DJ Snake by Merc Photography

Follow DJ Snake Through Surrender

The French musician shares what he loves most about the nightclub in Encore Las Vegas.

In Encore Las Vegas

Your Tour Guide: DJ Snake

If you party in Las Vegas or listen to the radio, chances are you’ve heard DJ Snake. “I started at Surrender with my boy Dillon Francis in November 2013, so [it’s been] a little bit more than three years now,” says Snake, real name William Grigahcine. The French musician currently plays the Wynn nightclub circuit on a regular basis, and has pop-EDM songs such as “Let Me Love You,” featuring Justin Bieber, on radio rotation. Before achieving mainstream fame, Snake helped produce music for such pop superstars as Lady Gaga and Pitbull. He returns to Surrender Nightclub on New Year’s Eve, undoubtedly one of the biggest nights of the year. “You just have to experience Surrender as a whole,” Snake says. “The vibe is crazy.”

Save the Date

December 28 with RL Grime and December 30 with Yellow Claw: End 2016 with a string of high-energy, bass-heavy shows featuring these EDM mixmasters.

December 31 with DJ Snake: What can you expect from a Snake party? “I just started working on my New Year’s Eve set this week,” he says. “It’s coming out super dope … but I’ll leave the rest to everyone’s imagination.” Wanna go extra VIP this year? For $60,000, count down to the New Year with Snake himself in the DJ booth as part of Surrender’s Ultimate VIP New Year’s Eve package that also includes dinner for 12 and a handful of bottles at a booth with a prime view.

On Deck

When he plays in Las Vegas, DJ Snake really brings it. “I have played some of my longest sets at Surrender. I think I hit the five-hour mark once,” he says.

“Also, I get to play a lot of my favorite music there, from old-school hip-hop to modern-day London grime.” In January, Surrender will keep the superstar DJs on deck for amazing throwdowns including Marshmello (1/4), Ookay (1/20) and Flosstradamus (1/21).

DJ Snake on the decks. Courtesy of Surrender

DJ Snake on the decks. Courtesy of Surrender


Bottle presentations are among the most exciting parts of the Surrender Nightclub spectacle. “I remember leading up to my album, they had 20 bottle-service girls come out with two bottles each, and they hosed the crowd down,” Snake says.

The instagrammys. Karl Larson Photography

The instagrammys. Karl Larson Photography

Most Instagrammable

Take it from a dude whose Instagram fame mirrors his IRL fame. Where should you pop off those IGs to let friends and fans know you had the best night ever? According to Snake, the best photo ops are “definitely onstage, but it seems like the front row and tables are the most Instagram-friendly. Also, people always seem to go nuts when Surrender passes out props such as emojis on a stick.”


If you find the New Year’s Eve package with our man Snake a tad astronomical, the Bronze menu at Andrea’s might be more your jam. Available in the lounge from 6-10:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, the locals-only promotion includes cocktails, wine by the glass, bar bites, sushi rolls and desserts at very down-to-earth prices.


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