Thursday, March 24, 2016


Although Charlie Puth released his first album just months ago, I think we can safely say, in his words, “We will see you again” and for a long time to come. For artist staying power - luck, blind determination, timing and it factor are all good but mad skills are better and Charlie’s got ‘em. He’s a multi-talented musician, vocalist, producer and hugely versatile songwriter. Oh yeah… and Puth is a graduate of Berklee College of Music. He started playing piano at the age of four and at ten was studying classical and jazz at the Manhattan School of Music in Harlem. He’s come a long way from disguising his voice and pretending to be his own manager while cold-calling record label execs. These days Charlie’s out on tour supporting his new album and appears to be loving every minute of it!

I’m loving every minute of planning this weekend’s party soundtrack for you! I’ll be comin’ in hot with exclusive HK remixes on Troy Sivan, DNCE, Meghan Trainor, Justin Timberlake, Gwen Stefani, and Flo Rida. Some great advice for new bands and funny stories will be shared in Part 2 of my interview with Fall Out Boy. Plus new tracks from Flume and Halsey are gonna put the party into overdrive!

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

Thursday, March 17, 2016


Fall Out Boy is out on tour supporting their latest #1 smash album American Beauty/American Psycho. This, their sixth album has already delivered the hit tracks Centuries, Uma Thurman and Irresistible with a remix featuring Demi Lovato. This weekend I’ll be catching up with Pete, Patrick, Joe and Andy during their tour to discuss what they attribute their success to, why they’re stronger than ever after their 2009 split and where their signature sound comes from.

I have my own slammin' In The Mix with HK™ signature sound locked and loaded for you! Get ready for an amazing non-stop party with exclusive HK remixes of G-Eazy & Bebe Rexha, Selena Gomez, Twenty One Pilots and Zara Larsson & MNEK. Plus new music from Kygo, Panic! At The Disco, Hailee Steinfeld and others! 

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

Thursday, March 10, 2016


After four studio albums Panic! At The Disco had its first No. 1 album early this year with Death Of A Bachelor. From that set comes this weeks In The Mix with HKPick To Hit™: Victorious. This American band from Las Vegas has changed a lot since its beginnings in 2004. What started out as a group of four talented high school friends is now down to a one man band: Brendon Urie. This 28 year old multi-instrumentalist, writer, lead singer and recently titled husband, describes the album as his farewell to bachelordom. The single Victorious he calls “celebratory”. It’s an upbeat underdog to winner theme where the message is – the world is one big party!

This week I have one BIG party planned for you when I drop the needle on HK exclusive remixes of Ellie Goulding, Taylor Swift, Flo Rida, Troy Sivan, Gwen Stefani and Lukas Graham. Plus sizzling new tracks from Meghan Trainor, Fifth HarmonyCash Cash featuring Jacquie Lee, 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, March 4, 2016


 By now you've heard of them all. Companies like Spotify, Pandora and Deezer. Streaming services who constantly throw around subscriber numbers, streaming numbers and Wall St. numbers. And, we keep hearing how "streaming" is "the thing" now versus actual downloading.

Well, despite all the hoopla…these companies are all still struggling to be profitable. Even Tidal – the latest to enter the fray – with its powerhouse list of celebrity owners, can't seem to make a buck. And it's only gonna get worse for these companies when the other 5,000 pound gorillas in the room make some moves. You know them as Apple, Google, YouTube and Amazon. These are the really big sharks in the tank who could squash the other guys even if they were making money. So stream while you can, because I seriously question whether it's a biz model to last. At least not the current way it's being done.

Have no fear cause radio is here to stay and I'll be getting things done in fine style this weekend when I'm throwin' down all your fave hits, some new dance floor stompers and a couple special surprises. Tune in and turn it up to hear HK exclusives on Zara Larsson & MNEK, Twenty One Pilots, Rihanna & Drake, DNCE and Zayn. Plus brand new music from Zendaya, Fifth Harmony, DJ Snake and Sia. Of course that's just a peek into the sonic wonder I've got planned so 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™.