Haute Event: Kaskade Wins America’s Best DJ 2013; Ashanti Parties More at Tao, Lavo

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Kaskade on the red carpet at Marquee. Photos: Al Powers/Powers Imagery
Kaskade on the red carpet at Marquee. Photos: Al Powers/Powers Imagery

Actor Ed Westwick, best known for his role on the television drama “Gossip Girl,” was spotted partying to the sounds of Dash Berlin at Marquee Dayclub’s season closing party on Sunday afternoon. Both Westwick and Berlin were seen in Marquee beanies as the weather cooled down, and although it drizzled a bit, the party continued and the crowd raged on.

Sunday night, two-time America’s Best DJ winner Kaskade held a meet and greet with eager fans in The Library at Marquee Nightclub. He was announced onto the red carpet by the editor of DJ Times Magazine Jim Tremayne and the senior marketing manager of Pioneer David Arevalo. The three posed for several pictures and Kaskade took the time to shake every fan’s hand and sign memorabilia. In the main room of the nightclub, Seven Lions took to the decks and got the party started. Later that night, Tremayne and Arevalo hopped on stage to address the crowd and present Kaskade with a plaque as the winner of America’s Best DJ 2013 and a customized 24 karat gold Pioneer mixer. The packed house roared as the deejay accepted his newly earned title while thanking everyone for supporting him. Kaskade, known for his euphoric sound, is the first DJ to win the award twice and has done so in a span of just three years.

Sunday at Tao at the Venetina and Lavo at the Palazzo, R&B songstress Ashanti continued her birthday weekend with dinner at Tao Asian Bistro followed by a late night stop at Lavo Nightclub, where the club hosted her official celebration the previous evening. At Tao she was accompanied by family and friends and enjoyed a selection of house favorites including the coconut shrimp, stay of Chilean sea bass, wok sirloin and chicken fried rice. Later that night, the group headed to a VIP table at Lavo where the club kept the festivities going with a special birthday presentation featuring a storm of confetti showers for the singer. Afterward, Ashanti joined DJ Vice, who was also celebrating his birthday, in the DJ booth to surprised club goers with an impromptu performance of “Foolish” and “Happy.”

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