Posted on 04 October 2010 by Nic Haralambous
The incredible part about this story is not that DJ Black Coffee set a new record, ’cause he did. That part was seemingly easy for the man. The tough part for me to comprehend is that he did it with one arm.
DJ Black Coffee set a new world record for spinning by doing his work for 60 straight hours.
From the Telegraph:
Nkosinathi Maphumulo, 34, completed the challenge on Sunday at a charity event in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The dance music DJ, who lost his left hand in an accident aged 13, hopes video footage of the event will win him a place in the Guinness Book of Records.
He said: “I stayed strong. The music kept me going. I’m going to be a better DJ as I was doing it for a greater reason.
“At some stage I held back tears.”
Nkosinathi, who uses the stage name Black Coffee, started his record attempt in a shopping mall at midnight last Thursday.
Under the rules of the record attempt he was allowed a 20 minute comfort break every four hours.
But his manager told South Africa’s Sowetan newspaper he finished in style by playing the final 15 hours without stopping at all.
Wow. What an amazing achievement.
[blacknotes / Telegraph]
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Posted on 17 August 2009 by Nic Haralambous
One of SA’s hottest DJing talents (I mean musically hot as well as visually appealing) needs the help of the South African public.
Here it is laid out simply:
Get involved in the most important poll in dance music – DJmag’s Top 100 DJs poll. Forget poor imitations, this is THE only poll that matters to DJs and promoters worldwide because it’s voted solely by YOU – the foot soldiers on the dancefloor.
Over the following pages you will be asked to enter your details including your email address, the country you live in and your top 5 DJs of 2009. Please note that your IP address will be logged as part of the process. To complete your vote, you will need to validate it by clicking on a link in an email that will be sent to the email address you provide. Your vote will not count until you have validated it.
1. You must provide a VALID email address for your vote to count. We use your email to send you a message so that you can validate your vote.
3. Multiple votes are cheating and will automatically be discounted.
4. Voting closes on 23rd September.
5. One vote per person – email addresses and IP addresses will be logged.
6. ANY DJ offering incentives for votes will be disqualified.
So you simply need to go and vote, confirm your vote and tell your mates to vote. Get involved!
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