Shimza and PH did it! Pair break world record

Shimza and DJ PH made history by playing a 72-hour DJ set.
Shimza and DJ PH made history by playing a 72-hour DJ set.
Image: Shimza/ Twitter

 Shimza and DJ PH have made history for DJing non-stop for 72-hours. 

At first, it seemed impossible for fans to believe that Shimza and PH were planning to break the record with the longest set played in the world, but on Sunday the duo got the job done, making Mzansi proud.

“It felt good breaking the record. Honestly didn’t think it would have such a big impact, but as we started I could see how people really wanted to see that thing happen. The support from friends, family and people who follow us was amazing, that’s what kept us going most of the time,” Shimza told TshisaLIVE after breaking the record.

The record-breaking set was part of the duo's Unstoppable Extreme Energy Experience which started on Thursday at Icon in Soweto.

Shimza said he prepared for the set by going to the gym months before, so that his body could take the pain of standing for long hours. “It was not easy but I think if I didn’t gym before that, I would have been more tired and defeated.

“We took five-to-six-hour sleeping breaks while the other would push a five-to-six-hour set, we’d play back-to-back for about three to four, then take one-hour to two-hour naps and toilet breaks in between.”

After inviting people to come through and join them as they played their set, Shimza and PH both took to social media to thank fans for giving them the support they needed. They said the support kept them going.

Hungry, sleep deprived and in need of rest, Shimza and PH embraced each other at the end with a hug. It was a motivating moment to remember.

Feeling overwhelmed by the support, PH took to Twitter thanking people who came through to the club and gave them support.  

“Haven’t had a chance to tweet properly! Thank you so much to everyone who came to Icon. That was genuinely the best party I've been to in a long time! I got to show off my god-given talent and it was so fun. Bekumnandi f*cked up, yho!”

Colleagues in the industry and the rest of Mzansi couldn't help but celebrate the two DJs' victory.


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