Thursday, May 28, 2015


So you want your song to be a hit? To give your record an edge over the crazy competition why not snag a hook, riff, or verse that is already a proven smash for your new groove. It’s been working for years and is still goin’ strong. Of course back when sampling started in the 80s artists didn’t think to give the original writer cred or cash for using their work. After a few BIG lawsuits and settlements that’s changed but the success of using the licks that we already love in new tracks is bigger than ever. Some of my fave hits that sampled hits are Nicki Minaj’s use of Baby Got Back in Anaconda. I mean what’s to go wrong there? I CAN NOT get enough of Fall Out Boys use of The Munsters theme in Uma Thurman. They pumped up the base and the jittery piano chords for a riff that puts their track over the top. What would Flo Rida’s Good Feeling be without Etta James killllllller vocal from Somethings Got A Hold On Me providing that ear-catching hook! Going way back you can’t help but move to The Jackson 5’s ABC melody in Naughty by Nature"s OPP. It goes on and on and so does the party this weekend when I drop the needle on a crate full of brand new EXCLUSIVE HK remixes.

Get ready for some heart pounding drops on Jason Derulo, OMI, Nick Jonas, Natalie La Rose, Fall Out Boy, David Guetta, Carly Rae Jepsen, Adam Lambert 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, May 21, 2015


Soundtracks have always banged out great hits. But is it me or is music for film and television crossing over to the pop scene more than ever? This week the #1 album across all genres based on the Billboard 200 Album chart is the Pitch Perfect 2 Soundtrack. It’s the third soundtrack to reach No. 1 in 2015. Giving 2015 the most No. 1 soundtracks in a calendar year since 2010, when three Glee albums were all over the top. Other soundtracks climbing the chart this week are No. 3 Fifty Shades Of Grey and No. 5 Furious 7. That’s the most soundtracks in the top five in a single week since 2007. Plus the Guardians Of The Galaxy, Empire soundtrack and the original Pitch Perfect (apparently resurrected from the success of #2) are still making noise in the top 55. My fave soundtrack single of all time is still Lose Yourself by Eminem from 8 Mile. Hit me up with your go to soundtrack song at In The Mix with HK™.

This weekend I’ll be hittin’ you up with my custom HK remixes on 50 Shades of Grey’s Earned It by The Weekend, plus Walk The Moon - Shut Up And Dance, Ariana Grande – One Last Time, Echosmith – Bright, Shaggy /Mohombi – I Need Your Love, Taylor Swift – Style, Maroon 5’s new one – This Summers Gonna Hurt and so much more! Since it's a 3 day holiday weekend kicking off summer I went insane in the studio and promise this show is just what you need to blow up your Bar-B-Que! Imagine…Nicki Minaj, DJ Snake, Zedd, OMI, Tove Lo, Jason Derulo, Andy Grammer, Britney Spears/Iggy Azalea and more like you've never heard them before. Don’t miss a single beat!

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

Thursday, May 14, 2015


Their back Pitches! Pitch Perfect the musical comedy hit of 2012 has been sequelized with Pitch Perfect 2 and it's droppin’ like it’s hot this weekend! The Bellas are back and better than everNow seniors the stakes are higher, their vocal acrobatics are off the chain and the antics are crrrrrazy. I get behind the scenes scoops when I talk with Deke Sharon, Arranger, Music Director and Vocal Producer for Universal's Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2. I can’t wait to find out- is Rebel Wilson a cut up on the set and is Anna Kendrick the nice girl she seems to be or a real B****… I mean diva?

Anna Kendrick who, for the record, I think is really sweet, will be remixed and reamped when I get the wheels spinning with my take on Cups. Others keepin’ the speakers screaming In The Mix with HK™ this weekend: Jason DeruloWant To Want Me , Meghan TrainorDear Future Husband, Wiz Khalifa/Charlie Puth - See You Again, Nick JonasChains, David Guetta/N. Minaj & AfrojackHey Mama, The WeekndEarned It 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, May 7, 2015


George Ezra will take a break during his busy tour this weekend to call into In The Mix with HK™! The 21 year old singer/songwriter, who describes himself as a “scrawny British kid”, has a deep rich older than his years voice that has brought on comparisons to Johnny Cash.  Be it those resounding baritone pipes or his mad hooky songwriting skills, George has a killer hit on his hands with Budapest! I CAN NOT wait to mix up that track plus learn more from George like… who's more fun to tour with - Hozier or Sam Smith?

Fun is what I have on deck (pun intended) for you this weekend!  Oh yeah! It’s a party when I light up the 1’s and 2’s with custom HK remixes on Ellie GouldingLove Me Like You Do, Walk The MoonShut Up And Dance, The WeekndEarned It, Natalie La Rose/JeremihSomebody, Jason DeruloWant To Want Me, Flo Rida/Sage The Gemini - GDFR and more! Plus brand new joints from Nate Ruess, Calvin Harris, Sia and Mohombi.

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