Whether you’ve seen him in his cube, unhooked, or on the cover of Rolling Stone, you know that Deadmau5 is one of the most iconic figures in dance music. Often the center of controversy, Joel Zimmerman backs up every shred of shit-talking with his unmatched production skills. His latest effort, “The Veldt,” has snowballed into a Beatport chart-topper and a unanimous 2012 favorite – all ahead of its own EP. The Veldt EP has been released today and includes the original production featuring Chris James, along with remixes from Freeform Five and Tommy Trash. As a bonus, the Rolling Stone cover boy throws a wrench in the mix with his Cypress Hill collaboration. Jump below the break to listen to The Veldt EP and purchase the four-track disc on iTunes today.
Deadmau5 feat. Chris James – The Veldt (Original Mix)
The original mix of “The Veldt” comes with a well-documented history that includes live production sessions and a vocal discovery on Twitter. While the funny story behind the track would make you believe it all came together by accident, we’d rather call it fate, as it has become Zimmerman’s most popular production of the year.
Deadmau5 feat. Cypress Hill – Failbait (Original Mix)
More estranged than any of the his past collaborations, Deadmau5 meets the unlikely Cypress Hill for “Failbait.” His contribution comes in the form of electronic undertones that ironically achieve a futuristic sound for an old-school hip-hop track.
Deadmau5 feat. Chris James – The Veldt (Freeform Five Remix)
Freeform Five manage to slow down the already calming production, bringing the “The Veldt” from relaxing, to simply comatose. The hypnotic remix is enjoyable in its drowsy state, but the polar opposite to the remix that closes out the EP.
Deadmau5 feat. Chris James – The Veldt (Tommy Trash Remix)
If you’ve been to an event this summer, you’ve heard Tommy Trash’s remix already. Trash takes “The Veldt” head-on, completely shaking up the previously chilled-out track and injecting his signature synths. This remix gives the popular track the twists and distortions that lacked, now translatable in a nightclub or at a festival.