‘I woke up hallucinating after 4 or 5 days and had lost full control of my body…’
What’s the longest set you’ve ever seen? An open to close maybe? An extended 6/8 hour set? Even these can be difficult to keep dancing through at times. But Nigerian born, DJ Obi, has recently broken the world record for the World’s Longest DJ set, mixing for an incredible 229 hours. This works out as roughly 10 days straight…
He embarked on the challenge in order to promote his brand globally and dedicated the performance to his father, expressing his gratitude that ‘People came to support the love’ and stating that the effects of the set on his body had been intense:
‘I woke up hallucinating after 4 or 5 days and had lost full control of my body…I used the loss my father as an inspiration, constantly thinking to myself that my Dad was watching me and would be disappointed if I failed.’
He was permitted 2 hours per day for medical examinations and sleep, along with a short 5 minute break every hour. Other rules enforced were that someone had to be dancing to his music at all times and he was unable to repeat tracks within 4 hours of playing them. I dare say that he must’ve had a pretty extensive track collection.
Now that’s an extended set!!