Scratch: The Ultimate DJ


Scratch: The Ultimate DJ, a new rhythm game from 7 Studios and Genius Products, rumors of Activision’s DJ Hero. The guiding philosophy behind Scratch is to let the player remix and experience the music in his or her own way. You’re not just hitting green when the game tells you to hit green. The turntable lets you realistically scratch and chop up a sample. You could play a song fifteen times and hear a different version each time. You aren’t just recreating the studio version of a track.

As for tracks, only a few of the 60 planned tracks have been announced, but they are:

  • “Flashing Lights” – Kanye West
  • “Intergalactic” – Beastie Boys
  • “Slacker” – Tech N9ne
  • “Don’t Sweat the Technique” – Eric B. & Rakim
  • “Let’s Get It Started” – Black Eyed Peas

In addition to these songs, gamers can expect contributions from Deltron 3030, Gorrilaz, Run DMC, Snoop Dogg, Mixmaster Mike, and Nelly. Music will span all of hip-hop and the developers have been working closely with Quincy Jones III, an established hip-hop producer, in the same way that Little Steven Van Zandt works with Harmonix for Rock Band. Mixmaster Mike has also been involved in making sure that the controller will emulate a real turntable as realistically as possible. The controller will be made by Numark and should feature a high-quality analog turntable.

I wonder if you can combine these turn tables with Rock Band and Gutair Hero, that would be fuckin sweet.