Thursday, December 27, 2012

HK's Look Back At The Year In Music

Oh what a year in music it was- EDM crossed over to the mainstream and becomes the hottest thing in Pop with Skrillex taking home several Grammy Awards, and deadmau5 and David Guetta performing live at the Grammys. To everyone's amazement and a little creepiness Tupac appeared as a hologram.The Rolling Stones marked 50 years as an iconic rock n' roll band with a greatest hits album, two films, a book, two new songs and an announcement of a "50 and Counting" tour. Beyonce and Jay-Z kept the headlines coming with releasing new music, the birth of Blue Ivy Carter, concerts, work on a new album, supporting Obama's re-election and a mega million dollar sponsorship deal with Pepsi. Taylor Swift sold 1.2 million copies of "Red' in its first week, making it the biggest debut of any album this year. One Direction was named "Billboard's Top New Artist of 2012" with a pair of No. 1 albums. Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" spent nine weeks at No. 1 on the Hot 100 chart and was stuck in my head for months. We saw everyone and some who shouldn't be dancing to PSY and his infectious "Gangnam Style". it become the most-watched video on YouTube and is set to break over 1 billion views by the new year.  Adele was rollin' in all things good, with her "21" album (that I must note was released 23 months ago) selling 4.3 million copies in 2012 alone, recovering from vocal cord surgery, winning six Grammys, selling 1.1 million copies of "Skyfall' and becoming a mom. I wonder what she has planned for 2013? 

I know I plan on rockin' the decks and droppin' the beats like a New Years Eve ball  with custom HK remixes on Justin Bieber & Nicki Minaj - "Beauty And The Beat", the hot new one fromMaroon 5 - "Daylight', Rihanna - "Diamonds", and  Pink - "Try". You won't believe what I've done to Ellie Goulding - "Anything Could Happen", Pitbull - "Don't Stop The Party" and the brand new club banger from Ludacris/Usher/David Guetta - "Rest of My Life".  

There's plenty more and it's all coming with the HK flavor. So lock it in for a non-stop throw down on the one's and two's you don't want to miss!

Remember..."If it's hot, if it's new, and it makes you wanna're In the Mix with HK™".