If you thought the Hakkasan Group was showing signs of slowing down, think again.
At the recently Nightclub and Bar Show held in the Las Vegas Convention Center, CEO Neil Moffitt outlined a path that included opening thirty new venues over the next three years. This would include new restaurants and nightclubs located around the world, expanding their reach and turning them into the global nightlife leader.
Neil has reason to be optimistic. Since being hired in 2013, the enthusiastic CEO has taken the company from relative obscurity to earning $500 million a year. Hakkasan Group is currently in control of about sixty venues, including at least a dozen in Las Vegas. With the overwhelming success of their flagship Hakkasan Nightclub, along with Wet Republic and Omnia Nightclub, the group sees an opportunity to not only introduce their brand of party to new locations, but also increase their annual revenue by 50%.
The CEO may be on to something, as Hakkasan managed to beat its revenue forecast by $7 million by putting more emphasis on social media and focusing less on traditional advertising. In fact, Neil bragged that they were able to save $9 million by cutting back on billboards and magazines.
Neil also talked about competing with their bitter rival -- Wynn Nightlife. "When we fight the guy down the street, all we do is chip away at our margin," he explained. While he may have been half-joking, there's some truth in his statement. Wynn and Hakkasan have been going back and forth battling over the world's top DJs.
But I wouldn't feel too bad for the Hakkasan CEO, as this year's residency lineup includes Calvin Harris, Tiesto, Porter Robinson, Hardwell, Kaskade, Steve Aoki and even Puff Daddy.
April is going to be a big month at Hakkasan, with Tiesto on the 1st and 20th, Zedd hosting the anniversary weekend on the 7th, Above & Beyond on the 9th, Lil Jon on the 15th and 29th, and Kaskade on the 22nd.
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Although it's still several months away, this year's EDC week is shaping up to be the biggest celebration yet!
Kicking off on June 12 and running through the 19th, this year's Electric Daisy Carnival is eight days of incredible music from the top DJs from around the world. This year's festivities include Calvin Harris, Tiesto, Armin van Buuren, Galantis, Kaskade, NGHTMRE, Dash Berlin, GTA, Carnage, Zedd, Steve Aoki and many, many more must-see performers.
To help get you in the mood, we're outlining the first group of announced dates and DJs. This list will expand as we get closer to June, but this early list should whet your appetite and give you an idea of what you can expect from EDC 2017.
Tuesday, June 13
Wednesday, June 14
Thursday, June 15
Friday, June 16
Saturday, June 17
Sunday, June 18
Monday, June 19
Keep your eyes glued to the MyRSVP Event Page, as more dates and DJs will be added in the coming days. And don't forget to beat the rush and book your reservations, VIP tables, cabanas and bottle service now. Call for reservations: 1-800-500-5200
Hot on the heels of releasing the hit single "It Ain't Me" with Selena Gomez, DJ Kygo has announced his Wynn residency in a dramatic new video.
Featuring the Norwegian DJ playing "Piano Jam 2," this brand new video confirms the rumors that he would be bringing his talents to XS Nightclub and Encore Beach Club exclusively starting on April 30. He joins the ranks of Skrillex and The Chainsmokers as the top tier talent you will only find at Wynn.
"Kygo will be the dominant force on the Strip during the prime pool party months," explains Wynn Nightlife Executive Vice President and Managing Partner Alex Cordova. "His sound perfectly complements our pool party vibe."
Kygo has announced ten upcoming events, including seven at XS and three at Encore Beach Club. It all kicks off at XS on April 30, followed by performances on May 8, May 28, June 9, June 16, June 25 and June 30. His dates at Encore Beach Club include May 20, May 26 and June 10.
These are just the first ten dates, with more to be announced in the coming weeks. Make sure and watch the MyRSVP Event Calendar for more dates and details.
Steve Aoki, Zedd and Tiesto have all been tapped to help celebrate the biggest event in April -- Hakkasan's four year anniversary.
First launched in April 2013, the Hakkasan Group's flagship nightclub has quickly become the biggest nightlife destination in Las Vegas. They have an impressive roster of some of the biggest names in electronic dance music and a lock on the highly competitive party scene. Now they're going to outdo themselves with the year's biggest birthday celebration.
The party kicks off on April 6th, when Steve Aoki takes the stage. This is followed up by Zedd on April 7, Tiesto on April 8 and Above & Beyond finishing things off on April 8. It's a killer lineup that will feature all kinds of unexpected surprises and cameos.
Unfortunately, Calvin Harris will not be part of the festivities. The Grammy-award winning musician was Hakkasan's very first resident DJ and a staple of the nightclub. But don't worry, partiers looking for their Calvin fix will be able to check him out on May 4 and over Memorial Day Weekend.
Hakkasan has already outlined their summer schedule, which includes nearly 100 announced events between now and August (with more being added every day). This includes some of the newer names, like NGHTMRE, Cash Cash and Matoma, along with popular mainstays like Porter Robinson, Lil Jon and Kaskade.
Act fast to get your reservations for Hakkasan's anniversary weekend, happening April 6 - April 8. Call now: 1-800-500-5200
I hope you have your swimsuit handy, because the pool party season is upon us.
Some of Las Vegas' top dayclubs will be opening their doors in the coming weeks, and we don't want you to miss a second of the fun. Whether you're looking for a relaxing getaway or an out-of-control party, there's a little something for everybody this season.
It all kicks off on March 3, when both Drai's Beach Club and Encore Beach Club make their 2017 debuts. Drai's Beach Club will welcome Deux, Luke Shay and Jonas Blue in their opening weekend. Encore Beach Club, on the other hand, will kick things off with A-Trak, Makj and Ookay.
One week later, both Wet Republic and Daylight will heat things up. Look for DJ Shift on March 10, Fergie DJ on March 11 and Mark Eteson on March 12, only at Wet Republic. Daylight will also be bringing the heavy hitters, as Kid Funk, DJ E-Rock and DJ Neva host the opening weekend.
While most clubs are just now starting to welcome guests, Marquee Dayclub has spent all winter under their Dayclub Dome. Upcoming events include Vivai on March 4, Timmy Trumpet on March 11, Tritonal on March 17 and Carnage on March 25.
Make sure and head over to the MyRSVP Event Calendar for more dates and details.
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Only a month after Wynn Nightlife announced an exclusive deal with The Chainsmokers, the Hakkasan Group has responded with a surprise of their own.
Today we're learning that Kaskade, Zedd, Porter Robinson and Travis Scott will all be joining 27 other world-renowned DJs as residents of the Hakkasan Group. This deal will include both day and night parties at Omnia Nightclub at Caesars Palace, Hakkasan Nightclub, Wet Republic Ultra Pool at MGM Grand, and JEWEL Nightclub at Aria Resort & Casino throughout 2017.
The returning roster includes a lot of familiar names, including Calvin Harris, Tiesto, Steve Aoki, Martin Garrix, WeAreTreo, Hardwell, Armin van Buuren and Afrojack. You'll also see performances from Puff Daddy, Lil Jon and NGHTMRE.
"We have seen our residents grow and thrive here in Las Vegas and through our expansive roster of talent we are able to provide guests with the most extraordinary entertainment experience possible across all of our venues," said in a statement from the Vice President of Entertainment for Hakkasan Group, James Algate. "With an extremely talented group of long-time residents and new artists on the rise, we believe that this year's lineup contains an incredibly strong and gifted collection of artists and we look forward to welcoming them to the Hakkasan Group family"
Below is the Hakkasan Group's full residency roster for 2017. You'll find most of these DJs already on the MyRSVP Event Calendar, including Kaskade at Omnia on February 17, Zedd at Hakkasan on February 18 and Porter Robinson at Jewel on March 25.
Machine Gun Kelly created a scene when he kicked off his Las Vegas residency at Drai's Nightclub on January 21.
Coming hot on the heels of The Chainsmokers signing with Wynn Nightlife, the chart-topping rapper will be bringing his off-the-wall antics exclusively to Drai's Nightclub. He was backed by his full band -- the "Bad Things" -- when he took the stage to thunderous applause.
The crowd ate up his live renditions of hits like "Young Man," "Alpha Omega," "Till I Die" and more. The sexy Drai's dancers also had a part, and professional skateboarder and close friend Ryan Sheckler was spotted singing along.
Machine Gun Kelly left the stage vowing to return. It's not exactly clear when that will be, but we're adding new dates to the MyRSVP Event Calendar every single day. Drai's Nightclub has a busy schedule that includes Fabolous on February 3, Big Sean on February 4, Future on February 5, Nelly on February 11 and Fat Joe on February 24.
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The football season may be over for the Dallas Cowboys, but Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliot show no signs of slowing down.
Mending a painful 34-31 loss to the Green Bay Packers on January 15, two of the Cowboy's star athletes were spotted at the Marquee Dayclub Dome in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on January 21. Dak and Ezekiel were joined by friends and enjoyed the sounds of TJR while enjoying the Las Vegas pool party.
Despite being the dead of winter, Marquee Dayclub Dome hasn't missed a beat. Their upcoming schedule includes major events with Lema, Jermaine Dupri, Ghastly, Sander van Doorn, Vinai, Timmy Trumpet and Tritonal. Marquee will also be hosting the annual Q Bowl 2017 on February 5.
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Tiesto will need to get a bigger keychain.
Just days before his 48th birthday, the insanely popular DJ was honored by the city that loves him most. January 14 marked "Tiesto Day," which featured County Commissioner Steve Sisolak presenting the Dutch superstar with a key to the city.
"I am thrilled to present Tiësto with the Key to the Las Vegas Strip," began Sisolak. "Bringing his innovative talent to the Strip in conjunction with Hakkasan Group, Tiësto has changed the face of the DJ world. Through his dedication and passion for his work, Tiësto continues to be an inspiration, not only to other DJ artists, but to all Las Vegas performers."
Tiesto celebrated his birthday on January 17 by hosting a very special weekend at Hakkasan. He will also be ringing in the Chinese New Year on January 28 and then returning on February 4, March 4, March 18, March 25 and April 1st. In fact, Hakkasan has the DJ booked for 14 events between now and May 27th.
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It's official: The Chainsmokers will be exclusive to Las Vegas.
In the first big residency move of 2017, Wynn Nightlife has announced that they signed a three-year contract that will bring the "Closer" guys to XS Nightclub and Encore Beach Club. This exclusive residency will keep The Chainsmokers in Las Vegas through 2019, making them one of the biggest DJ acts in Sin City.
"We are so thrilled to have this residency at the Wynn," explains the duo's Alex Pall. "[Wynn Nightlife] represent the best of what Las Vegas has to offer and we look forward to a great partnership."
The kick-off happens on Friday, January 6, when The Chainsmokers rock XS Nightclub for the first time. This will be followed by nine other dates, including January 14, February 3, March 3 and all the way up to May 12. Dates for Encore Beach Club will be announced as we near the sunnier months.
The Chainsmokers will be sticking around, and MyRSVP wants you to party in style. Don't forget to book your VIP tables and bottle service now by calling 1-800-500-5200.
After months of teasing and hype, Marshmello has finally unveiled the long-awaited remix of DJ Snake's hit collaboration "Let Me Love You" with Justin Bieber.
Released on Soundcloud this week, this high-energy mix ranks as one of Marshmello's greatest hits. It opens with a booming sub bass and a meandering trap beat before letting loose with Justin Bieber's pristine vocal hooks. It has an irresistible beat that rivals the original in terms of quality and catchiness, and is guaranteed to be in heavy rotation at every party.
This Marshmello remix comes just a few weeks after Dutch DJ Tiesto unleashed his own version of the DJ Snake song. If that wasn't enough, we're still awaiting "Let Me Love You" remixes from both Zedd and Don Diablo.
Beyond releasing this catchy new remix, Marshmello will have his hands full playing eight upcoming Las Vegas gigs between December and January. These include Intrigue on December 8, December 29 and January 19, Surrender on December 14 and January 4, and XS on January 1, January 15 and January 27. On the other hand, DJ Snake will be hosting Surrender's New Year's Eve party.
With only a few weeks left until the biggest celebration of 2016, your favorite clubs are busy finalizing the entertainment for New Year's Weekend. The year-end celebration will include some of the top musicians, including Drake, The Weeknd, Calvin Harris, Ludacris, Steve Aoki, Kendrick Lamar and more.
It all begins on December 30, when Kaskade will host the celebrations at Omnia, Tiesto and DJ Shift will team up at Hakkasan, Alesso will rock XS, Metro Boomin' takes over Light and DJ Que returns to The Bank.
Saturday brings the main event, when Calvin Harris will be counting down the seconds until 2017 at Omnia, Drake will host Hakkasan, Steve Aoki will shine at Jewel, Major Lazer will spin at XS, Ludacris will turn on Light, Kendrick Lamar will slay Drai's Nightclub and The Weeknd will bring his soulful style to Marquee.
For those who still have a little energy left over for New Year's Day, Dash Berlin will kick things off at Marquee's Dayclub Dome, Mark Eteson will keep the party alive at Hakkasan and Marshmello will bring the sweets at XS.
For more information on this packed lineup, we recommend you check out the complete MyRSVP Event Calendar, which features hundreds of upcoming events and concerts. And don't forget that MyRSVP is the easiest way to book VIP tables, bottle service and cabanas at all of the top clubs this New Year's weekend. Call now: 1-800-500-5200
In yet another sign that 2016 is nearly over, Hakkasan, Jewel and Omnia have all started to announce their 2017 dates.
After Drake rings in the new year, Hakkasan Nightclub will welcome a whole host of familiar faces. It all kicks off with Mark Eteson on the 1st, followed by Lil Jon on the 5th, Steve Aoki on the 6th, Kaskade on the 7th and Party Favor on the 8th. Other major events include Tiesto's birthday celebration on January 14 and Kaskade on January 21.
These are just the first few events to populate the 2017 event calendar, and there's definitely more on the way. Expect major announcements from all of your favorite nightclubs the closer we get to New Year's Day.
The stars descended on Las Vegas over Thanksgiving weekend, and we were lucky enough to be part of the action.
TAO restaurant welcomed Chloe Grace Moretz, star of Neighbors 2 and Kick-Ass. The 19 year old actress was joined by a group of friends, who reportedly dined on a selection of TAO's favorites.
TAO was also the stop for Orange is the New Black star Jackie Cruz, who enjoyed the laidback atmosphere (and spicy tuna tartar on crispy rice) with friends.
San Diego Chargers running back Melvin Gordon did more than just dine at the famous Asian eatery, he celebrated the birthday of friend Shaquil Barrett at TAO Nightclub in The Venetian. The two were joined by Denver Broncos players Sylvester Williams and Derek Wolfe, and enjoyed a VIP table as Justin Credible manned the decks.
TAO has an exciting December lineup that includes Politik on the 3rd, Enferno on the 9th, Jerzy on the 15th, Dainjazone on the 16th, DJ C LA on the 22nd, DJ Wellman on Christmas Eve and French Montana on New Year's Eve.
BRKLYN is no stranger to the Las Vegas party scene. Having been a mainstay at both Tao, Jewel and Liquid Pool Lounge, this LA-based DJ duo has managed to capture a strong following on the Strip. And now they're about to graduate to the major leagues, thanks to a comfy new gig at Hakkasan Nightclub.
Starting on Thanksgiving day, November 24, BRKLYN will be bringing their unique style to one of the world's most celebrated nightclubs. This residency will also include a much-hyped concert on December 17, as well as several to-be-determined dates in 2017.
BRKLYN is made up of Cameron Alexander and Cody Nadeau, two musicians with an ear for infectious beats and anthemic synth lines. The duo is best known for their hit song "Can't Get Enough," featuring Mariah McManus, as well as "Steal Your Heart" with Lenachka.
Beyond BRKLYN, Hakkasan has a busy lineup for December, including DJ Shift's birthday party on the 1st, DVBBS on the 3rd, Lil Jon on the 10th, Mark Eteson on the 11th, Steve Aoki on the 29th, Tiesto on the 30th and Drake hosting New Year's Eve.
Louis Tomlinson has a lot of time on his hands. With One Direction currently on hiatus, what is the former teen heartthrob to do? The answer should be obvious: Spend the night partying at one of the best nightclubs in the world.
Observant fans spotted the 24 year old musician having an incredible time at Hakkasan Nightclub on November 19. He, along with eight friends, showed up around 12:30 am and helped celebrate Steve Aoki's 39th birthday. The group was escorted to a VIP table located inside the DJ booth, where they downed some very expensive alcohol.
What you may not realize is that Louis Tomlinson is about a month out from celebrating his own birthday, though it's unclear if Steve Aoki will return the favor and show up for that. Either way, the group of nine sucked in the club's love and energy and had a night they'll never forget.
Hakkasan Nightclub has a busy lineup for December, including DJ Shift's birthday party on the 1st, DVBBS on the 3rd, Lil Jon on the 10th, Mark Eteson on the 11th, Steve Aoki on the 29th, Tiesto on the 30th and Drake hosting New Year's Eve.
The weather may be cooling down, but the pool party season is just starting to heat up.
While many dayclubs have gone into hibernation for the rest of the year, the Marquee Dayclub Dome is back to keep the party going all throughout the winter months. It all kicks off on November 5, when Tritonal brings their unique sound to Marquee.
Upcoming events include M!ke Attack on both November 12 and November 26, Cedric Gervais on November 19, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano on December 3, Andrew Rayel on December 10 and Sander van Doorn on December 17.
Future dates will be added in the coming days.
Grab your favorite bathing suit and get ready for the season's wildest pool parties as Marquee opens up the Dayclub Dome. And remember that MyRSVP makes it easy to book VIP tables, cabanas and bottle service for all of the upcoming events. Call now: 1-800-500-5200
When Kim Kardashian was held up at gunpoint earlier this month, the burglars stole a lot more than jewelry. While the media reported the loss of millions of dollars' worth of fine gems, rings and necklaces, few mentioned the most valuable thing the robbers took -- the reality TV star's sense of safety and security.
Now that a few weeks have passed, we're finally starting to see the impact of that terrible night in Paris. In a completely understandable move, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star has decided to cancel her scheduled birthday party at Hakkasan on October 28. She will instead stay home and celebrate her 36th birthday with close friends and family, opting for a much more low-key affair.
For their part, Hakkasan has taken the cancelation in stride and October 28 will now feature a return appearance by The Chainsmokers, whose song Closer featuring Halsey is currently sitting atop the Billboard Hot 100. That weekend will also feature Tiesto w/ Dzeko and Torres on October 29 and Calvin Harris w/ Generik on October 30.
While disappointing, this cancelation is certainly understandable. Here's hoping that Kim will return to Las Vegas for her 37th birthday in 2017.
Kevin Durant and Draymond Green are not the only basketball stars to hit Las Vegas this week.
Mere days after the two Golden State Warriors were spotted at Hakkasan Nightclub, Sacramento Kings point guard Ty Lawson followed suit with a crazy night of his own at Drai's Nightclub. In fact, the party got so wild that the NBA star accidentally missed a flight to Kentucky for an exhibition game.
TMZ is reporting that Ty Lawson partied with teammates Ben McLemore and Willie Cauley-Stein, along with boxer Adrien Broner. The four enjoyed the music of DJ Esco, while taking in the sights and sounds only Drai's Nightclub can provide.
If you're looking to be part of the excitement, Drai's Nightclub has some of the biggest stars lined up for the end of October. You won't want to miss 112 on October 23, Fetty Wap on October 28, Future on October 29, 50 Cent on October 30 and T.I. hosting Halloween night on the 31st. And looking even further into the future, Nelly will be playing the club on both November 4 and November 5.
It's not every day the Golden State Warriors take on the Los Angeles Lakers in Las Vegas. And that's precisely why some of the players of the team decided to take full advantage of Sin City.
On Sunday, October 16, Kevin Durant and Draymond Green were seen partying the night away at Vegas hotspot Hakkasan. The two were enjoying rapper Travis Scott, who is also a mainstay at Drai's Nightclub and Marquee. The three stars got in what was described as a small security-enforced huddle and documented the whole thing on Twitter.
The crowd loved it, yelling along as the basketball legends chanted "I can't get no rest" in the middle of Hakkasan Nightclub.
This is just a warm-up for an explosive October at the world-famous club. Hakkasan will be welcoming The Chainsmokers, Tiesto and Calvin Harris over Halloween weekend.
If you've seen Cash Cash at Marquee Nightclub, then you already know they put on an explosive show. Apparently things got too hot for just one city, because the DJ trio just announced an expansive headlining tour that will take them all across North America.
Coming hot on the heels of their newest album -- Blood, Sweet & 3 Years -- Cash Cash will be hitting clubs in pretty much all of the major cities, including Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Seattle, Phoenix and more. The tour will kick off on October 1 at Marquee Nightclub and end with a New Year's Eve gig in San Francisco.
Even though they'll be bouncing around the country, Cash Cash will still find a few excuses to return to the city that made them famous. You can see the New Jersey natives at Marquee Dayclub on October 8 and October 15, as well as Marquee Nightclub appearances on October 10, November 7, November 19, December 9 and December 23.
If that's not enough, Cash Cash is also set to host Vegas Horror Story Freaqfest at Marquee Nightclub on October 28. There are currently nine dates in the MyRSVP Event Calendar, so you'll have plenty of chances to see why everybody loves Cash Cash.
Shaun O'Neal only had one goal when he entered Fox's MasterChef cooking competition: Be the last man standing. Now that he's accomplished that goal and returned to Las Vegas, he has a brand new goal: Have the best night ever at Surrender Nightclub.
The 33-year-old Vegas native was recently spotted at Encore's popular nightclub celebrating his win. A deejay by night, Shaun showed off his MasterChef trophy to an adoring crowd. Among those most excited was Dillon Francis, who just so happens to be good friends with Shaun O'Neal.
While we don't know where the MasterChef champ will go from here, his DJ pal Dillon Francis has a busy schedule. He'll be returning to Surrender Nightclub on both September 24 and October 12. And then on Halloween weekend, he'll host Wynnderland Halloween on October 29. We recommend you book a reservation now.
Labor Day Weekend is behind us and summer is starting to wind down. But don't fret, because pool party season is still in full swing. We still have the rest of September and most of October to show off your favorite swimsuit and get wet.
Wet Republic has most of their heavy-hitters still on deck, including Martin Garrix on September 24, The Chainsmokers on September 25, Steve Aoki on October 1, Chuckie on October 8, Fergie DJ on October 15 and Mark Eteson one last time on October 22.
Marquee Dayclub will feature most of their regulars, including Lost Frequencies on September 23, Tritonal on September 24, Lema on September 30, Politik on October 1 and Cash Cash on both October 8 and October 15.
Not to be outdone, Liquid Pool will feature Mikey Francis on September 23, Kid Conrad on September 24 and the very sexy sounds of DJ Lezlee on September 29. And don't forget to Drink Liquid Dry at their getting-ready-to-close party.
Don't worry, I haven't forgotten about Bare Pool. The official dayclub of The Mirage will welcome Greg Lopez on September 22, DJ Que on September 23, DJ Sincere on September 24, Zsuzanna on September 25 and DJ D-Miles on September 26.
Tao Beach has loaded their schedule up with performances by Javier Alba on September 23, October 1, October 7 and October 16. Other days include Angie Vee on October 8, Mike K on October 9 and Wellman on October 15.
You will also be able to experience Wellman on September 23 over at Foxtail Pool Club. This will be followed by DJ Hollywood on September 24, DJ Ikon on September 25 and September 30, and DJ Hollywood on both October 1 and October 2.
Finally, Daylight has events scheduled through the end of the month. It's a diverse schedule that features DJ Neva on September 22 and September 29, DJ Prostyle on September 23, Morgan Page on September 24, Kid Funk on September 25 and the one and only Eric Dlux on September 30.
There are currently 102 dayclub events on the MyRSVP calendar, with more to be added over the next few days. This is only a fraction of the events, so we encourage you to dig through the event calendar to find the pool party right for you. There are still several weeks left in the dayclub season, so don't let summer pass you by. Book now to guarantee that you're part of the action. Call now: 1-800-500-5200
Mozart, Beethoven, and ... Skrillex?
If you've ever gotten into an argument about whether electronic music is "high culture" or not, prepare to have a definitive answer. A German court ruled this week that the high-profile parties at the infamous Berghain club should be classified in much the same way as classical music.
Believe it or not, this is not a trivial issue. The ruling will allow the Berlin nightclub to stay in a much lower tax bracket, allowing them to pay 7% culture tax instead of the typical 19% entertainment tax.
Those opposed to this ruling argued that a place where individuals come to dance, have fun and take drugs is "ruled by entertainment, not by culture." However, the club's management successfully argued that the same could be said for classical music. The court sided with Berghain.
This is not only a win for the nightlife culture, but also people who love electronic music. Rock 'n roll may never die, but techno is "high culture."
In a city overflowing with superstar DJs, sometimes it's hard to stand out. Thankfully, Andrew Rayel doesn't seem to be having that problem. With a brand new music video under his belt, the 24-year-old DJ is proving that he really is the heart and soul of Moldova.
Appropriately named "The Heart of Moldova," the brand new single shows off Andrew Rayel's ability to mix incredible beats with classical music composition. The result is a hypnotic journey that you won't want to miss, and the video isn't half bad, either.
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Could it be that one of Las Vegas' most beloved DJs is thinking about calling it quits?
Surprising almost everybody, Scott Disick recently hinted at a possible retirement in an interview with People Magazine. Despite being a staple at 1 OAK Nightclub, the 33-year-old reality star complained that his life is starting to feel like the movie Groundhog's Day and there may be a point in the near future where he walks away.
"I feels like [1 OAK] is a second home, but I'm thinking about retiring from the whole appearance. I've just been doing it for so long. They just feels like it's so repetitive. I love them and I'm going to try to have a good night, as I love it here, but part of me feels like I just can't keep doing these for the rest of my life either."
The popular DJ concluded that "I don't know if I can give the people what they want anymore" and added that he's "just trying to make more money during the day and not at night."
But there's no need to panic just yet, because Scott Disick won't be retiring in the next two months. He will be hosting Scott Disick's American Psycho Costume Contest at 1 OAK Nightclub over Halloween weekend.
Scott would not be the first DJs to call it quits in 2016. Earlier this year we saw Avicii announce a farewell tour that resulted in his nightclub retirement. Could we see this become a trend?
For now, enjoy the DJs while they are here, because you never know when they are going to retire.
After weeks of voting and anticipation, DJ Times and Pioneer DJ have announced that Claude VonStroke has been named America's Best DJ for 2016.
The 45 year old DJ, producer and owner of Dirtybird Records may not spend much time in Las Vegas, but he has won over fans with his popular remixes and energetic shows. He recently played Light Nightclub in June and Daylight Beach Club in July, and he'll be spending the weekend at LIV Nightclub in Miami.
The second place prize went to Kaskade, a mainstay at XS Nightclub and Encore Beach Club. The Chainsmokers followed in third place, which is a good excuse to check them out at Wet Republic on September 25 and October 2.
Skrillex also made it onto the list in fifth place. The Grammy Award-winning DJ will be hosting Encore Beach Club on September 11 and September 23, and spending the night at XS on October 8 and October 22. He's also part of the Wynderland Halloween party on October 29, only at XS Nightclub.
Sixth place went to Dillon Francis, who has a number of dates at both Surrender and XS. The Los Angeles native will be at Surrender on September 14, September 17 and September 24. He'll also show up at XS on September 10 and September 19. And much like Skrillex, Dillon Francis will host the Wynderland Halloween party on October 29 at Surrender.
Diplo came in seventh place and also has a bunch of upcoming Vegas dates. He'll be at Intrigue Nightclub on both September 15 and September 17, and then follow that up with appearances at XS on September 25, October 1 and October 15. He will also be hosting the Wynderland Halloween party at XS on October 31.
Other familiar names include Markus Schulz at number 8, Jauz at number 9 and Porter Robinson rounding out the list. In curious twist of fate, last year's top prize went to Steve Aoki, who has completely fallen out of the top 10.
The voting happened both online and in-person at more than twenty clubs and festival events, including Las Vegas' Electric Daisy Carnival, Detroit's Movement Festival and Baltimore's Moonrise Festival.
It didn't take long for things to turn hilarious when Meek Mill and Kevin Hart got into a rap battle at Drai's Nightclub.
It happened over an extremely busy Labor Day Weekend, where both the comedian and world-famous rapper hosted individual nights at the popular nightclub. But the two worlds collided on September 4, when Meek Mill brought Kevin Hart on stage for an insult-laced back-and-forth for the ages.
Whether you call it a rap battle or celebrity roast, the two stars went at it for several minutes in front of an adoring crowd. The topics ranged from Hart's recent marriage to the shoes on Meek Mill's feet. It's a fun back and forth that was, thankfully, caught on camera and posted to YouTube.
In case you haven't noticed, Drai's Nightclub has become a popular stomping ground for rap superstars and hip hop legends. Over the next few weeks the nightclub will host Nas, Fabolous, Fat Joe, T.I., Nelly, Big Sean, Fetty Wap and Future.
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With Labor Day Weekend just around the corner and autumn still a few weeks away, it's officially too early to talk about New Year's 2017. But even though summer is still in full swing, your favorite clubs are starting to make preparations for this December's celebrations.
Drai's Nightclub recently announced that hip hop phenom Future will be performing on Friday, December 30. The 32 year old rapper is the first (and so far only) major star to be scheduled for New Year's Weekend.
For those not yet ready for 2016 to end, take comfort in the knowledge that no other club has announced their New Year's plans. Most are too busy focusing on Mexican Independence Day and Halloween. But even with a few holidays standing between Labor Day and New Year's, expect to hear plenty of announcements in the coming weeks.
In the meantime, make sure and flip through the MyRSVP Event Calendar, which features nearly 300 events throughout the month of September. We're also starting to see a flurry of October events hit the calendar, including Disclosure (Light Nightclub), Marshmello (Surrender Nightclub) and Diplo (XS Nightclub) all playing Halloween night. We update the calendar daily, so you never know what will pop up.
After winning gold at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro, BMX biker Conner Fields did what most 23 year olds would do -- He partied in Las Vegas!
Spotted on August 29th at Jewel, the Olympian started his night at the Herringbone restaurant inside ARIA before making his way to the brand new nightclub. Connor, along with girlfriend Laura Gruninger, sampled a variety of signature dishes and danced the night away to DJ 3lau.
The highlight of the night came when the BMX superstar was invited into the DJ booth, where he won the Jewel Nightclub gold medal. The entire room erupted in cheers, quickly followed by chants of "USA."
Jewel Nightclub has an incredible mix of DJs lined up for September, including The Chainsmokers on September 2 and 5, Jamie Foxx on September 3 and 17, Burns on September 9, BRKLYN and WeAreTreo on September 10, Faed on September 12, Lil Jon on September 16 and Steve Aoki on September 19.
Looking for a documentary that won't put you to sleep? Then you need to watch I'll Sleep When I'm Dead, the brand new Nexflix doc that looks at superstar DJ Steve Aoki's massive rise to fame.
Released earlier today for Netflix subscribers around the world, this is a 79 minute look at everything from Steve Aoki's career to his family. You get incredible behind-the-scenes footage you won't find anywhere else, helping you get closer than ever to one of Las Vegas' favorite DJs.
We recommend watching the documentary and then booking tickets to see Steve Aoki live. He'll be hosting Labor Day Weekend at Wet Republic on September 4, and then doing more dates at the club on September 17, October 1 and October 9.
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Things took an awkward turn as comedian Howie Mandel poked fun at Calvin Harris' very public split with Taylor Swift.
While hosting the Caesars Palace's 50th Anniversary Gala, the America's Got Talent judge joked around while presenting Calvin Harris with the Future Icon Award. "That's a nice suit," Howie quipped, "who's your tailor?"
The 32-year-old DJ smiled at the joke and noted that he "already dealt with that." Calvin didn't let that slow him down, as he immediately jumped into his prepared speech. "It's an honor to be here," he told the audience. "I don't do this thing that often. I don't receive these kind of awards very often either. It's a great honor to be here."
It has been just over a month since news broke that the Scottish producer and pop starlet would be ending their 15 month relationship. Although the break-up appeared to be amicable, that has not stopped the usual suspects from finding dirt and spreading rumors.
For his part, Calvin Harris will be busy spinning all over Las Vegas. He'll be spending the day at Wet Republic on August 13 and Hakkasan on August 18. Make sure and book now for VIP tables, bottle service and cabanas.
If you've been keeping up with the Kardashians, then you already know that drama is just around the corner. What should have been a simple night out at the club for Kim Kardashian West was turned upside down thanks to a medical emergency.
Don't worry; everything is going to be okay! The socialite merely chipped a tooth on the way to Las Vegas, where she was scheduled to host Hakkasan Nightclub on Friday, June 22. But instead of letting a dental emergency get in the way of a great party, the Keeping Up With the Kardashian star sought out another reality TV celebrity -- Dr. Kevin Sands, star of Netflix's Celebrity Plastic Surgeons of Beverly Hills.
The last-minute procedure was featured on Snapchat and everything went smoothly. The diversion was so quick that it didn't even sideline Kim's nightclub engagement. The 35 year old reality star reportedly danced to several of her husband Kanye West's new songs, including " Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 2" and the infamous single, "Famous."
As the summer continues to heat up, XS Nightclub wants you to cool off with Sunday Nightswim!
A popular mainstay at XS, Sunday Nightswim pairs some of your favorite DJs with the coolest pool party on the Vegas Strip. Upcoming events include Major Lazer on July 24, Diplo on July 31 and August 14, Audien on August 7, RL Grime on August 21 and August 28, and David Guetta on both September 4 and September 18.
Beyond Sunday Nightswim, XS Nightclub will also be playing host to some high-caliber talent. Look for Skrillex on July 29 and August 12, Alesso on August 13, Dillon Francis on August 22 and Zedd on August 27.
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When Chris Brown announced his Drai's Nightclub residency back in 2015, many wondered how long it would last. Between legal issues, public feuds and run-ins with the law, the Grammy Award-winning rapper was destined for disaster. Now, just under sixteen months later, Chris Brown as parted ways with Drai's in spectacular fashion.
Unable to go a week without putting his foot in his mouth, the controversial musician complained of racism at the club in an Instagram post. “(EMPTY)DRAIS has some people working for them that always are on a power trip. Some racist ****," he explains. "I PACK THIS CLUB OUT EVERY SINGLE TIME MY NAME IS ON THE FLYER. I KEEP THE LIGHTS ON IN THIS PLACE. I ain’t no slave or an employee of this establishment."
As you might imagine, Drai's was not pleased. According to a letter obtained by TMZ, the club issued Brown an ultimatum: Apologize or leave. Chris chose to leave.
I wouldn't worry too much about Drai's Nightclub, the club already has a strong line-up of chart-topping hip hop legends to take Brown's place. You won't want to miss 50 Cent on July 15 and 23, Nelly on July 30, and Belly on July 31.
After living through hell over the last few years, there are signs that Kesha may be coming back stronger than ever. Not willing to let Sony and Dr. Luke have the last word, the 29 year old pop star will be joining Intrigue Nightclub for a very brief residency.
Kicking off on Thursday, June 23, Kesha will be performing her hits at Wynn's newest nightclub. She'll continue her comeback tour on Saturday, June 25, and then again a month later on July 23.
This comes hot on the heels of an on-again-off-again-on-again performance at the Billboard Music Awards. More importantly, this marks a major milestone for the singer, who is still unable to release music outside of her contract with Sony.
Kesha is best known for hits like Tik Tok, We R Who We R, Die Young and Kiss N Tell, just a few of the songs she's likely to perform at Intrigue Nightclub this summer.
Hot on the heels of T-Mobile Arena and the possibility of a 65,000-seat stadium designed for an NFL team, reports suggest Las Vegas Sands and the Madison Square Garden Co. are close to bringing yet another arena to the live entertainment capital of the world.
Coming in 2018, the 17,500-seat venue will offer a number of luxury options, clubs, lounges and a full-scale shopping area. It will be designed for music and entertainment, but could also be suited for sporting events and serve as a conference center for trade shows and conventions. The 400,000 square foot arena would fit behind Venetian and Palazzo.
Might this be the location of the next great nightclub? We'll see in 2018, assuming the project gets approved. In the meantime, there's still plenty of time to discover Las Vegas' newest attractions -- Jewel Nightclub and Intrigue Nightclub.
Memorial Day Weekend is just around the corner, which means that it's time to book VIP tables, cabanas and bottle service before it's too late. And with the likes of Avicii, DJ Khaled, Wiz Khalifa, Skrillex, Timbaland and 50 Cent, there's no time to waste. But don't worry, MyRSVP has you covered. This is a day-by-day guide to the hottest events happening all weekend long.
Memorial Day Weekend kicks off early as Skrillex hosts Encore Beach at Night on Thursday, May 26. Other top events include Esco at Drai's Nightclub, Kid Ink at Tao and DJ Shift at Liquid Pool Lounge.
After a preview of what's to come, the real party kicks off on Friday, May 27. Look for Steve Aoki to host Wet Republic, Zedd to rock Encore Beach, Bassjackers at Drai's Beach Club and Enferno at Tao Beach. That night, Avicii will continue his farewell tour at XS, Porter Robinson will spend time at Marquee, Future hosts Drai's Nightclub and Diplo takes part in Encore Beach at Night.
The party continues on May 28, when Avicii wakes up early to rock Encore Beach Club. Other events include Afrojack at Wet Republic, Brody Jenner at Drai's Beach Club and Knife Party at Rehab. Names like Kaskade (XS), Disclosure (Light) and Travis Scott (Marquee) come up as the sun goes down. Also, look for DJ Khaled at Tao, Trey Songz at Drai's Nightclub and Flosstradamus at Surrender.
The party shows no sign of slowing down on Sunday, May 29. You definitely won't want to miss Tiesto and Tigerlily at Wet Republic, Kaskade at Encore Beach Club, J. Cole at Daylight, We Are Treo at Liquid Pool Lounge, Makj at Drai's Beach Club and former Jersey Shore favorite DJ Pauly D at Rehab.
Memorial Day eve brings all of the heavy hitters to your favorite nightclubs. Marquee welcomes Wiz Khalifa, 50 Cent and Jeremih will be spending the night at Drai's, Timbaland will rock Tao, J. Cole at Light and David Guetta will heat up XS Nightclub.
We come full circle on Memorial Day, when Skrillex (along with Diplo) will be spending the night at XS. Monday also brings DJ Khaled to Marquee, Hardwell at Wet Republic, Andrew Rayel at Marqueel Dayclub and DJ Five at Daylight Beach Club.
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It was a scary Friday night for the world's biggest DJ. According to TMZ, Calvin Harris was rushed to the local hospital after getting into a nasty car crash at around 11 pm.
The crash happened when a VW bug reportedly carrying a group of teenagers crossed the center line and collided with Harris’ Cadillac SUV. An eye-witness described the crash as "so violent" that one of the passengers in the VW was ejected from the vehicle and broke her pelvis. Paramedics took Harris to a Los Angeles hospital to treat his wounds, but he doesn't appear to have suffered any serious injuries.
Per his doctor's orders, the 32-year-old DJ canceled his performance at Omnia Nightclub, as well as a Saturday night performance at Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama. He's currently scheduled to perform with Generic on June 4 at Wet Republic, and then again on July 16 and July 23. We will keep you up to date with any further Calvin Harris schedule changes, so make sure and keep an eye on these pages.
We're just one week away from the biggest nightclub opening of 2016, and you can feel the excitement in the air.
On May 19, the Hakkasan Group will open its biggest venue yet -- Jewel Nightclub. Taking the place of Haze at Aria, this brand new nightlife destination wants you to expect the unexpected. By deconstructing everything you've come to expect from a popular Las Vegas megaclub, Jewel Nightclub has been designed to bring you into the excitement like never before.
Hosting most of the top DJs from around the world is another way Jewel Nightclub stands out. Much like Hakkasan Group's other party destinations, this brand new nightclub has a rolodex filled with the hottest celebrities, musicians, athletes and more.
Spread across two distinct levels at Aria Resort & Casino, Jewel Nightclub does VIP service right. It all starts with the exclusive VIP entrance, followed closely by the best bottle service in Las Vegas. It's the ultimate way to watch the action rotate around the dance floor.
Jewel Nightclub will debut with a roster of some of the Strip's most popular DJs and celebrities, including Academy Award-winning actor/rapper Jaime Foxx hosting the May 19 debut. This will be followed by The Chainsmokers on May 21, Lil Jon on May 23 and 27, and Steve Aoki on May 28.
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