Friday, July 21, 2017

IT'S GONNA BE LIT THIS WEEKEND. I'M BRINGIN' THE HEAT!


It's gettin' hot in here and so are the new beats! This weekend I’ve got the decks fired up for a summer throw down you don’t wanna miss! Get ready for fresh jams from…Kesha, Rita Ora, Julia Michaels, Demi Lovato, Daya, Portugal The Man and Jonas Blue. Plus non-stop banging sets and exclusive HK remixes on all your faves including Halsey, Liam Payne, Cheat Codes, Charlie Puth, Zedd, Ed Sheeran 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™.

Friday, July 14, 2017

IN THE MIX WITH HK™ - GAME OF THRONES AND ED SHEERAN


What do In The Mix with HK™, Game of Thrones and Ed Sheeran have in common? This weekend…a lot! I'm a huge fan of the hit HBO show so I'd like to think of this weekend's broadcast as the GOT season 7 premiere party. Tune in to hear my exclusive remix of Ed’s Castle On The Hill and did you know he's making a cameo in this seasons Game Of Thrones. Apparently Ed is a huge GOT fan too and Maisie Williams, the Arya Stark actor, is a big fan of the British crooner. Knowing this, Executive Producers wanted to surprise her and arranged for Ed to be sharing the screen with Williams. ED says of the role “I sing a song and then (Arya) goes, “Oh, that’s a nice song,” and I go, “It’s a new one”. Could we be seeing more of the singer/songwriter wunderkind on the small and big screen soon?

This weekend I’m bringing you more HITS, BEATS, BANGERS and EXCLUSIVE HK remixes! Brace yourself for Miley Cyrus, Clean Bandit, Zedd & Alessia Cara, Post Malone, The Chainsmokers and of course Ed Sheeran – all like you've never heard them before. Plus new music from Rihanna, Max, Kygo, Ellie Goulding 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 6, 2017

THE BIEBER EFFECT ON IN THE MIX WITH HK™


Justin Bieber is blowin’ up my decks and the charts this weekend as a featured artist on three songs in Billboard’s Hot 100. He's the current music king ruling with Despacito, Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankees smash at #1 for the past 8 weeks, I’m the One, DJ Khaled’s hit at #2 and David Guetta’s new track 2U at #27. Last month those three songs earned Bieber the title of first act with the top three bestselling downloads in a single week. Now I’m no psychic but I’m thinking if you want a hit single get the Biebes to lay down a vocal track!

I’m gonna be laying down some serious HK remix mojo on Justin’s hits plus spreadin’ more remix production love to….Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello, Cheat Codes, Halsey, Niall Horan, Fifth Harmony, Liam Payne and others. And, just when you think it's safe to catch your breath – I'm going to light it up with some re-imagined classics. Plus new jams from Bebe Rexha, Hailee Steinfeld and Major Lazer!

I’ve got the hottest songs of summer ready to heat up your weekend!

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

Friday, June 30, 2017

MUSICAL FIREWORKS & CHEAT CODES EXPLOSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW


“Oh say can you see”…a party about to go off?! It’s a long 4th of July weekend and I’ve got the musical fireworks ready to blowup! On deck are custom HK remixes of Zedd & Alessia Cara, Bruno Mars, Halsey, David Guetta, Sam Hunt, Selena Gomez, Imagine Dragons, Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee. Plus hot new jams from The Chainsmokers, Andy Grammer, Fifth Harmony and a wicked mashup you gotta hear to believe!

Cheat Codes are back to talk about blunts, Demi, getting arrested and special hidden talents you've never heard before. Check out the video above to catch my full exclusive interview with bonus material not heard in the show.

We’ve got an epic party this weekend for “the land of the free & the home of the brave”.

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

Thursday, June 22, 2017

CHEAT CODES GET IN THE MIX WITH HK™


The Cheat Codes have nearly 1 billion streams on Spotify with their previous hits Sex and Let Me Hold You (Turn Me On) but it’s their recent collab, No Promises, with Demi Lovato that has given them their first Billboard Hot 100 hit. This week Trevor, Matt and Kevin of Cheat Codes get In The Mix with HK™ to talk about how they came together as a group, how they hooked up with Demi and more.

This weekend I’m bringing you my exclusive HK remix on No Promises plus other chart toppers! On deck for some HK flava are hits from Julia Michaels, AJR, Chainsmokers f/Coldplay, Camila Cabello, Miley Cyrus, Liam Payne f/Quavo, Halsey, Kygo and Selena Gomez. Plus a couple surprise mashups you don’t wanna miss. I've also got new music from Max, Rita Ora and this week's PICK TO HIT™.

It’s officially Summer…temps are rising, the needles droppin’ and the parties poppin’!

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

Thursday, June 15, 2017

WHEN THE NEEDLE DROPS...


When the needle drops on your favorite tracks in a way you've never heard before, the bass kicks in and the volume is screaming to be turned up…you know you’re In The Mix with HK™. Oh yeah, I’ve got a PARTY for you this weekend! I’m gettin' ready to treat your inner ear to some sweet sonic pleasure with exclusive HK remixes on Ed Sheeran, Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars and More! There's also gonna be brand new bangers from David Guetta feat. Justin Bieber, Major Lazer feat. Travis Scott/Camila Cabello/Quavo and others. PLUS…a totally sic mashup on Green Day's – When September Comes, a reworking of a dance classic and this week's PICK TO HIT™.

So, there’s two things you need to do this weekend. First, give Dad an extra hug and don't forget to make his Father’s Day great! Second, get 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, June 8, 2017

MARIAN HILL GET "DOWN" ON IN THE MIX WITH HK™


Marian Hill, the singing and songwriting duo from Philly consisting of Jeremy Lloyd (music/lyrics/production) and Samantha Gongol (music/lyrics/vocals) have a big hit on their hands and are out on tour. This week they’ll get In The Mix with HK™ to talk about how their slinky single Down ended up in Apple’s first AirPods commercial, propelling the track to a Top 40 smash. Also what surprises them about the music industry and more.

More is what I have on deck for you this weekend! More of your favorite hits like you’ve never heard them before. More mashups, more new music and more reasons to turn up the volume with exclusive HK remixes on Selena Gomez, Rag ‘N’ Bone Man, Camila Cabello, Dj Khaled featuring the Biebs, James Arthur, Cheat Codes, and wait till you hear what I have planned for Miley Cyrus’s new jam! And that's just getting the party started!

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

Friday, June 2, 2017

WHAT IS YOUR SONG OF SUMMER PICK?


It’s getting’ hot out there and music critics are already making their predictions for the coveted Song Of Summer. Past SOS winners include Drake’s One Dance, OMI’s Cheerleader, Iggy ft. Charli XCX Fancy and who can forget Blurred Lines or Call Me Maybe?

This weekend I’m firing up the decks with some early contenders for this year’s Song Of Summer crown. Buckle up for HK exclusive remixes on Despacito by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, Liam Payne’s Strip That Down, No Promises by Cheat Codes ft. Demi Lovato, Hailee Steinfeld’s Most Girls and Shawn Mendes There’s Nothing Holdin' Me Back. Plus other serious challengers: Imagine Dragon’sBeliever, Drake’sPassionfruit and pumped up bangers from Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa and so much more! The mercury is rising and the party’s heating up!

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

Friday, May 26, 2017

MUSIC WILL NOT BE SILENCED


With the devastating attack at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester and as Memorial Day nears and we honor our American heroes who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms, my thoughts and prayers go out to all those touched by the unspeakable tragedies of war and acts of senseless terrorism. There are countless freedoms that we cherish and for me music is one of them. The ability to listen to whatever style of music or lyric I desire and to enjoy the thrill of a live performance without fear is something I treasure. Music is freedom, love and humanity delivered with notes, chords, voice, melody, emotion and passion. Music is a thread that should unite us all, it is fearless and it will never be silenced.

This weekend I’m savoring and appreciating every beat as I turn the volume up on exclusive HK remixes of Julia Michaels, Kygo & Selena Gomez, Imagine Dragons, Hailee Steinfeld, Sam Hunt, The Chainsmokers and more! Plus new music from John Bellion, Charlie Puth, Paramore and others. There's nothing like some extended mix sets for your extended weekend. Light the grill and turn up the speakers.

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

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™.