Thursday, September 12, 2019


Normani is motivated as she follows up her smash collabs “Love Lies” with Khalid and “Dancing with a Stranger” with Sam Smith with her latest chart climber “Motivation”. This marks Normani’s first Top 40 success unaccompanied by another artist. Although a major artist helped her out with co-writing - none other than Ms. Ariana Grande is down as one of “Motivations” writers. Well h***, now I’m “motivated” to spin out a sic remix of Normani’s hit plus custom HK remixes on jams by Lewis CapaldiTwenty One Pilots, Ed Sheeran & Justin BieberLil Nas X with Billy Ray CyrusNFThe Chainsmokers with Bebe Rexha , Lizzo and so much more! Like brand spankin new bangers from Alessia Cara and Camila Cabello mixed with classics and mashups that have PARTY written all over em!

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

Thursday, September 5, 2019


With the blazing success of Posty’s hit’s Goodbyes, Sunflower and Wow still basking in the Top 40 sun, Malone’s set to drop his seriously anticipated third album. Hollywood’s Bleeding will be unleashed this weekend with guest spots from HalseyTravis Scott and, yes you heard it right, Ozzy Osbourne

This weekend on In The Mix with HK™ I’ve got Post Malone’s brand spankin’ new jam Circles ready to get mixed in with Meghan Trainor & Kaskade's fresh collabo. Also dropin’ a custom HK remix on Lizzo’s #1 track in the country. That’s right the Truth Hurts so good and so do sic mashups and new beats from ShaedAriana Grande and Katy Perry. Plus HK’s remixed spins on Jonas Brothers, Shawn MendesKhalidMaxMarshmello with Kane Brown, Billie Eilish and so much more! Lock it in and brace for the party.

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

Thursday, August 29, 2019


Oh yeah!!!! This Labor Day weekend I can't wait to fire up the decks…and grill. So take a break. Stop wasting time scrolling through lousy playlists. I’ve got your holiday weekend soundtrack all cued up with exclusive HK remixes ready to drop on Billie EilishLewis CapaldiTaylor SwiftShawn Mendes & Camila CabelloEllie Goulding with Juice WrldKygo & Whitney Houston! Plus fresh new beats from Ariana GrandeNormaniZara Larsson and Twenty One Pilots, a mashup/classic that’s gonna light up your grill 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, August 22, 2019


I’ve got your weekend soundtrack cued up and ready to SPIN! My decks are sizzling with exclusive HK remixes on chart toppers from the Jonas BrothersBillie EilishDan & ShayLizzoNFTaylor SwiftShawn MendesMiley CyrusP!nk, and so much more! I’m throwin’ in Blanco Brown’s new Trailer Trap hit plus collabs from Illenium with Jon BellionKaskade & Meghan Trainor,  Lil Nas X with Billy Ray Cyrus and Ed Sheeran Justin Bieber. Then just when you thought it couldn’t get any hotter I’m dropping the beat on more fresh jams and sic mashups! We’re pumping the volume up and getting this party started!

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

Thursday, August 15, 2019


Taylor Swift’s gettin’ busy! Her much anticipated new album “Lover” drops next weekend and on August 26th she’ll be preforming live on the MTV VMA’s. It will be Taylor’s first performance after the release of “Lover”. She already has seven Moonmen in her trophy case but could add up to ten more at this year’s Video Music Awards. Ms. Swift’s nominated clips include “ME!” and “You Need To Calm Down”. 

Well I can’t calm down cause this week’s In The Mix with HK™ is officially off the chain! I’ve got Taylor's latest track mixed with Kygo’s new take on a Whitney Houston banger. Exclusive HK remixes on hits from Katy PerryEd Sheeran & Justin BieberBillie Eilish,  Post MaloneAva Max , KhalidLizzo and so much more! I’m rewinding a classic, throwin’ in some mashups and upgrading this party to VIP!

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

Thursday, August 8, 2019


It’s no easy feat to come off a No. 1 album and score a second No. 1 next time out but that’s exactly what NF did. His previous album, “Perception”, went on to log a pair of hit’s on the Hot 100 with “Let You Down” and “Lie”. Now NF’s latest single “Time”, from his new album “The Search” is ready to blow up! I’ve got that track all cued up for an exclusive HK remix plus beats from Shawn Mendes & Camila CabelloTaylor SwiftLil Nas X featuring Billy Ray CyrusMaxJonas BrothersBryce VineThe Chainsmokers with Bebe Rexha and so much more! I’m mixing in new jams from IlleniumKygo & Whitney Houston and that’s just getting’ the party started! The temps are rising and so is the volume. 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™.

Monday, August 5, 2019


X Games 2019 in Minneapolis was off the hook. Above is a taste of some of the medal winners and how they got on the podium. 

After long days of competition it was time to let your hair down and get your groove on. Pictured above are Wu-Tang Clan and Diplo, just some of the musical acts who performed this year.

Stay tuned for my interviews!!!

Friday, August 2, 2019


X Games are rockin’ the USA this week in Minneapolis with the top action sports competition in Skateboard, BMX and Moto X. Juicing up the sports are world-class musical performances! Can you say “X-Tream Sports/Music Smoothie”?! I’ll be all over the X Games interviewing athletes fresh off the winners podium. Getting the dirt on who their fave artists are and the X-Treme impact music has on their training and performance. Stay in beat with this music and sports adventure by going to In The Mix with HK™ . Get in the game by entering to win sic X Games merch, like X Games 2019 skate decks, caps and more! To enter the contest follow us on twitter @HowardHKKessler and like us on facebook at In The MixWith HK. Already a follower, simply like the posts. And if you really want to 360 your chances of getting the Skate Decks - DM us! For complete contest info click the contest tab.

I’ve got a complete X-Treme music adventure on deck for you this weekend! Tune into In The Mix with HK™ for custom HK remixes of the latest hits from Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber, LizzoBillie EilishKhalidLewis CapaldiKaty Perry, Sam Smith & Normani! I’m throwin’ in ramped up mashups, remixed classics, plus new jams from Dan & ShayCheat Codes and so much more! It’s an X-Tream music party soundtrack you don’t wanna miss.

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


Vince Byron is not feeling blue and neither of us have joined the Blue Man Group. It's just stage lighting shining down on my interview with the GOLD MEDAL X GAMES winner in BMX Vert.
Pictured here with BMX Vert BRONZE MEDAL winner Mykel Larrin.

Not pictured Jamie Bestwick who took SILVER. Stay tuned for interviews with all three X Game medal winners.

Thursday, July 25, 2019


This weekend I’m tearing the roof off with exclusive HK remixes on Taylor SwiftBryce VineTwenty One PilotsMiley CyrusDan & Shay5 Seconds Of SummerCamila CabelloAvicii with Aloe BlaccZara Larsson, The Chainsmokers and So-Much-More! The hits are gonna be poppin’ and the beats rockin’ when I spin in sick mashups, new jams and classics that will make you “Say What?!” Summer was made for HOT hits and my decks are smoking!

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

Thursday, July 18, 2019


Recording artists becoming movie stars is nothing new. But it is crazy amazing for a successful pop artist to become a critically acclaimed actor. From Cher, Frank Sinatra, Barbara Streisand and Jennifer Hudson taking home Oscars to Lady GagaQueen LatifahMary J Blige, Bette Midler, Diana Ross, Mark Wahlberg and Will Smith having Oscar nominations for their acting chops, the double threat is real. Hell, there’s been great performances from recording artists on screen from the likes of Justin TimberlakePrinceMariah CareyElvis PresleyIce CubeHarry Styles, Lenny Kravitz, Beyonce, Eminem, Rihanna and many more. This year Pop stars are once again taking on the immense challenge of the big screen. Ed Sheeran’s playing himself (ok, not as great of a challenge as some roles…but still) in the Beatles inspired rom-com, “Yesterday”. Jennifer LopezCardi B and Lizzoare in the modern Robin Hood/stripper (yes I just put those words together) story, “Hustlers” out this September. And the much anticipated movie musical “Cats”, set to drop in December, will star Jennifer HudsonJason Derulo and the “could she be cast more perfectly”, Taylor Swift

This weekend I’m taking on the best party music challenge with exclusive HK remixes of some of these recording artists turned movie stars. Get ready to turn up the volume on remixes of hit tracks from Ed SheeranLizzo and Taylor Swift. Plus I’ll be mashing in mashups and blending bangers from Shawn MendesHalseyBazziKaty PerryJonas BrothersEllie GouldingMark Ronson & Bruno MarsPanic! At The DiscoBillie Eilish 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, July 12, 2019


This Weekend Ed Sheeran’s new album “No. 6 Collaborations Project” drops. Three of the singles from that album are already in the top 40 of Billboard’s Hot 100 chart with his joint Justin Bieber track hitting #4. The album impressively has various musical styles ranging from Caribbean-accented dance-pop to glowing R&B balladry and even a hair-metal jam. The LP’s collab's read like a who’s who of artists with Bruno MarsSkrillexCardi BEminemChris StapletonCamila CabelloKhalid and others all adding their skills. The Managing Director of Sheeran’s label said of the album – “ Obviously, Ed can write songs on his own. But it’s just more fun to do it with other people”.

I can’t wait to have fun mixing up a few of Ed’s new tracks this weekend on In The Mix with HK™! Get ready for custom HK remixes on P!nkSam Smith & NormaniBryce VineTaylor SwiftDan & ShayJonas BrothersLewis Capaldi and so much more! Like new beats from Ava MaxThe Chainsmokers with Bebe RexhaPost Malone and Avicii with Aloe Blacc.

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

Thursday, July 4, 2019


Jennifer Denali is a passionate pop singer-songwriter with powerfully soulful pipes and an innate stylish flair. However, doubt, depression and lack of confidence initially obscured her way in music. Since then she has taken time to heal  herself and start over. Jennifer has broken through the storm, stepped back into the pop arena and is confidently embracing her gifts through self –love. She’s been favorably compared to MadonnaAmy Winehouse and Mariah Carey. Her songs are intimate and broadly resonate with themes of love lost, wisdom gleaned and spiritual uplift. Just last week the remixes of Jennifer’s track “Painkiller”  dropped  and she’s currently embarked on an East Coast Tour. This week I talk with Jennifer about the stories behind her music, her new single “Try”, the empowerment of new beginnings and what lies ahead. 

I’ve also got some serious music empowerment ready to blow up your holiday weekend! Oh yeah..the hits are gonna be poppin’ like fireworks with custom HK remixes on Katy PerryLizzoLil Nas X with Billy Ray CyrusKhalidBillie EilishAJ Mitchel, HalseyTravis Scott and The Weeknd. Plus new jams from Jennifer DenaliShawn Mendes & Camila CabelloTaylor SwiftMiley Cyrus 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, June 28, 2019


Summer is heating up and so are my decks! This weekend I’m cooking up your party soundtrack with exclusive HK remixes on Ed Sheeran & Justin BieberJonas BrothersDan & ShayBillie EillishP!nkAriana GrandeBryce VineSam Smith & Normani and so much more! I can’t wait to flip in new beats, put the hot sauce on a few mashups and sprinkle in some smokin’ surprises! It’s the weekend!!! And that means all your fave hits are going down like you’ve never heard them before.

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

Thursday, June 20, 2019


The truth is Lizzo’s track The Truth Hurts is bouncing up the charts and heating up the airwaves. This single has become a viral hit almost 2 years after its release thanks, in part, to the Netflix film Someone Great which featured it. And hells yeah! it’s worth YouTubeing the dance scene with Gina Rodriguez and DeWanda Wise from the film. With lyrics like “You’re ‘posed to hold me down, but you’re holding me back - And that’s the sound of me not calling you back” , makes this the go-to breakup empowerment song. I gotta agree with Lizzo’s bio which states- “Channeling boundless self-confidence through a downright earth-quaking voice, colorful persona, and undeniable star power, Lizzo struts into the spotlight and steps up with a whole lot of sass, spirit, and soul.” 

This weekend on In The Mix with HK™ I’m channeling Lizzo’s sass, spirit and soul when I remix the s*** out of her hit, Truth Hurts. I’m also throwin’ down custom HK remixes on Post MaloneShawn Mendes5 Seconds of SummerHalseyAJ MitchellLil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus! Plus I’m droppin’ new beats from Taylor SwiftKygo and Rita OraMiley Cyrus, 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™.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019


Billie Eilish has been selling out venues across the country in minutes as her concert tour promotes her musical world domination…oh yeah and her album too. Said debut album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? released March 29th made Eilish the first artist born in the 2000’s to have a number one album in the US. The concert was just as impressive with a very comfortable 17 year old Billie dancing and singing her hits as the crowd sang every single word to every single song along with her. My favorite part was when Eilish and her brother Finneas, who produced the album and co-wrote the songs with Billie, got on a bed to perform “I love you”. She explained “We want to perform this exactly how we created it, which was on a bed.” As Eilish sang and her brother played, the bed levitated above the stage and the crowd went CRAZY! 

This weekend I’m goin’ crazy on the decks and levitating the party with remixes of your fave jams! Get ready for epic HK remixes on P!nkBruno MarsHalseyJonas BrothersBillie EilishLizzoSam Smith & Normani. Plus new beats from Katy PerryEd Sheeran, mash-ups, throwbacks and so much more! It’s Father’s day weekend and that means party like a Mack Daddy!

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

Thursday, June 6, 2019


Temps are rising and so are the decibels on this weekend’s In The Mix with HK™! I’ll be packing exclusive HK remixes on the Jonas BrothersTwenty One PilotsLizzo, Lil Nas X with Billy Ray CyrusShawn MendesTaylor Swift & Brendon Urie. Plus new jams from Ed SheeranDj KhaledFive Seconds of Summer, a few classic “OMG I love that track” surprises and SO-MUCH-MORE! I’m taking your fave hits and mixing them into a soundtrack made for an epic weekend throw down! Set your speakers to blow and call the crew!

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

Friday, May 24, 2019


Billie Eilish and Ava Max are using their celebrity to do good. Both are advocates for mental health in the new “Seize the Awkward” PSAs from the Ad Council and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Eilish and Max encourage talking openly about mental health struggles. Billie’s video highlights the importance of checking in on your loved ones and taking care of yourself. Eilish says “It doesn’t make you weak to ask for help”. Ava’s video reflects on her experiences in public high school after being home-schooled when she ended up eating lunch in the bathroom. She asks fans to “Seek help when you’re not feeling mentally there. Because we’ve all been there and it’s normal”. 

Ava Max and Billie Eilish are not only doing good for others they’re doing great on the music scene! I’m putting together exclusive HK remixes of their hits this weekend plus The Jonas BrothersAlessia CaraP!nkJennifer LopezLil Nas X with Billy Ray CyrusPanic! At The Disco and SO-MUCH-MORE! I’m pullin out classics, cueing up brand spankin’ new beats and mixin’ them all together for a three day weekend party jam you don’t wanna miss. Get ready to blow your speakers up!

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

Friday, May 17, 2019


New beats are droppin' and poppin’ like May flowers and I’ve got them coming at you this weekend! On deck are fresh tracks from Ed Sheeran & Justin BieberTaylor Swift with Brendon UrieDavid Guetta freaturing Raye and a new one from Illenium with Jon Bellion. Plus custom HK remixes of your fave hits like you’ve never heard them before. I can’t wait to remix bangers from KhalidP!nkBillie Eilish, FletcherAriana GrandeLauren DaigleBryce VineDaddy Yankee & Katy PerrySam Smith & Normani, the Chainsmokers 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, May 10, 2019


Brendon Urie and his band Panic! At The Disco combined currently have three songs on the charts. Brendon’s always had “High Hopes” and can certainly say “Hey Look Ma, I Made It”.I’ve got that track plus his new one “Me!”  with Taylor Swift all cued up for a custom HK remix to kick off this week’s show. Also on the HK remix party tip are hits from the Jonas BrothersBazzi, Alessia Cara, FletcherBillie EilishHalseyAva MaxLil Nas X featuring Billy Ray CyrusBryce Vine and so much more! I can’t wait to spin new beats from Max with Quinn XCIIShawn Mendes and Martin Garrix’s “Summer Days” track with Macklamore and Patrick Stump. Oh yeeeeah it’s the weekend and we’ve got 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™.

Friday, May 3, 2019


Lil Nas X’s smash hit Old Town Road featuring Billy Ray Cyrus has been the #1 song in the country for four weeks. According to an interview that Lil Nas did with Time magazine, the song was inspired by his personal life and is a message of loneliness and perseverance.  

Just last year Lil Nas X was staying at his sister’s house, he had dropped out of college and his parents weren’t happy about it. X spent his days self-promoting his music but even that began to fall apart. Lil Nas said, “Old Town Road came after a period of feeling like I was out of options. I was living with my sister. She was pretty much fed up with me being there. That’s where the chorus lyric came from. It was me saying, ‘I want to leave everything behind…’ the ‘can’t nobody tell me nothing’ part is referring to my parents: wanting me to go back to school, not thinking it’s that likely for [me] to make it.” He said, “I felt like a loner cowboy, I wanted to take my horse to the Old Town Road and run away. The horse is like a car. The Old Town Road, it’s like a path to success”. 

Congrats go out to Lil Nas X for staying true to his dream and going down that path to success.  

This weekend I’m riding in with a bevy of remixes and mashups! Get ready for my spin on Old Town Road  plus custom HK remixes on P!nkDean LewisAriana Grande, KhalidThe Chainsmokers featuring 5SOSAlly BrookeSam Smith & Normani and so much more! My saddle bag is bustin’ with your fave hits, mashups, a few classics and fresh bucking broncos from Dan + ShayCiaraDaddy Yankee & Katy Perry. I’m fixin’ to lasso the party soundtrack of the weekend and you’re all invited.

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

Friday, April 26, 2019


Billie Eilish with her angst, bleak lyrics, heavy on creep factor music videos and too-cool-too-care look is far from the new Brittney Spears but she maybe a Madonna/Nirvanaadaptation for Gen Z. She’s the anti-pop edgy artist who has grabbed the pop universe by the throat and is ready to take it home. This girl’s got skills! At 13 Billie recorded her first viral hit. Prior to turning 17 this December her songs had been streamed over a billion times. Eilish’s critically acclaimed debut album When We All Fall Asleep, Where do We Go?, which dropped last month, debuted at No.1 and she currently has 8 tracks in the Hot 100! Billie and her 21 year old brother Finnias wrote and produced the songs almost exclusively in their childhood bedrooms. She designs her own merchandise and insists on near-complete control. Billie Eilish may not be the traditional pop star of old but she is a supernova that is rising fast and fans are obsessed!

I’m obsessed…with bringing you the BEST party soundtrack of the weekend! Get ready for exclusive HK remixes on Billie’s top 10 hit Bad Guy, plus remixes on H.E.R., MabelPost MaloneEllie Goulding & DiploThe Jonas BrothersLauren Daigle, Lil Naz X featuring Billy Ray CyrusAva MaxAriana GrandeLauv & Troy Sivan. Plus new singles fromBTS with Halsey, Jennifer Lopez featuring French Montana, mashups to turn up, a few surprises from the vault that will make your rump shake 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™.

Saturday, April 20, 2019


After 6 years without releasing a single note The Jonas Brothers comeback smash Sucker has spent six weeks in the top 10. The JoBros penned this #1 hit with Ryan Tedder who, aside from being the frontman of OneRepublic, has also written hit tracks for Adele (Rumor Has It) and Beyoncé (Halo) along with a ton more. The boys are now in good company and hitting career milestones but these reunited siblings aren’t maxing and relaxin’. They’re continuing to show why they came back and why they should be taken seriously…with their latest single Cool  heating up airwaves and the charts. 

This weekend I’m spinning some Cool custom HK remixes of the Jonas Brothers new tracks plus remixes on Ariana GrandeSam Smith & NormaniHalseyDean Lewis, FletcherMarshmelloPanic! At The Disco and So Much More! I’m cuing up new beats from Twenty One Pilots, some wild mashups and a few surprises that will have the volume turning itself up! It’s an all-out party throw down you don’t wanna miss.

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

Friday, April 12, 2019


Week∙end (noun) [‘wi:k,end] - A time to have fun and jam out to exclusive remixes of all your fave hits, new bangers, mashups and more on In The Mix with HK™. Oh yeah…It’s the weekend and I’ve got your party soundtrack all cued up and ready to drop with custom HK remixes on Bebe RexhaBenny BlancoTainySelena Gomez and J. BalvinFletcherP!nkThe Chainsmokers featuring 5 Seconds Of SummerAva MaxH.E.R. and Lil NasX and that’s just getting the party started! Trust me! You don’t want to miss hot new tracks from The Jonas BrothersMKTOBryce Vine, Alessia Cara and so much more! The weekend is finally here and I’m packing the beats.

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

Friday, April 5, 2019


This weekend multi-platinum, five time Grammy-nominated, global superstar Khalid releases his much anticipated sophomore album Free Spirt. He self-released his hit debut single Location during his senior year of high school. Now at 21 and more than a billion streams later Khalid’s second full-length album wrestles with coming to terms with fame, wealth, and lingering insecurity. The singer will embark on a massive North American tour in support of the new record starting in June. 

I’m jumping on the 1’s & 2’s in support of a massive weekend airwave party! On deck are custom HK remixes of Khalid, Benny Blanco and Halsey’s smash - Eastside plus Ariana Grande’s chart dominator - 7 Rings. Hits from Sam Smith & NormaniWhy Don’t WeDua LipaDean LewisGeorge EzraLivvia and Imagine Dragons will all be getting that extra HK secret sauce 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™.