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™.

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™.