XS and Tryst
The wunderkind is one of the youngest DJs on the nightclub’s monstrous roster of electronic dance music residents, and celebrated the monumental occasion surrounded by his best friends from Sweden as well as what Vegas is best known for: celebrities.
Alesso and his entourage of closest friends started their night dining at the launch of Botero Supper Club inside Encore where each guest was given complimentary Milk Chocolate Lollipop Bon Bons wishing Alesso a happy birthday just for the occasion.
Shortly after midnight, he was escorted into XS by Managing Partner Jesse Waits where the group was greeted by 30 model cocktail servers lining the club’s signature gold staircase onto the dance floor.
Warren Peace served as the opening DJ and made the announcement to welcome the birthday boy into the club as he was presented with a four-tiered gold cake created by celebrity bakery aficionado Gimme Some Sugar.
As they made their way down and into the club, more than 2,000 balloons reading “Happy Birthday Alesso” dropped onto the packed dance floor.
Once on stage, he was surrounded by familiar faces including fellow DJ Otto Knows, UFC icon Tito Ortiz, and adult film star Jenna Jameson. Alesso wasted no time getting behind the booth to show off his skills and DJ-ed until the early hours of the morning as confetti exploded onto the crowd all night.
Alesso’s rise to fame began at the age of 19 when he captured global attention through his remixes for Swedish House Mafia, David Guetta and Keane alongside his first major singles “Nillionaire” and “Raise Your Head.”
When he remixed Nadia Ali’s sixth hit single “Pressure,” his reputation as a rising talent exploded across the electronic dance music realm. His collaboration with mentor Sebastian Ingrosso, “Calling,” in 2011 was an instant club anthem throughout the world. He closed out the monumental year with a debut on DJ Mag’s Top 100 and was recognized by MTV as an EDM artist to watch in 2012.
“It has been an amazing experience to watch Alesso grow from a teenager into the DJ he is today with such a signature style offering incredible sounds,” said Jesse Waits, managing partner of XS and Tryst nightclubs. Photos credit: Danny Mahoney/XS Nightclub
Bill Cody is an entertainment, technology and luxury travel reporter in Las Vegas. He reports on celebrities, events, tech, food, Las Vegas and luxury travel.