Mike Shinoda Produces First Fan Track “Bittersweet” by Chris Kelly Live on Twitch!

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At the beginning of the new year, Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park/Fort Minor) announced he wanted to do something new on his Twitch channel. After creating dozens of his own beats and tracks while streaming live for fans to see, he now wants to give back to the community that has supported him by connecting with fans, vocalists, and songwriters, producing their original tracks live on Twitch!

Now ten days after this announcement, Shinoda has hosted the first production session, working on a track titled “Bittersweet” by artist Chris Kelly. Starting with just a few multitracks containing vocals, backup vocals, and piano, Shinoda took over two hours to produce the song live on Twitch, fine tuning the track’s arrangement, adding keyboard bass, guitar, piano, and other unique sounds and effects, while explaining to viewers each step of the production process!

If you missed the livestream, you can still watch the production of “Bittersweet” by Chris Kelly in the video below, or over on Shinoda’s Twitch channel under his recent broadcasts. Make sure to also check out Chris Kelly’s other original music, as well as Velavox, his collaborative project with artist Nicole Gibson. And stay tuned to Shinoda’s Twitch channel for further production sessions, starting tomorrow with an alternative rock track by musician Alex McMillian!

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