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50 Best Songs of 2012

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Deadmau5, 'The Veldt'


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"Happy life with the machines scattered around the room," croons Chris James, wryly praising the "digital family" while the robot-rodent EDM kingpin Deadmau5 twists knobs. Mau5 found James on Twitter, making this likely the first charting single built from crowd-sourced lyrics and vocals. It probably won't be the last.


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