Guinness World Records: World’s Smallest Nightclub
Sydney twins set GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for World’s Smallest Mobile Nightclub
The world’s smallest nightclub is here: ‘Doof Shed’ is 1.53m x 0.74m x 1.88m (for you Americans this approximately is 5 ft x 2.4 ft x 6.2). The project is the brainchild of Australian twins Harry Nathan Labrakis and Evangelos ‘Boonie’ Labrakis. As a result, the shed has officially been crowned the world’s “Smallest mobile nightclub” by GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS officials. Pretty neat, honestly!
Harry Nathan is recognized as a Sydney-based singer and producer. He works alongside twin brother Evangelos ‘Boonie’ Labrakis. The duo together has just offered a beacon of hope just as COVID dealt the final blow to the city’s club scene. The brothers repurposed a corrugated metal shed and named it the ‘Doof Shed’. Teamwork prevailed as the team turned it into a nightclub with a dancefloor that spans just 1.53m x 0.74m (5 ft x 2.4 ft). That’s quite the dance floor! I wonder how many people can fit in it! The Doof Shed is equipped with a Focal sound system, Pioneer DJ setup, intelligent lighting and a “Full Send” button, which activates a smoke machine, strobe, flashing lights and lasers to emulate the full-body, sensory club experience. Get ready for a private dance party!
About the Duo Who Created The World’s Smallest Nightclub
Harry Nathan is no stranger to the electronic music scene. In fact, over 100,000 monthly listeners have decided to give his tracks a spin! He specializes in electronic music and has recently signed to tastemaker labels Majestic Casual and Kitsuné Musique. He conceptualised the 1.5-meter club in order to provide one-on-one music experiences. But he didn’t complete this project alone! Harry worked with his father Evangelos Labrakis Sr. and twin brother Boonie, who is a fellow dance music enthusiast and aspiring music producer. This nightclub is a COVID-safe space AND it just so happened to fit within the parameters of setting a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the Smallest mobile nightclub (a record previously held by ‘Club 28’ in Rotherham, UK). What a great idea!
“Dance music culture continues to experience setbacks worldwide, with music festivals and nightclubs closing or being cancelled at a rapid rate. The landscape has become very difficult for promoters to schedule future events, running the risk of having their events cancelled last minute due to COVID restrictions or sudden government lockdowns.” says Harry.
Sydney recently relaxed their COVID restrictions.
As a result, the twins decided to open up the experience and exhibit the miniature club to the general public for one day. To enter, people entered into a ballot system for an opportunity to experience the unique venue, with all proceeds going to mental health charities to aid those who have been affected by the pandemic. What a neat experience!
“I never plan my performances, each set is unique to the individual; I connect my consciousness to the energy that each audience member brings into the space. The performance is not the artwork; the artwork is an intersubjective experience.” says Harry.
Then we’ve got his twin brother, Boonie. His music style and approach to performance differs from his brother’s. A car fanatic first and foremost, his forthcoming debut EP features real-life field recordings of his favourite cars:
“I love techno and I love cars, enough said. My DJ sets are pretty heavy, different to the downtempo or experimental stuff like my younger bro. Nightclubs for me are all about the doof, that’s why I named it the ‘Doof Shed’. When people enter the ballot they can choose who’s show they’d like to attend. You can bring your friends to my set too… our current record is 7 people!” says Boonie.
Visit doofshed.com and enter the ballot to experience “Doof Shed” in your city.
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