Traditionally the sound most associated with basketball, hip-hop has dominated the soundtracks for past installments in EA Sports' NBA Live pro hoops sim. However, as it did earlier this month with the FIFA 08 soundtrack, EA has announced that the NBA Live 08 set list will include an international mix of styles, from hip-hop to electronic to rock.
EA has tapped 19 acts from across the globe for the latest in its pro baller series. The eclectic soundtrack includes tunes from Norwegian dance-punk trio Datarock, Latino hip-hop/R&B crooners The Dey, and Swedish garage-rockers The Hives.
NBA Live 08 drives to store shelves on October 2 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, and Wii. A PC version is also expected in late October. Free trials of the game are currently available on Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network.
A full list of bands on this year's NBA Live 08 soundtrack is as follows.
Cool Kids - "88"
Datarock - "Fa-Fa-Fa"
DJ Jazzy Jeff feat. CL Smooth - "All I Know"
DJ Vadim feat. Emo and Syrus - "Fear Feats"
Dub Pistols feat. Terry Hall - "Running From the Thoughts"
Eve - "Tambourine"
Joss Stone - "Tell Me 'Bout It"
Kevin Michael feat. Wyclef Jean - "It Don't Make Any Difference"
Kid Beyond - "Mothership"
KRS-One & Marley Marl - "Hip Hop Lives"
LCD Soundsystem - "Us v Them"
Mark Ronson feat. Tiggers - "Toxic"
Mr. J. Medeiros - "Silent Earth (Ohmega Watts Remix)"
Stephen Marley - "Hey Baby"
The Dey - "Get the Feeling"
The Hives - "Well Alright"
Timbaland feat. Keri Hilson - "The Way I Are"
UnkleJam - "Love Ya"