Taking on a pop star and delivering a stellar remix is no easy task and taking on the biggest pop star in the world in Justin Bieber and successfully remixing a track is an even more impressive feat, but Justin Caruso is proving that he was more than ready for the task. The emerging LA star has been a serial remixer of both old school and new school stars, delivering stand-out remixes of Ben E. King’s “Stand By Me,” The Who’s “Baba O’Reilly,” and Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me,” making Bieber’s “What Do You Mean” an obvious choice for his next remix, and Caruso knocks this one out of the park.
Teaming up with the immensely talented Angelika Vee for vocals, Caruso manages to capture the pop-leaning soul of Bieber’s original in his genre-defying remix that borrows elements from future trap, house, and electro for an impressive combination. The vocals will have you singing along like it’s a Top 40 hit on the radio, until the drop hits you with a punch that is as fitting for the main stage as you’ll find these days. Check out Caruso’s remix below, and get the free download here.