Sleeping Dogs Soundtrack

16 August 2012
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Sleeping Dogs Soundtrack

Developer United Front Games has revealed the full Sleeping Dogs soundtrack!

Here’s their reason for picking the below Sleeping Dogs song list: “Choosing a soundtrack for gamers to listen to while they drive around for hours is a delicate balancing act. You want to give them what they want to hear while remaining true to the setting of the game. For Sleeping Dogs, we came up with a mix of funky soul, gangsta beats, indie, heavy and oldies with a dash of Cantopop that should satisfy the most discriminating listeners. Here is the full track list for each station.”

Here’s a sample from the Sleeping Dogs soundtrack, Lorn’s “Soft Room”:

Sleeping Dogs Soundtrack

Boosey & Hawkes:

The radio station for the more civilized undercover cop. Named after the world’s (arguably) largest classical music publisher, Boosey & Hawkes stimulates the organ between your ears with 15 classics from Mozart, Pachelbel, Bach, and more. Note: May also provide overwhelming comedic relief when juxtaposed over particular engagements, such as following a perp while in a chicken truck.

Bach – Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068: II. Air, “Air on a G String”
Debussy – Suite bergamasque: III. Clair de lune
Wagner – Die Walkure: Ride of the Valkyries
Khachaturian – Sabre Dance
Shostakovich – The Gadfly Suite / Five Days-Five Nights Suite – XII. Finale
Verdi – Rigoletto, Act III: La donne e mobile
Handel – Messiah (Choruses) – Hallelujah
Mozart – Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major, K. 331: III. Rondo alla turca: Allegretto
Grieg – Orchestral Music, Vol. 5 – Peer Gynt
Rachmaninoff – Vocalise, Op. 34, No. 14
Tchaikovsky – The Nutcracker March
Brahms – Lullaby (Wiegenlied), Op. 49, No. 4
Offenbach – Orpheus in the Underworld, Act II: Can-Can
Beethoven – Bagatelle in A minor ‘Für Elise’
Pachelbel – Canon

Daptone Radio:

Turn to Daptone radio, courtesy of Brooklyn-based Daptone Records, and feel the old school American soul drip from your radio receiver. Caution: may lead to a wardrobe filled with bell bottoms and collared shirts and a tendency to carelessly fishtail heavy high-powered cars in and out of traffic.

The Budos Band – Ride Or Die
The Budos Band – Mas O Menos
The Budos Band – Scorpion
Charles Bradley – This Love Ain’t Big Enough for the Two of Us
Charles Bradley – The World (Is Going Up In Flames)
Lee Fields and Sugarman & Co. – Stand Up
Menahan Street Band – The Contender
Menahan Street Band – Make the Road by Walking
The Mighty Imperials – Thunder Chicken
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings – The Reason
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – Keep On Looking
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – Money
Sugarman Three – Promised Land (feat. Naomi Davis)
Sugarman Three & Co. – Take It As It Comes (feat. Charles Bradley)
Sugarman Three & Co. – Shot Down feat. Lee Fields

Kerrang! Radio:

Does all the mainstream music floating around inspire feelings of sonic oppression? Say yes. You’re an undercover cop (it makes sense in our heads). Kerrang! holds independent music that’s more accessible than the “art” resulting from your cousin banging two sticks against a garbage can, but since it’s on the cusp of widespread of widespread popularity, you won’t feel like puppet, unknowingly singing and dancing to the pulls and tugs of a maniacal puppeteer. Deep stuff, man.

The Big Pink – 13
Brakes – Hey Hey
Breton – Edward The Confessor
Eugene McGuinness – Lion
Gem and the Deadheads – Automatic Response
New Navy – Oceans
The Kooks – Mr. Nice Guy
White Rabbits – Temporary
Blood Red Shoes – Cold
Maps & Atlases – Israeli Caves
Animal Kingdom – Golden Pyramids
Kasabian – Re-Wired
Strange Talk – Climbing Walls
Miles Kane – Kaka Boom
Phenomenal Handclap Band – The Unknown Faces at Father James Park
Mount Washington – Silver Screen
Bombay Bicycle Club – Shuffle
The Maccabees – Unknow
The Drums – Book Of Revelation
Ladyhawke – Black White & Blue

Ninja Tune Radio:

Eclectic and independent, Ninja Tune Radio doesn’t feature music made by actual ninjas (or does it?), but it does mix hip hop, breakbeat, and various musical incarnations of a genre vaguely known as “electronic.”

Andreya Triana – Darker Than Blue
Anti Pop Consortium – Volcano (Four Tet Remix – Instrumental Version – Mastered)
Bonobo – Kiara
Bonobo – The Fever
The Cinematic Orchestra – Burn Out
The Cinematic Orchestra – Flite
Coldcut – Sound Mirrors (Beats mix)
Emika – Professional Loving
Emika – Drop the Other
Loka – Safe Self Tester
Hexstatic – East
Lorn – My Drum Machine
Lorn – Soft Room
Raffertie – One Track Mind
Stateless – Ariel – Instrumental
Two Fingers – Jewels and Gems
Two Fingers – Keman Rhythm
Daedelus – Tailor-Made (Floating Points Remix)
Stateless – Miles to Go (Instrumental)
Lotek Hi-Fi – What You See (Instrumental)

Real FM:

Diverse, but focused, Real FM spreads its arms to cover a wide range of music that may fall under the hip hop umbrella.
Banda Black Rio – Back To The Project (Feat. Flame Killer & God PT3)

Chali 2na – Step Yo Game Up
Ninjasonik – In And Out
Nneka – Camouflage
Terry Lynn – System
Tchaka Diallo – Shoot Yo Shot
JJ DOOM – Rhymin Slang (Dave Sitek remix)
Guilty Simpson – Dreads
DELS – Capsize (feat. Roots Manuva)
J Dilla – E=MC2 (feat. Common)
Ghostpoet – Finished I Ain’t
Felt – Protagonists
Ozomatli – Saturday Night
John Robinson – Channeling
Freddie Gibbs – Playa (Mexicans With Guns Edit)
Jadakiss – Kiss Of Death
Strong Arm Steady – Klack or Get Klacked

Roadrunner Records:

Turn to the legendary label’s station if you’re feeling in the mood for something heavy. Daisies, sunshine, and unicorns may not emerge from the radio deck while you’re listening, but if after walking away you find your arms raised in the air with your hands forming a horns gesture, don’t panic. All is well and normal. You’re just under the influence of metal.

Black Stone Cherry – Rain Wizard
DevilDriver – Bring the Fight (To the Floor)
DevilDriver – Dead To Rights
Opeth – The Devils Orchard
Opeth – The Grand Conjuration
Machine Head – Locust
Machine Head – Be Still And Know
Fear Factory – Edgecrusher
Black Stone Cherry – Change
Dream Theater – On the Backs of Angels
The Parlor Mob – Take What’s Mine
The Parlor Mob – After All
Soulfly – World Scum
Trivium – Anthem (We Are The Fire)
Killswitch Engage – My Curse

Sagittarius FM:

Don’t call it an “oldies” station. Saggittarius FM may include songs that were once high on boarded charts, but they’re still fresh in our eyes. And frankly, we’d like to think that immortal microscopic versions of these classic bands are in our radios, trading fashion tips as they queue to play center stage in our stolen minivan.

Duran Duran – Girls On Film (Night Version)
Martha and The Muffins – Echo Beach (2002 Digital Remaster)
XTC – Senses Working Overtime (2001 Digital Remaster)
Pilot – Magic
Deep Purple – Fireball
Thin Lizzy – Bad Reputation
Robert Palmer – Work To Make It Work
Tears For Fears – Pale Shelter
The Allman Brothers Band – Don’t Want You No More
The Jam – In The City
Queen – Dragon Attack
The Who – Eminence Front
Siouxsie & the Banshees – Hong Kong Garden
Climax Blues Band – Couldn’t Get it Right

Warp Radio:

Flying Lotus, Squarepusher, and Autechre. If you know what these names have in common, and/or the history of Warp Records, you know what you’re getting. To the others, consider electronic music class in session.

Autechre – Second Scepe
Rustie – After Light
Rustie – Surph
Clark – Alice (Unreleased)
!!! – The Hammer
Plaid – Sömnl
Plaid – Thank
Bibio – Anything New
Bibio – Dwrcan (Eskmo Remix)
Squarepusher – Beep St
Africa Hitech – Lash Out
Harmonic 313 – Dirtbox
LFO – Pysychodelik
Hudson Mohawke – FUSE
Battles – Future
Gonjasufi – Ancestors
The Hundred In The Hands – Dressed In Dresden (Various Remix)
Flying Lotus – GNG BNG
Flying Lotus – Parisian Goldfish

H-Klub Radio:

All Hong Kong Hip Hop, all the time, featuring Ghost Style, Phat, Kit, SIR JBS, Drunk & Dor Yuk, or the crew known as 24Herbs.

24Herbs – Do You Know Me
24Herbs – Hong Kong Kowloon
24Herbs – Turn It Up
24Herbs – Sin City
24Herbs – No Brothers

Extra Tracks:

They’re extras, too cool to participate at the punchbowl gatherings with local cliques. But we still love them like any mother would with over a hundred and fifty kids.

Billy Paul – East (Bei Bei & Shawn Lee cover version)
Bei Bei & Shawn Lee – The Blue Grotto
Bei Bei & Shawn Lee – Hot Thursday
Bei Bei & Shawn Lee – Into the Wind
Bei Bei & Shawn Lee – Little Sunrise
Che Chang – Gao Shan Ching (Celestial cover version)
Ge Xin Cheng & Yen Che Yang – Shanghai Nights (Celestial cover version)
Celestial – The Crossing

Karaoke Tracks:

If the track list put a song in your heart, head to the Bam Bam Club and sing your heart out with this selection of classics in the karaoke minigame.

Air Supply – All Out of Love
Steely Dan – Reeling In The Years
Robert Palmer – Bad Case of Loving You
Cyndi Lauper – Girls Just Want to Have Fun
Pat Benatar – Hit Me With Your Best Shot
The Clash – I Fought the Law
Ah Ha – Take On Me
Flock of Seagulls – I Ran (So Far Away)

Sleeping Dogs Trailer Theme Song:

In case you were looking for the music that plays in the background of the Sleeping Dogs Trailer. That theme song is titled “Sleepwalking” by Photek featuring Linche. Here it is…

You can listen to the complete Sleeping Dogs soundtrack here.

What’s your favorite song in the Sleeping Dogs soundtrack?

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Ferry Groenendijk By Ferry Groenendijk: He is the founder and editor of Video Games Blogger. He loved gaming from the moment he got a Nintendo with Super Mario Bros. on his 8th birthday. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook and at Google+.


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