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Salvatore Ganacci brings his infectious energy to town

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Salvatore Ganacci hits Intrigue on May 17 and 22.
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Quick, YouTube “Salvatore Ganacci Tomorrowland 2018.” Don’t worry, it’s worth it.

It won’t take much video viewing to see why the Bosnian-born DJ and producer is a perfect fit for the big summer parties at Strip day- and nightclubs, especially during EDC Week. Ganacci is the remedy for the stereotype of European EDM artists who take themselves very seriously, and his off-the-wall style and humor are on display in the new video for his tech house-ish track “Horse,” which captivated Skrillex enough to snag the song for his OWSLA imprint.

The 32-year-old Ganacci (real name: Emir Kobilić) is one of the newest residents on the Wynn Nightlife roster, and he’s ready to bring the energy to his Electric Daisy Carnival debut this weekend. Don’t worry, the fun will surely spill over to his two Intrigue shows, too.

How do you feel about your first club gigs at Wynn? It’s been great! I feel very welcomed by the guests and the whole team at Wynn. It’s fun to play for almost a completely new audience every time, and I can try out things that I wouldn’t normally do.

You’re known for firing up huge festival crowds. How different is the energy when you’re playing at a club? I love playing at clubs as well. That’s where I started out, and there’s always something special in playing a new song at a club and instantly seeing the reaction from the crowd in a more intimate environment.

When you’re creating new music, do you think about venues where that track could work? I definitely get a feeling when I’m finished with a new song where and for what crowd it can go down really well.

What is your expectation for EDC Week in Las Vegas, playing the festival’s Kinetic Field stage as well as Wynn? Nothing but pure madness. This is my first time at EDC, and I’m super excited! I’ve seen and heard so many good things about it. It’s a busy week and a lot of people are in town, so I’m looking forward to playing at Intrigue at Wynn the same night after EDC, too.

Is that shoe-car from the “Horse” video real? Can we get it to Las Vegas so you can drive it up the Strip? Well, right now it’s parked in Stockholm, because the airplane that was supposed to transport it to Las Vegas had a problem, so it couldn’t make it on that flight.

SALVATORE GANACCI May 17 & 22, 10 p.m., $35-$45. Intrigue, 702-770-7300.

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