World record broken, Smokin Joe calls it a day
Wed 21st Dec, 2011 News 6914 viewsin
“After setting a new world record of 132 hours and 30 minutes, smashing the old record by twelve and a half hours and becoming the new CHAMPION OF THE WORLD, Smokin Joe Mekhael has stopped the longest DJ set in the world.
I love entertaining you more than anything and the pain and ringing in my ears has made me decide to stop before I risk permanent hearing damage and the rest of my DJ career.
Smokin Joe Mekhael would like to thank each and every one of you for your love and support! My sponsors mydjspace, Empire Kx, Credit Reform, inthemix and Pioneer Electronics Australia have been absolutely awesome and YOU have been so amazingly kind to me! Thank you so much for all of the gifts that you have given me and for the continued love that you have shown me over the past 6 days!
I told all of you from the start that if you believe in yourself, you can achieve anything and I have proven that beyond a shadow of a doubt! I want all of you to realise that we all have the power within us to perform miracles, to change our circumstances for the better through the power of positive thinking and positive deeds!
It will take months for Guinness to review all of the evidence and award me with my certificate but I am already the new MARATHON DJ CHAMPION OF THE WORLD and I will have my championship belt within a few weeks!
Now I’m going electrify my pillow so hard that it won’t know what hit it!
Now remember, you have the power to do whatever you want with your life and to change your circumstances for the better by working hard and believing in yourself! Anything is possible!
Most of all, I want you to remember that Smokin Joe Mekhael loves you!”
For his loyal fans on the inthemix Sydney forum, there was never any question that Smokin Joe Mekhael would claim the record of world’s longest DJ set like it’s no big thing. Despite sitting in the DJ booth at Empire Hotel in Kings Cross since last Friday and taking his allotted far-too-short naps on a scungy couch, Smokin Joe still had enough energy to fist-pump his way to victory last night (Wednesday 21 December) while a packed dancefloor cheered him on.
Instead of calling it quits after he sailed past the previous record set by Brazil’s DJ King (five days and 19 minutes), Joe kept on playing deep into the night in his attempt to make it seven days straight. At the time of writing, he’s taking one of his rest breaks, but the march goes on. Check out the gallery below by Patrick Stevenson of the winning moment.
December 22nd, 2011
Article photo by Patrick Stevenson