After a very very long wait, Deadmau5 is finally back with a new finished single for everyone to enjoy – “The Veldt”. He teamed up with Chris James, a fan of Deadmau5, to add vocals to an already amazing song. The track has set the rest of the world on fire, especially New York, where during his preview of the song , Deadmau5 literally set fire to an air horn and almost blew himself up and some of the crowd in the process.
For a while, Deadmau5, a.k.a Joel Zimmerman, was looking for talent via twitter in order to create a fresh, new sound for EDM. Deadmau5’s website explains the rest of the story:“Five weeks ago, whilst streaming on live.deadmau5.com, mau5 wrote an instrumental that would become “The Veldt”. Chris James, a fan, took the track, added his vocal and shared on soundcloud. Not long after, the horde discovered Chris’ upload and urged Joel to listen… Soon after, the two artists were speaking online and within days, deadmau5 featuring Chris James “The Veldt” was complete.”
After hearing the song, I think Deadmau5 is finally going back to his roots, as it definitely reminds me of his “Strobe/ RAT album” days. While “The Veldt” is surprisingly upbeat, it maintains a relaxed theme throughout, giving it a majestic feel. The vocals complement the song perfectly, not only adding a spark of beauty, but also giving the song more meaning overall.
According to Deadmau5, this is only the beginning. Soon, he will begin his tour in Australia (June 22) and release The Veldt EP, which contains this hit as well as his collaborations with Cypress Hill. This is only the first of a collection of EPs to be released this year, so Deadmau5 fans will have plenty of new music to listen to. The wait won’t be unbearable, as all signs point to Deadmau5 making a quick return to the EDM radar.
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So, for everyone who can’t wait for new Deadmau5 music, like me, Deadmau5 released a few samples on his SoundCloud page to appease our appetite:
The first bonus is “Fn Pig”. It was given to the horde through his soundcloud page to hear their thoughts. This has been Joel’s work-in-progress for a year now, originally named “Get in the Cart, Pig” and later mashed with another of Deadmau5′ tracks to creat “Get In the October Cart, Pig”. It has an extremely long introduction/build-up, but the breakdown is well worth the wait. It is just straight down dirty, giving you all the bass you will ever need. Even though it is unfinished, it is raw enough to earn EBT approval.