2K Sports, the video game company behind game series NBA 2K in addition to several others, has announced that they have partnered with DJ Z-Trip for the soundtrack to their forthcoming title, “All-Pro Football 2K8.”
The game soundtrack will feature all original tracks, remixes and mash-ups mixed by DJ Z-Trip, the famed originator of the mash-up craze and renowned remixer and producer, who has given a twist to the art of combining disparate songs by having the Dead Prez provide an all-new verses over a rocking Deftones’ track.
The DJ also mashes up Rakim with Chevelle, while remixing “Tom Sawyer,” the classic Rush song. Other artists slated to appear on the soundtrack include Slug from Atmosphere, Aceyalone, and Casual, among many others.
A summer Z-Trip tour is also being planned to correspond with the launch of both “All-Pro Football 2K8” and the 2K Sports/Decon Records’ retail version of the soundtrack.
“Since 2K Sports’ ‘All-Pro Football 2K8′ is taking football to the next level with landmark gameplay innovations, we wanted the soundtrack to reflect the latest in music innovations,” said Tim Rosa, 2K Sports’ Director of Brand and Lifestyle Marketing. “The logical step was to sign DJ Z-Trip, who has literally pioneered the art of the mash-up and set the standard for quality remixes. We’re proud that our games and soundtracks have paved new roads in the video game industry.”
Z-Trip is one of this generation’s biggest DJs and is known as the founding father of the mash-up movement. He is so popular is does more than 100 shows a year.
“One thing I really appreciate about 2K Sports is they take chances when it comes to their music selection, and I’m all about that,” said DJ Z-Trip. “Working on the ‘All-Pro Football 2K8’ soundtrack gave me the opportunity to really mix things up. The music fits perfectly in the game, making you want to nod your head and tackle someone at the same time.”
The “All-Pro Football 2K8” is slated for release this summer on the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 game consoles.
The final tracklisting is as follows:
“Something Different” featuring Chali 2Na & Keno 1
“Sudden Death” featuring DJ Faust
“Let the Rhythm Hit ‘Em 2007” featuring Rakim & Chevelle
“Doin’ It Like This” featuring Clutch
“Automatic At It” featuring Aceyalone
“Go Hard” featuring Gift of Gab & Dub Trio
“On My Side” featuring Lateef & Slug
“I Don’t Need This Trouble” featuring Natural Self
“Sure Shot” featuring Casual & Pep Love
“Rock, Shock, Break” featuring Backyard Bangers
“Locked and Loaded” featuring Deftones & Dead Prez
“Tom Sawyer (Z-Trip Remix)” – Rush