Las Vegas Gets Two Nightclubs in April: Light and Hakkasan


Las Vegas’ club scene continues to explode with Light at Mandalay Bay and Hakkasan announcing they will both open in April. Light, a state-of-the-art nightclub operated by Cirque du Soleil and The Light Group, will present resident Nicky Romero, Clockwork and Andy Caldwell on April 26, followed by resident Axwell with Hook N Sling on April 27. The club says it has “confirmed partnerships” with world-renowned DJs including Skrillex, Sebastian Ingrosso, Alesso, Baauer, Thomas Gold, A-Trak, Mat Zo, Otto Knows and many others.

Hakkasan, a five-level culinary/nightlife experience, will open its Las Vegas outpost on April 18 at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino. The club, which is sprawled out over 10,000 square feet on the fifth floor of a spectacular building, will also feature state-of-the-art design and technology , promising DJ talent including Tiësto, Calvin Harris, deadmau5, Steve Aoki, Bambi, Bingo Players, Bob Sinclar, Dada Life, Danny Avila, Fergie (DJ), Hardwell, Laidback Luke, Michael Woods, NERVO, Quintino, R3HAB and Tommy Trash.

The influx of nightclubs in Sin City will no doubt be a boon to DJs given that both clubs are well financed. But will both clubs’ deep pockets lead to a bidding war for DJ talent? We’ll find out soon enough.

Big Shot Guest Mix: Rebel Sonix

London trio Rebel Sonix — Larry Holcombe, Al Swettenham and Phil ‘G’ Guest — possess a diverse sound encompassing moombahton, moombahcore, dubstep, dancehall and drum ‘n’ bass. With releases on labels such as Eight Fx and Quantum, and high profile remixes of artists such as John B, the trio’s latest re-rub for Johnny Wore Black’s “Up In Flames” is notable in that the track features Megadeth’s David Ellefson on bass. On their 21-track Big Shot Guest Mix Rebel Sonix dip into their deep library, offering up their JWB remix and big tunes from Diplo, Iggy Azelea and Steve Aoki and Baauer. Download and enjoy.

Big Shot Guest Mix: Rebel Sonix
Mixed using Serato, Korg Monotron, Monotron Delay and iPhone Dub Siren

1. Urban Knights / “Jamaica to Miami” (Rebel Sonix Moombahton remix) (TopBillin)
2. Milo & Otis / “Siren (Just One)” (Free DL)
3. Diplo ft. Billy the Gent & Long Jawns / “Butters Theme” (Mad Decent)
4. Pete Jordan / “Cuzeyeneedat” (Rebel Sonix remix) (Bass=Win)
5. Rebel Sonix / “Druma 45” (CDR)
6. Rebel Sonix vs Geek Boy ft. Whiskey Pete / “Get On It” (Illeven:Eleven)
7. Iggy Azelea, Steve Aoiki / “Beat Down” (Ultra Music)
8. Diplo / “Set It Off” ft. Lazerdisk Party Sex (Mad Decent)
9. Sinden and Natalie Storm / “Wheel Up, Pull Up” (Grizzly)
10. Lady Chann ft Adiyam / “Darkness” (JWLS remix)/Vybz Kartel / “Bubble Hard” (Recreational Riot Records/TJ Records) (Rebel Sonix mashup)
11. Chan Dizzy / “21 Gun Salute” (So Shifty remix) (Free DL)
12. Crookers / “Bust Em Up” (Southern Fried)
13. Partysquad / “Go Down Low” + Iggy Azelea / “My World” (Partysquad remix) (Spinnin Records/Free DL) (Rebel Sonix mashup)
14. Partysquad amd Punish / “Pull Up 2012” (Spinnin Records)
15. Shlatzofbronx / “Chambucu” (Mad Decent)
16. Baauer / “Harlem Shake” (Jeffries)
17. Baauer / “Yeow” (Jeffries)
18. Benny Page & Zero G / “Stamina” / Dreadsquad and Lady Chann / “Money a dem god Acapella” (High Culture/Supafly)
19. Benny Page and Mr. Williamz / “Top Rank Skank” (High Culture)
20. Johhny Wore Black / “Up In Flames” (Rebel Sonix remix) (Dead Cherry)
21. Switchblade Disco / “Crucifiction” (Rogue Beatz)