Kaskade Announces Multi-year Residency at XS
Kaskade will return to Las Vegas for the second time in 2015 at Wynn’s award-winning nightclub XS on Friday, January 30, 2015.
“After five years, I’m excited to return to my old stomping grounds,” exclaimed Kaskade. “I cannot wait to share mind-blowing experiences with fans from all over the world at Wynn once again. This is a homecoming that no one will forget.”
Breaking down barriers and shattering records, Kaskade has created a career of milestones for himself and the industry: the first DJ from the United States to secure a Las Vegas residency, the first solo electronic dance artist to sell-out Barclays Center, as well as the first dance artist to sell-out Navy Pier and the Staples Center during his Freaks of Nature Tour deemed “the only successful national stadium tour undertaken by a solo ‘EDM’ artist” by Billboard. With his unique creative prowess, he’s created chart-topping remixes for everyone from Lana Del Ray to Beyonce, has appeared at all the major summer festivals and has headlined nearly 200 times a year for the last 10 years.
Most recently, Kaskade received his fourth Grammy nomination for Best Remixed Recording for his edit of Galantis’ “Smile.” Previously, his eighth studio album Atmosphere scored him his second and third Grammy nominations for Best Dance Recording and Best Dance/Electronica album. He received his first nomination for his double-album Fire & Ice, which debuted No. 1 on Billboard’s Dance/Electronic Album chart.
“Kaskade is one of the most iconic DJs of our time and was one of the first artists we put in the center of XS nightclub for an experience that had never been seen before in Las Vegas,” said Jesse Waits, managing partner of XS and Tryst nightclubs. “His original tracks capture his fans and audiences around the world, which come across in his DJ sets that, without fail, create an atmosphere full of energy night after night.”
“We brought Kaskade to Encore Beach Club for his first exclusive Las Vegas residency in 2010, which ignited the dayclub scene and kick-started the huge EDM phenomenon seen on the Strip today,” said Sean Christie, managing partner of Encore Beach Club and Surrender Nightclub. “His music and soulful persona sets a vibe in our venues that is totally unique to the scene and we look forward to another incredible summer.”
To keep the performances feeling current, the XS recently underwent a major technology upgrade that, ironically, is meant to tame the vibe a little. They’ll still have some of the flashy elements of a standard Las Vegas EDM show, such as pyro, LED lights, and digital screens, but the atmosphere will match Raddon’s sound, which is deeper than other Vegas staples like Tiesto and Hardwell. Waits and Christie added blue and purple mood lighting and a large white-draped golden arch to frame the stage projectors. Click here to see video of XS’s 10 million dollar renovation.