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Radio Station
MSX FM
MSXFM-GTAIII-logo.png
Genre: Drum and bass, jungle
Appearance(s): Grand Theft Auto III
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
DJ(s): MC Codebreaker

MSX FM is a drum and bass radio station in Grand Theft Auto III, hosted by MC Codebreaker. The station is also known as MSX 98 in Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories.

Having a playlist that consists solely of drum and bass music, the station's musical beat is often fast paced and energetic, and characteristically features MC Codebreaker frequently including his own vocals into the music tracks itself, although his thick Afro-British accent makes his dialog hard to understand. Much like Rise FM in GTA III, the station uses transitions to bridge musical tracks, and as a result does not play advertising. The station's design references various real-life drum and base-related subjects; the station's suffix is 101.1 - a reference to Timecode's album, while MSX stands for "Moving Shadow". All songs played in MSX FM in GTA III originate from Timecode's 2001 mix album titled "01.1".

Compared to Lips 106 and Head Radio (which are pop stations), this music is considered to be "hardcore", and is tuned in by default when the player carjacks most Southside Hoods gang cars.

In GTA Liberty City Stories, MSX FM is known as "MSX 98", presumably referencing 1998, the year in which the game takes place. Still hosted by MC Codebreaker, the host often references artists under the Moving Shadow record label. MSX 98 is usually played when the player steals a PCJ-600 or a Yakuza gang car. All tracks in MSX 98 are taken from Moving Shadow Records, which various British drum and bass pioneers are signed on.

DJ: MC Codebreaker

Genres: drum and bass, oldschool jungle

Playlists

Grand Theft Auto III rendition

Mixed by DJ Timecode

  • TJ Rizing - "Agent 007" (2000)
  • Calyx - "Quagmire" (2001)
  • Rascal & Klone - "Get Wild" (2000)
  • Ryme Tyme - "Judgement Day" (2000)
  • Hex - "Force" (2000)
  • Omni Trio - "First Contact" (2001)
  • Aquasky - "Spectre" (2001)
  • Rascal & Klone - "Winner Takes All" (2000)
  • Ryme Tyme - "T Minus" (2000)
  • nCode - "Spasm" (2000)
  • D.Kay - "Monolith" (2000)
  • Dom & Ryme Tyme - "Iceberg" (2000)

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories rendition

MSX 98 (FM)'s logo as seen in GTA Liberty City Stories' game options.

Mixed by DJ Timecode

  • Omni Trio - "Renegade Snares" (1993)
  • Renegade - "Terrorist" (1994)
  • Foul Play - "Finest Illusion" (Legal Mix) (1993)
  • Omni Trio - "Living for the Future" (FBD Project Remix) (1994)
  • DJ Pulse - "Stay Calm" (Foul Play Remix) (1994)
  • Hyper-On Experience - "Disturbance" (Tango Remix) (1994)
  • Higher Sense - "Cold Fresh Air" (1994)
  • Omni Trio - "Living for the Future" (1994)
  • Omni Trio - "Thru the Vibe" (2 on 1 Remix) (1994)
  • Deep Blue - "The Helicopter Tune" (1994)
  • Dead Dred - "Dred Bass" (1994)

Trivia

  • Midnight Club III: DUB Edition, a game developed by Rockstar San Diego (formerly Angel Studios), also includes the tracks "Spectre", "Renegade Snares", and "The Helicopter Tune".

External link

  • MSX FM on the official GTA III website.