Records are there to be broken, Italian techno legend Joseph Capriati must have thought before he took his place behind the decks at Miami’s Heart Nightclub this past weekend. The 30-year old Capriati, who still is one of the key artists on Adam Beyer‘s Drumcode label, started spinning at Heart on Saturday night November 18 and just kept on going until late Sunday evening, clocking an incredible total of 25 hours in a row. By doing so, he outlasted his fellow Italian colleague and friend Marco Carola, who played a 24-hour set at Sunwaves Festival in Romania in 2015.
After the monumental performance Capriati said on Twitter that he intended to build a big party and “play a marathon set”, but he had no idea it would end up lasting for 25 hours and 30 minutes. After about 17 hours, the organization at Heart Miami realized that Joseph Capriati was on the edge of something really special, so they took to social media to invite even more party people to come by and celebrate – for free.
Jospeh Capriati, who started his own techno imprint Redimension last year, acknowledged the day after his marathon performance, that this showing at Heart Miami was indeed a personal record for him. Sets like this, you simply cannot plan ahead, Capriati said on Twitter:
That’s definitely the longest set of my life, and would be difficult to repeat it as you can’t plan that, it just happens.
Check out the full Tweet and a short clip of Capriati’s 25-hour set, that Heart Miami shared on their Facebook page below.
Well Miami, I came with the intention of a marathon set at Heart club last night, but I never expected to end playing for 25 HOURS and 30 minuets! That’s the longest set ever of my life, and would be difficult to repeat it as you can’t plan that, it just happens. Thank you ❤️
— Joseph Capriati (@josephcapriati) November 20, 2017
We're breaking records tonight! Joseph Capriati still going and no one is stopping him! Free admission #HumansAlike #HeartNightclub #FromTheSouth
Posted by Heart Nightclub on Sunday, November 19, 2017