In 1950, The Saturday Evening Post published a short story by legendary science fiction writer Ray Bradbury called â€œThe World The Children Madeâ€ which eventually came to be known as â€œThe Veldt.â€ Its futuristic storyline is the inspiration for the song â€œThe Veldtâ€ by electronic music producer deadmau5 featuringChris James. It pays homage to the recently deceased novelist in its music and lyrics, as well as its accompanying video, made available today by deadmau5and Ultra Music. View the video here: http://youtu.be/xvtNS6hbVy4
A bouncing, four-on-the-floor electro-house ditty, the track describes a world in which technology has so consumed culture that the world outside has virtually vanished,â€ wrote Randall Roberts of the Los Angeles Times (6/6/12). For the songâ€™s animated video (the first visual from deadmau5 since 2009â€™s â€œGhosts â€˜Nâ€™ Stuffâ€), deadmau5 teamed with U.K. video production house Qudos Animations, producerWarren Green and director Dr. Manroop Takhar to depict â€œThe Veldtâ€characters children Peter and Wendy amongst the lions in the virtual reality African jungle they eventually trap their parents in.
"The Veldt" appears on THE VELDT four-song EP along with remixes by Tommy Trash and Freeform Five, as well asâ€œFailbaitâ€ featuring hip-hop icons Cypress Hill. It is available now via Ultra Music at: http://smarturl.it/theveldtep