We’ve been keeping close tabs on DJ Hero around these Destructoid parts since it was announced, but of all the news I’ve heard, this is by far the most relevant to my personal interests. According to Rolling Stone, the newest musicians to contribute are my electronic heroes Daft Punk, marking their first apperance of any kind on a videogame.
Daft Punk will contribute eleven exclusive tracks that mash up their trademark beats with songs from Queen, Young MC and No Doubt. More from the article:
DJ Hero has meticulously digitally reproduced the robotic onstage alter egos of Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter, allowing gamers to assume Daft Punk’s identity while playing in a special venue that mirrors the duo’s recent stage show and lighting. “It’s the next best thing to being at a Daft Punk concert,” said Tim Riley, Activision’s VP of Music Affairs.
Um … BADASS! There’s a short list of some of the exclusive mixes after the jump. Sure, the controller’s a bit pricey, but for Daft Punk exclusive remixes I am totally in. Who’s with me?
• Daft Punk “Around the World” vs. Young MC “Bust A Move”
• Daft Punk “Da Funk” vs. NASA “Strange Enough ft. Karen O, ODB and Fatlip”
• Daft Punk “Da Funk” vs. Queen “Another One Bites the Dust”
• Daft Punk “Robot Rock” vs. Hashim “Al-Naafiysh (The Soul)”
• Daft Punk “Robot Rock” vs. Queen “We Will Rock You”
• Daft Punk “Short Circuit” vs. Boogie Down Productions “Jack Of Spades”
• Daft Punk “Technologic” vs. Gary Numan “Cars”
• Daft Punk “Television Rules The Nation” vs. No Doubt “Hella Good”