Kris Kross Amsterdam has again given a classic a new look. This time, Yuki, Sander and Jordy ventured to the song ‘When I saw you’, which became a big hit in 1997 thanks to Antonie Kamerling and the movie All Stars. The DJ trio joined forces with Lil Kleine and Yade Lauren. .
“It is also great that we were able to do this together”
It is no coincidence that it was this song that surfaced. On October 6 it is exactly ten years ago that Antonie died at the age of 44. With that, ‘Not even seen me’, as the new single is called, is a direct tribute to the actor.
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“We had asked permission from Guus Meeuwis, who wrote the song, but we soon knew that we also wanted to involve Isa Hoes (the widow of Antonie, ed.) And their children Merlijn and Vlinder”, Jordy tells BuzzE. “It is of course a loaded song, but they were immediately enthusiastic.”
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Coincidentally, Isa had been walking around with the idea of doing something with Antonie’s music for around his tenth anniversary of death. “She also thought of Lil Kleine. Then the circle was complete. We really made something beautiful out of it,” says Jordy. “It is also great that we were able to do this together.”
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According to Sander, there is always a risk of using an old classic as the basis for a new song. But with the previous successes, the men did have confidence in their ability. “We just started working on it and then you can determine whether it is fat enough. We got a magical feeling and got a very good response back. Then you know that you are doing well.”
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There is an additional advantage, says Yuki. According to him, the old song is once again in the spotlight. “In the previous songs that we gave a new look, we heard that there are still people who did not know the original. That is often a whole new generation that we introduce in this way to the original.”
The choice to ask for the vocals Lil Kleine and Yade Lauren was quickly made. Yuki: “We actually wanted something with Kleine for a long time. That goes back to the time when we were all at the beginning of our career. We then met him in Ibiza. He just had a hit with ‘Drank & Drugs “and we with” Sex. “Then the idea started, but I think this is the right time.” Sander adds: “And he also immediately nailed it.”
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“We were out of it very quickly for the female party. That had to be Yade,” says Sander. “She has already made a record with Snelle and is upcoming. She was at the top of our list. Fortunately, she was immediately enthusiastic.”
Not Even Seen Me has been available on all streaming platforms since Friday.