Kris Kross Amsterdam (KKA): what is now a well-established, powerful, energetic trio, with hit singles and shows worldwide, once originated with two brothers back in 2011 in Amsterdam. With their name paying homage to the legendary American duo from the 90s hip hop golden age – Kris Kross, whom they are so fond of – brothers Sander and Jordy Huisman were set on creating a sound, which forged their myriad influences together in seamless fashion. The brothers decided to start hosting parties in Amsterdam, their hometown. Here they could play exactly what they were missing in the Dutch club scene: an unconventional 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 forces with them. Ever since, Kris Kross Amsterdam continued as a trio.
2015 was the year Kris Kross Amsterdam signed a deal with dance record label Spinnin’ Records, and had their first release ever: “Until The Morning”. Afterwards, KKA dropped multiple releases on the label, with extremely high impact, catching worldwide attention. Amongst those releases are: “SEX”, an international mega hit with Cheat Codes with over 539 million streams, “Are You Sure?”, an enormous collab with British pop star Conor Maynard and American hip hop artist Ty Dolla $ign, “Vámonos” with former Fifth Harmony singer Ally Brooke and rapper Messiah, their newest release “Ooh Girl” with Conor Maynard and British rapper A Boogie Wit da Hoodie which got supported in 31 New Music Friday Spotify playlists, and the release with Conor and The Boy Next Door, “Whenever”. This track originated from Shakira’s “Whenever, Wherever”, but got dipped into KKA style and turned into the ultimate 2018 summer hit. “Whenever” is good for over a 224 million streams in total and received global attention from Billboard Dance Chart, Global Top 50 Chart and 29 Viral Charts on Spotify. To top it all off, the record has reached a certified Platinum status in The Netherlands and Sweden – and a Golden status in Finland. With their first Dutch hit “Hij Is Van Mij” KKA immediately climbed to a Dutch #1 position. Another Dutch hit was “Ik Sta Jou Beter” together with Nielson, which amounted to well- over 10 million streams already. These catchy, prestigious releases – which are typical for the KKA sound – altogether amass over the insane amount of more than 1 billion streams.
Next to making hit singles, the boys of Kris Kross Amsterdam have performances worldwide. They take their wild energy everywhere they go and never lose their Amsterdam mentality: the party is wherever KKA is. Every show they do is a unique experience on itself. With hosting several stages and highlighted sets at Mysteryland (NL), Tomorrowland (BE), Parookaville (GE), Ultra Music Festival (US), Kris Kross Amsterdam are proving more and more that they are an extremely talented collective that showcases to become an even bigger successful act worldwide.