Kris Kross Amsterdam

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Kris Kross Amsterdam
Kris Kross Amsterdam live @ Breda Dance Music Festival.jpg
Kris Kross Amsterdam performing in Breda, 2017
Background information
OriginAmsterdam, Netherlands
Genres
Years active2011–present
LabelsSpinnin' Records
Websitekriskross.amsterdam
Members
  • Jordy Huisman
  • Sander Huisman
  • Yuki Kempees

Kris Kross Amsterdam is a Dutch DJ and record producer trio formed by brothers Jordy and Sander Huisman and Yuki Kempees. Their music is a mix of various music styles including R&B, hip hop, funk, soul, pop and house.

The name is a nod to the famous rap duo Kris Kross from the early 1990s, known for their hit single "Jump".[1][2]

Career[edit]

Kris Kross Amsterdam originated as two brothers in 2011 in Amsterdam. With their name paying homage to the legendary American duo from the 90s hip hop golden age – Kris Kross – brothers Sander Huisman and Jordy Huisman were set on creating a sound which forged their influences together. The brothers decided to start hosting parties in Amsterdam, their hometown. Here they began to play a mix of R&B, hip hop, twerk, trap and house. Jordy and Sander had their own act at first, but later on, in 2014, MC Yuki Kempees joined them.

2015 (June) was the year Kris Kross Amsterdam signed a deal with dance record label Spinnin’ Records and released their debut single “Until The Morning” with MC CHOCO.[3]

in 2016 (February), KKA dropped multiple releases on the label, catching worldwide attention. Amongst those releases are the international hit single "Sex" with American electronic music trio Cheat Codes - which samples the chorus from "Let's Talk About Sex".[4], Are You Sure?, a collaboration with British pop star Conor Maynard and American hip hop artist Ty Dolla $ign, and the most recent release with Conor and The Boy Next Door, “Whenever”. This track originated from Shakira’s “Whenever, Wherever”, but got dipped into their own style. The song got over a solid million streams each day and received attention from Billboard Dance Chart, Global Top 50 Chart and 29 Viral Charts on Spotify.

Next to making singles, they do shows worldwide. They hosted several stages and highlighted sets at Mysteryland (NL), Tomorrowland (BE), Parookaville (GE), Ultra Music Festival (US).

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
NLD
[5]
AUS
[6]
AUT
[7]
BEL (Fl)
[8]
FRA
[9]
GER
[10]
IRL
[11]
NZ
[12]
SWI
[13]
UK
[14]
US
Elec.

[15]
"Until the Morning"[16]
(with Choco)
2015 Non-album singles
"Sex"
(with Cheat Codes)
2016 2 17 19 25 124 14 9 24 27 9 10
"Are You Sure?"
(with Conor Maynard featuring Ty Dolla Sign)
15 37
"Gone Is the Night"[20]
(featuring Jorge Blanco)
2017
"Whenever"
(with the Boy Next Door featuring Conor Maynard)
2018 3 56 25 46 34
[21]
68 95
[22]
18
"Vámonos"[23]
(with Ally Brooke and Messiah)
"Hij is van mij"[24]
(with Maan, Tabitha featuring Bizzey)
1
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Remixes[edit]

2016

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ "Kris Kross Amsterdam". MusicAllStars Management.
  2. ^ "DJ Kris Kross Amsterdam (Sander Huisman, Jordy Huisman, Yuki Kempees)". thedjlist.com.
  3. ^ "'Until the Morning - Single' van Kris Kross Amsterdam & CHOCO op Apple Music". iTunes.
  4. ^ "Sex - Single by Cheat Codes & Kris Kross Amsterdam on Apple Music". iTunes.
  5. ^ "Discografie Kris Kross Amsterdam". Dutch Charts Portal. Hung Medien.
  6. ^ "Discography Kris Kross Amsterdam". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien.
  7. ^ "Discographie Kris Kross Amsterdam". Austrian Charts Portal. Hung Medien.
  8. ^ "Discografie Kris Kross Amsterdam". Belgium (Flanders) Charts Portal. Hung Medien.
  9. ^ "Discographie Kris Kross Amsterdam". French Charts Portal. Hung Medien.
  10. ^ "Discographie Kris Kross Amsterdam". offiziellecharts.de. Retrieved 21 September 2018.
  11. ^ "Discography Kris Kross Amsterdam". Irish Charts Portal. Hung Medien.
  12. ^ "Discography Kris Kross Amsterdam". New Zealand Charts Portal. Hung Medien.
  13. ^ "Discographie Kris Kross Amsterdam". Swiss Charts Portal. Hung Medien.
  14. ^ "CHEAT CODES/KRIS KROSS | full Official Chart History". Officialcharts.com/. Official Charts Company.
  15. ^ "Kris Kross Amsterdam Chart History: Dance/Electronic Songs". Billboard. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  16. ^ "Until the Morning - Single by Kris Kross Amsterdam & Choco on Apple Music". iTunes Store. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  17. ^ "CHART WATCH #383". auspOp. 27 August 2016. Retrieved 27 August 2016.
  18. ^ "British album certifications – Cheat Codes – Sex". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 22 March 2014. Select albums in the Format field. Type Sex in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  19. ^ "American single certifications – Cheat Codes – Sex". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
  20. ^ "Gone Is the Night (feat. Jorge Blanco) - Single by Kris Kross Amsterdam on Apple Music". iTunes Store. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  21. ^ "IRMA – Irish Charts". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  22. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/artist/54163/kris-kross-boy-next-maynard/
  23. ^ Fernandez, Suzette (26 November 2018). "Ally Brooke Joins Kris Kross Amsterdam & Messiah for New Spanish-Language Song 'Vamonos'". Billboard. Archived from the original on 27 November 2018. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  24. ^ "Hij is van mij (feat. Bizzey) - Single by Kris Kross Amsterdam on Apple Music". iTunes Store. Retrieved 30 December 2018.

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