Hey everyone! WIRE is back with another exciting DJ of the Week. This week's DJ is Bachar Al Hady with his hit shown - #MusicBash. What's his secret to gaining listeners? Read below and find out!
Q: What can we expect to hear on your show?
A: First of all, for those who do not know me, I am from Lebanon. The former means that I speak Arabic. I also happen to be French educated, meaning I speak French. And, obviously, I also speak English. Why am I telling you all of this? It’s cause if you tune in to “#MusicBash”, you’ll be exposed to Arabic, French and English songs. Artists and music from all three different cultures!
Q: What are some of your favorite bands/artists you’ll be playing?
A: I like Drake a lot. I actually started listening to his music back in 2013. I got hooked ever since he put out the track “Started From The Bottom”. I also am a big fan of Marwan Khoury and Stromae. Marwan is a successful Lebanese singer that is really famous in the Arab region. Stromae is a world reknown artist that sings in French. So expect to hear a lot of songs from these artists on my show.
Q: What got you to join WIRE?
A: There’s a cool story behind it. I actually was sitting at the library with William Reney. He used to be part of WIRE and also part of the E-board. That was before he got the position for Music Library Manager. So, Will was planning on attending the E-board meeting that day and invited me to come along. I hesitated at first and said the following: “Why should I attend? I’m not even part of WIRE”. He said: “Just tell them you’re applying for a position, like the Social Media one”. And that’s what happened. Next thing you know, I have my own show and I’m the Social Media and Promotions Executive.
Q: Why should we listen to your show?
A: My show is a blast. It’s crazy and hectic as hell. No script, nothing. Just me rambling about random stuff. I swear a lot, which is kind of funny and sad at the same time. I do lots of shout-outs for my listeners and I always tend to build great relationships with them. Also, Will is always on the show with me and he adds on a lot of humor. We have great chemistry on-and-off air. He’s a funny bloke, him.
Q: Your show was a big success. What do you think was the reason behind that?
A: I do a lot of promoting for my show, whether it’s Facebook or Instagram. I use my personal page because it is where I have all my friends. I have had huge support from back home, which has helped a lot. However, I think the most effective technique is taking on requests and doing shout outs on-air.
Q: Tell us about a funny thing that happened during one of your shows.
A: On the 2nd episode of “#MusicBash”, we were encountering a lot of technical difficulties. I would introduce a French song, for example, and some Arabic would end up playing. The whole system was on shuffle. It was a disaster. Luckily, we kept our cool and decided to talk about the song after it ends playing. Still it was totally unexpected!
Catch #MusicBash Tuesdays at 3pm only on WIRE!