When your regular headliner ranges from The Chainsmokers to Diplo to Marshmello, it’s not easy to make one particular weekend stand out. That’s why Wynn Nightlife has been developing this weekend’s Art of the Wild lineup for over a year. The gentle lean toward house music and incorporation of new, international artists comes to its climax now at Encore Beach Club and XS Nightclub. Can three days and nights in Vegas club life create a paradigm shift? Let’s find out.
ALL DAY I DREAM
Tech house DJ Lee Burridge has been taking his Brooklyn-born party on its biggest tour yet this year, hitting 15 countries, including first-time stops in Iceland and Turkey. Now he brings those ever-fresh soundscapes to Las Vegas with guest sets from Vancouver alt-dance duo Bob Moses and DJ, director and designer Hoj Jomehri. October 5, 11 a.m., $20-$30, Encore Beach Club.
Blending the Ibiza scene into the Strip has been an essential theme in Wynn’s recent movement, so it only makes sense that one of the island’s most sought- after brands is making its mark during Art of the Wild. This party stars experimental British DJ Damian Lazarus; techno producer, radio host and super-vegan Chris Liebing; Danish house-reggae-funk artist Kölsch; and Glasgow’s rising party star Denis Sulta. October 5, 11 p.m., $25-$45, XS.
RÜFÜS DU SOL
The Australian trio played EDC 2017 and launched a residency at Encore Beach Club in June, and the act’s spontaneous creativity on the decks fits the weekend’s vibe perfectly. San Francisco melodic techno DJ Luttrell opens. October 5, 11 p.m., $20-$30, Encore Beach Club.
The unofficial highlight of Art of the Wild is the West Coast debut of Barcelona’s elrow Family, presenting the brand’s beloved, Brazilian-themed Sambowdromo Do Brasil party at Encore Beach Club. This colorful, colossal marathon might be the one club event you need to catch thisyear, with music from German techno DJ Claptone, Australia’s rowdy Fisher, elrow mainstay Toni Varga and deep house/progressive DJ Bastian Bux. October 6, noon, $45-$85, Encore Beach Club.
Jamie Jones’ Ibiza-based Paradise party was essentially Wynn’s test run, bringing an explosive midweek Halloween party to XS last year. He returned to Encore during EDC Week and now brings burgeoning U.K. tech-house star Patrick Topping and deep house favorite Nicole Moudaber, also a promoter, label founder and prolific producer, for the biggest Paradise Las Vegas session yet ... at least until Halloween 2018. October 6, 11 p.m., $25-$45, XS.
Deep house producer Guy Gerber's Rumors brand started as an underground event in 2014 and has been shaking things up ever since. The Vegas version adds New Yorker Danny Tenaglia, Miami cultural curator Behrouz, breakthrough LA DJ Lauren Lane and Tel Aviv electronic force Sahar Z. October 7, noon, $20-$30, Encore Beach Club.
South African artist Black Coffee was arguably the most exciting new-to-Vegas DJ this year. To cap Art of the Wild, he teams up with Wynn resident DJ and Off-White fashion house founder Virgil Abloh for the first time in the U.S. October 7, 11 p.m., $20-$30, XS.
ART OF THE WILD October 5-7, wynnsocial.com/artofthewild.