Saturday, November 16, 2019

DUA LEAPS BACK ONTO THE CHARTS


Dua Lipa has reunited with the team behind her breakthrough smash New Rules for her third Top 40 hit Don’t Start Now. Critics say the track takes her sound to a higher level with one of the years strongest bass lines and I’m lovin’ it. Don’t Start Now is the lead single from her highly anticipated upcoming sophomore album. 

Right now I’m highly anticipating this weekend’s upcoming In The Mix with HK™! I can’t wait to mix and remix Dua’s new track. Plus custom HK remixes on hits from HalseyNFEd SheeranLizzoShaedShawn Mendes & Camila Cabello, Lil Nas XMarshmello & Kane BrownSelena Gomez and so much more! I’ll be throwin’ in new jams and mashups to make for an epic evening! 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, November 7, 2019

SELENA GOMEZ HAS HER FIRST #1


Selena Gomez is rockin' the coveted No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 and it looks great on her. Amazingly, Lose You To Love Me is Selena’s first ever track to chart at number one. It’s been a long 10 years and 10 months since her first entry on the seminal Billboard chart so she’s pretty stoked with this milestone. 

I am seriously stoked for this weekend’s show! I can’t wait to put a little HK flava on Selena’s new single plus exclusive HK remixes on hits from Billie EilishMaroon 5Ed Sheeran with KhalidSam SmithJonas BrothersTaylor Swift and So Much More! Like hot new beats from Niall HoranDua LipaDiplo & Jonas Bros, Dan + Shay with Justin BieberTones And INormani and Public! It's almost go time so rest, hydrate and get ready to set this weekend off!

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

Friday, October 25, 2019

LEWIS CAPLALDI'S "SOMEONE YOU LOVED" IS LOVING HIM BACK


Lewis Capaldi, the 23 year old, Scottish singer–songwriter has achieved global mainstream success with his international breakthrough track Someone You Loved. The song has topped numerous charts in the UK and US and is currently sitting at #1 on Billboard’s Pop Songs chart. The always humorous Capaldi recently told Billboard of his newfound success; “I’m not going to question it. I’m just going to hold on for dear life”.

I’m holding on for dear life to my DJ decks for this weekend's In The Mix with HK™ cause I can’t wait to unleash my new remix of Lewis’s hit single Someone You Loved . Also on tap are exclusive HK remixes of bangers from Ed SheeranLizzoSam SmithNormaniBillie EillishShawn MendesAlessia CaraPost MaloneAriana Grande and So-Much-More! Like new beats from Halsey and Liam Payne with A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, plus mashups and more sonic surprises. I’m ripping open the music party box and it’s all going down this weekend.

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

Thursday, October 17, 2019

SHAED GETS IN THE MIX WITH HK™


The electro-pop trio Shaed is jumping up the charts with their Top 40 hit Trampoline. This group has always been uniquely close which adds to their innate musical chemistry. The trio consists of twin brothers; Spencer and Max Ernst who both produce, play keys, drums and guitar and lead vocalist Chelsea Lee who happens to be married to Spencer. Talk about a fascinating group and family dynamic! This week I sit down with Shaed to discuss interesting aspects of their hit track and when they knew music was their calling! 

I know the weekend’s calling and it’s begging for an exclusive HK party mix. I’m ready to hit play on custom HK remixes of chart toppers from Camila Cabello,  Post Malone, NFJonas BrothersMarshmello and Kane BrownChris Brown featuring Drake and of course Shaed. I’m mixing in new beats from Maroon 5Billie EilishDan & Shay and Justin Bieber with mashups and more! I’m answering the call of the weekend with the ultimate party soundtrack.

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

Thursday, October 10, 2019

LIZZO'S WORLD DOMINATION


Lizzo’s Truth Hurts is the #1 song in the country for six straight weeks in a row and as of this week Good As Hell  has become her second Top 40 hit! It’s been a whirlwind year for this hard working classically trained flutist turned world-conquering music star, powerhouse rapper/vocalist and inspirational personality. Lizzo’s currently out wowing her diverse and passionate fans on her sold out Cuz I Love You Too tour. She also recently was ruled eligible to compete for the Best New Artist Grammy. And if that’s wasn’t enough to make Lizzo feel as Good As Hell-Truth Hurts has doubled the record for the longest run at #1 on the Hot 100 for a rap by a female artist unaccompanied by another act. Of that track she says; It’s “a song I put out two years ago, and it was a song I really believed in and wrote when I was crying. It was such a pivotal moment in my life. I feel like it was destiny that it was my first platinum song ever.” 

I feel it’s my destiny to get the weekend party started by remixing the Hell out of Lizzo’s Truth Hurts for you. Also on tap are exclusive HK remixs of Ariana GrandeEd Sheeran & Justin BieberPost MaloneShaedNormaniDiplo & Jonas BrothersLewis CapaldiSam SmithKygo & Whitney Houston. Plus new jams from Why Don’t We and Halsey, amped up mashups and so much more! The beats are massive, the party is epic and it’s all going down this weekend.

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

Thursday, October 3, 2019

NF GETS IN THE MIX WITH HK™


NF gets In The Mix with HK™ this weekend to talk about his new album; The Search. Impressively, it’s Nate’s second consecutive album to debut at #1 in the country. Also climbing the charts is his current single “Time”. NF is always so generous and open in sharing his thoughts and feelings. He’s one of my favorite artists to interview and I can’t wait to hear all about his latest musical journey. 

Speaking of musical journeys – I’ve got a jam packed show lined up this weekend! Leave the road map behind and don’t even think about turning on your GPS cause I’m mixin’ up exclusive HK remixes on OneRepublicShaedPost MaloneBillie EilishShawn Mendes & Camila CabelloLil Nas X, Marshmello & Kane BrownTaylor SwiftJonas Brothers, and of course NF’s new smash. Also on tap new jams from 5 Seconds Of SummerLoud Luxury & Bryce Vine plus mashups that will make you wanna move, surprise tracks for extra heat and so much more! The party don’t start till you tune 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.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

HAPPY BIRTHDAY HALSEY


Halsey turns 25 this Sunday and we’re wishing her a happy birthday and congrats on the end of a stellar year! At the beginning of 2019 her first solo hit “Without Me” topped the billboard chart then came the feminist rocking single “Nightmare” and now the heartbreaking “Graveyard”  recently dropped. This January her third album Manic will be released and to say that Halsey has accomplished a lot in her 25 years is an understatement.

I’m hoping to accomplish the extreme rhythm of the party this weekend when I spin exclusive HK remixes on Taylor Swift, ShaedSam SmithNormaniEd Sheeran & Justin Bieber, LizzoCamila CabelloLewis CapaldiPost MaloneAriana Grande and SO MUCH MORE! Of course Halsey’s new one will be in the mix and a couple surprises too! Alright…let’s get 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™.

Friday, September 20, 2019

SURPRISING INFLUENCES FROM SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE ARTISTS

In a recent Rolling Stone interview Taylor Swift said Fall Out Boy's songwriting influenced her “maybe more than anyone else”. Then at a Grammy Museum Q&A Billie Eilish gave a passionate nod to Frank Sinatra saying “he changed the way we feel about music”. I can’t wait to change the feel of today’s chart toppers with pumped up exclusive HK remixes on tracks from Post MaloneEd Sheeran & KhalidNormaniLizzo, 5SOSEllie Goulding & Juice Wrld, Marshmello & Kane Brown, Shawn Mendes, and of course Billie Eilish. Plus new jams from Ariana Grande with Miley Cyrus & Lana Del Rey, AJ Mitchel featuring Ava Max, Why Don’t We, Kygo & Whitney Houston. I’m throwing in mashups that’ll be blowin’ up your party speakers, throwbacks and So Much More! It’s the last weekend of summer and I’m pullin’ out all the stops!

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

Thursday, September 12, 2019

NORMANI IS MOTIVATED


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

POST MALONE DROPPIN' MORE HITS


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

I'M FIRING UP THE DECKS & THE GRILL...IT'S LABOR DAY WEEKEND!!!


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

THE SUMMER BEATS ARE BANGIN' ON IN THE MIX WITH HK™


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 LIVE


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

NF DROPS "THE SEARCH" AND SCORES HIS SECOND #1 ALBUM


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 MEDAL WINNERS, WU-TANG CLAN, DIPLO AND MORE


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

IN THE MIX WITH HK™ - X GAMES 2019 GIVEAWAY


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.

X GAMES KICKED OFF LAST NIGHT AND DID NOT DISAPPOINT

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

IN THE MIX WITH HK™...HIT BANGERS, EXCLUSIVE REMIXES, MASHUPS + MORE


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

THE MELDING OF MUSIC's POP STARS AND MOVIES

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

ED SHEERAN'S DROPPING AN OUTRAGEOUSLY STAR STUDDED ALBUM


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's "PAINKILLER" A HK PICK TO HIT™


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

IN THE MIX WITH HK™ IS BRINGING THE HEAT


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 DOESN'T HURT FOR LIZZO


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 BACKSTAGE AND IN THE MIX WITH HK™


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™.