Thursday, June 23, 2016

THIS WEEK THE CHAINSMOKERS GET IN THE MIX WITH HK™

The Chainsmokers have had a smokin’ hot year! With hits like Don’t Let Me Down featuring Daya and Roses featuring Roses, the dynamic duo from New York has been topping the charts! This weekend Andrew and Alex get In The Mix with HK™ to talk about the current state of EDM and it’s future. And without a doubt, you know I’m gonna fire up the decks for your future weekend party soundtrack! Get ready to turn the volume up on exclusive HK remixes of One Republic, Ariana Grande, Sia f/Sean Paul, Meghan Trainor, Twenty One Pilots, Ruth B, Zayn, Lukas Graham, Adele, of course The Chainsmokers and so much more!

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

Thursday, June 16, 2016

POP STARS ARE SELLING MORE THAN MUSIC

Pop stars upped their multiple revenue streams years ago when record sales started to tank. Merch used to be a T-shirt. Now it’s jewelry, shoes, hats, hand bags, even nail polish. Today stars are more serious than ever with their non-music endeavors. Kanye West, J Lo and Selena Gomez (to name a few) have their own clothing lines. Beyoncé is pushing her active wear. Almost every artist has a perfume or cologne. P Diddy is peddling his Ciroc Vodka brand. For an A list artist the simple act of showing up at a fashion show can bring in big Benjamins. But, probably the most creative award goes to Pharrell Williams and Daft Punk. After their hit single, Get Lucky, they branded Get Lucky condoms... I didn’t see that coming. And now it has recently been announced that Taylor Swift has her own line of greeting cards with Papyrus. So you may not get Taylor to sing Happy Birthday to you but you might get one of her cards!

This weekend you’re gonna get all your favorite hits like you’ve never heard them before! Get ready for exclusive HK remixes on Mike Posner, The Chainsmokers feat. Daya, Pink, Nick Jonas, Flume and so many more! I’ll be featuring Shawn Mendes and OneRepublic’s new tracks and throwing in a few surprises that 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, June 9, 2016

TRYON GETS IN THE MIX WITH HK™

Tryon is a pop duo consisting of brothers Stephen and Justin Kirk. They Grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina. Both learned to sing and play multiple instruments. Justin recalls “We’d play and sing for anyone who would listen”. These days the duo is living in Nashville, have opened up for national acts like Carrie Underwood, recently dropped their debut single Somebody To Love Me and people are listening. This week I talk with Tryon about their new track, how tough the music biz is and what it’s like to work together as brothers.

The Kirk brothers aren’t the only ones getting’ busy, I’ve been in the lab working on exclusive HK remixes just for you! Once I fire up the decks Fifth Harmony’s gonna share their idea of Work From Home, Daya absolutely refuses to Sit Still, Look Pretty while Meghan Trainor just flat out says No… and that is just getting the party started! I’ve got bangers by DNCE, Justin Timberlake, Twenty One Pilots, Charlie Puth and so many more custom remixed hits all on tap for your weekend soundtrack! Get ready to turn up the air conditioning and pump up the volume, it’s gonna be an all-out party jam you don’t wannna miss! 

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

Thursday, June 2, 2016

WILL ZAYN DO IT AGAIN?


Zayn has been busy since exiting One Direction a year ago, saying “I wasn't 100% behind the music. It wasn't me.” Since then his music is all about him, even naming his recently released first solo album Mind of Mine. The first single of that LP, Pillow Talk,  blew up and is still on the charts. It debuted at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100 as well as toping the charts in 68 countries. Now Zayn is pushing his latest track Like I Would. Recent live performances on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and The View have certainly brought the song to the public’s attention. Will Like I Would be the 2nd Zayn monster hit? Check it out on the Pick To Hit™ segment of In The Mix with HK™ this weekend and tweet me with your thoughts @HowardHKKessler.



In the meantime catch up on some rest, cause I'll be hittin' the one's and two's and rockin' your body with the likes of Drake, Fifth Harmony, Sia, Ariana Grande and Mike Posner. Of course they're all like you've never heard them before in pristine custom HK fashion. I've also got new jams from Zedd, One Republic, Timeflies, Selena Gomez and others. Plus a few sonic surprises to crack your cranium!

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