Respected EDM DJ/remixer/producer Armin Van Buuren grabbed “Jump,” the biggest single from classic American metal band Van Halen, and chrome-plated it with so many synthesizers and sequencers that at the right volume, you could be raving in your car like you would in your favorite airplane hangar.
Earlier this year, Van Buuren unveiled his mix during his set on Ultra Music Festival’s main stage and was joined by original VH frontman David Lee Roth. While “Jump” has some history behind it (No. 1 chart position of Billboard’s Hot 100 and the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame considering it one of the “500 Songs That Shaped Rock And Roll”), Van Buuren’s alchemy of booming kick drums and anthemic synths pull the track into the 21st century.
Van Buuren is EDM royalty, with a career spanning over two decades and accomplishments such as holding the record for the most entries (21) on Billboard’s Dance/Electronic Albums Chart; hosting ASOT (A State Of Trance), his weekly radio show that boasts 40 million listeners from 84 countries; and headlining 150 shows a year from massive festivals to Vegas residencies. Roth’s place in rock history has been cemented for decades as both a member of Van Halen, as well as a solo artist. Outside of music, he has his podcast (The Roth Show) which has been running for 7 years and has recently launched INK The Original, a company dedicated to tattoo maintenance and preservation.
No shade thrown at Foo Fighters’ “Van Lennon” mashup of “Jump” and “Imagine” or ’80s Scottish rockers Aztec Camera, but we think the Van Buuren treatment is pretty glorious. Tell us what you’re feeling.