Seven Nights

Your city after dark

Thursday, July 11

Rising Aussie electro star Tommy Trash starts the weekend with some untz untz untz at Hakkasan. (In MGM Grand, 10 p.m., Local SKAM Artist favorite DJ Five brings his slick mixing and decades-long love for hip-hop to Tao’s Worship Thursdays. (In the Venetian, 10 p.m., Tech Cocktail Week is back at Insert Coin(s), where Las Vegas’ newest startups show their goods while guests sip cocktails and help select the two hottest showcasing startups to qualify for the Tech Cocktail Celebrate national conference. (512 Fremont St., 6 p.m., and

Friday, July 12

D.C.’s finest, Wale, recently launched his third studio album, The Gifted, and performs some of his new tracks at Ditch Friday. (At the Palms, noon, Light features the Stafford Brothers, the hottest DJs-turned-reality-stars from Down Under. Their latest single, “Hello,” features Christina Milian and Lil Wayne, and has already gone double platinum in Australia. (In Mandalay Bay, 10 p.m., DJ Mag’s No. 7 Best DJ in the World, Dutch trance producer Dash Berlin, is joined by Swedish electro-hotties Rebecca & Fiona at Marquee Nightclub. (In the Cosmopolitan, 9:30 p.m., Bar Rescue’s Jon Taffer is producing a weekend festival of entertainment and beverage, On the Rocks Las Vegas, featuring three days of eating, swimming pools and nightclubs. The first 200 people to use the code “YOLO” at checkout with a three-day pass get another all-inclusive pass free! (July 12-14, Nineteen-year-old French prodigy Madeon brings his high-energy house music to XS. (In Encore, 10 p.m.,

Saturday, July 13

Dutch House hero Laidback Luke spins a wet set at Wet Republic, where he’ll likely play his new track with Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, “More.” (At MGM Grand, 11 a.m., German Trance veteran Markus Schulz returns to Marquee Nightclub as DJ Times’ reigning No. 1 DJ in the world. (In the Cosmopolitan, 9:30 p.m.) Fantastic Frenchman Martin Solveig brings his headband to XS, where he’ll do a set of his catchy pop-house. (In Encore, 10 p.m.) Check out the new Gold Spike, where Klinq presents Social Sips featuring food, beverages, games, giveaways and live music, with proceeds benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Southern Nevada. (217 Las Vegas Blvd. North, 5 p.m., YEAHHHHH! Tryst presents SKAM Saturdays with Lil Jon. You may be surprised to hear the hip-hop heavyweight spinning more and more electronic dance music. (In Wynn, 10 p.m., If you’re looking for straight hip-hop, bounce Downtown for the Life Is Beautiful Festival Presents: Hip-Hop Music Showcase during Vegas StrEATS. (Jackie Gaughan Pkwy. at El Cortez, 8 p.m.,

Sunday, July 14

Tiësto just released his Club Life–Vol 3 Stockholm album, which features a collaboration with Dyro, “Paradise,” which may or may not reference Sundays at Wet Republic. (At MGM Grand, 11 a.m., Swim over to Encore Beach Club for Daystar Sundays with Serbian-Aussie star Dirty South. (At Encore, 11 a.m., Happy Bastille Day! Celebrate the French Revolution with traditional French fare and French-ish cocktails at Comme Ça. The food and drinks incorporate seasonal ingredients from the restaurant’s local garden. In the Cosmopolitan, all day, Not to be outdone, Summerlin’s Marché Bacchus hosts a lakeside celebration complete with a skydiving performance and a guest appearance by the MGM Grand’s Crazy Horse Paris cabaret dancers. (2620 Regatta Dr., 5 p.m.,

Monday, July 15

Los Angeles radio DJ-turned-club-star-and-sneaker-entrepreneur DJ Vice continues his Tao Group residency with a crowd-pleasing, open-format set at Marquee Nightclub. (In the Cosmopolitan, 10 p.m.) Drink with purpose! Head to Cabanas for a Cause at the Palms Pool, where your $100 cabana purchase benefits HELP of Southern Nevada, supporting the poor, homeless and those in crisis. (At Palms, 11:30 a.m.,

Tuesday, July 16

Major Lazer Presents Kung Fu Warrior at 1 Oak, where Diplo and friends will help Free the Universe, Bruce Lee-style. (In The Mirage, 10:30 p.m., Head to Hyde for the Lost Angels industry party. You can keep an eye on progress of Hyde parent company SBE’s upcoming SLS Hotel, slated to open in fall 2014, at
(In Bellagio, 10 p.m.,

Wednesday, July 17

Head to Surrender for Borgore, the Israeli producer, DJ and former death-metal drummer. His drum-heavy sound sits on the horror-side of electronic dance music, and should provide a killer set. (In Encore, 10:30 p.m., It’s the end of the world as we know it! London’s The End of the World Party makes a stop at The Act. Guests choose the tracks they’re, ahem, dying to hear, while a wall provides a blank slate for partiers to share their dying wishes. Or just stuff your face with cupcakes. (In the Palazzo, 10 p.m.,

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King of South Beach

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With nightlife in his blood, Marseille native Cedric Gervais started DJing in St. Tropez at age 13. He followed his dream while still a teenager to Miami, where prolific DJ residencies would later earn him the nickname “King of South Beach,” among others. His French influence proved well-suited for the house-friendly Miami scene that was growing into a global dance music destination. Last winter, we spoke with Gervais as he was kicking off his Marquee residency.



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