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!!!

 

Thursday, February 22, 2018

HK IS ON FIRE!


It’s an all-out 3 alarmer blaring from the studio and it’s getting mixed up for your weekend soundtrack! Call the crew cause HK is banging out exclusive remixes on Post MaloneWalk The MoonP!nk, G-Eazy & HalseyMaroon 5Macklemore, Camila Cabello, Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa, The Weekend and so much more! HK has the decks smokin’ with brand spankin’ new tracks from Alice Merton & Fall Out Boy plus one from the vault that will make you say WHAT? It’s getting’ hot in here, so turn the volume way up!

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

Thursday, February 15, 2018

IGGY'S BACK AND SHE HAS SOMETHING TO SAY


Iggy Azalea is back and hitting it hard with her new track , Savior. She gets an assist from Migos rapper Quavo and her legion of fans are behind her. It hasn’t been an easy road of fame for Iggy. The now 27 year old stated that she fell into depression even before her engagement’s dramatic end with basketball player, Nick Young. She said “ I just got to a point where I was like I either want to give up or I have to find something that’s going to make me keep going and I decided , I’m going to keep writing.” That creative cathartic result is Iggy’s new single Savior. Look for her track in this week's In The Mix with HK™ plus exclusive HK remixes on Charlie PuthClean Bandit featuring Julia MichaelsBeBe Rexha & FGLBruno MarsDemi LovatoKhalid, Sofi Tukker, Selena Gomez, Ed Sheeran and so much more! This show isn’t for amateurs, so get ready to turn up the volume and feel the heat! 

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

Thursday, February 8, 2018

THE MAN WITH THE MIDAS TOUCH...ZEDD


Bebe Rexha and country artists Florida Georgia Line have a double genre hit with their collab Meant To BeZedd has now tapped into that country magic with his new track, The Middle, featuring vocals by Grammy award winning country artist Maren Morris. But that’s where the country connection begins and ends. Unlike the Bebe/FGL song, “The Middle” is a straight up POP song that makes you want to dance. And considering Zedd’s success with producing female vocalists expect this one to go straight to the top. He’s had hits in the past with Selena GomezAriana GrandeAlessia CaraHaley WilliamsHailee Steinfeld and Foxes. I personally believe that he is one of the most talented Producer, DJ, Artists in the game!

When it comes to his experience working with Maren Morris, Zedd told People Magazine… “Grey and I went through roughly 15 different vocalist – mostly pop and lots of A-Listers – but it just didn’t fit. Then I jetted off to Nashville to meet Morris and within 30 minutes knew she was the one”.  Zedd says… “It had nothing to do with country. I don’t care about the genre you’re in. If you sing the song and I want to cry, then I know it’s perfect.” 

I’ve got the perfect soundtrack this weekend, filled with exclusive HK remixes on Dua LipaN.E.R.D. RihannaMacklemore & Kesha, Post Malone, Camila Cabello and so much more! I’ve also got the cure for your mid-winter blues. New bangers from Troye Sivan, Jack & Jack, Joe Bermudez feat. Louise Carver and of course Zedd featuring Maren Morris and Grey. 

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

Thursday, February 1, 2018

SUPER BOWL - SUPER MUSIC ON IN THE MIX WITH HK™


We all love the game but don’t underestimate the entertainment for heating up the field! First, there’s the singing of the National Anthem. Three-time Grammy winner P!nk will do the honors this year. Of course P!nk’s just getting the party started. The halftime show is the main musical event. A no holds barred extravaganza, not to mention a virtual album seller as well as pressure cooker for the artists invited to the party. Perform for one of the world’s biggest audiences for twelve minutes, all the while trying to make a killer definitive statement…no worries right? Who doesn’t love watching this stuff plus you never know if there will be another wardrobe malfunction! This year Justin Timberlake will take the mid-field stage with about 115 million of us watching and ready to jam out! Oh yeah and there’s a football game too! You gotta love Super Bowl Sunday!

I’ll give you another reason to love Super Bowl weekend. I’ve got possession of the perfect soundtrack to kick things off! It’s gonna be a party blitz with exclusive HK remixes on Dua LipaN.E.R.D. RihannaP!nkG-Eazy & HalseyMacklemore, MaxSelena Gomez and so much more! I’ll be punting new beats from Kesha featuring Dap-Kings and of course Zedd featuring Maren Morris and Grey. You never know how the big game will turn out but I know we’re gonna be turnin’ it out 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, January 26, 2018

BEBE REXHA GETS IN THE MIX WITH HK™


Bebe Rexha was born loving music. She was performing in musicals at the age of four. Beginning in elementary school, Bebe played trumpet for over nine years and taught herself to play guitar and piano. Renowned for her songwriting, she penned hits like The Monster for Eminem and Like a Champion  for Selena Gomez. Rexha scored a hit with rapper G-Eazy on their collab Me Myself & I  and with David Guetta’s track Hey Mama . But it’s the smash she penned and sings with Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line for her own LP All Your Fault: Pt. 2 that has Bebe sitting at #1 on the Country chart for 8 weeks and #17 on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100. This week I sit down with Bebe to talk about life, cooking and making money in music!

This weekend I’ve got all your faves like you’ve never heard them before and it’s our special GRAMMY preview show. So put the crew on PARTY alert and get ready to turn the volume up on exclusive HK remixes of Camila CabelloLauvHailee SteinfeldKhalidPost MaloneTaylor Swift and Ed SheeranEminem and of course Bebe Rexha! I’m also packin’ brand new jams from Alan WalkerNoah CyrusLiam PayneRita Ora and Axwell/Ingrosso!

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

Sunday, January 21, 2018

SUPER BOWL LIVE WITH HK


PARTY PEOPLE...come out and get a taste of #SuperBowlWeekend with me at #SuperBowlLIVE on the Verizon stage (Nicolett Mall & 8th St). Friday Feb. 2 from 4-10pm. I'll be DJ'ing and MC'ing along with musical friends Skylar Grey, The Jets and some local Minnesota favorites. It’s a party in the middle of downtown and the whole city is turning out. Lot's of family fun and things to do, so bring the kids to this FREE concert. Get out and feel the electricity of #SuperBowl taking over the city!

Saturday, January 20, 2018

G-EAZY AND HALSEY MAKE BEAUTIFUL MUSIC TOGETHER


Is Halsey really Bad At Love?  From the looks of her thang with G-Eazy - she’s now good at love and good at writing love songs too. Halsey & G- Eazy wrote Him & I together about their real life romance and it’s now heating up the charts along with their dressing rooms and bedroom. Watch out Jay Z and Beyoncé. There’s a new “it” couple in the music industry!

I’ve got just what you need to heat up your winter weekend! A crateful of new jams and HK remixes on both Halsey’s track and her duet with G-Eazy. And I CAN NOT WAIT to play with bangers from Dua Lipa, Sam SmithClean BanditWalk The MoonSelena Gomez & Marshmello. Plus new tracks from Maroon 5Lost KingsP!nkJustin Timberlake and so much more! Rest up cause it’s gonna be a weekend full of eargasams!

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