Splash around with Steve Aoki

The happy-fun DJ-producer Steve Aoki begins a new Wet Republic dayclub residency at the MGM on Sunday, and he promises it will be fun and silly.

He’s calling it “Aokify Splash Las Vegas” (last I checked), and there’s even an iPhone app for the pool party.

“I have an app called ‘Aokify,’ where you put all these little stickers all over pictures,” Aoki tells me.

Can he give us an example?

“You have your photo. Then you put a cartoon hat on, and glasses, then you’re throwing up a rainbow out of your mouth, while holding an alien and a water gun. It makes the pictures all crazy!”

Ha. Oh, that Steve Aoki is a fun guy, which is why we all love him.

Anyway, Sunday’s “Aokify” party will be like the app, but in real life.

“It’s all about making the party more fun, like wearing different glasses and hats, and accessories like boats and life rafts,” Aoki says.

Other DJ-producer highlights at clubs and dayclubs this weekend:


■ The new Light nightclub was supposed to open at Mandalay Bay with DJ-producer Nicky Romero, but the club opening has been postponed until Memorial Day weekend.

■ Avicii DJs at The Cosmopolitan’s Marquee nightclub.

■ Deadmau5 and Zen Freeman DJ at MGM’s Hakkasan nightclub.

■ Deniz Koyu DJs at Encore’s Surrender nightclub.

■ Chris Lake DJs at Wynn’s XS nightclub.

■ Miguel performs at Caesars’ Pure nightclub.

■ Keidy DJs at Marquee Dayclub.


■ Calvin Harris and Irish powerhouse Fergie DJ at MGM’s Wet Republic dayclub, then at Hakkasan nightclub.

■ Sander van Doorn DJs at Marquee.

■ Avicii DJs at Marquee Dayclub.

■ Nero DJs at Surrender.

■ Will.i.am DJs at Encore Beach Club.

■ Norman Doray DJs at XS.

■ Taboo DJs at Palms’ Moon nightclub.


■ Steve Aoki DJs at Wet Republic.

■ Laidback Luke and Tony Arzadon DJ at Hakkasan.

■ French duo Justice do a DJ set at Hard Rock Hotel’s Rehab dayclub.

■ Eric Prydz DJs at Encore Beach Club.


■ W&W DJ at Marquee

■ Lil Jon DJs at XS.


■ R3hab and Fergie DJ at Hakkasan.

Doug Elfman’s column appears on Page 3A in the main section on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. He also writes for Neon on Fridays. Email him at delfman@reviewjournal.com. He blogs at reviewjournal.com/elfman.