Photos / Recap: Laverne Cox at Liaison Nightclub & Iggy Azalea at Drai’s Beach Club Nightclub

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LAVERNE COX AND IGGY AZALEA TAKE OVER THE LAS
VEGAS STRIP

First Transgender Emmy-Nominated Actress Laverne Cox Opens First Gay
Club in a Casino – Liaison Nightclub at Bally’s Las Vegas – Before Partying at
Drai’s Nightclub at The Cromwell for Iggy Azalea’s Surprise Performance

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Last night (Saturday, Sept. 20), Drai’s nightlife group commanded all attention on Las Vegas Boulevard with two at-capacity events featuring history-making actress Laverne Cox and rap chanteuse Iggy Azalea.

Liaison Nightclub, the first gay nightclub in a casino, celebrated its official Grand Opening with Cox as the host. After walking the red carpet in a stunning kelly green Stephen Mikhail dress accentuated with lavish silver accessories and an Edie Parker clutch, the “Orange Is The New Black” actress joined nightlife impresario and club owner Victor Drai for a special ribbon cutting ceremony. Once guests were ushered into the 7,000 square foot nightclub, Cox took time to dance, take photos with fans and relish in the evening at her VIP table on stage next to the DJ booth. From open to close, the night at Liaison included uninterrupted partying.

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As the evening progressed, Drai’s Nightclub – located just across the street from Liaison and perched on the rooftop of The Cromwell – was revving up for a surprise performance from Iggy Azalea. Donning a black two-piece ensemble with sexy cutouts, metallic silver heels and her signature slicked back ponytail, Azalea walked onto the DJ booth stage for a two song set including her chart-topping hits “Bounce” and “Fancy.” The rapper strutted around the stage, keeping up with her dance crew and the vivacious audience despite having performed twice at the iHeart Radio Festival earlier that day.

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After Azalea’s performance, Cox joined in on the action at Drai’s following her Liaison Nightclub revelry. Cox and Azalea immediately hit it off and started chatting in the VIP booth, dancing and enjoying drinks together. After posing for some photos, the two powerhouse stars partied through the night at Drai’s with a sea of Las Vegas’ most dedicated nightlife fans.

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Liaison Nightclub, the game-changing LGBT nightlife venue created by Victor Drai and set on the Las Vegas Strip at Bally’s, is a 7,000 square foot nightclub featuring sexy dark finishes of gold and black. The opulent design showcases an abundance of mirrors and Venetian-style chandeliers and is intimate, yet large enough to provide the social experience that is a signature of Drai’s venues, Liaison offers two club rooms, two DJ’s, multiple bars, stage and plenty of space for surprise performances. Open Thursday-Sunday from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m., reservations can be made by calling the nightclub’s official reservations line at (702) 737-5225, or by email at reservations@liaisonlasvegas.com. For more information, visit www.LiaisonLasVegas.com, or visit the official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/LiaisonLV. You can also follow Liaison on Twitter at @LiaisonLV.

Drai’s Enterprises Launches After Hours Records on the Las Vegas Strip

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DRAI’S ENTERTAINMENT, TURN FIRST ARTISTS
& CAPITOL RECORDS ANNOUNCE THE FIRST
RECORDING LABEL BASED ON THE LAS VEGAS STRIP

360 Degree Service for After Hours EDM Artists:
Recording Contract, Venue Residency and Artist Development


 After Hours, the new record label from Drai’s Entertainment, Turn First Artists and Capitol Records will be the first recording label of-its-kind to be based on the iconic Las Vegas Strip, while drawing upon the three highly successful business models of its partners: Turn First’s hands-on management; A&R and elevation expertise; Capitol’s A&R, product marketing and industry skills and Drai’s world renowned venue prestige.

After Hours will offer a bespoke 360 degree service for their artist: a residency in one of Las Vegas’ most illustrious performance spaces, the new Drai’s Beach Club • Nightclub at The Cromwell Hotel & Casino, and access to a participating network of equally eminent venues, including Drai’s After Hours and Liaison Nightclub, alongside a recording contract, complete artist development and the very best A&R consultancy.

“With all of our clubs and venues open literally at the center of the Las Vegas Strip – Drai’s Beach Club • Nightclub, After Hours and Liaison – we are immersed in EDM culture,” states Victor Drai. “We have created the most spectacular venues to feature artists nightly in front of thousands of guests from around the globe. Having a record label is the next logical step for Drai’s Enterprises. We are looking forward to discovering and showcasing the next generation of music.”

The brand founders boast industry success stories as far back as the 1970s. Victor Drai is one of Las Vegas’ most enterprising individuals whose venues and ventures have consistently won critical acclaim along with their commercial success. Sarah Stennett, CEO of Turn First Artists, has the acute ability to identify talent at the earliest stages having developed the careers of Ellie Goulding, Iggy Azalea, Rita Ora, Jessie J and many more. Capitol Chairman & CEO Steve Barnett has revolutionized the repertoires, reputation and revenue of every label he has worked with, whilst Duncan King has an unrivalled record as a label manager having developed Deadmau5’s Mau5trap imprint before going on to work for AEI Media, the brand and content curator powerhouse behind UKF amongst others.

“We all share a unique vision to launch the first dance label on the strip in Vegas,” explains Sarah Stennett. “We have a unique platform to break and develop talented DJ producers. The artists who work with us will be developed with a unique opportunity to DJ as a resident at one of the most exciting clubs in the world. These artists will be able to release through a label that has the clout of a major and the bespoke services of a fast moving independent dance label. The core team is hugely ambitious and experienced and the infrastructure we have set up around the label will yield very significant early successes.”

With offices in Las Vegas, London, New York and Los Angeles, After Hours will enjoy a global viewpoint of the EDM sphere. The label offers the scale of a major but with the flexibility to react to fast-paced market requirements. Complete with full management team and a live network of award-winning venues across the US, After Hours will amplify the artists’ music and brand beyond conventional streams, strategically building DJs’ live careers on a global platform.


“All of us at Capitol are very excited about After Hours and our partnerships with Turn First Artists and Drai’s Entertainment,” Barnett elaborates. “With Drai’s providing our joint venture with an extraordinary, one-of-a-kind nightclub venue in Las Vegas, we have an exciting platform from which to accelerate the careers of artists in the EDM realm and share their talents with audiences around the world.”