Growing out of a residency at Studio 338 in Greenwich, England, ABODE Records has since hosted sold-out events like Abode In The Park in London, Abode on the Rock in Malta, and since 2018 a residency at Amnesia, ibiza. They've come a long way since their lowkey shows in a little London borough as ABODE begins new ventures beyond Europe.
While many house and techno heavyweights dominate the lineup, ABODE is all about bolstering the UK's brightest up-and-coming producers and DJs. Their parties typically brought in big names as secret special guests, leaning on the underground crowds to know what's good and rewarding that trust with great surprises.
Abode Las Vegas is the label's supreme curation of British and internationally renowned artists set in America's casino and entertainment hub. We can count on ABODE to continue providing a home for the best of house and techno.
Among ABODE's resident DJs on the bill are GW Harrison, Max Chapman, Ellie Cocks, Skream, Yousef, and East End Dubs. At Encore Beach Club, the weekend eases in with the night swim. Thursday starts strong with Claptone conjuring a house music masquerade.
Showcasing classic dance music sensibilities, ABODE's headliners include Fatboy Slim - aka Norman Cook - who holds the Guinness World Record for most top 40 hits under different aliases. He recounts the history of house, funk, and big beat through brilliant mixing and unsurpassed energy—a must-see for any dance music fan curious about how Fatboy Slim has set dancefloors aglow for decades.
Get ready for Friday's endurance run, starting at the Tao Beach Dayclub. Amid the club's Bali-inspired cabanas, Yousef's rhythms will set the pace. Manchester duo Solardo will close the afternoon with ecstatic tunes. Then ABODE takes over the massive Marquee Nightclub until the wee hours of the morning. Marquee boasts three rooms, seven bars, and a pool deck – the perfect place to spend the peak hours with Jamie Jones.
Back at Encore Beach Club, Saturday welcomes neon-tinged house icon Green Velvet as the weekend reaches yet another climax. A lover of a good bassline, Max Chapman, takes deep house to its limits. GW Harrison blesses us with three slots over the weekend. Australian groove genius Sonny Fodera will harness the power of tech house as demonstrated in his sold-out Printworks London show.
On Sunday, Ellie Cocks welcomes us back to the party with her second set of the weekend. Michael Bibi plays out his scenic electronic soundscapes. The London-based (or VibesVille, according to his Soundcloud) DJ uses tech house as the vehicle to paradise. Skream will close the night with his enthusiastic and eclectic touch behind the decks.
On Monday, catch Joel Corry as he rides on bouncy basslines and snappy vocals, filling our heads and hearts with simply infectious hits. From "Liquor Store" trips until it's time for "BED," the house producer's tunes are for staying lit all day and through the night.
Closing the festival is DJ EZ, whose two widely-shared Boiler Room sets are blessed collections of timeless Garage tracks. Abode is your next best bet to gather around the booth of this gifted selector.
South Las Vegas Blvd is Nevada's center for extraordinary attractions and eccentric people. The very middle of the Strip is home to a cluster of nightclubs made for unforgettable benders. The Wynn hotel overlooks a green golf club and its own cabana scenery. Pools as far as your sunglassed eyes can see. To cool off after a complete evening of moving and sweating, ABODE is also integrating nighttime swims.
The venues are adjacent or within blocks of the Wynn hotel. They feature high-tech sound and light systems in magnificent rooms. Las Vegas is full of modern architecture spanning wildly themed resorts and casinos.
Late April is an incredible time of year to visit Las Vegas when the Mojave desert heat is milder, but the house and techno scene is scorching. For fans coming from the west coast, it's a short trip, with flights to Las Vegas costing around $125 roundtrip.
What to Expect
In the most extensive experience to date by ABODE, this is an incredible chance for new and well-traveled techno tourists and house heads to explore the sprawl of clubs in Las Vegas. It falls ahead of the busiest times of year for tourism and saves you waiting for the rest of festival season to arrive.
Whether you're well versed or just getting into techno and house, here are the staple acts of the genres mixed with the UK's ascending artists. If you recently turned 21 and never been to Vegas, let this be your grand introduction. Though known as a resort city, Vegas is more than about big-ticket shows and casinos. Hitting up multiple venues over five days this way lets you experience unique dance floors without the gamble of set conflicts. But when the long weekend wraps, the city's got plenty more opulent clubs, musical residencies, and other wonderful reasons to extend your stay.
Hotel packages for four nights range from the Sahara room for $749 up to premium king Conrad rooms for $1049. Packages include pool parties, bottomless brunches, Superclub takeovers, and entry into all day and night parties. Early bird festival-only passes start at $249.
ABODE Las Vegas is bound to be a proper house and techno music summit, surveying the hottest superclubs that the city has to offer. North American event giant Pollen is presenting UK's Abode Records party to the Strip, and tickets are now available From Pollen.