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This is Low Power, D.I.Y. radio. You know we built everything ourselves. I mean I had to drive all the way up to San Fierro for some of these parts. Little radio store up there run by this loser. Real loser, total zero(sic). And THE most annoying voice I've ever heard. And I was thinking the drive up there was the worst part of that mission, but, actually... dealing with that guy and the annoying shit he made me do? I mean it was just.. there were these pl-
All right, umm uh Where was I? Uh.. Oh yeah.
This is Kult 99.1 beach radio. Let's play another song
— DJ Zachary

Kult FM 99.1 (also referred to as K.U.L.T. 99.1 FM and Vespucci Beach Low Power Radio on its logo) is a radio station in Grand Theft Auto Online added in The Cayo Perico Heist update on December 15, 2020. The station is hosted by Julian Casablancas, lead singer for The Strokes and The Voidz rock bands.

Description[]

Tune in, turn on and space out to the sounds of Kult FM, hosted by Julian Casablancas of The Strokes and The Voidz. The guestlist is star-studded, with appearances from Mac DeMarco, David Cross and Tony Mac, and the station’s playlist spans from the Madchester sounds of Joy Division, New Order and A Certain Ratio to heavy throwbacks from Danzig, the Velvet Underground and Iggy Pop, and everything in between, plus the world exclusive premiere of a new track from The Voidz called “Alien Crime Lord.”
— Rockstar Newswire [1]

The station broadcasts from Julian Casablancas' basement in Vespucci Beach. Despite the logo claiming it is a low power radio station, it can be heard throughout southern San Andreas. While it is advertised as being hosted by Julian Casablancas, most of the continuity on the station is provided by his producer, Zachary, portrayed by David Cross, who makes regular reference to Julian's absence, and his own previous role in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas as Zero.

Kult FM's content largely focuses on post-punk and experimental rock, but ranges from a wide range of genres such as hip hop, industrial rock, art rock, gothic rock, indie rock, garage rock, new wave, dub, power pop, alternative dance, soul, and traditional pop. The playlist makes it one of the most diverse, genre-independent stations to appear in the series.

Mac DeMarco intermittently provides horoscope readings and some songs are announced using a computer synthesized voice, similarly to The Journey.

Tracklist[]

Song: Preview: Notes:
Going Back to Cali by LL Cool J (1987)
So It Goes by Nick Lowe (1976)
Too Much Money by Automatic (2019)
Age of Consent by New Order (1983)
Eisbär by Grauzone (1980)
She's Lost Control by Joy Division (1979)
Many Tears Ago by Connie Francis (1960)
Drab Measure by Crack Cloud (2016)
The Adults Are Talking by The Strokes (2020)
TV Casualty by Misfits (1978)
Replaced by the shorter version that lacks the last 30 seconds of the song in GTA Online: Bottom Dollar Bounties.
Deep by Danzig (1996)
Liebe Auf Den Ersten Blick by DAF (1981)
Faceless by A Certain Ratio (1979)
Tainted Love by Gloria Jones (1965)
Girls and Boys by Viagra Boys (2020)
Time Bomb by Ramones (1983)
Left Me Lonely by MC Shan Feat. TJ Swan (1987)
Where No Eagles Fly by The Voidz (2014)
Rock and Roll by The Velvet Underground (1970)
Human Fly by The Cramps (1978)
Baby I Love You So by Colourbox (1986)
Down On The Street by The Stooges (1970)
It's Yours by T La Rock (1984)
On the Level by Mac DeMarco (2017)
Raga Madhuvanti by Charanjit Singh (1982)

Unavailable in the US

Four Shadows by Ariel Pink (2014)
Pool Song by Lea Porcelain (2020)
Take Down The House by Promiseland (2017)
Hard to Explain by The Strokes (2001)
Alien Crime Lord by The Voidz (2020)
Nightclubbing by Iggy Pop (1977)
This is the Day by The The (1983)
Cycle by Icky Blossoms (2012)
Typical Girls by The Slits (1979)

Deleted Songs[]

In the leaked source code[2], a cut song is mentioned.

Prominent Appearances in the Storyline[]

Individual Songs[]

Gallery[]

Influence[]

The radio station is based on the real-life KTPC-LP FM 99.1 (also known as VENICE 99.1 FM), a low-power radio station in Venice Beach, Los Angeles, that plays an eclectic mix of tunes. [4] One of the Kult FM hosts, Tony Mac, is one of the hosts of VENICE 99.1 FM in real life. The name of the station is a play on Cult Records, an independent record label founded by Julian Casablancas in 2009.

Trivia[]

  • Occasionally, Zachary will introduce "Time Bomb" by saying 'Hey ho, let's go Ramones!', a reference to another song of theirs, "Blitzkrieg Bop".
  • This is the second time David Cross has played a radio host in collaboration with Julian Casablancas, the first being in the music video for "Juicebox" by The Strokes.
  • The song "Eisbär" by Grauzone (1980) that is featured on this radio station is sampled by another song: "Inside the Cage (David Gilmour Girls remix)" by Juliette and the Licks (2008), which is featured on Radio Broker in Grand Theft Auto IV.
  • Kult FM is the second radio station in the series to include licensed tracks that have been featured in previous GTA titles, the first being Los Santos Underground Radio.
  • The song "Baby I Love You So" by Colourbox is a cover of the Jacob Miller song of the same name, which itself is the original vocal version of "King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown" by Augustus Pablo, a dub track which was previously featured on K-JAH West in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

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