It’s Electric!

Clash returns to the Palms, Fridays at Rain

Diplo, Felix Da Housecat, Fischerspooner—we’ll namedrop just a few of the DJs locked in for Rain Nightclub’s newest extravaganza, Clash, which will replace Z-Trip’s Revolution as the club’s resident Friday night party in 2011. The King of Dubstep himself, Diplo, otherwise known as Major Lazer, will open the weekly bash, and along with superstar DJ Felix Da Housecat and others, will be a rotating resident.

Three years ago, in New York City, an electronic revolution was on the brink, and N9NE Group’s vice president of brand management, Bronson Olimpieri, witnessed it. Inspired by the growing underground electro scene, and by DJs such as Stretch Armstrong and Tommie Sunshine, Olimpieri decided to bring what he experienced back to Vegas for a series of one-off events he called Clash.

Over the next year and a half, three such memorable bashes were thrown inside Moon Nightclub, “whenever they felt like it,” Olimpieri says. One of the rare parties in a casino able to pull Beauty Bar and Griffin habitués to party on the Strip, each Clash was packed with a young, fun, hipster crowd celebrating electro-everything: electro-house, electro-hip-hop, electro-disco and electro-dubstep.

Presented by Olimpieri and his fellow creators of Snitch Wednesdays, the new Clash will feature emerging artists, venerable DJs and evocative visuals. “I want there to be some form of culture and style involved in this night,” Olimpieri says.

Clash returns on Jan. 14, equipped with a still-growing roster that will include indie electro DJ and producer Diplo. “It’s gonna be more than just opening up the doors and having a typical night,” Olimpieri says. “It’s going to be a fresh breath of air.”