Jump to content
  • Sign Up
  • Released 12 Years Ago: deadmau5 ft. Chris James – The Veldt


    Ravebot

    Twelve years ago, on May 8, 2012, deadmau5 released ‘The Veldt’, featuring vocalist Chris James, a track that quickly became one of the most celebrated singles in his extensive discography. This progressive house masterpiece, inspired by Ray Bradbury’s short story of the same name, showcases deadmau5’s ability to blend intricate electronic rhythms with emotive melodies, creating an ethereal and captivating auditory experience.

    ‘The Veldt’ is notable not only for its soothing, expansive soundscapes but also for its genesis, which famously occurred during a live stream session where deadmau5 and Chris James collaborated in real-time. This track stands out for its thematic depth, exploring the dark side of technology and its impact on human relationships, encapsulated within the lush production that has become a hallmark of deadmau5’s style.

    Since its release, ‘The Veldt’ has garnered over 100 million online streams, peaked at #6 on the Billboard US Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, and remains a staple in deadmau5‘s live performances. Its enduring popularity underscores its quality and the strong connection it has made with audiences globally.

    As the head of the Mau5trap label, deadmau5 has been a significant figure in the electronic dance music scene, known for his unique sound and iconic mouse helmet. His work has continually pushed the boundaries of electronic music, with albums like ‘For Lack of a Better Name’ and ‘4×4=12’ achieving critical and commercial success. Beyond the studio and stage, deadmau5‘s passion for video games has also seen him contribute to the soundtracks of major gaming titles, further showcasing his versatility and broad appeal.

    ‘The Veldt’ remains a testament to deadmau5‘s creative genius and his ability to evoke emotion through music, solidifying his status as one of the most innovative artists in the electronic music industry.


    User Feedback

    Recommended Comments

    There are no comments to display.



    Join the conversation

    You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

    Guest
    Add a comment...

    ×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

      Only 75 emoji are allowed.

    ×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

    ×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

    ×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.