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EP Premiere: Deadmau5, 'The Veldt'

EDM titan returns with a new mix featuring Cypress Hill

June 20, 2012 7:00 AM ET
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Deadmau5, 'The Veldt' EP
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Click to listen to Deadmau5's 'The Veldt EP'

Deadmau5 and his enormous mouse head return with The Veldt, the first in an upcoming series of EPs from the Canadian DJ/producer. Lead single "The Veldt," inspired by the recently deceased sci-fi author Ray Bradbury, is an epic eight-minute journey that partners Deadmau5's ecstatic production with Chris James' smooth, throaty vocals. On "Failbait," Deadmau5 teams with blunt-friendly rap veterans Cypress Hill for a banging track that steps away from EDM and firmly thumps into hip-hop territory. 

The Veldt EP will be released on June 25th. You can preorder on iTunes and get your first listen above.

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