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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:
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 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.
The 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.
Sunday 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.
There's no better was to seize the summer than with an extended holiday weekend of thrills in Las Vegas! Life is Short, Summer is Shorter. It will be over before you know it, so kick off your summer season on Memorial Day Weekend with a lineup of pool parties, nightclub events and entertainment that you won't find anywhere else on the globe.
Nothing says summer like a day out by the pool, and Las Vegas combines the most luxurious pools with the top DJs for unforgettable parties. Afrojack, Kaskade and Deadmau5 take over Encore Beach Club this weekend, LMFAO and Erick Morillo are spinning at the Venetian's Tao Beach, and Cathy and David Guetta are at Wet Republic at MGM Grand on Monday.
The nightclubs will be sizzling, too, with performances by Flo Rida at Haze inside ARIA, Macy Gray doing a DJ set at Blush Boutique Nightclub at Wynn Las Vegas, and Nelly and 30 Seconds to Mars are at Chateau at Paris Las Vegas.
If you like to laugh, Las Vegas is the place this weekend. The legend himself, Bill Cosby brings his standup to Treasure Island, talk show star Chelsea Handler performs at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Daniel Tosh brings the laughs to Mandalay Bay, Ron White brings his blue-collar humor to The Mirage and comic/impression veteran Rich Little begins an engagement at the Riviera.
There are plenty of other great musical acts in town this weekend, too, including Barenaked Ladies at Red Rock Resort, the Go-Gos, The Script and My Chemical Romance at Mandalay Bay, and Nina Blackwood's Absolutely '80s summer long event kicks off at the Fremont Street Experience. And if you're an MMA fan, don't miss UFC 130 at MGM Grand!
Take advantage of great weather and unbeatable entertainment and kick off your summer in Vegas!