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DJ Hero just got that much more exciting

Posted by: Tina at 9/17/2009 3:48 PM
DJ Hero is on fire with the amount of artists who are making themselves available to the upcoming music game. The most recent news announced that Cut Chemist and J. Period will be producing mixes exclusive to the game. The long list of DJs they will be joining include: DJ AM, DJ Grandmaster Flash, DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Shadow, DJ Z-Trip, The Scratch Perverts and DJ Yoda along with artists MC Q-Tip and K’NAAN. The list of tracks is even longer, currently at 93 mixes that have never been released.

The game resembles, to a certain degree, what you’ve come to expect from a music video game. Fortunately, the gameplay still has a fresh take on this style of games, which most obviously includes the turntable controller and controls (scratching, crossfading, sampling). Here’s a sneak peak at one of J. Period’s mixes to be featured in DJ Hero.




LEGENDARY TURNTABLISTS CUT CHEMIST AND J. PERIOD TO BRING THEIR CREATIVE BLEND OF MIXOLOGY TO DJ HERO™



Cut Chemist, making his video game debut this October, and J. Period, returning to the gaming realm, are dropping the needle, mixing and scratching exclusive mixes appearing in Activision Publishing Inc.’s DJ Hero™. The two DJ/producers will join DJ AM, DJ Grandmaster Flash, DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Shadow, DJ Z-Trip, The Scratch Perverts and DJ Yoda in an epic collaboration featuring the biggest talent and hottest mixes ever amassed on a 93-mix soundtrack.



Founding member of rap group Jurassic 5 and Latin funk band Ozomatli, GRAMMY® Award Winning DJ/producer, Cut Chemist, lends his creativity to DJ Hero in a mix featuring unreleased music from one of the biggest bands in the world.



Fresh off of groundbreaking remix projects with legendary MC Q-Tip, and rising hip hop star K’NAAN, award-winning DJ/producer J. Period joins the DJ Hero cast with two exclusive mixes:



* Q-Tip “Good Thang” vs. Billy Squier “Big Beat”
* Gang Starr “Just to Get a Rep” vs. Mobb Deep “Shook Ones, Part 2”



Expanding upon the revolutionary easy to pick up/challenging to master gameplay mechanics developed and refined in Guitar Hero®, DJ Hero delivers an all-new interactive music experience that allows players to start the party and not only experience, but to hear music in an all-new way. With over 100 individual songs, highlighted in 93 unique never-before-released mixes that blend genres of music, including hip-hop, pop, rock and dance, DJ Hero delivers the most diverse and international collection of music ever assembled in a music game by incorporating anthems from legendary artists. Created exclusively for DJ Hero, the turntable controller immerses fans in the DJ culture and a sea of music as they utilize and master various DJ techniques including scratching, crossfading and sampling, while leaving room for creative expression with a variety of effects and player chosen samples, transforming a face in the crowd into the life of the party.



DJ Hero is being developed by FreeStyleGames for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PLAYSTATION®3 and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment systems 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, please visit djhero.com, facebook.com/djhero, and twitter.com/djhero. To pre-order DJ Hero, check out djhero.com/preorder.