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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.

Vegas Weekend: Setting the scene -- ringing in the New Year!

     New Year's weekend in Vegas is about much more than just watching a ball drop and waving goodbye to one year to usher in another -- it's about celebration, revelry, and a lineup of entertainment that you won't find anywhere else in the world.

     This year, Las Vegas has three new club experiences opening around New Year's Eve -- 1OAK at The Mirage and Hyde at Bellagio. And that's just the beginning. Here's a look at the weekend scene:

     Get your weekend started early on Thursday with Fedde LeGrand spinning at Tryst inside Wynn Las Vegas and Benny Benassi at TAO at The Venetian.

Guns N' Roses performs Dec. 30-31 at The Joint inside the Hard Rock.     On Friday, rock icons Guns N' Roses play the first of two nights at the Joint inside the Hard Rock.

     You've also got plenty of nightlife options to fit every musical taste. Get "crunk" with Lil Jon and Steve Aoki & Lil Jon at Surrender inside Encore at Wynn Las Vegas; enjoy a taste of SHM with Sebastian Ingrosso at XS inside Wynn Las Vegas; catch Laidback Luke at Haze at ARIA; witness Tinie Tempah performing at The Bank inside Bellagio, rock out with Good Charlotte & The Situation at Chateau Nightclub and Gardens inside Paris Las Vegas; DJ Pauly D spins at the Hard Rock's Vanity; Dirty South spins at TAO; or party at the Palms with T-Pain at Rain or Clinton Sparks at Moon.

     On New Year's Eve, the stars come out all to ring in 2012! Keep up with the Kardashians -- Kim will be at TAO, Rob at Tryst and Kourtney and Scott Disick will host at Chateau Nightclub and Gardens  -- or celebrate with "Peepshow" star Holly Madison at Gallery inside Planet Hollywood.

John Legend plays at Pearl Theater on New Year's Eve before hosting the afterparty at Moon Nightclub.     The biggest names in music are hosting and performing, too, including: Black Eyed Peas members Will.I.Am at Surrender and Fergie at the opening of 1OAK; Chris Brown at Pure inside Caesars Palace; B.O.B. at Luxor's LAX; Bruno Mars at The Bank, John Legend follows his show at Pearl Theater with an after party at Moon and Iyaz at Revolution Lounge inside The Mirage.

     LMFAO brings some party rock to Haze; Kaskade spins at Marquee at the Cosmopolitan; Steve Angello is on the turntables at XS; Robbie Rivera is at Vanity; Samantha Ronson is at LAVO at The Palazzo and Paul Oakenfold rings in the new year at Rain.

     Other parties include the Cirque du Soleil NYE at Gold Lounge inside ARIA; The NYE Spectacular Spectacular at the Palms' Playboy Club and Foundation Room NYE Gala at Mandalay Bay and Rhumbash at Rhumbar at The Mirage.

America's Party: Las Vegas New Year 2012 will include a fireworks spectacular from the rooftops of resorts up and down the Strip.     There's even more revelry at America's Party Las Vegas 2012 with fireworks launched from the rooftops of hotels up and down the Strip!

     The fun doesn't end on New Year's Eve, however. On Sunday, kick off 2012 with Drake at the Joint, with an afterparty at Vanity, Afrojack spinning at XS an Akon at The Bank.

     You can also take advantage of the extended weekend and witness the debut of Deadmau5's residency at XS, or party with Avicii at Marquee.

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 -- Cee Lo, Neon Trees, Ashley Tisdale, Jamie Chung and more

Celebrities, big-name music acts, and some of the world's top DJs/producers -- must mean the weekend is near. Here's a sneak peak at some of the sights and sounds you can experience this weekend, only in Vegas:

Neon Trees performs at Red Rock ResortThere's something for every musical taste on Friday, ranging from the outrageous Cee-Lo Green at MGM Grand's Wet Republic to synth pop sensations Neon Trees performing an outdoor show at the Red Rock Resort's Sandbar. Ben Folds brings his piano-driven pop sound to the Boulevard Pool at the Cosmopolitan and Taylor Dayne will perform her '80s hits at Gold Lounge at ARIA Resort

You can also help Ashley Tisdale celebrate her birthday at Pure inside Caesars Palace on Friday, or party with model/TV personality Jessa Hinton at Vanity Nightclub at the Hard Rock. Chanel from MTV's Fantasy Factory is hosting Ditch Fridays at the Palms Pool. Emanuelle Vaugier of "Covert Affair" and "Two and a Half Men" celebrates her birthday at Chateau Nightclub & Gardens at Paris Las Vegas. Actor Michael Madsen is pulling double-duty, appearing at the Las Vegas Film Festival afterparty at The Bank inside Bellagio and hosting an event at Gallery Nightclub at Planet Hollywood.

Andy Moor (dayclub) and DJ Chuckie (nightclub) bring their signature sounds to Marquee at Cosmopolitan on Friday, Too Short performs at 1OAK at The Mirage and Wolfgang Gartner spins at Surrender inside Encore at Wynn Las Vegas

On Saturday, actress Jamie Chung hosts an event at Pure, and Madsen checks out Chateau Nightclub & Gardens. For some great music, Chamillionaire performs live at LAX inside Luxor and Ray J takes the stage at Gallery Nightclub.

Moon Nightclub at Palms HotelThere's plenty of house music available Saturday night in Vegas, too, including Klass (day) & DJ Kaskade (night) at Marquee, Diplo at Surrender, a DJ set by Scooter & Lavelle at Liquid Pool Lounge at ARIA and the Palms features DJ Jazzy Jeff at Moon and Perfecto with Zen Freeman at Rain.

Close out your weekend with some great pool parties, including Dada Life at Encore Beach Club, Gareth Emery and Blake Jarrell at Venetian's TAO Beach and Ghostbar Sundays at the Palms featuring Trevor Simpson.

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Vegas Weekend: Setting the scene -- Ciara, Kaskade, Kendra and more

     The 51 contestants who will be vying for the 2011 Miss USA crown at Planet Hollywood on June 19 are already in Las Vegas preparing for the event, and tonight you can get a firsthand look at the pageant hopefuls at Tao Nightclub inside The Venetian.  

Palms Pool     Kick your weekend off with the famous Ditch Fridays party at the Palms pool. This week, relax poolside as DJ Jazzy Jeff provides the musical entertainment.

     Renowned recording artist Ciara performs Friday night at Chateau Nightclub & Gardens at Paris Las Vegas, and Chris Mintz-Plasse's birthday party at Gallery inside Planet Hollywood is sure to be a superbad, kickass affair and you can also enjoy the sounds of DJ Cobra spinning at Haze inside ARIA in the heart of City Center.

     Celebrate more celebrity birthdays on Saturday as Chateau hosts a party for Juliette Lewis and Pure inside Caesars Palace is the site of Kendra Wilkinson's birthday festivities. Over at Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub at The Cosmopolitan, famed spinmaster Kaskade is manning the decks pumping out his signature sound.

      Another exciting weekend of celebrities and the world's top DJs. Join the party in Vegas!

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