Catalogue - PLOX25-RMX
Producer - John von Ahlen
Engineer - Juan del Toro
Synthesizer - John von Ahlen
Vocals - Marcella Detroit
Backing Vocals - Lillia Mendoza, Louise Love, Johanna Gervin & John von Ahlen
Paradise -written by Lillia Mendoza & John von Ahlen
Nemesis - written by John von Ahlen
Sueno Latino - written by John von Ahlen & Louise Love
Remixed at Subterrane Recording Studio
Music Video Credits - Paradise feat Marcella Detroit
Marcella Detroit as Elsa B
John von Ahlen as Valentine X
Director - John von Ahlen
Creative Director - Steve Monroe
Camera Assistant - Rodney Dekker
Makeup Artist - Stephanie Elkington
Wigs & Couture - Steve Monroe
Wig Assistant - Joffrey
Costumes - Faux Fur supplied by GunShy Designs / Kathryn Jamieson (from the Hollywood Collection 2017)
Props - Oil Paintings courtesy of Raffaella Torrenson
Props - Chaise Lounge courtesy of The Prop Store. Spotswood, Victoria, Australia
Location - Blue Tree Studios. Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Shot in HD with Canon 5DMKIII
Edited with Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere and Magic Bullet Looks.
This track was originally released on the Subculture album and features new vocals by Marcella Detroit, with backing vocals by Louise Love, Johanna Gervin and Lillia Mendoza.
Marcella Detroit was a vocalist in the band Shakespears Sister, appeared in the BBC TV Show Absolutely Fabulous and sang backing vocals on "I've Had The Time of my Life" by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes.
Did we mention Marcella also co-wrote Lay Down Sally with Eric Clapton and wrote songs for Aretha Franklin, Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager, Stanley Clarke, Chaka Khan, Belinda Carlisle, and Al Jarreau?
This includes the Eric Kupper Remix of Paradise feat Marcella Detroit.
Eric Kupper has pretty much remixed everyone on the planet, having worked with Ayumi Hamasaki, Garbage, Usher, Alicia Keys, BT, Whitney Houston, Marianne Faithfull, Goldfrapp, Cher, Janet Jackson, Shakira, Enrique Iglesias, Sheryl Crow, Lenny Kravitz, Kylie Minogue, Korn, Moloko, Smash Mouth, New Order, Yoko Ono, Dido, Brandy, Depeche Mode, Curtis Mayfield, Brand New Heavies, Robert Palmer, Afrika Bambaata & Soulsonic Force, Kate Bush, 808 State, Jessica Simpson, Anastacia, Donna Summer, PM Dawn, Miley Cyrus and RuPaul, among numerous others.
Eric Kupper has also worked as a producer and/or mixer for many projects outside of the realm of dance music. Artists include John Wesley Harding, Julee Cruise, Roisin Murphy, Coolbone, Drill, PM Dawn, The Butterflies of Love, Saint Etienne, Gaz Brookfield, McQueen, Love Bites, Ofra Haza, Jaymes Bullet, Laura Pausini, and Gloria Estefan.
Paradise was originally written in 1993 when John and Lillia were in a dance band called Nova (Sony Music Australia). Nova recorded 3 albums worth of material, but sadly only 2 singles ever saw the light of day.
This song would have been the 3rd single for Nova but the band disbanded after the release of Magic in 1995. I always wanted to release this song, so I'm so glad we finally got the chance for the public to hear it, and sung by Marcella Detroit no less!