XS will commemorate its ninth anniversary with nine nights of the greatest celebrations possible from May 17 to May 28. These mega music occasions are taking place over Electric Daisy Carnival and Memorial Day weekends and will feature the greatest stars in the Wynn Night life galaxy– David Guetta on May 17 and 26, Kygo on May 18 and 27, Diplo on May 19, Marshmello on May 20 and 28 and The Chainsmokers on May 21 and 25.
To check out each of these artists’ significance to XS and Las Vegas, we spoke to the market leaders that understand them finest: Wynn Nightlife Executive Director of Talent & & Programs Kevin Clark and Executive Director of Artist Advancement & & Method Zee Zandi.
We’ve seen and heard these flexible DJs on the decks at XS before, but bringing them together for nine nights across the most memorable club weekends of the year marks a new peak.
Clark: “Musically, Diplo is the ultimate tastemaker. He’s always on the cutting edge of new sounds, and it speaks with the fact that his strength is his capability to comprehend what’s next.”
Zandi: “He’s belonged to the Wynn family for so many years now, and his sound is so diverse. He has entirely embraced this city– he does not just can be found in and play; he really makes the rounds and does all sorts of cool things. If you look at what he reveals socially, he’s type of made Vegas his second home.”
Clark: “Exactly what’s unique about a Chains show is that it’s more than a DJ set; it’s actually a performance-based program. You’ve got Andrew [Taggart] up there singing along to his tracks, and it’s like the audience is getting 2 shows. And then it’s in this blended environment at XS, where you can be within or outdoors. It resembles seeing a huge arena act inside XS, and it feels really intimate and special.”
Zandi: “They’re utilized to playing shows to 15,000 or 20,000 people, and here it’s a couple of thousand. They really are [Vegas] headliners, and we deal with all our residents because way.”
Zandi: “I believe David has done such a great job of being out there with the new talent, supporting the newer guys through social media and passing their sets. He’s a legend, he’s been around and they appreciate him. He does an excellent task keeping himself connected. He’s always changing up his musical design and playing to the crowd.”
Clark: “The nature of our organisation mandates that you have to remain existing with patterns, and for us and all our artists, David is someone we deal with and lean on to provide us input.”
Clark: “He talks to a different audience. His design of music is more melodic and simply not the typical sound, however still with really high strength. There’s just a different type of energy. And the majority of the music he plays is his own, a program that really represents his catalog. He’s truly at the leading edge of his genre.”
Zandi: “We have numerous artists that have been with us for a while, and Kygo is someone fresh that hasn’t been viewed as much in town. I discover individuals at his programs have a various familiarity with the music– there are more individuals singing together with his set.”
Zandi: “His team is very involved with everything we do, and they’re constantly hiring and dealing with us on new ideas and things to keep him going.”
Clark: “Mello has an eager capability to take advantage of exactly what is now, making his music very pertinent and existing. That’s why he’s achieved a lot in such a short amount of time– he hits that sweet spot with his music. He’s getting in touch with everybody.”