2x-Grammy-nominated artist Steve Aoki has teamed up with dance icon Armin van Buuren on “Music Means Love Forever.” A perfect fusion of both artist’s styles, the festival anthem features a lively mixture of Steve’s big room electro sound and Armin’s signature progressive trance palette.
“Music Means Love Forever” marks the first collaborative single that the long-time friends have created together. The dance music titans have shared stages around the world throughout the years and most recently swapped remixes in 2020; Armin remixed Aoki’s Icona Pop collaboration “I Love My Friends” and Aoki remixed Armin’s “Mr. Navigator” single alongside Tempo Giusto. Following weeks of teasing the new song in their sets this summer, Aoki and Armin surprised fans at Austria’s Electric Love Festival, when they united on stage to perform “Music Means Love Forever” live for the first time. The monumental moment is documented via a pair of music videos that arrive today alongside the single. One video follows the festival journey from Aoki’s lens, while the other video showcases the experience through Armin’s perspective, each offering unique day-in-the-life points of view.
“I’m so excited to share this new track Armin van Buuren & I collaborated on together, Music Means Love Forever,” states Steve Aoki. “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 getting the chance to dance together once again.” – Steve Aoki
“After remixing each other’s tracks, Steve and I thought it’d be a great idea to join forces in the studio,” explains Armin van Buuren. “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!” – Armin van Buuren
To celebrate the release, Aoki and Armin will host special takeovers on SiriusXM’s BPM channel. Kicking off tomorrow, Saturday, September 18, fans can tune in to BPM to hear a full day of Steve Aoki’s Remix Radio, Aoki’s channel that features dance remixes of the top pop and dance hits as well as his own original tracks. BPM will close out the weekend broadcasting A State of Armin, which features the best selections in new and upcoming trance and progressive dance music, as well as classics from both Armin van Buuren and his collaborators from over the past 20 years, all day Sunday, September 19.