Grammy Award Nominee Skrillex Performs at XS Las Vegas 3 Year Anniversary Party

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Grammy Award Nominee Skrillex Performs at XS Las Vegas 3 Year Anniversary Party
Last night, the Las Vegas Strip was all abuzz for one event and one event only, the XS nightclub Three Year Anniversary party featuring Grammy Award nominee, Skrillex. The 40,000-square-foot venue was packed wall to wall with the city’s nightlife industry elite, dance music mega-fans, celebrities and close friends and partners of the club (Photo: © Erik Kabik/www.erikkabik.com)

Ronn Nicolli, Eric White, Brian Affronti, Jesse Waits, Skrillex, Yannick Mugnier, John Wood
Ronn Nicolli, Eric White, Brian Affronti, Jesse Waits, Skrillex, Yannick Mugnier, John Wood

Photo: © Erik Kabik/www.erikkabik.com.

Just before 1 am, the XS management team was presented with a massive cake, embellished in gold, the nightclub’s signature color, with an iconic number three as the cake topper. The group, consisting of Co-Owner and Managing Partner Jesse Waits, Director of Strategic Marketing Ronn Nicolli, General Manager Brian Affronti, General Manager Yannick Mugnier, Executive Director of VIP Services John Wood, and Assistant General Manager Eric White snapped a few photos to celebrate this significant moment in their careers.

Jesse Waits and Skrillex
Jesse Waits and Skrillex

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The team, which has been together since opening on New Year’s Eve 2009, were quickly joined by electronic dance music’s breakout star of the year, Skrillex, as he jumped in for some shots and posed taking a bite into the dessert.

Dennis Haskins and Skrillex
Dennis Haskins and Skrillex

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Skrillex immediately kicked off his set, leaping into the booth and launching with his recent revolutionary collaboration with The Doors, “Breakn’ A Sweat”. The dance floor was flooded with fists pumping, glow sticks waving, girls sitting on shoulders in attempt to grab a quality photo, the combination of which quickly started to resemble an ocean wave, going back and forth towards the superstar who acted as master of ceremonies, the clubgoers reacting to his every move, pulsating to his beats in unison.

Skrillex Performs at XS Las Vegas 3 Year Anniversary Party
Skrillex performs at XS Las Vegas 3 Year Anniversary Party

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Recognizable faces in the VIP area ranged from The Hills reality star Brody Jenner to Dennis Haskins, best known as Mr. Belding in Saved by the Bell. An unlikely duo, Haskins was spotted snapping photos on his phone of Skrillex and telling fans, “This guy is REALLY incredible!”

Skrillex performs at XS Las Vegas 3 Year Anniversary Party
Skrillex performs at XS Las Vegas 3 Year Anniversary Party

Photo: © Erik Kabik/www.erikkabik.com.

The celebration went well into the early hours of the morning with countless reasons for toasts and cheers. Since opening, XS has been continually recognized with awards and accolades including MTV News recently dubbing the venue as “Las Vegas’ dance music mecca.” Known as the top grossing nightclub in the country, XS has placed in the number one spot for the Nightclub & Bar Top 100 in both 2010 and 2011, based on annual revenue.

Skrillex performs at XS Las Vegas 3 Year Anniversary Party
Skrillex performs at XS Las Vegas 3 Year Anniversary Party

Photo: © Erik Kabik/www.erikkabik.com.

“The past year has been a monumental experience for XS, as we have launched into major partnerships with electronic music artists,” said Jesse Waits, co-owner and managing partner of XS and Tryst nightclubs. “As our venue celebrates continued success, we are more than thrilled to host our resident DJ and recent Grammy Award nominee, Skrillex, at this special night in XS history.”

Skrillex performs at XS Las Vegas 3 Year Anniversary Party
Skrillex performs at XS Las Vegas 3 Year Anniversary Party

Photo: © Erik Kabik/www.erikkabik.com.

Next week, Skrillex is off to the Grammy Awards to represent for arguably the most prestigious nomination for the genre in history, Best New Artist. He has also stacked up the most nods for dance music overall, adding nominations for “Best Dance Recording,” “Best Dancing/Electronica Album,” “Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical,” and “Best Short form Music Video” to his resume. Wrapping up a big year, he was recently named MTV’s No. 1 EDM Artist of 2011, thanks to his major club anthems such as “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites” and his remix of Benny Benassi’s “Cinema”.

Skrillex performs at XS Las Vegas 3 Year Anniversary Party
Skrillex performs at XS Las Vegas 3 Year Anniversary Party

Photo: © Erik Kabik/www.erikkabik.com.

Skrillex performs at XS Las Vegas 3 Year Anniversary Party
Skrillex performs at XS Las Vegas 3 Year Anniversary Party

Photo: © Erik Kabik/www.erikkabik.com.

Skrillex performs at XS Las Vegas 3 Year Anniversary Party
Skrillex performs at XS Las Vegas 3 Year Anniversary Party

Photo: © Erik Kabik/www.erikkabik.com.

Jesse Waits and Skrillex
Jesse Waits and Skrillex

Photo: © Erik Kabik/www.erikkabik.com.

Skrillex performs at XS Las Vegas 3 Year Anniversary Party
Skrillex performs at XS Las Vegas 3 Year Anniversary Party

Photo: © Erik Kabik/www.erikkabik.com.

Skrillex performs at XS Las Vegas 3 Year Anniversary Party
Skrillex performs at XS Las Vegas 3 Year Anniversary Party

Photo: © Erik Kabik/www.erikkabik.com.

Skrillex performs at XS Las Vegas 3 Year Anniversary Party
Skrillex performs at XS Las Vegas 3 Year Anniversary Party

Photo: © Erik Kabik/www.erikkabik.com.

Skrillex performs at XS Las Vegas 3 Year Anniversary Party
Skrillex performs at XS Las Vegas 3 Year Anniversary Party

Photo: © Erik Kabik/www.erikkabik.com.

Skrillex performs at XS Las Vegas 3 Year Anniversary Party
Skrillex performs at XS Las Vegas 3 Year Anniversary Party

Photo: © Erik Kabik/www.erikkabik.com.