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Posted 25 May 2015 - 08:12 AM

This might annoy a lot of fans, but some people just learn about artists/bands from playing a video game. Who have you discovered though gaming? Here's mine:

 

The Black Keys ("Strange Times" in GTA IV)

Deluka ("Sleep Is Impossible" in GTA IV)

Crystal Castles ("Through the Hosiery" in Saints Row 2)

Sleigh Bells ("Riot Rhythm" in Saints Row: The Third)

Nero ("Me & You" in Forza Horizon)

The Naked and Famous ("Punching in a Dream" in Forza Horizon)

Arctic Monkeys ("R U Mine?" in Forza Horizon)

Little Dragon ("Crystalfilm" in GTA V+ and "Klapp Klapp" Forza Horizon 2)

CHVRCHES ("The Mother We Share" in Forza Horizon 2)

 

There's probably more, but this is what I can name off the top of my head. Video games are a good way to discover new music, since they often use songs by lesser-known artist (or lesser-known songs by famous artists), you get to see more than just what the radio shows you.

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Posted 25 May 2015 - 08:19 AM Edited by Testarossa, 27 May 2015 - 03:16 AM.

Hmm, this is interesting.

 

LCD Soundsystem ("Daft Punk is Playing At My House", "On Repeat" and "Disco Infiltrator" in Forza 2 and "Tribulations" in PGR3)

Arctic Monkeys ("R U Mine?" in Forza Horizon)

The Black Keys ("Black Door" in Driver SF)

Hot Chip ("Over and Over" in Forza Horizon)

The Juan MacLean ("The Simple Life" in GTA CTW)

Hall & Oates ("Out of Touch" in GTA VC)

Bloc Party ("Helicopter" in PGR3 and "Positive Tensions" in Forza 2)

Kavinsky ("Wayfarer" in Midnight Club LA)

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Posted 25 May 2015 - 08:58 AM

Hmm, this is interesting.

 

LCD Soundsystem ("Daft Punk is Playing At My House", "On Repeat" and "Disco Infiltrator" in Forza 2 and "Tribulations" in PGR3)

Arctic Monkeys ("R U Mine?" in Forza Horizon)

The Black Keys ("Black Door" in Driver SF)

Hot Chip ("Over and Over" in Forza Horizon)

The Juan MacLean ("The Simple Life" in GTA CTW)

Hall & Oates ("Out of Touch" in GTA VC)

Bloc Party ("Helicopter" in PGR3 and "Positive Tensions" in Forza 2)

I actually knew about Hot Chip before FH because of Saints Row 2 haha.


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Posted 25 May 2015 - 09:43 AM

I discovered Skyzoo after hearing his song The Chase Is On in Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City, and now I'm a huge fan, and he is one of my all-time favorites. 

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Posted 25 May 2015 - 02:55 PM

Hmm... I don't know this just seems like another excuse for a topic for people to list songs they like - like What You Listening To Now and Rate The Song above you. What's the discussion we are having here? 

 

I'll leave it open for now but if it just people posting random songs, I'll lock it. 

 

Thank you!


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Posted 25 May 2015 - 11:43 PM

Hmm... I don't know this just seems like another excuse for a topic for people to list songs they like - like What You Listening To Now and Rate The Song above you. What's the discussion we are having here? 

 

I'll leave it open for now but if it just people posting random songs, I'll lock it. 

 

Thank you!

It's about sharing your music discoveries though video games. We're not sharing personal songs we like but rather the songs that were in the video game in question.

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Posted 25 May 2015 - 11:46 PM

Health from Max Payne 3 and a song they have in GTA V called, "High Pressure Dave".
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Posted 25 May 2015 - 11:57 PM

Yeah, I too discovered Health through MP3. Great soundtrack. 

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Posted 26 May 2015 - 02:04 AM

Beck actually I really got into him after playing through "Beyond Two Souls" when the character songs "Lost Cause"

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Posted 26 May 2015 - 07:30 AM

Beck actually I really got into him after playing through "Beyond Two Souls" when the character songs "Lost Cause"

 

Beck is great. Going to see him in a couple of months. 


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Posted 26 May 2015 - 08:06 AM

Since 90% of my music are from video games, I might gonna list the top 10:

- LCD Soundsystem ("Tribulations" from Driver: Parallel Lines)
- Asian DUB Foundation ("Flyover" from Burnout: Revenge)
- Kaiser Chiefs ("Oh My God" from Driver: Parallel Lines)
- Calyx ("Just You" from Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition)
- Pendulum ("Granite" from Need for Speed: Undercover)
- Dieselboy + Kaos ("Barrier Break" from Need for Speed: Most Wanted)
- Hot Chip ("Over and Over" from Saints Row 2)
- Boys Noize ("& Down" from GTA IV)
- Blonde Acid Cult ("Shake It Loose" from TLAD)
- Neon Indian ("Change Of Coast" from GTA V)
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Posted 26 May 2015 - 08:55 AM Edited by TheMcSame, 26 May 2015 - 09:16 AM.

Uhhh... let me see...

 

Bands and Artists?

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Not too sure:

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Songs from artists/bands I already knew about...

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I'm getting quite the list here... I'll probably come back and edit in some more later, I'm literally just going through my playlist.  :D

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Posted 26 May 2015 - 05:54 PM

Beck actually I really got into him after playing through "Beyond Two Souls" when the character songs "Lost Cause"

 
Beck is great. Going to see him in a couple of months. 
That's awesome try and get some video of the show if you wouldn't mind (don't get in trouble of course) I'm going to 8 or 9 concerts in the next 3 months Colin Hay and BNL, Amos Lee and David Gray, and a few others

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Posted 30 May 2015 - 06:51 PM

Majority of the music I listen to these days is from video games, EA games being the most dominant source for most of it. Hell, even my old username on here was based on a Fatboy Slim track from SSX3.


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Posted 30 May 2015 - 08:55 PM Edited by Venom, 30 May 2015 - 08:55 PM.

There's a snowmobile racing game for the PS1 called Sled Storm, which had a pretty cool soundtrack and you could put the game disc into a CD player and play through the tracks; which I thought was super cool.

From there I found out about Econoline Crush - they had three songs from two albums remixed for the game: Surefire, Sparkle & Shine, and Nowhere Now; all of which I really liked.

 

Also Paul Wall's Sittin' Sidewayz from SSX on Tour (Xbox) is perrrrrfect.


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Posted 31 May 2015 - 03:17 PM

Tool (Parabola, Schism and Vicarious) in GH World Tour

Living Colour (Cult of Personality) in GTA San Andreas

Jane's Addiction (Been Caught Stealing) in GTA San Andreas


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Posted 02 June 2015 - 11:25 PM

Feeder springs to mind, having heard Buck Rogers and Just A Day for the first time when I played Gran Turismo 3 years ago. Right from the off they became one of my favourite bands. I saw them a few times and bought every album from Echo Park right through to Generation Freakshow. It's just a shame the latter was so generic and incredibly bland as it meant the band faded away with a whimper.

 

More recently I came across Wolf Rider in NHL 15, with their song "From Where You Are." 


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Posted 04 June 2015 - 06:32 PM

Dilated Peoples - from the song "Who's Who" on Need For Speed Underground. DP member Evidence also had a song on Midnight Club Los Angeles called "Let Yourself Go". 


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Posted 06 June 2015 - 10:52 AM

The Chain Gang of 1974 - Sleepwalking from GTA V.:

 

 

I actually stumbled upon it by accident while browsing the forums (Keep in mind I have never played GTA V) on a topic about speculation about the PC version of GTA V. One guy posted this in the topic and I don't know why but I was like "let's listen to this" and instantly fell in love with it. It's actually my favorite song of all time (IMO of course) to date. I don't know why but I have listened to this almost everyday ever since I stumbled upon it a year or so ago. There's another nice remix for it too.: 

 

 

I love it.

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Posted 27 June 2015 - 12:34 AM

Thanks to GTA: SA, I knew many bands/artists, such as Living Colour, L7, RATM, Guns N' Roses, Alice In Chains, Rob Stewart, and so on.
Also Need For Speed: Carbon gave me a chance to know bands/artists like, Priestess, Gary Numan & Tubeway Army, Roots Manuva, The Kyuss, Sway, Dynamite MC, The Vacation (and list goes on) My favorite songs were:

1. Are Friends Electric? by Gary Numan & Tubeway Army
2. I Am The Night, Colour Me Black by Priestess
3. No Love by Roots Manuva
4. Hype Boys by Sway
5. Thee Small Faces by Metro Riots
 

And the probably most important one for me was:

Green Day.
I didn't discovered them in GTA: SA of course, but ''thanks to'' GTA: SA.
Most players probably know, there is a glitch in the game that allows you to gain more gang territory (a.k.a ''Territory Glitch''). When is triggered, you become able to conquer gang territories also in San Fierro and Las Venturas.
Anyway, I was trying to trigger it with one of the known methods. I did what method said but I couldn't trigger it. So, I decided to take a look at glitch to see 'how to do'.
Then I watched the video below. I still couldn't make it but I really liked the song that plays in the background. In the end of the video, I learnt it's name is ''American Idiot''. Then I searched for the band and started to enjoy their music. Whoever that guy was, he made me knew these awesome band.


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Posted 27 June 2015 - 04:07 AM

Nico Vega (Beast - BioShock Infinite)

Dead Sara (Heart-Shaped Box, Weatherman - inFAMOUS: Second Son)

The Chain Gang of 1974 (Sleepwalking - GTA V)

Hudson Mohawke (100hm - GTA V)


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Posted 27 June 2015 - 01:56 PM

Placebo - bitter end (my favourite song from SSX 3)

 

 

Autopilot off - Make a sound (from Burnout 3 Takedown)

 


Stone temple pilots - Plush (GTA San Andreas)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u24BxSL8KJQ

 

Alice in Chains - Them bones (GTA San Andreas)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xczq2sbRoHg


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Posted 28 June 2015 - 04:14 AM Edited by reiniat, 28 June 2015 - 04:15 AM.

I used to be a music peasant that only loved metal for princesses... And then I played Brutal Legend.

 

Also i actually listened to HEALTH's first album before Max Payne 3 but i didnt cared much for it until i heard Tears, then i came back and listened to Get Color instead and it was f*cking awesome.

And they are releasing a new album.


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Posted 22 July 2015 - 12:06 AM

This is a bit different than what OP was asking for but here are some songs from GTA V that I liked so much I downloaded to my personal music library:

 

Mirror Maru - Cashmere Cat: Worldwide FM

The Kill - Flying Lotus: FlyLo FM

Rubber Band - The Trammps: The Lowdown 91.1

20's 50's 100's - King Avriel: The Lab

From Nowhere - Dan Croll: Radio Mirror Park

Do You Believe - Poolside: Radio Mirror Park

Lucky Boy - DJ Mehdi: Radio Mirror Park

Skeletons - Stevie Wonder: Space 103.2

Heartbreaker - Zapp: Space 103.2

Nine Is God - Wavves: VBR

Crawling After You - The Chain Gang of 1974: VBR

I Wouldn't Want To Be Like You - The Alan Parsons Project: Los Santos Rock Radio

Rock'n Me - Steve Miller Band: Los Santos Rock Radio

Night Moves - Bob Seger: Los Santos Rock Radio

What A Fool Believes - The Doobie Brothers: Los Santos Rock Radio

Lady (Hear Me Tonight) - Modjo: Nonstop Pop FM

Hold Up - Nipsey Hussle: Radio Los Santos

Hood Gone Love It - Jay Rock: Radio Los Santos

A.D.H.D - Kendrick Lamar: Radio Los Santos

How It Was - Future: Radio Los Santos

Whiskey River - Willie Nelson: Rebel Radio

Ambitionz Az A Ridah - 2Pac: West Coast Classics

Still D.R.E - Dr. Dre: West Coast Classics

Gin and Juice - Snoop Dogg: West Coast Classics

Mind Playing Tricks On Me - The Geto Boys: West Coast Classics

 

And I had this in my library even before GTA V, The Next Episode - Dr. Dre: West Coast Classics

 

GTA V has an amazing soundtrack.


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Posted 22 July 2015 - 01:45 AM

Dan Croll. There are MANY others but he stands out.


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Posted 22 July 2015 - 01:59 AM

Kendrick Lamar (GTA V)

Jay Rock (GTA V)

Ice Cube (GTA: San Andreas)

The Game (Midnight Club: LA)

Dan Croll (GTA V)

 

Kendrick Lamar is one that stands out. Probably my favorite rapper, I wish I would've discovered him sooner.


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Posted 22 July 2015 - 02:08 PM

Student Rick, Sublime, P.O.D all from the PS2 game Aggressive Inline.

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Posted 23 July 2015 - 10:53 AM

I am thankful that GTA V made me familiar with these guys:

 

The Chain Gang of 1974

Miami Horror

The Ruby Suns (check out their 2013 album, Christopher, it's pretty amazing)


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Posted 23 July 2015 - 01:09 PM

Gesaffelstein (GtaV)
Flying lotus (GtaV)
Skrillex (Cod Bo2)

That's it, i'm more into the EDM scene and that isn't used much in games. I still like most of the game music though but i don't really feel like looking them up

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Posted 24 July 2015 - 02:26 PM

I discovered The Chemical Brothers through Midnight Club Los Angeles, where their song Midnight Madness was used. 





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