In an exciting first for the music and videogame industries, Activision Publishing, Inc.’s DJ Hero 2 and superstar DJ and Producer Tiësto have joined forces to deliver the first ever music video comprised entirely of videogame footage. Having delivered two exclusive mixes to the best soundtrack in entertainment, Tiësto’s globally recognizable in-game likeness from the critically acclaimed DJ Hero 2 is the feature attraction in the brand new “Speed Rail” music video.
Tiësto says: “I’m having a lot of fun playing myself in DJ Hero 2! I originally wrote “Speed Rail” for the video game and then started playing the track at my shows. The music video idea came together after I asked Activision to cut together some footage of my character in the game to play on the large video screens I use on tour. The fan reaction has been amazing, so I decided to go a step further and make it the official “Speed Rail” music video. It looks really cool!”
“Tiësto has been a great partner on DJ Hero 2, appearing in-game, creating exclusive mixes for the soundtrack and acting as a brand ambassador,” said Tim Riley, Vice President of Music Affairs, Activision. “Creating the world’s first ever music video with videogame footage further proves the groundbreaking ways that we’re collaborating with the biggest artists in the world.”