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.
AFTER more than a month, reggae artiste Shaggy’s It Wasn’t Me and Angel remains at the top of the iTunes Reggae Album chart. The tracks are from his 2001 set Hot Shot.
Shaggy (given name Orville Burrell) is currently in America promoting his latest single I Need Your Love. He made an appearance on Jimmy Fallon’s The Tonight Show on Thursday.
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Sizzla Kalonji’s team is dismissing reports that the reggae entertainer has migrated to Zimbabwe.
The internet chatter started after an old article resurfaced on Facebook about Sizzla’s 2010 visit to the motherland where he received several acres of land in Zimbabwe and Ghana as gifts.
Sizzla’s publicist, Olimata Taal tells Music News that Konlanji is currently living in Jamaica but has plans to go back to Africa.
Sizzla recently celebrated his 39th birthday at the Eastern Peace Center in West Kingston.
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In Konshens’ sleek video for “Physically Fit,” we’re treated to an array of limb-locking, bruk up popping and waist-line isolation—the likes of which we truly haven’t seen since the Sean Paul’s hey day in the mid-aughts. “We just wanted to make a track that was full of movement and energy for the dancers, and especially the ladies,” he told The FADER via email. Bless up Konshens for reviving the classic dancehall circle full of dudes and ladies, battling and bending up. Grad and run your Spandex, girls; we’re calling this as an early summer anthem.