The French DJ duo Daft Punk contributes heavily to DJ Hero
You’ll know by now all the ins and outs of DJ Hero, the first major game to come out for a number of platforms that will try to recreate the experience of being a DJ. The release date is set, the game versions are pretty much decided upon, and every music lover, gamer or even working DJ I know can’t wait to at least get a spin on the new DJ Hero game. Mixing is fun, games are supposed to be fun, so it should be a match made in heaven. But the work continues for the team working to finish up the game, and Activision constantly shows new content to keep the fire burning under the fans.
They did a good job until now, and I’m pretty sure that at least by the time the other major DJ music and rhythm game comes out, Scratch: The Ultimate DJ, which should be early next year, DJ Hero will be the undisputed leader on this market segment. Of course, the content, as we saw from what Activision showed, is definitely worth it, and there are quite a number of reasons to get DJ Hero, but until the game hits the shelves, there is no way of telling how good or bad it is.
So, as I said, the team behind DJ Hero still works to include new content in the game, and the last piece of the puzzle involves the famous French DJ duo Daft Punk, which will have a major contribution in the game itself. Thankfully, including Daft Punk in DJ Hero isn’t half as controversial as including Kurt Cobain in Guitar Hero, which not only started a distinct humming among the fans, but might also end up with a few trials in court for the publishers. No, things are nice and smooth with Daft Punk, and if you like modern music, you’re probably aware of their famous singles like Around The World or One More Time.
The French DJ duo, made up from musicians Guy Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter, started in 1987 and reached popularity in the late 1990s, becoming a major promoter and spearhead for the French house music movement. Soon enough, their fame grew and they started having concerts and shows all over the world, especially as their approach to live performances was rather special. Daft Punk had and have shows in which they perform dressed in different characters, and usually heavily count on visual aids of sorts for completing their music.
That’s part of their contribution to DJ Hero too, where players will not only have the chance to listen to exclusive mixes from Daft Punk, but also be Daft Punk (as a playable character in the game) and even participate in a live show interpretation, where their robots selves will mix for the audience, just like the real Daft Punk. The major tracks and mixes featured in DJ Hero from Daft Punk are as follows, and include a number of their more famous singles, mixed with hits from other times and artists. Sure sounds like fun:
- "Around the World" vs. Young MC’s "Bust a Move"
- "Da Funk" vs. Queen’s "Another One Bites the Dust"
- "Robot Rock" vs. Queen’s "We Will Rock You"
- "Television Rules The Nation" vs. No Doubt’s "Hella Good"
- "Short Circuit" vs. Boogie Down Productions’ "Jack of Spades"
- and 3 more
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