Artists you've discovered from playing video games.

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  1. sems4arsenal

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    This topic could fit in the gaming and/or music sub forums but I feel it is best here.

    Aside from the obvious Daiki Kasho/Garbage GT links -- one of my favorite bands (U.N.K.L.E) I discovered from playing every Codemasters racer.

    Prime example



    I've also been in love with Saint Motel from FIFA.
     
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    Fischerspooner.
     
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    From just cause 3 Torre Florim (De Staat)
     
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    I finally realised how much I love CHVRCHES' music after playing Forza Horizon 3
     
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    I don't have specific artists that I follow because of videogames, but I do have lots of alternative songs from the PS2 era and especially from Burnout 3, which IMO is the racing game with the best soundtrack of all time.
     
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    Royksopp from SSX3

     
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    So many to count. But, my love for Cannibal Ox - and by extension, the vast majority of Definitive Jux artists - came from the first Tony Hawk's Underground.

     
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    I think the sound tracks to wipeout and Gran Turismo on the original PS probably helped shape my musical taste.
    But in the days before games on CD’s which were easy to put high quality audio on; I think this was and still is probably my favourite piece of video game music



    Chris Huelsbeck totally rocks!
     
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    Never thought I'd see the day that Turrican appeared on GTPlanet. Of course, Turrican was famous for its "curly muffins".

    On a related note, one of my favourite game soundtracks was Chuck Rock (neatly complemented by the animated musicians, who only play their instruments when their instruments are playing):



    However, to relate back to the thread, this lead me to Swedish power metal band Machinae Supremacy who recorded their own cover of it for no reason that I can determine*, and released it in a compilation album of random crap they'd done called Crap Pack:



    Glorious.

    *Actually, they make a lot of games-related and games-inspired music, and they use synthesiser based around a Commodore 64 sound chip... because reasons
     
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    Also, I want to relate this to the OP and that my love for UNKLE also comes from GRID. However, I went the opposite way - and got into the rabbit hole that is the various remixes, DJ and live sets that James Lavelle has released under UNKLE Sounds. In fact, I have one of the DJ sets on CD - Big Brother Is Watching. And plan to get the good one - Do Androids Dream of Electric Beats? - soon.

    Also, as a bit of a factoid: This is the version of No One Knows from the intro of GRID, ripped straight from the game. It's only about a minute and change long, but I thought it would be significant considering that there's no version of it on Youtube.
     
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    I credit quite a few video games to giving me a "one song that I like" of an artist I then later went on to really get into. Some of them, particularly the GTA ones, I might have known a song or two by the band before but the game cemented me really enjoying them.

    Formula 1 95
    Steve Vai
    Joe Satriani

    Gran Turismo
    Feeder
    Kaiser Chiefs

    TOCA Touring Car Championship
    Gary Scargill

    Grand Theft Auto III
    Giorgio Moroder

    Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
    ABC
    Spandau Ballet
    Lionel Ritchie

    Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
    Tom Petty

    Grand Theft Auto IV
    Iron Maiden

    Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
    Donna Burke
     
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    There have been so many over the years, so I have to list them too:

    Burnout 3:
    Rise Against

    Burnout Dominator:
    Hot Hot Heat

    FIFA 2005:
    Future Funk Squad

    FIFA 12:
    The Chain Gang of 1974

    Fight Night Round 3:
    Atmosphere

    Forza Motorsport 3:
    All Hospital Records artists

    Gran Turismo 4:
    Kasabian

    Need for Speed: ProStreet:
    Chase & Status

    Pure:
    The Qemists

    Wipeout series:
    BT
    Plump DJs
    Stanton Warriors
     
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    Need For Speed got me hooked on a few. Dead Sara - Weatherman is one that comes to mind.
     
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    :eek:

    Edit: To clarify, I'm more flabbergasted that the artists were featured in the games than by the implication that you weren't necessarily familiar with them prior.

    Edit #2: Upon investigation, I'm not really surprised by "Poison Arrow" (ABC) but "Gold" (Spandau Ballet) is a bit unexpected.
     
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    Not a full list, just what I can recall off the top of my head.

    Burnout Paradise

    LCD Soundsystem

    Forza Horizon
    Empire of the Sun
    Nero
    Miike Snow
    Cut Copy

    Forza Horizon 2
    Pnau
    CHVRCHES (I found them first in GT6 thanks to "Under the Tide", but I didn't realize they also created "The Mother We Share" - that's the song that got me hooked.)

    Forza Horizon 3
    ODESZA

    Gran Turismo 3
    Daiki Kasho
    Lenny Kravitz

    Gran Turismo 4
    Earth, Wind & Fire

    Gran Turismo 5
    Two Door Cinema Club

    Gran Turismo 6
    CHVRCHES

    I would include artists from Need For Speed games, but damn, there's way too many!
     
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    Should also mention that my favorite band of all time - Thrice - I found out through both SSX 3 and Test Drive: Eve of Destruction. Mainly the latter.

     
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    Ok, so technically I didn't discover this by playing the game (Capsized), but someone must have:


    Turn it up!

     
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    I've discovered dozens upon dozens of artists whilst playing video games.

    Need For Speed 2015
    Muzzy
    Aerochord
    HEALTH

    Midnight Club 3
    Calyx
    Nine Inch Nails
    Dom & Roland
    The Game
    Mash Out Pose
    Jimmy Eat World
    Unwritten Law

    Midnight Club LA
    We Are Wolves
    Disturbed
    Tech Nine

    MotorStorm Pacific Rift
    The Qemists
    Slipknot
    Queens Of The Stone Age
    Goose

    Need For Speed Underground 2
    Fluke
    Ministry
    Skindred
    Helmet
    Felix Da Housecat
    Mudvayne
    Snoop Dog
    The Doors

    Gran Turismo 3
    Feeder
    Daiki Kasho
    MUSE
    Aisha

    Gran Turismo 4
    The Hives
    Kaiser Cheifs
    Rinsa
    Mr Natural
    Eagles Of Death Metal
    The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster
    Bushwacka
    Yello
    Kasabian

    Gran Turismo 5
    Gonno
    London Electricity
    Nittoku Inoue
    **** Buttons

    Gran Turismo 6
    Amon Tobin
    White Denim
    Hatfield
    Deep Vally

    GT Sport
    Slow Train Soul
    Ty Segal
    Lenny Ibizarre
    Vant
    Young Fathers
    Lamaitre
    Courtney Barnett

    There's probably a heap that I haven't named...
     
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    Neon Indian, Though in fairness just this song really, It just stood out most to me from GTA:V

     
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    Isn’t Polish Girl in the game, too?
     
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    Some very interesting responses so far. Some of the responses here reminded me of other artists I discovered (how did I forget Kasabian :lol: )

    I always listen to this on long road trips . I thought the GRID version was on Youtube :odd: -- that's really cool.
     
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    Man With A Mission. Had a hidden track (higher english version) on either PES 13 or 14. Got me totally into J ROCK. I think also all them EA games that had EA Trax on then had great music. SSX, Burnout etc.
     
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    'Recoil' thanks to Need For Speed Undercover. I have the full album. Pretty good stuff!

    Say what you want to say about that game (I probably share the same opinion), but it had one KILLER soundtrack.
     
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    I think I'll nominate (besides Daiki Kasho) Kimara Lovelace and Breaking Benjamin among recording artists I learned through games. Kimara provided the sexy smooth vocals in "Ridge Racer Type 4." I know of Breaking Benjamin for "The Diary of Jane" in "NASCAR 07." I even bought the Phobia CD from Breaking Benjamin. And usually, I am not much a rock music person. In terms of composers, I consider Barry Leitch one of the best of all time. I didn't get to appreciate his work until playing games like "Top Gear Rally" and "RUSH 2: Xtreme Racing" among MANY other titles.

    Honorable mentions in artists/groups in games: Satoshi Bandoh, Yuki Oike, Sunpaulo (Tourist Trophy), V-Town Have-Nots (Moto Racer 2), and Sonic Mayhem (Quake 2) among many others.


    [UPDATE/OMISSION] I also want to mention Jeff Van Dyck and Rom Di Prisco in the classic Need for Speed games.
     
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    Papa Roach from Tony Hawks Pro Skater. Pure late 90’s angst metal. I’m still an occasional fan of the band but haven’t played a TH game for donkeys.
     
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    Not an artist in the same sense as the others, but Jeremy Soule:



     
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    Since it wasn't mentioned yet, Lethal League

     
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    One I forgot about until I started watching a playthrough of it:



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