Belinda Carlisle’s Heaven is a Place on Earth is one of the classic pop tracks of the Eighties. It was written by Ellen Shipley and Rick Nowels and went to number one in numerous countries.
When I first started making music (not long ago, actually) I decided to make remixing it my first project. I wanted to create a kind of modern epic club version of the track. Not with a hyper, sped up beat, but with atmosphere and depth. I used it as a testing ground to learn how to create various effects.
I changed the track a lot, but hopefully kept its essence intact! It starts quite dark but then “moves into the light”. You’ll hear by the end, if you listen that far. See what you think anyway, below. Maybe you can imagine it shaking a few clubs. If so, tweet Belinda!