Thursday, July 25, 2013


This week I have family from out of town visiting with me. We all went to see The Package Tour together and while there, they got to share in the whole pre-show backstage and post show tour bus excitement. They got to watch and learn while I was doing an interview and they were blown away when they saw how much work goes into producing and remixing all the songs played each week. These personal family music experiences made me think about musical families in the biz. For instance, going way back you had the Osmond Family, the Jackson Family and Sonny & Cher (husband & wife). Christina Aguilera was married to her label A&R Executive, Jessica & Ashlee Simpson were managed by their father,Beyonce' was managed by her dad and all her fashions were designed by her mom. Miley Cyrus was first introduced to the world by her than successful dad Billy RayTaylor Swift's family uprooted their whole life to move to Nashville just so she could pursue her dreams and Bruno Mars musical genius comes from performing at a young age with a very musical family. I know these examples are just the tip of the iceberg but when my family is hanging out in the studio with me this weekend, I'll be thinking of all these people and the power of family and music!

Come play in my sonic sandbox In The Mix with HK! I'm bringing the summer heat with brand new HK remixes on Fifth Harmony - "Miss Movin' On", David Guetta/Ne-Yo/Akon - "Play Hard",Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - "Can't Hold Us" and the latest thumper from Britney Spears - "Ooh La La". I've also got the scintillating Lana Del Rey - "Summertime Sadness", Tegan & Sara - "Closer", Bruno Mars - "Treasure" and Austin Mahone - "What About Love". There's gonna be more audio excitement with my re-imagined mixes on Miley CyrusKarminFlorida-Georgia LineBonnie McKeeCapital CitiesParamore and more!

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

Thursday, July 18, 2013


If you've never seen Bruno Mars or Ellie Goulding live, pick up the phone right now and order your tickets for what is probably one of the best shows you'll ever see. Ellie did a great job of bringing her infectious blend of dance, pop and alternative to the live stage and it was one of the best responses from an audience I've ever for an opening act. Technically that's what she is on this bill, but for the audience it feels more like a double headline act with all of her hits and the generous light and sound show she had. Bruno was old school meets new. His love and upbringing on old classics shines through not only in his songwriting but definitely in his live show. He has the voice, moves, swagger, comfort and ease of a superstar, yet modestly chooses to hang back and just be one of the guys in the band. And speaking of that band…WOW! Tight as the skin on a drum. These guys play, move and sing together like a well oiled sports car. It's like Earth, Wind  Fire vs The E Street Band. Bruno is hands down one of the best singer, songwriter, artists, performers out there today!

Join me In The Mix with HK to hear what I've done to Bruno's - "Treasure" and Ellie's - "I Need Your Love". I'll also put my sonic glaze to the latest from Jason DeruloMaroon 5Capital CitiesDaft PunkParamoreEd Sheeran and Lana Del Rey. Plus special HK eargasms on Ke$ha - "Crazy Kids", Britney Spears - "Ooh La La", Demi Lovato - "Heart Attack", Mariah Carey/Miguel - #Beautiful and Rihanna/David Guetta - "Right Now". It's all non-stop commercial free music sets, so get your blast of ear candy this weekend.

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

Friday, July 12, 2013


I live and breathe music every second of every day but there is something even better about the experience during the summer months. Don’t you just love cruising with the top down and the windows open to your favorite jam or checking out one of the hottest acts of the year live under the stars or inside a packed arena. Yep, ain't nothing like it. Take next week for instance, I can’t wait to see Bruno Mars, Ellie Goulding, Plain White T's, Beyonce, New Kids On The Block, Boyz To Men and 98 Degrees. Plus another three or four local groups you probably don’t know now but hopefully will in the future. So help me out here, why is it- just like the fruit we eat, listening to music and going to concerts in the summer is so much sweeter?

I can tell you this…I've got some really sweet new mixes for your ears this weekend so make sure your tuned in! These HK jams are ripe and ready for the picking. Rihanna/David Guetta - "Right Now", Selena Gomez - "Come & Get It", Paramore - "Still Into You" and Capital Cities - "Safe and Sound". This week Mariah Carey hurt her shoulder shooting the video to the remix of #Beautiful. Thank god my remix was made after cause if she was moving to that a lot more could have happened. The juices will flow when you get a taste of my new take on Ke$ha - "Crazy Kids", Karmin - "Acapella", Miley Cyrus - "We Can't Stop", Austin Mahone - "What About Love" and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - "Same Love". This is all just a tease cause there's a bushel more of music surprises. Don't be the only one of your friends to miss out. It's all going down In The Mix with HK this weekend!

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

Wednesday, July 3, 2013


John Adams wrote that the Fourth of July…. “ought to be celebrated by pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, bells, bonfires and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other.…”. If President Adams were alive today I believe he would have added…and by jamming out to In The Mix with HK for a non-stop musical extravaganza in all American HK style! That’s right, John Adams would be getting his patriotic grove on this weekend.

In honor of our Nation’s Birthday Bash I have put together custom HK mixes and remixes of all your favorite hits like you've never heard them before. Get ready for sonic fireworks when your ears hear what I've done to Ke$ha - "Crazy Kids", Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - "Same Love", Calvin Harris/Ellie Goulding - "I Need Your Love", Imagine Dragons - "Radioactive" and my extreme makeover on Ed Sheeran - "Lego House". I've also put the HK big bang into new club bangers from KarminParamoreAustin MahoneRihanna w/David Guetta and Britney Spears latest "Ooh La La". Of course those are just the tip of the summer iceberg, cause I'm bringing more bombastic heat with my remixes on SelenaMileyMaroon 5Robin Thicke and more!

If you want the perfect sonic landscape to go with your 4th of July weekend fun, don't miss a single second of this week's show!

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