Armin van Buuren has teamed up with two-time Grammy-nominated artist Steve Aoki on ‘Music Means Love Forever’. A fusion of both artists’ styles, the track features a mixture of Armin’s progressive trance palette and Steve’s big room electro sound.
The track marks the first collaborative single the long-time friends have created together. They have already shared stages around the world and even swapped remixes last year when Armin remixed Aoki’s Icona Pop collab ‘I Love My Friends’ and Aoki remixed Armin and Tempo Giusto’s ‘Mr. Navigator’.
Following weeks of teasing the new song in their sets this summer, the pair apparently surprised clubbers at Austria’s Electric Love Festival by uniting on stage to perform the track live for the first time. The moment is documented via a pair of music videos that arrive alongside the single. One video showcases the experience through Armin’s perspective, while the other video follows the festival journey from Aoki’s lens, each offering unique day-in-the-life points of view.
Armin van Buuren: “After remixing each other’s tracks, Steve and I thought it’d be a great idea to join forces in the studio. I am a great admirer of Steve and I’m loving our brand-new collab. The title is pretty self-explanatory; music is a universal language and a language of love to many people as well. I can’t wait for everyone to make memories to this track!”
Steve Aoki: “I’m so excited to share this new track Armin van Buuren and I collaborated on together. It’s a song celebrating dance music and all of the emotions that come with experiencing it. We played it out live together at Electric Love Festival this summer in a true celebration of getting to dance together once again.”