Get ready for a true dream team at work, as Dutch DJ/producer The Boy Next Door (known for multi million streaming hits ‘La Colegiala’ and Kris Kross Amsterdam collab ‘Whenever’) presents his collab with dancehall star singer Kevin Lyttle, while featuring Dutch hit producer $hirak on the hot blooded, undeniably catchy tune ‘Resistance’ – out now on Spinnin’ Records.
It’s impressive to see how The Boy Next Door has conquered the scene within a short period of time. Known for his infectious, latin and dancehall styled DJ sets, making people dance all over the globe, his 2017 debut single ‘La Colegiala’, quickly turned into a massive summer hit. Made together with singer Jody Bernal and fellow producer Fresh Coast, the track catapulted him into dance music stardom, and is currently counting over 16 million Spotify streams.
This year, he surpassed all expectations with the follow-up to that hit tune. Teaming up with Kris Kross Amsterdam, he created a unique rework of Shakira’s ‘Whenever’, featuring Conor Maynard on vocals, turning into a worldwide hit. From widespread media support and his face on a Time Square billboard to acclaimed DJ support and close to a 120 million Spotify streams – safe to say The Boy Next Door is moving up with every step he takes.
Which makes anticipation for his new single even bigger. Teaming up with Kevin Lyttle for the invigorating tune ‘Resistance’, the collab couldn’t be a better fit. Surely, Lyttle is one of dancehall’s trademark voices, scoring a worldwide hit in 2003 with ‘Turn Me On’, and his characteristic sound works wonders with TBND’s warm rhythms and strong hooks.
“Working with The Boy Next Door and $hirak was very interesting for me. This is because we are all of musical cultures that are very connected due to the influence of African and Caribbean sounds and genres, which we all have ground to love. These things made it very easy for us to make this project exciting & fun, hence the working atmosphere between us was very comfortable. I am very happy about this new record we birthed in Holland, and I am looking forward to it being a huge success. #resistance.” – Kevin Lyttle
Add to this the productional wizardry of $hirak, the Dutch producer known for several hit tunes, including the hit song ‘Drank & Drugs’ alongside Lil͛ Kleine and Ronnie Flex (͚the most streamed Dutch rap record of 2015 with over 39 million streams) and this year’s massive track ‘Miljonair’ (featuring SBMG, Lil Kleine, Boef and Ronnie Flex, scoring 25 million streams by now), and you’ve got a sure shot dancehall gem coming your way.
“I had a lot of fun working with The Boy Next Door and Kevin Lyttle. It was nice to have a combination of national and international artists. And as you can hear in the song it worked out really well.” – $hirak