Pyramid, Shipyard, and many more! Food is also provided by some of Green Valley's popular restaurants including Terra Verde, Hank's, Tides, Sushi Lake, and Feast.

     Green Valley Ranch Resort & SpaMore sultans of spin can be found on Saturday night, including Calvin Harris at Surrender, Felix da Housecat at Rain inside the Palms, Arty & Kryder at Marquee and Doug E. Fresh celebrates his birthday at LAX inside the Luxor.

     On Sunday, Harris spins at Encore Beach Club to close out the weekend, so visit Las Vegas for excitement you won't find anywhere else!

 

Vegas Weekend: Setting the scene -- a jam-packed Labor Day Weekend

     What happens when you take the world's most exciting destination and give people an extra day to enjoy it? In Vegas, it means a four-day spectacle of celebrities, concerts and top music mixers. Fasten your seat belts -- you're in for a wild ride all weekend long.

     Gallery NightclubThe fun begins on Friday with pool parties. Will.i.am performs at Encore Beach Club, Roger Sanchez and EC Twins spin at Cosmopolitan's Marquee, DJ Vice is at TAO Beach atop the Venetian, DJ Pauly D gets some fists pumping at the Palms Pool for Ditch Fridays and Boris, Oscar G & Riva Starr are at the controls at Wet Republic at MGM Grand.

     The stars will be out Friday night, too, with Nicole Scherzinger and Nelly at Chateau Nightclub at Paris Las Vegas, Sammi Sweetheart and Deena Nicole at Gallery Nightclub inside Planet Hollywood and Ice-T and Coco at Vanity at the Hard Rock.

     Tao BeachThe world's top DJs will be in Vegas all weekend, too, starting Friday night with Deadmau5 at The Cheslea inside the Cosmopolitan, Skrillex and Lil Jon at Surrender Nightclub at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, Cedric Gervais spins at TAO, Armin Van Buuren at Marquee, DJ R.O.B. at Artisan, Paul Van Dyk at Haze inside ARIA, 30H!3 at Pure inside Caesars Palace, DJ E-Man spins at 1OAK at The Mirage, DJ Cassidy is at Bellagio's The Bank, Pauly D moves inside to the Palms' Rain and EC Twins perform at Lavo at The Palazzo.

     On Saturday, DJ Reach is at TAO Beach, DJ Erra and DJ Mr. Best are at Mirage's Bare pool, Chris Lake spins at Liquid Pool Lounge at ARIA, Steve Angello takes the controls at Encore Beach Club, Marcus Schulz and EDX spin at Marquee, Tiesto is at Wet Republic and The Pharcyde performs at Palms Pool.

     When night falls, Paul Oakenfold celebrates the three-year anniversary of Perfecto at Rain in the Palms, Snooki hosts at Pure, The Situation hosts at LAX inside the Luxor, Angello's Size Matters party comes to XS at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, Akon performs at Chateau, Avicii mixes it up at Marquee, Calvin Harris and Afrojack spin at Surrender, LMFAO provides the beats at TAO, Z-Trip spins at Lavo, A-Trak is at Tryst, also at Wynn, Ciara performs live at Haze, Lloyd Banks takes the stage at 1OAK and Miguel appears at Moon and the Playboy Club at Palms.

      Things don't slow down on Sunday, as Diddy hosts a party at Palms Pool, Kaskade performs at Encore Beach Club, Fat Boy Slim takes over Marquee, Fortune 421 takes control at Bare, DJ Dan is at Liquid and Robbie Rivera plays at TAO Beach.

     PureSunday night Gareth Emery and Dirty South are at Marquee, DJ Vice is at Lavo, Sebastian Ingrosso is at Surrender, Erick Morillo spins at TAO, Flo-Rida takes the stage at Haze, Estelle performs at Chateau, Zen Freeman, Kenneth Thomas and Dave Fogg are at Ghostbar at Palms and the New Boyz are live at Rain.

     Close out the weekend by celebrating the holiday in style with Benny Banassi headlining at Marquee Dayclub, a free party wit Gervais at TAO Beach, Ingrosso at Encore Beach Club, Above & Beyond at Wet Republic, the Identity Fest at Mandalay Bay, Sky Nellor at STK Steakhouse at the Cosmopolitan and Chuckie at Marquee Nightclub.

 

Vegas Weekend: Setting the scene -- We've got a 'Situation' all weekend

     If you're a fan of Jersey Shore, this is a great weekend to be in Vegas, where nightlife and celebrities are everywhere you look.

     On Friday night, we've got a "Situation" at Gallery Nightclub at Planet Hollywood as Mike Sorrentino plays host. On Saturday night, expect some major fist-pumping as The Situation is at Chateau Nightclub & Gardens at Paris Las Vegas, while just off the Strip over at the Palms, DJ Pauly D has dual engagements -- first at the sexy Midsummer Night's Dream party at Palms Pool, then his regular residency at Rain.

     Kick the weekend off with Ditch Friday at the Palms Pool featuring Big Sean and Jason Smith. 

Jet Nightclub     After dark, you can help Lucas Till of "X Men: First Class" celebrate his 21st birthday at Chateau on Friday night, or party with the Hollyscoop girls for Diana Madison's birthday at The Bank at Bellagio. For some live music, 1OAK at The Mirage features Tyga and Pepper is on stage at the Hard Rock Hotel.

      For more great beats, catch Kill The Noise doing a DJ set at Surrender Nightclub at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas and Big Sean at Rain.

     Saturday, spend a little time in the kitchen -- take part in an afternoon cooking class with Chef Geno at Nove Italiano inside the Palms. You can also enjoy some Liquid refreshment -- the ARIA pool lounge is host to a live DJ set by Scooter & Lavelle.

      There are plenty of ways to spend the evening, including Omarion at LAX inside Luxor, Joe Jonas at ARIA's Haze Nightclub, DJ Nick Cannon at Gallery and Max Vangeli at Surrender.

     Close out the weekend with BT and Dash Berlin live at TAO Beach at the Venetian, Bad Boy Bill poolside for Rehab at the Hard Rock, Calvin Harris at Encore Beach Club and then cap the night with Zen Freeman & Brandon at the Palms' Ghostbar.

     Celebrities, music and the best nightlife. It's a Vegas thing.

Vegas Weekend: Setting the scene -- Electronic music galore!

As you might expect with the Electronic Daisy Carnival at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Vegas this weekend -- top DJs and producers are all the rave. Here's a look at who you can see and where:

Encore Beach ClubThe EDC is an all-night event, but you still need something to do during the day, so check out the official EDC Weekend pool parties with Boyz Noise on Saturday at Aria's Liquid Pool Lounge and Avicii at Marquee at Cosmopolitan on Sunday. And for those who really want to cap off an amazing weekend, hit the official EDC After Party with Laidback Luke at XS at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas on Monday night.

There's also plenty to do in between all around town. Steve Aoki, Sidney Samson, Calvin Harris and Afrojack are part of the DJ Magazine 20-year anniversary weekend parties at Surrender and Encore Beach Club. On Friday night, Samantha Ronson provides the sound at Chateau at Paris Las Vegas, Armand Van Helden is on the turntables at Gallery inside Planet Hollywood, Twista performs at 1OAK at The Mirage and Alexandra Richards spins at The Bank at Bellagio. DJ Chuckie is also celebrating his birthday with a performance at Marquee.

Jay Sean is at Pure inside Caesars Palace Friday for a live performance, and Gavin DeGraw is at Red Rock Resort for an outdoor show. You can also party the night away with Solange Knowles as she celebrates her birthday at Lavo at The Palazzo.

You can also pump your fists all day as DJ Pauly D launches his residency at Ditch Fridays at the Palms pool and later that evening at Rain for Clash Fridays. He'll also be at Moon on Saturday night.

Benny Banassi is the special guest DJ at TAO Beach on Saturday for Lo Bosworth hosting her sister's bachelorette weekend, and over at Bare pool at The Mirage DJ Erra is doing a live set. Martin Solveig is at MGM Grand's Wet Republic and Yolanda Be Cool is at Encore Beach Club.

The celebrities come out on Saturday night as Nicki Minaj heads to the Gallery, Taio Cruz performs at Chateau, Nicole Scherzinger of Pussycat Dolls fame celebrates her birthday at Tao at the Venetian and Shaq holds his retirement party at Moon.

Seize the summer like never before. The party is on all over Vegas this weekend!

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