Conor Maynard features on new single 'Whenever' from Kris Kross Amsterdam x The Boy Next Door 




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Dutch DJ and producer trio Kris Kross Amsterdam (KKA), Conor Maynard and Dutch producer The Boy Next Door have released their brand new single ‘Whenever’ today through Spinnin’ Records / Parlophone.

With a sample of Shakira’s smash hit ‘Whenever, Wherever’ alongside KKA’s and TBND’s mix of feel-good funky R&B, trap and house it is set to be a summer smash. The accompanying video was filmed in Cadiz, Spain (with KKA & TBND) and Florida (with Conor) and captures that ultimate sunshine holiday vibe.

Speaking of how the track came to life KKA say, “We are very proud that we could use the sample of Shakira’s 2001 hit single ‘Whenever, Wherever’. The track was written by Shakira and Gloria Estefan and we are huge fans of them. We’re really happy with the result and secretly hope they like it too!”

Conor Maynard hopes the song will hit the sweet spot with Shakira and has said, “It’s sick to be working with the Kris Kross boys again, it was such a laugh last time. This time we’ve done our take on a classic Shakira song so hopefully people will love it. Now all I need is a DM from Shakira saying I did a great job and that we should hang out some time.”

Speaking about working with KKA and Conor for the first time The Boy Next Door says, “After my 2017 hit ‘La Colegiala’, I have been constantly looking for summery influences for my tracks. At a certain moment I heard this classic Shakira tune again, which I hadn’t heard in a long time, and instantly got very inspired by it. After the initial idea came to existence I asked Kris Kross Amsterdam to work with me on this track. We went into the studio together and after we finished the tune, they asked Conor Maynard, who Kris Kross Amsterdam worked with before, to add an amazing vocal to it. Conor immediately got excited about it and after one week everything was recorded and finished.”

‘Whenever’ is the second single KKA and Conor Maynard have released together and follows their 2017 hit ‘Are You Sure?’, which has had over 50 million streams and was supported by Radio 1, Capital FM and KISS Fresh.

Now they return with a scorching summer anthem alongside The Boy Next Door, which is set to become a hot new hit.

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Kris Kross Amsterdam
Formed in Amsterdam in 2011 – brothers Jordy and Sander Huisman set about creating a sound which they forged their myriad influences together in seamless fashion. First finding fame as a DJ duo playing around Amsterdam, they soon decided to start throwing parties in the city under the Kris Kross Amsterdam name, where they could play exactly what they wanted to: an unconventional mix of R&B, hiphop, twerk, trap and house. These events rapidly became some of the most talked about parties in the city for lovers of beats and bass. In 2014 MC Yuki Kempees joined the duo to perform vocal duties, taking their already raucous club shows to the next level and ready to take over the world.

Fast forward to 2018, taking over the world is exactly what they have been doing and don’t plan to stop doing any time soon! Their smash hit ‘SEX’ together with LA-based Cheat Codes, which racked up more than 480 million streams on Spotify alone, was their big international break through, opening the gates to a long string of gigs around the globe. This year adding the prestige Ultra Music Festival in Miami to their already impressive touring history and most recently making the crowds of Ultra Korea, Ultra Singapore and Ultra Beijing go insanely wild!

The Boy Next Door
With ‘Whenever’ we have a first when it comes down to a collab between KKA and TBND. KKA’s eclectic sound couldn’t be a more perfect match, blending excellently with TBND’s signature sound of urban meets party meets ‘Feel Good’ vibes. With an undefeated track record in making people dance that has been proven all over the globe, his 2017 hit single ‘La Colegiala’ (with DJ Fresh Coast and Jody Bernal) made him a special act for every crowd. Signed by Spinnin’ Records shortly after, he is ready to break through every border known to mankind.

Conor Maynard
For KKA it’s not the first time teaming up with Conor Maynard. In early 2017 they released their popular collab ‘Are You Sure?’ together with Ty Dolla $ign. Conor is currently one of the biggest acts on YouTube, with more than 7 million YouTube subscribers. With his warm voice and the tropical and catchy sound of KKA and TBND, ‘Whenever’ is a guaranteed soundtrack for the summer of 2018.

June 22, 2018 2:08pm ET by Pressparty  

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