Thursday, February 27, 2014


When you're composing music, epic drops and awesome breaks usually translate to a big sounding track and most likely a hit. It's certainly two very important ingredients in EDM. However, for people who make music it takes on a totally different meaning in their personal life.

This week was a perfect example.Katy Perry and John Mayer went their separate ways yet again. These two have been on and off more than a broken light switch. The thing that makes it seem weirder this time is she was just sporting an engagement ring around Valentine's Day. And, the two have been talking marriage for months. Then there's Rihanna and Drake, another on again off again couple. Apparently their on again if you judge by the on stage "grind-o-matic" they displayed at a recent Drake concert. Another stunner was the announcement Robin Thicke and his long-time wife have split. This after a year of the couple publicly speaking about how much they love one another, in the wake of the "Blurred Lines" video controversy. Of course for those of us in the biz I don't think it was a big surprise about Robin, as his lines have always been blurred.

This week on IN THE MIX WITH HK™ I promise to stay focused and passionate. Something that some of our musical artists are having trouble with. Lock it in all weekend long to to hear the kind of epic drops and awesome breaks that make you want to move.

I'm featuring brand new HK remixes on Cash Cash f/Bebe Rexha - "Take Me Home", American Authors - "Best Day Of My Life", Ellie Goulding - "Burn", One Republic - "Counting Stars" and Shakira f/Rihanna - "Can't Remember To Forget You". Plus thumping new HK takes on NoNoNo - "Pumpin Blood", Bastille - "Pompeii", Passenger - "Let Her Go", A Great Big World - "Say Something" and many many more! 

There's also more of my exclusive interview with Karmin so don't miss a single beat. It's all goin' down 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, February 20, 2014


I sat down with Karmin to talk about their highly anticipated first full length album, their chart climbing single, touring and what it’s like working with a major record label. The amazingly talented duo, and soon to be husband and wife,  are incredibly warm and open about the hurdles of making art and commerce work.

Whatever you do don't miss this fantastic backstage sit down with one of today's hottest and most talented groups! And get ready to hear more from their new album "Pulses".

I'm also gonna make your pulse rise with exclusive HK remixes on John NewmanA Great Big WorldPitbullDemi LovatoZedd and OneRepublic. Plus brand new music from Naughty BoyNoNoNoAustin Mahone and Kid Ink.

It's all going down this weekend so check your local listings!

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

Thursday, February 13, 2014


Is music influential to bring home the gold in Sochi? Some scientist say “yes” and so do I. You may have seen athletes jamming out just prior to their event or even with their ear buds on during competition. According to research by sports psychologist Peter Terry - music has been shown to improve endurance performance, assisting people to run 18 percent longer. Also when you are doing the same amount of work while listening to music , you use 1-2 percent less Oxygen. Music can help adjust a person’s confidence and mood. YouTube channel ASAP Science says… “Even during competition, music can narrow an athlete’s attention, diverting the athlete’s sensations of fatigue.”

U.S. Gold medalist Jamie Anderson was seen taking out a set of ear buds after her win in the slopestyle event. Snowboarder Seamus O’Connor of Ireland said  “If I forgot my headphones or if my phone died then I’d be really, really upset. It would definitely change my performance if I didn’t have my music”. American Luger Kat Hansen says “Strictly Beyoncé. My girl Bey. She just gets me fierce and I get stoked and I just have to (dance). I have good mojo going on so it’s just how I roll”.

I’ll have your mojo workin’ when you're listening to In The Mix with HK this weekend. I’ll be throwin’ down remixes of Olympic proportions on…….Pharrell Williams - "Happy", One Republic - "Counting Stars", Shakira & Rihanna - "Can't Remember To Forget You" and Miley Cyrus - "Adore You". And that's just part of the first set. It's gonna be like an Olympic Decathlon leaving you in a pool of sweat by the time I get done with the likes of AviciiZeddPassengerAloe BlaccNoNoNoKaty PerryOne Direction 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, February 6, 2014


With the recent announcement that Selena Gomez spent two weeks in rehab and Ke$ha is extending her rehab stay, it makes one think of the number of celebs who have had problems with addictions.  Be it Selena’s Bieberaddiction (is that really true???), heroin, alcohol, eating disorders, Vicodin, cocaine, anger issues or sleeping pills music industry celebs have had their share of rehab stints.  Britney SpearsEminemChris BrownDemi Lovato,Ke$ha and now Selena are just a few. These stories of celebs falling from grace, losing their way and self-control may keep the news machines running , but I applaud anyone who is big enough to seek help when needed whatever the addiction may be.  I think Eva Mendes (who has had her own rehab visits) said it best… “I’m proud of people who have the determination and fearlessness to actually go and face their demons and get better”.

Music is my drug of choice and this weekend I have addictive beats, epic drops and plenty of re-imagined mixes on all your favorite hits!

Check your local listings and tune in to hear my exclusive remixes on A Great Big WorldBruno MarsBastilleKaty Perry and Zedd. I’m also bringing the heat with brand new bangers from Martin GarrixNaughty Boy f/Sam SmithJohn LegendNoNoNo and Aloe Blacc. There’s plenty more so don’t miss a single minute of the hottest weekend party on the planet.

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