Monday, June 25th 2012
In 1950, The Saturday Evening Post published a short story by legendary science fiction writer Ray Bradbury called The World The Children Made which eventually came to be known as The Veldt.
This futuristic storyline is the inspiration for the song The Veldt by producer/artist/totally-not-a-DJ Deadmau5, featuring Chris James. It pays homage to the recently deceased novelist in its music and lyrics, as well as its accompanying video, made available today by deadmau5 and Ultra Music.
For the song’s animated video (the first visual from Deadmau5 since 2009’s Ghosts ‘N’ Stuff), Deadmau5 teamed with U.K. video production house Qudos Animations, producer Warren Green and director Dr. Manroop Takhar to depict The Veldt 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 as Failbait featuring Cypress Hill. Pick it up now via Ultra Music.