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Rockstar officially reveal details of GTA V's soundtrack


After the whole who-ha about the PSN hacked GTA V files, Rockstar has decided to officially reveal some details about Grand Theft Auto V's soundtrack. 

Rockstar Games' soundtrack supervisor, Ivan Pavlovich spoke to RollingStone.com about what to expect.

"We have 15 radio stations, two talk radio stations, 240 licensed songs, and somewhere in the proximity of 20 movies worth of score. It's the largest soundtrack that we've done, and the largest score that we've done."

There's a station called Vinewood Boulevard Radio, which features Stephen [Pope] and Nate [Williams] from Wavves. This is a modern rock station, the embodiment of the young Los Angeles rock scene. For us Wavves is the most exciting, so it was pretty amazing to work with those guys.

Mexican culture is so big in Los Angeles, and it was fitting that we did a station like that. That's East LOS FM, which was curated and DJ mixed by Camilo [Lara] from the Mexican Institute of Sound. It's a combination of Mexican electronica, narcocorridos, other traditional songs and Mexican ska.

DJ Pooh hosts the West Coast Classics station. He's legendary – this is the guy who created the movie Friday. He's a big personality, and he grew up with all these guys who are on the station. We were getting phone calls from Pooh saying, "I'm driving over to Dre's house, what do you need from him?" And then 30 minutes later he's like, "I'm going to Snoop's house." We've already done something like this in San Andreas, so to build on that and have Pooh guiding us through it and helping us find true gems – I think that station's going to be surprising, even though we've covered that material before.

Rebel Radio is our take on outlaw country, by Jesco White, of the [documentary] The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia. Look him up. This is the kind of character that just fills out this world we've created.

Pam Grier is the host of a soul station, focusing a little bit on low rider classics. Bootsy Collins is the host of an Eighties boogie-funk station, and Kenny Loggins is the host of our classic rock station. So each of them, in terms of Los Angeles and the surrounding areas, plays a large role.

Who did the game's score?
We started with Tangerine Dream. We've used them before in terms of licensed music – we're huge fans of Edgar Froese. When we started to think about who would be the right composer for this game, he was the first name that came to mind. Complimenting his work we have Woody Jackson, who scored Red Dead Redemption and helped score L.A. Noire. Woody's an amazing musician. And the third part of the triangle is Alchemist and Oh No.

For me, this is the most exciting soundtrack we've done, in terms of who's hosting and the music on the actual radio stations. This is our biggest accomplishment.

Head over to RollingStone.com to read more and hear a few samplers!

Grand Theft Auto V is out September 17th on PS3 & Xbox 360

Edited On 29 Aug, 2013

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Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Give me a Wii U version and I will buy it instead of waiting for the PC release
Whitey's avatar
Whitey 3 years ago
PC version would release before a Wii U version.
The Bentley's avatar
The Bentley 3 years ago
You're going to be waiting a long time for a Wii U version. Actually scratch that, forever. It's already a dying console.
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
It's been out for a year, go and look at what games were released for the 360 in the first year
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JoeToots 3 years ago
Inb4gloriagoeshamonbentley
Whitey's avatar
Whitey 3 years ago
Damn Bentley, it's people like you always putting Wii U down that gives it a bad name. I swear I'm the only Nintendo fan around here.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
I know Whitey, GOD!
Whitey's avatar
Whitey 3 years ago
Seriously though, I doubt Nintendo will allow a game with drug use, violence and most likely sex scenes, on their console.
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
True Crime New York was on the Gamecube
Bindiana's avatar
Bindiana 3 years ago
There is also GTA Chinatown Wars on the DS
Dru1034's avatar
Dru1034 3 years ago
the house of the dead overkill on wii, it broke records, most times f**k was said in a game or some thing like that
Dru1034's avatar
Dru1034 3 years ago
and the dude snogged his mother!!
The Bentley's avatar
The Bentley 3 years ago
Don't get me wrong Whitey, I absolutely love Nintendo's games. But the Wii U just doesn't stand out to me, I don't want to drop £300 on a console that has the same capabilities as my 360 / PS3 with the only difference being a massive touch screen on the controller. Nintendo should have waited an extra year and brought out a console that could compete with the PS4 / X1. I'll probably pick up a Wii U later on down the line when they release the new Zelda game that can apparently rival Skyrim in world size and free roam. Until then, the usual Mario games like Kart and 3D world stuff don't interest me. Neither will Donkey Kong. Smash Bros might tempt me though. Also, look at how many third party games aren't or haven't came out on the Wii U: Tomb Raider, Dead Space 3, Bioshock Infinite, Dead Island Riptide, Metro Last Light, DmC, Dragon Age 3, Battlefield 4, Deadpool, FF: Lightning Returns, GTA V, Destiny, The Division. Just to name a few. It's literally being shafted by loads of developers.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Just a question: Have Nintento ever had most 3rd party games on any of their consoles?
Whitey's avatar
Whitey 3 years ago
To be fair though, I don't think Nintendo is even interested in competing with PS4 and Xbox One, just like they wasn't with 360 and PS3. Besides, I think it would be too much to have 3 major hardcore consoles competing together. Nintendo has their own user base going for them, personally for me it's not what I'm looking for so I have no interest in their console, but a lot of people are so that's good enough for Nintendo.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Smartest thing you have said all week Whitey
Whitey's avatar
Whitey 3 years ago
Nah, smartest thing I said all week is renaming FF14: A Fail Reborn :)
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Oh, shame on me for forgetting that classic

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