CoronaJams

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CoronaJams
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by Mike Shinoda
Recorded March - August 2020

CoronaJams (working/unofficial title) is the name given to the series of jams recorded by Mike Shinoda via streaming, beginning in March 2020 and continuing through August 2020.

Contents

Background

In March 2020, the global pandemic created by the COVID-19 coronavirus caused communities to quarantine at home. During this time, Mike Shinoda decided to start live streaming online and inviting fans to watch him create new instrumental music.

It all started on March 17th, when Mike did an Instagram live sharing updates and recording guitar for his solo song "Open Door". The next day he went online again and a fan in the chat asked him to create a song from scratch. He accepted and created what would become the first CoronaJam. So he decided to quickly mix the "Open Door" demo and text it to fans via the Community app, along with instrumental and stems but also the track he did earlier.

The streams were originally called "Beat Making Demos" but then Mike shifted to the tag "CoronaJams".

March 25th was the last stream via Instagram Live as on March 27th Mike shifted to Twitch, using Restream to also broadcast on YouTube, Facebook and Periscope. When he shifted to Twitch, he started using a Streamlab extension which allowed fans to collect points during the stream, called "Shinodabucks", that can be redeemed to ask questions or request a style for the jam. When he got too many requests he started writing all of them on sheets he put in the "Bowl of Destiny", picking randomly the themes and sometimes choosing to mashup some of them in the same track. Other prizes were gradually added like the chance to request an art theme, get a Twitch follow or an Animal Crossing visite by Mike himself, choose a Twitch channel to raid or a sound/loop to use in the tracks.

At times, Mike has streamed calls with other musicians, such as Jason Butler from Fever333, Phoenix, Dan Mayo and grandson.

The stream on April 21st was a drawing stream done from Mike's iPad. He encouraged fans to color in his drawing and then tweet it back at him using the hashtag #CoronaDrawing. He later started doing more art streams, also drawing the album cover for the release.

On May 5th he added another stream category, doing for the first time an Animal Crossing livestream.

On June 19th, Mike said, "As I get ready to release this stuff, as I get ready to put stuff out, if you or anybody that you're friends with or whatever are dancers, even like, I have always for a few years now I have been wanting people to dance like legit dance to my shit. Because I don't dance, I can't dance. There were a couple of points where I was trying to make a video or two with hiring a dancer who is legit, like interpret the thing and dance. If you're good enough to do a short choreographed TikTok dance to any of this, that's a gold mine for my brain. Something like that that I can't do that you can do, I love it so much. Please, give me good dance videos. My TikTok is for you. You give me the videos, I will post them on my TikTok, my TikTok will be nothing but you dancing to this music. That's the magic. I don't care if it's ballet, in fact I want it to be like, hip hop and ballet."[1]

On June 23rd, Mike tweeted, "Hey guys. Just heard about the #TWITCHBLACKOUT / I’ll be abstaining from streaming tomorrow out of respect for those protesting racism, abuse, and sexual harassment. Please support those who deserve to be heard and decide to stream / post tomorrow."[2] This followed Mike also taking off June 2nd for the Black Lives Matter "Blackout Tuesday" movement.

Composition

CoronaJams are based on unique themes or ideas that Mike is inspired by, or fan requests. The first theme-based jam was a "Hybrid Theory" style track, followed by the first fan request, a "Reanimation" style song. Another Linkin Park album was a theme, "A Thousand Suns". A lot of different genres were experimented, 90s hip-hop, electronic and pop from the 80's, symphonic metal, grunge, doo wop, pop punk, reggae, industrial, k-pop, traditional styles as well, like Indian or Mexican music, dabke or Italian neomelodic.

Sometimes Mike started with loops from other artists, like a jam from a Money Mark's Instagram post, some drums recorded with Dan Mayo or a beat created by Elise Trouw.

On April 29th, Mike revisited earlier CoronaJams from the original Instagram Live streams. As he began working through them, the recent files on his computer showed that he started giving names to some of the tracks. One of them, "King Paprika" was mentioned by a fan in the comments on June 5, Mike noticed it saying that he changed the title.

Songs

Open Door

  • Date: March 17, 2020
  • Working titles: Out Of Milan, Post Milan, Cactus Forest, Open Door 1.4 Demo-M Shinoda, Open Door 2.3
  • Theme: Open Door
  • Notes: Mike asked the fans suggestions about the bridge and decided to record guitars. Demo version released the same day in M4A format, and in MP3 format on March 19th, along with the instrumental version and the stems.
  • Released: June 30, 2020

CoronaVirus Jam 3.18.20 M Shinoda

  • Date: March 18, 2020
  • Theme: Freestyle
  • Notes: First CoronaJam. Originally streamed on Instagram only. A fan asked to start a song from scratch in the comments and Mike accepted the challenge.
  • Released: March 19, 2020

Unknown

  • Date: March 19, 2020
  • Theme: Freestyle
  • Notes: Originally streamed on Instagram only.

KarmaKon

  • Date: March 21, 2020
  • Working title: 3.21 KarmaKon
  • Theme: Freestyle
  • Notes: Originally streamed on Instagram only. Mike uploaded a clip Instagram. Mike worked again on this track during the April 29 stream, when he decided to revisit some of the old jams.

Babble Bobble

  • Date: March 22, 2020
  • Working title: 3.22 Babble Bobble
  • Theme: Freestyle
  • Notes: Originally streamed on Instagram only. Mike worked again on this track during the April 29 stream, when he decided to revisit some of the old jams.
  • Released: July 10, 2020

Unknown

  • Date: March 24, 2020
  • Theme: Freestyle
  • Notes: Originally streamed on Instagram only.

New Project

  • Date: March 26, 2020
  • Theme: Freestyle
  • Notes: First Twitch stream. Mike did a short jam just for test.

King Paprika

  • Date: March 27, 2020
  • Working title: 3.27.20, 3.27 King Paprika
  • Theme: Freestyle
  • Notes: Mike mentioned it on June 5, reading the title in the chat. Mike worked again on this track during the April 29 stream, when he decided to revisit some of the old jams.

Neon Crickets

  • Date: March 29, 2020
  • Working title: CoronaJam 3.29.20
  • Theme: Freestyle
  • Notes: Mike worked again on this track during the April 29 stream, when he decided to revisit some of the old jams.
  • Released: July 10, 2020

Hollow Kingdom

  • Date: March 31, 2020
  • Theme: Freestyle
  • Working title: 3.31.20 CoronaJam, 3.31.20 CoronaJam structure Hollow Kingdom

HT Corona Jam 4.1.20

  • Date: April 1, 2020
  • Working titles: HT Corona Jam, 4.1 HT Project
  • Theme: Hybrid Theory
  • Notes: This was the first time Mike chose a specific theme for a jam.
  • Released: April 2, 2020

A Thousand Jams

  • Date: April 2, 2020
  • Working title: ATS Style CoronaJam, 4.2 A Thousand Jams mix1, 4.2 A Thousand Jams Add mix2, 4.2 A Thousand Jams Add mix3, 4.2 A Thousand Jams Add mix4, 4.2 A Thousand Jams Add mix5, 4.2 A Thousand Jams Add mix6
  • Theme: A Thousand Suns

The Brooklyn Way

  • Date: April 3, 2020
  • Working titles: 90s hip hop coronajam, 90s hip hop The Brooklyn Way
  • Theme: 90's hip hop
  • Notes: Fans chose it over 80's sound on a Twitch poll. This was the first time Mike actually sang during a live stream, rapping some parts over the jam: an unreleased verse from a new song he was working on, Lift Off (album version), Second To None, I'll Be Gone (Vice Remix) and Nobody's Listening.

80s Depeche Style

  • Date: April 4, 2020
  • Theme: 80's in the style of Depeche Mode
  • Notes: Mike hoped to do an 80's song the day before but fans voted for 90's hip hop in the Twitch poll, so he decided to do it the next day. He did another poll asking what 80's influence he needed to use as reference and Depeche Mode beated Prince.

3 Drone Strike

  • Date: April 5, 2020
  • Working title: Quick ConoaJam, 4.5 Quick CoronaJam 3 Drone Strike
  • Theme: Freestyle

Oystershells

  • Date: April 6, 2020
  • Working title: Corona Jam 4.6, Corona Jam 4.6 Oystershells, 4.6 Oystershells CoronaJam 4.6 Project
  • Theme: Freestyle

Reanimation Jam

  • Date: April 7, 2020
  • Theme (Fan Request): Reanimation
  • Notes: This was the first time a fan requested a theme.

Tin Man

  • Date: April 8, 2020
  • Working titles: Freestyle Jam 4.8.20, Freestyle Jam 4.8.20 Tin Man, 4.8 Tin Man Project
  • Theme: Freestyle

Seventeen Candles

  • Date: April 9, 2020
  • Working titles: CoronaJam 80s 4.9.20, CoronaJam 80s 4.9.20 Seventeen Candles
  • Theme: Freestyle

Corn Meal

  • Date: April 10, 2020
  • Working titles: CoronaJam 4.10.20, Corona Jam 4.10.20 v2 Corn Meal
  • Theme: Freestyle
  • Notes: After a fan asked a questions about the glitch effect in the drums, used on In Stereo and old songs, Mike did a live demonstration, including the glitched part in the track.

Submarine CoronaJam 4.14.20

  • Date: April 13, 2020
  • Theme: Freestyle
  • Notes: Mike wrote "4.14" in the project title but the stream was on April 13th.

Sunset Drive

  • Date: April 14, 2020
  • Working title: 4.14.20 CoronaJam
  • Theme: Freestyle
  • Notes: First jam of the day. For the first time Mike did two different jams on the same day. He decided to do a short jam in less then 30 minutes after the first one. The first part isn't available anymore since it was streamed on Twitch only and got deleted after two weeks. Mike posted an Instagram Story before going live.

Streaming Template

  • Date: April 14, 2020
  • Theme: Freestyle in less then 30 minutes
  • Notes: Second jam of the day. For the first time Mike did two different jams on the same day. He decided to do a short jam in less then 30 minutes after the first one. The first part isn't available anymore since it was streamed on Twitch only and got deleted after two weeks.

Osiris

  • Date: April 15, 2020
  • Working titles: Corona Jam 4.15.20, Corona Jam 4.15.20 OSIRIS
  • Theme: Freestyle
  • Released: June 30, 2020

Isolation Bird (feat. Money Mark)

  • Date: April 16, 2020
  • Working title: MoneyMark Corona Isolation Jam
  • Theme: Money Mark's Isolation Jam N. 26
  • Notes: Mike posted three Instagram clips by Money Mark on his stories, asking the fans to vote their favorite to use it as starting point for the jam of the day.

Super Galaxtica

  • Date: April 17, 2020
  • Working title: 4.17.20 Super Galaxtica
  • Theme: Game Boy sounds
  • Released: June 30, 2020

Session McSessionface

  • Date: April 20, 2020
  • Working title: 4.20 Session Mc Sessionface
  • Theme: Freestyle
  • Released: July 10, 2020

4.22 Melodic Metal

  • Date: April 22, 2020
  • Working titles: 4.22 Melodic Metal, 4.22 Melodic Metal Project
  • Theme (Fan Request): Symphonic metal in the style of Nightwish
  • Notes: Mike did a second stream later to finish the song.

Cupcake Cake

  • Date: April 23, 2020
  • Working title: 4.23 Bollywood
  • Theme (Fan Request): Bollywood hip hop
  • Released: July 10, 2020

Crystalina

  • Date: April 24, 2020
  • Working title: 4.24.20 Crystaline Jam
  • Theme: 90s trip hop

Booty Down

  • Date: April 27, 2020
  • Working title: 4.27 Booty Down
  • Theme (Fan Request): Panic! At The Disco (originally) / Freestyle with funny vocal samples
  • Notes: Mike wasn't satisfied and decided to give up. He made a quick jam to end the stream using funny vocal samples that turned into Booty Down. Elements of the failed track were revisited the next day for the track that became Doodle Buzz.
  • Released: July 10, 2020

Doodle Buzz

  • Date: April 27/28, 2020
  • Working titles: 4.27 Pop Alt, 4.28 Revisited
  • Theme (Fan Request): Panic! At The Disco (originally)
  • Notes: Mike revisited the Panic! At The Disco jam from the day before to create a new track.
  • Released: July 10, 2020

Dust Code

  • Date: April 30, 2020
  • Working title: 4.30 dust code
  • Theme: Freestyle

Dungeon Crawler

  • Date: May 1, 2020
  • Working title: Ganon's Surprise
  • Theme (Fan Request): The Legend Of Zelda

Side Scrolling

  • Date: May 4, 2020
  • Working title: 5.4.20 Return of the GB
  • Theme: Game Boy sounds
  • Notes: Before ending the stream on May 1, Mike joked in th chat about doing a Star Wars themed jam on May 4, but he decided to use Game Boy sounds.

Duckbot

  • Date: May 5, 2020
  • Working title: 5.5 Children's Day
  • Theme: Freestyle
  • Released: July 10, 2020

6.5 MJ Beatbox

  • Date: May 6, 2020
  • Theme (Fan Requests): Michael Jackson + Beatbox (wildcard)
  • Notes: A fan suggested to add "Wildcards", additional sounds to add to the songs. Beatbox was the first one to be picked.

2000 pop

  • Date: May 8, 2020
  • Theme (Fan Request): Late 90s/early 2000s song in the style of NSYNC

I'm Still Fucking Here

  • Date: May 11, 2020
  • Working title: ISFH-Bear 1.2
  • Notes: Mike produced a song for blackbear, who sent him some guitar and vocal tracks. He meant to use that as an intro or outro. The track is still unreleased.

5.12 Battlecry Game Style

  • Date: May 12, 2020
  • Theme (Fan Request): Unforgiven by Two Steps From Hell

Poppy Fields

  • Date: May 13, 2020
  • Working titles: 5.13 Poppy Fields, 5.13 Poppy Fields Project
  • Theme: Freestyle with GetGood Drums plugin
  • Notes: Mike did a giveaway for a GetGood Drums sample pack and decided to use the sounds for the jam.

El Rey Demonio

Channeling, Pt. 1 (feat. Dan Mayo)

  • Date: May 18, 2020
  • Working title: Mayo Channeling Jam
  • Theme: Freestyle drums by Dan Mayo

Party Meow

  • Date: May 19, 2020
  • Working title: Dabke Doo Wop
  • Theme (Fan Requests): Syrian Dabke + Doo-Wop

Julio's Revenge

  • Date: May 20, 2020
  • Working title: 5.20 FF7 Horror
  • Theme (Fan Requests): Final Fantasy 7 + Horror Movie

Channeling, Pt. 2 (feat. Dan Mayo)

  • Date: May 21, 2020
  • Working title: 5.21 Mayo Channeling A
  • Theme: Freestyle drums by Dan Mayo

5.22 Dub Alt Punk

  • Date: May 22, 2020
  • Theme (Fan Requests): Pop Punk + Psychedelic Reggae Alternative

Mikes Gonna Mike

  • Date: May 25, 2020
  • Working title: 5.25 four way mashup, 5.25 four way mashup2, 5.25 Mikes Gonna Mike
  • Theme (Fan Requests): Nirvana + Tools Of The Trade + Giorgio Moroder + Italian neomelodic (requested by PeppePark)

Astral (feat. Elise Trouw)

5.27 Five way mashup

  • Date: May 27, 2020
  • Theme (Fan Requests): Woodkid + Nine Inch Nails (requested by 00renee00) + Classical Music (requested by dsmooth6) + Sound Effects (wildcard added by Mike himself) + Wilhelm Scream

Dog Whistles

  • Date: May 29, 2020
  • Working title: 5.29 dog whistles [dark electro sketch]
  • Theme: Freeystle with three Sounds.com loop requested by fans.

Bonzai Knight

  • Date: June 1/3, 2020
  • Working titles: 6.1.20 80's Mew Beat, 6.1.20 80's Mew Beat pt2, 6.1.20 Bonzai Knight Mix 5, 8.1.20 Bonzai Knight Mix 6
  • Theme (Fan Requests): Dead Or Alive + Tron Legacy/Daft Punk/M83 + Pokémon Mew
  • Notes: Even if in a previous stream Mike decided to not mash up the Pokèmon request with other styles, he still included some elements inspired by the sounds of the game, since the other two requests were both about the sound from the '80s. He worked again on this track at the start of the June 3 stream.

Not Kyle

  • Date: June 3, 2020
  • Working titles: 6.3.20, 6.3.20 Not Kyle. 6.3.20 Not Kyle Project
  • Theme: Freestyle with three Sounds.com loops requested by fans.
  • Notes: Before starting a new jam, Mike decided to work again on the previous jam.

Seulpeun Sonyeo

  • Date: June 5, 2020
  • Working titles: 6.5 K Pop Punk Emo, 6.5 Seulpeun Sonyeo Mix 1, 6.5 Seulpeun Sonyeo Project
  • Theme (Fan Requests): Pop Punk + K-Pop

Shoreline

  • Date: June 8, 2020
  • Working titles: 6.8.20 Fan Sounds-Shoreline (Ableton), Edit: 6.8.20 Shoreline PT Session (Pro Tools), 6.8.20 Shoreline Mix 2
  • Theme: Freestyle with five Sounds.com loop requested by fans.

License To Waltz

  • Date: June 11, 2020
  • Working titles: 6.11 Licenze to Waltz, 6.11 License to Waltz Mix 1
  • Theme (Fan Requests): Tchaikovsky's Flower Waltz + Beastie Boys + Reggaeton + ASMR (Wildcard)

6.9 Billie Bossa Nova Dog

  • Date: June 9, 2020
  • Theme (Fan Requests): Brazilian Bossa Nova + Billie Eilish/Finneas + Sounds of Mike's dog (Wildcard)

Transitions

  • Date: June 12, 2020
  • Working title: 6.12.20Transitions
  • Theme: Freestyle

Sidechain Gang

  • Date: June 16, 2020
  • Working title: 6.15
  • Theme: Freestyle with Sounds.com loops requested by fans.

6.18 LPFM Sounds Track

  • Date: June 18, 2020
  • Theme (Fan Requests): Sounds from Linkin Park and Fort Minor (requested by markyd15) + Nobody Can Save Me/Battle Symphony (requested by PeppePark)

Drive Thru Lunch Time

  • Date: June 19, 2020
  • Working title: 6.19 freestyle friday, 6.19 Drive Thru Lunch Time Project
  • Theme: Freestyle

Cattle Symphony

  • Date: June 22, 2020
  • Working titles: 6.22 Drama in the Toy Shop, Goodbye Cow
  • Notes: The title was suggested by a fan during an Animal Crossing stream on June 19.

6.23 90s eurodance

  • Date: June 23, 2020
  • Working titles: 6.23 90s eurodance, 6.23 90s eurodance Project
  • Theme (Fan Requests): 90's Eurodance + Steve Aoki/Martin Garrix + Muse

Overcast

  • Date: June 25, 2020
  • Working title: 6.25 Overcast
  • Notes: Before starting the jam Mike did a short breakdown of his "I Drive Me Mad" remix, originally by renforshort.

6.29 on the go

  • Date: June 29, 2020
  • Theme: Freestyle

7.1 RHCP Prince Wombat

  • Date: July 1, 2020
  • Working titles: 7.1 RHCP Prince Wombat, 7.1 RHCP Prince Wombat Project
  • Theme (Fan Requests): Red Hot Chili Peppers (requested by g_gonncalves) + Prince + Wombat's sound

Dream Fragment

  • Date: July 3, 2020
  • Working title: 7.3 Dream Fragment
  • Theme: Freestyle

7.6 Robot Yodel

  • Date: July 6, 2020
  • Theme (Fan Requests): Country + Folk Alternative Rock + Bavarian Yodeling (requested by HangoutDelightShow) + two Sounds.com loops

7.7 PT Jammy

  • Date: July 7, 2020
  • Theme: Freestyle improvisation without any beat
  • Notes: Mike decided to do a quick song in a more improvised way, without going back to edit the already recorded parts. For the first time there was no beat in the track. One of the pending requests was actually a track without beat or drums and Mike mentioned it on the July 14 stream, saying that he indirectly fulfilled that request but that he could do another one in the future.

7.9 dance rock church 808

  • Date: July 8, 2020
  • Working titles: 7.9 dance rock church 808, 7.9 dance rock church 808 booty down remix Project
  • Theme (Fan Requests): Dance Pop/Rock in the style of New Divide and Burn It Down (requested by iLambros) + Church Music (requested by cumikkkk) + Pacific 98 by 808 State (requested by IdkRiah)
  • Notes: At the end Mike added some vocal samples from Booty Down just for fun, later joking about the fact that he created a remix of it. It was the first time he incorporated sounds from previous jams.

7.10 release day

  • Date: July 10, 2020
  • Working titles: 7.10 release day, 7.10 release day Project
  • Theme: Freeystle with two Sounds.com loops requested by fans
  • Notes: Listening party for the release of Dropped Frames, Vol. 1. Mike premiered the video of Open Door, talked about some tracks from the album and started a new jam. He rapped parts of Bleed It Out, Wretches And Kings and Skin To Bone (Nick Catchdubs Remix) over it.

7.13 Vibe Train

  • Date: July 13, 2020
  • Theme: Freestyle

Pinata Razzle Dazzle

  • Date: July 14, 2020
  • Working title: Pinata Razzle Dazzle, Pinata Razzle Dazzle Project
  • Theme (Fan Requests): Frank Sinatra (requested by Anna Shinoda) + Happy Birthday + Hozier (requested by m_davidc4)
  • Notes: A fan asked that Mike's wife Anna had to choose a theme and she picked, as she calls it, "old lady music", basically something in the style of Nat King Cole, The Quincy Jones Big Band and Frank Sinatra. Mike later invited her in the studio to let her listen to the final result.

7.16 Pokemon Korn Classical

  • Date: July 16, 2020
  • Working title: 7.16 Pokemon Korn Classical, 7.16 Pokemon Korn Classical Project
  • Theme (Fan Requests): Pokémon Sword And Shield (requested by heycupcake) + Classical Piano (requested by Flowerpowerclaudi) + Korn (requested by Katekakao)

7.17 Dilla Blade Runner Japanese

  • Date: July 17, 2020
  • Theme (Fan Requests): J Dilla/Nujabes (requested by ninjah1944) + Nujabes (requested by itchiiboi) + Blade Runner by Vangelis (requested by AbyssBezdna) + Japanese instruments (requested by Horrorshow1x) only using Garage Band
  • Notes: After he picked all the music requests he decided to add the suggestion from another fan, who previously requested a low budget track created with not professional apps or softwares. He choose Garage Band and let fans decide, with two Twitch polls, if he could use at least the microphone and his own samples. Polls results allowed him to use the microphone but not his samples, so he just used samples and loops from Garage Band and recorded some percussion sounds with the microphone.

7.21 skrrt skrrt

  • Date: July 21, 2020
  • Theme (Fan Requests): I Want To Break Free by Queen (requested by nadiaou) + Salsa/Latin (requested by dsmooth6) + Disney vibes, Frozen/Moana (requested by Janea_Nicole) + Migos ad-libs (requested by boxingout1)
  • Notes: Made on Garage Band. Mike rapped parts of Welcome and Bleed It Out over the jam.

7.23 Snape Industrial Hu Cinematic

  • Date: July 23, 2020
  • Theme (Fan Requests): A theme for Severus Snape (requested by alinelpfan) + Goth Rock (requested by trinityl04) + Game Of Thrones (requested by satman88) + Mongolian Metal (requested by jadelp) + Any time signature except 4/4 (requested by danielpsoad09)
  • Notes: Made on Garage Band. Mike started the song in 5/4 but he didn't like how the chorus sounded. He tried in 3/4, but ultimately decided to change it to 4/4, despite one of the request was using any time signature except that.

7.24 Bowl Of Destiny

  • Date: July 24, 2020
  • Working title: 7.24 Single Sound Songs
  • Theme: Freestyle using only a sound
  • Notes: On the July 22 Animal Crossing stream a fan suggested to create a track using only a sound. Mike accepted and created four different short jams, using a different sound for each one of them. The sound of the first jam was an 808 sample used in Good Goodbye. Later Mike decided to use the sounds he created to create a full track and also created a sound sampling his voice, using it in the song, that he decided to call "Bowl Of Destiny".

7.27 Tool Prodigy Anime

  • Date: July 27, 2020
  • Theme (Fan Requests): Tool (requested by Nikitalang) + The Prodigy (requested by SelaineVanGrothesque) + Anime Battle
  • Notes: Mike started the stream with the intention of doing a freestyle track, but he decided to do a poll and let fan choose between the already mashed requests Tool/Prodigy/Anime and Owl City/Madonna/J-Pop. Tool/Prodigy/Anime won the poll and the other mashup was picked for the next day. Did live scratches for the first time, using Joe's "Tasty Gas Station Breaks From The Orient" vinyl. He teased the new Dropped Frames release putting in his desktop three folders saying "DROPPED FRAMES / VOLUME 2 / COMING THIS WEEK".

7.28.20 J Pop Owl City Madonna

  • Date: July 28, 2020
  • Theme (Fan Requests): Owl City + Madonna + J-Pop
  • Notes: The day before Mike did a poll letting fans choosing between this mashup and the Tool/Prodigy/Anime one that won and became the theme or the July 27 stream, so he did the Owl City/Madonna/J-Pop on July 28. He started the stream slowly showing the cover artwork for Dropped Frames, Vol. 2, waiting to have at least 1500 viewers before sharing the image. He created a funny vocal track using Vocaloid and asking to fans for suggestions. Ultimately he confirmed the release of Dropped Frames, Vol. 2 on July 31 with other three folders in his desktop, saying "GET / EXCITED / FRIDAY".

7.30.20 Bhangra Boom Bap Zeppelin

  • Date: July 30, 2020
  • Theme (Fan Requests): Bhangra Music (requested by Kren_v) + Classic rock in the style of Led Zeppelin and Aerosmith (requested by michele_444_) + Acoustic Boom Bap Hip Hop (requested by imrenemeth)

7.31 Trail Mix

  • Date: July 30/31, 2020
  • Working title: 7.31 Bhangra Zeppelin Boom Bap 2
  • Theme: Beastie Boys track sampling previous stream with additional three Sounds.com loops requested by fans
  • Notes: Mike sampled the Bhangra/Led Zeppelin/Boom Bap jam from the previous day doing some scratches to create a new track in the style of the Beastie Boys. After he created a beat with the 808 sounds, he did a poll asking the fans if he had to continue with that style or not, and he did. The jam took different directions and Mike joked about the variety of sounds, so he decided to rename it "Trail Mix" as suggested in the chat by the fans, a nod to Mike often eating trail mix during the streams.

8.4 Secret Agent UFO Hunter TV Theme

  • Date: August 3/4, 2020
  • Working title: 8.3 quick beats
  • Theme (Fan Requests): James Bond (requested by hrmengilda) + X-Files vibes (requested by pathrycja) + TV Series Theme Song (requested by thefemalsteetsoldier) + two Sounds.com loops requested by fans
  • Notes: On August 3 the stream was mostly about adding the new requests, so Mike did a quick freestyle jam before the end, using two Sounds.com loops in the track. He choose the James Bond/X-Files/TV Series mashup for the next day, deciding to start from the jam he did that day.

8.7 Pool Party

  • Date: August 7, 2020
  • Theme: Freestyle

8.10 Freestyle

  • Date: August 10, 2020
  • Theme: Freestyle

Pending fan requests:

  • Aggressive video-game music (requested by purplemangu?)
  • Percussion only (requested by claudylp)
  • The Strokes (requested by Kylo_Revan)
  • A song inspired by Megalovania from Undertale (requested by aineko2010)
  • Dinosaur Jr. (requested by hnacko?)
  • Synthwave in the style of the album RR7349 by Survive (requested by FracturedEclipse)
  • Death Rides A Horse by Ennio Morricone (requested by soleil444tn)
  • Bachata (requested by avid_leia)
  • Totoro from Studio Ghibli (requested by yokiiyok_)
  • Mor Lam music (requested by darrentr?)
  • Contemporary Broadway Music (requested by jackyesjules?)
  • The Lonely Shepherd by Gheorghe Zamfir (requested by Florina84)
  • Brass Devil by Parov Stelar, Electro Swing (requested by phoenix_logix)
  • Subcarpați
  • Folklore Hip Hop and Lo-Fi (requested by jess2?)
  • Freestyle (requested by Coizu)
  • Space Rock in the style of Angels & Airwaves (requested by reformed1262)
  • NieR: Automata Soundtrack (requested by calumk?)
  • Japanese 80's City Pop (requested by majorivan88)
  • Motown (requested by EdArrowz)
  • Robert Johnson/Delta Blues (requested by Maria4LP)
  • In The End by Linkin Park (requested by iLambros)
  • Christmas Music (requested by Pheebje)
  • Prog Rock in the style of Polyphia and Periphery (requested by kromimilk?)
  • Assassin's Creed (requested by florybandasila)
  • Dorian Mode (requested by debbie_lp)
  • Incubus (requested by shadman1982?)
  • Gorillaz (requested by altdisneymama)
  • Second Opening from Death Note (requested by mcell?)
  • Hamilton Musical (requested by mariahasman?)
  • Meteora, but push its bundaries (requested by dsmooth6)
  • Earth, Wind & Fire (requested by musickeepsmesane?)
  • Drums Wildcard (requested by ImKarenNotAKaren)
  • Mauritian Ravanne (requested by yaas_o)
  • Rhapsody In Blue by George Gershwin (requested by blackhat8?)
  • Evanescence (requested by righttowns? and LPEVHybrid)
  • Hungarian Folk (requested by controlnoda?)
  • It's Goin' Down by X-Ecutioners (requested by hinick33?)
  • Lord Of The Rings (requested by joan_1020)
  • Animal Crossing Soundtrack (requested by maylovesmusic)

Releases

On March 18th, Mike released the first CoronaJam along with "Open Door" demo, instrumental and stems, via the Community app through WeTransfer links, shared on his socials.

On April 2nd, Mike sent an e-mail to the LP Underground with his "Hybrid Theory" style CoronaJam attached. The message read, "Hey everyone, While I’m staying home and self-quarantining, I’ve been doing live music-making sessions. I generally start from scratch and build something over the course of about an hour in my studio. Fans can watch in real-time whenever I go live, or you can watch the clips later after they’ve been posted. Today I felt like making a Hybrid Theory / Meteora-inspired instrumental demo, and I wanted to give the final product to you in the LPU. Enjoy the music! -m"

On May 5th, Mike said he is going to release the CoronaJams on streaming services soon, but he has to go back and clean some of them up first.

On May 15th, Mike started drawing the album cover, putting a lot of references and inside jokes regarding the songs. He continued to work on the cover off-screen, saying that he didn't want to spoil the final result. He confirmed the release will be all instrumentals and he asked fans which CoronaJams should make the album.

On the May 28th stream, Mike gave an update about the status of the jams saying, "I am working on mixing and putting out some of these instrumentals from the live streams. It's been kind of going back and forth. I just want to set it up right so I can regularly put them out to you guys. There's like a lag time... I have to make them presentable and we have to deliver them, and then we can put them out. I'm trying to take that time and crunch it as fast we can do it. It's starting to look like around a month, or less... three weeks-ish to a month, maybe shorter. But we'll see how that works out. It's going well, you're going to hear Open Door, like a final version of that, you're going to hear some songs from the streams. And if in the first batch you don't hear one that you really love or whatever, it's gonna come later. I may not put them all out, 'cause they aren't all awesome, but I do want to put out the jams that have been created here on the streams. I'll put them out so you can listen to them on Spotify and Apple and all of that. You can make TikToks to them, or put into them in your Instagram. All that stuff, it'll be in the system. So there's that."

In early June, he said that he stopped calling them CoronaJams, saying that he intended to keep releasing them after the coronavirus period eventually comes to an end. He did not give a new name for what he is calling them, so we will wait for the first official release before we rename the jams.[3]

On June 10th he confirmed to have delivered the final master for the "first volume", saying, the next day, that he won't reveal how many tracks (and which ones) will be released. He said, "I'm not going to tell you which ones either. This is part of the artistic decisions that have to be made, this is what makes me happy is choosing the right ones and transitioning them and making a mix from one to the next, making a presentation out of it. You've gotta leave some of it to me. I'm not going to tell you which ones." He also did a poll asking the fans to pick one song to be released first on the second volume. The options were "Party Meow" (from the May 18th stream) and "Waltz" (from the June 11th stream).[4][5][6]

Mike released the first collection of CoronaJams on July 10th, with Dropped Frames, Vol. 1. He stated that he had already turned in volume 2 before volume 1 was even released, and was currently working on volume 3.

Track Listing

Free Downloads

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1 CoronaVirus Jam 3.18.20 M Shinoda Shinoda Mike 5:06
2 HT Corona Jam 4.1.20 Shinoda 2:53

Art and Video Game Live Streams

Art Streams

  • April 21, 2020 (Mega Man style)
  • May 5, 2020 (Fortnite style by fan request)
  • May 15, 2020 (Cover for Dropped Frames, Vol. 1)
  • May 28, 2020 (fan requests)
  • June 4, 2020 (fan requests)
  • June 10, 2020 (fan requests)
  • June 26, 2020 (Videochat with renforshort + fan requests)
  • June 17, 2020 (fan requests)
  • July 2, 2020 (Twitch emotes)
  • July 8, 2020 (Swapping art with Dave Greco!)
  • July 22, 2020 (fan requests)
  • July 29, 2020 (Dropped Frames, Vol. 1 Pictionary Tracklist Reveal + fan requests)
  • August 5, 2020 (Twitch emotes)

Game Streams

Pending Animal Crossing's visits:

  • rmj93
  • whosmurry
  • Katiedont
  • Magiqal_815
  • sissoiae?
  • nele_____
  • findschris
  • shinizlexchaz
  • aj_arianejean
  • lpsoldierforever
  • drgl1011
  • DemetriPhoto
  • daniel0317?
  • diekleinefrauhelmut
  • MadeleineVS
  • darthsontin

Personnel

  • Mike Shinoda

Gallery

Trivia

External Links