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Disco never dies! Music from the time when Liberty City was fun.
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K109 The Studio is a radio station in Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City that plays disco music.

Description[]

Join DJ Karl on a journey back to the heyday of Liberty City when disco never died and electronic music was born.
GTA IV website.
DJ Karl returns to K109 The Studio with a new mix of club classics from the likes of Chic and Créme D'Cocoa.
The Ballad of Gay Tony website.

The station is hosted by Karl Lagerfeld. It plays Disco, Early House and Electro, and it is the "sister station" of IF99.

Each rendition of the station has an exclusive tracklist, but downloading The Ballad of Gay Tony updates the stations with all the songs.

This is the favorite radio station of Bernie Crane and Tony Prince, and one of the favorites of the Albanian Mob.

Tracklist[]

Grand Theft Auto IV[]

Song: Preview: Notes:
"Burning Love Breakdown" by Peter Brown (1977)
"Can't Live Without Your Love" by Tamiko Jones (1979) Not available on Spotify. Removed on April 26, 2018 due to the 10-year licensing agreement on them expiring.
"Dancer" by Gino Soccio (1979)
"Get on Up and Do It Again" by Suzy Q (1981)
"On a Journey (I Sing the Funkelectrik)" by Electrik Funk (1982)
"Standing in the Rain" by Don Ray (1978)
"Supernature" by Cerrone (1977)
"Till You Surrender" by Rainbow Brown (1981)
"Underwater" by Harry Thumann (1979)
"Walk the Night" by Skatt Brothers (1980)


Episodes from Liberty City[]

Song: Preview: Notes:
"A Lover's Holiday" by Change (1980)
"Any Love" by Rufus feat. Chaka Khan (1979)
"(Are You Ready) Do the Bus Stop" by Fatback Band (1975)
"Boogie Oogie Oogie" by A Taste of Honey (1978)
"Disco Inferno" by The Trammps (1976)
"Doin' the Dog" by Creme d'Cocoa (1979)
"Everybody Dance" by Chic (1978)
"He's the Greatest Dancer" by Sister Sledge (1978)
"I Need You" by Sylvester (1980)
"Menergy" by Patrick Cowley feat. Sylvester (1981)
"Put Your Body in It" by Stephanie Mills (1979)
"Relight My Fire" by Dan Hartman (1979)
"Shake Your Groove Thing" by Peaches & Herb (1978)
"Still in Love" by Rose Royce (1982)
Removed on April 26, 2018 due to the 10-year licensing agreement on them expiring.
"There But For the Grace of God Go I" by Machine (1979)
"Young Hearts Run Free" by Candi Staton (1976)

Deleted Songs[]

Within the "american.gxt" file found in The Lost and Damned, there exists an entry for a song titled "Body Music" performed by an unknown band named Testers[2]. Further details from the file "EP1_RADIO_SOUNDS.DAT15"[3] indicate that this song was intended for K109 The Studio and had a duration of approximately 3 minutes and 42 seconds. Despite no known band with the name Testers performing a song with such a title, an inference can be made based on the primary genre of the radio station and information obtained from the Unidisc Music site[4][5], which contributed to the K109 tracklist that the entry may refer to the following song:

The difference in the ZiT label and the band's real name may have been due to a mistake or a pun, since the song was used as a testbed for future episodic additions to the radio.

The "american.gxt" file shows that the following songs were planned for The Ballad of Gay Tony expansion but did not appear in the final game:

Prominent Appearances in Gameplay[]

The station plays at the following locations:

Individual Songs[]

Gallery[]

The station has a single billboard[15] in GTA IV.

Private investigation[]

One of the tracks, "Walk The Night" by the Skatt Brothers was the subject of a rather infamous licensing event. Due to the death of Skatt Brothers lead singer Sean Delaney, Rockstar Games hired a private investigator to track down Delaney's surviving relatives to secure the rights of the track as the company felt that the song was essential to the game.[16]

Trivia[]

  • The logo as well as the name might be a reference to Studio 54. Karl Lagerfeld was among the notable patrons of the club.
  • For an unknown reason, "Can't Live Without Your Love" by Tamiko Jones has an oddity where at the 3:27 timestamp, the right channel will fade out and the rest of the song will only play in the left channel.
  • The interpolation of the KC and the Sunshine Band - "That's the Way (I Like It)" can be heard in some of the K109 The Studio stingers.

See Also[]

References[]

  1. Official GTA IV website (Flash)
  2. american.gxt (TLaD):
    T182_301 = Zit! Spotted TESTERS: Body Music
  3. EP1_RADIO_SOUNDS.DAT15:
    EP1_K109_BODYMUSIC
    EP1_K109_BODYMUSIC_STEREO
    EP1_K109_BODYMUSIC_POS1
    EP1_SFX_E1_BODYMUSIC_BODYMUSIC_LEFT
    EP1_SFX_E1_BODYMUSIC_BODYMUSIC_RIGHT
    EP1_SFX_E1_BODYMUSIC_BODYMUSIC_LEFT_1
    EP1_SFX_E1_BODYMUSIC_BODYMUSIC_RIGHT_1
  4. Strikers entry on Unidisc's site https://web.archive.org/web/20080508160949fw_/http://www.unidisc.com/show-me/strikers.html (archived)
  5. Full Unidisc Music catalogue circa 2008 https://web.archive.org/web/20081218181802fw_/http://www.unidisc.com/srch-db.html (archived)
  6. american.gxt (TBoGT):
    T182_634 = Zit! Spotted HAMILTON BOHANNON: Let's Start The Dance
  7. american.gxt (TBoGT):
    T182_635 = Zit! Spotted PEACHES & HERB: Funtime
  8. american.gxt (TBoGT):
    T182_637 = Zit! Spotted THE O'JAYS: I Love Music
  9. american.gxt (TBoGT):
    T182_638 = Zit! Spotted VICKI SUE ROBINSON: Turn The Beat Around
  10. american.gxt (TBoGT):
    T182_640 = Zit! Spotted GLORIA GAYNOR: Never Can Say Goodbye
  11. american.gxt (TBoGT):
    T182_650 = Zit! Spotted CHIC: My Forbidden Lover
  12. american.gxt (TBoGT):
    T182_652 = Zit! Spotted ALICIA BRIDGES: I Love The Nightlife (Disco Round)
  13. american.gxt (TBoGT):
    T182_653 = Zit! Spotted GQ: Disco Nights (Rock-Freak)
  14. american.gxt (TBoGT):
    T182_666 = Zit! Spotted MICHAEL ZAGER BAND: Let's All Chant
  15. K109TheStudio-GTAIV-Ad

    Billboard texture

  16. "GTA IV the next step in selling music too" Stuff.co.nz, January 30, 2009

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