'DJ Hero 2': Check out the exclusive list of artists here!

DJ-Hero-2Better get your pretend-scratching skills up to snuff! DJ Hero 2 is coming this October. The sequel to last year’s DJ Hero video game will feature an even broader range of tunes for you to mix and mash on screen, drawing on artists all across the genre map — from Rihanna and Lady Gaga to Jay-Z and Drake to Daft Punk and Tiesto and beyond. It’s an impressive list, and we’re pleased to debut the full details right here on the Music Mix.

Click through to the jump for an exclusive run-down of all the artists whose music appears in DJ Hero 2. Then let us know if you’re looking forward to this game, and whose tunes you’re most psyched to play with.

DJ Hero 2 artists:

  • 2Pac
  • 50 Cent
  • Adamski
  • Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force
  • Armand Van Helden
  • A-Trak
  • B.o.B.
  • Basement Jaxx
  • BlakRoc
  • Bobby Womack
  • Bruno Mars
  • Busta Rhymes
  • Calvin Harris
  • Chamillionaire
  • Chic
  • Chris Willis
  • Clinton Sparks
  • Colby O’Donis
  • Daft Punk
  • Damian Marley
  • David Guetta
  • Deadmau5
  • Deee-Lite
  • Dillinja
  • Diplo
  • Dizzee Rascal
  • DJ Shadow
  • Donna Summer
  • Dr. Dre
  • Drake
  • Edwin Starr
  • Eminem
  • Estelle
  • Flo Rida
  • Gorillaz
  • Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five
  • Harold Faltermeyer
  • House Of Pain
  • Iyaz
  • Jackson 5
  • Janet Jackson
  • Justice
  • Kanye West
  • Kaskade
  • Kelis
  • Keri Hilson
  • Kid Cudi
  • Kool & The Gang
  • Lady Gaga
  • Lil Jon
  • Lil Wayne
  • LL Cool J
  • M.I.A.
  • M|A|R|R|S
  • Major Lazer
  • Malcolm McLaren
  • Mase
  • Melle Mel & Duke Bootee
  • Metallica
  • Missy Elliott
  • Mos Def
  • N.O.R.E.
  • Nas
  • Nate Dogg
  • Naughty By Nature
  • Nelly
  • New Boyz
  • New Order
  • Newcleus
  • Nightcrawlers
  • Orbital
  • Pharoahe Monch
  • Pirate Soundsystem
  • Pitbull
  • Puff Daddy
  • Pussycat Dolls
  • Rihanna
  • Robin S.
  • RZA
  • Salt N Pepa
  • Sam Cooke
  • Sam Sparro
  • Sean Paul
  • Skibadee
  • Sneaky Sound System
  • Snoop Dogg
  • Snow
  • Soulja Boy Tell Em
  • Sparfunk & D-Code
  • Static Major
  • Stevie Wonder
  • Talib Kweli
  • The Chemical Brothers
  • The Crystal Method
  • The Egg
  • The Notorious B.I.G.
  • The Prodigy
  • Tiësto
  • Tiga
  • Timbaland
  • Tweet
  • Walter Murphy
  • Warren G
  • Wayne Smith
  • Will.I.Am
  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  • Young Jeezy

(Follow the Music Mix on Twitter: @EWMusicMix.)

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  • JohnnyKageWins

    The inclusion of soulja boy makes it impossible for me to purchase this without first plucking out each of my pubes, one by one, as a punishment.

    • jordan

      haha yes soulja boy and almost every other rap artist is horrible excluding eminem. rap is a disgrace to music.

      • Shakyl

        and i bet you’ll say metal is better. That stuff is garbage.

      • Jay

        You sir, have made a grossly vague comment. To discount the many artists who have put out QUALITY (not Soulja Boy) music is a shame. I suppose if I said Rock is a disgrace to music that would be cool?

      • Wes

        excuse me, but there are heaps of great rappers included, wtf r u talking bout jordan???
        2Pac, Biggie, Kanye, 50, Dr. Dre, Nas, Grandmaster Flash, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Naughty By Nature, Chamillionaire, Nelly, Puff Daddy, Busta Rhymes, LL Cool J, Mos Def…..so don’t EVEN say practically every other rap artists here is garbage.
        Most of these guys are old school rappers, the first ones to do it. You clearly know absolutely nothing about rap.

      • Landon

        what a close minded statement Jordan. I was kinda wishing to see Saul Williams or Sage Francis on this line up :-/ and i was sad to see the only Heavy band is that grabage ass Metallica (sure their old stuff is cool, but now…not so much)

        open your ears to more music man, It’s more fun to hear 50 albums spanning 50 artists and styles, than listening to 1 artist or style 50 times over.

      • Jay

        careful, youre in danger of having your own OPINION

      • jonsmits

        Rap is a disgrace to music ? You’re funny

      • DeiLY

        WtF iS u tawKiN bOut u gOtta b deaF oR sOme wat dO u prEfer maDonna oR miChaeL jacksOn haHaHa heLl nO dheY R a disGraCe tO musiK nD u jealoUs oF eMineM sO juSt stOp maKiN dHose sTupeD kOmmeNts

      • eazyb

        you dont know about the good rap artists man. listen to eazy-e , big l, grandmaster flash, run dmc, eminem, tupac, biggie smalls aka the notorious big, nwa, dr. dre, ice cube, snoop dogg – his earlier work. then tell me that rap is a disgrace if anything its better then anyother genre

      • JaQuan

        may be true to you but we have people that waist their times saying that we suck, So We Gotta Keep On Going So Those Idiots Can Keep On Commenting.

  • Nika

    Man, no Pendulum? That’s rather upsetting. But The Prodigy, The Chemical Brothers, and Deadmau5 and all of the other awesome artists on that list make up for it (besides the few really horrid artists like soulja boy).

    • Spitfire

      luckily no pendulum. they are horrible

  • Jeff

    Too bad wont buy this because of Stevie Wonder, Donna Summer, Jackson 5. When will they learn that when you try to please everybody you please nobody ?

    • Landon

      Jackson 5 was on the last one, and them being mixed with Third Eye Blind was amazing! I’m intrested in seeing what they got put with in this new one

    • Gamemasterjd

      Quit trying to act like you are some over obsessed fan.

      There are actually doing something not just copy and pasting the song in the game.

  • Grant

    dang there isnt noisia

  • Cathe

    YEAH The Crystal Method is on here. PLZ HAVE CASTLES IN THE SKY>>>>

    • djKonrad

      the ian van dahl song?

      Don’t thing so considering he’s not listed…

    • Rafael

      Uh, “Castles in the sky” is by Ian Van Dahl who is not listed -_-

  • djKonrad

    The dance artists/DJs and respectable hip-hop artists (i.e. nothing since the 90’s) make up for the terrible things such as Soulja Boy and more f*ing Jackson 5?? I mean…i dont care how good a DJ you are, you just don’t mix Jackson 5!! It’s a headache!

  • Norm


  • Serp

    Freaking WIN for The Crystal Method.

    Thank you SO much. The only thing better is if they will they be playable characters perhaps?

  • Adriel

    Enh not that bad but not great either DJ Premier/Gang Starr, Jurassic 5, A Tribe Called Quest, Jungle Brothers, De La Soul, DJ Qbert to add for hip-hop/rap since you gotta lot of bad people like souija Boy, and other bad artist. for House maybe the Founders of house music like Frankie Knuckles, Farley “Jackmaster” Funk, Ralphi Rosario, Kenny “Jammin'” Jason, Mickey Mixin Oliver, and Scott Smokin Sliz. More French artist like The Phantom’s Revenge, Pierre de la Touche, Alan Braxe, Cassius, Etienne de Crecy,and I:Cube. Electronica like the Prodigy, Fatboy Slim, Pendulum, Digitalism, and SeabatiAn. Make the European and Asian crowd happy not the US only with so many pop artist >:(

    • Captain Howdy

      I do agree completely with Adriel’s Hip hop selection some Tribe Called Quest and Gangstarr would definitely shine on this game! As well as the others but as someone has stated earlier “you can’t please everyone”

  • Captain Howdy

    I’m excited about the Break Beat artists The Prodigy, Chemical Brothers, Deadmau5, and The Crystal Method. As for the selection I think it’s best to have a wide range of different genres of music to the que. It gives us a chance to explore more musically and get out of a fixed genre altogether I’m super pumped for this game!

  • Landon

    I’m really excited for this because I love the first DJ Hero. And while some of these seem out of place, if you remember, the last one had some artist/mixes that were a little out of place, but they managed to pull a good song out of it, is: Rihanna VS The Killers, Eminem VS Beck and Vanilla Ice VS Paula Abdul. I’m just saying, don’t knock till you hear it. Cause believe me, I’m not a fan of Metallica or Lady GaGa, but I am intrested in hearing what mixes they have of them.

  • Michael

    I am very excited about this. Sure, there are some artists that I don’t know of (or have preconceived notions of not liking) but for anyone to think that a mainstream music game is not going to have an artist they don’t like is just plain stupid.

  • alex

    YEAH!!!!!DAFT-PUNK;;;daft punk and also lil wanye and the new boyz thats badass cant wait to get it

  • Kevin

    MAU5 FTW

  • angel

    for dj hero 2 put basshunter songs: now your gone,angel in the night,all i ever wanted,i can walk on water i can fly, every morning, in her eyes.

    • scott

      where is basshunter?

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