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10 of the most iconic marathon DJ sets ever

Have you got the stamina?

  • Valerie Lee
  • 24 November 2017
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Dubfire’s longest solo 25-hour set at Sunwaves in 2017

Not to be outdone, two years after Marco Carola completed his record-breaking 2015 set at Sunwaves, Dubfire came in, guns blazing, for a 25-hour set at the same festival. He ended up snatching the crown for longest solo set in the festival’s history right off of Marco Carola’s noggin. According to his website, the only challenge that remains ahead of Dubfire in regards to Sunwaves is tINI and Bill Patrick’s 31-hour b2b set. Say, Marco, what are you up to next year…?

Danny Tenaglia's 30-hour final party set at Vinyl

Danny Tenaglia is what one might call an absolute champion of the marathon set. He made 12-hour sets his signature early on, prompting many a curious fan to ask - what's the longest set Danny has ever played? In an interview, he responded that the crown went to a 2004 set called the "closing forever" set for Vinyl, a now defunct club in New York City. "We said it would be a 24 hour marathon Sunday to Monday," Danny explained. "After 24 hours everyone said their goodbyes and all the customers left. We ended up staying three hours longer with just the staff. It got emotional, [and] I was playing music - not really DJing - but just playing songs and going out there and dancing and hugging. I wound up being in that room a little over 30 hours."

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