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Steve Aoki pushes the party into overdrive at Wet Republic

Steve Aoki at Wet Republic’s grand opening weekend.
Aaron Garcia

It’s hard to imagine a DJ better suited for a rowdy Vegas dayclub than Steve Aoki. He capped Wet Republic’s grand-opening weekend with a funky, random, essentially Aoki set, a nonstop blast of fun energy that had everyone in the pool and out bouncing along with his beats.

But make no mistake, no one has more fun than Aoki. He tossed “Aoki’s Playhouse” tank tops to the crowd. He grabbed fellow Hakkasan Group resident DJ Borgeous and climbed to the edge of the booth to spray Champagne all over smiling Wet Republicans. He mixed Adele and Celine Dion with Fetty Wap and Calvin Harris. And he pulled a dancing dynamo out of the crowd to sing and rap and shout along with him, pushing the party into overdrive.

Nobody does a pool party like Aoki, and it was all over much too fast. Luckily, he’s back for the next two Saturdays at Wet Republic. Make plans to join him. Steve Aoki at Wet Republic at MGM Grand, April 9 & 16.

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