|Song by Mike Shinoda from the album Dropped Frames, Vol. 1|
|Working title||4.28 Revisited|
|Released||July 10, 2020|
|Label||Kenji Kobayashi Productions|
"Doodle Buzz" is the sixth track on the "Dropped Frames, Vol. 1" instrumental release by Mike Shinoda.
"Doodle Buzz" is a song by Mike Shinoda made during the 2020 global COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
"Doodle Buzz" was a track made by Mike on April 28, 2020 under the working title "4.28 Revisited." This CoronaJam was made from recycled parts from the previous day's track on April 27 when Mike attempted to make a Panic! At The Disco-style jam. He made decent progress on that jam, but gave up and said that the track was a failure. Mike said, "Alright, I'm officially with this one. I give up. It has bested me, it has gotten the best of me... this track... not feeling it." At the very end of that session, "Booty Down" was created for fun.
When creating "Doodle Buzz", Mike changed the chords a lot from the "4.27 Pop Alt" jam and re-used them as a starting point for the new demo.
He said, "Alright, today is not going to be Panic! At The Disco part two. I'm going to work from those chords and mess around with those. So I liked those chords, these chords. I brought them back in, I don't think we're at the same tempo, but I brought them back and I put the "wow" filter on it and messed around with the parameters a little bit. You can play with all of the parameters but these guys are kind of cool. I'm just going to mess with that for a little bit. A little spazzy but we're going to go from there. And I also loaded up some drum bits."
Twenty minutes into his jam, Mike showed fans a plugin and said, "This plugin is called Futz Box. So what's interesting about it is it's made to imitate the sound coming out of different things. So this is coming out of an awesome cellphone. This would be like if you put it in a garbage can, and this is if you put it in a glass cup or a glass jar or like a car radio. It changes the shape of it which is kind of cool."
At the end of the session, Mike proclaimed, "Vibing the fuck out today, guys! These drums are not good enough, but we're going to roll with it." Once he finished editing the drums, the jam was close to completion. He said, "Are you guys tripping out right now? You should be, you should be."
Mike held a listening party on Twitch for "Dropped Frames, Vol. 1" on July 10, 2020, the day of the album's release. About "Doodle Buzz", he said, "This one was funny because it came together and at the very end I played a thing that sounded like the game Doodle Jump. It has a vibe from Doodle Jump here at the end, but not the beginning. The beginning sounds like it could be from A Thousand Suns or something. One cool thing about the production on this track that I remember is that the drums have a slap delay flanger thing on them. And it really, as the beat goes, you can really hear it. That sound, I was inspired by the first track off of Kendrick Llamar's, I didn't say this in the chat but I love that sound because that's what they did to the snare in the second track off of Kendrick's Good Kid, M.A.A.D City. Yeah, it's like a super flangy snare and I love the sound of that on this. This is a reversed guitar solo. I played it, then reversed the whole thing, like a minute and a half of guitar. And put this happy keyboard over the top of it. I wish we could put a visualizer, like a psychedelic screen saver to this Doodle Jump part. Imagine the little Doodle Jump as Bono from U2 singing over this. I love this transition."
The end of "Doodle Buzz" segues into the next song on Dropped Frames, Vol. 1, "Channeling Pt. 1."
Note: Only the date of the very first release of each version is listed.
|Doodle Buzz||Dropped Frames, Vol. 1||3:50||2020||July 10, 2020|
- Mike Shinoda
- YouTube: Mike Shinoda Today: fan request, an alt-pop track, in the style of Panic At The Disco pt 2, April 27, 2020
- YouTube: Mike Shinoda Today: Doodle Jump Beat, April 28, 2020
- Twitch: Mike Shinoda - Dropped Frames is out!", July 10, 2020