Kaos Nightclub in Las Vegas Shutters After Wild 7-Month Ride

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Red Rock Resorts, owners of 100,000 square-foot Kaos dayclub and nightclub in Las Vegas, have shuttered the club just seven months after the Palms Hotel celebrated the venue’s extravagant grand opening.

The closure comes after the departure of Jon Gray, the vice president and general manager of the Palms, and cancelation of DJ Marshmello‘s $60 million residency.

The decision to shutter Kaos, which recently had a $690 million renovation and features artwork by Damien Hirst, came after a net loss of $26.8 million in the third quarter, down $51.9 million from the same period last year.

Michael Britt, senior vice president of government relations and corporate communications for Rock Resorts Inc., said in a statement: “This afternoon, Red Rock Resorts, Inc. announced the closing of Kaos dayclub and nightclub at the Palms Casino Resort, effective immediately. While Palms has experienced exceptional growth across both the gaming and non-gaming segments of the business, the expense side of the business has been challenging to date, due in large part to the entertainment and fixed cost structure associated with Kaos. Therefore, we have decided to take some time to reassess the programming and use of those venues going forward. In the interim, we intend to use the venues for private meeting space and special events, in addition to everyday resort pool operations.”

“It’s obvious that the nightclub environment in Vegas is extremely competitive. It doesn’t appear that the market has grown enough for the amount of supply in the market,” said Red Rock CEO Frank Fertitta III during a call to investors. “The cost of entertainment is excessively high, and we just made the decision to focus where the fish are and acknowledge that the nightclub business, at least at the Palms, was not working for us.”

The fate of the space is currently being decided. In the interim, it will reportedly used for events.

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Evans November 2019 Chart

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  1. Odd Oswald, Stephan Barnem – Follow You (KOMPAKT)
  2. Ditian – Broken Scenario (Exit Strategy)
  3. Âme – No War (Ry X Remix) (Innervisions)
  4. Sebastian Mullaert – Lightship 612 (Siamease)
  5. Fur Coat – Doppler Effect (Systematic Recordings)
  6. Evans – Futurism (Bedrock Records)
  7. Frankey & Sandrino – Mercury (Innervisions)
  8. Angelov – Retrida (Diynamic)
  9. Phunkadelica – Peniero Stupendo (Musumerci Remix) (Multinotes)
  10. Adriatique – Buchla’s Dreaming (Agents Of Time Remix) (Afterlife)

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See the First Playable Record Made From Recycled Ocean Plastic

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Cornwall, England-based Sharp’s Brewery, Mercury Music Prize nominated artist Nick Mulvey (a founding member of the band Portico Quartet), Keynvor and vinyl manufacturer Tangible Formats have teamed up to create the first record composed of recycled single-use plastic.

Titled “In the Anthropocene,” the 10-inch record is made from plastics found along the coastline of Cornwall. Sales of the physical record proceeds from digital streams will benefit Surfers Against Sewage, a UK-based organization working to save British coastlines from pollution.

Obligatory press release gush from Sharp’s Brewery’s James Nicholls: “Cornish culture is built around the ocean – whether that’s seafood, surfing or even our own Atlantic Ale. Last year, we helped the ocean enter the charts, under Keynvor – which means ‘Ocean’ in the Cornish language. I’m excited to say that today we’re really turning the tables on the music industry by releasing ‘In the Anthropocene’, with Nick Mulvey – by upcycling single-use plastic found on our beaches and turning it into playable ‘ocean vinyl.’”

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Obligatory press release gush from Nick Mulvey: “I’ve always loved the wildness of the Cornish coast and it feeds something deep in me every time I’m there. My music is about knowing who – or what – we are, right at the core. Aliveness itself, conscious. These times of urgent global crisis are demanding we re-examine ourselves and the world and raise ourselves to match the Earth, this wonder-organism from which we are not, and never have been, separate.”

Obligatory press release gush from Hugo Tagholm, CEO of Surfers Against Sewage: “We are excited to be partnering with Sharp’s Brewery again to raise vital funds to protect our coastlines from plastic pollution and other environmental hazards. Keynvor, as a musical artist, and the new ‘ocean vinyl’, which uses plastic pollution and turns it into something positive, is a powerful way to help us raise money and continue to spread our message.”

DJ 3000 November 2019 Chart

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  1. Waajeed – 32oz (Deviation)
  2. Detroit’s Filthiest – Shake & Bounce (Dirty Mix) (Motech)
  3. Floorplan – Dance Floor (Aus Music)
  4. Biz – Don’t Stop (Transmat)
  5. Frazi.er – On The Horizon (Motech)
  6. Martyn – Frozen Bread Snaps (3024)
  7. DJ 3000 – Outnumbered (Motech)
  8. Octave One – Detune (430 West)
  9. Ryan Elliot – Get To You (Faith Beat)
  10. Scan 7 – Trackmasta Hoop (Deep Trax)

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