Tuesday, 19 October 2010

BlackCoffee Goes 60 Hours On The Decks For A World Record

Just incase you didnt hear......

DJ BlackCoffee, real name 'Nkosinathi Maphumulo'(34), spun records for 60 hours in a row in an attempt to break the world record at a charity event in Johannesburg, South Africa.
His hit release, “Turn Me On feat. Bucie" reached number 1 on traxsource.com downloads from January-February of 2009 and stayed on the number 1 spot for three weeks. The single also stayed on top of the charts for about 4 weeks on UK's leading and most popular urban radio station Choice Fm, and other notable house stations in the UK.

DJ BlackCoffee's "Turn Me On" and "Superman," dance tracks have earned him international recognition and have made him the biggest dance music export out of Africa to date.

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.

Nkosinathi organised the unusual event to raise awareness for his charity, The Black Coffee Foundation, which raises money for people affected by disability. After finishing his marathon session yesterday he admitted: "I am exhausted. I am going to sleep."

Guinness World Record officials are expected to rule this month on whether the feat qualifies as an official world record.

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