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Postby Mark » 23 Apr 2007 12:49

Highly impressive. Good work guys!
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Postby markus » 23 Apr 2007 20:02

SteveC wrote:Wow, great going guys!!
We keep getting spoilt with ever more additions to the site. This site has to be unrivalled and is now surely the wikipedia for 808state and the best music band site on the net for its updates, history, forums and tracks.

Many thanks for the kind words Steve, appreciated! Considering the limited amount of time we have to work on it and the fact that we have zero budget, I suppose it is rather good :-) Hard to believe the 10 year anniversary (since I took over) is coming up this August. A true labour of love.
SteveC wrote:For those that have the Dr Who theme is it a remix of the theme tune and if so is it on a par with the Orbital mix ?

No, The Master is not a version of the Dr Who theme.
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ham safar 808 state edit

Postby newbuild » 05 May 2007 21:13

i just got the mohamed ham safar 12" with the 808 state edit!
i must say its very nice to find some more 808 state w/gerald material...
the overall sound/production is like some other 88/89 singles: let yourself go, dream 17, born in the north and massage-a-rama...in that it features an acid bassline and vocal samples...only this one is much darker...with more melody, too!
now if i can only find the cd!
j.j.
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Re: ham safar 808 state edit

Postby markus » 05 May 2007 21:31

newbuild wrote:i just got the mohamed ham safar 12" with the 808 state edit!
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now if i can only find the cd!
j.j.

Good luck, it's damn hard to find!
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Postby nickking » 12 May 2007 22:59

markus wrote:
SteveC wrote:Wow, great going guys!!
We keep getting spoilt with ever more additions to the site. This site has to be unrivalled and is now surely the wikipedia for 808state and the best music band site on the net for its updates, history, forums and tracks.

Many thanks for the kind words Steve, appreciated! Considering the limited amount of time we have to work on it and the fact that we have zero budget, I suppose it is rather good :-) Hard to believe the 10 year anniversary (since I took over) is coming up this August. A true labour of love.
SteveC wrote:For those that have the Dr Who theme is it a remix of the theme tune and if so is it on a par with the Orbital mix ?

No, The Master is not a version of the Dr Who theme.


Indeed - The Master is a different track altogether - a seperate track based on Dudley Simpson's "The Master Theme". Coldcut's "The Theme From Panopticon" (the title track of the EP) is based more on the title theme than "The Master".

A damn fine EP, and (having heard the Orb's track when Alex Paterson played it at an Orb gig back in 2003), it's a shame that the album isn't going to see the light of day...

Oh, btw, many thanks to John (Ancodia) for the original discog (a great help), and to Markus/Solarex/Graham for the additions/corrections.

Now onto the 808 discog - this is going to take some time... :-)
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Postby markus » 28 Dec 2007 11:20

Just to let you know, Nick and I are working overtime on the discog section at the moment... news to follow when we get there.
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Postby markus » 09 Jan 2008 11:56

OK punters, here is a sneak-preview of the extremely detailed new 808 State visual discography. A * denotes that a particular release page is finished. Some scans, descriptions and subnavigation still to be added.

Feel free to comment if you spot any mistakes or have additions. Basically however Nick and I are just waiting for nothing but praise! :) Many, many, many hours of scanning and other work have gone into this during the past two weeks and continue to.

Note: some pages are very graphic-heavy, not recommended for viewing with low-band connections.[/i]
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Postby Pob » 09 Jan 2008 13:58

Looking good! Very informative and probably the definitive 808 discog. Excellent work you two.

I have found a broken link - The one to Rephlex on the Prebuild page.
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Postby markus » 09 Jan 2008 15:06

Thanks Simon. Actually Prebuild is the only page that Nick hasn't taken on yet. But I've fixed the Rephlex link. It's a shame they delete their release pages, good thing we copied the blurb.
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Postby graham » 10 Jan 2008 21:42

Praise be! scantastic!
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Postby SteveC » 10 Jan 2008 23:40

Apart from the odd spelling mistake it's ok :wink: .........only joking, it's fandabbydozy. Well done guys.
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Postby markus » 11 Jan 2008 00:11

SteveC wrote:Apart from the odd spelling mistake it's ok :wink: .........only joking, it's fandabbydozy. Well done guys.

Hey, it's not April fool... yet! :)
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Postby SteveC » 11 Jan 2008 14:47

I thought I knew it all but was pleased to find out a new fact that I never worked out. Two fat ladies and a duck represented 808, very clever.

On a seperate note, also just worked out (thanks to Gordon Burns) that 2008 is also represented as 8.08pm on a 24 hour clock so the whole year is 808 based and not just the 8th August. Which is why the capital of culture kicks off tonight in Liverpool at 8.08pm.

It's all too much for me.
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Postby Rodders » 11 Jan 2008 15:11

awesome discography, excellent work guys!
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Postby solarex » 13 Jan 2008 15:17

Great stuff. I will be happy to contribute some additional images. Where should I do that?
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