Berlin is home to some of the best clubbing in the world, and a new Airbnb experience titled “Sew Your Own Bergh*** Clubbing Outfit” preps attendees on how to dress for the occasion, and more importantly, how to get into the most notoriously exclusive club in the city, if not the world.
“[Learning] basic sewing and clothing construction skills and how to develop a clubbing alter-ego. Are you a sporty goth princess or a diva dungeon master? A futuristic glitter gladiator or a bondage fairy? The vibrant Berlin club scene is the perfect place to be who you want to be, even just for a night.”
Couldn’t have said it better, Anna.
Light beverages, a sewing machine, fabric, and baked goods are all provided by the host for the experience, but the creativity to create the perfect outfit for a night out must stem from the attendee. Berghain has been the subject of documentaries, photo exhibits, and much more—so dressing to impress is clearly paramount.
Almost anywhere can prove be a creative recording space. Ever wonder what it was like to record in an Airbnb? Get a behind-the-scenes look on that experience in the new lyric video for San Holo‘s latest single “brighter days” featuring English vocalist Bipolar Sunshine. The video includes footage of San Holo’s instrumental/production elements in real time as well as some vocal takes from Sunshine, with an added retro filter for effect. Yet, at the end of the day, it’s really showcasing two friends just hanging out, having fun, and making music — a concept that’s often over-looked in the recording process. To give the video some context, San Holo had some remarks in its description,
“One of my favorite parts about writing album1 was being able to invite friends and all kinds of musicians over to my Airbnb at Vestal Avenue. Bipolar Sunshine was one of the people that stopped by. We wrote and recorded the whole song in two sessions.”
Look out for the Dutch producer’s upcoming record album1, which will be accompanied by an impending tour of the same name to cap off 2018.
Those traveling to Amsterdam might soon find the search for accommodations to be much more limited than in previous years, as the Dutch capital’s government begins to take measures against mass tourism in an attempt to improve the quality of residential life in the city.
Amsterdam’s government will begin by raising its tourist tax, an increase that will increase by €105 million each year by 2022. As taxes soar, the number of available short-term Airbnb rentals can be expected to decrease in the city’s tourist hubs, given the government’s movement towards a comprehensive ban of such rentals. Led by a coalition of four parties that collectively aspire to become the city’s ‘new government,’ the restrictions will also extend to beer bikes, Segways, and boat trips. Boats will newly be required to dock outside of city centre. All tour guides hosting boat tours outside of the red light district will also need to acquire a permit to do so.
‘We have to ensure the city stays liveable for all residents,’ GroenLinks green-left party member, Yvette Hofman said. ‘This is a subject that really matters to residents, who have felt under attack by increasing crowds, partly due to Airbnb and illegal hotels. They have complained they no longer know their neighbours and of [a tourist] monoculture in the centre. This is about balance.’
Amsterdam is a popular destination for dance music fans, who flock to the city for the capital’s famed Amsterdam Dance Event.