Pete Tong’s New Underground Las Vegas Party Isn’t Very Underground

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Anyone who knows anything about Las Vegas’ club scene will tell you that DJs are getting paid ridiculously high fees to play for audiences who probably care more about bottle service than music. Though he’s had his fair share of exploits in Sin City over the years, famed BBC Radio 1 DJ/serial entrepreneur/MBE Pete Tong returns to Las Vegas next month with his monthly All Gone Pete Tong party at LiFE Nightclub at SLS Las Vegas to be held at the venue’s Underground Sundays night.

Instead of booking the usual EDM suspects, Tong’s soiree will feature more “underground” talent such as Eric Prydz’s techno alias Cirez D (October 5), Seth Troxler (October 26) and Sasha (November 23).

According to a missive, production and design will be handled by Romain Pissenem from Ibiza’s iconic Ushuaia club, who also art directed Luciano’s Vagabundos events. Pissenem will be creating “a bespoke environment at LiFE, tailor-made to explore the edgier reaches of dance music.”

Obligatory press release gush from Tong: “LiFE allows underground dance music to flourish. It’s five years since Vegas caught the dance bug, the scene has grown and matured, it feels at a point where people are ready for something different. I’m looking to build a community and vibe that’s a little sexier and darker, not quite so polished.”

Will die-hard “underground” dance-music fans in Las Vegas gamble on Tong’s party and book one of LiFE Nightclub’s 70 VIP tables? I think we know the answer to that question.

Darren Ressler

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