Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars soundtrack

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The soundtrack of the video game Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars is presented as a series of radio stations that can be heard when the players enters a vehicle or from the game menu. Unlike the radio stations featured in other games in the GTA series the ones in Chinatown Wars do not feature radio hosts, nor the advertisements and the music is purely instrumental. Radio stations from Grand Theft Auto IV can still be seen advertised on billboards around LIberty City, but they do not appear in the game.

The DS version of the game features only 5 stations, while the PSP edition of the game added 6 more. The 6 extra stations were also added to the 1.1.0 release of the iPhone/iPod Touch version of the game.

The names of the radio stations mainly correspond to the names of the musicians or record labels whose music is played on the station.

Music for the opening titles of gameplay is the track 'Chinatown Wars' performed by Ghostface Killah and MF Doom[1] and produced by Oh No of the Stones Throw Records.[2][3]

In-game radio station name Musician/Record label name[4] Artists featured[4] Genres
Prairie Cartel The Prairie Cartel The Prairie Cartel Alternative rock
Truth+Soul Truth and Soul Records Bronx River Parkway, El Michels Affair, Lee Fields, The Expressions, Jose Parla, The Candela All Stars, Cosmic Force Jazz, funk
Deadmau5 Deadmau5 Deadmau5, BSOD, MC Flipside Progressive house, electro house
Ticklah Ticklah Ticklah Reggae, dub
Alchemist The Alchemist & Oh No Gangrene[5] Hip hop
Tortoise Tortoise Tortoise Post-rock
Anvil Anvil Anvil Speed metal, heavy metal
DJ Khalil DJ Khalil DJ Khalil Hip hop
SinoWav FM CRC Jianian Ren Tongxiang, He Xunyou, Central Traditional Orchestra, Wang Changyuan, China Central Folk Music Orchestra, Zhu Runfu Traditional Chinese music
Turntables on the Hudson Turntables on the Hudson Nickodemus, Osiris, Zeb, Quantic World beat
DFA DFA Records Altair Nouveau, Walter Jones, Mogg & Naudascher, The Juan MacLean, Plastique De Rêve, Skatebård, Max Brannslokker, Strangelets Dance-punk

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DOOM AND GHOSTFACE – CHINATOWN WARS". Soul Assassins. Retrieved 2009-10-30. 
  2. ^ "Ghostface Killah & Doom "Chinatown Wars" Radio World Premiere". Rockstar Games. Retrieved 2009-10-30. 
  3. ^ "Ghostface Killah & Doom "Chinatown Wars" Double-Sided Single Now Available at iTunes". Rockstar Games. Retrieved 2009-10-30. 
  4. ^ a b Rockstar Games. "Credits". Your New Life in Liberty City, Printed by the Civilization Committee (Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars PSP manual). p. 14, 15. 
  5. ^ Gangrene is a joint project between The Alchemist and Oh No.
  6. ^ "Exclusive Music in Chinatown Wars PSP – Part One: ANVIL (Audio Preview)". Rockstar Games. Retrieved 2009-10-30. 
  7. ^ "Exclusive Music in Chinatown Wars PSP – Part Three: Tortoise (Audio Preview)". Rockstar Games. Retrieved 2009-10-30. 
  8. ^ "Exclusive Music in Chinatown Wars PSP – Part Two: DFA Records (Audio Preview)". Rockstar Games. Retrieved 2009-10-30. 
  9. ^ "Exclusive Music in Chinatown Wars PSP – Part Four: Turntables on the Hudson (Audio Preview)". Rockstar Games. Retrieved 2009-10-30. 
  10. ^ "Turntables on the Hudson on MySpace Music". MySpace. Retrieved 2009-10-30. 
  11. ^ "Exclusive Music in Chinatown Wars PSP – Part Five: DJ Khalil (Audio Preview)". Rockstar Games. Retrieved 2009-10-30.