Sunday, May 19, 2019

Van Halen classic Jump remixed by Armin van Buuren

Dutch DJ and producer Armin van Buuren has released a new EDM remix of the 1984 Van Halen classic, “Jump.”

The tune’s arrival follows its debut by van Buuren at the recent Ultra festival in Miami, FL, where he was joined by David Lee Roth for the song’s official live debut.

The DJ reveals the remix came together when a friend of his offered to send him the song's recording stems.

"I'm like, 'Yeah, hell yeah,'" van Buuren tells Rolling Stone. "I knew the song already as a kid. I think I was 6 years old when the track was a No. 1 hit everywhere. I was just eager to have the stems, because I always thought, 'What if you could have the energy of that song from 1982 and transfer it to 2019?'"

He sent it to Roth to check it out, and the singer loved it.

"Just the fact that David is open for such a thing is quite huge to me," adds the DJ.

“It’s visceral,” explains Roth about the lead single from Van Halen’s sixth album. “It’s sort of like when your dog knows you’re drunk. In your gut, you know exactly what it’s about, and the [song’s] deeper meaning is being able to do something when you’re a little bit unsure. You know you wanna do it, but that’s the reason we teach our kids ballet lessons, music lessons. We have them get into doing dog shows and 4-H Clubs, so you can do pretty good even though you’re kind of scared.”

“Jump” remains Van Halen’s only US No. 1 hit when it topped the Billboard Hot 100 for five weeks 35 years ago this spring.

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