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FRESH: ‘Paradise’ – Parralox featuring Marcella Detroit

Parralox join forces with Marcella Detroit for their new single “Paradise”!

The time has come…to release “Paradise” feat Marcella Detroit! “Paradise” feat Marcella Detroit is the follow up single to “Electric Nights”, which peaked at #10 in the UK club charts in 2018.

The Music video was Directed by John von Ahlen and filmed at Blue Tree Studios in Port Melbourne with Steven Monroe as Creative Director. “Paradise” was originally included on the “Subculture” album and features vocals by Marcella Detroit, with backing vocals by Louise Love, Johanna Gervin and Lillia Mendoza.

Marcella first met John when he remixed “Stay” (Parralox Remix)” from her previous band Shakespears Sister in 2015. Then John interviewed Marcella for his radio show Neon Nights on JOY949 (Australia’s Biggest LGBTIQ Radio Station). The two stayed in touch and when John was recording the “Subculture” album, he asked Marcella if she’d like to contribute vocals.

“Paradise” was the perfect choice, and so Marcella recorded vocals for the track in USA, with backing vocals by Johanna Gervin (UK), Lillia Mendoza (USA) and Louise Love (Australia) for a truly international vibe. Marcella Detroit was a vocalist in the band Shakespears Sister, who had a string of hits at the end of the 1980’s and early 1990’s including “You’re History” and “Stay” which topped the UK singles chart for eight weeks in 1992. She also 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? Her 1994 album “Jewel” was a big hit and spawned the singles “I Believe” and “Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing” with Elton John.

Both packages include 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.

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!

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