Having a playlist that consists solely of Jungle/Drum and Bass music, the station's musical beat is fast paced and energetic, and characteristically features MC Codebreaker frequently MC'ing his own vocals into the continuous mix of music tracks, although his thick London accent makes his dialog hard to understand for those not aquainted with this style of music or MC'ing. Much like Rise FM in GTA III, the station is a continuous DJ mix of musical tracks, and as a result does not play advertising. The station's design references various real-life drum and bass-related subjects; the station's suffix is 101.1 - a reference to Timecode's (Rob Playford) mix CD 01.1 (Released on his record label 'Moving Shadow'), while MSX itself stands for "Moving Shadow".
Compared to Lips 106 and Head Radio (which are pop stations), this music is considered to be "hardcore", and is one of the radio stations tuned in by default when the player carjacks most Southside Hoods gang cars.
GTA Liberty City Stories
In GTA Liberty City Stories, MSX FM is known as "MSX 98" referencing 1998, the year in which the game takes place. Still hosted by MC Codebreaker, the host often references artists under the Moving Shadow record label. MSX 98 is usually played when the player steals a high-performance vehicle or a Yakuza gang car.
All songs played in MSX FM in GTA III originate from Timecode's 2001 mix album titled "01.1".
- TJ Rizing - "Agent 007" (can be heard mixing in while other songs are playing) (2000)
- Calyx - "Quagmire" (2001)
- Rascal and Klone - "Get Wild" (2000)
- Ryme Tyme - "Judgement Day" (2000)
- Hex - "Force" (2000)
- Omni Trio - "First Contact" (2001)
- Aquasky - "Spectre" (2001)
- Rascal and Klone - "Winner Takes All" (2000)
- Calyx - "Catapult" (2001)
- Rascal and Klone - "The Grind" (2000)
- Ryme Tyme - "T Minus" (2000)
- nCode - "Spasm" (2000)
- D Kay - "Monolith" (2000)
- Dom & Ryme Tyme - "Iceberg" (2000)
GTA Liberty City Stories
All tracks in MSX 98 are taken from Moving Shadow Records, which various British drum and bass pioneers are signed on.
- Omni Trio - "Renegade Snares" (1993)
- Renegade - "Terrorist" (1994)
- Foul Play - "Finest Illusion (Legal Mix)" (1993)
- Omni Trio - "Living For The Future (FBD Project Remix)" (1994)
- DJ Pulse - "Stay Calm (Foul Play Remix)" (1994)
- Hyper-On Experience - "Disturbance (Tango Remix)" (1994)
- Higher Sense - "Cold Fresh Air" (1994)
- Omni Trio - "Living For The Future" (1994)
- Omni Trio - "Thru The Vibe (2 on 1 Remix)" (1994)
- Deep Blue - "The Helicopter Tune" (1994)
- Dead Dred - "Dred Bass" (1994)
- Grand Theft Auto 1, Grand Theft Auto 2, Grand Theft Auto III and Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories are the only Grand Theft Auto games to have a Drum & Bass radio station.
- The songs "Renegade Snares", "The Helicopter Tune" and "Spectre" are also featured in Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition, another Rockstar game.
- This is the Yakuza's favorite radio station, alongside Lips 106 and Rise FM
- This is the Sicilian Mafia's favorite radio station.
- This is also the Hitmen's favorite radio station, along with Double Clef FM.
- In the alpha version of GTA III, the station was meant to be named Moving Shadow FM.
- This radio station is broadcasted from Claude's Shoreside Vale Safehouse.
- In GTA Liberty City Stories, MSX 98 is played by default when entering any high-performance or fast vehicles, probably due to its "hardcore" nature which match best for fast-paced and reckless driving.