808state news 2009

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19:12:09 Balboa Jam

Merry Christmas! For a gift visit the Sounds section where you'll find an exclusive Balboa Jam.

27:10:09 Sisters Of Transistors album release

Graham's Sisters Of Transistors have announced their debut album due for release in November 2009 entitled Sisters Of Transistors At The Ferranti Institute (advanced composition for electric organ quartet). The 11 track album will be available in Vinyl, CD & Download formats. The Vinyl and CD will be released in a special PVC pouch containing extensive research documents and reports. Released by This Is Music. Discussion.

Graham's Biting Tongues will re-form for a rare live appearance at A Factory Night in Brussels on 12 December. Graham will also be DJing at the event.

Union Square Music has agreed a deal to represent the catalogue of ZTT. The new deal means that the label, which previously issued a ZTT boxed set, will take on responsibility for all physical releases, licensing and synchronisation for the ZTT recordings for the world excluding North America and Japan. This means that the 808 State deluxe 2CD remasters of 90, ex:el, Gorgeous and Don Solaris will be re-released with improved artwork. Planned release date: February 2010. Discuss.

Remastering of the MC Tunes 'The North At It's Heights' Japanese deluxe CD has been completed. Release date unknown, so likely not until the new year. Discussion.

Pacific remix In May 2008 we discussed a Will Bailey a.k.a. Rudi Stakker Pacific remix. It now appears some versions (Filthy Rich Mix and Afterlife Mix) were released digitally earlier this year under the name of James Doman & Pete Gooding. Discuss.

11:07:09 Track download / Live date in Hungary / North At It's Heights update

808 State are confirmed to be playing the Sziget Festival in Budapest on 13 August 2009. They will be headlining the Burn Party Arena's mega-tent.

There's another exclusive, free download track called 'Star Chamber' to be found in the Sounds section.

Graham's remix of Sneaky's Mental Origami, including the original version, is available at a special low price of 1 pound at Sneaky's online shop.

Graham has been busy remastering 'The North At It's Heights' Japanese CD album which apparently will contain eight (!) bonus tracks.

20:05:09 Graham Massey remix of Sneaky's Mental Origami

Graham's remix of Mental Origami by Sneaky is being digitally released on 24 May.

MC Tunes is working on a remix of The Only Rhyme That Bites for the Japanese release of The North At It's Heights.

24:04:09 808 State live and on the radio

808 State are playing live on Saturday 25 April at The Camden Crawl '09 and Sunday 26 April at The Bang Face Weekender. Andy and Graham will be hosting The 6 Mix on BBC Radio 6 Music from 21:00 until 23:00 on Saturday 25 April. This is streamed on the BBC website and available on the iPlayer to listen to for the following seven days.

28:01:09 Round-up of 2008

Happy 2009! 2008 was quite a year for 808 State fans. 808 State releases spanned a massive nine discs:

In May, almost 20 years after it's original release, Quadrastate got released on CD format for the first time and above that included six bonus tracks. The vinyl edition came as a double album with two bonus tracks.

On 08/08/08 the four ZTT albums 90, ex:el, Gorgeous and Don Solaris were released in Japan, each with it's own bonus disc and new photos and interviews. Two months later the UK and US editions followed. Other 808-related releases included:

Graham's remix of Pronoid by Chrome Hoof.

Sisters Of Transistors' single The Don, also featured on FabricLive 41 CD by Simian Mobile Disco.

Graham's remix of The Whip's Blackout.

Massey remix of Ku-Tyu_Bunkai's Maniac.

Massukos: Bumping (Masseymix). You can support a charity by purchasing the 12" single or digital download at Poo Productions.

The Art Of Acid CD compilation by Justin Robertson including the exclusive 808 State edit of Virgo's In a Vision.

The ZTT Box set including eight tracks with 808 State involvement. Available through the ZTT site.

In the year when 808 celebrated their 20th year in business they played seven live gigs. 808 hadn't played that many live gigs within a year since 1998. In addition Graham supported Autechre live as Massonix on 14 gigs and performed live with his new band Sisters Of Transistors several times. The 808 DJs played on 15 occasions.

Full 2008 news archive.