This week, Grand Theft Auto V cruised to the $1 billion in sales mark, easily. And while Hudson Mohawke was unable to curate a radio station, just knowing how Rockstar has gotten down in the past should have had fans of dance music knowing that there would be some dance music in this installment of the GTA series… right? Wrong!
Maybe it’s our fault. We’ve been trying to show you guys that the term “EDM” isn’t just for commercial, LCD dance music. “Electronic dance music” comes in all shapes and sizes, from the quirky trap of Baauer to the festival-ready anthems of Avicii. Still, if some GTA playing, EDM loving gamers aren’t hearing that familiar “oontz,” they are automatically assuming that GTA V was lacking in dance music. It’s kind of funny.
Since the release of the game, we’ve been astonished that heads on Twitter really haven’t firmly grasped the notion that there’s dance music on the game… or that there isn’t a certain type of dance music on the game. For the record, Soulwax FM features a number of house tunes from Green Velvet, Tom Rowlands, Gesaffelstein, Jacques Lu Cont, and others, while Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide FM features bits from Swindle, Mala, and Cashmere Cat. Hell, FlyLo FM even has bits from DJ Rashad, Aphex Twin, Machinedrum, and Shadow Child… but we get it. You want Mixmash FM, with Laidback Luke spinning all of the fist-pumping bits… right? Maybe Grand Theft Auto VI: The Molly Incident will properly cater to your festival-charged dreams.