deadmau5’s classic “The Veldt” turns 5 years old

Canadian producer Joel Zimmerman a.k.a. deadmau5, has become somewhat of an internet sensation over the last few years, as his social media antics are quite controversial. However, the producer has earned his fame via his own musical and production talent, and his plethora of releases and studio albums can attest to that. In addition, deadmau5 is known for his studio livestreams, which has become somewhat of a live hangout session with his fans.

Possibly one of his greatest hits, aside from ‘Ghosts N Stuff’ of course, is his progressive house single ‘The Veldt’. The track was released exactly five years ago, and was later accompanied by a completely unplanned vocal mix which took it to the next level.

The vocal mix came to life when a fan tweeted the Mau5 a SoundCloud link of a cover he did. deadmau5’s reaction to hearing it is quite a legendary moment, as he first listened to it during one of his livestreams, and the video of the discovery became viral ever since.  The vocals were influenced by an old story by American author Ray Bradbury, which is also quite a read.

You can check out the moment the vocal mix of ‘The Veldt’ was born here, as well as the full track below.