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Fri, Apr 23, 2010 | 13:23 BST
DJ Hero 2 is in the works and features DJ Shadow, as it was in last year’s debut. At least according to the man himself.
Tue, Sep 29, 2009 | 15:05 BST
Those interested in DJ Hero should head on past the break for a video interview with DJ Shadow.
In it, the spinner talks about how the music was chosen for the game and how Activision made sure it was both playable and fun.
He also discusses the controls a bit, you know the turntable, crossfader, and other things us non-DJing people just don’t understand.
It’s out on October 30 for PS3, Wii and Xbox 360 and you can thank IGN for the video.
Mon, May 18, 2009 | 13:17 BST
DJ Shadow reckons that people will be amazed at the amount you can mess around with licensed music in Activision’s DJ Hero. We’ll be so amazed in fact, we’ll actually raise one of our eyebrows.
“I don’t think a lot of the people that made some of the music we’re involved with have ever allowed their music to be so freely messed with, you know what I mean?
“And I think that this game – I definitely think it will raise some eyebrows on that level,” DJ Shadow told Game Informer.
DJ Hero is in currently in development for PS2, PS3, Wii and Xbox 360 and players will control the choones via a plastic deck.
Full thing through there.
Fri, May 15, 2009 | 18:24 BST
DJ Shadow played a consultant role in Activision’s upcoming DJ Hero, according to an interview with Game Informer.
When asked what his responsibilities to the game entailed and how he contributed, DJ Shadow said that it was mostly his musical expertise that was needed.
“There’s a number of areas where I’ve been able to contribute my expertise, for whatever that’s worth,” he told the mag.
“I mean initially it was literally me sitting there going, ‘OK I hear these samples, this song, did you ever think about clearing this?’
“From menu music on down—just from my lifetime of listening to a lot of music that DJs have been using over the years. And a lot of the songs that DJs use, and a lot of the little things, little sound bites that are common on commercials and—you know, songs for the last twenty/thirty years—lots of times people recognize those sounds but they don’t necessarily know where they come from.
“And you know not all of my suggestions were able to be incorporated because of, you know, ‘Well we’ve already licensed this many songs,’ or ‘We can’t find the original copyright holder,’ or ‘The production team’s eyes are bulging out of their heads and their brains are going to explode if we try to actually incorporate this into the gameplay.’ So it was a little give and take.”
The dance musician also contributed original songs and themes to the game.
Read the four page interview through the link.