Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park) has invited fans to submit a song for a chance to have him produce their music live on Twitch. He said the following about that:
“For 2021, I wanted to find a way to give back to my amazing community online. I’m looking for vocalists, rappers, and songwriters who need help getting to the next level. If I find someone great, I’ll produce their track, live on my Twitch channel. There’s no formal contest, just an intention. The fans on Twitch will help me find the right vocalists. my only “rules” are 1.) I’m not doing vocals, 2.) I’d like the artist to only contribute vocals and one instrument, nothing filled-out, just the “song,” and 3.) no back-seat producing, the track has to be in my hands until I feel like I’m done. If you want to participate, go talk to the fans on Twitch.tv/OfficialMikeShinoda“
While discussing the 20th anniversary of “Hybrid Theory” with Metal Hammer, Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda said that he felt like there was a lack of diversity within rock music until nü-metal came onto the scene. He also added that this was especially true of hair metal, which “felt like very white music.”
Shinoda said the following:
“At the time, if you asked somebody what they were listening to they’d say… ‘Rock. I listen to hip hop. I listen to jazz.’ It wasn’t until five years later they’d say, ‘Everything’. ‘Hybrid Theory‘ did some of that work. It was part of the progression towards breaking down boundaries between styles of music.
I listened to 90% rap music, then I’d look at a lot of rock bands and I’d be like, ‘There’s something too white’ [about it]. That was one of the things that turned me off, especially hair metal. Hair metal felt like very white music and I was growing up in a very diverse city so I didn’t gravitate to it. That didn’t resonate with me. And it wasn’t just about race. I don’t mean the color of skin. I just mean the culture of it. When nü-metal started at the very beginning, it was a very diverse place.’
“There was a moment when that term, nü-metal and what it meant, was actually pretty cool. It’s almost impossible to imagine! I remember when Korn first came out and when Deftones’ first couple of albums came out, and whatever you think about a group like Limp Bizkit, their first album was really raw. There were all these groups like Snot and (hed)p.e., and it wasn’t smart music, but there was something really visceral and culture blending that was important.”
Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park) has officially revealed the details for volume two of his “Dropped Frames” series. The effort will be released on July 31 and the cover art and track listing can be found below:
Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park) will be releasing the second volume of his “Dropped Frames” series later this week. He confirmed the news during a recent livestream on Twitch by sharing some folders featuring the words “Dropped Frames Volume 2 Coming This Week.” He has since revealed the cover art as well.
News: @mikeshinoda has leaked to fans, via rearranging his desktop folders on Twitch today, that “#DroppedFrames, Vol. 2” will be released this week!
Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park) recently released a mostly instrumental solo album, titled “Dropped Frames, Vol. 1,” and now it looks like more new music is on the way. During a recent interview with Forbes, Shinoda confirmed that volume two has already been completed and that volume three is in the works.
Shinoda said the following:
“These albums, ‘Dropped Frames‘ is gonna be the first of at least three. I’ve got the second one done and the third one is in progress. And I say in progress, basically it’s just tightening up and mixing stuff that I made on the stream. But certainly it’s a thing I wouldn’t have done unless I was in this situation that I’m in right now.
It’s also funny cause it’s clearly not for everybody. Instrumental music is not your way to the Billboard top five (laughs). But anybody who knows my discography knows I’ve done instrumentals often, on every record, every couple of records there [are] instrumental tracks.
A few different instrumental pieces that have gone to film and TV as well. I feel like there is a poetry to the instrumental that it leaves an openness to interpretation in terms of the content that is a lot of fun. And I haven’t ever done that before on a full-length album.”
He also added that he is “trying to get them out a month apart from each other.”
Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park) has premiered a new video for his song “Open Door.“ This track is from his new solo album “Dropped Frames, Vol. 1,“ which was released today (July 10). That effort is a result of Shinoda’s recent livestreams on Twitch in which he worked on music with assistance from fans.
Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park) will be releasing a new solo album titled “Dropped Frames, Vol. 1” on July 10. The mostly instrumental effort is a result of Shinoda’s recent livestreams on Twitch in which he worked on music with assistance from fans. He told Spin the following:
“Dropped Frames is just as much about the live channel as it is about the ‘album.’ The collection of songs is a highlight reel of the tracks I make on the channel, but a big part of the experience is the stream itself. When I start, I usually have very little idea of where it will go. What comes out is a product of the viewers’ suggestions, my spur-of-the-moment ideas, and whatever inexplicable magic is floating in between.”
Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park) recently shared a demo of his new song “Open Door” with fans on his text line and it has since surfaced on YouTube. You can check out the track below. It’s also worth noting that Shinoda is currently looking for someone to sing on the song with him.
gonna text an mp3 of a new demo / song to everyone on my Community text list, in one minute. text me at 310.935.0302 if you want the mp3.
I have an idea. I want another voice on the chorus of Open Door. Maybe it can be one of you? Get the song, sing it, post a link on Twitter with the hashtag #SingOpenDoor and if I love something I’ll let you know ❤️