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Radio in Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars varies depending on the platform, and is substantially stripped down from that found in previous games, due to the size limitations of the Nintendo DS cartridge. None of the radios feature any voice tracks, being purely instrumental. All the stations are named after real music labels and artists of bands, most of whom contributed, albeit with instrumental rather than vocal songs.

Radio stations in vehicles can be changed through buttons on the touch screen. All stations are assigned a rating from zero to five stars, depending on the amount of time the player spends listening to them. These can be views by accessing the radio player in the PDA.

Interestingly, the radio stations from Grand Theft Auto IV are advertised on billboards throughout the city, yet none are accessible to the player.

There are 5 stations that are available in all versions of Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars. The PSP version adds 6 more stations, and the iOS and Android versions (with update to 1.1.0) adds the PSP stations along with a custom station modified by the player. Please select a station to jump to its section.

Available On All Versions
Ticklah-logo
Deadmau5-logo
Alchemist-logo
Truth&Soul-logo
PrairieCartel-logo
Exclusive to PSP and iOS/Android Versions
DJKhalil logo
Tortoise-GTACW-logo
TOTH-GTACW-Logo
Anvil-GTACW-logo
SinowavFM-GTACW-logo
DFA-GTACW-logo
iOS/Android Platforms Only
IndependenceFM-GTAIV-Logo

Available On All Versions[]

Ticklah[]

Ticklah-logo

Ticklah is a dub radio station, playing primarily reggae-inspired beats. Named after reggae/dub artist Ticklah.

  • Ticklah - "Pork Eater (Pork Version)"[1] (2007)
  • Sonic Boom - "The Dub and the Restless" (2001)
  • Rootical Sound - "Dub It Today" (2001)
  • Douglass & Degraw feat. Rob Symeonn - "Wicked A Go Dub It" (2001)
  • Rootical Sound - "Horny Dub" (2000)
  • Calbert Walker - "General TSO" (2001)
  • Ticklah - "Descent" (2007)
  • Ticklah - "Nine Years" (2007)

Deadmau5[]

Deadmau5-logo

Deadmau5 is a station playing electronic and progressive house tunes. Named after the DJ deadmau5.

  • BSOD - "Oblique" (2006)
  • BSOD - "Choplifted" (2008)
  • Deadmau5 feat. MC Flipside - "Hi Friend" (Instrumental Mix) (2008)
  • Deadmau5 - "Rubiq" (2006)
  • BSOD - "Tilt" (2006)
  • BSOD - "Lollercoaster" (Kinda Funny Remix) (2006) [2]
  • BSOD - "Lollercoaster" (Outright Hilarious Remix) (2006) [3]
  • BSOD - "Saws And Squares" (2006) [4]
  • BSOD - "Game Over" (2007)
  • BSOD - "Milton" (2008)

Alchemist[]

Alchemist-logo

Alchemist is a station playing experimental hip-hop instrumentals. Named after the music producer The Alchemist.

  • Gangrene - "The Lost One" (2009)
  • Gangrene - "Haha" (2009)
  • Gangrene - "Assassin" (2009)
  • Gangrene - "Crimerate" (The Alchemist feat. Sheek & J-Hood - "Boost the Crime Rate") (2009)
  • Gangrene - "Future Trains" (Grafh - "Get Shot Boy") (2009)
  • Gangrene - "Clubster" (2009)
  • Gangrene - "The Thirst" (Mobb Deep & Big Noyd - "The Thirst") (2009)
  • Gangrene - "Quick Jux" (2009)
  • Gangrene - "Crack" (Fat Joe & KRS-One - "My Conscience") (2009)
  • Gangrene - "Tight" (2009)

Truth & Soul[]

Truth&Soul-logo

Truth & Soul is a jazz, soul, easy listening and funk station. Named after Truth and Soul, a record label.

  • Bronx River Parkway - "Song for Ray" (2008) [5]
  • El Michels Affair - "Detroit Twice" (2003)
  • El Michels Affair - "Too Late to Turn Back" (2003)
  • Lee Fields & The Expression - "My World" (2008)
  • El Michels Affair - "El Pueblo Unido" (2005)
  • Bronx River Parkway feat. Jose Parla & The Candela All Stars - "La Valla" (2006)
  • Bronx River Parkway feat. The Candela All Stars - "Me Toca" (2007)
  • The Expressions - "Money Is King" (2005)
  • Cosmic Force - "Ghetto Down" (2008)
  • Cosmic Force - "Trinidad Bump" (2005)

Prairie Cartel[]

PrairieCartel-logo

Prairie Cartel is a station playing mostly rock, electronica and indie music. Named after the band The Prairie Cartel.

  • Prairie Cartel - "Burning Down the Other Side" (2008)
  • Prairie Cartel - "Beautiful Shadow" (2009)
  • Prairie Cartel - "Magnetic South" (2009)
  • Prairie Cartel - "Narcotic Insidious" (2009)
  • Prairie Cartel - "Fuck Yeah, That Wide" (2008)
  • Prairie Cartel - "Cracktown" (2008)
  • Prairie Cartel - "Suitcase Pimp" (2009)
  • Prairie Cartel - "No Light Escapes There" [6] (2009)
  • Prairie Cartel - "Lost All Track of Time" (2008)
  • Prairie Cartel - "Cloud Sombrero" (2009)

Exclusive to PSP and iOS/Android Versions[]

DJ Khalil[]

DJKhalil logo

DJ Khalil is a funky hip-hop instrumental radio station playing songs produced by DJ Khalil.

  • DJ Khalil - "The Game" (Defari - "Show Some Luv") (2009)
  • DJ Khalil - "The 80's" (Bo Da Goodfella - "Live From The Garden") (2009) [7]
  • DJ Khalil - "The Breaks" (Kida - "Street Music") (2009) [8]
  • DJ Khalil - "More Meters" (Luguz - "High Off Myself") (2009)
  • DJ Khalil - "Make It Rain" (Bishop Lamont - "Inconvenient Truth") (2007)
  • DJ Khalil - "Take It Away" (Latroce Mex - "Le Tsar") (2009)
  • DJ Khalil - "New Bishop" (God'sHand - "Die With My Jutsu") (2009)
  • DJ Khalil - "Mr. Skee" (Chace Infinite feat. Krondon & Phil The Agony - "Welcome") (2009)
  • DJ Khalil - "La La La" (Roc C & Illa J - "Turn It Up") (2009) [9]
  • DJ Khalil - "Big Thunder" (Hot Dollar feat. Kobe - "Night Life") (2008)
  • DJ Khalil - "The Graduate" (Chace Infinite feat. Krondon & Planet Asia - "Book & A Pistol") (2009) [10]

Tortoise[]

Tortoise-GTACW-logo

Tortoise is a station playing post-rock. Named after the band Tortoise.

  • Tortoise - "Minors" (2009)
  • Tortoise - "Salt the Skies" (2004)
  • Tortoise - "Charteroak Foundation" (2009)
  • Tortoise - "Seneca" (2000)
  • Tortoise - "High Class Slim Came Floatin' In" (2009)
  • Tortoise - "Penumbra" (2009)
  • Tortoise - "Gigantes" (2009)
  • Tortoise - "Northern Something" (2009)
  • Tortoise - "Prepare Your Coffin" (2009)
  • Tortoise - "Ten-Day Interval" (1998) [11]

Turntables on the Hudson[]

TOTH-GTACW-Logo

Turntables on the Hudson is a Worldbeat music station, named after the music festival.

  • Nickodemus - "2 Sips & Magic" (2009)
  • Nickodemus & Osiris - "Brooklyn Ole" (2001)
  • Zeb - "Toe to Toe" (2009)
  • Nickodemus - "Sun Children" (Instrumental) (2009)
  • Nickodemus & Quantic - "La Lluvia" (Instrumental) (2009)
  • Nickodemus & Zeb - "Bellies & Brass" (2007)
  • Zeb - "Revolutionary Dreams" (2006)
  • Zeb - "Afro Disco" (Infragandhi & Cameleon Selecta Remix) (2008)
  • Zeb - "Turbo Jeepsy" (2007)
  • Zeb - "Balkany & Flowers" (2007)

Anvil[]

Anvil-GTACW-logo

Anvil is a station only playing songs by the Metal band Anvil.

  • Anvil - "666 (2009 Re-Record)" (1982/2009)
  • Anvil - "Metal on Metal (2009 Re-Record)" (1982/2009)
  • Anvil - "March of the Crabs" (1982)
  • Anvil - "Forged in Fire" (1983)
  • Anvil - "School Love (2009 Re-Record)" (1981/2009)
  • Anvil - "Thumb Hang" (2007)
  • Anvil - "Winged Assassins (2009 Re-Record)" (1983/2009)

Sinowav FM[]

SinowavFM-GTACW-logo

Sinowav FM is a radio station that plays typical Chinese folk songs.

  • Wang Changyuan - "Lofty Mountains and Flowing Water" (2002)
  • Central Traditional Orchestra - "A Trip To Lhasa - Movement 4: Driving Out Demons" (2002)
  • Ren Tongxiang - "A Hundred Birds Paying Tribute to the Phoenix" (1993)
  • Wang Changyuan - "Guangling Strains" (2004)
  • China Central Folk Music Orchestra - "Oriole Singing" (2001)
  • Zhu Runfu - "Autumn Reflections by the Dongting Lake" (1998)
  • Wang Changyuan - "Battling Against Typhoon" (2000)
  • He Xunyou - "Flying Carp" (2001)


DFA[]

DFA-GTACW-logo

DFA is a dance-punk, disco and electronica station featuring songs produced by DFA Records.

  • Altair Nouveau - "Space Fortress" (2009)
  • Walter Jones - "The Odyssey Sound" (Mogg & Naudascher Edit) (2006)
  • Mogg & Naudascher - "Moon Unit Part 1" (2007)
  • The Juan MacLean - "The Simple Life" (2008)
  • Mogg & Naudascher - "Moon Unit Part 2" (2007)
  • Plastique de Rêve - "Lost in the City" feat. Ghostape (2008)
  • Skatebård - "Pagans" (2007)
  • Max Brannslokker - "Stropharia" (2008)
  • Strangelets - "Riot on Planet 10" (Blitz Gramsci Remix) (2007)

iOS/Android Platforms Only[]

Independence FM[]

IndependenceFM-GTAIV-Logo

Independence FM is a custom radio station. The player must create an iTunes playlist titled "GTA", which will allow the game to randomly play songs within the playlist. Only available on the iOS and Android versions.

References[]

  1. Credited as "Ticklah - "Pork Eater"
  2. Credited as "BSOD - 1UP"
  3. Credited as "BSOD - 2UP"
  4. Credited as "BSOD - CTRL-ALT-DEL"
  5. Credited as "Bronx River Parkway - "Tribute for Ray"
  6. Credited as Prairie Cartel - "No Light"
  7. Credited in the game's manual as "Khalil - Chin Danny"
  8. Credited in the game's manual as "Khalil - Danny Tox"
  9. Credited in the game's manual as "Khalil - Busta Danny"
  10. Credited in the game's manual as "Khalil - Chin Danny Rock Beat"
  11. Credited as Tortoise - "3 Ten Day Interval"

See Also[]

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