Who’s excited for DJ Hero? The highly anticipated game released a trailer featuring Daft Punk, with the famed DJs mashing their “Robot Rock” with Queen’s “We Will Rock You.” Just a hint at the endless possibilities of cross-genre mash-ups? The trailer reveals that Queen, No Doubt, Gary Numan, N.A.S.A., Beastie Boys, and Young MC are all up for grabs. As for the rest of the avatars (DJ Shadow, Z-Trip, and DJ AM, to name a few), we’ll see on Oct 27th, when DJ Hero is released!
Update: Z-Trip offers a more extensive account of the night:
On Saturday, Jun 6th, DJ Z-Trip performed at the Power & Light District in Kansas City, followed by DJ Jazzy Jeff, then MSTRKRFT. That evening, Jeff’s set was unexpectedly cut short by the venue. While speculation continues as to the reasoning behind this action, Z-Trip was present at the time of the debated incident.
Yesterday’s official announcement that DJs AM and Z-Trip will be joining DJ Shadow as offical characters in Activision’s forthcoming DJ Hero got us wondering which one of these turntable titans in your favorite DJ Hero.
DJ Shadow remains the defacto spokesman for DJ Hero, including screen caps of the game, as well as confirmation of in-game characters DJ AM and Z-Trip, plus participation by Cut Chemist. He also revealed and handful of the 100+ artists who music will appear in the game, including Black Eyed Peas, DJ Shadow, 50 Cent, Justice, Marvin Gaye, Beck, The Beastie Boys and N.E.R.D.