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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 -- Happy Holly-Day!

     We've turned the calendar to December, and in Las Vegas, that means it's time to celebrate the Holly-Day -- as in Peepshow star Holly Madison's birthday bash!

     As always, top DJs and musicians will be all over Las Vegas for this Dec. 2-4 weekend, and the fun begins on Friday night with British sensation Luciana performing live at The Bank inside Bellagio.

     In fact, you'll find great club music from A (Steve Aoki spinning at Surrender at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas) to Z (Zedd at Haze Nightclub at ARIA Resort). Catch UFC's official DJ, AL3, along with Dave Fogg at Rain inside the Palms, DJ Spider at Tryst inside Wynn Las Vegas or Porter Robinson at Marquee inside the Cosmopolitan.

Peepshow star Holly Madison celebrates her birthday Saturday night at Chateau Nightclub & Gardens at Paris Las Vegas.     Saturday night is your chance to watch Peepshow star Holly Madison blow out the candles for her birthday celebration at Chateau Nightclub & Gardens at Paris Las Vegas! You can get warmed up at Ghostbar Dayclub at the Palms, where Ian Carey spins. Carey will also perform at Rain on Saturday night and you can also catch Erick Morillo on the 1s and 2s at Marquee.

     Kick off your December with a weekend of celebrity spotting and nightlife that only Vegas can deliver!

 

Vegas Weekend: Setting the scene -- Diva time: Kendra Wilkinson, Keri Hilson, Kelly Rowland and more!

     Celebrity pool parties and recording artists performing nightly in nightclubs -- there's a lot going on this weekend in Vegas, so make your plans to be a part of the excitement!

     Kick off the weekend at Liquid Pool Lounge at ARIA for the Cheaterville.com Reality Star Party, featuring Angelina Pivarnick (Jersey Shore), Jessie Sulidis (Bachelor/Bachelor Pad), Robb Zbacnik (CBS Survivor), Nick Frank, and Cassie McWilliams and Noah Valinsky (VH1's Saddle Ranch). There are plenty of DJs poolside, too, including TV Rock at Marquee dayclub at the Cosmopolitan, DJ Skribble, Mr. Choc and Big Syphe at TAO Beach atop The Venetian and Jazzy Jeff provides the sound at Ditch Fridays at the Palms Pool.

     The parties continue Friday night with De La Soul performing at Vanity inside the Hard Rock, Sean Paul live at The Bank at Bellagio, Steve Aoki at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas' Surrender Nightclub, Cirque De Stylz at Rain inside the Palms and Gabriel & Dresden at Marquee.

     Saturday afternoon, Kendra Wilkinson hosts at MGM Grand's Wet Republic pool and Sublime lead singer Rome will perform an acoustic set at Encore Beach Club. De La Soul plays at Rehab pool at the Hard Rock and Matt Darey is at Marquee.

     Saturday night, you can catch Kelly Rowland performing live at Chateau Nightclub & Gardens at Paris Las Vegas, and Keri Hilson takes the stage at Haze Nightclub at ARIA. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at Keri Hilson's view on Las Vegas, which you can find along with other great Vegas videos on our official YouTube channel:


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     Also on Saturday night, the Cheaterville.com Reality Star Bash continues at ARIA's Gold Lounge, Sublime's Rome appears at Blush Boutique Nightclub at Wynn Las Vegas and Method Man hosts the party at LAX inside the Luxor.

      More top DJs are spinning Saturday night, too, including Kyau & Albert at Rain, ATB at Marquee and Nicky Romero at Surrender. Speaking of DJs, be sure to cast your vote in the Vegas Spin-Off, where seven lucky finalists will be selected to compete live on Sept. 26 at Marquee.

      Close out the weekend with ATB at TAO Beach or George Acosta at Encore Beach Club. Join us for biggest celebrity parties and best music -- every weekend in Vegas!

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!

Weekend party scene features a dose of reality

If you're heading to Las Vegas this weekend and looking for a place to spot a few celebrities and have some fun, there's no shortage of nightclub parties (is there ever?), but here are a few you might want to check out:  

Reality TV fans should check out Gallery Nightclub inside Planet Hollywood on Friday night for the Real World: Las Vegas Wrap Party. Or head up to Surrender at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas for a live performance by Steve Aoki.

How about spending a night with the Pussycat Dolls? Carmen Electra performs live as part of Saturday's opening-night festivities at the Pussycat Dolls Burlesque Saloon. With elevated platforms and stripper poles, well, this isn't your average saloon, to say the least.

Catch Dancing With the Stars pro and Playboy model Karina Smirnoff on Saturday at TAO Beach during the day, and TAO Nightclub for an evening party. Or head down the Strip to Chateau Nightclub and Gardens at Paris Las Vegas on Saturday night and see Nick Cannon spinning. Also on Saturday, British DJ/producer Mark Ronson is on the turntables at HAZE inside ARIA Resort.

Of course, there's Rehab at Hard Rock on Sunday and plenty of other places to party all weekend long. Life is Short. Summer is Shorter. Make this most of it with an amazing weekend in Vegas!

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