Wednesday, July 4, 2012 | 10 a.m.
- Alesso's 21st Birthday Celebration
- July 9, 10 p.m., $30 men, $20 women, local ladies & industry free
- XS, 770-0097
It seems like you emerged overnight. How did it happen so fast?
I worked a lot with Sebastian Ingrosso. We met, like, 13, 14 months ago. I gave his father a CD at this coffee shop; he gave it to Seb; he loved it; and the next day, I’m with Seb in his studio and we hit it off. He said, “Let’s work together. I wanna release some of your records on our label.” And here we are now. Releasing all my records on his label and touring together.
How do you and Sebastian collaborate in the studio?
We have a lot of fun and we're very professional. We don't drink or party—we're very focused. Of course, we have a great time but we're like, okay let's f*ckin' do something great. Let's do something crazy and fun. Today melodic, next day more hardcore. Different every time, but it's great every time.
If you could form a Swedish House Mafia II around yourself, who else would be in the group?
Definitely Sebastian Ingrosso. I love Avicii; I love Axwell. Probably go with those guys because I love their music so much.
How do you describe the Swedish sound?
The Swedish sound has a lot of emotion. Sometimes it's very happy; sometimes it's very sad. But it has this special thing that you can't really touch, you can just feel it. Like its goes into your heart a lot of times, yeah, and that's ... a lot of chords, melodies, like a story, like a journey.
How was your experience at EDC?
It was f*ckin’ insane—one of the biggest things this year in terms of EDM. I saw Afrojack, Kaskade and Sebastian Ingrosso. ... But I can’t do much, because I’m 20. So I’m not allowed to drink, to party or anything. So I just mostly just stay at my hotel room producing music. So it’s not that fun, but it’s all right. [Laughs] I have a really good time when I DJ.
Encore is nearly a mirror image of the Wynn Las Vegas, from the brown glass exterior to the style and placement of the logo — and it's just as luxurious as the original. Some call Encore the younger, hipper sister of Wynn.
Located steps from Wynn Las Vegas, yet under the same roof, Encore's fanciful and intimate atmosphere is unlike anything anywhere, with an environment that is uniquely Wynn and distinctly Encore.
Steve Wynn spared no detail in his newest property when designing Encore. The casino floor is decorated in rich reds, browns and purples with mosaic butterflies embedded into the marble floors and fresh flowers greeting guests in the casino atrium.
Luxury doesn't end of the casino floor. Encore boasts 2,034 impeccable guest rooms and suites. The standard suites resort accommodations are 700 square feet with the larger suites measuring in at 5,800 square feet. Standard suites guest rooms feature plasma screen TVs, high-end bath products, spectacular views of the Strip, and also plush linens and mattresses, which can be purchased in the Encore store, in case you can't get enough.
Dining options include Chef Theo Schoenegger's fine Italian cuisine at Chef Theo Schoenegger's, Sinatra's and the pan-Asian café creations of Chef Jet Tila at Wazuzu.
Guests can also dine on steaks and chops at star Botero Steak. At Switch, Encore's French restaurant, the walls come to life mid-meal and your surroundings appear to change before your eyes. For decadent, hip Asian dining before or after a night at one of resort’s ultra-chic nightclubs, visit Andrea’s, the newest dining experience at Encore.
XS headlines Encore's nightlife and pool party scene while Danny Gans takes care of humor and entertainment. Encore also features two of the most celebrated nightlife experiences in Vegas, XS Nightclub and Surrender. Both feature main room dance floors that flow outside to pools, patio spaces and gaming areas.
When the temperature rises, don’t miss Encore Beach Club, the premier daylife destination that features three tiered pools and luxurious cabanas and bungalows with private infinity pools.
Encore Esplanade features 11 high-end retail stores, with brands like Hermes, Chanel, Loro Piana and Rock, and Republic Piaget luxury watches. The resort also has a Forbes Five-Star spa, a salon and an 18-hole, on-site golf course, which is adjacent to the Wynn.