World record breaker: Longest ever DJ rally staged
A music producer from Keighley has joined one of the world’s most prestigious groups this month as he played his way into the Guinness Book of World Records.
Fourty-year-old Sabir Hussain, known as Saby Khan, has recently returned from Dubai after helping to organise the longest every DJ rally on Friday 6th November.
Staged in the Gulf State, 151 DJs from around the world joined in the event to smash the previous record during an exhausting eight-hour set. Each performed one set to smash the record of 133 sets.
With an official plaque set to be presented to the organisers in January 2016 at the world-renowned Burj Khalifa hotel, Saby said he was extremely proud of the team’s achievements.
“The moment we broke the record there was just this nostalgic feeling that came over us,” he said.
“It was emotional because we had been arranging this event for so long and we had really worked a 14 hour shift to pull it off.
“I’m really proud to have done something positive for so many of these young DJs. They were all a part of this world record and we made history with this longest ever set.”
Saby has been involved in the music industry for almost 20 years and has previously worked alongside the likes of 50 Cent, Black Eyed Peas and David Guetta, after attending university in Leeds.
He helped the stage the event in Abu Dhabi earlier this month alongside three co-organisers - Nadeem Choudhry, Farid Yousefi and Amir Mohsen.
The team had decided to attempt to break the previous record, in Singapore last year, after contacted international DJs to join in the event.
Saby added: “We had acts from the UK, Germany, Sweden, India, Pakistan, USA, Brazil and even Jamaica join us in Dubai.
“Everyone had one goal of smashing the record and at around 10.30pm we did just that. I was one of the final three DJs to play after overseeing the whole event so that was a great experience.
“When you do something because you enjoy it, not because you are told to, it makes achieving your goals a lot sweeter.”
Despite only just settling back into his life in the UK, Saby already has his eyes set on breaking the record once again next year, touting London as a possible location for the attempt.