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Major League DJz claim to break world record with 75-hour-long set in South Africa

The amapiano producer and DJ duo hosted a "two-day-long" set at Balcony Mix Xperience

  • Words: Becky Buckle | Images: Dennis Eluyefa
  • 12 September 2022
Major League DJz claim to break world record with 75-hour-long set in South Africa

Major League DJz are claiming the world record for longest-ever DJ set by a duo — following a staggering 75-hour long stint from September 2 to September 4.

The amapiano legends achieved the feat during a Balcony Mix Xperience stream — a popular series kicked off during the pandemic, that invites some of the biggest names in African electronic music to play live on its balconies across Johannesburg.

With the mission to “take amapiano to the world” the producer/DJ duo whose real names are Bandile and Banele Mbere, spent 75 hours DJing for the likes of DJ Speedsta, rapper Tshego, Zakes Bantwini, Karyendasoul and EFF leader Julius Malema — who were all in attendance.

Read this next: How Major League DJz are powering the global amapiano movement

"I'm tired, but we are good," Bandile of Major League DJz told TshisaLIVE after their first night. "I love the energy of the crowd. The Major League Xperience is us giving back to our fans, especially the lovers of Balcony Mix.

"There are very select people here. Tickets were sold out for each day so it's amazing to see the turnout. People appreciate the culture we bring to them."

Whilst DJing they alternated between each other with moments they would play together as they said: “We are sharing sets with young upcoming artists, not just those who are known. We wanted to give back to the culture.

"The same way people gave back with me coming up, people like Euphonik, Black Coffee and others, so I have to give back to the culture as well give them a platform to grow.”

Read this next: A taste of South Africa: Watch Major League DJz throw an amapiano celebration

Despite the pair having played for 75 hours, the achievement is not an "official" record — due to no one from Guinness World Records being in attendance.

The World Record holder for the longest DJ set by an individual is currently Nigerian DJ Soul Yin, who played for a staggering 243 hours and 30 minutes in October 2021.

While DJ Obi completed a 240-hour marathon in 2016, despite suffering from "hallucinations" halfway through.

Watch the moment Major League DJz made it to 75 hours below.

Becky Buckle is Mixmag's Video and Editorial Assistant, follow her on Twitter

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