Spandau Ballet, the ’80s pop band who scored a timeless smash with their memorable single “True,” are making a somewhat unexpected comeback… as fodder for EDM DJ sets. No, not because some Spandau Ballet deep cuts are actually fist-pumping anthems — the group is back on DJ sets worldwide because “True,” with its mellow vibes and memorable riff, is the perfect way to troll frenzied dance music fans waiting for the big drop.
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Posted by Your EDM Collection on Saturday, October 25, 2014
They were quickly joined in this updated version of Rickrolling by Toronto’s DJ Mallon, who also used “True” put a mellow spin on the same EDM banger. Watch below for audible groans (and the one guy who says, “This is awesome!”):
Finally, in the most recent (and most viral) incident of Spanrolling (maybe?), Australian duo Mashd N Kutcher had the crowd in an utter frenzy before cutting to “True” once again:
Spandau Ballet is pleased that their classic hit is making the rounds though, no matter the means. “It keeps coming full circle,” the band says. ” ‘True’ was a huge club record when it was first released, and has been adapted and sampled into new dance versions so many times.
“It is great to see the original making a comeback on dance floors around the world,” they add. “It’s the ultimate last dance song!”
In late 2014, Spandau Ballet hit Jimmy Kimmel Live for their first U.S. TV performance in 30 years.