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Scratch: The Ultimate DJ

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Genre: Rhythm
Developer: 7 Studios
Release Date: 2010

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by Rainier on April 1, 2009 @ 9:23 a.m. PDT

Scratch: The Ultimate DJ, developed with input from music legend Quincy Jones III, is set in distinctive urban environments combining free-form DJ tricks with great rhythm gameplay, and featuring songs from the biggest names in hip hop.

Developed by 7 Studios with creative input from music legend Quincy Jones III, CEO and chief creative officer of QD3 Entertainment and music producer for top artists Tupac Shakur, LL Cool J and Ice Cube, among others, Scratch combines free-form DJ tricks with great rhythm game-play. Scratch is set in distinctive urban environments and features songs from the biggest names in Hip Hop.

Featuring game-play similar to top-selling rhythm games, Scratch players use a realistic turn-table controller, the Scratch Deck, created by Numark, the world's largest manufacturer of DJ equipment, to manipulate music tracks in real-time. Players can choose from a diverse array of DJ personalities to make their way from garage DJ to scratch-master of the hottest nightclubs.

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 multiple next generation game systems, and is currently scheduled to arrive in stores summer 2009.


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