Controlling some of the biggest parties in Las Vegas can be a high pressure situation, but it’s no problem for DJ E-Rock. When he’s not making us move during his Saturday-night residency at Light Nightclub, E-Rock might be playing to 60,000 fired-up football fans at Levi’s Stadium as the DJ for his hometown San Francisco 49ers.
“It’s an intense experience, because football is one of the most prideful games in the world,” he says. “Those fans are ready to be the 12th man if you give them the chance, and it’s make or break. If you play the wrong record and the team ends up losing, you might get some fingers pointed at you.”
The Bay Area open-format champion and radio stalwart—his longtime show now known as The Bassment is nationally syndicated and features appearances by some of the biggest names in the game—has been playing Vegas clubs for nearly a decade and couldn’t be happier with his current Strip home, not to mention the recent resurgence of his multi-genre style.
“It’s probably the best situation I’ve ever had in Las Vegas,” E-Rock says of his residencies at Light and Daylight, where he began in the fall. “Culture is everything there, and I really look forward to coming to work and coming to rock. I think it’s awesome that the open-format guy is able to be the rock star again. We haven’t had that since the days of DJ AM.” E-Rock (with T-Pain) at Light at Mandalay Bay, June 11.