DJ Shadow, Daft Punk To Feature In DJ Hero

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DJ Hero is coming later this year, but just what can we expect from the game's music? After all, "DJ" isn't as easy to pin down as "Rock Band" is.

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It could mean Hip-hop. It could mean dance. It could mean electronica. It could even, at a stretch, include producers. Only the game's roster of artists and songs will settle the matter, and according to music site The Daily Swarm, the first of those artists have begun to surface.

Z-Trip is one of them, and like Activision's Guitar Hero series, he'll be available as a playable avatar. Daft Punk and Mixmaster Mike are also rumoured to be included, though "their participation remains unconfirmed".

Most promising is the site's claim that, according to a "source involved in the game's development", DJ Shadow will also be included in the game as a playable character. Putting the disappointing The Outsider to one side, including Shadow - and his music - will go a long way to endearing this game to just the kind of people Activision want to sell it to.

Exclusive: "DJ Hero" gets Z-Trip and DJ Shadow, dumps Tiesto [The Daily Swarm]

UPDATE - Scratch: The Ultimate DJ's PR have let us know that Mixmaster Mike signed an exclusivity deal with 7 Studio's upcoming game, so will not be appearing in any way in DJ Hero.

DISCUSSION

I'll repeat what I said about Scratch: Ultimate DJ.

Not to diss hip hop but the lack of electronica is greatly disappointing. By electronica I mean good electronica. Its all subjective in the end but this game definately needs some IDM, DNB , breaks , dubstep, electro , tech house , hell even ambient. I'll name 10 off the top of my head that are no brainers.

1. Aphex Twin

2. Flying Lotus

3. Boards of Canada

4. Future Sound of London

5. Polar

6. Lusine

7. Luke Vibert / Wagonchrist

8. Laurent Garnier

9. Guy Gerber

10. Shadows of the Empire / Black Sun Empire