When Ultra Met Wynn: A Music marriage made in electronic heaven
“With their impressive line-up of resident DJs and truly world-class venues, Wynn Las Vegas has become the center of dance music in America,” says Patrick Moxey, Ultra Music founder and president. “This venture will bring the Wynn nightlife experience and EDM’s popularity into unprecedented new directions.”
The CD/digital series will be branded with the nightclub and day club venues at Wynn Las Vegas, including Encore Beach Club, Surrender, Tryst and XS nightclubs. The first compilation, which highlights the summer sounds at Encore Beach Club, will be released digitally worldwide in early June and available for purchase at the resort’s retail outlets. The collection features music from Wynn Resident DJs including Afrojack, Avicii, Calvin Harris, deadmau5, Lil Jon, Steve Aoki and is mixed by DJ Sidney Samson The second release will focus on the unparalleled energy at XS Nightclub and will be available on September 1.
“This is a truly exciting time for dance music in Las Vegas,” says Jonathan Shecter, director of original programming for the nightlife venues at Wynn Las Vegas and executive producer of the project. “Partnering with Ultra gives us tremendous reach in the genre, along with the power of their incredible repertoire.”
What venture would be complete with out heavily branded video? Ultra’s YouTube channel (currently has 1.6 billion hits), will broadcast live streaming Wynn venue-branded DJ sets. In addition, a weekly segment titled “The Wynn Nightlife Report,” a compilation series with DJ interviews, sets and exclusive insiders sneak peaks.