The Inevitable Bastardization of DJ Culture

UPDATE:  Joystiq posted some images today referencing the 'turntable' interface.  If that's what you can call it.  Follow this link to see the posting.

Well, it finally happened.  I am pretty sure that we (DJs) all predicted it after playing Rock Band and Guitar Hero.  DJ Hero has been unofficially announced.  I originally caught the news on engadget last night while I was perusing the interwebs.  Admittedly, I am excited to see the game.  The teaser site doesn't describe the game at all.  Is it Hip-Hop?  Is it Techno/House?  Can you decide as the game player what type of music you want to play?  Will this just be a gaming version of cheap vinyl control?

One thing I am hoping is that DJ Hero brings the newbie instrument experience to the turntables as Rock Band did the drums and guitar for me.  And it won't really be the same without some collaborative effort (i.e. multiplayer).  The game will definitely need an MC.  Mic Please!  I know 'real' musicians who did tout Rock Band (which is what sold it to me), so maybe we have something to look forward to on this endeavor.

And for the record, I haven't been able to find a 'real' DJ to tag-team swap/mix tracks wtih for ages (and yes, of course I am old).  But, I can't even find the time to mix 'real' records let alone play a game that emulates mixing records.  But we'll see what happens.