Passenger (Mike Shinoda Remix)

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"Passenger (Mike Shinoda Remix)"
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Song by Deftones from the album White Pony (20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)
Working title MS PASSENGER RMX
Recorded 2020
Released December 11, 2020
Length 4:47
Writer Maynard James Keenan, Abe Cunningham, Stephen Carpenter, Chino Moreno, Chi Cheng
Producer Mike Shinoda
Label Reprise Records

White Pony (20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) track listing
  1. Feiticeira
  2. Digital Bath
  3. Elite
  4. Rx Queen
  5. Street Carp
  6. Teenager
  7. Knife Prty
  8. Korea
  9. Passenger
  10. Change (In The House Of Flies)
  11. Pink Maggit
  12. Feiticeira (Clams Casino Remix)
  13. Digital Bath (DJ Shadow Remix)
  14. Elite (Blanck Mass Remix)
  15. Rx Queen (Salva Remix)
  16. Street Carp (Phantogram Remix)
  17. Teenager (Robert Smith Remix)
  18. Knife Prty (Purity Ring Remix)
  19. Korea (Trevor Jackson Remix)
  20. Passenger (Mike Shinoda Remix)
  21. Change (In The House Of Flies) [Tourist Remix]
  22. Pink Maggit (Squarepusher Remix)

"Passenger (Mike Shinoda Remix)" is the ninth track on Black Stallion by Deftones. This remix album is a bonus disc on the 20th anniversary edition of White Pony.


Mike Shinoda said "Passenger" has always been one of his favorite tracks from White Pony.[1]

During a Twitch stream on the release day Mike commented, "I had fun with it. Did it all in Ableton. I don't usually do stuff all the way through in Ableton. Except for Dropped Frames."

Talking to iJustine on his November 19, 2020 Twitch stream he explained why he didn't stream the process of the remix and praised the mix of the original song, "There was a copyright question and then the other thing was that I did it a month or two ago. The main thing was that I didn't want to give away that they were doing it, we couldn't give away that they were doing the remix album at that point, right? So, it needed to stay secret. So, I just did it off-screen and I sent it to them. I know all the guys a little bit, but I know Chino better than the other guys. He sent back very few notes and I handled those and it was done. For me it was an easy thing to do, super fun. I have never heard their multitracks before, and especially with a song like that. Passenger has Chino and Maynard kinda singing back and forth and I think a lot of it was improvised. Like, you hear weird stuff on the track in between when they're not singing, coughs and humming, like figuring out notes. Everything, raw tracks of everything. It's great, it's super cool. Sometimes the one approach to like recording a song is that you track each thing individually to have full control over the sound of that thing. For example you don't have any vocals, or guitar or bass in the drum mics. And you don't have any drums stuff in the guitar mics, and so on, so you record them separetely. They do a lot of recording together, so you can hear stuff in each others microphones and whatever, and it made me appreciate the light mixing of the track, because they make it sound so cool and so clean, even though it's kinda more tricky sometimes to mix, I find it hard, when you've got bleed in the other microphones."[2]

Music Video

Visuals for the remix were directed by Aaron Hymes and debuted at 12:12am EDT / 09:12pm PDT on Saturday, November 14th, 2020 during the Adult Swim Festival.[3]


Note: Only the date of the very first release of each version is listed.

Title Album Length Recorded Released Notes
Passenger (Mike Shinoda Remix) White Pony (20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) 4:47 2020 December 11, 2020




External Links

  1. Music Video: Adult Swim