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™.