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By / 03.22.12

While I’m not all that familiar with deadmau5’s work, and generally am not a fan of the dubstep genre he dabbles in, I have to admit this is pretty damn cool.

Some background: last weekend the DJ worked on a new track called “The Veldt” — which was inspired by Ray Bradbury’s 1950s short story of the same name — though he did it in a way that was rather unconventional: he streamed the process live on the web. Most artists of just about any stripe typically prefer to lock themselves away in seclusion for such endeavors, so that — giving fans insight into the creative process — was rather cool on it’s own.

But then deadmau5 mentioned that he’d soon have to start putting together vocals for the track, which an unknown guy named Chris James saw as an opportunity.

After tying together bits and pieces from the stream with working samples that had been released throughout the weekend, James came up with lyrics (also inspired by the short story) and began laying his tracks on top of deadmau5′ work.

James then tweeted at deadmau5 with a link to his audio file…

Within minutes, the two were on the phone with deadmau5’s manager working out a deal. Video from the livestream captured the moment…

And here’s an unfinished version of “The Veldt.”

So basically this guy, Chris James, had his life changed in a matter of minutes by tweeting at deadmau5. Amazing.

(Pic via BroBible)


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TAGSchris jamesdeadmau5ray bradburythe veldt

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