David Lee Roth Teams With Armin van Buuren For ‘Jump’ At Ultra Music Festival
Dutch DJ Armin van Buuren helped close out the Ultra Music Festival on Sunday night, where he welcomed David Lee Roth for a live remix of the Van Halen classic “Jump.” The EDM-focused event took place in Miami at Miami Marine Stadium.
Roth appeared more as hype man during his time on stage as van Buuren played his version of the #1 hit from the rock band’s sixth studio album 1984. The pair spoke with Rolling Stone about how the unlikely collaboration came about with music magazine showing the following:
The remix came together when a friend of van Buuren’s offered to send him the song’s recording stems. “I’m like, ‘Yeah, hell yeah,’” the producer says. “I knew the song already as a kid. I think I was 6 years old when the track was a Number One 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 a few weeks ago, and the singer loved it.
Watch Roth and Van Buuren’s live remix of “Jump” below: