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Photos: Kaskade makes his DJ debut at XS in Steve Wynn’s Encore

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DJ Kaskade debuts at XS on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, in Encore.

DJ Kaskade Debuts at XS

DJ Kaskade debuts at XS on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, in Encore. Launch slideshow »

Grammy Award-nominated producer and two-time America’s Best DJ winner Kaskade returned to Wynn and Encore properties Friday night with his first-ever set at XS in Steve Wynn’s Encore hotspot.

Kaskade, birth name Ryan Raddon, has been an EDM artist and in-demand DJ and producer for more than a decade. Encore Beach Club inaugurated Kaskade’s Las Vegas partnership in 2010, when he was one of the first DJs to sign a continuing residency, Kaskade Sundays.

Kaskade was right at home at XS, as he ditched his shoes and played until after 3 a.m. barefoot from behind the stage. Fans packed the dance floor; one proudly waved the German flag.

Kaskade returns to XS for Halloween and New Year’s Eve, and his fourth date will be announced soon. Thanks to Danny Mahoney of XS for his photo gallery.

Don Chareunsy is senior editor for arts and entertainment of the Las Vegas Sun.

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