Friday, February 15, 2019

DUA LIPA'S BREAKOUT YEAR


Dua Lipa the 23 year old London pop phenom has blown up with her hits “New Rules” , which went platinum in 17 countries, and “IDGAF”.  She’s spent the past year touring around the globe and zealously working on her second album. Now Lipa has two Grammys (Best New Artist and Best Dance Recording) in tow and has absolutely no plans of slowing down. SPECIAL NOTE: She was an In The Mix with HK™ Pick to Hit™ back in April of 2017.

I’m taking a tip from Dua and revving up for this weekend’s In The Mix with HK™! I can’t wait to play with her new single “Swan Song” and sprinkle some HK custom remix flava on tracks from Imagine DragonsAva MaxNFLauren DaigleRita OraDan + ShayPost MaloneWhy Don’t We and so much more! Get ready for new beats, mashups and a couple classics that are turn up the volume sick. I’m dropin’ the needle on an explosive weekend party soundtrack and it’s all goin’ 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™.

Friday, February 8, 2019

GRAMMY WEEKEND ON IN THE MIX WITH HK™



This Sunday is music’s biggest night - The 61st Grammy® Awards!

Being a long time voting member of the Academy plus a previous Grammy® Nominee I take the awards very seriously. Record of the Year is another tuff one this year. This recently expanded category includes a song form all genres. Big hits like ZedMaren Morris and Grey’s “The Middle” and Drake’s “Gods Plan”, Cardi BBad Bunny and J Balvin’s “I Like It” and Post Malone and 21 Savag’s “Rockstar” are all nominated. Plus there are songs from film soundtracks like Kendrick Lamar and SZA’s “All The Stars” from Black Panther and Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s “Shallow” from A Star Is Born standing with social commentary tracks like Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” and Brandi Carlile's “The Joke”. Not an easy decision to make but for me there is one standout. Who would you vote for? Seriously, I want to know, hit me up at @HowardHKKessler on twitter with your thoughts.

From the performance list for the show, which reads like a who’s who of the music industry, to the surprising speeches, historic fashion and tributes to Dolly Parton and Diana Ross with “Diamond Diana” preforming - DAMN! I love Grammy night!

Even better than Grammy night is Grammy weekend! I'm kicking it off on In The Mix with HK™! We’ll be talking Grammy gossip, what to expect on music's biggest night and I’ll be throwin’ down brand spankin' new custom HK remixes on hits from Ariana GrandePanic! At The DiscoDua Lipa, HalseyMark Ronson featuring Miley CyrusSabrina Carpenter and many more faves. Plus new tracks from Imagine DragonsLivviaThe Struts and mixed in classic surprises. 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™.