Listen To: Donna Summer “Last Dance” Masters At Work Remix

Donna Summer will forever be remembered as the princess pinnacle of dance music. It was the swinging ‘70s when her breakout tracks such as “Love To Love You Baby,” “Hot Stuff,” “Bad Girls” and countless other smashing sing-a-longs bubbled up from the underground. Summer erupted like a volcano spewing feel-good club songs across the globe, and will live on for eons to come. On October 22, Verve Records will release Love To Love You Donna, a remix record celebrating her life and voice. Producers ranging from Duke Dumont to Laidback Luke to Benga and beyond, are all getting their spin at 13 Donna Summer staples. VIBE is hooking you up with house-garage remix stalwarts, Master At Work – made up of Little Louie Vega and Kenny Dope Gonzalez – for an early listen of their sunny edit for Summer’s uplifting “Last Dance.”

Listen to the track here:

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Check out the video for “Love Is In Control” (Finger On The Trigger) [Chromeo & Oliver Remix]

Track Listing For Love To Love You Donna:
1. Love To Love You Baby (Giorgio Moroder feat. Chris Cox Remix)
2. Dim The Lights (Duke Dumont Remix)
3. Hot Stuff (Frankie Knuckles and Eric Kupper as Director’s Cut Signature Mix)
4. I Feel Love (Afrojack Remix)
5. Love Is In Control (Finger On The Trigger) [Chromeo & Oliver Remix]
6. Sunset People (Hot Chip Dub edit)
7. Working The Midnight Shift (Holy Ghost! Remix)
8. Bad Girls (Gigamesh Remix)
9. MacArthur Park (Laidback Luke Remix)
10. I Feel Love (Benga Remix)
11. On The Radio (Jacques Greene Remix)
12. Last Dance (Masters at Work Remix Short Version)
13. La Dolce Vita by Donna Summer & Giorgio Moroder

Pre-order Love To Love You Donna on iTunes.

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11 Comments
  1. Reply
    Lee B September 19, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    Now this is beautiful!

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    Eric September 19, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    When the refrain of the repeated “dance with me” played I cried. I actually cried. Beautiful, mellow, uplifting and fitting tribute.

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    Dino G. September 19, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    This is a nice one considering the other ones that aren’t that good…Now the purpose of the Mix is give more Energy to the song in order to be blasted on the dance floor but most of this mixes so far can’t keep up with the energy from the classic version !

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    Tommy from NYC September 19, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    That is beautiful – but what would we expect from Masters At Work except the BEST?

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    Stevie September 19, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    Not bad! I like it very much.

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    Jimmie Lee September 20, 2013 at 5:46 am

    This has a nice mellow vibe, yet you you can still dance to it. The repetitious, “dance with me”, parts give this classic a new interpretation. Nice job, MAW. Thanks for keeping Donna’s voice on this one, front and center.

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    TWN September 20, 2013 at 6:56 am

    This one is straight up classy and honors Donna’s amazing vocals. Every track should keep THE VOiCE central to the remix. I really hope VERVE will do her proud and make this a top notch release. I can live with all of them except WTMS without Donna’s vocals. OTR is a stretch but I guess every album should have an experimental track so if they want to leave that one, I can live with it. NO dubs please, because we need to hear THE VOICE. Blend all of these remixes into a non- stop, continuous play album similar to some of her earlier works. Good luck VERVE. Excited about the release. Mt hanks for doing it.

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    Grant Burnside September 20, 2013 at 7:02 am

    YES!!!!!!

    The originals will never be bettered, but this is a very good stab at bringing the song into a modern day setting – very ‘Get Lucky’ by Daft Punk’, and let’s face it, the new Daft Punk project and it’s inclusion/celebration of all things Moroder is what’s most likely set this Donna Summer project in motion. All good.

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      TWN September 20, 2013 at 6:31 pm

      I totally thought of daft punk too and get lucky. This is my favorite mix so far, but last dance is probably my most favorite song of all time.

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    xavier cruz September 20, 2013 at 8:02 am

    Initially I disliked it BUT once I put my Bose headphones on… It completely changed my mind. I like it:)

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    Antonio Criswell September 30, 2013 at 6:30 am

    I have yet to purchase the forthcoming cd project, ‘Love you love you Donna.’ Nevertheless, I can’t wait to buy the cd on Itunes, to hopefully enjoy listening to what I think that should have been done a long time ago(a remix cd of Donna Summer’s hits).Respectfully, in retrospect, it greieves me that the music industry (& her a record label) could not have honored her as the ‘Queen of Dance’ (Disco) while she was still living. Nonetheless, I’m still very pleased & thrilled that someone (Dj’s, producers, record execs.)have decided to push the envelope & to celebrate the one who helped to breath life into the disco genre, or what we call today, club/dance music. In the meantime, I wait with great anticipation to purchase this cd, and I only hope & trust that the Dj’s etc. have given our Queen a great honor through the remixing of her classic tunes & giving it a fresh new sound, along with a club funky beat, but more importantly, ensuring that Donna’s vocals are crisp (sharp) and always at full throttle!!! Thank you Verve Records for your boldness on this project, and more importantly, the Dj’s who gave Donna Summer’s music new life.

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