Thursday, October 16, 2014

ARIANA'S EXTRA GRANDE LIFE!


When I think of Ariana a few things come to mind…multi-octave vocalist, international pop star, TV star, composer, Broadway performer, multi award winner and the list goes on. Pretty much…Ariana Grande is having no Problem at anything.

Just this year she’s had three songs in the top 10 at the same time. Making her the second woman to achieve such a feat, the first being Adele. On top of that, Problem broke a record as the fastest song to ever climb to #1 on iTunes, doin’ it in just 37 minutes. It takes me longer to get out of bed in the morning. Then we have Grande’s first two albums. Yeah… they both debuted at #1. She’s the first woman to do that since Susan Boyle in 2010. If all that success isn’t enough Gloria Estefan reportedly wants Ariana to portray her in On Your Feet, the Broadway- bound musical based on Estefan’s life. Then there’s that leading voice-acting role Ariana just landed for the animated film Underdogs, slated to drop in theaters April 10th, 2015. What’s that? Oh, just the sound of movie star being added to her list. And to top it all off Grande is barely 21!

I know what’s on my list and that’s bringing you non-stop exclusive mixes, epic drops and bodacious beats this weekend on In The Mix With HK™.

Blastin' out your speaks is gonna be Taylor SwiftShake It Off, Fall Out BoyCenturies, Maroon 5Animals and of course my blazin' remix on Ariana'sBreak Free. There's even more EXCLUSIVE HK remixes on Iggy Azalea, Pitbull, Coldplay, Clean Bandit and Echosmith. Speaking of Clean Bandit I've got more of my exclusive interview with them and brand new bangers from Chris Brown, Alesso, Bebe Rexha, Jake Miller, Nico & Vinz and One Republic. WOW!!! you don't want to miss a second of this show!

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

Thursday, October 9, 2014

CLEAN BANDIT WOULD RATHER BE IN THE MIX WITH HK


Clean Bandit has been on the top of the charts with their infectious international hit Rather Be. This week I chat with Jack Patterson who is credited with the creation of the group as well as Art Direction, Bass, Body Percussion (interesting), Composer, Steel Drums, Keyboards, Mixing, Piano, Producer, Vocals and  Midi-Saxophone. Apparently Jack has some… shall we say…skills? He’ll be telling us about Clean Bandit’s eclectic sound, how the group came to be and much more. Like how they went from studying architecture and history at the University of Cambridge to being  pop stars! 

Also on In The Mix with HK™ find out how the best bangers just got better when I throw down custom HK remixes on …

Nico & VinzIn Your Arms, ColdplayA Sky Full Of Stars, Katy PerryThis Is How We Do, and  Nicki (baby got back) MinajAnaconda! The sparks will be flying with Pitbull’sFireball featuring John Ryan, Alesso – Heroes,  Bebe Rexha Can’t Stop Drinking About You and Meghan Trainor's – All About That Bass will be blowin’ up your speakers! And that’s just gettin’ the decks warmed up! It’s gonna be an EPIC night you don’t want to miss!

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

Thursday, October 2, 2014

YOU COULD WIN THE BRAND NEW U2 BIOGRAPHY


It seems like every pop star has a memoir, biography or autobiography these days. Stars like Katy Perry, Pitbull, Nicki Minaj, Kesha, Jason Derulo, Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran are not only blowing up the airwaves but bookshelves as well. Adding to that list of pop stars with hardbacks is U2

On October 7th  U2: The Definitive Biography, will be dropping in stores. This unauthorized biography humanizes the band and paints an honest picture of a band’s rise to the top, plunging into the heart and underlying soul of this iconic rock and roll band. And what's better than a good book? A FREE good book!!! That’s right, U2 fans and music fans alike this is your chance to win this page turner hot off the presses. Click HERE to enter for your chance to win a copy today!

While U2 is dropping new albums and books, I’ll be droppin’ the needle on custom remixes of all your favorite hits! It’s going to be All About That Bass,  Shakin’ It Off, Trumpets, getting Wasted, Fireballs and swinging from the Chandelier cause This is How We Do an all-out In The Mix with HK™ party and we Don’t stop!

Rememberif it's hot, if it's new and it makes you wanna moveyou're IN THE MIX WITH HK.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

THE NEW ROAD TO STARDOM


It wasn't that long ago a talented singer, songwriter or musician played in every bar, joint, dive and street corner they could  - while simultaneously shopping their demo to every record label on the planet.  The path to musical fame and fortune has always been founded in talent, timing and a little luck. But nowadays  being on a reality TV show or getting millions of views (are they real?) on YouTube sure helps.

We may never have come to love Karmin, Nicki Minaj, Justin Beiber, Adel or even Avicii if they didn’t post their music on social media when they were unknown and unsigned. Would One Direction, Kelly Clarkson or Carrie Underwood be where they are today if it wasn’t for reality music shows? Probably not!

Then you have artists like  Colbie Caillat, Jennifer Hudson and Kat Perkins who were either rejected or lost (for lack of another term) on shows like American Idol and The Voice, but landed record deals or success on their own. Maybe the best route to stardom is do it all as often as possible and then do it again and again and again. One thing I know for sure…social media's influence and music competition shows on TV have changed the musical landscape forever and are not going away anytime to soon. They have also become an undeniable resource in the making of the modern pop star.

This weekend I’ll be doing my part to effect the sonic landscape with exclusive HK remixes on Pitbull, Coldplay, Calvin Harris, Mary Lambert and more of your faves! Plus brand new bangers on Taylor Swift, Fall Out Boy, Ingrid Michaelson, Bastille, Bebe Rexha and Ella Henderson.

Tune in to make sure you 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™.