DJ Cassidy’s approach to recording his still-unscheduled debut studio album Paradise Royale was reportedly to listen to some songs recorded between 1978 and 1982, to ask musicians who played on many of the originals to pick up their instruments again, and to enlist a series of established artists to contribute vocals.
The record’s lead single Calling All Hearts was a UK top ten hit last April, and featured vocal input from Jessie J and Robin Thicke, but its line up behind the scenes was the greatest triumph with Nile Rodgers taking up his Good Times guitar to perform alongside Earth Wind and Fire’s Verdine White, Phillip Bailey and Larry Dunn, JR Robinson from Rufus, and Jerry Hey who arranged the horns and strings for Michael Jackson.
That was followed by the R Kelly-assisted non-starter Make The World Go Round, so that brings us to single number three – the newly premiered Future is Mine which sees Canadian electro experts Chromeo wrapping their slick, funk-licked vocals around backing support from Robinson and Hey, who return this time with Grammy Award-winning soul singer Patrice Rushen and guitar legend Wah Wah Johnson (Marvin Gaye, Barry White) also on board.
Although there’s still no word on when the album will arrive, other artists also rumoured to be involved include Mary J. Blige, John Legend, Estelle, Kelly Rowland, Usher, Passion Pit and Ne-Yo.
Check out Future is Mine below.