Posts Tagged ‘Linkin Park’

March 29, 2018

Those rumors about new material from Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda that came to light in the wake of Chester Bennington’s tragic passing weren’t much ado about nothing. As it turns out, Mike Shinoda will be releasing a new solo album named Post Traumatic on June 15th, and he’s revealed our first tastes of the 16 track release via two music videos, too. The new album takes us on a journey out of grief and darkness. Shinoda hopes that his music will help people feel less alone. Watch the video for heartfelt Crossing A Line above, and poignant moving Nothing Makes Sense Anymore below. You can pre-order Post Traumatic, here.

March 7, 2018
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Electronic outfit Park Hotel is at it again. They’ve ignited a solo dance frenzy in my room with their steamy dance rock and disco with Good People Bad Dreams, a high voltage extravaganza that evokes legends like Talking Heads, LCD Soundsystem, Soulwax, The Rapture, and Friendly Fires. Sure, good people do have bad dreams very often, but this is more like a fevered dream of a tune, a deliriously whirling, flashy kicking extravaganza. The track was chosen as last month’s Kitsuné Hot Stream, and deservedly so. Grab the torrid blazing banger, here.

August 5, 2017
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Tragic news of Chester Bennington’s passing hit the world hard. Many of us are still reeling from what happened and the painful reality of mental illness and suicide. It’s hard to believe that this incredible voice and talent has left us forever. The majority of our favorite artists, producers, and bands are all fans of Linkin Park, too. Some of them have paid tribute by recording remixes and covers, but I’ve found none as powerfully affecting and deeply stirring as this breathtaking cover of Linkin Park’s Shadow Of The Day by Portland chillstep/vocal bass duo Echos

Their dusky mournful, ethereal sprawling cover more than does justice to the Minutes to Midnight highlight, and its anguish and sadness seem more than heartfelt and sincere. Echo’s electronic cover brings us together, and as one, we grieve. Echos has given us a chance to heal, as well as reminded us we’re not alone. But we’ll never forget what Linkin Park and Chester gave us these past two decades. We carry that with us, in our hearts, in the new music we make or listen to, forevermore. As the cover ends, a soft tinkling melody instantaneously recognizable as In The End wafts gently into our ears. It’s a brilliant and exquisite addition that adds an extra layer of tender poignancy. 

Echos’ says of their cover:  “Like many of you, Linkin Park was one of the very first bands that we ever listened to. Hybrid Theory was the first album Tal ever owned. Memories of sitting in his room with his Sony Walkman listening to it repeat, it was the first album that got him through those difficult teenage years. It didn’t just inspire the music he would make but the type of artist he wanted to be – raw and honest. I used to steal my dad’s copy of Meteora just so I could blare it in my walkman on the bus each morning, mouthing every lyric as I slouched up against the cold seat. I felt like these poems were speaking to every part of my growing creative mind and I couldn’t get enough of them. Linkin Park shaped the way we write and create today and we wanted to create something that would allow us to grieve, reflect and heal. We recorded this cover in Tal’s apartment in two vocal takes and a couple of days of production as we wanted it to feel as intimate as possible in order to reflect what we were feeling when we decided to record it. We will be donating 100 percent of proceeds in coordination with Linkin Park’s team to a charity of their choice.”

You can stream Echos’ Shadow of the Day cover via Spotify, here.

July 21, 2017

I’m utterly torn up by today’s tragic news, and my aching heart sincerely goes out to Chester Bennington’s family, his friends, Linkin Park, and all their many fans around the world. Though I’ve drifted away from Linkin Park these past few years, seminal albums like Meteora and Hybrid Theory will always have a special place in my heart. They were very much a formative force in the development of my music tastes. I obsessed over remix album Reanimation, too. I can’t even begin to fathom how many times I listened to these albums. I have so many memories connected to Linkin Park, whether it was blasting their albums out of my old souped up Civic while hanging out with my BFF, or going to their shows and making new connections with fellow fans, some of whom are my closest friends today. We suffered a great loss today, and I can only hope that Chester is up there in the great big sky, hanging out with his buddy Chris Cornell, finding peace. I was fortunate enough to catch them together at Linkin Park’s touring festival Projekt Revolution back in 2008, and I shall cherish that memory for all eternity. 

It’s only proper that we take a moment to watch the new video for Linkin Park’s Talking To Myself, which happened to come out this morning before the sad news surfaced. The song comes off of Linkin Park’s latest full length, One More Light, which we now know is Chester’s final album. We lost one of the most remarkable voices of the 21st century today. He was a man who brought us together, in life and in death. Linkin Park has been loved by people from all walks of life, and from every corner of the world. Chester’s memory, and his legacy, will live on, bringing us comfort and helping us through our hard times, as it has for so many years. We’ll be singing, or rather… BELLOWING along to In The End, Crawling, and so many other Linkin Park classics in exultant joy, together, forever. Linkin Park’s album One More Light is available, here.

April 22, 2017
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Linkin Park’s recent collaboration with Kiiara, Heavy, came as a huge surprise. We never expected the future pop artist to suddenly pop up on a Linkin Park song, and we were quite elated over the fact. Heavy, as it turns out, is a very polarizing song. It’s as infectious as can be of an anthem, but for long time LP fans, it’s a surprisingly pop and dance leaning jam versus the ol’ edgy gruff alt of yore. Regardless, Heavy is a massive hit, and it’s been remixed by French maestro Nicky Romero into a mellifluously lifting future meets electro dance anthem. It’s impossible to resist this luminous remix bursting at the seams with feel good vibes. The official edit is available now on iTunes.

October 14, 2014
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Enigmatic Miami producer Sharkoffs is back again with his unique electro infused drum and bass style. This time, he’s chosen to remix Linkin Park classic Numb, a song that so many of us were such dedicated, devoted fans of back in the day. No doubt, it’s still one of Linkin Park’s best ever, and Sharkoffs gives us an updated, buoyant version that retains the original’s gritty, raw alt rock qualities, combined with that ever satisfying smooth rhythm and bass line.

October 14, 2014
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Enigmatic Miami producer Sharkoffs is back again with his unique electro infused drum and bass style. This time, he’s chosen to remix Linkin Park classic Numb, a song that so many of us were such dedicated, devoted fans of back in the day. No doubt, it’s still one of Linkin Park’s best ever, and Sharkoffs gives us an updated, buoyant version that retains the original’s gritty, raw alt rock qualities, combined with that ever satisfying smooth rhythm and bass line.

November 28, 2013
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Alright, let’s pick up the energy, it’s practically a Friday here in good ol’ America, after all (Happy Thanksgiving to everyone tomorrow!). Electronic duo Vicetone created this sweet remix out of Linkin Park and Steve Aoki’s A Light That Never Comes, and it’s a rager, kiddos! Bust out the dancing shoes and the glowsticks. This one’s a magnificent, wicked EDM track.

November 28, 2013
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Alright, let’s pick up the energy, it’s practically a Friday here in good ol’ America, after all (Happy Thanksgiving to everyone tomorrow!). Electronic duo Vicetone created this sweet remix out of Linkin Park and Steve Aoki’s A Light That Never Comes, and it’s a rager, kiddos! Bust out the dancing shoes and the glowsticks. This one’s a magnificent, wicked EDM track.

October 22, 2013
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The new Vice Remix of Linkin Park’s I’ll Be Gone is too dope to gloss over and not give it some time of day. It’s a raging, aggressive, heavy electronic approach that features a rap verse by Pusha T. The remix will be on Linkin Park’s remix album Recharged, which comes out on October 29. Honestly, I dig this remix more than I do LP’s recent collaboration with Steve Aoki, A Light That Never Comes. Though that track is pretty sweet, too. The Vice Remix is chock full of glorified trap, after all. And I like trap. A lot. If you didn’t know already.

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