Anyone who’s been to an Audien show knows he’s likely to drop his rendition of the Van Halen classic, “Jump.” For ages, fans have waited to have access to the track, which dutifully tackles the difficult feat of living up to the original’s catchiness. On May 11, the house music producer finally released the track on SounCloud, giving listeners the option to download the bootleg.
Audien said the following in discussing the story behind his revision:
“Just so you guys know the backstory. I made this literally years ago, and people have asked me for it for so long. I wasn’t sure if I was even allowed to give it out as a remix, so I decided to call it a bootleg so at least you guys could have it and hear it! I hope you dig it. Lots more NEW stuff like this style coming as well. I haven’t forgotten where I came from, ya know! Love yall.”
Stream Audien’s bootleg of Van Halen’s 1984 hit below: