xs to celebrate third anniversary with skrillex
XS, the nightclub at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, will celebrate its third anniversary with a special set by electronic dance music’s breakout star of the year, Skrillex, on Feb. 6.
“The past year has been a monumental experience for XS, as we have launched into major partnerships with electronic music artists,” says Jesse Waits, co-owner and managing partner of XS and Tryst nightclubs. “As our venue celebrates continued success, we are more than thrilled to host our resident DJ and recent Grammy Award nominee, Skrillex, at this special night in XS history.”
Skrillex describes his current sound as “a mix of dubstep, electro and glitch all thrown together,” which has garnered attention from fans and critics alike in the past year.
Most recently, the DJ made a breakthrough as the first electronic dance music artist to be nominated as “Best New Artist” at the Grammy Awards. He stacked up the most nods for the genre, adding nominations for “Best Dance Recording,” “Best Dancing/Electronica Album,” “Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical,” and “Best Short form Music Video” to his resume.
Recently named MTV's No. 1 EDM Artist of 2011, Skrillex has created major club anthems over the last year, such as “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites” and his remix of Benny Benassi’s “Cinema.”
Since opening, XS has been continually recognized with awards and accolades including being named the best place to dance by the New York Post to countless local “Best Of” lists. Known as the top grossing nightclub in the country, XS has placed in the No. 1 spot for the Nightclub & Bar Top 100 in both 2010 and 2011, based on annual revenue.
Table reservations are highly recommended (XS: 702-770-0097). Tickets for Skrillex are available for pre-purchase at wantickets.com. XS is open Friday through Monday from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m., located on The Esplanade at Encore. For more information, visit www.xslasvegas.com.