Spoiler alert for Gianluca Vacchi’s just-released track, “Viento:” It’s actually pretty good.
In the United States of Cynicism, it would be easy to dismiss the multimillionaire as another in a long list of “famous for being famous” party boys who like to fiddle with a mixing board. But that would be undercutting what appears to be legitimate production skills and a passion for performing.
If those skills are truly legit—and we’ll find out August 26 at Intrigue Nightclub—you can add them to a growing list of things that Vacchi has going for him.
He’s rich. He’s ripped. He’s Italian. He’s got 11.2 million Instagram followers. His girlfriend is Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutiérrez (the one Steve Harvey accidentally crowned Miss Universe). He parties with Zac Efron. He eats breakfast in the pool. He’s sporting a collection of tats that rivals Conor McGregor’s. He once rode a Harley standing up and a Vespa underwater.
At the very top of the list: He really does dance like nobody’s watching.
The entrepreneur, born in Bologna, Italy, and reportedly worth as much as $400 million, gained fame for documenting his extravagant “no regrets, no limits” (and mostly shirtless) lifestyle on social media. In a nutshell, he’s basically “The Most Interesting Man in the World,” crossed with Don Omar’s “Danza Kuduro” video.
Exotic locales. Unnecessary stunts. Cars. Bikes. Yachts. Girls. Dancing. You get the idea.
He also nearly died from a still-undisclosed bacterial infection last fall, but bounced back like a champ, returning home via helicopter, smiling with his shades on.
As a DJ, Vacchi got his first taste of a large crowd on New Year’s Eve, playing a Great Gatsby-themed party at Switzerland’s Ultima Gstaad hotel. He followed that up with gigs in Miami, Italy and Azerbaijan, so scoring a coveted DJ set at one of the Strip’s most popular nightclubs—on the same night McGregor and Mayweather face off, no less—is just another win for British GQ’s “Coolest Man on Instagram.”
It’s also a late-summer surprise on the Wynn Nightlife schedule, adding some variety to a lineup that’s largely featured an impressive, but familiar, list of headliners, including Diplo, Marshmello, Dillon Francis and David Guetta.
Vacchi’s fame and penchant for “living life to the fullest” were catalysts in the decision to bring him to Las Vegas, according to a Wynn statement. But he’ll be competing for attention the same night as McGregor’s first “residency” appearance at nearby Encore Beach Club and a Chainsmokers performance at XS Nightclub.
Vacchi doesn’t pack a catalog of hits, and outside of YouTube clips and the “Viento” music video, Las Vegas audiences really don’t know what to expect when he takes the stage on Saturday night.
But doesn’t that make it so much more intriguing?
August 26, Intrigue Nightclub, $25–$45, intriguevegas.com