Friday, September 15, 2017

Portugal. The Man Is A Band From Alaska!


Portugal. The Man isn't a man, it's a band and they're not from Portugal. They hail from Portland Oregon by-way-of Alaska. And they have their first mainstream Top 20 hit on their hands with “Feel It Still”. While they may be new to some people, Portugal. The Man’s debut album was released in 2006 and their current album Woodstock  is their eighth. When Billboard asked vocalist John Gourley why he thinks “Feel It Still” is their first song to crack the Hot 100  he said; “Anytime you borrow – or should I say, buy – the melody from (The Marvelettes) “Please Mr. Postman”, I feel like it should work. (This song) came about so naturally, just bass and a vocal. You can’t plan that stuff though, I’d like to think I could sit down and say ‘Hey guys, let’s write a hit,’ but there’s something really natural about this song and the way it came together.” It also doesn’t hurt that the song is used in a Vitaminwater ad with Aaron Paul dancing on a treadmill.

This weekend I’ll be dancin’ behind the decks when I cook up a custom HK remix on “Feel It Still” along with other bangers from Demi Lovato, Jonas Blue, Niall Horan, Kesha and that’s just the tip of my sonic iceberg. I can’t wait to spin some magic on brand spankin' new tracks from Taylor Swift, Sam Smith, P!nk, Maroon 5 and Kelly Clarkson. The musical mayhem kicks into full gear when I mashup some of your favorite throwbacks. It’s a party 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, September 7, 2017

BACK TO SCHOOL BANGERS ARE IN THE MIX WITH HK™


School is back and so are the beats! It may be getting chilly outside but In The Mix with HK™ things are heating up! The decks are sizzling with exclusive HK remixes on hits from Charlie Puth, Zedd & Alessia Cara, Imagine Dragons, Liam Payne, Kesha, Shawn Mendes and so much more! Plus new bangers from Maroon 5 featuring SZACazetek, All Time Low and Macklemore. Hit the books and the job Monday thru Friday then get In The Mix with HK™ this weekend for the hottest party in town!

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

Friday, September 1, 2017

LABOR DAY WEEKEND = PARTY WEEKEND!


That’s right!!! This Labor Day weekend we’re celebrating the working people by workin’ the party and I CAN’T wait to fire up the decks…and grill! I’ve got your holiday weekend soundtrack all cued up with exclusive HK remixes ready to drop! Shawn Mendes knows There’s Nothing Holdin' Me Back, DJ Khaled and Rihanna are having some Wild Thoughts, Liam Payne is Getting Low and Stripin’ That Down (sounds like a plan), Bruno already has Versace On The Floor, All Time Low knows were talkin’ bout Good Times, Macklemore and Skylar Grey are Glorious, and Cheat Codes with Demi Lovato are making No Promises …but I am. This holiday weekend throwdown’s gonna be off-the-hook! I’ve got fresh tracks from Cash Cash, P!nk, the Biebs and you know I’m jonesing to mess with Taylor's new beats! Plus I’m packing a throwback or two that’ll blow you away 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™.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

IN THE P!NK


It may seem like P!nk has been off radar for a while, but that doesn't mean she hasn't been getting busy. P!nk and husband Carey Hart welcomed their second child, a baby boy into the world the end of last year. This Sunday the VMA’s will bestow her with its highest honor:The Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. With 15 Top Ten hits in the Hot 100 as a lead artist, impact on music and philanthropy plus her unparalleled acrobatics and evocative live performances - it’s well deserved. In addition, P!nk will be releasing her much anticipated seventh LP (the first since 2012’s The Truth About Love) entitled Beautiful Trauma on October 13th. And the first single, What About Us is making its way up the charts!

This weekend I’ll be making my way all around P!nk's new track plus banging out exclusive HK remixes on hits from Hey Violet, Shawn Mendes, Imagine Dragons, Charlie Puth, Selena Gomez, Ed Sheeran and so much more! I’ve got new beats on tap from Axwell & Ingrosso, Halsey, Fall Out Boy and a couple mash ups you just can’t miss!

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

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

LADY GAGA TOUR AMAZING!

Friday, August 18, 2017

MACK IS BACK!


Macklemore is back with a preview single from his upcoming first solo album in nearly 12 years. That’s right it’s a “solo album” cause he and Ryan Lewis are on a…break. Macklemore says of the split: “Lewis is my brother forever. There will be more M&RL music to come when the time is right. Last November, I built a studio in the basement of my home and got back to basics. I was able to find a balance with my art, recovery and being a dad. I wanted to make an album and raise my baby girl.” The first track from Macklemore’s new album is Glorious, featuring Skyler Grey. It’s starting to climb the charts and I’m getting ready to climb all over those beats!

This weekend on In The Mix with HK™ check out Macklemore’s new banger! Plus I’m workin’ on custom HK remixes of hits from Hailee Steinfeld, Shawn Mendes, Kesha, DJ Khaled, Liam Payne, Zedd, Major Lazer and so much more! Set the volume to stun cause I'm also packing plenty of new music and a few mashups!

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

Thursday, August 10, 2017

SELENA - IT'S ALL ABOUT YOU!


Selena Gomez may be singing “It Ain’t Me” but the good news is…it really is! Just this week it was announced she'll be in the next Woody Allen film. Gomez recently executive produced the hit Netflix series 13 Reasons Why and has finished recording the voice of Mavis in the upcoming Hotel Transylvania 3 set to bow in September 2018. Coach just announced a Coach x Selena Gomez Collection of accessories that will be available globally on September 1st. On the personal side, Selena 25 and The Weeknd 27 have been dating for more than six months and she says she couldn’t be happier. She has a lot to be happy about. With three songs currently in the Billboard Hot 100 Selena is on FIRE and I’m amped to work and rework a couple of those hits this weekend!

Oh yeah!!! It’s a party over here! Get ready for my exclusive HK remixes on Selena plus tracks from Demi Lovato, Charlie Puth, Kesha, Niall Horan, Jonas BlueEd Sheeran, Imagine Dragons, Halsey and so much more! Plus new music from Rita Ora, Daya and Portugal The Man

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

Friday, August 4, 2017

KESHA'S BACK WITH A RAINBOW


After nearly a five-year hiatus from releasing her last album Kesha has returned to the music scene and is dropping her third full-length album Rainbow this weekend! During Kesha’s career she’s had an astounding nine Top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 and her new track Praying is already in the Top 40!

This weekend I’m Praying you’ll join me for a musical adventure. I’m ready to hit you up with a stellar custom HK remix on Kesha’s new track. Plus I’ll be putting a magic touch on bangers from Halsey, Ed Sheeran, Zedd & Alessia Cara, The Chainsmokers, Bruno, Selena, Liam Payne’s new jam and so much more! Exciting mash-ups and brand new music will also be In The Mix, because the decks are gonna be hotter than the Summer heat!

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

Monday, July 31, 2017

THAT TIME I BROUGHT FLO RIDA TO THE STAGE!

Had a blast sharing the stage with Flo Rida this past weekend. This amazing artist has sold over 100 million records and has already achieved 11 Top 10 HITS!

Check out how it went down...

Thursday, July 27, 2017

IMAGINE DRAGONS MADE ME A BELIEVER!


Imagine Dragons are blowing up the charts with their latest hit Believer. But to frontman Dan Reynolds this track is more than another chart topper. Reynolds has suffered from Ankylosing Spondylitis leading to debilitating pain and depression. These days Reynolds overall health has done a 180 with what he describes as “a lot of physical and mental work”.  Dan says; “The song is about how pain made me a believer”. “It made me a believer in myself, It’s made me a believer in my art and work”.

I’m a believer! This weekend I can’t wait to do a custom HK remix on that Imagine Dragons Top 10 smash. Plus some exclusive HK remix action on hits from Shawn Mendes, Zedd & Liam Payne, Camila Cabello, Demi Lovato, Clean Bandit, DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna, Justin Bieber and so much more. I’ll be throwin’ in some new jams and mashing up Miley and a killer classic! It’s THE summer party soundtrack you’ve been waiting for!

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

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™.