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World record attempt DJ collapses
By Jonathan Kent
in Kuala Lumpur

Maverick Teh
Maverick Teh was playing in Kuala Lumpur
Malaysian DJ Maverick Teh has been taken to hospital after claiming a new world record for spinning discs non-stop for 79 hours and five minutes.

The DJ collapsed one hour short of passing an unofficial 80-hour record set earlier by US DJ Buddy Love.

Maverick was taken for medical treatment and his team told the BBC that he had been put on a drip suffering from suspected dehydration.

He broke the official 74-hour record on Monday at The Rooftop in Kuala Lumpur.

Maverick played a mix of techno, house and chill-out, and was sustained by coffee and honey.

The rules set by Guinness World Records allowed him a 15-minute break every eight hours and a gap of no more than 10 seconds between tracks.

Video tape of the entire event will be sent to the publication so that the new record can be verified.

After passing the 74-hour mark at the decks, Maverick told the BBC he was extremely tired.

But he added when he got home he would probably put some techno on his stereo before falling asleep.

Despite effective bans on dancing in some Malaysian states, the capital Kuala Lumpur and several other cities have a lively clubbing scene with regular appearances by big name DJs from Europe and North America.

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