From London to Las Vegas: How the two nightlife scenes compare
London may be famous for its historic landmarks, the rain and the iconic red telephone booth, but for the electronic music junkie, the only thing that matters is the music scene. The capital is renowned for its house music, drawing in both DJs and fans from across the globe to be part of the sickest parties with the freshest lineups. From basement shindigs at The Nest to big nights out in Fabric, people are spoiled with a wealth of options for a rowdy night out on the town.
There are only a few cities in the world that are distinctly celebrated for house music or electronic music for that matter, most of which are located throughout Europe, compared to North America where genres like hip hop and country thrive. However, one city is quickly rising to the top as a new favourite destination for electronic producers, a place that happens to also be the world’s entertainment capital.
For a long time, the casinos largely dominated the Las Vegas party scene, but the latest generation of travelers have indicated a decreasing interest in gambling as they search for unique experiences that can’t be found on the gaming floor. The change was unexpected, coupled with the proliferation of online jackpots that offer big winnings, encouraged them to invest in other resources. After the first Sin City edition of Electric Daisy Carnival debuted in 2011, it was clear that electronic music was key to reviving Las Vegas.
Years and millions of dollars later, Vegas is now the ultimate playground for electronic music fans, whether their love lies in deep house or dubstep, trance or drum n bass. International producers have become household names in nightclubs, while up and coming DJs are often featured in outdoor festivals and smaller, low key venues. The pool parties may be crowded and the megaclubs may be extravagant and pretentious, but there’s no doubt that the music will be anything less than stellar, the same quality of electronic music you’d expect in the nightclubs in London.