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Skrillex Hooks Up With Cirque Du Soleil For Vegas Residency

Cirque du Soleil is bringing their theatrics into the world of electronic music by holding court at LIGHT, a new club in Las Vegas that will host several EDM heavyweights, one of which is Skrillex.

The dubstep kingpin told Rolling Stone that he hopes to create a fresh environment in the new club, which opens

on April 26. ”The LIGHT Skrillex show is gonna be only in Vegas,” he said. “I want it be distinct to the LIGHT club because the configuration is so customizable, it”s fucking crazy. That”s the thing about the club, too: they can do anything, so it”s how you maximize the dynamic of a great show with all their fucking bells and whistles and all of their budgets and resources to do anything.”

While the space offers a plethora of design and visual ideas, Skrillex said his stage set won”t simply consist of Cirque du Soleil”s famed contortionists twisting about.

“It”s not about having acrobats for my set,” he said. “For me, personally, the objective is to have something based around your music and something you want to dance to, not something you want to stare at the whole time. But how do you make the environment completely immersive? I think that”s the goal for my show, at least.”

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