Thursday, May 18, 2017

CYRUS SISTERS GET MIXED UP ON IN THE MIX WITH HK™


There’s certainly no lack of talent in the Cyrus family. Maybe it was inevitable for Noah Cyrus to follow in her 24 year old sister Miley, 28 year old brother Trace (a member or the pop-rock band Metro Station) and her country artist father, Billy Ray’s footsteps. At just 17, Noah is making noise in the music biz and ready to drop her debut album NC-17 (love the title) this fall. Miley’s next album is also due out later this year. The sisters are close but Noah looks set to step out of her super-star sister’s shadow.

This week on In The Mix with HK™ I’m mixing up the Cyrus sisters new tracks Stay Together by Noah and Malibu by Miley. Also on tap are custom HK remixes of Kygo and Selena, Clean Bandit, Jason Derulo, Zedd and Alessia Cara plus new tracks from Katy Perry, Dua Lipa, DJ Khaled, Kygo featuring Ellie Goulding and so much more! It’s the party of the weekend and you’ve got an All Access Pass!

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

Saturday, May 13, 2017

GET YOUR GROOVE ON GETAWAY™ WITH HK ON CARNIVAL VISTA


I’m always looking for fun getaways to tell you about and last week I Got My Groove On aboard The Carnival Vista! A beautiful ship, that is the newest and biggest in the Carnival fleet. If you're like me and love live music performances, picturesque ports, exciting excursions, AMAZING food, sports, comedy clubs and dancing the night away under the stars – then you'll love this In The Mix with HK ™ Get Your Groove On Getaway™.  Carnival Vista also has the only IMAX theater at sea and get this, you can even be in a Lip Sync Battle that mirrors the TV show. That's right! Spike TV has licensed the show to Carnival for their ships and this is the first one to have it. Jay Leno brought down the house with laughs, as the featured Carnival Live  performer and I'll be talking to him in this week's show about comedy, cars and divas.

Speaking of Divas (in a loving way), this week I’m gonna be putting some HK cruisin’ flava on Katy Perry’s new track plus exclusive HK remixes on Marian Hill, James Arthur, Julia Michaels, Ed Sheeran, The Chainsmokers and Coldplay. All this sun and sand has my party meter off the charts so I’m packin’ new jams from Drake, Cheat Codes, Charlie Puth, Hey Violet, and Jax Jones!

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

Thursday, May 4, 2017

NEW MUSIC IS DROPPIN' AND IT'S HOT...ON IN THE MIX WITH HK™


On Friday Ruth B releases her debut album. I’ve been waiting for that since her break out hit Lost Boy. Next week some heavy albums will be dropin’ including: Harry Styles self-titled debut, and new ones from Machine Gun Kelly and Paramore

This weekend I’ve got fresh tracks from Lady Gaga, Shawn Mendes and DNCE that I can’t wait to put an HK spin on. Also on the guest list are exclusive HK remixes of Zedd & Alessia Cara, Train, Maroon 5, The Weeknd, Starley, Dua Lipa and so-much-more! Get ready to PARTY cause the beats are bangin’ and the grove is infectious!

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

Friday, April 28, 2017

JULIA MICHAELS THE NEW-OLD "IT" GIRL


If you’re one of the many who think Julia Michael’s first single Issues is all you know of her work you’re wrong. Michaels has been writing songs since the age of 12 but in little more than 3 years she’s had 12 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, 8 which reached the Top 40 and none of which featured her voice. A few of the songs this 23 year old penned are Justin Bieber’s Sorry, Hailee Steinfeld’s Love Myself,  Fifth Harmony’s All in My Head and Selena Gomez’s Hands To Myself. Michael’s says her song Issues  pushed her to become a solo artist. Saying: “ I wrote it after a fight I had with my boyfriend, I just felt uncomfortable having someone else sing such a personal song of mine.” It hit too close to home to pass it along to another artist.

I don’t think you’ll have any “Issues” with this weekend’s show. It’s gonna be lit with custom HK remixes on Bruno Mars, Zayn, Ed Sheeran, Kygo & Selena, The Chainsmokers featuring Coldplay and so much more. Plus new bangers from Harry Styles, Lady Gaga and Imagine Dragons.

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

Thursday, April 20, 2017

IN THE MIX WITH HK™ HAS A PARTY FOR THE PLANET


The world is celebrating Earth Day this weekend and it’s a great reminder to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Replenish, Restore and… wait for it... Remix! This weekend I’m dropin’ the needle on excusive HK remixes of James Arthur, Starley, Zedd & Alessia Cara Imagine Dragons, Lady Gaga, Julia Michaels and other faves! I’m also spinning new tracks from Cheat Codes featuring Demi Lovato, Max and Mike Posner plus a throwback and mashup you don’t want to miss! 

A good planet is hard to find but your hometown bangin’ party isn’t.

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

Friday, April 14, 2017

IS DUA LIPA LEAPING TO STATESIDE STARDOM


Dua Lipa the English singer/songwriter with a deep, sultry, emotive voice is poised for stateside stardom. Over the past year she has been an A-lister in the UK and Europe where she’s racked up 5 top 40 hits. Although Lipa has already made some noise in America, the dropping of her debut album this summer should put her squarely on the US map.

Dua (means “Love” in Albanian) was born and raised in London until the age of 11 when her family relocated to Kosovo. At 15 she returned to London to live with a friend and pursue her music career. Lipa started uploading covers of Christina Aguilera and Alicia Keys to YouTube (seriously how many artists has YouTube kicked off?!). Within a year she attracted the attention of Lana Del Rey’s manger and by 18 Dua had a recording contract with Warner Bros. Somewhere in between she did some modeling but quickly left that biz when she was told she had to lose weight. Lipa says of that time, “ I love food too much and I’d like to think that my voice is my best feature”. If I didn’t already L-O-V-E this girl for her wicked voice I love her even more now!

This week on In The Mix with HK™ Dua’s latest single Be The One is my Pick To Hit™.  

Speaking of hits….I’ve got all your faves like you’ve never heard them before! Get ready for exclusive HK remixes on Marian Hill, Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, The Chainsmokers and Katy Perry. Plus new bangers by Zayn, Stargate featuring Pink & Sia, Rag ‘N’ Bone Man, Halsey and of course Dua Lipa! Then just when you thought the party was over the top I’m putting together a mashup that will blow you away!

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

Friday, April 7, 2017

NEW HITS, MASHUPS AND MORE OF LITTLE MIX IS A BIG REASON TO PARTY!


This weekend In The Mix with HK™ has your all access pass to party! I’ve got exclusive HK remixes all cued up on new hits from Jason Derulo, Imagine Dragons, Flo Rida, Axwell & Ingrosso, Martin Garrix and Dua (I am LOVIN’ her voice) Lipa. Speaking of killer voices, the ladies of Little Mix will be in the house for Part II of our exclusive interview. We're talkin' about the free stuff stars get, fans and more. Also on deck is a couple wicked mashups! One of Rihanna and….well, you just gotta tune in and get ready to turn up the volume.

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

Thursday, March 30, 2017

LITTLE MIX GETS IN THE MIX WITH HK™


Little Mix, the multi-talented singing, songwriting and dancing girl group form the UK gets In The Mix with HK™ this week for Part 1 of a candid talk about life in the spotlight. The girls have been BUSY! They are currently on tour with Ariana Grande and loving every minute of it. All of their four albums have gone platinum or multi-platinum. With their latest album Glory Days becoming the fastest selling #1 album by any girl group in 15 years, since Destiny’s Child’s Survivor. They also recently took home the 2017 BRIT Award for Best Single with Shout Out to My Ex and the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Award for Favorite Global Star.

This weekend I’ve got your favorite stars coming at you like party shots! With custom HK reworkings on Maroon 5, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Zedd & Alessia Cara, The Weeknd and of course Little Mix! Plus new bangers from Julia Michaels, Marian Hill, Calvin Harris and Lorde. And just cause I can’t resist, I’m pullin’ out killer mashups you don’t wanna miss!

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

Thursday, March 23, 2017

CELEBRATE SPRING BREAK...IN THE MIX WITH HK™


It is officially Spring Break season and that means PARRRRRRRRRRTY! And nothing says party more than jammin’ out to the biggest and best hits remixed, rearranged and reinvented in custom HK style! Whether you're at the beach, throwin’ down a serious staycation or doin’ the European thang - In The Mix with HK™ is your spring break soundtrack!

This weekend I’m blowin’ up your woofers and promising multiple eargasms cause I spent every minute of the freezing temps locked away in my toasty warm studio. I'm droppin' brand new HK reworkings on Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, Starley, Noah Cyrus, Clean Bandit, Maroon 5 and more! Plus brand spankin' new joints from Little Mix, Snakehips & MO, AJR, Martin Garrix & Bebe Rexha, Lorde and other surprises!

Make sure you tune in all weekend long to get your spring break swerve on!

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

Thursday, March 16, 2017

AJR GETS IN THE MIX WITH HK™


New York City-based indie pop trio AJR mix barbershop harmonies, electronic music, hip –hop and other styles into their eclectic sound. AJR feature the talents of the Met brothers, Adam (vocals/bass), Jack (vocals/guitar), and Ryan (guitar/piano/vocals). This week these Multi-Platinum artists will be talking with me about their approach to music making, recording and more. I’ll also be unveiling my exclusive HK remix of AJR’s latest single Weak.

And that’s just getting the decks warmed up! Get ready to turn up the volume on exclusive remixes of Katy Perry, Noah Cyrus, Bebe Rexha, Zedd and Alessia Cara. Plus new bangers from Flo Rida, Train, Calvin Harris, Jonas Blue and Linkin Park! The beats are massive and the party’s gonna be epic!

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

Sunday, March 12, 2017

CHRIS ROCK TOTAL BLACKOUT TOUR 2017


There is a good reason why Chris Rock has won four Emmy Awards, three Grammy Awards, is a New York Times Best-Selling Author and hosted the Academy Awards twice! This man has wicked skills! He is one of the sharpest comedians of his generation and in my opinion, one of the best comics in history.

Now he’s on tour after a nine year hiatus from the road and seeing him back on stage after all this time makes you feel like he’s never left and thank God he’s back again doing his thing!

Rock’s social commentary is always spot on. Combine that with his comic genius and cadence and you’ll leave with your face hurting from 90 minutes of non-stop laughter. Expect more than just socio-political commentary on the times. This time around Rock gets personal and talks about family, divorce and other issues. In doing so he gives us a glimpse into real world pain while making us laugh. A cathartic experience for everyone including him.

Be sure to catch the Total Blackout Tour coming to a city near you!

Friday, March 10, 2017

ONE FOR THE RECORD BOOKS



Some interesting things happened this week in the music biz that should not be understated and probably would make your head spin. The Chainsmokers have three different singles in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. There are only two other groups to manage this rare feat. The Beatles were the first back in 1964. A decade later the Bee Gees did it with a trio of hits from their Saturday Night Fever soundtrack. And now the smokin’ hot EDM pop producers have joined the club. Think about that for a second. The Chainsmokers are now in the same league with The Beatles and The Bee Gees. But wait! There's more! Nicki Minaj tied Aretha Franklin's record for 73 songs to land in the Hot 100. That surpasses legends like Beyoncé, Madonna, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Barbara Streisand and others. Mind blowing right?

I'm hoping to blow your mind this weekend on In The Mix with HK™. I got your clubbing soundtrack all locked and loaded to turn any car, living room, basement or backyard into your personal party palace. I’m droppin’ the needle on exclusive HK remixes on Ed Sheeran, Rihanna, Maroon 5, Ariana Grande, Clean Bandit, Zayn/Taylor SwiftShawn Mendes and of course the Chainsmokers! Plus new beats from PartyNextDoor, Lorde, Marian Hill and so much more! Dance, hydrate and repeat is our mantra! 

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

Thursday, March 2, 2017

CLEAN BANDIT GETS IN THE MIX WITH HK™


HK with Grace Chatto of Clean Bandit
Grammy Award winning Clean Bandit is blowing up the charts again with their current track Rockabye and this week their founder gets In The Mix with HK™! Jack Patterson the creator of the group as well as multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, composer, art director and producer (obviously a mad skills kinda guy) will get In The Mix to talk about how the group came together and so much more.

And this weekend MORE is the operative word. More Hits! More non-stop music! More exclusive HK remixes and More surprises! Oh yeah…The Weeknd can Feel It Coming, Katy Perry will have us Chained To The Rhythm, Fitz & The Tantrums are providing the HandClap, Zara Larsson is So Good and Bruno knows That’s What I Like. Also, Twenty One Pilots, Zedd & Alessia Cara, Bebe Rexha and Starley will be lighting up the decks and that’s just the first hour! Plus new music from Galantis, Headhunterz, The Chainsmokers/Coldplay and Martin Garrix & Dua Lipa. So call the crew, put on your party pants and turn up the volume!

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

Thursday, February 23, 2017

LOTS OF HITS, NEW MUSIC, REMIXES AND LAUGHS ON IN THE MIX WITH HK™


Man! There is a ton of great new music I just gotta play and mess with. I’m in the lab cooking up custom HK remixes on new jams from Maroon 5 featuring Future, Linkin Park & Kiiara, AJR, Major Lazer, Kygo & Selena Gomez and of course Ms. Perry! Plus major chart toppers from Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, The Weeknd, Clean Bandit, Zayn & Taylor Swift and Rihanna all getting a little HK flava.


Then to really spice things up Lisa Lampanelli (The Queen of Mean) is droppin’ in to talk about her national comedy tour and what it was really like to work with the now President Donald Trump on Celebrity Apprentice. I know what you're thinking….did he grab her p***y? We're gonna find that out and a whole lot 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 16, 2017

CONGRATULATIONS TO GRAMMY WINNING FRIENDS OF IN THE MIX WITH HK™


Congratulations go out to all the 2017 Grammy winners! Especially to Twenty One Pilots, The Chainsmokers, Daya and Flume.  All who took some time out of their hectic schedule to hang in the mix with yours truly and talk with us while on their journey to Grammy success! Here are a few highlights from my EXCLUSIVE interviews with music royalty: Flume describes his Grammy winning album, Skin, as melodic and a little off. Flume says he makes music he wants to hear and that his biggest inspiration isn’t other people’s music but technology and using it in a way that hasn’t been used before. Tyler of Twenty One Pilots told us his favorite track from their #1 selling album Blurryface is Lane Boy  and Josh likes The Judge. But their fave may have changed since Stressed Out is the track that gave TØP their first Grammy. The Chainsmokers talked with us about the evolution of dance music and how they love where it’s going. Daya is totally blown away with the turn her life has taken saying her parents have given her total support and are now involved in her music career. You can catch my full backstage conversations with these now Grammy winning artists under the Interview Tab.  

This weekend I’m bringing you a party soundtrack filled with tons of musical royalty. I’m droppin’ the needle on exclusive HK remixes of Maroon 5, Ed Sheeran, Rihanna, Shawn Mendes, Bruno Mars and Grammy wining Daya. Plus new tracks from Katy (thank God she finally released a new song) Perry, Starley, Hey Violet, Marian Hill and Zara Larsson! I just can’t help but rework a Daft Punk classic and mix up a few other surprises from the day! Weather you get Presidents Day off or (like me) NOT we’re still gonna party like it’s a three day weekend!

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

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

BEAT OF YOUR HEART™ VALENTINE'S DAY GIVEAWAY!

Forget the flowers and candy. Tell your Valentine what really makes your heart beat and enter the In The Mix with HK™ Beat Of Your Heart™ Valentine’s Day Gear Giveaway! Our friends at Monster® are providing great audio gear like top of the line Bluetooth Headphones, Blasters and Soundstages.

Get your heart pumpin' this Valentine's Day. Go to our Contest Page and enter for your chance to win!


Thursday, January 26, 2017

THE CHAINSMOKERS ARE ADDICTIVE


The Chainsmokers will not be snuffed out and we couldn’t be happier! They’re rockin’ the airwaves, killin’ the charts and have several Grammy noms in their back pocket! With their recently dropped single, Paris, The dynamic duo notched their fourth Hot 100 Top 10 smash. Entering the chart at No. 7 Paris bests the No. 9 debut of Closer for their highest ranked release yet. Closer has extended its record for most weeks in the top 10 from a songs debut having camped out since August 20th for an incredible 25 weeks. If that wasn’t accomplishment enough The Chainsmokers have been in the top 10 for an amazing 38 consecutive weeks between Paris, Closer and the No. 3 –peaking, still in the Top 40, Don’t let me Down featuring Daya!

This weekend I won’t let you down! I’ve got exclusive HK remixes on new tracks from The Chainsmokers, Ed Sheeran, Daya, Clean Bandit and Flume all mixed and re-mixed to rock the house. Also comin’ to the party are Alessia Cara, Charli XCX, The Weeknd, Adele, Niall Horan, Maroon 5 and so much more! I’m ready to drop the needle on the weekend and the party jumps off right here!

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

Thursday, January 19, 2017

COUNTDOWN TO THE GRAMMYS


Music’s biggest night is just a month away. Of course I’m talking about the Grammy Awards. As someone who’s been lucky enough to be a long time voting member of the Recording Academy, a previous Grammy nominee and Governor on the Board of the Grammys, as well as had the pleasure of working on 5 Grammy Award winning projects - I take the awards very seriously. The question I get asked most about the process (aside from “who ya voting for?”) is… "what’s the difference between Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year". These are two of the nights biggest awards. Come on, let's face it!!! We’re talking about the one song that ruled the year in music here! The Record Of The Year category recognizes the artist’s performance as well as the overall contributions of the producer(s), recording engineer(s) and/or mixer(s) if other than the artist. Basically those creative, often behind the scene, magicians who worked to make that song sound amazing. The Song Of The Year category is strictly a songwriters award and recognizes the incredible songwriter(s).

This week I’ll be recognizing some of the hottest tracks by means of re-imagined sonic productions! Get ready for exclusive HK remixes on Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Sia and Flume. All 2017 Grammy nominees by the way, plus wicked beats from Bruno Mars, Martin Garrix & Bebe Rexha, Little Mix, Dua Lipa and Camilla Cabello. And of course there’re always brand new bangers with an HK twist. Like G-Eazy, Fitz & The Tantrums, Ed Sheeran, the Best New Artist nominee The Chainsmokers and so much more! Let’s get this party started!

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

Thursday, January 12, 2017

HEY VIOLET AND MORE THIS WEEK ON IN THE MIX WITH HK™


The LA based group Hey Violet began as the 4 girl hard rock band Cherri Bomb while its members were still in middle school. Since its inception the group has had a change of musical direction to punk-pop, the parting of a member, addition of guitarist and a bassist and is no longer an all-female band. They’ve  signed to 5 Seconds of Summer’s Label Hi Or Hey Records and have a new single Guys My Age making noise on the Pop charts!

This weekend I can’t help but make some noise with a custom HK remix on Hey Violet’s latest track Guys My Age plus the new hits from Charli XCX, G-Eazy, Clean Bandit & Anne-Marie! Also coming to this mix party are fresh beats from Zayn feat. Ms. Swift, Rihanna, Bruno Mars, Ariana Grande, Maroon 5, The Weeknd, Shawn Mendes, Hailee Steinfeld and SO MUCH MORE! The bass is gettin’ low and the volume’s goin’ up!

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

Friday, January 6, 2017

NEW YEAR NEW ALBUMS


It's a new year and we have a lot to look forward to in the music world. Dua Lipa, the London dark pop singer/songwriter is dropping her self-titled debut album in February. Also early this year Drake will deliver More Life . This next album promised to be the exclamation mark to the end of Drake’s wickedly successful 2016. Can't believe he's already throwing new music at us! Spring is expected to end the four year long wait for Lorde’s much anticipated sophomore outing. Also this spring, Charli XCX plans to drop her next LP saying “Most of the songs on the album are about partying or about falling in love with someone after partying”. Sounds like a solid album plan to me! Kelly Clarkson is setting a summer release that is a return to classic soul. Saying it is “the record that has been in me since junior high”.  Seems like it’s been since junior high since Christina Aguilera’s last full-length. Rumor has it this is the year she will present a new LP. And can we seriously go a third year without a new Taylor Swift album?! I have my money and my hopes on Taylor LP6 arriving before Christmas. After a very explosive split from Fifth Harmony and a huge hit with Machine Gun Kelly, Camila Cabello is on track (be it just whispers) to drop her first solo endeavor. Another past group member that shook things up upon departure, Niall Horan says his upcoming work will have a “folk-with-pop feel to it”. Justin Timberlake reportedly has at least six great tracks in the can but will we see his album this year? Justin says… "I guess I’m resigned to the fact that I’m a tortoise when it comes to this process.” So I’m sticking with cautious optimism. Back in 2015 Katy Perry’s manager said the pop star’s fourth album would be out by 2016. Since then studio update tweets have hinted at a not so far off release that I am counting on!

This week you can count a weekend party that will shake the walls! I’ll be droppin’ the needle on your fave chart toppers in custom HK remix style. Plus get ready for new bangers from The Chainsmokes feat. Phoebe Ryan, Dua Lipa, Fitz & The Tantrums, Flume and Lady Gaga. It’s all going down right here this weekend.

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