Thursday, April 10, 2014

THIS WEEKEND ON IN THE MIX WITH HK


Spring is in the air and I've got a bevy of new dance floor bangers popping up out of my musical garden. You might want to take a nap sometime early Friday afternoon, cause I'm gonna have you bouncing off the walls Friday and Saturday night.

Tune in to hear brand new music from Nico & Vinz - "Am I Wrong", Rixton - "Me And My Broken Heart", Somo - "Ride" and Neon Trees - "Sleeping With A Friend". I'm also gonna revisit a classic from back in the day and hit you hard and heavy with new re-imagined HK remixes on Katy PerryNaughty BoyMKTOAmerican AuthorsBeyonceAustin MahoneZeddLittle Mix and more! Plus Part 2 of my interview with Demi Lovato. And speaking of Demi, if you haven't signed up for our exclusive Demi Lovato giveaway click the "contest" tab above or check out this video to learn more!

It's all goin' down coast to coast and worldwide this weekend.

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

Thursday, April 3, 2014

WHAT MAKES A GREAT DJ!


This week the music community lost a legend. Frankie Knuckles the renowned DJ, remixer and record producer left us too soon. His contributions to the Music Industry and DJing are insurmountable. Talking with friends about Frankie’s mad skills got me thinking about what makes a great DJ.

Call it what you want…DJ, Mixer, Beat Juggler, Turntablist, or Mixologist - they are all pretty much one and the same. It’s the person behind the turntables, decks, ones & twos or wheels of steel whose manipulating the music and blending two or more songs into one. Mixing those beats that you never thought would fuse together and doin’ it when you least expected. Or, taking one song and remixing it live into a whole new sonic landscape. On the fly and totally improvised. When the DJ actually becomes one with the groove and melds him or herself into the musical fabric, it’s an amazing site to see and hear. They make their audience scream, dance, sweat and party at that club for hours after their alarm clock says they should’ve been making Z’s. There are various styles of DJing, tricks of the trade, types of gadgets and gear but what really makes a DJ great…is their ears!. Hearing the musicality of a wicked mix and holding the beat with only your ears as a guide…that’s what separates the good from the great. Frankie Knuckles was one of the best and a true legend. I know he will be keeping the mixes going cause heaven just got a new house mixer. Ain’t that the ultimate residency!

On this side of the pearly gates, get ready for some new mixes that are just jonesing to break loose. Beyoncé is gonna be “Drunk in Love” when she skids into Eminem’s “Headlights” and Tiesto’s “Red Lights” won’t be enough to stop Demi Lovato from singing “Neon Lights” when she’s ready.  It’s a mad lit up party you don’t want to miss and we haven’t even talked about custom HK remixes yet. Oooooh Yeah!!!…. Shakira featuring Rihanna – “Can’t Remember To Forget You”, Calvin Harris - “Summer”, Christina Perri – “Human”,  and Neon Trees “Sleeping With A Friend” plus more banging remixes you have to hear to believe! It’s all going down worldwide this Friday and Saturday night when you’re In The Mix with HK™!

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

Thursday, March 27, 2014

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW AND GIVEAWAY WITH DEMI LOVATO


Demi Lovato has overcome her share of ups and downs and now she is on the road, in the groove and better than ever. This weekend she joins me for part 1 of a slammin’ up close and personal interview. We'll talk about the current tour, her connection with the audience, song writing and more. Along with what's going on in Demi's life, I’ve got her latest chart buster “Neon Lights” remixed reamped and  glowin’ wicked bright. Plus an exclusive Demi giveaway that you just MUST have (click here).

I'll be warming the woofers up with custom HK out of control remixes on Zedd – “Find You”, Mariah Carey – “You’re Mine”, Naughty Boy featuring Sam Smith – “La La La” and  Beyonce – “Drunk In Love” . Also on tap are Martin GarrixKaty PerryPitbullJason Derulo,  Avicii and so many more! It's THE weekend party you gotta be at!  Don’t miss a second of the action - tune in to In The Mix with HK™ this weekend. On-air from coast to coast and worldwide!

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

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Friday, March 21, 2014

SELFIES RULE ON YOUR PHONE AND ON THE CHARTS


The selfie has arguably become the greatest photographic trend of our time. Now #Selfie is also a hit song with bodacious beats and self-obsessed words by The Chainsmokers. When penning the song the duo said - "We really weren't sure if this was the most brilliant idea, or worst idea we ever had”. At #18 and climbing on Billboard’s Hot 100 looks like it was a pretty good idea to me. Amusing lyrics range from “Can you guys help me pick a filter? I don't know if I should go with XX Pro or Valencia. I wanna look tan. What should my caption be? I want it to be clever” to my favorite, “It's not even summer, why does the DJ keep on playing Summertime Sadness?”. The burning question is … are The Chainsmokers a one hit novelty song writing wonder or do they have the goods to keep the smashes comin’? Hit me up on Facebook and twitter with your thoughts.

One thing I know for solid is the hits are gonna keep coming this weekend on In the Mix with HK™! I’m taking #Selfie to a whole new level with a zoomed in and bounced up custom remix just for you. The decks will be smokin’ with bangers from EminemJason DeruloCash Cash, Katy Perry and Zedd. Plus pumped up HK remixes on Demi Lovato - "Neon Lights", Tiesto – “Red Lights”,  Neon Trees – “Sleeping With A Friend”, Ellie Goulding – “Burn” and mega more. Check your local listings and tune in all weekend long!

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