Thursday, March 21, 2013


I've had the pleasure of seeing more than my fair share of concerts. Consuming the quantity of music I do, as a fan and listener, as well as a passionate patron of the arts and professional in the biz, means I could even be jaded. So, when I go to a concert and get blown away, it's the thing I can't stop talking about all week and I want to tell everyone. This week I got to see Pink. Trying to describe this concert is like telling someone to imagine a burlesque show, Cirque Du Soleil, a pop diva rock concert and a ballet meets the gang from "Step Up" all rolled up into one nice package. The fact that Pink has so many hits (which many have forgotten) keeps this two hour extravaganza going at a frenetic clip. The whole time she's belting out these hits, one after another,  she's dancing and doing aerial stunt work that would make a professional gymnast and stunt woman proud. All without a net. I mean she's like 10 stories high swinging from a silk or cable and if something goes wrong it's lights out…dead!

Her voice was pitch perfect. Never shaky, out of breath or straining and considering all the stunt work she has to be in olympic type shape to pull this off. And unlike many other pop stars with highly choreographed tours who opt to lip sync, Pink appeared to be singing live the whole time – with the help of a great backup team.

In honor of her stamina and performance I'm gonna be bringing it this weekend. It's time to sweat people. Get ready for my mashup of Pink's -"Just Give Me A Reason" with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis -"Thrift Shop". I've got the new one from Little Mix -"Wings", Muse -"Madness" and a new HK remix on "Suit & Tie". Plus re-envisioned versions of Rihanna-"Stay", Pitbull/Xtina -"Feel This Moment", Imagine Dragons -"It's Time" and a sonic state of perfect bliss with Swedish House Mafia. What? Not enough for you? No problem! You know I can't tell you everything right here right now, but prepare to hear new music from Icona PopAfrojackJustin BieberKrewellaDemi Lovato 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, March 14, 2013

Imagine Dragons On Tour And In The Mix with HK (Photos)

Imagine Dragons is currently on tour and I recently caught one of their shows with opening act Atlas Genius. What I love about these guys  is their melding of sounds drawn from many different influences and their intuitive take on the right elements for a commercial single. The group is currently riding high on the charts with "It's Time" from the album Night Visions. Make sure you check out my latest remix of the track when I present it In The Mix with HK™ this weekend.

I've also got killer re-imagined mixes on Maroon 5 - "Daylight", Justin Timberlake & Jay Z - "Suit & Tie", Of Monsters and Men - "Little Talks" and the brand new and much hyped Emeli Sande - "Next To Me". I've gotten a huge response to the HK injected Mumford and SonsBruno Mars and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis f/Wanz, so be on the look out for that. Plus new music from Cher Lloyd - "With Ur Love", Justin Bieber f/Ludacris – "All Around The World" and Rihanna f/Mikky Ekko - "Stay".

There's even more surprises so don't miss a second of it.

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

Friday, March 8, 2013


Muse is currently out on tour and killin' it.  I recently caught up with Matt, Chris and Dominic to check it out for myself. This is an awesome show...with great songs, fantastic visuals and kick ass production and staging. Get out and see this tour in a city near you!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Is Justin Bieber Overexposed?

Ahhh, to be 19 years old, the biggest pop star in the world, have the most twitter followers, Facebook fans, Youtube hits and the ability to throw yourself an over the top birthday party in London. Not bad for a kid who started out as the prepubescent boy wonder from Canada. So what if he lost his first love Selena, he can do whatever he wants right? Well, few could ever imagine what it's like to be in that position and most that are hit a point where they can't handle it. After seeing the recent photos coming out of London with Bieber's pants in their usual spot – halfway down his thighs with a hand in the pocket to try and hold them up, and the new added touch of no shirt - I'm wondering if Bieber has hit that point or if it's just a little boy turning into a man and saying hey I'm here…stop thinking of me as that little kid. Regardless of the answer, I think its time to ask the obvious question…is Justin Bieber over exposed (and I'm not just talking about the accompanying photo)?

In my attempt to keep the Biebs fresh I'm giving his "Beauty And a Beat" a fresh reworking this weekend, along with new HK remixes on Emeli Sande - "Next To Me", Will.I.Am/Britney Spears - "Scream and Shout" and Imagine Dragons - "It's Time". I'm also taking my sonic paint brush to Bruno Mars - "Locked In Heaven", Mumford and Sons - "I Will Wait", Olly Murs/Flo Rida - "Troublemaker" and if you got hit with that latest snow storm get ready for a serious meltdown when I bust out my take on "Thrift Shop", "Suit & Tie", "Ho Hey" and much much more!

My non-stop music mix takes over the airwaves this weekend!

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

Friday, March 1, 2013

Justin Timberlake On Fire & In The Mix with HK

Justin Timberlake is on fire! Several successful movies behind him (proving he can hold his own on the big screen), a recent marriage to another Hollywood hottie, a smokin' hot new single with Jay-Z (first music in a loooong time – due to that new acting career), a spot on performance at the Grammy Awards and the announcement of a new summer tour. Hey! what's the matter? Not enough for you? Well, we wouldn't want him to get bored, so how about the latest JT news. He's recorded a song with Marcus Mumford from Mumford & Sons. Ok! You just gave yourself whiplash. I know, I thought the same thing. It's a track for a new Coen Brothers movie - "Inside Llewyn Davis", which Justin is also starring in.

I'm gonna put on my "Suit and Tie" and rock both these dudes work with some serious HK remixes on them and others. Make sure you're tuned into In The Mix with HK™ this weekend to hear what I've done to Imagine Dragons - "It's Time", Of Monsters and Men - "Little Talks" and Bruno Mars - "Locked Out of Heaven". And that's just a few of the songs in the first set. I've also got a sonic eargasim planned on Swedish House MafiaFall Out BoyMacklemore & Ryan LewisThe Script and the new one from Chris Wallace - "Remember When (Push Rewind)".

There's gonna be lots of great stuff and you don't want to miss it. So get ready to hit the record button.

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