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Exact moment Deadmau5 opened guy's random message and was so shocked by his voice he instantly signed him
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Exact moment Deadmau5 opened guy's random message and was so shocked by his voice he instantly signed him

The song went on to be one of Deadmau5's most popular

A guy decided to shoot his shot on Twitter in the hopes of being discovered, and it paid off.

Back in 2012, popular music producer and DJ Deadmau5 was doing a live stream when Chris James messaged him on Twitter (now known as X).

"Ah, some guy on Twitter says he's done vocals to this track already," Deadmau5 mused at the time in reference to his then-unreleased song.

"Should I check him out or no? Let the jury decide... okay I'll go look. F**k it."

The producer, real name Joel Thomas Zimmerman, went on to play the song that originally had no lyrics, and struggled to hide how much he liked it.

Listening to the edited track for a mere few second, Deadmau5 paused it and exclaimed 'motherf***er!' before urging someone else to come listen to it as well.

"I'm f***ing impressed right here," he further raved.

Showing off the rest of the song, the DJ said that he had to get hold of Chris 'right f***ing now'.

Chris' lyrics went on to be included in the final edit of the song, titled 'The Veldt', which was released shortly after the pair made contact on social media.

Deadmau5 is a world renowned DJ and music producer.
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To this day, the song has had over 35 million streams on Spotify - making it one of Deamau5's most popular hits to date.

Some of his other huge tracks include 'Ghosts 'n' Stuff', 'Escape' and 'I Remember - Vocal Mix'.

Over a decade on from the huge moment that Chris' music was listened to by Deadmau5, and people are still gushing about how amazing it was that the producer knew he was onto a winner within seconds of listening to Chris' sample.

"The fact that deadmau5 knows exactly what to keep and what to remove the first time he listens is insane," one person wrote on X.

"That’s why he is a genius," someone replied.

The 2012 track has been streamed on Spotify more than 35 million times.

"[There] are very few perfect songs and [this] one of them," added a third.

Chris himself replied to the video that's been doing the round on X of late, writing: "Glad you guys are loving the video. I had so much fun making this with Deadmau5."

The video has also been shared on Reddit in recent days, where people were quick to applaud Deamau5 for giving the then-budding producer a chance.

"I've seen this before but it's always cool to see someone's dreams come true in real time. Like that video of Pharrell listening to the Maggie Rogers track," one music fan wrote.

"Good musicians support other musicians," insisted another - and they're not wrong.

Topics: Music, Social Media, Twitter