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A screenshot from the forthcoming PC version of GTA 5.Rockstar Games

Musicians including Future Islands, Little Dragon and Earl Sweatshirt have helped underground hip-hop legends The Alchemist and Oh No in creating a new album of tracks inspired by GTA 5.

Welcome To Los Santos will also feature Phantogram, Killer Mike and TV On The Radio's Tunde Adebimpe. The first track released from the album by Gangrene can be listened to below and features Earl Sweatshirt and Future Islands' Samuel T Herring.

The new music will be packaged with the PC version of GTA 5 set for release on 14 April. A digital, CD and vinyl release will follow on 21 April.

Speaking to Vanity Fair Alchemist said: "We've been working with Earl for a while, and we wanted to collaborate with him on this project. We hooked up with Sam from Future Islands first. We shared the record with him first, and he really took it somewhere else with the hook."

Sweatshirt meanwhile said: "I was instantly moved to get on the song after seeing the dude from Future Islands' dance moves," referencing Future Islands' star-making performance on The Late Show last year. I owe [Alchemist] perpetually, so it was nothing to hop on the song real quick for him."

"We know how talented these guys are, and we trust them," said Rockstar's music director Ivan Pavlovich. "We really threw down the challenge for them, and told them that if we did this, we'd need them to break out of the mold and do something special."

Earlier in March, Rockstar's former music director Craig Connors explained the process of putting together one of GTA's famous radio stations – as he has done for every game in the series so far.