DJ King's World Record
Hats off to Brazilian DJ King, who "broke the world record by DJing continuously for 120 hours and two minutes" on March 22nd, 2011.
Five days? That's insane. According to this article, he only went to the toilet 3 times, and didn't play any track twice! (According to this other article, his mix was 120 hours and 19 minutes, but I don't think it really matters.)
I can't even imagine listening to the radio continuously for five days with no sleep, in the same room, let alone DJing for all that time.
Also, I'm assuming - although I could be wrong - that it was one continuous mix. In any case, I hope it was recorded - someone should release it as a 120 album box set.
It's even more astounding that the record was previously held by Swiss DJ Cedric Barras, and was only beaten by two (or nineteen) minutes. How many people have attempted this record, and who would want to try to beat it now?
UPDATE (7th April): I just found out that DJ Allun Evans did a 142 hour set in June last year! Doesn't seem to be mentioned in the above articles, so I don't know what's going on here. Not sure how Guinness would have 'forgotten' that he did 24 hours more that DJ King, or if he lost on some technicality, or perhaps one of the above articles is wrong?
If anyone's got any more information, leave a comment or get in touch.