After 6 previously broken world records, the organisers of the longest DJ marathons in the world have done even more; 128 DJ’s within the techno and tech-house genre have played music non-stop for 7 days, 24 hours a day at DJ School Alphen in Alphen aan den Rijn. A new world record has been broken by the initiators Amrish Raghosing and Anthony Donner.
They are the first party in the world to break so many world records in less than 4 months in both the dance and music industry. They have given almost 700 DJs a stage and reached 3.5 million viewers internationally with 4 DJ marathons, which lasted 31 days in total. And now they are back with a new record.
No bookings tx to COVID19
Without festivals, club nights, summer is already very long. Not only for partygoers who are at home now, but also for the DJ’s who are not in front of the audience and can practice the profession they love so much. Because of the corona virus, many DJ’s have had no bookings for months now and therefore (almost) no income – and that’s exactly why Raghosing and Donner decided that now was the time to take action.
Positive signals are nowadays more important than ever
In these dark days, they wanted to give a positive sound, keep DJ’s sharp and give them a stage together to continuously play music to radiate solidarity to the DJ and dance industry. Precisely by forming a unity, they have made a difference. And the partygoers? They enjoyed non-stop music for more than a month, from their living room, garden, car or room with all the wonderful tunes that the DJs have played for them. The initiators called on as many DJs as possible to show their fan base and the world that the Netherlands is the number one DJ country in the world, by spinning live for more than 30 days with a large group of DJs from home and abroad.
The complete team in action
The total of 4 DJ marathons got recorded by film cameras and were broadcasted live via the website www.djmarathonlive.nl and the Facebook page of DJ School Alphen. The triggers of this spectacle are Amrish Raghosing, who is himself a DJ/producer under the name Dutch Hustlaz and Anthony Donner, former editor-in-chief of DJ Mag, creator of the biggest DJ dance book in the world Dutch DJs; for which he has interviewed and photographed 300 well-known DJ’s and dance industry professionals and which is seen as a dance expert. The gentlemen are assisted by Pamela Schipper of Agency Wines & Bubbles and Jelmer Smit. They helped with the placement of DJ’s.
A summary of the world records that have been broken so far:
– Longest line-up in the world with 203 DJ’s.
– Longest DJ marathon in the world with 10 days of non-stop running with 201 DJs
– Longest harder styles DJ marathon in the world for 7 days non-stop
– Longest harder styles line-up in the world with 203 DJs
– World’s longest 7-day non-stop female DJ marathon
– Longest female line-up in the world with 137 DJ’anes
– World’s longest 7-day non-stop techno/tech house DJ marathon with 128 DJs.
The list is long
April 9th saw the start of the first DJ-marathon with DJ Jean and almost 4 months later DJ Noneoftheabove played as the very last DJ at the DJ-marathons. Known top DJ’s as well as young talent got a stage during these DJ-marathons like: The Darkraver, Jean, Adaro, DJ Maurice, Crypsis, Outsiders, Ruthless, Bass Modulators, Digital Punk, Malua, Deepack, Freestyle Maniacs, Dr. Rude, Jaydee, Re-Style, Dano, Bobby Burns, Amada, Adaro, Sandro Silva, Ruben Vitales, Mason, Maestro, Miss Monica, Moortje, Sneekes and 650 other DJs who have performed live from DJ School Alphen for a total of 31 days. The youngest male and female DJs were 11-year-old DJ Isis and DJ Kickstar.
We from HardstyleMag are curious about their next plans. We keep you posted.