Nightlife news & notes: Jeremih plays Chateau, new Hakkasan DJs and more
Wed, Mar 20, 2013 (10 a.m.)
You can take home (some of) that sick setlist from Marquee last night, and we’re not talking about the ringing in your ears the next morning. The club has announced a mix compilation series featuring new and exclusive tracks from resident DJs and affiliated artists. The first double-album volume already dropped on iTunes and features Hardwell, Paul Oakenfold, Vice and Gareth Emery, with a spate of unreleased tracks from EDX, Cosmic Gate & Andrew Bayer, EC Twins & Andy D’Arrigo and more. All that audio goodness will set you back just $10.
Hakkasan Las Vegas has been letting big-name talent gets trickle out for weeks now, but they’ve finally opened up the floodgates with this one: Bambi, Bingo Players, Bob Sinclar, Dada Life, Danny Avila, Fergie, Hardwell, Laidback Luke, Michael Woods, NERVO, Quintino, R3hab and Tommy Trash join the already-announced lineup of Tiësto, Calvin Harris, Deadmau5 and Steve Aoki. Artists are being encouraged to create Hakkasan-exclusive concepts for their performances, the first of which is Hardwell’s “Go Hardwell or Go Home.”
How about a few updates on the Krave Massive situation? Construction continues as the gay nightclub’s new Neonopolis complex is on track for a grand opening June 15. Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh’s Downtown Project has taken a minority equity stake in the club, adding Krave to the list of venues being partially funded by the Downtown revitalization initiative. Krave owners Phantom Entertainment also announced a partnership with Caesars Entertainment. Dubbed “The Massive Package,” the deal includes room accommodations at Caesars or Flamingo, resort spa and health club access passes, free admission to Krave Massive and shuttle service to and from the resort to the club.
Singer Jeremih had some surprise company after his Saturday night set at Chateau. The R&B artist performed a mix of favorites, including “Birthday Sex,” and danced to the “Harlem Shake” before settling into a VIP booth with friends. His VIP section neighbor? Hip-hop artist and Loberace star Cee Lo, who popped up to join Jeremih in the next booth over. The two groups chatted, sipped cocktails and danced into the wee hours with DJ Hope closing the set out literally with the Commodores’ classic “Easy.”
Sigh. It’s that time of year. Ghostbar Dayclub is throwing its final beer-bong-and-piñata-fueled party of the season this Saturday, with Alie Layus and Mark Stylz on the decks. If you’ve missed out on the neon-tinted craziness that is GBDC, this is your last chance to get in on that action, at least until fall 2013. As they say, all good things ...