Saints Row IV soundtrack to feature Blur, Kendrick Lamar, Mad Decent channel


    The forthcoming Saints Row IV already has plenty to make it an easy contender for game of the year: superpowers, giant mech battles, jets in the shape of a Bald Eagle, and even a dubstep gun. Oh, and did we mention the Inflate-O-Ray that recreates the classic Big Head Mode? Cause that’s there, too.

    Now, developers Deep Silver Volition and Heavy Duty have put the icing on the proverbial cake by outlining the game’s massive soundtrack. In an interview with Complex, Brandon Bray and Roel Sanchez, the two chief audio designers, said the game includes seven separate radio stations ranging from hip-hop to EDM to punk-rock. In fact, Diplo’s Mad Decent record label has its very own station, Mad Decent 106.9, which features RiFF RaFF as DJ, because the man’s got a way with words.

    “It’s an interesting process,” Bray said, “because one, we’re privy to songs that may or may not have been released yet, and two, we need to make sure that what we’re going to be licensing will be relevant by the time our game comes out.”


    Other radio stations include:

    — 89 GenX, featuring FIDLAR’s “No Waves” and The Bronx’s “Along For The Ride”

    — Klassic 104, featuring compositions by Bach and Tchaikovsky

    — The Mix 107.77, featuring OutKast’s “B.O.B.”, Biz Markie‘s “Just A Friend”, Blur‘s “Song 2”, and Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing”

    — KRhyme 95.4, featuring Kendrick Lamar’s “Swimming Pools (Drank)”, ASAP Rocky’s “Goldie”, El-P’s “The Full Retard”, Killer Mike’s “Go!”, and more.

    For each radio station’s full playlist, head here.

    Saints Row IV the game will hit shelves August 20th for Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and PC.  Watch the game’s demo below: