Sunday night nearly 5,000 fans joined deadmau5 at XS Nightclub in Las Vegas as he celebrated the release of his latest single, 'The Veldt', which is available on iTunes.
The title track, 'The Veldt,' was created over the weekend of March 17- 18 during a 22 hour live streaming session, and was inspired by a short Sci-Fi story written by Ray Bradbury.
The next day deadmau5 found that his fans were tweeting him about a vocal version on Soundcloud. When deadmau5 heard the fan’s version he was totally blown away, and messaged the vocalist, Chris James, that he was going to officially release it with his vocals (again all on his live stream).
A short while later he got his manager and Chris on the phone to work out the details and asked him to add another verse. This entire creative journey was captured on the live stream for his fans to see as it unfolded.
The vocal version is available on iTunes now at http://smarturl.it/theveldt.
deadmau5 will return to his residency at XS nightclub over Memorial Day Weekend on Sunday, May 27. Tickets available now at http://xs.wantickets.com.
Mau5trap/Parlophone will release deadmau5’s ‘The Veldt’ EP’ on June 25 2012.