Thursday, February 16, 2017

CONGRATULATIONS TO GRAMMY WINNING FRIENDS OF IN THE MIX WITH HK™


Congratulations go out to all the 2017 Grammy winners! Especially to Twenty One Pilots, The Chainsmokers, Daya and Flume.  All who took some time out of their hectic schedule to hang in the mix with yours truly and talk with us while on their journey to Grammy success! Here are a few highlights from my EXCLUSIVE interviews with music royalty: Flume describes his Grammy winning album, Skin, as melodic and a little off. Flume says he makes music he wants to hear and that his biggest inspiration isn’t other people’s music but technology and using it in a way that hasn’t been used before. Tyler of Twenty One Pilots told us his favorite track from their #1 selling album Blurryface is Lane Boy  and Josh likes The Judge. But their fave may have changed since Stressed Out is the track that gave TØP their first Grammy. The Chainsmokers talked with us about the evolution of dance music and how they love where it’s going. Daya is totally blown away with the turn her life has taken saying her parents have given her total support and are now involved in her music career. You can catch my full backstage conversations with these now Grammy winning artists under the Interview Tab.  

This weekend I’m bringing you a party soundtrack filled with tons of musical royalty. I’m droppin’ the needle on exclusive HK remixes of Maroon 5, Ed Sheeran, Rihanna, Shawn Mendes, Bruno Mars and Grammy wining Daya. Plus new tracks from Katy (thank God she finally released a new song) Perry, Starley, Hey Violet, Marian Hill and Zara Larsson! I just can’t help but rework a Daft Punk classic and mix up a few other surprises from the day! Weather you get Presidents Day off or (like me) NOT we’re still gonna party like it’s a three day weekend!

Remember…if it's hot, if it's new and it makes you wanna move…you're In The Mix with HK

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

BEAT OF YOUR HEART™ VALENTINE'S DAY GIVEAWAY!

Forget the flowers and candy. Tell your Valentine what really makes your heart beat and enter the In The Mix with HK™ Beat Of Your Heart™ Valentine’s Day Gear Giveaway! Our friends at Monster® are providing great audio gear like top of the line Bluetooth Headphones, Blasters and Soundstages.

Get your heart pumpin' this Valentine's Day. Go to our Contest Page and enter for your chance to win!


Thursday, January 26, 2017

THE CHAINSMOKERS ARE ADDICTIVE


The Chainsmokers will not be snuffed out and we couldn’t be happier! They’re rockin’ the airwaves, killin’ the charts and have several Grammy noms in their back pocket! With their recently dropped single, Paris, The dynamic duo notched their fourth Hot 100 Top 10 smash. Entering the chart at No. 7 Paris bests the No. 9 debut of Closer for their highest ranked release yet. Closer has extended its record for most weeks in the top 10 from a songs debut having camped out since August 20th for an incredible 25 weeks. If that wasn’t accomplishment enough The Chainsmokers have been in the top 10 for an amazing 38 consecutive weeks between Paris, Closer and the No. 3 –peaking, still in the Top 40, Don’t let me Down featuring Daya!

This weekend I won’t let you down! I’ve got exclusive HK remixes on new tracks from The Chainsmokers, Ed Sheeran, Daya, Clean Bandit and Flume all mixed and re-mixed to rock the house. Also comin’ to the party are Alessia Cara, Charli XCX, The Weeknd, Adele, Niall Horan, Maroon 5 and so much more! I’m ready to drop the needle on the weekend and the party jumps off right here!

Remember…if it's hot, if it's new and it makes you wanna move…you're In The Mix with HK™.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

COUNTDOWN TO THE GRAMMYS


Music’s biggest night is just a month away. Of course I’m talking about the Grammy Awards. As someone who’s been lucky enough to be a long time voting member of the Recording Academy, a previous Grammy nominee and Governor on the Board of the Grammys, as well as had the pleasure of working on 5 Grammy Award winning projects - I take the awards very seriously. The question I get asked most about the process (aside from “who ya voting for?”) is… "what’s the difference between Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year". These are two of the nights biggest awards. Come on, let's face it!!! We’re talking about the one song that ruled the year in music here! The Record Of The Year category recognizes the artist’s performance as well as the overall contributions of the producer(s), recording engineer(s) and/or mixer(s) if other than the artist. Basically those creative, often behind the scene, magicians who worked to make that song sound amazing. The Song Of The Year category is strictly a songwriters award and recognizes the incredible songwriter(s).

This week I’ll be recognizing some of the hottest tracks by means of re-imagined sonic productions! Get ready for exclusive HK remixes on Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Sia and Flume. All 2017 Grammy nominees by the way, plus wicked beats from Bruno Mars, Martin Garrix & Bebe Rexha, Little Mix, Dua Lipa and Camilla Cabello. And of course there’re always brand new bangers with an HK twist. Like G-Eazy, Fitz & The Tantrums, Ed Sheeran, the Best New Artist nominee The Chainsmokers and so much more! Let’s get this party started!

Remember…if it's hot, if it's new and it makes you wanna move…you're In The Mix with HK™.