Weekend Jump Off: Questlove Shares His Hakkasan Anniversary Set Playlist


After a hyper-popular pimped out first year, Hakkasan Las Vegas Restaurant and Nightclub, the five-level culinary and nightlife mecca at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, will host its highly anticipated anniversary celebration with a weekend of festivities.

The action-packed celebration kicked off with a souped up evening inside Hakkasan Restaurant hosted by VEGASMagazine, last night. The parties will continue all weekend with a plethora of performances at Hakkasan’s nightclub featuring Above & Beyond, Calvin Harris, Rev Run and Ruckus, Tiësto and Questlove.

Gear up for a whirlwind weekend with this Sin City special playlist from Questlove, detailing what tracks we can expects from his live set.

Questlove Breaks It Down By Decade:
1. Something from the 30’s like “Sing Sing Sing” by Benny Goodman
2. Something from the 40’s like “Beans and Cornbread” by Louis Jordan and his Tympani 5
3. Something from the 50’s like “Rock Around The Clock” by Bill Haley and the Comets
4. Something from the 60’s like “I Can’t Get No Satisfaction” by The Rolling Stones
5. Something from the 70’s like “Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough” by Michael Jackson
6. Something from the 80’s like “Genius of Love” by The Tom Tom Club
7. Something from the 90’s like “Gin and Juice” by Snoop Dogg
8. Something from the first decade of the new millennium like “Are You Gonna Be My Girl” by Jet
9. Something from the second decade of the new millennium like “Partition” by Beyoncé
10. And all stops in between. From hits to misses to TV shows, whatever the heavens dictate.

Hakkasan Las Vegas Restaurant and Nightclub’s Anniversary Lineup:

Friday, April 25
The weekend jumps into full-force as the main room welcomes resident DJ Calvin Harris for an unforgettable evening featuring the GRAMMY award-winning artist’s chart-topping hits including “Thinking about You” and “We Found Love,” among others. Meanwhile, third-level hideaway Ling Ling Club will welcome the energetic duo Rev Run and Ruckus for an open-format music set perfect for the special fete.

Saturday, April 26
Resident DJ, Tiësto will be on hand as the nightlife mecca continues its action-packed festivities. Fresh off the taping of his hit-single “Red Lights” music video inside the venue, Tiësto will captivate the crowd with the unique and energetic sound of his “Club Life” residency. Partygoers looking to experience the open-format sounds of the Ling Ling Club can expect to catch legendary DJ, Questlove as he keeps the beats dropping all night. The recently named ‘Coolest Person of 2013’ by TIME magazine, will have the crowd dancing into the early hours of the morning with an unforgettable set.

Sunday, April 27
The nightclub’s special weekend ends with a bang as UK dance music group Above & Beyond take over the DJ booth when they bring their famous sound to the main room. The group’s mesmerizing performance will keep the party going into the early hours of the morning as they play some of their most memorable hits including the recently released single “Hello.”

Tickets for Hakkasan’s anniversary celebration are on sale now and can be purchased by visiting hakkasanlv.com. The nightclub is open Thursday through Sunday from 10 p.m. until late. Guests must be 21 years of age or older. Cover charges and table reservations will vary.