Ross closing Vegas summer with style

Kidd Ross at the Encore Beach Club in Las Vegas
Kidd Ross at the Encore Beach Club in Las Vegas

A Wigan DJ will bring a summer of spinning the decks in Las Vegas to a close in style with more slots alongside dance music’s biggest names.

Kidd Ross, whose real name is Ross Davenport, has secured four high-profile September gigs at the Encore Beach Club (EBC) in the glamorous Nevada playground.

Kidd Ross

Kidd Ross

The latest shows mean he will once again be rubbing shoulders with some of the biggest names in clubland as he will play two closing sets for French superstar David Guetta, including one on September 24 which officially brings the season at EBC to an end.

He will also perform after dance music legend Skrillex and fellow top-flight DJ Grandtheft during September.

The four slots bring to an end a whirlwind summer for Ross which has seen his take on electronic music receive an official proclamation from the Mayor of Las Vegas and his performances attract thousands of fans to the same stage as the likes as Diplo and Alesso.

Ross said: “I was set to finish off my summer spot at EBC this month, but on my last trip I received the flyer and found I am set to play in September after David Guetta, Skrillex and then David Guetta again.

“The second time will be the last summer event for this year at EBC, which means me and David Guetta will close to the summer there.

“On my last trip in July I played after Zedd, Flosstradomaus and Kaskade and it was epic. Getting the September gigs means I will have done a full summer at EBC from start to finish.”

The two shows alongside Parisian DJ and producer Guetta are perhaps Ross’ highest-profile to date as the Frenchman is one of the most popular and acclaimed names on the dance scene.

Formerly named the number one DJ in the world by dance music fans, he recently achieved mainstream recognition when his song This One’s for You was chosen as the official track to the Euro 2016 football championships, with Guetta performing it at the tournament’s opening and closing ceremonies.

His albums and singles have both previously shot to the top of the UK charts and his live outings include tours with Rihanna and gigs at Twickenham Stadium.

However, Ross has not been fazed by the high-profile names on his bills and the bright lights of Las Vegas, earning rave reviews from US fans for the style of music he has named power house.

His music is a mixture of uplifting melodies, deep electro grooves and elements borrowed from trance music.

Ross chose EBC, which is famed for its enormous pool complex and is known as one of the gambling resort’s best places to party during daylight hours, to launch his song Eclipse earlier this year.

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