Ever since I started listening to dance music, I have been obsessed with traveling the world and seeing my favorite artists in the biggest clubs. (I also like seeing these same acts perform in smaller, more intimate settings. For instance, I saw Paul van Dyk and Above & Beyond here in the Circle City with only a few hundred people Talbott Street, one of the only places in Indy to hear good beats.) An easy way to see a lot of these incredible DJs is to take in a festival, like Electric Zoo. Last year it was two days of some of the biggest names in dance. This year, they are taking it to three days featuring the likes of Tiesto, David Guetta, and the world’s number 1 Armin van Buuren. But I can’t wait until Labor Day weekend… I need beats now.
Next weekend I am headed to Las Vegas for Memorial Day weekend. It appears that EVERY big name DJ will be joining me. Tiesto is in town. Guetta will be there. ATB, Fatboy Slim, Armin van Buuren… they are all in town. And most of them are performing at Marquee Las Vegas, a superclub located at The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas. This hotel and club are brand new; so new that I haven’t even seen them yet. And I go to Vegas every year!
Hitting the Decks
The cool thing about Marquee is they hit you at night, and during the day. There is a dayclub here that is also featuring some pretty killer names. Below is a list of all the DJs you can see next weekend at Marquee.
- Markus Schulz
- Roger Sanchez
- Above & Beyond
- Captain of Industry
- Fatboy Slim (DJ Set)
- Armin van Buuren
There are several other names that will be making an appearance. As a matter of fact, I had the chance to give away two free tickets to see Fatboy Slim on Sunday, May 29th. He will be performing at Marquee Dayclub.
I love Las Vegas, always have. I try to go a couple of times a year. I just need a weekend though. Much more than that in Sin City is bad for… well, my wallet! It’s true, you never leave Vegas a winner. This trip though, I am not focused on the tables but the beats. I can’t wait to dance the night (even the day) away with some of the best talent on the planet.
The DJ Booth
Earlier this year I had the chance to interview Chuckie, former resident at Marquee. He and I were chatting about the DJ booth and apparently they spent nearly $3 million on it. JUST for the DJ booth. The club itself isn’t huge, but apparently the DJ booth is unlike any other.
Benny Benassi calls Marquee the American Ibiza. That is a HUGE compliment, especially for a club that is so new to the scene. Dance music is not as big here in the States (don’t ask me why), but clubs like this are helping remedy that. I can’t wait to see Marquee. This is new Vegas… and I am glad to be able to see a club (a club that just opened on New Year’s Eve) in person. Come on people, let’s dance!
What are your plans this Memorial Day weekend?