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Rain Nightclub

  • DJ Profile

    Freeze Frame

    By Deanna Rilling

    Not gonna lie—when we heard Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom would be DJing at Rain Nightclub with Zen Freeman on Sept. 29, we raised our eyebrows. High. But then we talked with Systrom, and, for lack of better words, this guy knows his shit. He spent his teen days in Boston selling vinyl to the likes of Paul Oakenfold, Tiësto and Paul van Dyk. He later progressed to sneaking into clubs to hear superstar spinners, and even got to open for a few of them. In all, he has a deep and true passion for electronic music.

  • Seven Questions

    Paul Oakenfold

    By Deanna Rilling

    Vegas is the new Ibiza.” How often have we heard that phrase in the electronic dance music world this year? From the wildly successful Electric Daisy Carnival to the DJ-in-residency phenomenon, Las Vegas has stamped itself, at the very least, as the top EDM destination in North America. And at the forefront of the movement was DJ/producer Paul Oakenfold. No, the Brit wasn’t the first superstar DJ to set up shop in Las Vegas, but his residency at the Palms’ Rain nightclub—Perfecto, which launched in 2008—undeniably altered the Las Vegas club scene.

  • Nightlife

    (Night)Lifetime Achievement Award

    It’s the party that saved Rain Nightclub from lingering drought and an uncertain future when it began Labor Day weekend of 2008, helmed most weeks by Paul Oakenfold, the internationally acclaimed producer and two-time World’s Best DJ. Vegas Seven hereby declares Perfecto Saturdays the newest inductee to the Las Vegas Nightlife Hall of Fame … were there such a thing.

  • Public Relations

    How Not to Put Out a Fire

    If you’re being investigated for skipping work while drawing big salaries from taxpayers, maybe you don’t want to hold your publicity event at Ditch Fridays. Just sayin’.

  • Seven Questions

    Paul Oakenfold

    By Sean DeFrank

    Paul Oakenfold laughs when asked what he thinks about being an elder statesman for electronic music. The 47-year-old British-born DJ certainly has the rights that honor. During his quarter-century in the business, he was named the world’s best DJ in 1998, and earned Grammy nominations in 2004 and 2007.

  • DJ Profile

    Being Diplo-Matic

    Some worship the ground the dubstep king DJ Diplo walks on, while others simply know him as that hot guy from the Blackberry commercial. Upon his April 1 return to Clash Fridays at Rain, the Grammy-nominated resident brings his Mad Decent skills to make you pop. Professionally, you juggle three personas: Wesley, the boy from Florida; DJ Diplo, the laid-back dubstep producer; and Major Lazer, the raw, in-your-face Jamaican dancehall conductor. Who’s who?

  • Night-lites

    Pauly D to spin at the Palms

    By Jason Scavone

    Pauly D has been tapped as an exclusive resident DJ at the Palms. He’ll be spinning at Rain, Moon, Ghostbar and the Palms Pool & Bungalows. Though a starting date hasn’t yet been announced, it’s widely believed that he’ll arrive just as soon as a cab is here to pick him up. Assuming the Sammi/Ronnie relationship didn’t—as he threatened—cause him to commit suicide.

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