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Top 10 Best Clubs in Las Vegas

You just turned 21 and you’re ready to hit up Las Vegas and paint the town red. But there’s one problem – you’re a Vegas virgin and you don’t know where to go. Which Vegas nightclubs play hip hop music? Which Vegas clubs play EDM? Which clubs stay open late? Which clubs have free guestlist? What are the hottest clubs in Las Vegas right now?

Don’t worry we’ve got you covered. First, check out our list of top 10 nightclubs in Las Vegas. Then download the free Discotech mobile app. You can use it to book tables, sign up for free guestlist, and buy tickets to all of the best clubs in Las Vegas.

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1. Kaos Nightclub at the Palms (Hip Hop / EDM depending on DJ/Artist)

Kaos is the latest and greatest nightclub to open in Las Vegas. This 29,000 square foot nightclub features an opulent theme merged with state-of-the-art technology to create a dynamic, luxurious and production-rich environment. The choreography and circulation leading guests to the theater-like club drew inspiration from a modern playhouse, with art and architecture working hand-in-hand to create a surreal, ever-evolving experience. Kaos won’t always be hip hop – it depends entirely on the artist / DJ. On many nights they feature top tier EDM DJs. However, on some nights you’ll find world class Hip Hop talent performing, including Cardi B, G-Eazy, Travis Scott, J Balvin, and more. See who’s playing at Kaos and get on the guestlist here.

Kaos Nightclub Bottle Service | Kaos Nightclub Guestlist | Kaos Nightclub Upcoming Events

2. Omnia Nightclub at Caesar’s Palace (EDM)

Following it’s much anticipated grand opening March 2015, Omnia Las Vegas has quickly become the hottest club on the strip. Located in the space previously occupied by Pure Nightclub in Caesars, Omnia LV features a star studded EDM DJ line up that includes Afrojack, Armin Van Buuren, Calvin Harris, Nicky Romero, Martin Garrix, Chuckie, Krewella, Nervo, and Oliver Heldens. The Omnia aura begins upon entering the lavish space. A colossal lighting system, which looms over the expansive dance floor, sends cascading light throughout the main club. Guests under the four-story roof will be showered with beams of changing colored lights revealing layers of architectural wonders. 

The main club boasts a dramatic 65-foot-tall ceiling dome that encompasses a 22,000-pound kinetic chandelier. The grandiose centerpiece of the main club consists of eight concentric rings featuring production elements including theatrical lighting effects, video projections and light-emitting diodes (LED) choreographed to evolve throughout the night.

If you’re into hip hop music, Heart of Omnia is a separate area within Omnia that features a hip hop DJ. There’s also a rooftop terrace upstairs that has it’s own DJ, typically playing more chill music. Keep in mind that you won’t be able to hear the main DJ unless you’re in the main room. Of course, main room table prices don’t come cheap. Can’t put a price on fun. 

Omnia Bottle Service | Omnia Guestlist | Omnia Upcoming Events

3. XS at the Wynn (EDM)

Now entering it’s 6th year of operation, XS at the Wynn is still the undeniably the King of Clubs. Often considered by many to be one of the “most luxuriously designed nightclubs on earth,” XS continues to win five star rankings and adoration from club goers who enjoy the 40,000 square feet of sprawling dance floor, outdoor patio, and pool area, The design was inspired by the curves of a human body and it boasts a 10 foot rotating chandelier and rich gold, black and brown color scheme. Resident DJs at XS include Avicii, David Guetta, Alesso, Kaskade, Zedd, Major Lazer, Martin Solveig, and Diplo. A Vegas trip is not complete without a night at XS. During the summer, XS hosts a weekly nightswim on Sundays. This is one of the best events in Vegas. 

XS Bottle Service | XS Guestlist | XS Tickets| XS Upcoming Events

4. Marquee Nightclub at the Cosmopolitan (EDM)

Marquee Las Vegas is 60,000 square feet tribute to the clubbing gods – featuring a rooftop patio with breathtaking views of Las Vegas, an ultra pool-club and the best DJs from around the world. Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub showcase internationally acclaimed resident DJs such as Dash Berlin, Benny Benassi, Gatlantis, Cash Cash, Porter Robinson, EDX, Carnage, and DJ Vice. If you haven’t jumped on the EDM bandwagon, fear not – Marquee also offers the ‘Boom Box’ as a hip hop room, as well as ‘The Library’, a discreet VIP lounge if you’re feeling something more low key. With vast glass window-walls overlooking the famous Las Vegas Strip, guests will enjoy a nightlife experience unlike any other venue. Use promo code DISCO to save $5 on tickets at MarqueeLasVegas.com.

Marquee Bottle Service | Marquee Nightclub Guestlist | Marquee Upcoming Events

5. Drai’s Nightclub at Cromwell (Hip Hop)

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The crown jewel of the newly built Cromwell hotel, Drai’s Nightclub provides an unrivaled view encompassing the entire Strip and beyond. Designed by namesake nightlife impresario Victor Drai, this 65,000 square feet venue offers a multi-sensory environment taking entertainment and service to new heights. Meticulous attention to detail, massive LED lighting systems, and modern technology fuse to create a sensual, multi-sensory experience unlike any other on the Strip. Drai’s features over 7,000 square feet of the most state of the art LEDs in production and 75 various indoor & outdoor seating options to accommodate its 2,500 guest capacity.

Drai’s Nightclub was actually initially launched with an EDM focus, but over time it’s shifted towards hip hop. Drai’s regularly promotes events with live artists such as Chris Brown, The Weeknd, Tyga, Big Sean, Future, 50 Cent, Jeremih and much more. On nights without performers, expect to hear a a mix of Hip Hop and Top 40 music.

Drai’s Bottle Service | Drai’s Guestlist |  Drais Upcoming Events

6. Hakkasan at MGM Grand (EDM)

Hakkasan is Las Vegas nightlife’s crown jewel. Located in the MGM grand, Hakkasan features 80,000 square feet and five levels of  dance floors, lounges, and restaurants. The first two levels feature the main restaurant, serving masterful Cantonese cuisine from Chef Ho Chee Boon.  The third floor is comprised of the Ling Ling Lounge and the Ling Ling Room — over 10,000 square feet of dance floor and lounge. Ling Ling room DJs play hip-hop music; the main room is almost always electronic/house music. The top two floors are the main nightclub and upper balconies, where the resident DJs Tiesto and Calvin Harris spin regularly. Other resident DJS include Dada Life, Sebastian Ingrosso, The Chainsmokers, Steve Aoki, Lil Jon, Borgeous, W&W, 3LAU, Axwell, and Showtek. The dance floor is surrounded by numerous VIP tables arranged in a semicircle facing the DJ booth, giving every table a great view of the DJ. With its giant LED screens, intense light shows, and world-class performers, Hakkasan is one of the most luxurious and exclusive clubs in Las Vegas.

Hakkasan Bottle Service | Hakkasan Guestlist | Hakkasan Upcoming Events

7. EBC At Night

Formerly known as Surrender, EBC at Night brings the best of Encore Beach Club to the night time party. EBC at Night features nightswims throughout the summer. The first thing you will notice is the massive, green-eyed serpent behind the club’s main bar, alluding to the tempting libations and perhaps, the temptations of Sin City itself. EBC at Night features three fully stocked bars, VIP booths along the dance floor, cabanas and daybeds near the pool, and stripper poles for gorgeous go-go dancers. When you’re ready to take the party outside, EBC at Night has you covered too. The outdoor area features poolside VIP tables, two levels of cabanas, booths, couches, bungalows and plenty of space for dancing wherever you’d like, with palm tree décor and a more casual vibe. There are 26 cabanas that are well-furnished, including flat-screen TVs and balconies overlooking the Las Vegas Strip. During the winter, a climate-controlled dome covers the pool area. EBC at Night’s resident DJs include RL Grime, A Trak, Dillon Francis, Yellow Claw, Flosstradamus, Diplo, and DJ Snake. Depending on the DJ and the night, the music may skew more hip hop / dubstep / trap / dirty EDM. Make sure to do your research on the DJ spinning that night!

EBC At Night Bottle Service | EBC At Night Guestlist | EBC At Night Upcoming Events

7. Light at Mandalay Bay (Hip Hop / Top 40)

Checking in at 38,000 square feet, Light is the first-ever nightclub turned on by Cirque du Soleil, merges cutting-edge creativity with incredible music to produce a new kind of nightlife experience. Headlining DJs lead the charge, coupled with exclusively built performance elements & a gigantic LED screen showing visuals, innovative video mapping, lighting, sound & special effects, as well as avant-garde costumes & unique choreography.  Light is a must see venue leaving you with a truly unforgettable night.

Light no longer features the same level of EDM talent that it once did. Resident DJs include Morgan Page, Baauer, Stafford Brothers, Laidback Luke, DJ Mustard, and Disclosure. Depending on the night, the music might be a mix of house and hip hop. Make sure you do research on the DJ while planning your trip!

Light also has bottle service options that are pretty good value. The guestlist at light is also usually free and comes with drink tickets. Get on the app for guestlist and bottle service! Or, use promo code DISCO to save $2 on your ticket purchase.

Light Bottle Service | Light Guestlist | Light Upcoming Events

8. Tao Nightclub at Venetian (Hip Hop / Top 40)

Since its opening in Sept 2005, this Asian themed dining and entertainment venue at the Venetian has been consistently amongst the top grossing nightclubs in the world. The multi-faceted 3 story “Asian City” houses a restaurant, banquet facilities, lounge, nightclub, and beach in over 60,000 square feet. The extensive menu incorporates culinary components from China, Japan, and Thailand. Open Thursday – Saturday, Tao is a frequent hot spot for A-list celebrities, sports stars, and culinary connoisseurs. 

This nightclub features top DJ’s such as Snoop Dogg and Jermaine Dupri, and creative programming. It’s important to note that Tao is not a pure EDM club – the main room plays a mix of top 40, EDM, and hip-hop while the Opium Room down the hallway is catered more towards those who appreciate hip-hop music. Those of you looking for EDM only clubs should steer clear. Use promo code DISCO to save $5 on your ticket purchases!

Tao Bottle Service | Tao Guestlist | Tao Upcoming Events

9. On the Record at the MGM (Open Format)

An ode to all things music takes over On The Record, the new nightclub at the Park MGM.

Los Angeles twins Jonnie and Mark Houston created this new nightlife experience that features a music store entrance, karaoke rooms, a speakeasy, a patio with a double-decker bus for the deejays, guest bartenders, and a dance floor.

The experience, unlike any other nightclub in the city, sits across from the Park Theater with a record store entrance that spans two floors.

Club-goers then head to a speakeasy door that leads to an 11,000-square-foot space outfitted with speakers, TV screens, and cassette tapes from yesteryear. Visitors can try out one of the three karaoke rooms, step out on the patio with that double-decker bus, or head to the main room with a deejay booth fashioned from a Rolls-Royce.

Then there’s a living room space with a fireplace, and the vinyl parlor, where guest bartenders sling specialty drinks.

On the Record Bottle Service | On the Record Guestlist | On the Record Upcoming Events

10. 1 OAK LV at The Mirage (Hip Hop / Top 40)

Located at the Mirage, 1OAK Las Vegas is arguably one of the best places in Vegas for a mix of hip-hop and top 40. 1OAK hosted popular hip-hop artists such as Juicy J, J.Cole, Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne, Tyga, Flo-Rida and Chris Brown. Major Lazer also played several gigs here. With over 16,000 square-feet of space, this club can fit up to 1600 people.

Within its 16,000-square-feet are two separate rooms which each contain their own full-service bar and DJ booth. Since opening its doors on New Year’s Eve with a star-studded celebration hosted by the incomparable Fergie and featuring a now famous 3-hour DJ set by YEEZYWORLDPEACE, better known to most as Kanye West, 1 OAK has been leading the party for nightclubs in Las Vegas.

1 OAK Bottle Service | 1 OAK Guestlist | 1 Oak LV Upcoming Events

Bonus – Drai’s After Hours at The Cromwell (2 rooms – 1 Hip Hop, 1 EDM)

So, the DJ is starting to wind down at the club you’re at but you’ve still got a solid six or seven hours of party left in you. It’s the timeless dilemma many of us have encountered at some point or another.

What to do, what to do… Head to Drai’s After Hours in The Cromwell. Look for the gold elevator marked with the curvaceous body of a woman in ruby red dress. The club is located underground where it originally opened in the Barbary Coast. Plain and simple, if you’re looking for after-hours fun on the Strip, this is the place to be. Cashing in on everything saucy about after-hours, Drai’s digs deep to give you a club experience like no other. Drai’s pioneered the “after-hours” late-night concept in 1997, providing an intimate and exclusive spot where the party continued til sunrise.

Drai’s features two separate rooms – one playing hip hop and one playing electronic music. Be forewarned – on occasion when it gets really busy you may have to pay an extra cover charge to get into the hip hop room. But you can’t put a price on fun!

Drai’s After Hours Bottle Service | Drai’s After Hours Guestlist | Drai’s After Hours Tickets | Drais Afterhours Upcoming Events

Daylight Beach Club Las Vegas Promo Code

Use promo code DISCO at TheLightVegas.com to get $2 off each ticket at Daylight Beach Club at the Mandalay Bay. The discount code works for both Light and Daylight Beach Club events.

Buying presale tickets at Daylight Beach Club ensures that you’ll get in – ticket holders also get expedited entry.

You can book table service / cabanas and sign up for guestlist directly on our free mobile app, or on our webapp.

Light Nightclub Las Vegas Promo Code

Use promo code DISCO at TheLightVegas.com to get $2 off each ticket at Light at the Mandalay Bay. The discount code works for both Light and Daylight Beach Club events.

Buying presale tickets at Light Nightclub ensures that you’ll get in – ticket holders also get expedited entry.

You can book table service and sign up for guestlist directly on our free mobile app, or on our webapp.

Best Las Vegas Clubs on Wednesday

What are the best parties in Las Vegas on Wednesdays?

Wednesday is probably the slowest day in the notorious Sin City, but you can’t really have a boring day here — if you know where to go. Here we have the best places to spend your Wednesday nights in Las Vegas:

1 OAK

Unannounced appearances from A-list celebrities and impromptu performances from some of the best up-and-coming talents are just two of the many surprises you see in 1 OAK. This world-class, upscale nightclub is the go-to spot in Vegas for Hip Hop music. Two floors spanning over 16,000 square feet carry two separate rooms equipped with two full service bars and state-of-art DJ Booths. 1 OAK Las Vegas is no doubt the best of its sister clubs around the world.

1 OAK LV Bottle Service | 1 OAK LV Guestlist | 1 OAK LV Tickets

Light

As the giants close their doors during weekdays, Light steps up to claim the spot of the biggest club open on a Wednesday. You won’t see a sell out crowd like you would in the mega-clubs during weekends, but Light boasts great talent and solid bottle prices to make sure you and your wallet both make it past the night happy. If you’re buying tickets to Light events, remember to throw in our exclusive promo code DISCO during checkout to get a $2 off discount.

Light Bottle Service | Light Guestlist | Light Tickets

Intrigue

Wynn Nightlife is one of the biggest players in the Las Vegas nightlife industry, and that means its smallest child Intrigue does just as well as any other nightclub to contribute to that success. Intrigue does not compare to the size and glamour of the big guys like XS, Hakkasan, Omnia, etc. but it does make sure their performing talents are way above par. In here, modest bottle and ticket prices can get you the quality and music of a mega club. Hands down the best EDM club in the city on a Wednesday night!

Intrigue Nightclub Bottle Service | Intrigue Nightclub Guestlist | Intrigue Nightclub Tickets

Chateau

Sitting at the bottom of the Eiffel Tower replica at Paris Hotel, Chateau is a 22,000 square feet nightclub with an outdoor garden rooftop that overlooks the bustling activity on the strip. The rooftop doubles as a beer garden during the day so this is a great place for you and your friends to get in the mood before moving on to the louder scenes. Note that the rooftop here only opens during good weather so make sure you check with them (or us) before making the trip out there!

Chateau Nightclub Bottle Service | Chateau Nightclub Guestlist | Chateau Nightclub Tickets

Ludacris at Light Las Vegas NYE 2017/2018 Promo Code

Use promo code DISCO at TheLightVegas.com to get $2 off each ticket for the New Years Eve event at Light Nightclub with Ludacris for the 2017 / 2018 NYE.

You can also use discount code DISCO to save $2 off tickets to Metro Boomin on Friday 12/29 or T-Pain on Saturday 12/30!

There will not be a guestlist for this event – it will be bottle service and tickets only.

This ticket includes express entry and open bar until midnight!

This is going to be a 100% sold out night so buy your tickets now. We also recommend arriving EARLY – the club opens at 9. If you don’t want to wait in lines we recommend arriving by 8:30. Get there early to take advantage of the open bar!

You can book table service for Ludacris at Light for NYE, and other Las Vegas clubs directly on our free mobile app!

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1)Omnia Nightclub at 凯撒皇宫

2015年3月开业的Omnia已经成为了赌城大道上最火热的夜店。阔气的装潢以金色的家具和紫色的丝绒墙为主。 EDM最有名的几位DJ包括Martin Garrix、Calvin Harris、Afrojack等都是Omnia的表演常客。巨型奢华水晶旋转吊灯, 再加上强劲的音响和射灯,无论在哪一层的宾客都可以过一个迷幻的夜晚。夜店另设有以嘻哈为主的Heart of Omnia以及Rooftop Lounge, 保证让您流连忘返。

Omnia 订台 | Omnia 嘉宾名单| Omnia 门票 | Omnia 时间表

2)XS Nightclub at 永利

已经开业6年的XS Nightclub一直保持赌城大道夜店之王的美誉,拥有首屈一指的规模、装潢和DJ阵容。4万平方尺的舞池、露台和室外泳池区。XS的设计灵感据说源自人体的曲线;楼底挂着一盏十尺高的水晶灯,而室内的装潢都采用金、黑、咖啡三种颜色为主。驻场DJ包括The Chainsmokers, David Guetta, Zedd, Diplo等等,夏季还会有一周一次的夜晚泳池趴!

XS 订台 | XS 嘉宾名单 | XS 门票| XS 时间表

3)Marquee Nightclub at 大都会

Marquee表演的常客包括Porter Robinson、Dash Berlin、Carnage等。Marquee占地6万平方尺,拥有室内舞池,豪华天台,特大泳池, 总共7个吧台和3个房间。每个房间播放的音乐种类都不同,喜欢幽会浪漫风的可以去The Library, 喜欢个性化的可以去The Boom Box,在那里透过巨型的玻璃墙,可以饱览赌城纸醉金迷的夜景。有兴趣的朋友可以在买门票的时候用我们特有的促销代码DISCO得到五美元的折扣!

Marquee 订台 | Marquee 嘉宾名单 | Marquee 门票| Marquee 时间表

4) Drai’s Nightclub at 克伦威尔

坐落于拉斯维加斯大道克伦威尔酒店内的Drai’s Nightclub由创办人Victor Drai亲自设计,有着众多夜店里面最美丽和全面的大道景色。这个6.5万平方尺大的超级夜店最大的卖点是大量的LED射灯和特别的视觉效果,让宾客在派对中都能感受到前所未有的观感冲击。Drai’s Nightclub刚开业时原本是主打EDM,后来渐渐变成嘻哈场地。著名的嘻哈歌手克里斯·布朗、威肯、50美分等都曾在这里担任过DJ。

Drai’s 订台 | Drai’s 嘉宾名单 | Drai’s 门票| Drais 时间表

5)Hakkasan at 美高梅

五层高的Hakkasan集加勒比海餐厅、酒吧和夜店于一身。8万平方尺的场地包括了最底两层的中式餐厅、三楼的嘻哈区Ling Ling Room还有最高两层的主舞池跟EDM区。Tiesto、史蒂夫·青木和The Chainsmokers都是Hakkasan的驻场DJ。舞池上包厢的排列围绕着DJ展位,确保场内所有的贵宾都能清楚看见DJ的演出。配上巨型的LED屏幕还有先进的影音系统,令Hakkasan毫无疑问成为世界上最豪华的超级夜店之一。

Hakkasan 订台 | Hakkasan 嘉宾名单 | Hakkasan 门票| Hakkasan 时间表

6)EBC at Night at 永利安可

在拉斯维加斯大道上最著名的泳池派对Encore Beach Club会在夜里摇身一变成为EBC at Night (前身是Surrender Nightclub)。开放式的设计让室内的舞池跟外面的泳池区完全没有任何阻隔。冬天的时候会有一个控制气候的圆顶上盖确保EBC at Night全年都能正常营业。平常用于日间派对、两层共26张池畔小床也欢迎宾客预订。穿上性感的比基尼,拿起鸡尾酒,一起来开泳池趴吧!

EBC at Night 订台| EBC at Night 嘉宾名单| EBC at Night 门票| EBC at Night 时间表

7)Light at 曼德勒海湾

占地3.8万平方尺的Light融合了顶尖的创意和音乐来为宾客制造独一无二的体验。虽然坐落在赌城大道比较偏的位置,Light的性价比仍然很高。透过Discotech, 宾客在大部分的show都可以登记宾客名单来换取免费入场和饮料券!若当晚没有嘉宾名单,用我们独有的促销代码DISCO在购买门票时享受两美元的折扣。

Light 订台 | Light嘉宾名单 | Light 门票| Light 时间表

8) Tao Nightclub at 威尼斯人

Tao自开业以来一直是一家主要以亚洲为主题的娱乐场所。餐厅、宴会厅、泳池区和夜店都在6万平方尺、三层高的Tao里一应俱全。白天来这里用餐能享受中,日,泰等等各式各样的亚洲菜。著名hip hop歌手史努比·狗狗偶尔会在这里客串表演。要知道Tao夜店的Main Room平常侧重流行音乐及EDM;而小房间Opium Room则主打嘻哈音乐。有兴趣到Tao遊玩的朋友可以在买门票的时候用我们特有的促销代码DISCO得到五美元的折扣!

Tao 订台 | Tao 嘉宾名单 | Tao 门票| Tao 时间表

9)Intrigue Nightclub at 永利

永利夜生活集团里最新的Intrigue空间虽较小, 但是装潢和音响设备绝不比拉斯维加斯里任何一家夜店逊色。宾客可在Intrigue的玻璃阳台上近距离欣赏迷你瀑布和烟花表演,在顶级的音响、美酒和令人眼花缭乱的灯光下跳舞狂欢。为了让您完全投入夜店的气氛,Intrigue特设了一个禁止使用社交平台的区域。驻唱DJ包括有Diplo、棉花糖、DJ Snake等,可千万别错过喔。

Intrigue 订台 | Intrigue 嘉宾名单 | Intrigue 门票| Intrigue 时间表

10)1 OAK at 迷拉吉

如果您喜欢流行和嘻哈音乐,1OAK绝对是您的不二之选。占地1.6万平方尺的它麻雀虽小,五脏俱全。Main Room和Side Room都有自己的酒吧,每个包厢都能确保宾客能清楚看到DJ的表演。夜店面积比较小,反而令场内气氛更加亲密轻松。嘻哈界里最强艺人包括史努比·狗狗、李尔·韦恩、弗洛·里达和Chris Brown等都是这里的表演常客。喜欢嘻哈音乐的您,绝对要来1 OAK走一趟。

1 OAK 订台| 1 OAK 嘉宾名单 | 1 OAK 门票| 1 Oak LV 时间表

 

 

 

Las Vegas New Years Eve 2016/2017 Artists & DJs

New Years Eve 2016 is almost upon us! This is one of the craziest weekends in Vegas – if you’re looking to come to Vegas for NYE we highly recommend buying tickets and booking tables in advance. NYE falls on a Saturday this year which means things will be 100% sold out!

We highly recommend arriving EARLY on NYE – lines will be VERY long and tables may be bumped! You can use our free mobile app to book your tables and buy tickets to the shows below.

In addition, most places provide open bar from 9-12 with admission. Get there early to get your drinks!

Wondering which DJs are spinning & artists are performing on New Years? Below are the DJ’s / artists playing on NYE weekend so far:

Thursday 12/29/16

Friday 12/30/16

Saturday 12/31/16 – New Years Eve 2016

Sunday 1/1/17

  • Special Guest TBA – Hakkasan
  • MarshmelloXS

10 Best US Venues for Every Dance Music Junkie

Whether you call it EDM or still categorize the different styles of dance music e.g deep house, tech house etc., dance music has taken over the nightlife scene and venues have recognized this by booking some of the hottest talent. Here’s our list for this year’s best venues for you dance music junkies.

#10 SmartBar – Chicago

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If you like your house deep, melodic and played ‘til the early morning, put Smart Bar at the top of your to-party-at list. Since 1982, the Chicago institution has been bringing the groove, earning a reputation as one of the best clubs in the world for house music. After all, it’s situated in the heart of the city that started it all. Residents have include: Justin Long, Derrick Carter and The Black Madonna are regular fixtures behind the decks, as was the legendary Frankie Knuckles until his death in 2014.

#9 Avalon – Los Angeles

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Avalon Hollywood has long featured on countless lists ranking the top dance clubs in the world. Since its christening in 2003, the hotspot has been booking an enviable roster of top artists from all corners of dance music – but each weekend is a near-guaranteed sell-out, no matter who’s on the bill. The club’s recent makeover includes a “totally transformed entrance and lobby,” an extended balcony, new VIP booths, multi-level lounges and the addition of 150 LED panels throughout the club. Whether you seek Skrillex’s bass barrage, Axwell’s big room euphoria or the genre-hopping underground sounds of James Zabiela, Avalon’s got you covered.

#8 Stereo – Montreal (honorary US venue)

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Up in Montreal, Canada you’ll find Stereo, the legendary after-hours venue and treasure trove for marathon sets. In the past few years, DJs such as Chris Liebing, Seth Troxler, Maceo Plex, Danny Tenaglia, Nicole Moudaber and DJ Koze have graced the Stereo stage; this week, German duo Ame are among the guests.

#7 Audio – San Francisco

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The world of Audio Discotech revolves around sound, and it is a danceclub that was created by sound fanatics. The layout of the nightclub, placement of the speakers, design of the 7 layered dance floor, and the Funktion One sound system were carefully crafted to create a revolutionary auditory experience. Combining retro décor with cutting edge music, Audio never sports a dress code and is an intimate venue to hear world class DJ’s without the pretension.

With great sound comes great dancing, and Audio was designed with a centrally located, spring loaded dance floor that keeps the faithful on their feet. The 1600 LED wall is custom programmed to visualize the music, and the thousands of square feet of tufted panels, drapes and acoustic paneling on the ceiling, absorb sound reverberation to create crystal clear mids and high, and punchy base. The result is a night club where the center of the dance floor sounds like a recording studio… just much louder. The innovative custom lighting incorporates thousands of LEDs, every single one of which can change into any color. 3D video projection, dancers, and disco balls round out the experience. Audio is a mecca for amazing DJ talent, focusing on underground house, techno and nu-disco.

#6 Exchange – Los Angeles

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Housed inside the former Los Angeles Stock Exchange building, Exchange LA serves as a clear indication of Downtown LA’s nightlife resurgence. With a multi level venue that fits over 1500, Exchange is Downtown LA’s go-to spot for electronic dance music.

The décor is a mix of restored Art Deco styles and distinctly modern touches, from the massive bronze doors out front to the intricately painted forty-foot ceilings and the eye-popping LED screen composed of more than one million bulbs. There’s a sofa-lined hallway and adjoining lounge at street level, but most of the trendy guests head straight up to the Trading Floor – so named because that’s what it used to be – where they let loose to trance, house, or whatever other dance-friendly beats the DJ’s spinning that night. Frequenters include Richie Hawtin, Pete Tong, Chus & Ceballos, Carl Cox and more.

#5 Treehouse – Miami

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Treehouse is regularly visited by some of the leading names in underground house and techno. The club brings a downtown vibe to South Beach, with a stripped-back, wood-pannelled aesthetic that resembles, yes, a real treehouse. While this is one of the busiest spots during Miami Music Week, it’s buzzing all year ‘round, thanks to visitors like the Droog crew, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, DJ W!LD and Ben UFO. Treehouse was also voted the ‘Best Small Music Venue’ by Miami New Times a few years back, so you know the locals are behind it.

#4 Output – New York

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As they claim: “Output is open to anyone, but is not for everyone. Output welcomes individuals who value the communal experience of music over cameras and bottle service.”

With room for about 450 people in its darkened main room, Output is built for dancing. They bring in the right DJs for the job, too, via a staunch booking policy that favours the deep, dark and hypnotic. With underground heroes like Erol Alkan, Luca Bacchetti, Ame, Skepta and Tim Sweeney booked in the coming weeks, Output knows how to get the best out of its soundsystem. Throughout the summer months, you can also party on the club’s rooftop, as the sun sets behind the Manhattan skyline. Just be sure to keep the camera phone in your pocket.

#3 Light – Las Vegas

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Opening in 2013 with the involvement of Cirque du Soleil and ‘creators of multimedia environments’ Moment Factory, its look and feel is unlike any of its competitors on The Strip. As well as the promise of circus theatrics and high-tech visual walls behind the DJ booth, LIGHT has boasted a varied roll-call of residents, including Krewella, Sebastian Ingrosso, Baauer and A-Trak, and perhaps the jewel in the crown, Carl Cox. In the words of Cox himself, “Oh yes, oh yes…”

#2 Echostage – Washington D.C.

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Over a sprawling 30,000-plus square feet, Echostage has the world class sound and visual capabilities of a superclub with the down and dirty vibe of a warehouse. Or as Tommy put it, “You get the atmosphere of a ‘90s rave but the sound is fucking killer.” Want to hear that sound in action? Last year, Swedish mastermind Eric Prydz shared his NYE set from Echostage, belting out three hours of dancefloor-moving tunes. Listen to it here, then make a beeline to DC to experience Echostage in action for yourself.

#1 Sound – Los Angeles

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Sound nightclub is THE bastion of deep house / underground electronic music in LA. It’s a small, intimate venue with a sick Funkton One sound system that will rock your socks. As suggested in the name, the venue boasts an impeccable sound system and a killer A/V system so the visual elements are as stimulating as the audio portion. This is a great new place to go in Hollywood that actually books talents who play good deep house and more minimal/artful electro rather than your typical top 40 hits and popular house music bangers.

On occasion Sound will host some well known DJs (Kaskade, Afrojack, Markus Schulz, etc) but more often than not you’ll get the likes of Guy Gerber, Seth Troxler, EDX, Digweed, Carl Cox, Solomun etc.

To find out what’s going on at a club near you, download the Discotech nightlife app and dance the night away.

DJ Lineup – July 4th 2015 Weekend in Vegas

While we may never know how our forefathers celebrated on July 4th, 1776 after adopting the Declaration of Independence, we’d like to think they would have popped some bottles (or jugs) and shut the club (or barn) down.

Nevertheless, Las Vegas is the new stomping grounds for millennials looking to properly state their claim to the freedoms of America: endless bottles of premium liquor whisked to your table by beautiful hostesses, pool parties with champagne showers, and open-air nightclubs with the greatest fire works display known to mankind (or so we think).

Wondering which DJs are spinning this July 4th? Here’s a rundown of all the Fourth of July 2015 events in Vegas. Download the Discotech App to browse events, book tables, and sign up for guestlist at all the hottest clubs in Vegas.

We’re adding events as they’re announced so check back for updates!

 

Day ClubFriday, July 3rdSaturday, July 4thSunday, July 5th
Encore Beach ClubSkrillexZeddKaskade
Drais Beach ClubTBAAdventure ClubTBA
Wet RepublicKrewellaCalvin HarrisAfrojack
DaylightTBATBATBA
Marquee DayclubTBATBATBA
Night ClubFriday, July 3rdSaturday, July 4thSunday, July 5th
Drais NightclubThe Weekend LiveChris Brown LiveTBA
XSZeddKaskadeDeadmau5 (Nightswim)
HakkasanTiestoDada LifeThe Chainsmokers
LightGTAAlessoTBA
OmniaAfrojackCalvin HarrisDirty South
SurrenderLil JonFlosstradamusTBA
Marquee NightclubTBATBATBA

 

Light Las Vegas Announces 2015 DJ Residencies

Returning as the headlining resident DJ at Light in 2015 is Alesso. A club resident since its conception, Alesso is a rising star who in 2015 will be a major pinnacle in the dance music space. His track “Heroes (we could be)” with Tove Lo raced up the charts in late 2014 and was just a taste of what to expect as he will release his debut studio album on Def Jam this year. Also returning to LIGHT is DJ and music legend Carl Cox, whose pioneering ways have not only paved the way for dance music to be where it is today, but also endeared him to generations of electronic music fans worldwide. In addition, there is Axwell along with Ingrosso, both who together are releasing an album on Def Jam in 2015; Baauer, who will continue to bring his massively popular Studio B monthly residency; And GTA who have been blowing up the festival circuit with their Miami bass productions.

New at Light, as the club ventures into its third year as one of the most sought after destinations on the Vegas strip, is U.K. talent Disclosure. Known more as a live act, at Light their appearances will be a rare DJ set. Having previously taken place in New York City, San Francisco and Chicago, LIGHT will serve as the Las Vegas home for Disclosure’s Wild Life specially-curated shows.  Called a “joyous and masterful” show by Consequence of Sound, it’s an event with friends and artists they like. Also onboard is EDM pioneer Fat Boy Slim, hip-hop megastar adventurers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and will.i.am, known for his incredible tracks with the Black Eyed Peas and accomplished producer in his own right. There is also DJ Mustard who is making major moves in hip-hop production circles having already created major hits for the likes of Wiz Khalifa, Trey Songz, Kid Ink and 2 Chainz just to name a few.

The full list of DJ residents at Light for 2015:

  • Alesso
  • A-trak
  • Axwell
  • Baauer
  • Bassjackers
  • Carl Cox
  • Clockwork
  • Disclosure
  • DJ Mustard
  • Fat Boy Slim
  • GTA
  • Henrix
  • Ingrosso
  • Macklemore + Ryan Lewis
  • Morgan Page
  • Norman Doray
  • Stellar
  • Steve Powers
  • Sultan + Shepard
  • Tony Arzadon
  • will.i.am

Expect to see a lot of these same names spinning at Light’s dayclub counterpart, Daylight Beach Club.

True to its mission of being a laboratory for inspired experiences, Light has been experimenting since it’s opening with new artistic content on a monthly basis. In 2015, Light is bringing a fresh look to the club with its new Artistic Director Maximiliano Torandell. The Argentinean producer and performer will soon unveil new moments and performances for a sexy and avant-garde Light 2015 show. What makes a Cirque performance at LIGHT different than any of the other Vegas shows?  “Light is a nightclub, not a stage show and therefore the requirements for the performances are different,” says Torandell.  “We want the performers be capable of seducing and captivating our audience without separating them from the club experience. We don’t want people sitting down and watching a show, we want a flawless integration of the performance and the party.” Watch for more on Light’s new artistic direction.