Grand Theft Auto V has done an exceptional job at introducing music of almost every kind to millions of gamers worldwide. Especially with the varied radio stations one hears every time they steal a new ride while playing it.
Artists such as Twin Shadow, Wavves and Flying Lotus DJ the 17 different stations, and the latter is thrilled to be involved in such a project. In a recent Pitchfork interview, FlyLo shares his excitement for the video game.
Pitchfork: How does GTAV stack up to other games in the series to you?
Flying Lotus: Oh, it kills every other one. It’s the best game ever made, dude.
Flying Lotus also spoke enthusiastically about being involved in the music making within the GTAV, and how it touched on situations he’s experienced on his own.
Pitchfork: You tweeted that you tried to get some unheard Burial, Dilla, and Aphex Twin stuff in there. What are some other noteworthy things you really wanted for your station that didn’t make the cut?
FL: Specifically, I wanted to have Bone Thugs-n-Harmony’s “Foe tha Love of $” in there. I wanted to put [2Pac’s] “Hail Mary” on there. I wanted to put Underachievers on there. I wanted to put more Brainfeeder people on it. But once some of the guidelines came through, I realized that they wanted it to be more like my live show than anything else.
My only gripe is that I wish I could’ve had a longer station. It’s 40 minutes, but an hour would’ve been nice. I have to get through the tracks really fast. I considered 57 songs for this thing, including George Duke and Bootsy Collins, who has his own station. I considered Stereolab, Curtis Mayfield, Portishead, Killah Priest, Ghostface Killah, Weather Report, Actress, Raekwon.
Pitchfork: Is it more special to include your own music or something like Aphex Twin or OutKast?
FL: It’s all very special. I would drive around and listen to OutKast and Aphex Twin in L.A., and I have my own experiences in the areas that they recreate in the game. I have that shit. I know what it’s like listening to Aphex Twin driving down the beach. I get it, and it’s special to think that someone else might think that, too. I made this shit for those people.
Spin has now brought us a full stream of the FlyLo FM playlist, and below is a specific tracklisting, though it’s doesn’t mirror the order the songs are played in the following video:
FlyLo FM playlist:
01. Flying Lotus feat. Niki Randa – “Getting There”
02. Clams Casino – “Crystals”
03. Flying Lotus – “Crosswerved”
04. Flying Lotus – “Be Spin”
05. Flying Lotus – “See Thru to U”
06. Flying Lotus – “The Diddler”
07. Flying Lotus – “Computer Face Rmx”
08. Hudson Mohawke – “100hm”
09. Flying Lotus feat. Niki Randa – “The Kill”
10. Tyler, the Creator – “Garbage”
11. OutKast – “Elevators (Me & You)”
12. Captain Murphy – “Evil Grin”
13. Flying Lotus – “Catapult Man”
14. Dabrye – “Encoded Flow”
15. Machinedrum – “She Died There”
16. DJ Rashad – “It’s Wack”
17. Thundercat – “Oh Sheit It’s X”
18. Flying Lotus – “Stonecutters”
19. Shadow Child – “23”
20. Kingdom – “Stalker Ha”
21. Aphex Twin – “Windowlicker”