Thursday, July 12, 2018

CHARLIE PUTH IS MAKING MUSIC HIS WAY!


Charlie Puth says of his recently released sophomore album “Voicenotes” –“I’ve wanted to make music like this for a very, very long time, but I almost wasn’t, dare I say, allowed?” “The hardest thing was just getting people on board, convincing people that I did write good music. “Granted, I mean, just four years ago my music was not nearly as – in my opinion - good as it is now,” said Puth, “So I don’t blame A&Rs for looking at their phones while they were in meetings with me and half listening to the songs.” “No one wanted to hear too much jazz in pop music”. Charlie wanted to prove that it was possible. “It just took a couple years for me to get better at producing and get better at writing and then I didn’t have to try to explain it to them anymore. I would just say, “Here’s the 3 min. MP3 proving that you can put jazz chords into a pop record and it could do really well on the Billboard Chart.”

Puth is doing more than really well on the Billboard Charts and about to kick off his 2018 tour this week with gal pal Hailee Steinfeld! I’m gonna help kick off your weekend featuring a custom HK remix on Charlie's new track. Also on deck are exclusive HK remixes on 5 Seconds of SummerBebe RexhaLauvAriana GrandePost MaloneHalseyZeddClean Bandit featuring Demi Lovato, Backstreet Boys and so much more! Plus a couple re-envisioned classics that will make your woofers tweet. Get ready to set your volume to max cause it’s a party over here!

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

Thursday, July 5, 2018

KAI EXOS IS AN HK PICK TO HIT™


Kai Exos work has been called the “Next big sound” by Billboard and with +2.5mm YouTube views, +1mm Spotify streams and +22K social media follower we can see why. Kai’s latest single “Hold Out The Light”  has powerful lyrics with and an inspirational, timely message. His vocal delivery is smooth and sultry lifting you up over the hot infectious beats. The accompanying video, filmed in his mother land of Morocco, is an explosion of joy, strength and positive dynamism. This is a track you need to check out! Hear more from Kai himself when he calls into the show as Hold Out The Light is this week’s Pick to Hit™ on In The Mix with HK™. 

I can’t wait to spread some HK magic on Kai’s Hold Out The Light  plus custom HK remixes on hits from DrakeCardi B,  BazziSelena GomezLiam Payne & J BalvinAlessia CaraMaroon 5Taylor Swift, a mashup featuring Eminem that will 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, June 28, 2018

DON'T SAY "NEVERMIND" TO DENNIS LLOYD'S HIT TRACK


Dennis Lloyd grew up in Tel Aviv where at the age of 8 he began playing piano and at 13 taught himself to play guitar. He attended an art school for Jazz where he says people told him not to sing. Lloyd states “If I would have listened to them I wouldn’t be here”. At 21 he moved to Bangkok to focus on writing songs and producing music and it was there that he wrote Nevermind. Lloyd attributes the success of the song partly to an article that his mom gave him about a kid in Denmark who made a remix of a Nathan Goshen song and it blew up on Spotify. “So I remixed my own song and it worked. No one knows I did it, most people do not know that I’m producing it myself from beat stage to the master.” His self-remixed track has been a pan-European/international hit and just entered the U.S. Top 40 Pop Chart this week.

I’m gonna be crankin’ Dennis Lloyd’s banger this weekend plus other new beats from Madison BeerBryce VineNoah Cyrus & Max. Also on deck - exclusive HK remixes on chart toppers from Post Malone with Ty Dolla $ignLogic & MarshmelloCalvin Harris Dua LipaCharlie Puth with Kehlani5 Seconds of Summer and so much more! I’m keepin’ those fireworks going all through the weekend so get ready to turn the volume up!

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

Friday, June 22, 2018

I'VE GOT YOUR SUMMER SOUNDTRACK AND IT'S H-O-T!


It’s the first weekend of Summer and I’ve got a blazing sun and fun soundtrack to heat up your weekend! Get ready for searing custom HK remixes on Camila Cabello, Dua Lipa, Maroon 5, Ariana Grande, Cardi B, Shawn Mendes, Lauv, Marshmello & Anne Marie! Plus HOT new beats from Meghan Trainor, Alessia Cara, David Guetta featuring Showtek and SO-MUCH-MORE! We’re kickin’ Summer into a whole new solstice with a party mix you don’t wanna miss! Tune in and turn it up.
 
Remember…if it's hot, if it's new and it makes you wanna move…you're In The Mix with HK™.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

LET THE HITS FALL WHERE THEY MAY


After five years since their last release, the Backstreet Boys have a hit on their hands with “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” . But they might have been feelin’ double the chart love if “Wait” went to them rather than Maroon 5Howie D says “We were one of the few who had the chance…to have the song, but (Adam) had the opportunity to go forward with the track and release it”. Maroon 5 are not only enjoying the success of “Wait” but their new track with Cardi B“Girls Like You”, just rocketed from No. 94 all the way to No. 4. I’ve got exclusive HK remixes on both BSB and Maroon 5’s new smashes ready to bust out for you this weekend.

Also on the custom HK remix tip are bangers from BazziSelena GomezTom WalkerBTS, Bryce Vine, Logic & Marshmello. I can’t wait to hit you up with a CRAZY mashup, plus new beats from Lucas & SteveCash Cash featuring Abir and so much more! It’s Father’s day weekend…that means it’s time for the Father of all parties!

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

Friday, June 8, 2018

SONG OF SUMMER CONTENDERS


With Summer only a couple of weeks away people are already talking about the next song of Summer candidates. Some of the tracks being tossed around are Ariana Grande’s No Tears Left To CryOne Kiss by Calvin Harris with Dua LipaThe Middle by Zedd, Maren Morris and GreyNever be The Same by Camila Cabello and Post Malone’s Psycho. I have those contenders ready for the weekend with exclusive HK remixes on each and every one! Also coming up in the show are new beats from Maroon 5 with Cardi BBackstreet Boys5 Seconds of SummerLucas & Steve featuring Brandy and the new banger from Clean Bandit with Demi Lovato! The calendar says Spring but my decks are hot as Summer asphalt!

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

Thursday, May 31, 2018

MUSIC IS DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION


Music knows no gender, race/ethnicity, religion, beauty, age or sexual orientation. It has no boundaries or limits and that’s just another reason to LOVE listening to it. This week I’m planning an all-inclusive musical throwdown to kick your weekend into overdrive. Get ready for custom HK remixes on Camila CabelloDua Lipa, Halsey featuring Big SeanCharlie PuthLiam Payne and J Balvin, Tom WalkerZedd with Maren Morris and Grey. Plus new jams from Bryce VineJennifer LopezBTSDennis Lloyd and so much more! I can’t wait to play with a mashup of Imagine Dragons “Whatever It Takes” and rework a couple classics that will have you sayin’ “Oh my Lord”! 

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

Saturday, May 26, 2018

THIS WEEK ON IN THE MIX WITH HK™


It’s Memorial Day weekend and if that isn’t a good reason to honor those who have served, get together with family and friends, with good food and banging beats I don’t know what is! I’ve got your holiday weekend soundtrack set, so get ready to party with custom HK remixes on Ariana GrandeBazziNFMaroon 5Meghan TrainorDrakeMarshmello & Anne MarieZayn and so much more! Plus brand spankin’ new singles from Selena GomezThe WeekndHalsey featuring Big Sean and Steffon DonNiall Horan and Madison Mars. I’ll also be droppin’ a few surprises in this non-stop, kick off the summer fun track that will take your weekend into overdrive!

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

Friday, May 18, 2018

SELENA IS BACK TO YOU


Selena's back with her first song of 2018: Back To You. The track is part of her 13 Reasons Why  Season 2 soundtrack. Gomez says the song was a “very special project” that she wanted to give to the show. She stated “I want it to be a beautiful message in a really complicated way, but really fun”. 

Fun bangin’ beats are what I have on tap for this weekend! I can’t wait to sprinkle a little remix dust on Selena's new one. Also excusive HK remixes on Bebe RexhaBruno Cardi BCalvin Harris & Dua LipaCamila CabelloShawn MendesLiam Payne & J Balvin and SO-MUCH-MORE! The weeks over and it’s time to make some noise!

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

Thursday, May 10, 2018

ECHOSMITH GET IN THE MIX WITH HK™


Echosmith is out with a new single, on tour and plans to drop their sophomore album this summer. I can’t wait to talk all about it with Sydney, Noah and Graham this weekend. Their latest track Over My Head  is climbing up the charts and I’m jonesing to bend that beat with a custom HK remix. Also lined up on this weekend’s party playlist are exclusive HK remixes on Maroon 5Marshmello & Anne-MarieImagine DragonsAriana GrandeHalseyDua LipaTaylor SwiftLiam Payne and J Balvin. Plus new releases, special surprise bangers 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 3, 2018

WHO IS BAZZI


The 20 year old Michigan native, Bazzi has a certified Platinum hit with his breakthrough single Mine. He started in the biz by posting songs on YouTube then moved to LA to pursue his music career and…oh yeah…finish high school. Bazzi’s talents don’t stop at singing and songwriting though, he says “I’ve been playing guitar since I was 6, and then drums, bass and piano since I was 10 years old.” His debut album Cosmic  just dropped and he plays instruments on all of the albums 16 tracks. Of his smash Mine, Bazzi says the melody for his slinky, love-struck confessional suddenly popped into his head while hanging out with some friends at a pool party and he went to the studio two days later to record it. Apparently I need to spend more time at the pool.

This weekend I’m gonna make Mine, mine with an exclusive HK remix on Bazzi’s hit. I can’t wait to drop the needle on other custom remixes on Zedd featuring Maren Morris and GreyBebe RexhaZaynMeghan TrainorCalvin HarrisJustin TimberlakeBruno Mars & Cardi B. Plus new bangers from EminemKendrick Lamarbülow and so much more! Call the crew and grab the munchies! It’s a party!

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

Friday, April 27, 2018

HALSEY'S STAR POWER IS GETTING AMPED UP


Sony Pictures just locked up a life rights deal with singer/songwriter Halsey. Their plan is for Halsey to star in a movie loosely based on her life. Will this do for her what 8 Mile did for Eminem? That’s yet to be seen but if you can’t wait to check out Halsey’s acting skills you can catch her on the big screen in the upcoming Bradley Cooper-directed A Star Is Born dropping in October. 

This weekend I can’t wait to do an exclusive HK remix on Halsey’s brand-spankin-new track Alone. Other tracks heading to the HK remix factory are from Dua LipaMaroon 5Camila CabelloAlice MertonShawn MendesBazzi and so much more! I’ve got new bangers from Ariana GrandeDrakeLogan HendersonNiall Horan and a couple throwbacks that I’ll be throwin’ into overdrive. Turn up the volume and set the level to PARTY! 

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

Thursday, April 19, 2018

AJR GETS IN THE MIX WITH HK™


AJR dropped a new banger, Sober Up, and it’s already catapulted to No. 1 on the Alternative Chart and is climbing its way up the Pop Chart. This weekend I talk with the super talented AJR brothers about their new track, tour and more. Also on tap are exclusive HK remixes on Taylor SwiftImagine DragonsCharlie Puth featuring KehlaniEd SheeranDrakeLauvJustin TimberlakeArlissa featuring Jonas Blue and of course AJR. And that’s just getting the decks warmed up! I can’t wait to break out a few killer mashups that will have your speakers screaming for more. I’ve got your “turn up the volume and turn on the party” soundtrack all cued up!

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

Thursday, April 12, 2018

MAKING AND BREAKING RECORDS


There are artists that are truly great and then there are artists that are jaw dropping, kick in the door, take it all home GREAT. Drake and Twenty One Pilots are those artists. Drake has had, a ridiculously impressive, seven consecutive #1 selling albums and more Billboard Hot 100 entries than any solo artist in history, including eight straight years on the chart. Drake’s current smash God’s Plan has been the #1 song in the country for 11 weeks and is now his longest running number one hit of four. Then there’s Twenty One Pilots who just made history when their album Blurryface become the first album to see every track be certified by the RIAA. Meaning, EVERY–SINGLE–SONG on that album has now gone gold, platinum or in some cases, multi-platinum. This has NEVER happened by anyone. Not the Beatles, Elvis, Michael Jackson. No one! Congrats to Drake and Twenty One Pilots on their beyond stellar achievements! 

I’ve got killer beats from the AMAZING Drake and Twenty One Pilots on deck this weekend plus custom HK remixes on BazziEd Sheeran5 Seconds Of SummerBebe Rexha & FGLCamila CabelloMeghan TrainorBruno Mars & Cardi B. Also new bangers from Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa, Rudimental featuring Jess Glynne & MacklemoreAJR featuring Rivers Cuomo and so much more! Call the crew! There’s a party over here!

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

Thursday, April 5, 2018

ALBUMS ARE DROPPIN' AND WORD IS...THEY'RE HOT!


They say if you want to really get to know an artist - explore their albums. Opportunities abound as some of today’s biggest and emerging artists are droppin’ LPs and EPs. Just last week Hayley Kiyoko released her first album Expectations. This weekend Cardi B’s anticipated debut album Invasion Of Privacy will be on the shelfs as well as Alice Merton’s new No Roots EP. A lot of positive buzz has been surrounding Janelle Monae’s third album, Dirty Computer set for an April 27th arrival and Charlie Puth’s delayed and much awaited sophomore outing- Voicenotes, drops early next month. 

I can’t wait for the weekend to drop the needle on tracks from some of those album droppers plus exclusive HK remixes on hits from Camila CabelloDrakeLauvNFZeddG-Eazy & Halsey. Also on tap are new bangers from Charlie Puth feat. KehlaniThe ChainsmokersTaylor Swift 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 30, 2018

BRUNO MARS & CARDI B...KILLING IT!!!


Bruno Mars took home 7 Grammys earlier this year and Cardi B was nominated for 2 of those little record players. The love just keeps coming for this musical wizard and sometimes controversial rapper. Their smash hit, Finesse has topped the Pop Songs chart, giving Mars his ninth #1 while setting a new record for most number-ones on that chart by a male solo artist. Finesse has also added another platinum project to Bruno and Cardi B’s collection as it was just certified not 1 but 2x Platinum! I don’t know how their celebrating but I’m pretty sure Cardi B will be popping another cork next week when she drops her debut album Invasion Of Privacy

This weekend I’m dropping an exclusive HK killer remix of Bruno and Cardi’s hit and popping custom HK remixes on chart toppers from Maroon 5Meghan TrainorJustin TimberlakeDua LipaDemi LovatoBazziBebe Rexha FGL. Plus knock your speakers off the wall mashups on Ed Sheeran and Usher. I’m pulling out a classic banger and hitting new beats from Kent Jones, Foster The PeopleArlissa featuring Jonas BlueFive Seconds of Summer, and so–much–more! Put your party pants on!

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

Friday, March 23, 2018

NOTHING DELICATE ABOUT TAYLOR SWIFT'S SUCCESS


Taylor Swift continues to break records as a musical powerhouse. On the heels of her new single Delicate, Her Reputation album has become the only album released in the last two years to sell 2 Million copies in the U.S. And if that wasn’t enough of a feat - all six of her studio albums have now sold over 2 million copies. With album sales steadily declining that is one big reason for Miss Swift to celebrate! 

For me, the weekend is always a great reason to celebrate! So I’ve got your weekend party jams lined up and ready for takeoff! Tune in for custom HK remixes on Niall HoranSelena Gomez and MarshmelloJack & JackBruno Mars and Cardi BG-Eazy and Halsey and of course Taylor Swift. Plus new jams from Aslove and Norma Jean MartineTroye SivanAlice Merton and so much more! The groves are fresh and the decks are smokin’ 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™ .

Friday, March 16, 2018

GET YOUR GROOVE ON GETAWAY™


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It’s St. Patrick’s day weekend and the last weekend of winter and if those aren’t two great reasons to party I don’t know what is. As Max says “Turn The Lights Down Low” and as I say “get ready to turn the volume way up”! I’ve been in the lab working on bangin’ new HK remixes of Max featuring GnashCamila CabelloKhalidP!nkJustin TimberlakeMacklemoreDua LipaMaroon 5 and so much more. Plus new tracks that are screamin’ to be heard, from Meghan TrainorBazziLogic and Janelle Monae. Fasten your seatbelts cause these tracks are traveling at the speed of sound!

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

Thursday, March 8, 2018

JANELLE MONAE MAKES ME FEEL


You may know Janelle Monae from her stellar performances in two milestone films Hidden Figures and Moonlight but if you aren’t following her music career too, the time is now. This Grammy nominated singer, songwriter, performer, producer and actress has a new single Make Me Feel and a much anticipated third album Dirty Computer set for release on Aril 27th

Make Me Feel sounds like Prince meets Pharrell and the Track “makes me feel” like it’s party time. And, that’s just what it is when I drop the needle on Janelle’s new beat this weekend. Get ready for custom HK remixes on Bruno Mars & Cardi BDemi LovatoEd SheeranImagine DragonsZeddP!nkSelena Gomez & Marshmello. Plus new jams from Iggy AzaleaNiall HoranKeala Settle and so much more! It’s the weekend and that means it’s time to get your groove on!

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

Thursday, March 1, 2018

BEHIND THE SCENES LOOK AT THE MAKING OF "THIS IS ME"

Through the years many of you have asked what it's like behind the scenes, watching as something wonderful is being made in a recording studio, on a TV set or film set. PLEASE WATCH this video of a workshop to get a movie "greenlit". The love and passion that went into this song (about bullying) from EVERYONE in the room is obvious. And the tears and look on Hugh Jackman's face is priceless and says it all. Sunday night this song is up for an Oscar. I hope it wins, and if you haven't seen the movie yet...Don't miss it. Get ready to cry watching this video!!!