South Africa’s Oratilwe AJ Hlongwane – a.k.a. DJ Arch Jnr – has been determined to become the world’s Youngest club DJ ever since he won South Africa’s Got Talent back in 2015.
Dj Arch Jnr had hoped to achieve the record during his final performance on the TV show, however, the Guinness World Records guidelines state that this challenge must take place in a club and last for at least 60 minutes.
We’re thrilled to say that DJ Arch Jnr has now officially secured the title at the incredibly young age of five years and 38 days, to be exact.
The talented youngster played on professional DJ decks at a Platinum Lounge Bar in Cosmo City, Johannesburg, South Africa, to an audience of 100 people.
The five year old has taken the title from six-year-old Itsuki Morita from Japan, who we announced as the record holder in March 2017.
"When I got the news on my way home from work, I just started screaming so loud because I couldn't believe it was real," said Oratilwe’s proud father Glen.
When asked how he wanted to celebrate, the young DJ requested some cupcakes.
"What a great feeling to be officially inducted into the Guinness World Records as the youngest club DJ," read a message posted on DJ Arch's Instagram account. "This is for the fans, without your consistent support we wouldn't have made it this far."
Oratilwe first started DJing when he was just eight months old, after his father bought him an iPad Mini. He started playing on DJ apps and his skills just kept on improving, in spite of being so young.
He has now progressed onto professional DJ gear - as is required in order to get the Guinness World Records title - including the use of Pioneer CDJs and Algoriddim Djay Pro software.