Hardwell On Air

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Hardwell On Air (abbreviated HOA) is the name of a weekly radio show created and hosted by Dutch DJ and record producer Hardwell. Since 4 March 2011, the program has been broadcast live on Fridays from 11:00pm to 00:00 via Hardwell's official YouTube and Facebook profile. A number of Internet and FM radio stations broadcast the podcast in their program as well. During the show, he presents new productions in an one-hour set. According to his own statement the tracks embody the genres electro-,progressive- and tech-house. Since quite some time, the episodes are finished with a hardstyle track and even during the set there are several deviations from the genres. All episodes are offered as free download on iTunes in the category "Podcasts".

The sets have a length of one hour and are initiated with a vocal short. This consists of a distorted voice, which introduces each episode with the same word sequence: "Are we on Air? Welcome to the soundtrack of your nightlife. One hour of the present and future. Tune in, to Hardwell on air". The soundtrack of the intro consists of the song "Encoded" by Hardwell himself, released in the year 2011. A follow-up statement from Hardwell can be heard. Usually follows this one or more smoother songs. The following categories are processed in each episode:

Hardwell Exclusive: One or more songs that will be released on "Revealed Recordings" and / or were produced by Hardwell himself.

Track of the Week: A newly released song, which convinces by high quality and / or other factors.
Demo of the Week: A demotrack that was sent to Hardwell or the label.

After the different categories have been dealt with, the music style is mostly changed to hardstyle or future-bass, whereupon the episode experiences a back-announcement by Hardwell. For many songs, a shout or tag is added, which refers to the podcast, to protect the song from being used before the release is done. Regarding to this, in early 2017 a video came to the Internet, which shows Korean DJ duo playing Jewelz & Sparks' "Grande Opera". During the break Hardwell can be heard presenting the track as well as the "Hardwell On Air tag" just before the drop starts. This indicated that the duo recorded the track from the podcast and did not get it legally. As a running gag, the duo played the track in combination with the "Hardwell On Air tag" since then.


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