7 Pretty Ridiculous Photos from Tiësto’s Birthday Weekend at Hakkasan Las Vegas

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A night out with close friends and family is usually how most people celebrate their birthday. But when you’re a millionaire baller DJ/producer like Tiësto — a guy who flies around the world in his private jet — you’ve got to roll a lot harder on your special day. Tiësto celebrated turning the big 4-5 this weekend by playing his residency at Hakkasan Las Vegas. At the stroke of midnight on Friday, Tiësto was treated to a massive fireworks display that illuminated the Sunset Strip. The birthday boy stood outside Hakkasan Las Vegas and posed for photos while fireworks light up the sky.

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Coincidentally, Friday was also Calvin Harris’ 30th birthday. Harris was presented with a cake and got to pose with one of the dancers from the club.

Calvin Harris_Birthday Cake_Hakkasan Nightclub

Tiësto received birthday wishes from a variety of celebs who were in attendance, including pop star Joe Jonas of Jonas Brothers fame. Joe looks like he was having a blast, but give him some credit for .wearing earplugs and protecting his moneymaker.

Joe Jonas and Tiesto_Hakkasan Las Vegas

Tiësto’s birthday party continued on Saturday night, and Joe Jonas returned with his brother Nick to whoop it up. Don’t they look like they’re having a blast?

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What’s a birthday party without a cake? Nothing! Tiësto was presented with a massive four-tier cake, and he held it up in the air like he’d just been presented with the Stanley Cup. Talk about an Instagram moment.

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When all was said and done, Tiësto put on his letterman jacket, a fashion staple every 45-year-old should have in their wardrobe, and proved once again that he had lived up to the motto emblazoned on his chest under his name: Work hard, play harder.

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We Have A Dream: 7 House Bootlegs In Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was one of the greatest orators of the 20th century. An activist who advocated equal rights and social justice in America, his rousing speeches in the ’60s continue to influence the world decades after his assassination. Over the years MLK’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech has found its way into club tracks and DJ sets, courtesy of mixmasters who share Dr. King’s dream of a world without racism. While the gold standard is undoubtedly Mr. Fingers’ “I Have A Dream,” which was released in 1986 by Chicago house legend Larry Heard, homages continue to surface.

In honor of Martin Luther King Day, we present seven bootlegs created by purveyors of underground music from all over the world. They are spreading Dr. King’s message across the dance floor, one beat at a time. Happy MLK day.

1. Paul Kalkbrenner vs Martin Luther King (DJ Fly Tox bootleg)
Paris’ DJ Fly Tox does a masterful job taking a groove from Germany’s Paul Kalkbrenner and syncing it with Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

2. “I Have A Dream” – Martin Luther King, Jr. – Stickman Tribute – Cleaned Mix
Berlin’s Stickman sculpts an understated downtempo track with bass, drums and pads, and melds it to the landmark speech made on August 28, 1963. Precise work was done on tying the vocal and track together, and it shows in the quality of this bootleg.

3. House Classic – Alex Finkin & Reverend P feat Dr Martin Luther King (Animal House Vocal)
Another offering from a Parisian producer which uses a simple ’90s style piano house to get the job done.

4. Martin Luther King – DJ Jorge Andre House Mix
Jorge Andre, a DJ and salsa instructor based in London, crafts an uptempo mix that gives you something for your mind, body and soul.

5. Arno Cost vs Harry Choo Choo vs Martin Luther King – Head Up\Keep Your Head Up\I Have A Dream
Here’s a big-room electro-house mashup that builds into the sample of Cherrelle’s ’80s classic “Saturday Love” reworked from Junior Jack’s “My Feeling” which soars into Dr. King’s speech.

6. Tsunami (Regi’s Martin Luther Tribute Edit)
Belgian DJ/producer/reality star Regi Martin offers a bootleg for the EDM masses.

7. Fold – We Must Speak (ft. Dr Martin Luther King Jr)
Leeds-based trip-hop quartet provide music with a message, blending samples and speeches with live instrumentation “to speak for the weak.”

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