Deftones announce ‘Passenger’ remix by Mike Shinoda

By November 13, 2020 Culture, News

Deftones release “Passenger” (Mike Shinoda Remix). The band will exclusively premiere the accompanying visual at the virtual Adult Swim Festival on YouTube at 9:12pm PST/12:12am EST / 5:12am GMT. The countdown has already begun for the event and what promises to be a highlight of the festival. Be sure to tune in HERE. It stands out as the second single and latest instant grat track to be unveiled from Black Stallion—the companion disc of remixes and reimaginations to the landmark White Pony. In celebration of the latter’s 20th anniversary, the reissue White Pony / Black Stallion arrives on December 11th, 2020.

The group first heralded Black Stallion by dropping Purity Ring’s reimagining of “Knife Prty” at the end of October. One of White Ponys crowning and most touted moments, “Passenger” hinges on the haunting interplay between Deftones’ frontman Chino Moreno and Maynard James Keenan of Tool/A Perfect Circle/PusciferLinkin Park’s Mike Shinoda takes this epic remix for a new spin, adding another dimension altogether. Bringing this vision to the screen, Aaron Hymes directed the hypnotic video.

White Pony / Black Stallion is available to pre-order today at in three formats featuring both the original album and remix album. Separate formats comprise of a 2 CD + Digital download, Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set (2 Double LP’s + 2 CD’s), and Vinyl Box Set (2 Double LP’s). Pre-order HERE.

The project also boasts remixes and reimaginations from Robert Smith of The Cure and DJ Shadow to Phantogram, Squarepusher, Clams Casino, Salva, Blanck Mass, and more.

Deftones continue a banner 2020. In September, they unleashed Ohms to widespread acclaim, including a 5-star review in NME that proclaimed the band “as thrilling—and as emotional—as they have ever sounded.” The album entered the UK Album Chart at Number 5 and vaulted into the US Billboard Top 200 at No. 5, cementing it as Deftones’ fourth Top 5 debut and sixth Top 10 entry.

Now, they build upon the myth of White Pony with Black Stallion—and more to come.



  1. Feiticeira (Clams Casino remix)
  2. Digital Bath (DJ Shadow remix)
  3. Elite (Blanck Mass remix)
  4. Rx Queen (Salva remix)
  5. Street Carp (Phantogram remix)
  6. Teenager (Robert Smith remix)
  7. Knife Prty (Purity Ring remix)
  8. Korea (Trevor Jackson remix)
  9. Passenger (Mike Shinoda remix)
  10. Change (In the House of Flies) (Tourist remix)
  11. Pink Maggit (Squarepusher remix)