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The companion release to the Paradise single, this remix package features remixes by Eric Kupper, Lifelike and Mark Hagan.
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.
We've also included the fan-only "Speak and Spell" remix which is modelled after one of our favourite bands.
This track was originally released on the Subculture album and features vocals by Marcella Detroit, with backing vocals by Louise Love, Johanna Gervin and Lillia Mendoza.
The Music video was Directed by John von Ahlen and filmed at Blue Tree Studios in Port Melbourne with Steven Monroe as Creative Director.
A Limited Edition 4 CD Bundle was released by conzoon Records that also included the following Limited Edition CDs:
Demos and Rarities - Volume One
Parralox Remixes - Volume 4
Remix Series - Talion Law
We hope you enjoy this release. I know it's taken us absolute ages to release it, but as the saying goes..All Good Things....
John, Marcella, Louise, Lillia and Johanna.
released November 30, 2018
Catalogue - PLOX25-RMX
Producer - John von Ahlen
Engineer - Juan del Toro
Synthesizer - John von Ahlen
Guitar - Phil Ceberano
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.
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.
Marcella Detroit was a vocalist in the band Shakespeares 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?
If ever there was a new electronic pop band to encapsulate and emulate the legendary stylings of Depeche Mode, The Human
League, Erasure, New Order, Pet Shop Boys and the spirit of Madonna in her 80s day-glo era, then Australia’s Parralox are that modern-day reincarnation....more
supported by 18 fans who also own “Paradise feat Marcella Detroit (Remixes)”
From the first time I saw Propaganda on The Tube (I think) in the early eighties to stumbling on Dr Mabuse on Now 3 I’ve loved their sound. Along with Art of Noise they helped to introduce me to ZTT but I digress.
Propaganda for me combine incredible music with genius production and orchestration. I’m no musician but this band (in both its incarnations) have enriched my life immeasurably.
Why does it hurt when my heart misses the beat? Steve Thomas
supported by 16 fans who also own “Paradise feat Marcella Detroit (Remixes)”
What a fantastic album! Just enough of the original feel and perfectly brought into the 21st century! I remember Secret Service well when they first appeared on the horizon. Yes, I'm that old. ;) Looking forward to some additional 12" releases. Hint, hint!! SFNRGDJ