Around the Nightlife Scene - June 13, 2014

Project Los AngelesFamed Nightlife Club ‘Project London’ Opening Their Doors in LA with ‘Project Los Angeles’
One of London’s most exclusive nightlife venues, Project London, in conjunction with LA based Boulevard Nightlife Group, is proud to announce its next venture, Project Los Angeles. The highly anticipated concept promises an interactive social experience with an emphasis on friendly all-inclusive fun, wild, outlandish, yet mesmerizing plethora of avant garde performances. MORE>>

Blend the DJ InstituteLas Vegas' First DJ School Celebrates Grand Opening
Blend, The DJ Institute, celebrated its grand opening on May 31, 2014. The DJ Institute is the only one of its kind in Las Vegas, offering a wide range of DJ classes from beginner to advanced levels using the most current DJ equipment and software. At Blend you can master the finer points of beat-matching, mixing transitions, scratch mixing, a cappella mixing and turntablism techniques like scratch basics, freehand, cutting, stabs and transforming. MORE>>

EaterComing Attractions
Who remembers On Broadway? The space that held the longtime nightclub at 6th and Broadway (615 Broadway), which shuttered in 2012, is being reactivated. The new proprietors just launched a website, dubbed What's Up With That Club, designed to hype the club's debut; a first teaser video includes some time-lapse footage of the construction and the promise that the "Gaslamp will never be the same." MORE>>

Vegas SwimMore Dayclubs Wade Into Nightlife Waters
It was inevitable that as dayclub schedules expanded and temperatures climbed more nighttime pool parties would surface in Las Vegas. More importantly, the numbers don’t lie: On May 25, XS claimed 11,000 people entered its doors for Night Swim—which broke the venue’s attendance record set during last year’s Labor Day Weekend edition of the same event. MORE>>

Hakkasan Group, h.woodHakkasan Group Acquires Majority Stake in h.wood Group
Hakkasan Group, a global lifestyle company, announced the acquisition of The h.wood Group, Los Angeles’ leading nightlife and event production company. The deal positions Hakkasan Group as the majority stakeholder in all of The h.wood Group’s entities including its eventproduction company and premier nightlife venues Bootsy Bellows (Los Angeles and Aspen), Hooray Henry’s, THE NICE GUY, Blind Dragon and SHOREbar. MORE>>

Beyond WonderlandAbove & Beyond and Kaskade to Headline Beyond Wonderland
As the EDC Las Vegas countdown closes within a week and a half, Insomniac has dropped another bombshell to the west coast by announcing the headliners of it’s iconic Beyond Wonderland festival. Above & Beyond will be closing out the first night in late september and Kaskade will take the second. MORE>>

Drai's Beach Club & NightclubFive First Impressions From Drais Beach Club & Nightclub
1. That “wow factor”: Nightlife owner/operator Victor Drai claims he always gives clubbers at least one reason to drop their jaws upon entering his clubs, and on this writer’s visit, chins were slamming the floor at the top of the Drai’s Nightclub stairs. The only downside of that moment—that first sight of a new all-stops-pulled dance space, surrounded by LED screens and trumped only by the view of the exotic Beach Club (and Las Vegas Strip) dead ahead—was wondering if the rest of the night could match it. MORE>>

EDC PromInsomniac is Turning EDC Into Prom, Searching for a King and Queen
In rather strange news today, Insomniac Events announced that they are searching for this year’s “King and Queen” of EDC Las Vegas. “The King and Queen will uphold the values of EDC and spread love & good vibes to everyone in attendance. They will be treated like royalty, and will also receive an all-access pass, special costumes, and a spot at the head of the EDC parade! The contest is open to any headliners over the age of 21, and couples are especially encouraged to enter.” MORE>>

Mova Lounge ClosesMova Lounge Closes: Scout Beach and Brickell
On June 21, one of the Magic City's best gay clubs (and New Times' Best of Miami Reader's Poll finalists) will be closing its Brickell and South Beach locations, marking the end of "sexy bartenders and hot shot boys," and parties like Foreplay Fridays and Shout! Karaoke. MORE>>

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