Calvin Harris at Encore Beach ClubNovember 17, 2011
Resident DJ of the Year Entry
Name of DJ: Calvin Harris
Name of Club: Encore Beach Club
Location: Las Vegas
Ownership/Parent Company: Wynn Las Vegas and Las Vegas Nightlife Group
Square Footage: 55,000
Sean Christie, co-owner and managing partner of Encore Beach Club and Surrender Nightclub, has a knack for recognizing talent. As a dominant force in Las Vegas’ electronic dance music craze, Christie and his team take pride in continuously presenting the top DJ talent from around the world, as well as tomorrow’s superstars. Encore Beach Club Resident DJ Calvin Harris is one such talent who is on the cusp of superstardom.
The Scottish artist, producer and remixer has had a huge year producing some of house music’s biggest tracks including “Awooga” and the electro house anthem “Bounce,” a collaboration with Kelis. He just landed his first number one Billboard single, the massive hit “We Found Love” with pop superstar Rhianna, making him the first Scot to reach No. 1 in the US Billboard Top 100 in almost 18 years. He is currently on a European fall tour with Rhianna.
In addition to his regular gigs at Encore Beach Club, Harris also enjoys high billing on the international EDM festival circuit, including the Electric Daisy Carnival and Electric Zoo. Already an institution in the United Kingdom, a considerable fan base swelled on this side of the pond this summer, and fans flooded Encore Beach Club to attend his DJ sets. He directly helped Encore Beach Club shatter records, out-performing the dayclub’s wildly successful inaugural 2010 season with business up 100% year over year.
Encore Beach Club is a fitting setting for the international music man as the opulent oasis, a 55,000-square-foot entertainment complex, is often compared with the upscale beach clubs found in celebrity playgrounds like Ibiza or Saint Bart’s. The high-end party atmosphere includes 40-foot palm trees surrounding three tiered pools, luxury cabanas and bungalows, and a sound system and custom DJ booth designed by award-winning John Lyons Systems.