When you talk about DJ Hero 2, it’s hard not to start thinking about DJs as celebrities. Whether or not their name is thrown about your household, much of the world likely knows more of their work than some fly by night pop act that will be off the radio within two months. One such example of this is Tiësto.
Joining the ranks of Deadmau5 will be a man who could safely be considered the hottest DJ in the world at this time. Tiësto has literally performed in front of billions when he provided the music during the opening ceremonies of the Athens Olympics. He has collaborated with Muse, Justin Timberlake, Jónsi from Sigur Rós, Flo Rida, Sean Kingston and Three 6 Mafia and headlined the massive music festivals like the Coachella and Bonnaroo.
Check out the video after the jump, where Tiësto talks about what it means for him to be a part of the DJ Hero 2 world and how being a DJ isn’t just about hitting the play button.
Tiësto won’t be coming to DJ Hero 2 alone either as DJ Qbert will also be added to the game’s roster. Always on the cutting edge of his industry, Qbert has been credited as one of the true pioneers in turntablism, something fairly important to a game that revolves around a turntable controller. “I’m excited about finally getting to bring the art of turntablism’s defining skills, as well as two exclusive mixes, to DJ Hero 2,” said DJ Qbert. “It’s been a dream of mine as a gamer to battle myself on the turntables and now millions of fans around the world and their friends will get their chance to also.”
“As a pioneer of his craft, DJ Qbert’s one-of-a-kind scratch and battle skills made him an amazing partner and prefect representative of DJ Hero 2’s new multiplayer modes, especially the unique DJ vs. DJ battle mixes,” said Tim Riley, Vice President of Music Affairs, Activision. “We’re bringing together the biggest and best DJ’s from around the globe, having already announced Deadmau5 and David Guetta as part of our incredibly talented crew, and having DJ Qbert cut up records in his signature style will help us put an indelible stamp on the DJ Hero 2 soundtrack.”
Take a look below at the battle remixes that Qbert has crafted for the game. As always, stick with us for more news on DJ Hero 2 as its Fall release fast approaches.