It’s fitting that Jeffrey Sutorius is spinning for Monday night’s eight-year anniversary party at Marquee. The trance- and house-leaning DJ and producer has parted ways with Dash Berlin and is moving forward as a solo act. Similarly, despite the constant sonic evolution within Las Vegas nightclubs, EDM isn’t going anywhere. When it opened with the Cosmopolitan in December 2010, Marquee was considered the first nightclub and dayclub venue built to harness the electronic dance music boom on the Strip, with a sprawling, multi-level, indoor-outdoor environment and the technical capacity to provide a festival-like atmosphere every day and night. Although different genres and artists have worked their way into the programming rotation, Marquee still feels like the Strip home of Electric Daisy Carnival and its accompanying vibes. The January 14 party should provide plenty of surprises, along with some interactive photo and video moments to add to your collection of Marquee memories.
The year was only a week old when one of the best-ever Vegas headlines was published: “A Las Vegas hotel will put Damien Hirst’s 60-foot-tall demon in its swimming pool.” That’s Artnet News reporting on the Palms’ acquisition of the English artist’s gigantic “Demon with bowl” sculpture for its upcoming 73,000-square-foot dayclub. Hirst has already contributed to the new-look Palms by co-designing the Unknown casino bar.
Speaking of pool clubs, it’s time to get ready for the season. Yes, really. The Go Pool Dayclub at the Flamingo is hosting an open casting call on January 14; Marquee Dayclub at the Cosmopolitan is holding open interviews January 10-12 and 17-19; and Hakkasan at MGM Grand is hosting interviews for both Wet Republic (at MGM Grand) and Liquid (at Aria) January 4-5, 14 and 16.
On the Record, the unconventional new nightclub that opened just before New Year’s Eve at Park MGM, has already set a standard of surprise acts and mixing live music with DJs. After “Hip Hop Hooray” rap squad Naughty by Nature took the stage for the club’s first weekly industry night party on January 2, Questlove popped in for a DJ set on Friday night. Saturday put Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz behind the decks, and throwback hip-hop duo Nice & Smooth hit the stage. A CES week Instagram party on Wednesday provided performances by Wyclef Jean and Postmodern Jukebox singer Haley Reinhart.