Nick King

Message board name:
Nick King

Full name:
Nick King

Born:
1971 in Welwyn Garden City, UK

Nationality:
British

Living in:
Welwyn Garden City, UK

Favourite 808 album:
Ex:el

Favourite 808 track:
Timebomb

How did you get into 808:
I wasn't really aware of their existence until Pacific was issued on ZTT (although I'd heard some tracks on John Peel's show). However I was aware of A Guy Called Gerald beforehand due to his Peel Sessions and subsequent 'Hot Lemonade' & 'Automanikk' albums. Since early 808 was (obviously) very similar to Gerald's stuff at the time, it immediately appealed, and thus went to see them live at the G-Mex in 1991 together with some friends whilst still at university. Since then, I've been following them with avid interest, together with A Guy Called Gerald, of whom I run an unofficial web site on.

Nick in Aberdeen

 

Greatest moments:

  • Live, obviously, the G-Mex gig in 1991 with Bjork (was a big fan of the Sugarcubes) and N-Joi (loved - still do! - 'Anthem') as support.
  • Meeting Gerald at a couple of gigs in both London & Germany, and being asked to help with the upcoming official site.

Most prized 808 items:
Hit Squad MCr 12" and the US Pacific promo CD single.

Most wanted 808 item:
The Extended Pleasures of Dance CD Single - probably doesn't exist!

Also listen to:

  • A Guy called Gerald
  • New Order
  • Orbital
  • The Orb
  • KLF
  • Bomb The Bass
  • REM
  • Queen

808 Live gigs attended:

1 16 Mar 1991 G-Mex, Manchester
2 11 Nov 2001 Circus Club, Dundee, Scotland
3 02 Jun 2002 Coloursfest, Glasgow, Scotland
4 03 Aug 2002 Castlefield, Manchester
5 02 Jul 2005 Traffic Festival, Turin, Italy
6 28 Jan 2006 MCr vs Cancer, Manchester
7 13 Aug 2006 Bloom Festival, Salisbury
8 23 Mar 2008 The Hacienda Warehouse Party, Manchester
9 25 May 2008 Gatecrasher Summer Sound System, Brackley, Northants
10 31 May 2008 Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona, Spain
11 14 Nov 2008 Bestival Reunion, Dublin, Ireland
12 25 Apr 2009 Camden Crawl, Koko, London
13 19 Jun 2010 Masstival, Brixton Mass, London
14 25 Sep 2010 Massey's 50th, Salford
15 14 May 2011 O2 Academy, Glasgow, Scotland
16 27 Jan 2012 Village Underground, London
17 26 May 2012 Insanity, Bowlers, Manchester
18 25 May 2013 Vegfest, Bristol
19 21 Jun 2013 Coronet, London
20 21 Sep 2013 Incubate Festival, Tilburg, Netherlands
21 25 Oct 2014 O2 Academy, Glasgow, Scotland
22 06 Mar 2015 Leaf Festival, Tobacco Docks, Londo
23 17 Mar 2015 Converse, London
24 12 Jun 2015 The History Of House, Melkweg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
25 13 Jun 2015 W2N8, Den Bosch, The Netherlands
26 02 Aug 2015 Street Party, SWG3, Glasgow, Scotland
27 12 Sep 2015 OnBlackheath Festival, Blackheath Park, London
28 13 Nov 2015 The Tivoli, Buckley, Wales

808-related gigs attended:

1 10 Nov 2001 808 State DJ's Lava Club, Aberdeen, Scotland
2 29 May 2003 Biting Tongues ICA, London
3 16 Sep 2004 Homelife ICA, London
4 18 Dec 2004 808 State DJ's Concorde 2, Brighton
5 05 Nov 2005 Toolshed Cornerhouse, Manchester
6 27 Jan 2006 Graham Massey DJ British Art Show, Urbis, Manchester
7 05 May 2006 Massonix The Poke, Jacks, London
8 17 May 2006 Toolshed Hoxton Bar & Kitchen, London
9 22 Jul 2006 Dr. X / Biting Tongues Museum Of Science & Industry, Manchester
10 04 Nov 2006 Toolshed Lite Gong Unconvention, Amsterdam, Netherlands
11 24 Nov 2006 Massonix The Warehouse Project, Manchester
12 08 Dec 2006 Toolshed Trio Club Integral, Canterbury Arms, London
13 23 Feb 2007 Biting Tongues Islington Mill Studios, Salford
14 06 Jul 2007 Sisters Of Transisters The Roadhouse, Manchester
15 06 Oct 2007 Rebuild Wang, London
16 01 Dec 2007 Sisters Of Transisters The George Tavern, London
17 03 May 2008 808 State DJ's Junction, Cambridge
18 28 Jun 2008 Massonix Glastonbury Festival
19 29 Jun 2008 Toolshed Hackney Empire, London
20 08 Aug 2008 808 State DJ's Nitefreq, Jacks, London
21 19-22 Oct 2008 Biting Tongues, Sisters, Toolshed, etc Mondo Mancunia, Shunt Lounge, London (Biting Tongues, Sisters, Toolshed, etc)
22 18 Jul 2009 Biting Tongues Moonlanding Party, Islington Mill, Salford (Paddy Steer, Ken Hollings, and Mayming)
23 28 Nov 2009 Sisters Of Transisters Sisters Of Transistors Album Launch Party (w/Paddy Steer), Deaf Institute, Manchester
24 12 Dec 2009 Biting Tongues Factory Night Once Again, Plan K, Brussels
25 25 Sep 2010 Sisters Of Transistors / Toolshed Massey's 50th, Salford
26 07 Nov 2010 The Manhatten Research Project De-Constructing Dad, The Soup Kitchen, Manchester
27 13 April 2011 MC Tunes Documentary Green Room, Manchester
28 29 May 2011 Sisters Of Transistors St Clements Church, Chorlton
29 26 May 2012 808 State DJ's Insanity, Bowlers, Manchester
30 27 Oct 2012 Rebuild Fire, London
31 30 May 2013 Massonix Interpretations of FC Judd, Islington Mill, Salford
32 08 Sep 2013 Rebuild Retro Acid, Vooruit, Gent, Belgium
33 14 Sep 2013 Rebuild Bangface, Electrowerkz, London
34 22 Nov 2013 Big Unit The Forum, London
35 15 Nov 2014 Rebuild XOYO, London
36 25 Oct 2014 808 State DJ's O2 Academy, Glasgow, Scotland

Last updated: 26-Jun-2015

Graham, Nick and Pete at Turin 2005
Graham, Nick at Gatecrasher Festival 2008
Graham, Daz, Nick and Paddy backstage at Vegfest, Bristol, 2013