Nightlife Issue 2012


2012 Nightclub Awards

In Vegas Seven’s third foray into handing out the hardware for nights done right, we’d like to direct your attention to the dance floor—or, rather, to the category that is the pulsating, strobing, beat-matching heart of it all—The Nightclub. See the winners »

The Experts


Jack Colton
Industry Awards


Rachel Wenman
LGBT Awards


Geoff Carter
Downtown Awards

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Poser, Please!

Michael Toast channels his inner superstar spinner in the five archetypical DJ poses. See them all »


Best Supporting Acts
Lounges, ultralounges, boutique nightclubs … Whatever you want to call them, these are the best at what they do. Check them out »


We’re So Over It!
Glow Batons/Foam Phalluses, Branded Plastic Sunglasses, Skrillex Haircuts, plus a couple more! They’re all so over »

The 7 Most Overplayed Club Songs of 2012
Le7els, Somebody That I used to Know, Sexy and I Know It, Gangnam Style, and more! See them all »

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The Life of the Party

After you check out a behind-the-scenes peek at the making of this feature, as well as this week’s cover (the video to the right), check out a gallery of the seven people you meet in a nightclub »


New Year’s Eve Party Guide

Get down with the countdown. Where will you be at the stroke of midnight? See where it’s all going down »



The Pryda of House Music
Eric Prydz moves to America and, Surrenders his New Year’s Eve to Las Vegas. Check it out »


Diagnose the Dance Floor
Tao Group music director Sol Shafer sheds some light on how to grade Vegas’ DJ talent. Check it out »


Body Talk
Go-go dancer Saturn Reyes turned her raving hobby into a fulfilling career. “>Check it out »

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Diagnose the Dance Floor

Nightlife Profile

Diagnose the Dance Floor

By Deanna Rilling

Having booked such top talent as the world’s No. 1 DJ Armin van Buuren and America’s Best DJ two years running with Kaskade and Markus Schulz, Sol Shafer has an ear for the best. Hailing from Montreal, with a lengthy résumé that includes Godskitchen, After Hour Power at Avalon Hollywood and Perfecto at Rain, Shafer is the director of special operations and music for Marquee, Tao and Lavo nightclubs in addition to working with Insomniac Events. Even after more than a decade in the industry, Shafer still gets that spark in his eye when the topic turns to electronic music and events.