Although the Covid-19 quarantine is taking the best of us, you’ve got to give props to the fact that it has probably also made us all the more creative.
According to the latest updates, an event called ‘Independance 2020’ pioneered by veteran DJ Jay Subramaniam (also the co-founder of Malaysia DJ Collective), started four days ago on August 21st and will continue to go on till August 31st.
The event is basically 124 DJs attempting to break the Malaysian Book of Records’ record by live streaming for up to 228 hours straight, with no breaks.
DJs from all around Malaysia-Ipoh, Penang, Malacca, Sabah and Sarawak, have been invited to showcase their sets which will include vast genres like house disco, trance, afro Latin, handbag house, hip hop, techno, progressive, Tamil, Dangdut and bhangra. The event will then end at 12 am on August 31st, as a way to welcome Malaysia’s 63rd independence.
Using the hashtag ‘DJs Jaga DJs’ (DJs looking out for DJs), the event was said to have received an overwhelming response and support from social media users and friends before it began.
With the entertainment industry facing so much turmoil, what with a global pandemic and all that, this was an effort put forth as a means for support and unity during this hard time, especially for local DJs who have lost their jobs.
A similar attempt by 3 Italian DJs was conducted earlier this year, while under quarantine, with a 336-hour stream from Milan. However, DJ Obi from Nigeria still holds the title in the Guinness Book of Records for longest DJ set-240 hours, 10 days nonstop.
More info about the event can be found on the event's Facebook page!