GTA Gets Us ‘Intoxicated’ at Light, Major Lazer Takes A Dip at XS

Major Lazer.

Major Lazer.

Thursday, June 11

Pointing is rude, right? Not in DJ Ross One’s eyes. The SKAM Artist/Roc Nation spinner mentioned in a Facebook post that he’s working on his trademark DJ finger-point. See if he nails it when he mans the decks at Drai’s. And while you’re there, enjoy his eclectic mix of pop, hip-hop, funk and soul. (In the Cromwell, 10:30 p.m.,

Friday, June 12

Grab those earplugs; you’re gonna need them when GTA works the ones and twos at Light. The Miami-based duo is known for creating some speaker-rattling, earth-shakin’ tunes with a heavy emphasis on bass. Chances are, if you’ve walked into a club within the past four months, you’ve heard the pair’s collaboration with Martin Solveig, “Intoxicated.” The tune seamlessly blends the duo’s knack for poundin’ bass with Solveig’s signature house sound. It reached No. 1 on Beatport’s Top 100 chart in January, but we think the song is perfect for the summer. GTA is bound to drop it tonight, and we’re tappin’ our toes just thinking about the leading horns. (In Mandalay Bay, 10 p.m., We’re huge fans of Thomas Gold’s weekly podcast, “Fanfare.” The German house giant just seems to get progressively better at providing us with fluid mixes of the hottest in big room/progressive house. Don’t believe us? Take a listen via SoundCloud, Spotify or iTunes, and see him mix IRL at Life. (In SLS, 10:30 p.m.,

Oliver Heldens.

Oliver Heldens.

Saturday, June 13

We’re less than a week away from Electric Daisy Carnival, so that means dozens of DJs are either Las Vegas-bound or already in town. Dutch trance master Dash Berlin falls under the umbrella of the latter. In early April, the 35-year-old went on a Kanye West-esque rant on Twitter in which he defended trance music as an evolving genre. He shouted-out his contemporary, Armin van Buuren, applauding his efforts to “keep things alive by allowing and supporting change.” Talk to him about the state of trance at Marquee, and dance to his newest single, “Never Let You Go.” (In the Cosmopolitan, 10 p.m.,

Sunday, June 14

If you’ve seen Oliver Heldens, you’ve witnessed his impressive dance moves. Rather than fist pumping his way through his sets, Heldens opts to shuffle and kick to his own music, just like his fans. In fact, he asked them to submit videos of themselves dancing for the music video of his latest single, “Bunnydance.” Watch the video, take notes and try to one-up the DJ when he spins at Omnia. (In Caesars Palace, 10 p.m., It’s been two weeks since its release, so you’ve had ample time to digest Major Lazer’s third album, Peace Is the Mission. Big names, such as Ellie Goulding, 2 Chainz and Ariana Grande, have lent their voices to Diplo’s rambunctious dancehall/trap fusion project. Clash magazine praised the effort, calling it “a colorful combination of bombastic cuts.” Hear a few of them at XS’ Sunday Nightswim. (In Encore, 10 p.m.,

Monday, June 15

Since you’ll be bombarded with EDM the rest of the week, you should open your ears to other genres. And you’re in luck because Rhymesayers Entertainment rapper Grieves is in town. His latest effort, Winter & the Wolves, features his technical flow layered above a distinct blend of synths, guitars and knockin’ drums. The rapper visits Backstage Bar & Billiards with fellow Seattle rap duo Grayskul and local wordsmith Ekoh. You might not be giving those ears a rest, but they say variety is the spice of life, so go ahead and indulge! (601 Fremont St.,



Tuesday, June 16

Living in Las Vegas has its perks. Every once in a while, we’re able to catch masters of their craft perform firsthand. Venture to Downtown Cocktail Room to catch a set by Legendary New York DJ, Danny Krivit. He’s known for his major contributions to the Big Apple’s dance scene—he played an integral role in the creation of one of the city’s most influential dance parties, Body & Soul, and spins in the popular 718 Sessions. Expect a set that encapsulates his 45-year history as a DJ. We don’t blame you if you don’t recognize his name, but after tonight, you should. Attention all DJs: Class is in session. (111 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 8 p.m.,

Wednesday, June 17

Since you’ll be partying every day next week, wind down with a beer and some trivia at Bunkhouse during Geeks Who Drink. Even if you don’t know what kind of animal is hidden three times in every episode of Blue’s Clues, you should still go. The popular trivia game is known to ask some timely questions, so chances are something EDC-related will come up. (Calvin Harris’ birth name is Adam Richard Wiles, by the way. You’re welcome.) (124 11th St., 7 p.m.,

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