The official Gusted remix of Dead Or Alive’s legendary 80s hit is available now through Ultra Records.
Having made its debut on Friday, December 8, Boulder-based talent, Gusted, has partnered with Dead Or Alive for a brand-new official remix collaboration. Out now through Ultra Records and Cheeky Records (a division of Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited), Gusted’s take on “You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)” is a hard-groove techno-infused rendition.
Packing a punch, Gusted’s unique four-on-the-floor take – which has been authorized by the estate of Dead Or Alive – breathes new life into the 1980s smash. Delivering his variation to a whole new generation, Gusted serves up a funky bassline, pulsating synths, and a captivatingly memorable rendition on a classic song.
“This track was crafted during a period of creative stagnation when it seemed like nothing was clicking,” shares Gusted. “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,” he reminisces. “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.”
Born-and-raised in Chicago, Gusted is the brainchild of 21-year-old Danny Dickmann. Drawing inspiration from an eclectic mix of artists such as Patrick Topping, Justin Jay, Narciss, Marlon Hoffstadt, and Salvatore Ganacci, Gusted’s sonic identity surpasses his years, as evidenced by his meteoric rise in the industry. His debut chart-topping single, “Jet Plane,” released in late 2022, has amassed over 25 million streams. Recently, Gusted shared the stage with deadmau5’s Testpilot alias for a sold-out show at The Brooklyn Mirage.