Steve Aoki has dropped his new album "Neon Future IV" and among its whopping 27 tracks (across two sides) is a song called "Last One To Know" which features the talents of Linkin Park band member Mike Shinoda. Shinoda co-wrote and sings on the song in a duet with Canadian pop sensation Lights.
Aoki may be best-known for energetic electro-house but this song's production features major-key bright arpeggios and piano chords over a halftime future bass rhythm. It doesn't explode in the manner of his typical festival anthems, instead staying firmly in a radio-friendly pop space. The candid lyrics contrast with this upbeat vibe, with Shinoda and Lights bitterly ruminating on the emotional strain of miscommunications and failing relationships - the first verse begins, in fact, with Shinoda contemplating brazenly burning down an office.
This is, of course, not the first time Aoki has teamed up with Linkin Park: he and the band dropped a joint single, the aggressive electro banger "A Light That Never Comes", in 2013, and they followed that up by working together on a melodic house track called "Darker Than Blood" for Aoki's 2015 studio album "Neon Future II".
You can check out "Last One To Know" off the album "Neon Future IV" on Spotify.
Mike has recently embraced the service "Community", making it available for him and fans to send SMS-messages back and forth privately. Earlier in the day Mike went live on Instagram and showed him finishing up a demo called "Open Door", which he has now released on Community!
But, Mike gave the OK for the song to be posted online for the international fans, so here you go:
If you want to interact with Mike on Community you can do so by sending a SMS to 310-935-0302 (only for USA)
and if you want to watch the recorded stream of Mike working on the song you can do so here
(credit to LinkinPark:br)
What do you think of the song? Come and discuss in our forums!
St. Louis-based rock band Foxing released their third studio album "Nearer My God" in August last year. Now, they unveil a brand-new remix of its vibrant opening track "Grand Paradise", helmed by none other than Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda! The track premiered through New York music blog BrooklynVegan, paired with this trippy visualiser:
Shinoda's new take on the song largely keeps to the template of the original song, but he has replaced the drums and basses with his own, in addition to providing new octaved guitar parts during the final chorus. An arpeggio synth also appears throughout the second half of the arrangement, and new pitched vocal edits briefly appear during the bridge and outro.
In a Facebook post announcing the track, Foxing explain how the link-up came about:
Having been lifelong fans of Mike’s work both in & outside of Linkin Park & Fort Minor, we were extremely flattered when we found out he enjoyed our record. We quite literally said “fuck it” and DM’d him on Instagram asking if he would remix a song not expecting a response. The post also reveals that this "Grand Paradise" rework is the first taste of an upcoming remix collection that Foxing have planned. More remixes are due to premiere in the coming months:
So, needless to say, it’s an incredibly surreal moment for us to be sharing his version of our song with the world today. He’s been a dream collaborator of all of ours and we are floored with what he’s done with ‘Grand Paradise’.
This is just the first track in a series of remixes to be released throughout the remainder of the year. More incredible work coming from The Chain Gang Of 1974, Psychic Babble, Bas Relief & Chris P. Thompson.
For his part, Shinoda said this in his own Facebook post:
Grand Paradise’ is my favorite track off of Nearer My God, and I’m grateful the band let me remix it. The original has so many spectacular tracks and melodies, and I loved reinterpreting them.The "Grand Paradise" remix is available on digital music services including Spotify. You can also check out the original version of "Grand Paradise" here. The album that the track is slated to appear on, "Nearer My God Remixes", has no set release date as of yet.
Source: Mike Shinoda on Facebook
Mike Shinoda has released a brand new track titled "fine" which was written for the movie "The Blackout" which is in theaters across Russia on November 21st and Germany, Austria, and the Baltic States on November 28th.
You can check out footage of the movie in this video below which incorporates the track:
The new song is now out worldwide.
What do you think of the new song from Mike Shinoda?
Mike Shinoda has just debuted the new animated music video for his song "World's On Fire" from his 2018 album Post Traumatic. The video is as mentioned animated, the first animated video from this album and the first one since "Breaking The Habit" in 2004. The video is directed by Mike Shinoda & Juan M. Urbina. Check it out below.
This is now 15 out of 16 songs from Post Traumatic that has gotten music videos, the only one remaining at this point being "Hold It Together". If a music video for that song will come out remains to be seen. But while you wait you can check out all the other videos in this YouTube playlist
You thought Mike Shinoda would be stopping after 14 "Post Traumatic" music videos, but he's about to exceed your expectations once again - it seems a video for fan-favourite album cut "World's On Fire" is on its way!
Shinoda will be making an appearance at 2019's Anime Expo in Los Angeles to give a preview of the video - he will be a part of a showing called the Crunchyroll Industry Panel, scheduled for Saturday, July 6. This panel is listed on crunchyroll.com as follows:
Crunchyroll Industry Panel, Saturday @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm in LP1 (Petree Hall)Fans worldwide should be able to tune in and check out this exclusive preview, as events at Anime Expo will be streamed live at anime-expo.org/live.
If you haven't been keeping track, this latest development means there is only one song left on the 16-track standard edition of Shinoda's album "Post Traumatic" that hasn't had a video created for it. He may well aim to close that gap in the future. Longtime Linkin Park fans will also note that this is not Shinoda's first foray into anime-inspired imagery - various anime works have influenced LP's video and album visuals throughout the years, most notably the "Breaking The Habit" video.
Source: Mike Shinoda on Instagram
Even though Mike had said that his Post Traumatic tour ended with his shows in Israel earlier this year, Mike has just announced three more dates, all in Asia, that he will play in support of the album. This will be his second time in Asia playing shows for his 2018 Post Traumatic album, however he did not play in any of these countries on the run last year.
2019.09.04 - Jakarta, Indonesia
2019.09.06 - Manila, Philippines
2019.09.08 - Nagoya, Japan
Jakarta ticket details: LPU Pre-Sale: June 30th @ 10am (local time) /// Public Onsale: July 1st @ 10am (local time)
Tickets can be found over at MikeShinoda.com
Are you planning on going to any of these shows? Are you hoping Mike will add more shows internationally, preferably closer to where you live? Come and discuss in our forums.
Source: Mike Shinoda Twitter
To celebrate the one year anniversary of the release of Mike Shinoda’s Debut Album, Post Trumatic, Mike released an alternate “rough sketch” version music video of his single “Crossing A Line.” This “rough sketch” of the video also features an unfinished version of the song along with a video that Mike recorded entirely by himself on one late night during a stroll down Sunset Blvd.
Check out the video below and let us know what you think about it in our comments!
Lamb of God's Guitarist, Mark Morton, released the music video today for his song "Cross Off." "Cross Off" is the first single off of his debut solo album, Anesthetic, and features the vocal talent by the late Chester Bennington.
Check out the video here:
Mark Morton's debut album, Anesthetic, is available now.
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