Andri Papanicolas
By Andri Papanicolas

Over 200 dedicated hardstyle lovers showed up last Saturday to experience this year’s Hardcruise. Oslo’s very own pirate ship was ready to greet people from all around Scandinavia. It was a big crowd waiting to come onboard on S/S Lady Mack.

Kicking off the party
DJ the Prophet and Audiofreq flied up to Oslo to attend the intimin cruise. Both say they love playing at smaller events.
DJ the prophet says he loves getting a connection with the audience.
– I love being out there with the everyone and be one of them, he said.

He explains that he usually walks around the crowd to feel the atmosphere before he goes on stage.

The Local DJ duo “Forever Lost” kicked off the party followed by Audiofreq, DJ the Prophet, Digital Destruction and Twin Psyko.

Ready for departure
S/S Lady Mack left the pier at 3pm. As soon as she left the shore the speakers got turned up and the DJ’s were ready to start off the party.

Only a few feet away from the mixing board, there were loads of happy ravers who danced until the day turned in to night on the Oslofjord.
– I always go with my gut feeling and when they asked me if I wanted to play at Hardcruise I said yes right away, I love smaller events, said DJ The Prophet.

Jumping around
Audiofreq said he loved partying with the Scandinavians. He was energic and explosive on stage. He was jumping around, fist bumping and kicking his legs around. The crowd went crazy while he dropped his bass rolls.

People arrived still singing last year’s official anthem “Set sail” by Noiseshock. There is no doubt they were looking forward to see their hardstyle family and dance to the beat of the bass.

Hard Cruise 2017 Audiofreq 2

First official afterparty
After five hours, the ship was getting ready for Hardcruise first official afterparty. Six DJ’s from Norway made sure the party continued until 11pm. The crowd enjoyed the sounds from the local talents.

Only Hardstyle-based events in Norway
Hardcruise is a yearly boat party arranged by Hardstyle DNA. As the only hardstyle-based events in Norway, Hardstyle DNA arranges three events a year. Hardstyle DNA, Sound of The Harder Stylez and Hardcruise.

The events are known for their intimin atmosphere and have earlier had big artists like Headhunterz, Noicecontrollers and Showtek playing. Hardstyle DNA was established in 2009 and is now run by Omar Haddouche.

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