Friday, November 16, 2018

ARIANA GRANDE IS EXTRA GRANDE


Last week Ariana Grande was named Billboard’s 2018 Woman of the Year. This week Ariana has her first Hot 100 #1 song EVER with her ode to ex-boyfriends… thank u, next!  With all of her success it’s seriously hard to believe this is her first #1. And, this smash didn’t crawl its way up the chart - it debuted at the top with just over five days of streaming and sales. Ariana tweeted her happiness for this new milestone writing “yeeeeee baby’s first number one.” thank you next has also become the fastest song in HISTORY (Say What?!) to ever surpass 100 million Spotify streams. Congrats to Ariana, she’s having a good month!

I’ve got a custom HK remix of Grande’s record breaking track plus exclusives on chart toppers from HalseyMaroon 5Travis ScottDan & ShayPanic! At The DiscoBazziCamila CabelloLady Gaga Bradly Cooper. Also on deck… fresh new beats from Zara Larson and Rita Ora, part II of my in depth interview with Bryce Vine and so much more. It’s gonna be an extra “Grande” party this weekend, so call the crew when I fire up the decks.

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

Thursday, November 8, 2018

BRYCE VINE AND HK EXCITED ABOUT THIS WEEK'S SHOW!


Bryce Vine’s hit Drew Barrymore is surfing the Top 20 of the Pop Chart and this week he joins me In The Mix With HK™. We’ll be getting to know Bryce, talking about his introduction to music, what made him want to pursue music as a career, who contributed to his Drew Barrymore track and more. Speaking of more… this week I have MORE exclusive HK remixes on Bryce’s smash plus reworkings of Imagine DragonsJuice WrldlovelythebandMarshmello with BastilleCalvin Harris & Sam Smith. New bangers from Ellie GouldingThe ChainsmokersLenny KravitzDillion Francis annnnd there’s still more. I’m workin’ on killer mashups and mashdowns that are destined to kick this weekend’s party into overdrive. 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, November 2, 2018

BIG ALBUMS ARE DROPPING LIKE LEAVES


There's a big slate of new albums coming out in November including music from two major acts who are no strangers to a HK playlist. Alessia Cara’s self-penned sophomore album, The Pains Of Growing will be available on November 30th. The Best New Artist Grammy winner says she self-produced a few of the tracks as well. Also arriving this month is Imagine Dragons new album Origins. Dropping November 9th, only 16 months after their huge hit album Evolve, it is described as a “sister album” and the group has already released 3 singles from it. 

I’ve got tracks from both Alessia Cara and Imagine Dragons new albums ready to bust a move in this week’s show. Also on deck are excusive HK remixes on Shawn Mendes & ZeddThe Chainsmokers with Kelsea BalleriniAriana GrandeLauv featuring Julia MichaelsHalsey, Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper. Plus a few surprise throwbacks, mashups and new beats that are guaranteed to turn your party out!

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

Thursday, October 25, 2018

IT'S A BOO BANGIN' HALLOWEEN WEEKEND ON IN THE MIX WITH HK™


Halloween is just around the corner and I’m ready to spin a web of sonic tricks & treats for a spooktacular throw down! Get ready for wicked custom HK remixes on Panic! At The DiscolovelythebandBryce VineImagine DragonsSilk City featuring DiploMark Ronson with Dua LipaFive Seconds Of SummerMarshmello & Bastile. And that’s just getting the cauldron of hits bubbling! I’ll be raising some classic Halloween beats from the grave, sinking my fangs into a few monster mashups plus new bangers and so much more! It’s going to be a ghoulishly good time!

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

Friday, October 19, 2018

THIS WEEK ON IN THE MIX WITH HK™


I’m ready for the weekend and can’t wait to get the In The Mix with HK™ party started. This week NF is back for part II of our in depth interview. He talks about dealing with success, working on being a better person, trying to celebrate achievements and always looking to that next song. I’ve got an exclusive HK remix on NF’s latest hit “Lie” all cued up, also custom remixes on HalseyShawn Mendes featuring ZeddSelena GomezAriana Grande and Juice Wrld. Plus new beats from Panic! At The DiscoKim PetrasThe Chainsmokersand 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, October 11, 2018

IT'S NO "LIE", NF GETS IN THE MIX WITH HK™


NF's latest album went #1 on the Billboard Top 200, this spring his song “Let You Down”  reached #1 and his latest track “Lie”  is in the top 15. NF’s deep and heartfelt lyrics are inspiring a legion of fans that hang on his every word. This week I sit down with NF to talk about his writing process and those profound inspirational words. Also on deck- I’ll be throwin’ down some serious party inspiration with custom HK remixes of Imagine DragonsSia with Labrinth DiploFive Seconds Of SummerSabrina CarpenterAnne-MarieCalvin Harris & Sam Smith. Plus fresh tracks from Twenty One PilotsCharlie PuthDavid Guetta 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, October 5, 2018

I'VE GOT "THIS FEELING" ABOUT THIS WEEK'S PICK TO HIT™


This week’s Pick To Hit™ comes to you from The Chainsmokers. The dynamic duo has a history of all-star collabs including ColdpayDaya, Jhene Aiko and Halsey. Their latest track to drop is with country hit maker Kelsea BalleriniDrew Taggart says of the song: “This Feeing’ is the first song I wrote when I came out of my depressed state for the first time. It’s a song about following your heart even when people don’t believe in you”. 

You can BELIEVE that In The Mix with HK™ will bring you nothing but great musical feelings this weekend. Get ready for custom HK remixes on hits from Ariana GrandePost MaloneMarshmello featuring BastilleBryce VineBebe RexhaCharlie Puth, Jason Derulo and David Guetta! Plus new beats from The Chainsmokers featuring Kelsea BalleriniTravis Scott with DrakeShawn Mendes featuring Zedd 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, September 28, 2018

IN THE MIX WITH HK™ HAS THE NUMBER ONES


Drake has spent the past 10 weeks as the #1 song in America with his smash,“In My Feelings”. This Week Drizzy settles in at #2, making way for Maroon 5 to take the top spot with their hit “Girls Like You”. This is the group’s first chart topper since “One More Night”  took over the summit back in 2012 and their forth #1 song overall. Adam Levine says “Reaching this milestone again is a dream for this band” and he doesn’t take this accomplishment for granted. 

I’m not taking this weekend’s party pulse for granted! I’m blendin’ the beats with custom HK remixes on both Maroon 5 and Drake's hits and bangin’ jams from Cardi BAnne-Marie5 Seconds Of SummerLovelythebandCalvin Harris & Sam Smith. Plus fresh new tracks from Mike PosnerLSD featuring SiaLabrinth and DiploCheat Codes with Little MixSabrina CarpenterSilk City featuring Dua Lipa, a sick throwback, a couple mashups 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, September 21, 2018

LOVELYTHEBAND'S DEBUT SINGLE IS ANYTIHNG BUT "BROKEN"


Released almost a year and a half ago Lovelytheband’s smash debut track “Broken” is climbing the Billboard Hot 100 chart. And, five months ago it spent nine weeks at #1 on the Alternative Songs chart. This band is reaching heights that some artists can only dream of…and it’s just their first single!  

I plan on reaching serious party soundtrack heights this weekend when I unleash an exclusive HK remix on “Broken” plus hits from Selena GomezImagine Dragons, 5SOSDJ Khaled with Justin BieberCharlie PuthAriana GrandeJuice WrldBebe RexhaPost Malone, a mashup that is way sick and so much more! It’s the last weekend of summer so party like you mean it!

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

Friday, September 14, 2018

NICKI MINAJ HAS BIG BEATS & BIG BEEFS


No one can dispute that Nicki Minaj can spit and make hit tracks but her mission to come out on top has landed her in more than a few feuds. Going way back to mocking the rising star Iggy Azalea at the BET Awards. Niki was caught on camera spoofing Azalea’s dancing as Iggy preformed her #1 smash, “Fancy”.  Then after beating out Azalea for Best Female Hip-Hop Artist, Minaj insinuated that Iggy doesn’t write her own raps. There were also her beefs with Taylor SwiftMiley CyrusLil’ Kim and Remy Ma. And who can forget the Mariah/Minaj war played out on American Idol? When Minaj’s album recently debuted at No. 2 behind Travis Scott’s she accused him of using underhanded tactics to push his album forward and said she wanted to “punch him”. Ms. Minaj has reportedly gone as far as to threatening the lives of Mariah Carey and Cardi B. Things recently got real with Cardi B and Nicki at the now infamous New York Fashion Week smack down. Nicki, we love your music but perhaps letting your talent speak for itself and playing nice with those who may share the spotlight might keep the flying shoes at bay.

This weekend I’m putting the spotlight on some of your fave hits and stirring up custom HK remixes on Maroon 5 with Cardi BZedd & Elley DuheAriana GrandeCalvin Harris & Sam SmithThe Chainsmokers featuring Emily Warren plus the new jam from Jason Derulo and David Guetta with Nicki Minaj, a few sonic surprises and so much more! So call the crew and 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™.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

BEBE REXHA IS NOT MESSIN' AROUND


Bebe’s latest smash, “I’m A Mess”, is climbing up the charts. Rexha says her inspiration behind it was finding out on Instagram that a guy she really liked was dating another girl. The very same day she had a session with songwriter Justin Tranter. Upon arriving to the studio Bebe said “I’m sorry but I’m a mess”. Tranter responded “Really? That’s perfect. That’s the name of the song”. Rexha said they wrote the track in literally two hours. “And the second I heard my voice on the record, I just knew it was magic”. 

My exclusive HK remix MAGIC is what I’m conjuring up for you this weekend. I’m getting ready to wave my wand over Bebe’s new hit plus bangers from Imagine DragonsTaylor SwiftTiesto5SOSBazzi featuring Camilla Cabello,  Alessia Cara and so much more!  Like new jams from The Chainsmokers with Emily WarrenJason Derulo & David GuettaCharlie PuthLSD featuring SiaDiplo and Labrinth, Martin Garrix with Khalid and waaaaay more!. Oh yeah, it’s goin’ down! But the party don’t start till you walk in 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™.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

LABOR DAY WEEKEND = PARTY WEEKEND


That’s right!!! This Labor Day weekend we’re celebrating the working people by workin’ the party and I CAN’T wait to fire up the decks…and grill! I’ve got your holiday weekend soundtrack all cued up with exclusive HK remixes ready to drop on Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B, Anne-Marie, Post Malone, Selena GomezMadison BeerBryce VineBackstreet Boys, DJ Khaled with Justin Bieber and so much more! Like an Aretha tribute track and mashup that will light up your grill! This holiday weekend's throwdown is gonna be sic! I’ve got fresh new tracks from Calvin Harris & Sam SmithMarshmello & BastilleSabrina Carpenter plus all your faves!

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

Thursday, August 23, 2018

ANNE-MARIE'S BEEN GETTIN' BUSY


Anne-Marie has a lot on her plate and it’s all dessert. Her joint single, “Friends”, with Marshmello was just certified platinum. She’s on tour with pal Ed Sheeran and her new single “2002”, co-written by Ed, has scored 100 million video views. On September 3rd Anne-Marie will be performing “2002” on Good Morning America. But you don’t have to wait till then! I’ll be pumping her hot off the presses track right here on In The Mix with HK™ this weekend. Plus custom HK remixes on DrakeCardi BImagine DragonsJuice Wrld5SOSBebe RexhaThe Chainsmokers featuring Emily WarrenZedd Elley Duhe. And, new jams by Loud Luxury featuring BrandoJohn MayerLogic with Ryan TedderBenny Blancofeaturing Halsey and Khalid

I’m thowin’ in a classic and Mashup that will make you turn the volume up and So-MUCH-MORE! I’ve got a sic line-up on tap and you’ve got an All Access pass to party! Don’t miss a single banggin’ beat!!!

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

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

GO TO A CONCERT - IT MAY INCREASE YOUR LIFESPAN


A recent study shows that going to concerts frequently (once every two weeks) can increase you lifespan and make you happier. Well I can vouch for the fact that going to concerts makes me very happy but every two weeks could bust my bank. Still according to O2 and Patrick Fagan, who specializes in behavioral science, going to a gig can increase your feeling of well-being by 21% and suggested a lifespan increase of nine years. Need a little more bliss in your life, maybe it’s time to buy those tickets…or better yet save the cash…I’m spreading musical happiness this weekend on In The Mix with HK™. I personally think tuning in may give you a five year bump (especially if dancing occurs while listening) and I can absolutely promise a sic party soundtrack.

Get ready for exclusive HK remixes on Bebe RexhaMaroon 5Ariana GrandePost MaloneMeghan TrainorShawn MendesCardi BKhalid & Normani. Plus hot new jams from The Chainsmokers featuring Emily WarrenBenny Blanco feat. Halsey & KhalidJuice Wrld and so much more! Tune in for the beats, feel the joy for your party well-being!

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

Friday, August 3, 2018

J BALVIN'S CHASING HIS DREAM


J Balvin wants to have a huge pop single sung completely in Spanish. This hasn’t happened since 1986 when Los Lobos had a #1 hit with “La Bamba”. Balvin may be on his way with “I Like It” (sung partially in Spanish) by Cardi B with Balvin and Bad Bunny. Balvin says “I wanna make history, I wanna tell my kids, one day when I have them…’Yo, I did this”. Another thing he can tell his kids about is being the subject of YouTube’s documentary series ‘Artist Spotlight Story: Redefining Mainstream”, out this week. Balvin has garnered 5 Billion (yeah that’s with a B) views on YouTube in 2018 alone. Congrats go out to J for his success.

Determination and talent have brought him a long way from his roofing, house painting days or freestyling in the streets and barbershops of Medellin, Columbia. While J Balvin continues to work on his dream I’m working on an exclusive HK remix of I Like It that I know your gonna like. Plus custom HK remixes on Kygo featuring MiguelMarshmello & Anne-MarieTaylor SwiftBazziBackstreet BoysCalvin Harris & Dua Lipa. Plus new joints from Kelly Clarksonand Lenny Kravitz and so much more!



Learn more about J Balvin's life in this newly released Youtube Documentary...

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

Friday, July 27, 2018

THE INTERSECTION OF MUSIC AND SPORT


Music and Sports go hand and hand like music and a dance floor. Listening to music can stimulate parts of the brain that are critical to athletic performance. Costas Karageorghis who has spent 25 years studying music and its effects on the brain says “When the brain is listening to music, It lights up like a Christmas tree. It’s an ideal stimuli because it reaches (parts of the brain) that can’t easily be reached.” He found music can tap into the brains secretion of dopamine and natural opioids – two naturally occurring chemicals that help block our perception of fatigue and pain. Karageorghis says “Based on my research, music can be like a performance-enhancing drug. It’s just that intoxicating”.

Check out how music is enhancing the performances of athletes at this year’s X-Games in exclusive HK interviews…

I’ve got those natural opioids and intoxicating rhythms ready for your weekend soundtrack. Tune in for custom HK remixes on Maroon 5Selena GomezAriana GrandeCharlie Puth5SOSBryce VineClean Bandit featuring Demi LovatoCardi B with Bad Bunny and J Balvin. Plus a new jam from the new group Lovelytheband a re-envisioned throwback that will make you say Hmmm 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, July 19, 2018

GLADES ARE AN HK PICK TO HIT™


Glades are the hottest new trio out of Australia! With their atmospheric synthscapes, reverb-laden guitars and complex electro pop beats they’re a group to watch and a HK Pick To Hit™. Their current single “Do Right” is certified Gold with over 50 million streams and this week CamJoey and Karina, of Glade’s, are calling into the show to talk about how they met, how they make music and when their debut album is dropping.

This weekend I’m droppin’ all your faves mixed with some spicy HK flavor. Get ready for exclusive HK remixes on Taylor SwiftJustin TimberlakeShawn MendesMeghan TrainorMaroon 5P!nkAlessia CaraKhalid & Normani. Plus new jams from Noah Cyrus & MaxCardi BTiesto 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, 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™.