The World’s Biggest B2B DJ Relay: Mixing Beats & Breaking Records in Manchester
It’s a reason to celebrate when DJs have the chance to get their names in the record books, especially when good causes will be receiving the benefits. On April 18th lovers of dance music, fun, and fundraising can get together in Manchester to cheer on 160 DJs as they attempt to beat the Guinness World Record for a B2B DJ Relay. For anyone has ever planned a gig, you know that this is no easy task, but the effort is worth it for promoter Daniel Williams who is hoping to raise awareness for the two charities Mustard Tree and Share Tanzania, as well as to showcase the incomparable music scene of Manchester:
“Manchester is a hot bed for electronic music, with so many incredible DJs, promoters and nights emerging from the city. Coupled with such a rich musical history, I just felt that it was right that this world record was attempted here… Having seen the work first hand of Mustard Tree and Share Tanzania, it just felt like such a perfect opportunity for the city’s electronic music community to help raise vital funds for two very worthy charities.”
Hosted at Joshua Brooks, home to Chemical Brothers’ first residency and recently celebrating its 25th anniversary, the event will be a full day affair starting at 11AM and continuing late into the night as it moves to Lost in Music for a special show featuring Mark Farina. Inviting Manchester’s clubbing community to come together, the day will include not only the 160 chosen relay DJs, but secret special guests, a pop-up record shop, discounted food and Liverpool’s iconic Liverpool Disco Festival, who will be hosting the bar throughout the day. For those around the world who can’t make it but want to watch, the event will also be streamed live through Skiddle.
While bringing the B2B DJ Relay Guinness World Record to Manchester will be an amazing achievement, the attempt itself is an avenue to encourage some of the most important aspects of electronic music: uniting the community, having fun, and doing a world of good. With a behind the scenes look into the process and insight into what is driving him to arrange this massive record breaking attempt, Daniel Williams gave us the inside info on what to expect. Get to know the man behind the plan, and get ready to celebrate what makes dance music so great.