This week is going to be an orgy of DJ Hero information coming out around the E3 gaming conference. WE’ve already seen a lot as far as avatars, music and controllers. Now we have the first look at how the game will actually appear on-screen. And it certain takes it’s cues from Guitar Hero.
Coming up is the official launch party with both Jay-Z and Eminem scheduled to perfrom. Go big or go home. URB will be there, as well as hanging with DJ Shadow Tuesday at E3. Watch here for more info as we discover it.
IGN is reporting a partial list of tracks that will be available for “mash-up” when DJ Hero hits the shelves this fall. The article also reveals that DJ Hero will feature a mixer, in addition to the turntable controller already revealed. It also goes on the explain the gameplay itself, which sounds like a clever modification on the proven Guitar Hero model.
Gorillaz’ “Feel Good Inc.” vs. Marvin Gaye’s “I Heard It Through the Grapevine”
Chuck Brown & The Souls Searchers’ “Bustin’ Loose” vs. The Zombies’ “Time of the Season” (DJ Shadow Mix)
David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance” vs. KRS-One’s “Jack of Spades” (DJ Shadow Mix)
Nirvana’s “All Apologies” vs. Rick James’ “Give It to Me Baby” (DJ Shadow Mix)
Jurassic 5′s “Jayou” vs. Herbie Hancock’s “Rockit”
Yup, that’s right, a pair of hard to classify bands with to classify sounds and long names with unusual abbreviations swung through Chicago’s Bottom Lounge last night. Billed as a co-headlining tour, Black Moth Super Rainbow closed the night with their lo-fi psych grooves after School of Seven Bells finished filling the room with their own kaleidoscopic melodies.
Spreading out across the front of the stage with Alejandra and Claudia Deheza flanking Benjamin Curtis, SVIIB set the night in motion with computerized drums and walls of guitar and synth noise. The New York trio drew their setlist from their stellar debut Alpinisms and the twin sisters’ hypnotic vocals were as captivating as they were on the disc.
The ladies’ soaring voices took the lead, but Curtis was not to …
Game informer has a nice long talk with DJ Shadow about his involvement in the upcoming DJ Hero video game. In it he hints at some functionality, talking about pre-existing “mixes” that will be part of the game. There’s also a cartoon graphic of Shadow (in BAPE of course) which we assume to be his game character.