LINKIN PARK FEATURING YOU MySpace finalists and video

July 31, 2010
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The 20 finalists are:

NoBraiN
DJ EnDorphin
Cale Pellick
Ill Audio
Digitalomat
The Organization
Indy Sagoo
The Red Elephant
Transitbot
katsu
David Bonk
Sean A.
Transient Way
Graham F.
Corky G.
Keaton Hashimoto
Rather Red
FreQontrol
Japanese Robots
Alex McMillan

mike

94 Comments

  1. rabbitka on August 14, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    Where can I find the version that appears @ 0:30 in the vid – the one that “starts kinda predictable”?

  2. dicarloproductions on August 5, 2010 at 5:22 am

    THE CATALYST_LIVE ARRANGEMENT PREVIEW

  3. iamthecatalyst on August 4, 2010 at 2:22 am

    firstly:
    totally loving the new single. its so different to what you did before and for that reason, i love it. its great to see and hear that a band that is known for the dreaded “nu-metal” moniker can expand into a brand new genre that can only be explained as LinkinPark. can’t wait to hear the whole disc in september!

    secondly:
    the great remix competition you ran. is there any way of getting the stem files for some of the tracks on minutes to midnight because i was thinking that a “reanimation” version of that album would be totally awesome! i was wondering of there was anyway that i could get the “in between” stems so that i could do my own remix of that track?

    Cheers

  4. yatesypr2 on August 3, 2010 at 5:57 am

    which one is at 0:28 it sounds so cool!

  5. linkinparkette on August 2, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    aw that is so cool.. that made that guy’s day ^.^ cool mix

  6. pinkmarta182 on August 2, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    Poland yeah!:)I love the remix!

  7. lpusoldier5423 on August 2, 2010 at 11:24 am

    I like yours guys choice

  8. ellzworth on August 2, 2010 at 11:17 am

    Glad to see Alex McMillan’s name on the finalist list. That dude seriously rocked it. Congrats to all who have taken the time to enter their work in.

  9. xefuzion on August 2, 2010 at 10:54 am

    The real winner is Techno Viking

  10. tnti on August 2, 2010 at 7:31 am

    i think the version of SV is the best !!

  11. pallavbaruah on August 2, 2010 at 5:10 am

    Just got the original single…. nice and different!! but became predictable on the first hearing.thanks to the stems.. anyways CONGRATSSSSSS (NO BRAINS)… i made a mix too, but my country lacked eligibility for the contest, so.. anyways if u can do check out my mix and your comment will be an honor. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaGUUk9tmSA

  12. zzaacc on August 1, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    @svstels i LOVE your mix. ur right, it should be top 20…in my opinion

  13. bnur on August 1, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    nobrain congrulations.you are the luckiest guy ive ever seen:)

  14. madna29 on August 1, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    Congratulations to you, Chez.. You’re WOW!

  15. madmax62 on August 1, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    Hey Mike,
    Just wanted to say thanks for the chance to create some music for you guys. I am a little puzzled though. Your comments during the video made me think you picked NoBrain because it sounded like what you had done for this release, yet why create a remix contest to get different takes on your song, and then pick one that sounds like what you’ve already done? I interpreted the lyrics and came up with a cool concept song(JFK 1962 Cuban missile crisis speech) that could have been turned into a monster with your help. I think it would have been great for the troops overseas as well. I guess we will never know huh….
    http://www.indabamusic.com/submissions/show/23442

  16. jaychou123 on August 1, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    mike what time will kroq be Airing The Catalyst?

  17. svstels on August 1, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    I wonder why I am not in this list😀

  18. katt888 on August 1, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    I love Poenix’s T-Shirt!(МОСКВА)!!!MOSCOW forever!!!

  19. relativedegree on August 1, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    Chester is dead sure on his decision and i too agree…it’s supposed to be a remix not a song.

    LP ROCKS..!!!

  20. dicarloproductions on August 1, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    Ok, first off congrats to NoBraIN.
    His mix was far from being the best in the contest, but if that´s what you guy´s wanted, so be it. I would hope that you will have him make some adjustments, as the vocals are badly out of sync with the music. That´s something I noticed immediately. Congrats to the Top 20 Finalists. But several didn´t abide by the rules. For instance this rule;
    The Submission must meet the following content restrictions:
    * Personal Assets must NOT include use of lyrics or singing; vocal enhancements, if any, must be strictly limited to sound effects (i.e., beat box); Some of the Top 20 Finalists added their own vocals, and harmonies.
    What´s up with that?

  21. dianalpfan on August 1, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    CONGRATZ TO NobraIN!!
    Waiting for A Thousand Suns,hope it won’t dissapoint us, ’cause i like u guys but first of all i like your music and if it begin to sound just like pop-music or club that will be suck =\ Linkin Park have unique sound n everyone can distinguish your sound from another bands,i hope it will continue after A Thousand Suns.

    Sorry for my english,hope u will read my comment n understand what i mean.

    Thank you,good luck!!🙂

  22. thegluelpfan on August 1, 2010 at 10:41 am

    I knew Alex would be one of the finalists🙂 Congrats to Chex again,he really did a great job.You can definitely tell that he knows what he’s doing…my remix sounded…not very good😀 It’d be great if you could actually use the other finalists remixes for something.

  23. synthgod808 on August 1, 2010 at 10:28 am

    congrats to the winner. i would appreciate some feedback
    http://www.indabamusic.com/submissions/show/23805

  24. venly on August 1, 2010 at 8:59 am

    So since the winner is from Poland, can we count on you at least considering playing in our country? We love you here so much…🙂

  25. cincybmxlpfreak on August 1, 2010 at 8:47 am

    Cool. Congrats guys! It’s cool that the guy was so stoked about it.

  26. rotten81 on August 1, 2010 at 8:31 am

    Actually, this album is gonna kick ass: http://www.musiquemag.com/news-linkin-park-the-catalyst-en-ecoute-3117.htm the original version of the catalyst!

  27. freqontrol on August 1, 2010 at 8:10 am

    YAY FREQONTROL!!!! Thanks so much for picking us as a finalist!!! we are very excited! check out our myspace if you love LP http://www.myspace.com/freqontrol

  28. silversurferband on August 1, 2010 at 8:03 am

  29. boger7lp on August 1, 2010 at 7:51 am

    I think not change if not looking to make something new which I think is good but should not forget their origins and not set aside the basic tools and synthesize music so much that it would be very plastic and fall into a “genre” that is already
    Although the elctric rock is hot right now would not be new to some if not for the band
    as i hope the new album with gum

  30. luki9875 on August 1, 2010 at 7:50 am

    well done lads

  31. matthewdc7 on August 1, 2010 at 7:49 am

    Mike I hope to God you read these comments. I just watched the new MoH trailer with the full version of “The Catalyst”. Please tell me that is not REALLY the full version of the song.

    Since when did LP want to sound like techno? More importantly, when did you become a bit part in LP? I seem to remember a day when there WAS no Linkin Park without Mike Shinoda. Now it seems like they don’t even want you in the songs.

    Stop letting Chester and Rick Rubin control the band and get back to what made you guys popular. Hard crunching guitar, excellent mixing, and the best rapper alive (aside from maybe Vinnie Paz, sorry but the man is a genius).

    LP isn’t the same Mike.

  32. pkleck on August 1, 2010 at 7:48 am

    Even though it was just a video of you guys picking a winner, it was still a really cool video, the kind of behind-the-scenes stuff that I love to see. Thanks for the vid! Hope to see more like it! I wasn’t crazy about the remix, but he seems like a great guy. Congrats to him! Looking forward to ATS!

  33. betty108 on August 1, 2010 at 6:22 am

    “The Catalyst” is pretty cool, I like when it drops to true “Lift Me Up” part.
    I know we haven’t even heard the complete version of The Catalyst, but when is the second single coming out? Juusttt kiddingggg.

    Seriously, I like The Catalyst a lot. It’s definitely unique, and it’s pretty catchy. I’m anxious to see the music video.

  34. theaudiopirates on August 1, 2010 at 3:44 am

    People pls listen to our mix, we would appreciate your feedback about our work!!!

  35. alexlp2k8 on August 1, 2010 at 3:42 am

    Even if I’m not happy with the band’s decision of changing their genre/style from nu-metal to experimental, I MUST admit that I love The Catalyst. I love the way you combined all the instruments in a perfect creative harmony, you made me feel the rythm and melody of the song ,and the genre, even if it’s electro-rock / industrial-rock you made it feel like a brand new genre. I wasn’t too happy with MTM, but I will love it if all the songs will be as good and as creative as The Catalyst.
    I still wish the band would give the fans one last “hybrid theoryzed nu-metal song”, trough LPU or even as separate single.
    -700 char limit-

    -Sorry for the bad grammar, english is not my first lang.

  36. theyactuallymakemylifebetter on August 1, 2010 at 3:26 am

    I think you made a great choice, congrats to NoBrain. I love that version, it’s very cool and NoBrain changed the parts and it was awesome. This have… power lol…
    I heard a version started with a piano, but this one is better (actually NoBrain’s version makes me remember a little of David Guetta xP). Tomorrow is a big day for LP world, we all wanna hear ‘The Catalyst’, this album represent your work of the last years. I think it will surprise us.😉

  37. zzaacc on August 1, 2010 at 3:25 am

    no idea if u know this or not mike but theres a vid of the full song on youtube…dnt know if this was intentional or not but i thought it would be good to let u know the only way i could incase its not meant to be there

  38. zahralp on August 1, 2010 at 3:17 am

    omg omg no nrain was sooo happy !! i loved every second of that video!!!
    9 hours ahead …..hahaa X)

    soo happy 4 him

  39. Aditya_the_warrior_within on August 1, 2010 at 3:15 am

    nice! congratulations to the winners!
    also wishing everyone a very happy friendship day!
    love from India

  40. kingfatrick on August 1, 2010 at 3:14 am

    this medal of honor version is 3 minutes. the real track is 5 minutes, or not?

  41. sammy708 on August 1, 2010 at 3:13 am

    @scapegoat05

    I totally agree with you.

  42. shinoda77 on August 1, 2010 at 2:37 am

    Mike, I’ve just listened to The Catalyst and it’s awesome! You guys are awesome!

  43. lycon17 on August 1, 2010 at 2:36 am

    Its finally here !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  44. linkinparkclub1 on August 1, 2010 at 2:24 am

  45. scapegoat05 on August 1, 2010 at 1:45 am

    So, i heard the full version of “The Catalyst” on the MoH trailer, and i have to say… F*** THE NAY SAYERS!!! lol Dude, it’s awesome. Granted, it’s extremely different but it’s very very good. I’m tired of these people who keep saying “i want the old LP back”. Yeah, the old LP was amazing. But so is the new stuff. Unlike most bands, you guys don’t stay stuck in the ways of the past. You move on and do something totally new and it has worked out incredibly. Can’t wait to hear the whole CD, i have a feeling it’s not gonna leave my CD player for months. Again, great job with The Catalyst, keep up the good work and i hope to get the chance to see you guys live once again.

  46. spraypaintninkpens on August 1, 2010 at 1:23 am

    What is with The Catalyst? Can you explain to us why you’re using the filter effect on your voice? After waiting this long for the album the first single contains a techno like dance beat with repetitive lyrics and auto-tune like effects?
    I can’t explain in words how disappointing this is.

  47. bahrinb on August 1, 2010 at 12:57 am

    Hello Mike ,i am hearing now catalyst full version,sorry but i dont like it,you did juste outro good ,

  48. vitaminsilence on July 31, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    Mike, or anyone reading this from Linkin Park and as well as management, I’m just asking for a simple request. Hopefully you find this to be a really good idea, but I’m requesting that Linkin Park could please have a collaboration with Avenged Sevenfold. If it’s too much to ask, can you at least just make one song if a CD is too much. Thank you so much for your time.

    -VS

  49. lpmaria on July 31, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    coooool!=)=)=)=)its goood;)

  50. nillp on July 31, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    is really unique what the winner must be feeling! only you guys to do something THIS special for a fan..
    can’t wait to listen to the catalyst.. i’m increasingly excited!
    the ‘free download’ you made available on the site, only made the fans waaaaaay more excited waiting for a thousand suns.. thank you once again.❤
    btw, the pre-sale price of the site can be divided?
    xoxo, nil .

  51. lycon17 on July 31, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    @Indy Sagoo
    Hey, are you punjabi??? Noticed your surname

  52. alekstar on July 31, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    pizdec rebyata

  53. mrmmusictech on July 31, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    AWESOME!!! WELL this is also good! put it on the asian b-side disc or wadeva.

  54. Karlyn on July 31, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    Nice one from Nobrain! (:

  55. gaganlp on July 31, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    awesome congrats to all

  56. vishalhd on July 31, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    I also thought Alex was going to win :S damn. PWNED😛 Anywayz congratz to the top 20, ^_^ no way mine could’ve been on the list😛

  57. soxgurl46 on July 31, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    Well, first of, yeah, congrats Chex, great job. Even if i were old enough to participate i dont think i could even hav made the top 20. But anyway, im sorta confused- if anyone wants to explain. I listened to the remix on indaba, and them i listened to the previews, and the trailer for medal of honor, and they were different. So i guess my question is, when they selected a winner, did they just take exactly what Chex made? or alter it a little bit? and will the version used on the medal of honor trailer (if it is different) still b used for that game, or will Chex’s version replace it?

  58. riyah09 on July 31, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    CONGRATZ to NoBrain!! U guys are awesome!!

  59. blakebeats on July 31, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    grats to you. I still think Xefuzion should have won though. He wasn’t even in top 20! what? that is not possible. Anways, still grats to NoBrain

  60. ammya on July 31, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    Alex goooo to the victoryy, him is the best!!!!! GO ALEX I SUPPORT YOUUU!!!😉

  61. evooba on July 31, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    Cheslaw totally deserved the first place! I liked his remix so much😀 And it makes me even happier the fact that an international fan won cause most of the times even if a competition is open to international fans, someone from the US always wins. Anyways, the video is amazing! I would have died in front of the camera if I saw there right in my yes so suddenly LOL

  62. lplovei on July 31, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    That’s great it’s awesome that he gets a chance to record with you guys. Other pop idiots wouldn’t even have considered putting a fan on their album. You guys choose awesome remix’s and I’m sure it was tough picking a winner cuz they were all cool. Congrats Chex!!

  63. lizzicloverman on July 31, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    i’m not even in the top 20? ok now i’m REALLY pissed.

  64. slowlearner32 on July 31, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    Hehehe,I’m a spearhead of LP soldier on youtube!

  65. lode1989 on July 31, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    Alex McMillan is still my favorit one. But actually, the real oner has a good remix… Alex MCMilan doesn’t have a good remix if you hear the orignial song.. He actually did a remake.

  66. hybridchild0o on July 31, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    Incredible. That guy seemed like the nicest guy ever.🙂 Mike, that was awesome of you to personally tell him. But I digress…

    To all of you who keep seeking the old and outdated genre of nu-metal that linkin park was once associated with, STOP! I have been an avid fan since the beginning and have grown into an adult listening to them. Their music has evolved and sounds FANTASTIC! Its edgy and experimental and theres really no need for a label. How much faith do I have in ATS 100%

  67. EpicLinkinPark on July 31, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    Congrats Chex!! You did an awesome job! Loved the remix. :]
    This was such a epic contest Mike!
    Thank you guys for making this contest possible and letting us have a chance to be apart of the album. This was super cool and very generous of you guys. I can’t wait for A Thousand Suns, Hope all is well. Take Care Mike.
    Best Wishes,
    Kate

  68. jthebro on July 31, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    Grats to the winner. A lot of you people said that Alex McMillan was going to win. I don’t understand why you people say that, his remix wasn’t even that great. I mean, it was okay, but no where near as good as other remixes.

  69. Hell_enia on July 31, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    congratz for ur winner. i hope u’ll let him leave the dream at least for a while.

    Kisses from GREECE !!! WE WANT U HERE!!!!!!🙂

  70. linkinparkforever275 on July 31, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    this video is sooo fantastic!! Congratulation NOBRAIN🙂 Your remix is awesome! Best i heard so far!!

  71. robinadamsuk on July 31, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    I thought NoBraiNs remix was really interesting, very excited for the new album!!
    Seems like a really nice guy🙂
    Some of those Club remixes sounded pretty cool too!

    I didn’t get a chance to submit my attempt, was on holiday😦

    I went for that classic style Linkin Park rock remix, even though the contest is over wouldn’t mind knowing what you guys think🙂

    *long shot* Maybe Mike will listen🙂

    Cheers and congrats to everyone in the top 20 and especially NoBraiN!

    Robin

  72. thaguy16 on July 31, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    hmm only heard a few out of yur list.
    still dont like this dudes mix
    and apparently if, as you said, his mix sounds like the album, then damnit.. i think i just wasted 40 bux ordering this album
    i know il get shiit from people but damn. wish the old lp were back

  73. fenix2exe on July 31, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    well deserve to NoBrain remix it’s was really unexpected but it was awesome i like!!! also to the other 19 guys because well deserve i listen to some of them and they was really cool!!!
    LPrulez

  74. oanafiona on July 31, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdAbpLooDgM&feature=popt00us01 somebody say s that “there is a rapist in linkin park!!!!! funny!i hope mike is seeing this!
    And congratulations to NOBRAIN and the others!

  75. liasey on July 31, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    A fascinating video as every one from LP!:). The only thing I don’t like is the non-human voice in the beginning of the remix from NoBrain. I also enjoy the remix by zwieR.Z.

  76. harry288 on July 31, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    Actually, I am pretty glad this dude one. From the chat he seems like a great guy, and after a few listens to his mix it grew on me. I still wanted Alex to be part of your work though (I am a big Razor Red Noise fan), so I was happy when you said there might be more than one winner🙂.

  77. indysagoo on July 31, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    always nice seeing my name up there lol😀 To mike! Iv sent to the person who contacted me an instrumental version as well as another bounce with less mix compression as it broke up towards the end, nothing has been changed musically in the track so ask the guy for them! And also thank you for the feedback snippet in that myspace video, if you pause it at 19seconds it says “awesome acoustic guitar style”

    Cheers to you guys!

  78. theaudiopirates on July 31, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    I am disappointed that my favorite band has ceased to be such as it was before.
    This is not rock and I no longer see the old emotions and forces that have helped many people to live. If the new album will be made of computer bits and empty electronic sounds, I do not see any sense to buy it. I think you have ceased to communicate to people what they need right now….
    I hope I ever hear the LP as it was before…..

  79. evelka on July 31, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    Too bad that zwieR.Z.’s mix weren’t in final 20… But anyway, I love NoBraiN’s mix too! I’m proud to be Pole right now!🙂

  80. SmokingMonkey on July 31, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    9 Hours ahead lol thats classic…

    I am so made up for everyone who got to the final stage and will now have the opportunity to hear their music being used with LP.com

    Great work guys!

    Xenith aka Zendez on wordpress.

  81. tshilomba on July 31, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    First of all congratulations to the winner!
    This would never happen but might aswell ask, but Mike are you also going to do an top 10 of the best you heard on Mikeshinoda.com from those who aren’t allowed entering the contest. Now thinking about it, i guess that would be a time consuming job listening to all of them.

    Peace!

  82. alust86 on July 31, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    I love the mix by NoBraiN well done guys.. I dont think it would have been fair if the likes of alex won it cause people no him as the guy that does Lp covers all the time, and he has alot of support by the people who love his covers, so automatically people are going to pick him to be the favorite regardless if it was good or not.. but in sayin all that ive listened to the 20 finalists and they are all really good😉

  83. Alexandra Nofi on July 31, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    I said this on Twitter and I will say it again, I thought most of the people who fans voted into the top ten, should not have been there. The guy in first place did not sync the vocals to the instruments very well. A lot of the ones ya’ll picked are ones I haven’t heard, with the exception of Digitalomat and Keaton Hashimoto. Which is good, because it means that all of you took the time to listen to tons of submissions, and really put forward a great effort in finding a winner. Oh and to you Mike, when I first listened to Nobrain’s song, I had almost the exact same reaction you had in the video, to the intro. I can’t get over how great that intro is😀

  84. aninhalp on July 31, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    AMAZING!!! Linki Park for life!! #AThousandSuns😀

  85. pyttnl on July 31, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    Aw, no xefuzion? /sadpanda

  86. thomasbrablec on July 31, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    You have no idea how jealous I am.
    Linkin Park for life! This is great. I hope I get called by a celebrity one day. haha

  87. kathyxx on July 31, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    eh. i don’t agree entirely.

    some people were just on the top of the voting stack because they got there early, like Alex’s crappy mix. The top 10 couldn’t touch most people below 20th place. The voting system was like the worst design I’ve seen, ..making the submission period and voting period run at the same time😦

    I’m so glad you guys put in the effort to look though the submissions themselves and weigh them all out on your own. You worked hard to find the best song.

  88. frequentc on July 31, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    Damn … I’m not even sure where the nearest clock tower is … now I’m going to have to go drive around and crap

  89. xerotheory on July 31, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    Alot of people thought Alex McMillan was going to win; including me. What happened?

  90. gnaa93 on July 31, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    Awesome!

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