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Photos: Grammy Award-winning DJ Afrojack makes his debut at Hakkasan


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Grammy-winning DJ Afrojack makes his debut at Hakkasan on Friday, March 21, 2014, in MGM Grand.

Afrojack Debuts at Hakkasan

Grammy-winning DJ Afrojack makes his debut at Hakkasan on Friday, March 21, 2014, in MGM Grand. Launch slideshow »

Afrojack Featuring Wrabel Ten Feet Tall

Grammy Award-winning Dutch DJ and producer Afrojack made his residency debut at Hakkasan on Friday night at MGM Grand. Arriving around 12:30 a.m. early Saturday, the 6-foot-10 Afrojack was led to the main stage, where the packed mega-club eagerly awaited his premiere.

About an hour later, the cheering died down as partygoers quieted to hear the kick-off of his high-energy set, which included fan-favorites “Take Over Control,” “Can’t Stop Me,” his No. 1 collaboration “Give Me Everything Tonight” and his new release, “Ten Feet Tall.”

Afrojack, who won a 2011 Grammy Award with David Guetta for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical, for Madonna’s “Revolver,” kept the crowd moving and surprised with the appearance of two male-contortionist performers, a first for Hakkasan.

Later in the evening, a dozen cocktail servers joined Afrojack in the DJ booth and presented him with a large bottle of bubbly, which he promptly uncorked atop the DJ booth and showered the late-night revelers, who danced below three large while A’s hanging from the ceiling.

Adding to Afrojack’s pulsating and pounding debut, Hakkasan unveiled two new LED screens on the suspended performance stage displaying mesmerizing graphics and lyrics, which greatly complemented Afrojack’s party premiere.

Earlier in the evening before Afrojack’s set, Hakkasan restaurant’s patrons included singer-songwriter Nick Jonas with friends (Jonas is a new uncle to brother Kevin’s baby girl). Jonas, 21, was dressed casually in a striped Polo shirt and fitted dark jeans, and the group enjoyed vegetarian dishes and signature cocktails.

Afrojack, who was previously a resident DJ at Wynn and Encore, talked his new album, Jared Leto, fashion, Katy Perry and “The Simpsons” before his debut at Hakkasan.

Thanks to Al Powers of Powers Imagery for his photo gallery of Afrojack.

Don Chareunsy is senior editor for arts and entertainment of the Las Vegas Sun.

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