Now that clubs are closed, and parties can’t be held, how do you premiere mainstage-tailored records you make? That question has been keeping lots of artists up at night, but Armin van Buuren and Nicky Romero already managed to find a solution. To celebrate today’s release of their first-ever collaboration called “I Need You To Know,” the reputable Dutchmen embrace the wonders of technological advancement to launch never-seen-before virtual B2B set from their own studios. They will virtually break into each other’s musical playground and start playing apart but together for an iconic B2B set, which livestreams on Twitch, Facebook and YouTube from 7PM to 8PM CET (10AM – 11AM PST). The long-anticipated debut collaboration between the scene leaders and longtime industry friends radiates an insane amount of dance floor appeal. This record is everything crowds could hope for: a majestic, high-energy song that gets the adrenaline pumping.
Armin van Buuren: “Nicky Romero and I have known each other for years, so it’s kind of strange that we hadn’t yet made a record together until today, even though he made an amazing remix of my track ‘Unlove You.’ The long wait made it even more fun to finally work on a track together, and I’m very happy with how the record turned out. I am also beyond excited to show you the unique back-2-back set we’ll be doing to celebrate the release of our first-ever collab, and I hope it will give everyone the energy they need to hold on until we can throw actual parties again.”
Nicky Romero: “Armin and I have been close friends for a very long time but never found the right moment to collaborate. This track started months ago, just before quarantine when we were trading ideas for a remix, and the original ideas just started flowing naturally. Armin has had a huge impact on me and my musical style, and it’s been a lot of fun during this process. I know the fans will love it, and I have the feeling this is just the first of many.“