Joel Zimmerman has never been one for convention. Already associated with technical Electro House cuts and mouse heads of assorted technological advances, his Pete Tong premiered new single opens yet more creative boundaries under the illustrious Deadmau5 moniker. Stumbling upon up and coming vocal talent Chris James on Twitter, ‘The Veldt’ pits his divine top line against a host of deeply melodic progressions and ambient leads. Based upon American fantasy writer Ray Bradbury’s ‘The Veldt’, imagination truly surpasses fashion for this emotively tuned journey of blissful Electronic manoeuvres. Those who thought they had Deadmau5 figured out are sure to be pleasantly surprised by this collection of beautiful and intimate digressions from a force still to be reckoned with in global Dance music.

The radio edit of ‘The Veldt’ is released on May 6th, while the two track EP also featuring ‘Failbait’ will be out on June 25th via his own Mau5trap Recordings.

Words by Dan Carter

22 Comments to “Preview: Deadmau5 feat. Chris James – The Veldt [Mau5trap]”

  • 8 min preview. Awesome. Love the vocals

  • dope!

  • Awesome vocals, perfect melody, brilliant song.

  • so good

  • One of his biggest tune!

  • Amazing track <3

  • Such a wonderful track. Gives me a feeling like no other track. I know its all about the music, but music is inspired by something, and ”The Veldt”, also a short story from The Illustrated Man, seems to be the inspiration of this wonderful track. Thanks deadmau5! You’re awesome! enjoy!

  • Skönt med riktig musik till omväxling istället för allas tommy trash-inspirerade fucked-up låtar. äntligen något med lite känsla i!

  • Finally Joel goes back to his ”only-synth” songs, I have missed it so fucking much.

    Wonderful track, it is pure, relaxing and calming. LOVE IT!

  • Simply amazing!

  • I can listen to this forever. Soothing yet very catchy melody. I love it.

  • Would love to hear an instrumental of this one as I don’t fancy the vocals very much. Very nice melody!

  • Ahh , deadmau5 is back … I feel comfortable calling him the king of progressive house again… (as long as we pretend 4×4=12 didn’t happen)

  • wow, takes me back to I Remember, except this is soo much better

  • Wow, what a hit track, seems to me that mau5 is coming with something big and new, his composing is uniq and has melodies of orchestra there and there, well, keep that up bro, because orchestra is the evolution and the origins of all genres of music.

  • finally. i’ve missed this deadmau5. Let’s just hope the Skrillex/Deadmau5 crowd don’t complain too much and let him keep making good old stuff like this.

  • amazing track.. reminds me of strobe in the beginning and really nice vocals!! cant wait for the release!

  • epic

  • Will the Tommy Trash remix be released with the original on Mau5trap?

  • imo, the veltd is the best Deadmau5’s released track since strobe

  • Best track I´ve heard in a while, cutting edge stuff.

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