It's time for a new blog from our blog series: Everything about Las Vegas, “The city that never sleeps”! In previous editions you could read various practical tips about gambling in Las Vegas, the history, the various activities that can be done there, but also nice and original tips and tricks about the hotels and restaurants in this overwhelming city. In addition to gambling, restaurants and all the special things you can do in Las Vegas, Las Vegas is also known for the world-famous DJs who visit the city and play in the exclusive night clubs that can be found in Las Vegas. Some DJs even call Las Vegas their part-time home! We show which DJs from the global top 100 can be found in Vegas and in which clubs they often play!
World famous DJs who often play in Las Vegas
NERVO (to be found in Hakkasan, Omnia, Jewel & Wet Republic)
The dj formation NERVO consists of the twin sisters Miriam and Olivia Nervo. They come from Australia and in addition to turning records together they also produce their own songs. They quickly became known through collaborations with David Guetta and Kelly Rowland. They are most often found in the Hakkasan nightclub that you can find in the MGM Grand Hotel.
W&W (can be found in the Marquee club)
Willem van Hanegem and Ward van der Harst together form a DJ and producer duo under the name W&W. Willem van Hanegem is the son of former footballer Willem van Hanegem. The men are both of Dutch descent. The men met in 2007 and decided to work together. Their music style is very recognizable and is actually a mix between trance, electro and progressive house. W&W is currently 14th in the top 100 DJs. One of their highest rated own songs is "Waves" and was the anthem of Tomorrowland 2014, which she produced together with Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike.
Steve Aoki (found in Hakkasan, Omnia, Jewel, Wet Republic)
The full name of Steve Aoki is Steve Aoki Hiroyuki and comes from Miami. He started his musical career not as a DJ but he founded his own record label, called Dim Mak Records. Here he first released mainly hardcore music but later it grew into a label for dance and electro music. Are in later career He started to play more and more himself and eventually released his music himself. Some well-known songs are: "No beef" and "I'm in the house". He often releases his music together with other artists such as Afrojack and NERVO. Steve Aoki is very often to be found in Las Vegas and plays in various night clubs.
Carl Cox (found in XS, Intrigue & Encore Beach Club)
This artist can be found at place 53 in the DJ top-100 and is a living legend in the music world. Since the British Carl Cox was ten years old, he spent all his pocket money on buying Soul & Funk records. He later came into contact with Acid House and broke through at a young age in London. Carl Cox was known as one of the best-paid DJs in the world. It is from 1962 and therefore belongs to the older generation of DJs. Because he was one of the first DJs in the world to work with three turntables at the same time, he is also called the "3-deck wizard". You can find Carl Cox at XS, Intrigue and Encore Beach Club.
Calvin Harris (to be found in Hakkasan, Omnia & Wet Republic)
At the time of writing, Calvin Harris is in 40th place in the world's top 100 DJs. With his debut single "Acceptable in the 80s" he broke through and released many different singles afterwards. Together with Rihanna he made the song "We found love" and this song was number 1 in the charts worldwide. A nice fact about Calvin Harris is that he used to prefer to play in a band as a singer. He had no DJ experience at all and would prefer not to stand alone on a stage. Of course, this is no longer the case and he plays worldwide for crowded night clubs and at major festivals.
Hardwell (Resident DJ of Hakkasan)
Robbert van de Corput, the real name of Hardwell, is known worldwide and born in Breda, where many famous Dutch DJs come from. Hardwell was primarily active in making dance hardstyle and house music. But he was also a master in remixing existing songs. The DJ is currently 3rd on the world ranking and broke through after he released the song “Zero 76” together with Tiesto in 2011. This referred to the key figure of Breda: 076. In 2014, he was named the world's best DJ for the second time. His music and fame have ensured that he is known as a resident DJ at Hakkasan. Hardwell is currently stopped for an unknown time, but there is a lot of speculation in Las Vegas about a comeback from this Dutch DJ.
Armin van Buuren (to be found in Hakkasan, Omnia & Wet Republic)
Armin van Buuren is seen as one of the more prominent DJs of our time and has been named the best DJ in the world five times. His fascination for music originated at an early age, partly because his father was a great music lover and also an avid music connoisseur. At the age of fourteen, Armin started making music himself and by producing crazy tracks he quickly became known. Due to his incredible worldwide achievements, Armin van Buuren has been named Officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau. He owed the award for his contribution to the promotion of Dutch dance music and for his contribution to the music economy at the top of the international dance scene.
Tiësto (to be found in Hakkasan, Omnia, Jewel & Wet Republic)
Tijs Michiel Verwest, the stage name of Tiësto is, just like Armin van Buuren, one of the more prominent Dutch DJs of our time. He has been voted best DJ in the world several times. Tiësto started to be career with running at student parties and drive-in shows. He started playing hardcore house, but soon switched to trance music. In the past, however, he did not believe that he could ever earn his money as a DJ. In the meantime, Tiësto has collected millions through his life as a DJ. Tiësto is also regularly found in Las Vegas. Just like all famous DJs regularly play at Hakkasan, he does this too. In addition, he can be found at various other night clubs and parties.
Martin Garrix (to be found at various exclusive parties in all popular Las Vegas nightclubs)
The number 1 DJ in the world: Martin Garrix (his real name is Martijn Gerard Garritsen) is definitely a much sought after name in Las Vegas. Martin Garrix was discovered by Tiësto and then his career gained momentum. Martix Garrix can be found in all famous clubs in Las Vegas and is currently planning a show at nightclub Omnia, located in the mega-resort Ceasars Palace.
In Las Vegas, every major, well-known DJ actually plays. In this article we have listed only a selection for you. Some of the DJs that will soon be available in Las Vegas include: Benny Benassi, The Chainsmokers, Diplo, DJ Chuckie, Tyga and Sam Feldt.