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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.
The final weekend of January is filled with celebrities, music and more in Las Vegas. Come see why no place can deliver nightlife each and every week like Vegas!
Do it all again this Friday night, Jan. 27, when Katy Perry hosts the official grand opening of 1OAK at The Mirage. This special "Give Love" charity event is also presented by J. Molinari Jewelry designers. DJ Jus Ske provides the sounds.
Also on Friday night, some of the world's top spin doctors are on the 1s and 2s, including Lil Jon at Surrender inside Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, Sander van Doorn at the Cosmopolitan's Marquee, DJ Spider at Tryst inside Wynn Las Vegas, Dimtri Vegas & Like Mike with Cazzette at ARIA's Haze and DJ Ross One at TAO at The Venetian. At Rain inside the Palms, Bow Wow performs live.
On Saturday, Twilight fans can catch Peter Facinelli partying the night away at Chateau at Paris Las Vegas (vampires are nocturnal, after all), or help American Horror Story star Evan Peters blow out the candles at his birthday bash at RPM Nightclub. Recording artist J. Cole is also celebrating his birthday on Saturday with a party at Lavo in The Palazzo.
Kid Rock follows his two-day engagement at Mandalay Bay with a concert afterparty at TAO, and more spinmasters are pumping out beats all over town, including Jermaine Dupri at Tryst, Robbie Rivera at XS inside Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano at Marquee, Zen Freeman at Ghostbar in the Palms, Aaron Perez and M!keAttack at the Artisan Hotel, Savoy at Rain and Dada Life at Surrender.
On Sunday, close out the weekend at Artisan Hotel with DJ C LA. It's a weekend of celebrity birthday bashes, mega mixmasters and more in Vegas!
The biggest names in music descend on the world's most exciting destination Jan. 20-21 for a weekend of nightlife only Vegas can deliver.
Kick things off Friday night with your choice of spinmasters, including Chromeo at Haze inside ARIA Resort, ATB at The Venetian's TAO, Markus Schulz at Marquee at the Cosmopolitan, Clash Friday at the Palms with M!keattack & Exodus spinning at Rain and AN21 & Max Vangeli at XS inside Encore at Wynn Las Vegas. Cobra Starship will also be performing live at 1OAK in The Mirage.
You can also catch Mac Miller Featuring Skinworkxxx at Haze, Rhiannon at The Palazzo's Lavo, I Love NY with The Chainsmokers at 1OAK, Menno de Jong at Rain, Above & Beyond at Marquee and DJ/Playmate Alie Layus spins at the Playboy Club in the Palms.
Make your plans to party the night away this weekend in Vegas!
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.
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.
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.
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!
Whether you've done most of your holiday shopping or still have more to do, there's still one thing you need to cross off of your list -- enjoying some weekend nightlife in Las Vegas!
There are plenty of top DJs spinning on Dec. 16-17, so make your plans to get in the holiday spirit!
Kick off the weekend Friday night at the Playboy Club inside the Palms with January 2012 Playmate Heather Knox as your party host. Or catch a live performance of EDX at Marquee inside the Cosmopolitan. Wolfgang Gartner is spinning at Surrender inside Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, Clinton Sparks hosts Clash Friday at Rain inside the Palms, DJ Caroline D'Amore is on the 1s and 2s at The Bank at Bellagio and DJ David Tort and Tristan Garner provide the beats at ARIA's Haze.
Close out your weekend on Sunday with Oh Land performing live at The Bank and Jordan Stevens at Ghostbar.
‘Tis the season for being jolly, and what better way to be merry than to enjoy a little Vegas entertainment this weekend, Dec. 9-10?
On Friday night, join top DJs for non-stop nightlife action. It's Clash Friday at Rain inside the Palms Casino Resort with Mark Stylz and OB One. Actress Jenny McCarthy hosts a party at Chateau Nightclub at Paris, plus, catch resident DJ JFK of MSTRKRFT at ARIA's Haze. Don't miss DJ Jus Ske at The Bank inside Bellagio, five-time Grammy-nominated Skrillex at Surrender at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas and DJ Spider at Tryst at Wynn Las Vegas.
Play naughty on Saturday at the Playboy Club at the Palms Casino Resort with Playmate Alie Layus. Receive complimentary admission when you donate a children's gift for Toys For Tots. Head upstairs to party with Kevin Brown at Ghostbar and Kenneth Thomas, Loverush UK and Zen Freeman at Rain. Haze is where it's at this weekend with the Power 106 FM Weekend Live featuring DJ E-Man and Big Boy with special performances by Far East Movement and Wallpaper. Chris Lake entertains at XS inside Encore at Wynn Las Vegas DJ Mighty Mi spins at Surrender.
Round out your weekend plans with Funkagenda at XS nightclub on Sunday night.
Have a holly, jolly time with top-notch DJs in the entertainment capital of the world this weekend.
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!
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.
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!
You've stuffed yourself with Thanksgiving dinner. Now you need to work off those extra calories. No worries, Las Vegas has you covered -- come get your dance on and experience some of Vegas' sizzling nightlife!
Close out your weekend on Sunday with Carlo Astuti's residency debut at Chateau Nightclub & Gardens at Paris Las Vegas, or help Trey Songz blow out the candles during his birthday celebration at LAVO Nightclub inside The Palazzo.
Spend your holiday weekend in Las Vegas and enjoy nightlife that you won't find anywhere else!
You only get one shot at 11-11-11, so make the most of it and celebrate all weekend in Vegas, where you can see celebrities, music and experience legendary nightlife you won't find anywhere else!
Kick things off tonight with the Red Bull 3Style national finals at Rain inside the Palms! Eleven finalists compete, and with special guests DJ Vice and Talib Kweli will perform as well. Doors open at 9 p.m. and the show starts at 10. The event is free but you'll need to get on the list here -- and get there early, because once Rain is at capacity, others will be turned away.
Then, get ready for a memorable 11-11-11 on Friday night, starting with Lil Jon at Surrender inside Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, with opening act DJ Innovate. In August, Innovate won the Vegas Spin-Off with his outstanding live performance in the finals at Marquee in the Cosmopolitan.
You can also grab an hour of open bar from 6-7 p.m. as Coyote Ugly inside New York-New York celebrates its 10-year anniversary. Vinny Guadagnino of "Jersey Shore" hosts at Chateau inside Paris Las Vegas, New Boyz performs live at LAX inside Luxor, EDX is at Marquee, Martin Solveig is at TAO inside The Venetian, Kasanova meets Playboy at Palms' Playboy Club, Mischa Daniels and Sarah Main spin at Haze at ARIA, AN21 and Max Vangeli perform at XS inside Encore at Wynn Las Vegas and you can kick off Fight Weekend with DJ E-Man at Bellagio's The Bank.
On Saturday afternoon, DJ Pauly D spins at Ghostbar Dayclub at the Palms. The fist-pumping continues Saturday night with "Jersey Shore" star Snooki celebrating her birthday at LAX, Nelly blowing out the candles at TAO, Maria Menounos hosting at Gallery Nightclub at Planet Hollywood, Kevin Jonas at Chateau, the Esquire Sexiest Woman Alive Issue release party hosted by Olga Fonda at The Bank, Felix da Housecat spinning at Rain, DJ E-Rock's birthday celebration during the Fight Night event at Haze and R3HAB at Surrender.
Close out your weekend on Sunday at Ghostbar with Kevin Brown and Brandon Kent providing the beats. Make 11-11-11 a memorable number with an amazing weekend of nightlife in Vegas!
The weekend is upon us and that means one thing -- it's time to experience the exciting nightlife that only Vegas delivers.
Kick things off Friday night at Surrender inside Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, but bring your "A" game, because renowned spinmaster A-trak is providing the beats. You can also catch Porter Robinson spinning at Haze at ARIA Resort, Markus Schulz and Blake Jarrell at Marquee inside the Cosmopolitan and Clinton Sparks at Rain at the Palms.
On Saturday night, it's time to Rock the Block at the Fremont East Entertainment District downtown, as Rock the Block presents the Vegas Music Summit featuring AWOLNation. You can also catch "Jersey Shore" star Deena Nicole at Gallery Nightclub at Planet Hollywood, Erick Morillo spinning at Marquee and Filo and Peri at Rain.
Head to Vegas for another exciting weekend of stars, spinmasters and sizzling nightlife!