Social media is a powerful tool, and in the past facebook & twitter statuses (tweets) have rendered super injunctions useless, been used to provide evidence in court to prosecute for crimes, and provide alibi’s.
The power of social media has also changed the life for one Deadmau5 fan, Chris James, Chris is the vocalist for the newly released song by Deadmau5 The Veldt and this is all thanks to just one tweet.
How it happened
March 2012, Deadmau5 was live streaming the creation of his latest track The Veldt, based on the short story by Ray Bradbury. As the track started to come together, he mentioned that he needed to start working on an idea for the vocal track pretty soon.
Chris James who was watching this stream, decided to have a go at putting some lyrics together based on the Veldt story, and recorded his vocals over the top of what Deadmau5 had so far put together.
Chris then tweeted this recording to Deadmau5
— Chris James (@CjamesOfficial) March 18, 2012
Deadmau5 listened to the demo, below his is response
@ChrisJOffical DUDE… YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME???? god DAMN!
— deadmau5 (@deadmau5) March 18, 2012
Continuing to stream live, Deadmau5 called Chris on the phone, made plans to officially release the track, got his manager on speakerphone and generally changed the fan’s life.
“Let’s make it a track dude. When my management hears this, they’re gonna shit themselves.”- Deadmau5.
The moment that Deadmau5 discovered Chris’s recording has been captured, and uploaded onto youtube (see below).
I’m quite a big fan of Deadmau5 myself, and when I discovered the story behind the making of this song, it made me love it that little bit more! I know I’m a little bit late posting this, since it all happened in March, nevertheless I still think it’s a great story to share. It’s just another example of the power of twitter, and how it can open doors of opportunities.