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  • Released 12 Years Ago: deadmau5 ft. Chris James – The Veldt


    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.

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