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Best Diplo Songs of All Time – Top 5 Tracks

Thomas Wesley Pentz (born November 10, 1978), better known by his stage name Diplo, is an American DJ, record producer, songwriter, and record executive based in Los Angeles, California.

He is the co-creator and lead member of the dancehall music group Major Lazer, and along with producer and DJ Skrillex, formed the electronic duo Jack Ü. He founded and manages record company Mad Decent, as well as co-founding the non-profit organization Heaps Decent. Among other jobs, he has worked as a schoolteacher in Philadelphia.

His 2013 EP Revolution debuted at number 68 on the US Billboard 200. The song was later featured in a commercial for Hyundai and is featured on the WWE 2K16 soundtrack.

During his rise to fame, Diplo worked with British musician M.I.A., an artist who is credited with giving him exposure in his early career. Later, he and fellow M.I.A. producer Switch created a Jamaican dancehall project and cartoon series titled Major Lazer. Since then, Diplo has worked on production and mixtape projects with many other pop artists, such as Gwen Stefani, M.I.A., Die Antwoord, Tinie Tempah, Britney Spears, Madonna, Shakira, Banda Uó, Beyoncé, No Doubt, Justin Bieber, Usher, Wale, Big Sean, Snoop Dogg, Chris Brown, Ellie Goulding, MØ, Sean Paul and G-Dragon. His alias, short for Diplodocus, derives from his childhood fascination with dinosaurs. Diplo co-produced tracks on Rebel Heart, Lemonade and Purpose.

Diplo also has a residency with Wynn where he performs at Encore Beach Club and EBC at Night.

See a full list of upcoming Diplo shows here.

Without further ado, Diplo’s top 5 tracks of all time:

5. Diplo & Skrillex feat. Kiesza – “Take Ü There”

4. Diplo & GTA – “Boy Oh Boy”

3. Diplo & Skrillex feat. Kai – “Mind”

2. Diplo feat. Nicky Da B – “Express Yourself”

1. Diplo & Skrillex feat. Justin Bieber – “Where Are Ü Now”

Bonus: Diplo – Hold You Tight

Bonus: Diplo & Sleepy Tom – “Be Right There”

Best Drake Songs of All Time – Top 5 Tracks

With some of this generations best music hits, Drake has claimed the record for most Billboard hot 100 entries ever. Drake rewrites the record for the most entries ever on the Billboard Hot 100, as he lands his 208th career title on the latest list, dated March 21.

TV and rap star Drake is best known in Canada for playing wheelchair-bound Jimmy Brooks on ‘Degrassi: The Next Generation,’ and for hit songs like “Take Care,” “One Dance” and “Hotline Bling.” The multi-Grammy-award-winning rapper Drake has had two shots at fame — and nailed them both. He first came to prominence in the teen soap Degrassi: The Next Generation in the role of Jimmy Brooks, a wheelchair-bound character he played for seven years. After leaving the show he became one of the biggest rappers on the planet after signing a deal with Lil Wayne’s label Young Money Entertainment. He is rarely out of the headlines, whether it’s for dating Rihanna or Jennifer Lopez, founding his own label, OVO Sound, or fronting the NBA’s Toronto Raptors as the team’s global ambassador. It’s no surprise that Jay Z labeled him as the Kobe Bryant of hip hop.

Drake is known for his egotistical lyrics, technical ability, and integration of personal backstory when dealing with relationships with women. His vocal abilities have been lauded for an audible contrast between typical hip-hop beats and melody, with sometimes abrasive rapping coupled with softer accents, delivered on technical lyricism. His songs often include audible changes in lyrical pronunciation in parallel with his upbringing in Toronto, and connections with Caribbean and Middle Eastern countries which include such phrases as “ting”, “touching road”, “talkin’ boasy” and “gwanin’ wassy”. Most of his songs contain R&B and Canadian hip hop elements, and he combines rapping with singing. He credits his father with the introduction of singing into his rap mixtapes, which have become a staple in his musical repertoire. His incorporation of melody into technically complex lyrics was supported by Lil Wayne, and has subsequently been a critically acclaimed component to Drake’s singles and albums.

Las Vegas residents can get used to seeing Drake around. The 6 God kicked off his Sin City residency on May 4, 2019 with a performance at the Wynn’s XS Nightclub. The boy is slated to make his return to Vegas as part of his lucrative 10-show run, which is reportedly paying him $10 million in the city of sin. You can check out the events at Wynn’s XS here.

See a full list of upcoming Drake shows here.

Without further ado, Drake’s top 5 tracks of all time:

5. Drake – Life is Good ft. Future

4. Drake – The Motto ft. Lil Wayne, Tyga

3. Drake – Started From the Bottom

2. Drake – In My Feelings

1. Drake – God’s Plan

BONUS: Drake – Nice For what

Best Illenium Songs of All Time – Top 5 Tracks

There are melodic bass producers, and then there is Nick Miller.

Denver based Nick Miller, better known by his stage name ILLENIUM, has won the hearts of dance music aficionados worldwide through his captivating remixes and enthralling original productions. Displaying an adeptness for creating aural arrangements that vary in style, beauty, complexity, and emotional depth, ILLENIUM’s impeccable sound design has truly established him as one of the best producers in the game. His stunning records come to life in his live show, incorporating keyboards, drum pads, and cutting-edge lighting and visuals, all of which combine to create an immersive experience.

His debut ‘Awake Live’ performances throughout 2017 captivated audiences across the country, and sold out some of the most renowned venues nationwide, such as The Shrine, Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, Aragon Ballroom, WaMu Theater, and Terminal 5. 2017 saw ILLENIUM release his second critically acclaimed studio album Awake, which was listed in Billboard’s ‘10 Best Dance/Electronic Albums of 2017’. With over 100 million streams and the number one spot in the iTunes Electronic Dance Charts in 12 countries, the LP is one of ILLENIUM’s most impressive projects thus far. His remix of Flume’s ‘Say It’ landed him an Electronic Music Award for ‘Best Remix’ of the year, and 2017 saw him surpass the 1,000,000,000 stream mark across his discography.

In addition to selling out the majority of his debut headlining live tour and his recent tour through Asia, ILLENIUM has also performed at major festivals including Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, EDC, Decadence, Electric Forest, and Paradiso among others, and played Coachella for the first time in 2018.

Illenium signed a residency with Hakkasan Group in Las Vegas in 2018 and is scheduled for shows at Hakkasan, Omnia, and Wet Republic. Illenium is also a frequent headliner at at Omnia San Diego.

See a full list of upcoming Illenium shows here.

Without further ado, Illenium’s top 5 tracks of all time:

5. Illenium – Take You Down

4. Illenium – Fractures ft Nevve

3. Illenium – Crawl Outta Love ft Annika Wells

2. Illenium & Chainsmokers – Takeaway ft Lennon Stella

1. Chainsmokers – Don’t Let Me Down (Illenium Remix)

BONUS: Flume – Say It ft. Tove Lo (Illenium Remix)

Best Alesso Songs of All Time – Top 5 Tracks

Alessandro Renato Rodolfo Lindblad – commonly known by his stage name Alesso, is a Swedish DJ and record producer.

Lindblad was born in Stockholm, and is of Swedish and Italian descent. He started playing piano at age 7, but became interested in Electronic Dance Music when he was 16. He first gained recognition with the release of his Alesso EP in 2010. In early 2011, Sebastian Ingrosso of Swedish House Mafia contacted Alesso and asked if he wanted to work together. Ingrosso introduced him to DJing and helped him with the production of tracks. Since that time, Ingrosso has acted as a mentor for Alesso, who referred to the elder Swede as a “big brother.”

One of the first songs Alesso produced with Sebastian Ingrosso was a 2011 track named “Calling” that reached number 2 on the Beatport charts. The song would later be renamed “Calling (Lose My Mind)” with an additional feature from Ryan Tedder. Alesso’s 2011 remix of “Pressure” by Nadia Ali premiered at the #1 spot on The Hype Machine and was one of the most played EDM songs of 2011.

By 2013, Alesso had played at music festivals like Coachella, Electric Daisy Carnival, Ultra Music Festival, and Tomorrowland. He released a remix of “If I Lose Myself” by OneRepublic that was nominated for Grammy and garnered almost a million listens on SoundCloud in a relatively short time. In a collaboration with Calvin Harris and Hurts, Alesso released “Under Control” which racked up 88 million views. In 2013, he achieved his highest ranking on the list of the top 100 DJs at number 13.

Alesso has maintained a residency with Wynn Nightlife in Las Vegas for over 9 years now, playing shows at Encore Beach Club, EBC At Night, and XS. Alesso played his first show at XS in 2011 at the tender age of 20.

See a full list of upcoming Alesso shows here.

Without further ado, Alesso’s top 5 tracks of all time:

5. Alesso vs One Republic – If I Lose Myself (2013)

4. Alesso & Calvin Harris – Under Control (2013)

3. Alesso & Ingrosso – Calling (Lose My Mind) ft Ryan Tedder (2012)

2. Alesso Remix – Pressure (2011)

1. Alesso & Dirty South – City of Dreams (2013)

Best Gryffin Songs of All Time – Top 5 Tracks

GRYFFIN was born in San Francisco, California. Dan Gryffith grew up as a classically trained pianist and learned to play the guitar at an early age. He played in bands to initially hone his instrumental abilities. He studied electrical engineering at the University of Southern California where he took much of his leisure time in his dorm room to work on music. When asked on his key lessons of music production, he said: “At the beginning, I just released music with the main goal of having my friends play it at college parties and I never would have imagined it would get to this point”. He made his ‘world’ debut at the SnowGlobe Music Festival 2015.

With his debut single “Heading Home” featuring Josef Salvat, Gryffin introduced the world to his magnetic take on electronic music: infinitely melodic, immaculately composed, massive in emotion. In the three years since that track shot to #1 on Spotify’s US and Global Viral charts, the LA-based producer has pushed his artistry to a bold new level, transcending genre boundaries while drawing larger and larger crowds for his unforgettable multi-instrumental, live show. 

In the spirit of defying expectations, Gryffin has dramatically expanded the scale of his live show, dreaming up an elaborate set and light design that visually manifests the cosmic themes threaded throughout Gravity. A longtime guitarist and classically trained pianist, he’s now joined onstage by a drummer and guitarist/keyboardist, transforming the most precisely crafted tracks into arena-sized anthems with a thrillingly raw energy. 

Gryffin recently landed a residency with Wynn Nightlife in Las Vegas, playing shows at Encore Beach Club, EBC At Night, and XS. He’s also played at many EDM venues and clubs around the world, including Omnia SD, Echostage, and Bill Graham Auditorium, in addition to festivals such as Coachella, EDC, and Moonrise.

See a full list of upcoming Gryffin shows here.

Without further ado, Gryffin’s top 5 tracks of all time:

5. Gryffin & Illenium – Feel Good ft Daya

4. Gryffin – Nobody Compares To You ft Katie Pearlman

3. Gryffin & Slander – All You Need To Know ft Calle Lehmann

2. Gryffin – Just For A Moment ft. Iselin

1. Gryffin – Heading Home ft Josef Salvat

Best FISHER Songs of All Time – Top 5 Tracks

Paul Nicholas Fisher (DJ), known by the stage name Fisher (stylised as FISHER) is an Australian music producer. He was nominated for the 2018 ARIA Award for Best Dance Release as well as the Best Dance Recording category at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards for his solo single “Losing It”.

Fisher was one half of the DJ duo Cut Snake. The group was formed with fellow surfer Leigh “Sedz” Sedley. The duo started DJing together while traveling on the pro surfing circuit.

Fisher later went solo and started releasing house music tracks under the stage name Fisher. In June 2017, Fisher released his debut single “Ya Kidding”, followed by the EP “Oi Oi” in November 2017, which includes the tracks “Stop It” and “Ya Didn’t”.

In July 2018, Fisher released “Losing It” which reached number one on the ARIA Club Tracks Chart and made the top 50 on Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, Dance/Mix Show Airplay, and Dance Club Songs, the latter becoming his first number one in the United States. “Losing It” also garnered Fisher his first Grammy nomination for “Best Dance Recording” at the 2019 Grammys.

Fisher topped off his meteoric rise with back to back appearances at Coachella – 2018 and 2019.

Fisher recently landed a residency with Wynn Nightlife in Las Vegas, playing shows at Encore Beach Club, EBC At Night, and XS. Additionally, Fisher landed a headlining spot at Wynn’s Art of the Wild weekend.

See a full list of upcoming Fisher shows here.

Without further ado, Fisher’s top 5 tracks of all time:

5. Fisher – Ya Kidding (Dirtybird)

4. FISHER – Freaks

3. FISHER – Stop It

2. FISHER – You Little Beauty

1. FISHER – Losing It

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Best Nora En Pure Songs of All Time – Top 5 Tracks

Daniela Niederer (born July 20, 1990), better known by her stage name Nora En Pure, is a South African-Swiss DJ and deep house producer.

She first found creative inspiration, weaving her influences of South African roots in combining an exotic setting accompanied by tribal percussion sounds and a melody composed by classical instrumentation, either by wind instruments and piano chords and harmonious synthesizers often integrating organic nature sounds.

Having travelled a lot in her life, Nora En Pure music should create a sort of wanderlust. Being part of the Helvetic Nerds in Switzerland and the main force of the Enormous Tunes label, her tracks as well as the label’s releases have developed a characteristic sound, that is well recognizable. Nora En Pure was one of the first artists of her kind of melodic deep house sound. Instead of following the trend towards the more commercial vocal melodic house, the productions and live sets always remained unique connecting dots between different and disparate sounds, styles and scenes with ease and in her own raw style setting her apart from the mainstream.

Nora recently landed a residency with Wynn Nightlife in Las Vegas, playing shows at Encore Beach Club, EBC At Night, and XS.

See a full list of upcoming Nora En pure shows here.

Without further ado, Nora En Pure’s top 5 tracks of all time:

5. Riverwards Stream – Nora En Pure

4. Tears In Your Eyes – Nora En Pure

3. Heart Beating – Nora En Pure

2. Lake Arrowhead – Nora En Pure

1. Come With Me – Nora En Pure

Art of the Wild Returns to EBC, XS, EBC At Night this Fall

Las Vegas is getting vibey again this fall with the return of Wynn Nightlife’s Art of the Wild. Happening October 11-13, the house and techno-focused party will feature input from world-renowned event companies Animale, Jamie Jones’ Paradise, Guy Gerbers’ Rumors and Spanish sensation elrow.

The Art of the Wild lineup is a who’s who of the worldwide house/techo/tech-house/deep house circuit, with Bedouin, Claptone, The Martinez Brothers, Guy Gerber, Hot Since 82, Idris Elba, Fisher, Jamie Jones, Lauren Lane, Nic Fanciulli, Nicole Moudaber, Pete Tong and Tale of Us all playing. Art of the Wild also feature the return of Black Coffee and Virgil Abloh performing as their collaborative duo White Coffee, with more artists to be announced in the coming months.

“It’s with great pleasure that we bring back Art of The Wild for its third iteration,” Alex Cordova, Managing Partner of Wynn Nightlife, says in a press release. “We are excited to announce the lineup for its return this fall, welcoming back several brands and artists who have previously performed, as well as notable new additions,” 

The day-to-night blowout happens across all three Wynn Nightlife properties: XS, Encore Beach Club and Encore Beach Club at Night. Tickets are on sale now.

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Kygo, Chainsmokers, Diplo Celebrate XS Nightclub’s 10 Year Anniversary

Why have one party when you can have 10? The top talent on Wynn’s nightclub-artist roster, names such as Kygo, Diplo, Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso, and The Chainsmokers, will say happy birthday to the decade-old XS Nightclub by conceiving their own monthly theme parties from April to December. The festivities kick off March 30 with DJ Snake.   

“We’ve been planning this 10-year anniversary for over a year with the sole purpose of delivering 10 unique experiences,” says Alex Cordova, managing partner of Wynn Nightlife. “Every show will be different and curated by the artists to present the space in a new format. The point is to deliver a consecutive unique experience that has never been seen at the venue. This will ultimately conclude in December with a performance by one of the top artists in the world.”    

And while the anniversary parties represent an exclusively EDM lineup, it was revealed last week after months of speculation that Drake would perform at the 5,000-person capacity XS for five dates in 2019. This signified what many have been predicting for more than two years — that the paradigm has once again shifted in the ever-evolving top party scene in the country. A statement released by the resort says “there will be a brand-new stage and a new production” for the venue, which for the better part of the last decade had been configured to put its EDM DJ–heavy talent roster center stage.

“Drake represents our commitment to delivering memorable experiences for our customers,” Cordova said. “There is a huge difference in seeing an artist with 20,000 other people in an arena or festival compared to a nightclub performance. It just feels so personal, and there isn’t a bad seat in the house.”

Sources say that admission fees for Drake’s visit to XS in January topped out at around $500 per person.

All of this would have seemed inconceivable a decade ago when the Las Vegas nightlife scene was a much different place than it is now. It was the tail end of the celebrity appearance era when billboards around the city promoted the names of reality stars such as Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian and Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt as the talent on their big weekends. They celebrated their birthdays and blew out absurdly designed cakes while the masses showed up to gawk and take grainy images on first-generation iPhones. While there was most likely someone playing music from the corner DJ booth, most in attendance certainly didn’t know his name. There was dancing, bottle and table service, and girls were definitely taking their shoes off to relieve the true sign of a good night out, aching feet.   

But when XS Nightclub at Wynn Las Vegas opened in January 2009, it swept the scene with a different vibe: elegance and luxury. Conceived by Steve Wynn, nightlife impresario Victor Drai and head of interior design Roger Thomas, the insides were dripping in gold, from the banquettes to the statuettes. There were no advertised celebrity appearances — this was the place where A-listers actually came to party without a lens affixed on them.   

After a performance at the two-year anniversary by Deadmau5, the popularity of electronic dance music found its stage at XS and in the subsequent years the biggest names in the biz all inked deals at the club: Tiësto, Avicii, Calvin Harris, David Guetta, Afrojack, Axwell, Steve Angello, Skrillex and Alesso, among others.   

By 2015, Nightclub & Bar reported that XS was the top-grossing nightclub in America, with revenues over $100 million, with nowhere to go but up as night after night there were sellouts by the most popular acts in electronic dance music, including The Chainsmokers and Kygo, who Cordova brought onboard after he started in 2016. Sources say it continues to exceed that top position year after year.

“I cannot discuss specific numbers, but we all know from the historical press that XS has always maintained its position as a leader in the industry. It is incredible that after 10 years we have not skipped a beat. The venue to this day is arguably the top nightclub in Las Vegas with the best talent lineup in the world,” Cordova says. “I am celebrating my third anniversary of running Wynn nightlife this month, so I need to give credit to my predecessors who had the vision to create this timeless venue. The 10th anniversary pays homage to all that touched this venue and helped develop its legacy.”

Prior to Cordova’s tenure, Wynn Nightlife was separated into two groups — XS and Intrigue nightclubs were run by Jesse Waits, who departed in 2015 for James Packer‘s unrealized Alon; and Encore Beach Club and Encore Beach Club at Night were run by Sean Christie, who departed for MGM Resorts in late 2017.

“[Both groups] had both been profitable and set the industry standard in both daylife and nightlife spaces. My job was to bring everything together under one roof,” Cordova says. “It was a challenge to change seven years of operational standards in a short period of time. All the venues work together to mutually benefit each other. We’re much stronger and have a collective corporate and creative vision.”

It’s been an incredible trajectory for Cordova, who is originally from the East Coast and cut his teeth working in some of the industry’s legendary clubs. “As a promoter in New York City, I knew that nightlife didn’t have a limit,” he says. “I grew up hearing stories about Studio 54, Palladium and Danceteria, and I eventually worked for Limelight and Tunnel. I have always had this boundless vision of nightlife. What we provide is aspirational. I eat, breathe and sleep nightlife. It is the true passion of my life. Some would consider it to be an obsession. It started at age 16 and the fire I had as a teenager is still as ferocious at age 40.”

After coming to town in the early 2000s, Cordova spent more than a decade “across the boulevard” as an executive at Pure Management Group, then Angel Management Group and later Hakkasan Group — he oversaw the operations and marketing teams for some of the city’s other highest-grossing nightclubs and dayclubs. It was also during this era that nightlife became big business and Cordova was one of its innovators. Now venues make nine figures and talent can command seven.

“Vegas has always been the most competitive talent buying market. As the city has grown, so have the competitors,” he says. “Our job is to deliver acts that are at the forefront of popular music. Regardless if they are top of their class or on the rise, they are the hardest-working music producers and artists in the business. Their work ethic directly correlates with the continued successes of our venues.” 

As evidenced by the Drake partnership, though, Cordova is focusing on diversification and securing new top-tier artists as well as providing entertainment that complements the resort-guest experience.

Overseeing all of the venues also helps Cordova program a successful strategy for the entire resort nightlife portfolio, which includes Encore Beach Club, EBC at Night, Intrigue and XS. And there are other announcements coming in the quest to retain the very best.

“Stay tuned, we have a couple more surprises this year,” he says.

Wynn Las Vegas XS Nightclub’s 10 Dates Over 10 Months schedule:

March 30 – DJ Snake
April 28 – KYGO – Nightswim
May 25 – David Guetta
June 7 – Sebastian Ingrosso and Steve Angello
July – Diplo
August – Alesso – Nightswim
September – The Chainsmokers
October – “WHITE COFFEE”
November – The Chainsmokers
December – Special Guest