There’s the catchy, almost reggae-ish “Phone Down,” with its playfully suggestive chorus sung by Emily Warren. There’s the big ’80s pop sound powering “Quit You,” featuring Tinashe. And most recently, Lost Kings dropped “Look at Us Now” with Ally Brooke from Fifth Harmony and A$AP Ferg, a summery festival anthem.
The producer and DJ duo of Rob Abisi and Nick Shanholtz are all about the positive vibes when creating original music, and you’ll hear it when Lost Kings returns to their Wynn Nightlife residency at Encore Beach Club this weekend.
“I think it just happens naturally. We try not to force anything,” Abisi says. “The music we’ve produced together is definitely influenced by Los Angeles and living on the West Coast, just sunny days and good vibes all the time. And I’m glad that emotion comes through, because we just want to make people feel good.”
Born in Boston and Baltimore, respectively, Abisi and Shanholtz have been thriving since they planted roots in LA, breaking through in 2014 with a huge remix of Disclosure’s “Latch” (featuring Sam Smith).
Continuing to tour steadily while releasing lots of new music is on the agenda. Out this month is “First Love” with singer Sabrina Carpenter.
They might be making the rounds, but Las Vegas remains a favorite place to play. “For us to play in that kind of atmosphere is the best we could ask for as DJs, and it’s huge for us to be a part of that roster at Wynn,” Shanholtz says. Lost Kings at Encore Beach Club, October 6; at Intrigue at Wynn, October 21.