A-Trak and Diplo debut on DJ Hero 2 alongside a few encore DJs
9/15/2010 3:16:00 PM
Activision announced six new mixes that will ship with DJ Hero 2 next month on October 19th. While the list shows a return of DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Shadow, DJ Z-Trip and The Scratch Perverts, new names make an appearance including A-Trak and Diplo. If you are familiar with their tracks, these two new faces make fine additions (as far as the entirety of their careers go).
The new mixes include artists from all walks of life, including french DJs Justice, Kanye West, The Chemical Brothers and Missy Elliott. Read on for the full list of tracks that will be produced by the above mentioned DJs, as well as a short summary of the game itself and a few featured bundles.
SANTA MONICA, CA – September 15, 2010 – The growing crew of turntable legends bringing mixes exclusively to Activision Publishing, Inc.’s (Nasdaq: ATVI) DJ Hero® 2 continues to expand with the addition of six of the hottest DJs cutting up vinyl and producing smooth grooves and slick beats from around the world. Joining the mix and making their debut performance are A-Trak and Diplo, while DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Shadow, DJ Z-Trip and The Scratch Perverts return to the DJ Hero® franchise for encore sets.
“Our recipe for creating such an amazing soundtrack is simple; we work with the most talented DJs from around the world to mix and mash the hottest tracks dominating radio airwaves and club sound systems,” said Dan Neil, Music Director, FreeStyleGames. “Alongside our hugely talented DJ team here at FreeStyleGames, we've worked with visionaries like Shadow, Z-Trip and Diplo to deliver the best soundtrack in entertainment.”
The speaker-blaring remixes each have created for the game are:
Produced and Mixed by A-Trak:
· Naughty By Nature - “O.P.P.” Mixed With Jackson 5 - "ABC”
· Justice - “D.A.N.C.E.” Remix
Produced and Mixed by Diplo:
· Kanye West - “Heartless” Mixed With DJ Shadow - "Midnight In A Perfect World”
· Major Lazer feat. VYBZ Kartel - “Pon De Floor” Mixed With Harold Faltermeyer - "Axel F”
Produced and Mixed by DJ Jazzy Jeff:
· Busta Rhymes - “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See” Mixed With M|A|R|R|S - "Pump Up The Volume”
Produced and Mixed by DJ Shadow:
· Young Jeezy ft. Kanye West - "Put On” Mixed With DJ Shadow feat. Q-Tip and Lateef - “Enuff (DJ Fresh Remix)”
· Kanye West - “Love Lockdown” Mixed With Metallica - "The Day That Never Comes”
Produced and Mixed by DJ Z-Trip:
· Missy Elliott - “Get Ur Freak On” Mixed With Dillinja and Skibadee - "Twist 'Em Out”
· Afrika Bambaataa and The Soul Sonic Force - "Planet Rock” Mixed With The Crystal Method - “Busy Child (Still Busy After All These Years Remix)”
Produced and Mixed by The Scratch Perverts:
· The Chemical Brothers ft. Q-Tip - “Galvanize” Remix
· The Prodigy - "Omen” Mixed With Orbital - “The Box”
The ultimate mixer of music and friends, DJ Hero 2 will deliver the definitive way for players to come together and party with a host of new multiplayer modes – including DJ Battles that pit DJ against DJ in mixes produced specifically for battle gameplay – and invite vocalists into the spotlight with integrated on-screen singing and rapping of lyrics and rhymes while bringing the party to life with jump-in/jump-out Party Play gameplay. Featuring the biggest dance, pop and hip-hop hits by the hottest artists everyone knows and loves remixed by world-class DJ’s in an all-new way, the game’s soundtrack delivers 83 unique creations only available in DJ Hero 2. Further immersing players into the music, the game offers a heightened level of creative input and allows everyone to add their own touch, directly impacting the beats they’re spinning with freestyle scratching, crossfading and sampling. The game will also feature an all-new career-based Empire Mode where players start out as an up-and-coming DJ on the road to becoming the head of a major entertainment empire, all of which is founded solely on their success as a DJ.
Dropping on October 19, DJ Hero 2 will invite a wave of new digital disc jockeys to the turntables as the game will be available as a Party Bundle which will include a copy of the game, two turntable controllers and a microphone, offering the ultimate party-in-a-box. Gamers who experienced DJ Hero®, the #1 new videogame intellectual property of 2009, can pick up DJ Hero 2 as a Turntable Bundle featuring one turntable controller and a copy of the game or as standalone software. The game is in development by FreeStyleGames for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PLAYSTATION®3 and the Wii™ system from Nintendo. The game is rated “T” (Teen – Mild Suggestive Themes, Lyrics) by the ESRB. For more information about DJ Hero 2, please visit www.djhero.com, www.facebook.com/djhero and www.twitter.com/djhero.