World’s Longest DJ Set taking place in Italy amid lockdowns
If they succeed, the World’s Longest DJ Set will be dedicated to Italian health and medical personnel.
Amid COVID-19 lockdowns in Italy, Milan venue The Temple of Lost Future (ominous name, don’t you think) has brought together many DJs and the electronic music community at large in its effort to break the world record for the longest DJ set (which currently belongs to Nigeria’s DJ Obi and his 240-hour set.)
But now, the Temple of Lost Future is coming for that title, aiming to deliver 340 hours of live music streamed directly from the venue. They are also giving members of the electronic music community a platform to share their thoughts on coronavirus and the impact it has had on the scene.
If they are to succeed, the title will be dedicated to “Italian health and medical personnel who in these days are saving thousands of lives by enduring truly admirable physical and professional efforts.”
The Temple of Lost Future announced the event via Facebook, writing: “During the DJ set, Italian and international artists, promoters of cultural centres and clubs from all over the World will participate by telephone, telling how this virus has radically changed the lives and professions of everyone, each bearing their own testimony.
Some of the confirmed calls will involve Enrico Sangiuliano, Lele Sacchi, Nerone, Neill Landstrumm, Fabrizio Rat and many others, as well as promoters of cities such as Berlin, Paris, Amsterdam, London, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Sao Paolo, Miami, Minsk, Rome, Naples, Bologna and Bari.”
The record-breaking set attempt began on March 20 and is currently still taking place. If all goes to plan, it will conclude on April 3 at 12am, after 14 days and 4 hours (340hours). Hopefully, they are taking the necessary precautions with regards to sanitization.