Friday, February 12, 2016


This Monday is music’s biggest night - The 58th Grammy® Awards!

Being a long time voting member of the Academy plus a previous Grammy® nominee I take the awards very seriously. Record of the Year is another tuff one this year. The nominees are: D’Angelo and The Vanguard – Really Love, Mark Roson featuring Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk, Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud,  Taylor Swift – Blank Space and The Weeknd – I Can’t Feel My Face. Not an easy decision to make but for me there was one standout. Who would you vote for? Seriously I want to know, hit me up at @HowardHKKessler on twitter with your thoughts.

The performance list for the show reads like a who’s who of the music industry with Adele, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Diplo, Skrillex, Ellie Goulding, Lady Gaga, The Weeknd, Demi Lovato, Pitbull, Tori Kelly, John Legend, Meghan Trainor and many more! Plus a tribute to David Bowie and The Eagles & Jackson Brown doing a tribute to Glenn Frye. DAMN! I love Grammy night!

Even better than Grammy night is Grammy weekend! I'm kicking it off on In The Mix with HK™! We’ll be talking Grammy gossip, what to expect on music's biggest night and I’ll be throwin’ down brand spankin' new custom HK remixes on Twenty One Pilots, The Chainsmokers featuring Daya, One Direction, Selena Gomez, Tori Kelly and many more faves so don't miss a single second! 

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

Thursday, February 4, 2016


We all love the game but don’t underestimate the entertainment for heating up the field! First, there’s the singing of the National Anthem. Six-time Grammy winner Lady Gaga will do the honors this year. The Star Spangled Banner is no easy song to belt out, but if Gaga nails it, like she did her tribute to The Sound of Music at last year’s Oscars, Levi’s Stadium will be blown away!

Of course Gaga is just getting the party started. Next up is the halftime show. A no holds barred musical extravaganza, not to mention a virtual album seller as well as pressure cooker for the artists invited to the party. Perform for one of the world’s biggest audiences for twelve minutes, all the while trying to make a killer definitive statement…no worries right? Who doesn’t love watching this stuff plus you never know if there will be another wardrobe malfunction! This year Coldplay and featured guest Beyoncé will take the midfield stage with about 115 million of us watching and ready to jam out! Oh yeah and there’s a football game too! You gotta love Super Bowl Sunday!

I’ll give you another reason to love Super Bowl weekend. I'll be making more moves on the decks than the Broncos and the Panthers on the field! So do the right thing and kick your Super Bowl weekend into epic party mode with my exclusive remixes on Coldplay, Rihanna & Drake, Justin Bieber, Adele, Tori Kelly and Charlie Puth. Plus brand new music from R.City, Borns, Mike Posner and even more surprises! 

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

Thursday, January 28, 2016


Jonas Blue the young, up and coming London producer gets his musical cues from pop and classic dance music. But his latest single, Fast Car, came from re-imagining one of his mother’s favorite songs. Jonas says he remembered hearing Tracy Chapman’s classic Fast Car on repeat as a child. Jonas traded the original guitar from the track for an upbeat tropical house sound. He admits that finding the right vocalist was the difficult part. 

One night he heard a unique bluesy voice lilting from the basement of an East London pub. The young sultry voice was that of Dakota. The very next day Jonas and Dakota were in the studio to record Fast Car. His rendition has found its way to the top of the Australian charts and this week it hits the decks on In The Mix with HK™. Let me know what you think of the track by giving it a Volume Up or Volume Down on my Twitter @HowardHKKessler.

The volume is gonna be way up this weekend when I unleash exclusive HK remixes on Alessia Cara, Twenty One Pilots, Daya, DNCE, Shawn Mendes and others. Plus new jams from Mike Posner, Robin Schulz and that other Shawn from Canada…Shawn Hook!  

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

Thursday, January 21, 2016


Sia, the highly prolific hit maker, vocalist and songwriter is dropping her latest album This Is Acting next week! It’s comprised of songs she wrote for - and were rejected by - such stars as Katy Perry, Rihanna and Adele. With Sia’s incredible talent and passion chances are good that their loss will be Sia’s gain. The album’s first single Alive was written by Sia, Adele and Tobias Jesso Jr. and produced by Jesse Shatkin who also co-wrote and co-produced Sia’s huge four-time Grammy nominated smash Chandelier. I’m hoping Sia will have us swinging from a chandelier again with her latest outing.

I’m gonna have you swinging from chandeliers when I drop the needle on this weekend’s In The Mix with HK™! Get ready for exclusive HK remixes on…Elle King, The Weeknd, Selena Gomez, The Chainsmokers, Ellie Goulding and tons more! Plus brand new bangers from David Guetta/Sia, Diplo & Sleepy Tom, Shawn Hook and G-Eazy feat. Bebe Rexha. I'm also gonna revisit a classic from David Bowie and pull another surprise out of my road bag. 

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