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Markus Arnold

8 March 1966 in Zurich, Switzerland

Pan European

Living in:
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Favourite 808 album:

Favourite 808 track:
Flow Coma

How did you get into 808:
1989 upon reading the 90 album review in Melody Maker (or was it the NME?) and then hearing the album. Went to see them live in London in 1990 and was hooked ever since. Got in touch with 808 in 1994 over the Internet. Met them a couple of times in 1996 and bugged them about their Web site not being up-to-date. They suggested I make my own, which went online in 1997 and during that year became the official site.

Greatest moments:

  • G-Mex Turbo Rave '91 as an event in general and specifically the moment when Bjork came on.
  • Castlefield '96 gig and the after party.
  • Being appointed to do the official 808state site.
  • Being mentioned in the thanks section on the opti buk dvd sleeve and appearing in it (well, for one second, see bottom of this page).

808 Live gigs attended:

  • 30 Jun 1990 London Astoria
  • 16 Mar 1991 G-Mex, Manchester
  • 19 May 1991 Montreux, Switzerland
  • 3 Aug 1991 Heaton Park, Manchester
  • 21 Jun 1996 Castlefield, Manchester
  • 23 Aug 1996 Lowlands Festival, Netherlands
  • 24 Nov 1996 Live Music Hall, Cologne, Germany
  • 6 Dec 1996 Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 11 Nov 2001 Circus Club, Dundee, Scotland
  • 2 Jun 2002 Coloursfest, Glasgow, Scotland
  • 3 Aug 2002 Castlefield, Manchester
  • 16 Jul 2005 Traffic Festival, Torino, Italy
  • 13 Aug 2006 Bloom Festival, Salisbury.
  • 23 Mar 2008 Hacienda Warehouse Party, Manchester.
  • 31 May 2008 Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona, Spain.
  • 25 Sep 2010 Massey's 50th, Salford.

Most prized 808 items:
My collection of Japanese 808 State CDs and especially the Japanese 808:9Optical Laser Disc (not that I've got a Laser Disc player...)

Most wanted 808 item:
90 Poster (by Mark Farrow)

Fave other artists:
New Order
Roger van Lunteren
Speedy J
Underground Resistance

Last updated: 04-Jul-2011


With Graham at Coloursfest, Glasgow 2002

pump yer fist!
Markus at 808 Turbo Rave, Manchester GMex 16 Mar 1991.
Image grabbed from the opti buk DVD (time 07:19).
Thanks to Roger van Lunteren for spotting me.