DJ Hero’s Ready to Mix it Up

May 21, 2009Written by Kyle P.

First details and a partial playlist of FreeStyleGames’ DJ Hero have been released! The controller, or mixer, along with the normal controller buttons will contain a cross-fader, an effect button and a “Euphoria” button. Here’s the partial playlist from the game:

  • “Feel Good Inc.” (Gorillaz) vs “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” (Marvin Gaye)
  • “Jayou” (Jurassic 5) vs “Rockit” (Herbie Hancock)
  • “Bustin’ Loose” (Chuck Brown) vs “Time of the Season” (The Zombies, DJ Shadow Mix)
  • “All Apologies” (Nirvana) vs “Give It to Me Baby” (Rick James, DJ Shadow Mix)
  • “Let’s Dance” (David Bowie) vs “Jack of Spades” (KRS One, DJ Shadow Mix)
  • “Shout” (Tears for Fears) vs “Pjanoo” (Eric Prydz)

So, do you think the current onslaught of music-based games should stop? Or do you think DJ Hero represents the kind of innovation that the music game industry needs? Post your thoughts and feelings in the comment section below.