The entrance right above Drai’s Beachclub puts you smack in the middle of one of the most awe inspiring views in the city of Las Vegas, especially at noon when the sun is shining above it. With something this epic, good music has to be in accompaniment; the young and ambitious locals at MOMENTUS haven’t made a wrong call once, and their expert(apparently also sweet) taste brought two Dance Music communities together for the first edition of their Fun Dip day party series.


When Gary Richards is expected at a party, you should assume that the Shipfam will be in attendance behind him. This is especially the case when he’s the headlining act as Destructo for the first time in Vegas; pineapples were abound on shirts, tattoos, and in front of the decks alongside vodka shots to celebrate the occasion for the HARD CEO and his support, the almighty Ghastly.

The LA/Lavender Town native(with dreams of becoming Gengar) did plenty of slaying before his good buddy Destructo came to lay down his own chunk of G-house and dope beats. The two couldn’t resist a little back to back, throwing down a more intense succession as well as a heavy dose of metal when those in attendance were at their rowdiest. On the tail end of this, out came a world exclusive collaboration between Destructo and a certain Bay Area rapper you may know as E-40; reason enough to second guess yourself if you decide not to attend another Vegas set of his.

These two star producers weren’t the only big guns in attendance; Vegas’s local scene filled the club up as well. Opening up the floor with style were two residents of Artist Mafia, a label and collective grown right out of Sin City. Those who got in early enough were lucky enough to see Laissez Faire laying down nothing but bouncy hip hop beats to set the right tone for the afternoon.


Their good friends and powerful act in their own right MIICS hit the decks to appropriately turn the energy up with a driving 4 on the floor set, including their cheeky acoustic/dance bootleg of Eric Prydz “Opus.” Even by their own high standards the acts made for some killer sets; greater still was the sight of those traveling into the city shaking it just as furiously as those who were gung-ho about going from the moment the show was announced.


Since its new remodeled version opened a couple of short years ago alongside the Cromwell Hotel and Casino, Drai’s has been the hotspot for Electronic Music and Hip Hop. Though the venue hosted blockbuster acts like Makj and Eric Prydz and continues to bring in the high-profile names like Fat Joe and Future, it has become very open to cutting edge bookings like Mija, Zeds Dead, and Adventure Club. Destructo’s headline debut here came at a perfect time as the edgier sounds he brought with him brought together both atmospheres of music and went over without a hitch.


This faithful Sunday was a milestone in the movement to bring in a sound to the Vegas strip that’s just as high energy as it’s predecessors, but with more variety and less commercial value. The relation to everyone’s favorite candy as the name may have been a draw to MOMENTUS’s big debut pool party series, but we have a feeling all of the careful planning and stellar results are what clinched it as one worth talking about for the enormous crowd who attended.

If you’re in need of another fix, there’s bound to be more dipping involved soon. For now,  MOMENTUS has announced stellar lineups with Borgore on the bill for a daytime EDC week event at SLS, with a nighttime party that evening at The Foundry.


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