First tracks from Scratch: The Ultimate DJ revealed

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 12 February 2009 01:00 GMT


Genco Interactive announced today new songs for Scratch: The Ultimate DJ, a 7 Studios rhythm-action title expected for summer release.

The setlist will have 60 different tracks. Some of the announced include:

  • Kanye West – Flashing Lights
  • Beastie Boys – Intergalactic
  • The Black Eyed Peas – Let’s Get it Started
  • Tech N9ne- Slacker
  • Eric B. and Rakim – Don’t Sweat the Technique

Other artists will include: Deltron 3030, Nelly, Run DMC, and The Gorillaz.

The devs have received creative and technical input from Mix Master Mike of the Beastie Boys, who will also provide tracks from his upcoming solo project for the game.

Scratch will feature urban environments, customizable DJ personalities and a turntable style controller created by DJ equipment manufacturer Numark.

Press release after the jump.

Mix Master Mike to Provide Music Along with Creative and Technical Support

Santa Monica, Calif. – Feb. 11, 2009 – Genius Products, Inc. and Genco Interactive announced today new songs for Scratch: The Ultimate DJ, a music rhythm game for fans of hip-hop. Developed by 7 Studios, Scratch: The Ultimate DJ features 60 original and licensed tracks from the most popular hip-hop and R&B artists.

The setlist will include:

* Flashing Lights- Kanye West
* Intergalactic- Beastie Boys
* Let’s Get it Started- The Black Eyed Peas
* Slacker- Tech N9ne
* Don’t Sweat the Technique- Eric B. and Rakim

Additional music from artists:

* Run DMC
* The Gorillaz
* Nelly
* Deltron 3030

The Scratch development team has collaborated with Mix Master Mike of the Beastie Boys, who is providing creative and technical input for the game. Scratch: The Ultimate DJ will also feature music from Mix Master Mike’s upcoming album, set to launch later this year.

“I’m honored to be featured on the Scratch: The Ultimate DJ setlist, alongside some of the most talented artists in hip-hop,” said Mix Master Mike of the Beastie Boys. “It’s exciting to work on a project that gives fans the opportunity to create their own music using the turntable and sampler.”

“As a music producer for some of the biggest artists in hip-hop music, I can’t stress enough the importance of having a credible playlist in a music game such as Scratch,” said Quincy Jones III, CEO and Chief Creative Officer of QD3 Entertainment. “The artists and songs that were announced today definitely sets the stage for Scratch and lets gamers and hip hop fans know that we are serious about making a game just for them. We look forward to enticing fans even more, with other names we’ll be announcing in the months to come.”

In addition to a heavy-hitting setlist, Scratch: The Ultimate DJ features distinctive urban environments, an array of customizable DJ personalities and a turntable style controller created by Numark, one of the leading manufacturers of DJ equipment.

Scratch: The Ultimate DJ will be available on next generation consoles in Summer 2009.

The game’s official Web site can be found at

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