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Exclusive interview: Hakkasan's featured artists Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano

After an impressive performance in January at the legendary Hakkasan Las Vegas, the world-renowned DJ duo known as Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano will return tonight February 13 to deliver another outstanding performance of exclusive house music.

Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano at Hakkasan Feb.13
Hakkasan LV

Most commonly known for their 2013 compilation with Nicky Romero, “S.O.T.U.,” Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano have spanned the globe delivering their unique, refreshing sound and amassing an impressive following of fans at each venue they perform. Ready to release their newest single, “Circus”on Feb. 24, fans will have an opportunity tonight to experience this duo's talent as they feature some of the newest music about to be released this coming year. (Tickets for tonight's event can be purchased here.)

Boasting an impeccable 2014 line-up of featured artists, Hakkasan Las Vegas has also welcomed the debut of world-renowned artists Above & Beyond and will welcome W&W to its decks on Thursday, Feb. 27. Hakkasan's 2014 line-up also features returning performers: Tiësto, Calvin Harris, Steve Aoki, Danny Avila, Bingo Players, Dada Life, Mark Eteson, Fergie (DJ), Hardwell, NERVO, R3hab, Eva Shaw (formerly known as Bambi) and Michael Woods to its prestigious venue.

The Electronic Dance Music Examiner had the esteemed opportunity to touch-base with Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano prior to their upcoming performance this evening. Please see below what they had to say about becoming Hakkasan's newest featured artists. For more information on the DJ duo, please see the following links to receive the their upcoming tour schedule and releases.


Hakkasan has become the destination for electronic dance music by consistently featuring some of the most desirable EDM artists in the world. For reservations and more information about Hakkasan's upcoming line-up, please visit its official web-page at

Hakkasan Las Vegas:

  • Venues: Hakkasan Nightclub
  • Address: MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas NV
  • Hours: Thursday – Sunday 10 p.m. – late
  • Phone: 702.891.3838

Being that you are new residents to Hakkasan Las Vegas this year, what has been your experience performing there? Is there anything that makes the venue special or unique to you both?

We played at Hakkasan last month for our very first time. It was amazing!!! The energy from the crowd, the sound-system everything was just perfect. I think this club just fits us perfectly as DJs. Very honored to be new residents!"

Unfortunately, I won't be able to check-out your performance on Thursday, Feb. 13. However, what should fans expect when they come out to see you live?

A sexy energetic vibe and lots of new music!"

What do you think is the best part about being resident DJs in Las Vegas? Is there anything that sets the crowd apart from where you've performed in the past?

Yes, Vegas is just different from every other city in the world, a very special place. Everybody is ready to party and enjoys every minute to be there!"

What new music and projects have you been working on? Can you share any upcoming tracks that are going to be released this year?

We're very excited about our upcoming track 'Circus' on Tiesto's label Musical Freedom."

Having invested now so many years in the industry, how do you both stay inspired? Is there anyone or anything that inspires you to perform and make great music?

We listen to a lot of different genres of music. That is what inspires us in the studio, creating new sounds. As a duo, you keep each other motivated and focused. So I think we also inspire each other."

What appealed the two of you to become a DJ duo, rather than work on solo careers?

We've always performed as a duo, and we still love every minute of it."

As you continue to grow exponentially in popularity, are there any aspirations you have that you have not yet achieved? Where do you both see yourself in the future as artists?

We would love to work with some big artists in the future. We just got our new studio... so who knows who's joining us soon!"

Author's Twitter: @EDMunplugged

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