Name of DJ: Afrojack
Name of Club: XS Nightclub
Location: Las Vegas
Ownership/Parent Company: Wynn Resorts
Square Footage: 40,000
It’s been a thrilling year for electronic dance artist, Afrojack, from winning a Grammy Award to being named “The World’s Next Top DJ” by Mixmag. Many of these monumental moments were celebrated at XS Las Vegas, surrounded by thousands of devoted fans that flocked to his residency throughout 2011.
In February, the Dutch DJ was recognized with every artist’s dream trophy at the Grammy Awards for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical, for his collaboration with David Guetta on Madonna's song "Revolver". Immediately following, Afrojack jetted off to Las Vegas for his second appearance at XS, where he was greeted by adoring fans, the entire venue staff and executive team, and the largest cake in XS history, shaped as a giant replica of his Grammy Award.
Memorable moments throughout the residency range from filming the music video for his hit collaboration with Steve Aoki, “No Beef”, an unprecedented set alongside dubstep phenomenon, Skrillex, over Memorial Day Weekend, and even celebrating his birthday and a No. 7 ranking on DJ Mag’s 2011 Top 100 list with an incredible set on Halloween.
Afrojack’s rise to fame as a producer has brought him a roll call of A-list champions – from Pete Tong to David Guetta, and Josh Wink to Fedde Le Grand, collaborating along the way with some of the world’s most respected producers and artists like Steve Aoki, Diplo, Kid Cudi, Pitbull and Black Eyed Peas.
With a peerless reputation, Afrojack’s signature style presents remix requests that most dance artists will only ever dream of. He’s also no stranger to the world’s biggest floors including Pacha Ibiza, Miami Ultra Music Festival and Electric Daisy Carnival.
His most recent single, “Take Over Control” featuring Eva Simons, is currently one of the hottest club anthems across the world, currently certified gold with more than 800,000 singles sold, and on track to reach a platinum level.
Respected by his colleagues for his production skills and loved by clubbers for his dance floor bombs and energetic performances, Afrojack is setting new standards in the industry.
Video footage of Afrojack at XS Las Vegas can be viewed at http://youtu.be/1Iuh6o3GPew.