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Ryan Perrings

Photo by Jon Estrada

Photo by Jon Estrada

Having risen through the nightclub ranks over the past decade, Ryan Perrings has emerged as the city’s top talent buyer. Today, he helps oversee the programming for XS Nightclub in Encore (with the help of the club’s executive team), and works to balance its arsenal of mega DJs (think Avicii, David Guetta, Deadmau5, Kaskade, Zedd) with emerging stars (Ruby Rose, Miss Nine, Will Sparks). “We always want to curate the best events in the market,” Perrings says. “[For example], we built up our Mad Decent Monday party with Diplo, because it really resonated with locals.” If only all of his contemporaries were so aurally gifted.

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