I remember a few months ago reading a forum on Serato’s website that address the topic of Deadmau5 and whether he is a real DJ or just a performer/live act. The discussion goes on and on, and Deadmau5 isn’t the first major “DJ” in the EDM scene to be questioned on whether or not they are a real DJ (people question David Guetta all the time.)
Getting caught in those type of debates has never been my style; talent and good music is the most important to me at the end of the day. So I’m actually a big fan of Deadmau5, and his latest single “The Veldt” featuring the vocals of Chris James is quickly becoming worthy of “repeat-button-action.”
At first I thought it was just a lovely track with interesting lyrics, but then I dug a little deeper (reading YouTube comments) and learned the video is actually inspired by a short-story by Ray Bradbury. Not only is “The Veldt” the title of the song, but it’s also the title of Bradbury’s short-story.
Click here to read the story. It’s a really good story that is essentially about these rich parents who build their children a nursery that is the ultimate high-tech virtual experience. When you step into the nursery it’s actually a “veldt,” which is a term used to describe an open rural area in South Africa. The nursery feels as though you are actually in Africa, and there is even mechanical lions, jungle sounds, heat, grass, and the experience of walking through a veldt.
But is it really imaginary? Read the story to find out… Or you can listen to the song and get a sense of what happens in the end of the story.
©Jasmine McGee.ThinkSoul25. http://thinksoul25.com
- Remembering Ray Bradbury through His Impact on Music (geardiary.com)