Every DJ, industry guru, party animal and music-lover agrees: Vegas is the new mecca for electronic dance music. And we have three nightlife groups to thank. Perhaps with the deepest house roots, Angel Management Group (CEO Neil Moffitt instilled electronic artists in Vegas in late ’04), has made its properties—namely Wet Republic—the must-play spots for internationally acclaimed artists and global brands such as F*** Me I’m Famous.
Las Vegas Nightlife Group marked its own territory with Surrender Nightclub and Encore Beach Club, launched with Steve Aoki and Kaskade at the helm, respectively. Since that time, newly signed residents the likes of Calvin Harris, Pete Tong and Sidney Samson have kept LVNG high in the EDM rankings.
Tao Group, whose weekly lineups and residences at Marquee, including Roger Sanchez, Redfoo, Chuckie and Erick Morillo, blow even clubs in party destination Ibiza, Spain, out of the pool. Thanks to this trifecta, a Vegas residency is now on every top-tier DJ’s Christmas list.