DA Exclusive: Laidback Luke reveals his take on Donna Summer’s ‘MacArthur Park’
With the countdown to the release of Donna Summer tribute album Love To Love You Donna now in the single digits, Laidback Luke is ready to share his contribution with the dance world. Tasked with recreating Summer’s 1978 Grammy-nominated “MacArthur Park,” the Mixmash master opted to add some fierceness to the flowery prose, mixing down the original’s sweeping orchestral elements into a synthesized bridge and select vocal interludes. More electro than emotional and dirty than disco, the rework presents the queen’s pipes in a new context, reinvigorating the hit that Summer herself resuscitated from Richard Harris’ original 1968 release.
Check out the Dub version after the break.