In June 2006, I set out to break the Guinness World Record for the longest DJ set in history. The record was 84 hours set in February 2005 by British DJ, Genix. I intended to break this by a full 16 hours – taking the record to a new total of 100 hours live, continuous mixing.
In order to successfully claim the title and set a new, official record, I had to adhere to strict Guinness World Record (GWR) rules and regulations. To achieve the 100-hour target, and spend more than four days on my feet at the decks, without sleep, playing in the region of 1500 records back-to-back I needed to completely overhall my diet and lifestyle..
My set incorporated all genres of house music, from jazzy vocal to tribal, progressive and techno, as well as a selection of my own tracks. The attempt took place in a stunning "purpose built" nightclub, standing 5m high, in Federation Square, Melbourne.
I broke the Guinness World Record at 9pm on June the 15th and continued to DJ a further 3 hours taking the record to 87 hours.
The event was staged to raise funds for two Australian charities: The Big Issue, which enables homeless people to take steps towards getting off the street; and Challenge, which supports children living with cancer and other life threatening blood disorders.
If you would like to donate to either of these charities you can do by clicking the links to the right.
Thank you to everyone involved in the event and for supporting both me and the charities.