The Vegas 2020 club life campaign really gets roaring with the fourth edition of Wynn Nightlife’s Art of the Wild, an eclectic and progressive dance party raging all weekend long at the luxury resorts’ two megaclubs. But it’s also launch time for another epic dayclub season on the Strip, so let’s focus on the (hopefully) sun-drenched day parties fueling AOTW at Encore Beach Club.
All Day I Dream (March 13, 11 a.m., $25-$35) started as a rooftop Brooklyn party nine years ago, founded by English DJ and producer Lee Burridge. The events have always incorporated his genre-spanning house sounds—and collaborations with such diverse artists as Bedouin, Double Touch, DSF, Lost Desert, Newman and more—while maintaining flexibility that fits into various venues, sunrise to sunset and to sunrise again. Burridge anchors Friday’s opening event with sets from Vancouver deep-house duo Bob Moses and French favorite Sébastien Léger, who just released the three-song Secret EP on the All Day I Dream label.
Meanwhile, the brand that has had the greatest impact on Wynn Nightlife’s daring shift to more European-style sounds in recent years has to be elrow. The Spanish-born legacy nightlife and entertainment company anchors the weekend with Saturday’s Enchanted Fowrest party at EBC (March 14, 11 a.m., $35-$55), which also marks the venue debut of new Wynn resident Chris Lake. The British house producer and Black Book Records label chief had been leading the EDM-flavored roster at Marquee, and his booming festival-ready tracks should create an intriguing mix with elrow’s over-the-top theatrics. It’s an all-U.K. lineup, with London’s Eliza Noble and Jennifer Skillman, aka Eli & Fur, and CamelPhat duo Dave Whelan and Mike Di Scala rounding out Saturday’s event.
Guy Gerber’s Rumors event caps AOTW Sunday night at XS, but Encore Beach Club rounds out its weekend with the Animale party (March 15, 11 a.m., $25-$35) starring Rüfüs du Sol, SG Lewis and Cassian. Aussie alt-dance trio Rüfüs just unveiled its 45-minute live concert film and album Live From Joshua Tree and is touring North America all spring and summer. British singer and songwriter Lewis will be taking to the decks at EBC, while Cassian, who worked with Rüfüs on its first album and tour, is coming off his biggest year yet, including a victorious Coachella performance. It’s a lot of talent to pack into one pool party, but that’s what AOTW is all about.
ART OF THE WILD March 13-15, $75-$125 for 3-day pass. XS Nightclub & Encore Beach Club, 702-770-0097.