Superstar DJ extraordinaire Z-Trip will make his avatar in-game debut in one of the most anticipated video games to be unveiled this year: DJ Heroâ„¢. The new addition to the widely popular Guitar Heroâ„¢ franchise is offering a glimpse into the world of DJ culture, equipping gamers with an exclusive, innovative turntable controller, allowing them to take to the simulated decks and rule the party with original mixes. Music fans will be able to spin, mix and scratch along to 100+ songs in a range of genres spanning hip-hop, R&B, pop, rock and electronica.
E3 will welcome Z-Trip on June 3 for three sets, to demonstrate his turntable wizardry, and be on hand as DJ Heroâ„¢ is unveiled. (Additional live dates noted below.)
The often-imitated founder of the mash-up movement, Z-Trip has mastered the art of the mixtape, produced albums and continually sells-out shows internationally. Attendees bear witness to his “fleet-fingered live sets that please crowds as well as crate diggers, mostly by elevating mash-ups from a simple oft-awkward technique to a fully-fledged art form,” (Philadelphia City Paper). His “fiendishly clever collages” (Entertainment Weekly) have been feverishly traded and collected, while his most recent digital-only offering, “Victory Lap,” has already surpassed the 500,000 download mark.
As godfather of mash-ups, it’s been noted: “DJ Z-Trip was remixing classic rock into hip-hop when Danger Mouse was still a cartoon character” (Rolling Stone). His celebrated and unique style will be showcased throughout DJ Hero as Z-Trip has additionally contributed three exclusive tracks to the game. Good luck players!