Airbnb is offering a grime 'experience' around London
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Airbnb is now many people’s go-to app when spending time in a different city, not just for accommodation but also for the “experiences” it offers. The latest is the opportunity for tourists to dive head-first into London’s “world-famous music scene” with “Grime Scout”, where for £190 you’ll visit music venues around east London, “spot talent”, meet an (unnamed) grime producer, and end up in Dalston’s Visions. You’d be forgiven for clicking on this story and expecting the experience to include the likes of visiting Roman Road, or glancing up at the tower block which once held Heat FM. But for plenty of fans just hearing the genre or who know nothing about it, this will no doubt be a captivating alternative to the regular sight-seeing London tours. The experience is being hosted by a Slip Records artist and label scout, and promises what actually sounds like a very sick opportunity. “We’ll roam from bedroom studios with Grime producers showcasing the heaviest baselines to large suites with silky Rhythm and Blues vocals. I’ll pick the best studios and producers to match what is going on in London at the time of your visit,” the website says. To round the excursion off, those interested are told “we’ll scope out the best venue of the night and might just end up partying in the same spot as someone like Pharrell Williams, Ed Sheeran, or ASAP Rocky”. The experience has gained some very good reviews, with talk of people being taken to see the likes of Wretch 32, Bonkaz, and seeing parts of London they otherwise wouldn’t have.
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