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DANCEHALL STAR KONSHENS, TEAMS WITH DUTCH SINGER EVA SIMONS ON NEW SINGLE “POLICEMAN!”

 By Kevin Jackson—
 (L) Konshens (R) Eva Simons—

DUTCH singer/songwriter Eva Simons recently collaborated with dancehall star Konshens on the song Policeman. Produced by Dutch DJ/dance musician Sidney Samson, the track is expected to be a major summer hit in Europe.

Simons, who is big in European Electronic Dance Music circles, had a massive dance hit in 2010 with Take Over Control (credited as Afrojack featuring Eva Simons).

That song sold over one million copies in the United States, and peaked at number 24 in the United Kingdom.

Her subsequent hits include the collaboration This is Love featuring Will I Am of the Black Eyed Peas. It went to number one in the UK, Belgium and Ireland.

In an interview with the Sunday Observer, Simons spoke about Policeman.

“For a while I wanted to make a song with the theme (being) police. One of my favorite samples of all times is the KRS-1 Sound of da Police, and that song is already 20 years old! So I thought it’s time for a new police track, right?” she explained.

The 30-year-old artiste said she got the initial beat after ‘messing around with a bubbling snare’, adding that, “Soon as Sidney heard my demo he was like, ‘Yo! can I produce this, I would totally smash it’.”

Konshens was recommended by a mutual friend.

“When the song was done, something was still missing, I really wanted a sick rapper on the track. Sidney connected me to Rodney Hill (Jamaican producer and A&R for dance music DJ Bob Sinclar) who knows Konshens, and he was like, ‘lemme see if Konshens is interested’, and he was!” Simons exclaimed

Born to a Dutch father and black mother from Suriname, Simons grew up in Amsterdam and is a former member of the group Raffish.

She has collaborated with Chris Brown, and opened for Beyonce on The Netherlands leg of her ‘Mrs Carter Show The World Tour’ in 2013.

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