Born in Paradise is the 7 track debut EP of pianist and producer David D'Angelo. Written and recorded primarily in New Orleans, Born in Paradise is about viewing the world as paradise and treating it as such. It is intended to bring awareness to environmental issues which are already affecting New Orleans and the planet as a whole.
“To be born in paradise is to believe that you were born in paradise; paradise is a mindset. I urge you to think and act positively in spite of all the tragedies that we see happening to our planet and its inhabitants. The goal of this music is to simultaneously spread good vibrations and bring awareness back to caring for our Earth.”
released September 4, 2016
Executive Production: David D'Angelo
Piano, Rhodes, Synthesizers, Bass, and Guitar: David D'Angelo
Saxophone (track 2): Rêverend Yogi
Co-production and Drum Programming (track 5): Mikeyy Lee
Vocals (track 3): Ayotemi
Vocals (track 5): Mara Abramson
Drums (track 6): Pat Kelleher
Drums (track 7): Alex Ricchiuto
Mixing (tracks 2 and 3): Gio Blackmon
Mixing (tracks 1,4,5,6 and 7): David D'Angelo
Born in Paradise was recorded at Bad Storm Studios in New Orleans, LA as well as Esplanade Studios in New Orleans, LA. Pre-production as well as post production occurred in various cities around the world ranging from Durham, NC to New Orleans, LA all the way to Wellington, NZ.
I would like to thank everyone involved with this record as well as everyone who provided support along the way:
Rêverend Yogi, Gio Blackmon and Bad Storm Studios, Mikeyy Lee, Ayotemi, Pat Kelleher, Alex Ricchiuto, Mara Abramson, the crew at Esplanade Studios, AF THE NAYSAYER, Cavalier, Sam Girardot, Stefan Henry, Elliot Luv, Calamity, Elly Wilde, Maya Jevans for the artwork, my NC brother Jon Deutsch, and of course my family..Mom, Dad, Sister, Grandparents..wouldn't be possible without any of them.
Love to all and remember that we are Born in Paradise !