3LAU Comes Home to Drai’s, J. Cole Hits the Axis



Thursday, July 16

They just don’t make music like they used to, do they? If you’re stuck in the glory days, or simply want to relive them, head to LAX for Throwback Thursday. DJ Cass will drop bangers from a better (or worse) time, including hits from the ’80s, ’90s and early 2000s. Regardless of who you were into back in the day, the songs will definitely bring back those nostalgic feels. (In Luxor, 10:30 p.m., Luxor.com/LAX.)

Friday, July 17

Call in sick and head to Palms Pool for Ditch Fridays. Today, SKAM Artist DJ Echo spins. Not enough for ya? 104.3 NOW FM’s DJ Supa James will host a live remote. He’s known to interview partygoers, so now’s your chance to get that 15 minutes—er, seconds—of fame. (At the Palms, 10 a.m., Palms.com.) In an interview with DigitalMusicNews.com, Las Vegas native 3LAU said, “What really makes or breaks an artist is having a song that kind of transcends dance music proper.” Take a listen to his megahit, “How You Love Me,” and you’ll find that he abides by this sentiment. The song boasts poppy vocals courtesy of South Carolina singer Bright Lights and pounding progressive house drums. It’s just the transcendence he needed to create a hit that’s both radio- and club-friendly. See him drop it at Drai’s. And if you’re an aspiring artist, ask him for more words of wisdom. (In the Cromwell, 10:30 p.m., DraisNightlife.com.)

J. Cole.

J. Cole.

Saturday, July 18

Sure, clubs and DJs are great, but tonight, two famed rappers hit town, and you’ll have a tough decision to make, because they play at the same time. One is arguably in his prime, and the other is definitely past his prime, but his songs are timeless. We’ll let you figure which one is which: Jay Z protégé J. Cole makes a stop at The Axis at Planet Hollywood. His flow and cadence on “Apparently” from his latest effort, 2014 Forest Hills Drive, are reminiscent of The Blueprint-era Hova, so it’s no wonder why Z took him under his wing. (In Planet Hollywood, 8 p.m., PlanetHollywood.com.) Meanwhile, Seattleite and booty enthusiast Sir Mix-A-Lot performs at Foxtail Pool. Given this is a pool party, there’s bound to be dozens of bikini-clad women around, so he’ll feel right at home. Show up and try to re-create the dance moves from the infamous 1992 music video for “Baby Got Back.” You might just be promoted to Rump Royalty. (At SLS, 7 p.m., FoxtailLasVegas.com.)

Sunday, July 19

After pairing orange juice with Champagne for a perfect Sunday brunch mimosa, hit Wet Republic for a poolside pairing of Tiësto and Zaxx. We think this pair of pairings is the best way to cap off the weekend. (At MGM Grand, 11 a.m., WetRepublic.com.) Since releasing her debut single We Run the Night in 2011, Australian DJ and singer Havana Brown’s career just keeps going up. She’s opened for Britney Spears, Rihanna and Lady Gaga all while touring the world. She’ll hit Las Vegas as one of her stops to spin at Marquee Dayclub, where she’ll bring her electro pop poolside. (In the Cosmopolitan, 11 a.m., MarqueeLasVegas.com.)

Monday, July 20

How does a DJ follow up a record released only a few months ago? By dropping a remix album, of course! Trap giant RL Grime put out VOID Remixes in May. It features 10 reinterpretations of songs from his debut album, VOID. We’re huge fans of Wuki’s future house remix of “Kingpin,” featuring Big Sean, but that’s barely scratching the surface. The genres on the album range from future bass, moombahton to future house. He’s bound to play a set that’s just as diverse as the remixes when he mans the decks at XS. Hooray for branching out! (In Encore, 10 p.m., XSLasVegas.com.)

Sir Mix-a-Lot.

Sir Mix-a-Lot.

Tuesday, July 21

We still can’t get over Krewella’s set at EDC. The sister duo blessed thousands at the circuitGROUNDS stage with their poppy, radio-friendly EDM bangers mixed with rock classics, including the White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army.” The two sang, danced and turned up with fans. We’ll be talking about that fan-favorite set for months to come. Relive the memories when the duo spins at Omnia. (In Caesars Palace, 10 p.m., OmniaNightclub.com.)

Wednesday, July 22

Are you familiar with the WEDIDIT Collective? The group, consisting of DJs and producers from all over the world, just released a collaborative EP with Canadian rapper, Tory Lanez. One of the members of the squad, New York producer Baauer, spins at Light. See if he drops his hazy collab with Lanez, “N.I.N.A.” alongside his other hits, such as “One Touch” and “Swoopin’.” (In Mandalay Bay, 10 p.m., TheLightVegas.com.)