When rising musical force Gusted sets out to create everyone’s new favorite jam, he does so with a “Why not?” approach. Instead of researching, weighing the pros and cons, adhering to what may or may not be acceptable, he trusts himself and goes for it. So far, this method is working out, as his debut single, “Jet Plane,” topped the charts and racked up an impressive 25 million streams across all major platforms. Mixing old school and new school, the fresh with the classic, Gusted has tapped into a sound that makes listeners pay attention. They may even spin around like a record, as we hear on Gusted’s new single.
In the 80s, English pop group Dead or Alive released the infectious “You Spin Me Round (Like a Record).” With its dramatic vocals, catchy choruses, lively melodies, and enlivening beats, the track became an instant fan favorite. Anyone who is well-versed in pop culture should know this song, as it has made its way into popular movies, television shows, “best songs” lists, and as of now, a remix by Gusted. When Dead or Alive’s estate heard Gusted’s remix, they granted him official rights to the song, and he ran with it. On Gusted’s version, he maintains that frantic, high-energy feel of the original while incorporating a hardgroove techno style. Smartly isolating vocals, adding splashes of synth, and keeping a tight four-on-the-floor rhythm, Gusted has reintroduced this track to future generations and done justice to the original. You can check it out below.
Giving us more details about the remix, Gusted shares,
“The track was crafted during a period of creative stagnation when it seemed like nothing was clicking. My friend Justin Jay encouraged me to not overthink it, which helped me break through the writer’s block. I ultimately created a track I’d want to perform live.
The original Dead or Alive song was on my first little iPod. I remember listening to it countless times, as I had only a few songs downloaded. I made the remix without overthinking it, simply sending it around, and to my surprise, it resonated with people. It reaffirms that my best tracks emerge when I’m in a carefree, exploratory state of mind, not fixated on the final outcome.”
You can listen to Gusted’s remix of “You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)” on platforms like Spotify and Apple Music.