Adventures In Paradise feat. Alice Russell

by The Decoders

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The Decoders have have enlisted UK soul sensation Alice Russell (Tru Thoughts) to tackle one of their favorite Minnie Riperton songs, Adventures In Paradise, from her 1975 LP of the same name. Musically, they are taking a departure from the laid back funk of the original, and instead, have adapted the original into a driving afro-latin infused, Band of Gypsies-esque arrangement. The added grit of Alice's soulful wailing over the anthemic horn section and pumping bassline conjures the presence of Minnie's spirit more than ever as they continue to embark on this tribute journey to her. Stay tuned for their next batch of songs to round out the LP later this year, Adventures From Paradise Vol 3.


released February 4, 2014
Alice Russell
Lead Vocals, Background Vocals & Vocal Arrangements

Itai Shapira
Guitars, Bass

Adam Berg
Piano, Rhodes

Todd M. Simon
Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Horn Arrangements

Tracy Wannomae
Tenor & Alto Saxophone

Elizabeth Lea

Thomas Lea
Viola, Violin, Hand Claps

Claire Courchene

Steve Haney

Blake Colie

Engineered by Itai Shapira and Adam Berg at Manifest Music
Mixed by Adam Berg at Manifest Music
Mastered by Adam Berg at Manifest Music

Originally Performed and Recorded by Minnie Riperton on her solo LP Adventures In Paradise (1975)

Anthony Valadez: Cover Art Design



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The Decoders Los Angeles, California

In only a couple of years, Los Angeles production trio (Todd M. Simon, Itai Shapira and Adam Berg) have cemented their reputation in the studio and on stage as the premiere production team and live band for the likes of artists like Rhye, Kelis, and Hollie Cook. They have garnered the attention of KCRW music director Jason Bentley, Gilles Peterson (BBC), Okayplayer, Wax Poetics, Bandcamp and more ... more

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