Clubs and festivals are slowly reopening in parts of the world. Reason enough for a new record attempt by the Dutch DJ School Alphen: 14 days of non-stop playing, which should result in a world record ‘DJ marathon’.
The clubs and festivals in the Netherlands were finally allowed to reopen after being closed for almost two years because of Covid. Anthony Donner and Amrish Raghosing wanted to celebrate this joyful fact by organizing. No better way to do than organizing a new world record attempt DJ marathon. More than 350 DJ’s – both Dutch and from abroad – will travel to the Dutch city of Alphen aan den Rijn. To make history together, or in their own words: ‘In the past two years the dance industry has been on lockdown, the initiators have reached out internationally with their DJ Marathons. They gave a stage to over 900 DJs. A gesture, to offer playtime during the corona crisis when all clubs were closed and no festivals were possible’.
The largest dance spectacle in the world; ADE (Amsterdam Dance Event) just ended. It was during this event the biggest and longest world record attempt DJ Marathon featuring alle genres started. During the still ongoing DJ-Marathon, DJ’s will perform live from DJ School Alphen in Alphen aan den Rijn. For 14 days, day and night. From Friday, October 15, 2021 at 18:00 until Friday, October 29 at least 20:00, 338+ hours of non-stop gigs by more than 350 DJ’s! The event was officially opened by Alphen aan den Rijn’s Alderman of Culture Erik van Zuylen. The first DJs to open the DJ-Marathon were none other than Darkraver and Ruthless. As an added bonus MC Big M will try to DJ non-stop for 48 hours or more during the record attempt, for a record of his own. The event can be followed live, worldwide online via www.djmarathonlive.com, Twitch DJ Marathon Live, dancetv.net and via Dutch TV on Ziggo via channel 605 and internationally via Roku, Amazon Firestick and DanceTV. For behind-the-scenes footage, check out the Instagram of @DutchHustlaz and @DJSchoolAlphen.
Photo at the top of this article taken by Sheila Smith – Wanyama Photo. Portrayed from left to right: Jelmer Smit, Wouter Kikstra, Amrish Raghosing, Anthony Donner and Vano Rodriguez