The world’s longest DJ marathon returns in 2021 with more DJs, more Playtime, and with this – a new attempt for a new world record. This list of artists is huge and the goal ambitios. Let’s check this out
In 2020 we reported about this marathon and the successful world record attempt. 7 Days and more than 168 hours and more than 203 DJ’s were impressive figures. With the enduring COVID19 pandemic, the organizers decided to return with an even bigger attempt. Amrish Raghosing and Anthony Donner present the 10 Days 24 hours bet.
MORE THAN 200 DJS LIVE
This is the official number of DJs, that will perform live non-stop for 10 days during the longest Harder Styles DJ Marathon Livestream in the world
The clubs and festivals in the Netherlands were allowed to open again after a period of 1.5 years, unfortunately this was only for a very short time. The organizers of festivals and events and DJs have had a challenging time with the closure due to the corona measures. To encourage the DJs and provide entertainment for the nightlife crowd, the title holders (Anthony Donner and Amrish Raghosing) of the longest DJ marathon for the Harder Styles (7 days of non-stop running) want to break their own world record with 10 days (240 hours in total) non-stop live performances with more than 200 DJs who come to the studio in DJ School Alphen in Alphen aan de Rijn in The Netherlands from both the Netherlands and abroad to participate.
LETS MAKE IT BIGGER AND LONGER
The title holders are now taking it bigger, longer and more exuberant! For 10 days there will be uninterrupted hardstyle, hardcore, freestyle and everything that fits the spectrum of the Harder Styles of dance music. From the most euphoric quieter hardstyle tracks and hardstyle classics to the hardest raw hardstyle and fastest up-tempo hardcore pounding tracks. The goal is to make a difference together by bringing a large group of DJs together to form a unit and to show that there is enough togetherness among the Harder Styles DJs. With this initiative, the DJs and we not only show that the Netherlands is the DJ country of the world and that the harder dance movements are immensely popular. Hardcore has so far been the largest sub-movement and originated in the Netherlands and the Dutch have made hardstyle great internationally.
The initiators are Anthony Donner, former editor-in-chief of DJ Mag NL and Amrish Raghosing, who is also a DJ under the name Dutch Hustlaz, and owner of DJ School Alphen. In addition, Anthony has published the largest DJ and dance book in the world: ‘Dutch DJs’ and he is working on the first book about hardstyle ‘This Is Hardstyle’. Together they will soon launch the first DJ award for Dutch DJs, the Dutch Priority Awards. Jelmer Smit (also a DJ student at DJ school Alphen) is responsible for the planning and various hosting from organizations and music labels. In total there are 14 different hostings, from event organizations HardClassics (Free2Party) to True Survivorz (event in the fight against cancer) to Harder Kan Toch Niet and various music labels. They will make this a groundbreaking spectacle with the help of Wouter Kikstra from Wout Events, he will be responsible for the camera registration and production; there will be lasers, fog machines, moving heads and confetti cannons. The production is filmed with a total of 10 cameras. This 10-day spectacle is held in the most talked-about DJ School in the Netherlands; DJ School Alphen.
MORE ATTEMPTS MORE RECORDS
When the corona crisis hit, Anthony and Amrish were the first party in the Netherlands to organize the largest DJ marathons a total of 4 times, in which a total of 669 DJs participated: The longest DJ marathon of 10 days with 201 DJs in different genres, the longest 7 days Harder Styles DJ marathon with 203 DJs, the longest 7 days Female DJ marathon with 137 DJ’anes (term for female DJs) and the Techno/Techhouse DJ marathon with 128 DJs. With this they have broken a total of 7 different world records. The DJs have played non-stop for 31 days (744 hours) in these 4 previous DJ marathons.
LIVE ON TV
The go-ahead of the 10 days DJ marathon will be released on Thursday, July 29 at 8 PM (CET) DJ/Producer Frontliner kicks off the DJ marathon first, Adaro, Digital Punk, Crypsis, The Pitcher, Geck-O and Jason Payne then take over with MC Da Syndrome behind the microphone. The Harder Styles DJ Marathon will end on August 8 at 8 PM (CET). The world’s longest Harder Styles DJ Marathon has a duration of 10 days, there will be more than 240 hours of music played day and night 24/7 by DJs from Dutch and foreign soil. From the biggest DJs from the Harder Styles scene to upcoming talent from young to old. The event will be recorded by film cameras so that interested parties from all over the world can watch live online via www.djmarathonlive.com and via Dutch TV on Ziggo via channel 605; where the most popular DJs will be featured.
The following DJs will perform during the Harder Styles DJ Marathon: Frontliner, Ran-D, Adaro, Villain, Digital Punk, Crypsis, The Pitcher, Da Syndrome, Dr. Rude, The Darkraver, Deepack, Freestyle Maniacs, Outsiders, Kronos, Sub Sonik, Akira and 230 other Harder Styles DJs.
Like last year, we are still happy when someone can create good news around the scene. We admire the effort and the energy that gets invested here – and we are more than confident, that they will again succeed in the end.