The NZA Posted June 16, 2009 Share Posted June 16, 2009 So yeah, Activision's milking the rhythm/music games but at least my genre's gonna be covered, and that controller does look sharp. The soundtrack so far sounds like some interesting mashups, with some interesting names attached: Over 100 individual songs based on master recordings have been licensed by Activision, composed into over 80 two-song mashup style mixes by both participating internationally-known DJs and an in-house remix team; some mixes will feature the same song as both parts of the mix, as in turntablism. Such mix artists include DJ Shadow, DJ z-Trip, DJ AM and Daft Punk. Initial industry speculation stated that DJ Tiësto would be involved with the game, but this was eventually denied. Mix Master Mike of the Beastie Boys was reported to have signed an exclusivity deal with 7 Studios to appear in their game Scratch: The Ultimate DJ, meaning that he would also not appear on DJ Hero. The individual songs themselves have been pulled from a large number of music genres, including grunge, soul, R&B, techno, hip hop, and house. The mixes listed below have been confirmed to be in the game. Additionally, the songs “The Way You Move” by Outkast, "Hip Hop" by Dead Prez, and Tiesto's "Elements Of Life", and additional songs from 50 Cent, Justice, N.E.R.D., Beck, Blondie and Billy Squier are confirmed to be in the game. There will be a Rihanna/Motörhead mash up. In addition to mixes using individual songs from both Eminem and Jay-Z, including Jay-Z's "Izzo (H.O.V.A.)" and "Dirt Off Your Shoulder". Eminem also stated that he will have additional songs included later in the year as downloadable content for the game. Universal Music Group is providing much of the content for the game. Song 1 title ↓ Artist 1 ↓ Song 2 title ↓ Artist 2 ↓ Mix Artist ↓ "Feel Good Inc." Gorillaz "I Heard it Through the Grapevine" Marvin Gaye by Activision Studio "Bustin' Loose" Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers "Time of the Season" Zombies The Zombies by DJ Shadow "Let's Dance" David Bowie "Jack Of Spades" KRS-One by DJ Shadow "Jayou" Jurassic 5 "Rockit" Herbie Hancock by Activision Studio "Shout" Tears for Fears "Pjanoo" Eric Prydz Activision Studio "Hollaback Girl" Gwen Stefani "Give It to Me Baby" Rick James by Harminder Dhanjal (Silent Source) "All Apologies" Nirvana "Give It to Me Baby" Rick James by DJ Shadow "Satisfaction" Benny Benassi "Boom Boom Pow" Black Eyed Peas by Harminder Dhanjal (Silent Source) "Sabotage" Beastie Boys "Monkey Wrench" Foo Fighters by Activision Studio "My Name Is" Eminem "Izzo (H.O.V.A.)" Jay-Z by Activision Studio so yeah, hopefully they get more Jay-Z, Outkast and some Dead Prez among others. Id be more wary of the mashup angle if it wasnt DJ Shadow on it. that said, Scratch: The Ultimate DJ has even fewer details, but those include Nas, Dre, Snoop, 2Pac, Biggie, Dialated Peoples, and impressively, Eric B. & Rakim...im gonna need more info as far as full tracklists & controller compatibility before i come to a decision, but anyway, this one's supposedly due out by October. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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