Rockstar Games turns on the radio, GTA soundtrack details emerge

Rockstar updates the official Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas site with info on the game's soundtrack.


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Rockstar Games has updated the official Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas site with information on the 10 radio stations in the game, as well as a teaser on the music to be included. The Web site now features a car-stereo interface with clickable buttons that correspond to each station. Clicking the button will call up information on the station, such as DJ and format, and stream a short audio clip that includes the DJ's voice and a snippet of music.

The first station is Master Sounds, a classics station helmed by Johnny "The Love Giant" Parkinson that features a clip of "The Payback" from soul legend James Brown.

The second station is Playback, a hip-hop station led by Forth Right MC that plays "Children's Story" by Slick Rick.

Bounce FM, whose playlist draws on all manner of funk, chosen by DJ The Funkitpus, is the third station. "Funky Worm" from the Ohio Players it the sample clip.

The fourth station is K-DST, "The Dust," whose DJ, Tommy "The Nightmare" Smith, spins classic rock such as Eddie Money's "Two Tickets to Paradise."

The fifth station, K-Jah Radio West, plays dance hall, raga, reggae, and dub tunes spun by two DJs, Marshall Peter and Johnny Lawton. "Chase the Devil" by Max Romeo & The Upsetters is the sample tune.

CSR, the sixth station, favors new-jack swing and modern soul chosen by Philip "PM" Michaels. Bel Biv Devoe's "Poison" is the station's sample track.

The seventh station offers a considerable change of pace with Radio:X, the self-described home of modern rock voiced by Sage, a female DJ. Rage Against the Machine's "Killing in the Name" is the sample track.

The eighth station is K-Rose, a country station whose DJ, Marybeth Maybell, spins tunes such as the sample track, "Crazy," by Willie Nelson.

The ninth station, Radio Los Santos, features DJ Julio G, who fits the West Coast hip-hop station's attitude. The late great 2Pac's "I Don't Give a F***" is the sample tune.

The last station on the site is SF-UR, a house music station whose DJ, Hans Oberlander, is an excitable fellow. Raze's "Break 4 Love" is the station's sample tune.

Just below the stereo on the site is an alcove with a sleeve for Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas that, when clicked, offers additional details on the upcoming soundtrack for the game. The two-CD set will be released by Interscope Records and should be on store shelves November 23.

The section also encourages readers to return this Monday for the full track list of the two-CD set. As for the actual game, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas will be released exclusively for the PlayStation 2 on October 26.

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