Scottsdale is increasingly becoming one of the premier entertainment destinations in the country. Contending with prime entertainment hubs in California and Nevada, Scottsdale continues to distinguish itself with a healthy, well-rounded balance of musical entertainment week after week. Every month, the central Valley boasts some of the best music events and club nights in the southwest. With a bustling local nightlife scene that continues to grow, Steve LeVine Entertainment & Public Relations takes an active role in helping produce and promote many of these events, and this past month was teeming with highlights. Let’s take a look:
Laidback Luke at Māyā Day + Nightclub:
Who better to kick off what’s shaping up to be a huge year in entertainment for the Valley than venerated DJ icon Laidback Luke? The veteran Dutch selector kicked off our 2017 circuit of shows on January 13th with a performance that brought the same level of unrelenting energy that Luke delivers at Ultra and Tomorrowland’s main stages to Māyā’s dancefloor. No stranger to the club’s main floor or it’s legendary pool, Laidback Luke returned to Māyā Day + Nightclub in rare form, and we expect it won’t be long until he returns again to pick back up exactly where he left off earlier this month.
Crankdat at Māyā Day + Nightclub:
Following an act of Laidback Luke’s legendary stature may seem daunting, but 19-year-old future bass phenom Crankdat stepped up and made his Māyā Day + Nightclub debut in graceful stride. Making his Scottsdale debut on January 20th, Crankdat brought a heavy-handed arsenal of dance floor demolishing remixes and originals with him, encouraging a night of unabashed head-banging from wall to wall inside Māyā. Crankdat, real-name Christian Smith, is a rising force to be reckoned with in the wave of emerging new dance artists breaking into the scene. Keep your eyes on the young beatmaker as he continues to pick up steam, chances are Māyā hasn’t seen the last of him.
Matoma at Māyā Day + Nightclub:
It has been a meteoric rise for Matoma since he emerged onto the scene only a few years ago. Championing the ever-popular tropical house genre, the Norwegian export has shaped his craft around a stellar debut LP that landed in 2015, as well as number of high-profile collaborations with the likes of Akon and Ja Rule to name a few. Initially making his Arizona debut late last year at W Scottsdale’s Wake Up Call Music Festival, it wasn’t long before Matoma’s infectious brand of breezing, buoyant house made a welcomed comeback in Scottsdale on January 27th.
What’s up next:
With 2017’s club shows now in rhythm, things will get into full swing in February as the Waste Management Open commences. The Birds Nest will host EDM heavyweights Kaskade and Steve Aoki early on this month, with club shows featuring Carnage, 3LAU, Quintino and more already announced for February. Keep tuned to our pages, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for more announcements, exclusive offers, and updates on all of our events.