A new record has been set for the world’s smallest mobile nightclub.
Australian electronic artist Harry Nathan and his twin brother Boonie Labrakis scooped the new Guinness World Records title for their “Doof Shed”, a custom-built dancefloor measuring 1.53m x 0.74m. A repurposed corrugated metal shed, it's 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.
The title for the world's smallest mobile nightclub was previously held by Club 28 in Rotherham, England. Harry and Boonie said they created their own, COVID-safe nightclub as a way to provide hope and to do something “officially amazing” with dance culture during the global pandemic.
“Dance music culture continues to experience setbacks worldwide, with music festivals and nightclubs closing or being cancelled at a rapid rate,” says Harry. “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.”
Following the recent relaxing of Sydney's COVID restrictions, the twins have launched a ballot system for a chance to experience the Doof Shed, with all proceeds going to mental health charities to aid those affected by the pandemic.
Check out a recent TV news segment on the nightclub below.
The world's smallest nightclub has been erected in Sydney - a 1.5meter 'Doof Shed' which fits seven people.
— The Today Show (@TheTodayShow) June 16, 2021