He’s only been playing Vegas clubs since November, but Chase B—known best as Travis Scott’s childhood friend and touring DJ—is one of the hottest names in the game, partially due to the many big-name celebrity parties and special events where he’s been spinning for years. Those gigs provided perfect training for the Strip’s club scene. “You’ve got all these random people coming through, special guests who are not hosting but paid to be there and people just showing up on their own. That has prepared me for pretty much anything,” says Chase, who plays Tao at Venetian Friday and Marquee Monday.
He’s never been more booked and busy than in the first few months of 2018, which has slowed his plans to produce his own music. But that’s still happening. “I’ve always been about taking a step back before I get in the studio,” he says. “I’m working on a debut EP that’s all my own production, and I have ideas from years that I haven’t had time to develop, but also my platform wasn’t as big as I wanted it to be.” Now, he’s got the spotlight whenever he’s ready to use it. “It’s more a headspace for me. Even being in Vegas, I wanted to have my own voice. I’m not trying to rush when it comes to music, but it will definitely be this summer.”
CHASE B April 13, 10:30 p.m., $18-$23, Tao at Venetian, 702-388-8588; April 16, 10:30 p.m., $18-$33. Marquee at Cosmopolitan, 702-333-9000.