Wouter de Vink
By Wouter de Vink

After breaking two world records within all electronic dance music styles, DJ’s are ready to set a new record: on Thursday May 14th, more than 150 harder styles DJs will play non-stop for 7 days at Alphen aan den Rijn’s DJ School.

Recently, Amrish Raghosing and Anthony Donner have organized the longest DJ marathon in the world, with 201 Dutch DJ’s playing records for 10 days, non-stop. They broke two world records, for the longest DJ marathon with 240 hours of music, and the biggest amount of DJ’s with 201. That definitely tastes like more, which is exactly why they’ll kick off the longest DJ marathon in the harder styles this Thursday.

Dance music has and always will unite people, especially now. In this challenging time of the Corona crisis in which DJ’s find themselves unable to perform, it’s time to make an impact in a different way. All across the globe, festivals and events have been cancelled. The initiators of the marathon want to start making positive noises by gathering a large group of DJ’s and let them play music for 7 days long, without silence and by doing so, breaking the world record. Raghosing and Donner want to show that DJ’s can stand together and make a difference, by playing sets inside the harder genre; anything from hardstyle and hardcore to freestyle and more.

The initiators of this project are Amrish Rahosing, owner of DJ School Alphen and a DJ himself, under the name of Dutch Hustlaz, and Anthony Donner, former editor-in-chief of DJ Mag NL – an expert in the international dance industry. Donner published the biggest and most extensive DJ- and dance book in the world: Dutch DJs, he interviewed and photographed more than 300 Dutch DJs and dance industry professionals.

1 week long & every hour another DJ

On Thursday May 14th, at 20.00 (CET), the DJ marathon in the harder styles will kick off, ending on Thursday May 21st, at 20.00 (CET). Each hour, a different Dutch DJ will play; both top DJ’s and young talents will be given a stage to show their skills. DJ’s like: Digital Punk, Crypsis, Chain Reaction, The Darkraver, Dr. Rude, Ruthless, Re-Style, Outsiders, Hardstyle Pianist, Freestyle Maniacs, Pavo, The Pitcher, Luna, Deepack, Deetox, Geck-O, Sub Sonik, Bass Modulators, Jason Payne, Malua, Trilok, Bass-D, Ruffian, Furyan, Killshot, Serra, Retaliation, will be part of the participating DJs.

Besides different promotors, labels and artist have their own hosting during the DJ marathon like: Free2Party with Reminder, HardClassics & Freestyle, Pryze, Beat the Beats (fitnessconcept for festivals), Dedicated to Hardstyle presents #ForgottenTracksFriday, Trilok, Serra’s Harder Styles Events with Serra Invites & Harder Kan Toch Niet, a female DJ hosting with Malua Monday: DJane Division, Rough Recruits, Triplex Entertainment, Dedicated to Hardstyle & True Survivorz presents #TrueSurvivorzTuesday.

The event will be streamed live via www.djmarathonlive.nl and the Facebook of DJ School Alphen. Guidelines of the RIVM and the current emergency ordinance will be followed and observed strictly during the event.

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