Wynn Nightlife’s Art of the Wild pulled off something many never thought they’d see in Las Vegas. Guests experienced a weekend packed with stellar music and immersive decor, each day different from the last thanks to XS and Encore Beach Club undergoing a complete costume change daily. Dedicated house and techno lovers flocked to the desert oasis and rightfully so – while the drink prices and snaking lines may have invoked memories of iconic clubs around the world, the expertly curated lineup softened the blow. From the ethereal surroundings of the opening pool party to the eclectic talent of the closing club set, Art of the Wild set the mood and the enthusiastic crowd did the rest, bursting with energy and adoration.
The weekend had no shortage of moments worth mentioning but a special few will stick in our minds for many parties to come. Damian Lazarus’ mind bending Friday night set packed the dance floor as the red hot Circoloco vibes filled the air. The famed chaos of Elrow was in full force as confetti flew through the air and giraffes armed with inflatable hammers cruised around the dance floor. Typical Saturday, amirite? At Jamie Jones’ Paradise party, Nicole Moudaber took the crowd on an exploration of the darkest corners of techno til the house lights flipped on at 6am. To end the weekend Black Coffee blessed the club with his addictive signature sound.
According to Wynn Nightlife staff, the weekend was a successful one that welcomed thousands of attendees. The possibility of Art of the Wild becoming a yearly endeavor is music to the underground’s ears, providing a nice break in the sometimes monotonous revolving door of headliners found on the Las Vegas strip. Wynn Nightlife proved the underground does have a home in at least a couple venues and with success like this, who knows what other properties may try to follow suit.