DJ D-Miles gets around. Born and raised in LA, currently based in Las Vegas and constantly performing party-starting sets in San Diego, Austin, San Antonio, Washington, D.C., New Orleans and more—he’s also played England and France this year—he’s very aware of what’s new and hot and relevant. Especially in Las Vegas.
And yet he only recently discovered a true Vegas gem that has become a real-deal obsession. “For the last three months I’ve been absolutely stuck on Lotus of Siam,” he says of the legendary Thai food spot on Sahara Avenue east of the Strip. “I lived here almost 10 years and had no idea. How come I didn’t know about this place? Now I go almost every week, and I’ll be waiting in line having conversations with tourists who made reservations three months in advance. That food is amazing—I can’t get enough.”
What does he order at Lotus? Garlic prawns, spicy catfish with basil and curry, and pad see ew noodles. “Now I’m kind of on a mission to find [Las Vegas’] other word-of-mouth places,” D-Miles says.
He just happens to be a resident at some Vegas day and night spots that could also be characterized as word-of-mouth faves: Hyde Bellagio, where he spins during Infamous Wednesdays; and Bare Pool Lounge at Mirage, where he sets up for the weekly industry party on Mondays. You can also catch him regularly at 1 OAK at Mirage, Foundation Room at Mandalay Bay and this weekend at the Palms’ day-bash Ditch Fridays.
“This is my first time at Ditch Fridays, and I’m excited because I’ve partied there a bunch of times but never actually played,” he says. DJ D-Miles at Ditch Fridays at Palms Pool, August 19; at Infamous Wednesdays at Hyde Bellagio, August 24.