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position to be successful," Cordova says. "But the ultimate goal is not to harbor artists like these only at Wynn but to introduce them to Las Vegas. Hopefully they will come more frequently." Trends come and go, but the avor on the dance oors at XS, Encore Beach Club and Intrigue has long been varied and inclusive, so much so that new musical discoveries are made by the DJs as much as the audience. In explain- ing his return this year to Wynn Nightlife, Dutch superstar Afrojack said spending time at XS has been instrumental in keeping him on top of trends and sparking creativity, and Big Boi—one half of legendary Southern hip-hop duo OutKast—created the deliciously clubby "Chocolate" for latest album Boomiverse based on his experiences as a Wynn resident last year. "That's that real Las Vegas sound right there," Big Boi said. "That song was de nitely in uenced by that residency. Being a DJ there helped me get the pulse of what people dig and what they want to dance to and sing to." Black Co ee made his rst-ever visit to Vegas in early December, to lock down his deal, but he's well-aware of the type of musical education that goes back and forth be- tween the artist and the audience at clubs and festivals and con- certs, and he's looking forward to learning and teaching at Wynn. "Growing as a DJ is con- stantly trying to learn to keep the sound on a certain level, but at that same time learning how to blend and appeal to a wider audience," he says. "There's so much that comes with it. You can't escape it." LWV C O V E R S T O RY WEEKLY | 01.11.18 NEW WYNN NIGHTLIFE RESIDENTS Afrojack (returning) Black Coffee Cheat Codes Galantis Jamie Jones Jauz Slushii Solomun Valentino Khan Eleanor Still/courtesy Wynn NIghtlife

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