Las Vegas has always been a prime destination for music, but the electronic music scene in particular has taken a liking to the city in the past few years. It should come as no surprise that the big nightclubs in the city are courting famous, internationally-recognized artists and DJs to perform.
We’ve put together a list of clubs that have signed some of the biggest names to exclusive residencies, but with the rapidly growing popularity of the genre, this list might be significantly larger by the end of the year!
DJ Pauly D takes on Vanity
Vanity at Hard Rock Hotel has DJ Pauly D of “Jersey Shore” and “The Pauly D Project” fame. Before becoming known nationally as “Pauly D,” Paul DelVecchio got his start in a local Rhode Island nightclub called ULTRA. His next appearance at Vanity falls on April 21.
A big win for Wynn
2012 is a big year for Wynn and Encore’s club venues: Encore Beach Club, Surrender, Tryst and XS. They’ve signed on more than 30 top DJs and electronic dance music artists to exclusive residences, which is certain to pull in a lot of fans.
Chart-toppers and award-winners like Afrojack, Calvin Harris, David Guetta, deadmau5, Skrillex, Steve Aoki, Steve Angello and Tiësto join acts like Nero, Porter Robinson and Alesso that will definitely appeal to hardcore electronic fans.
“Residencies with this many artists, offering this caliber of talent, will create a remarkable experience for fans of the electronic dance music genre,” said Jesse Waits, co-owner and managing partner of XS and Tryst nightclubs.
Chromeo brings their “Fancy Footwork” to Pure
Critically acclaimed electro-funk duo Chromeo starts off a residency at Pure in Caesars Palace on April 13, their first at a Las Vegas nightclub. The Canadian group has put out a string of commercially and critically successful albums, with 2010′s “Business Casual” being their latest,
Monthly residencies for Marquee
Marquee at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas has a monthly residency by Kaskade, which showcases some of his electro and house work, along with some newer material.
“Having a monthly residency in Vegas gives me the chance to stretch out musically, play longer sets, and share some really unique magical moments with my fans,” Kaskade said. “Vegas has exploded in the last two years, the parties just keep getting bigger and better, the city and Marquee are can’t miss destinations for dance music fans.”
The club also features a continuation of its monthly party hosted by Redfoo of LMFAO, dubbed “Party Rock Mondays” after their hit “Party Rock Anthem.” Remember to bring your crazy, bedazzled or neon party rock attire if you show up.