808state news 2007
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18:12:2007 Soulwax / 2ManyDJs - Chrome Hoof - Clarky Cat - mp3s
merry xmas

Out now:
Soulwax: Most Of The Remixes... 2 CD featuring:
disc 1 (unmixed): Human Resource vs. 808 State: Dominator (Soulwax Edit) (4:03)
disc 2: (mixed by 2ManyDJs): Human Resource vs. 808 State Dominator (Soulwax Remix) (2:37).

Graham has completed a remix of 'Pronoid' by Chrome Hoof. It's taken off their album 'Pre-Emptive False Rapture'. Further details to follow.

Another exclusive track called 'Varmbath St Spead' (1995) has been added to the sounds section.

In other news, Graham has played a string of dates with the Sisters Of Transistors and has been producing some tracks for Clarky Cat.

Get into the Christmas spirit by listening to:

The Wisdom Of The Magi ( xmas mix 2000)

Merry xmas 2005

We wish you a merry xmas (2005) & Little Drummer Boy (2006) (both on Graham's MySpace).

06:11:2007 Stakker Humanoid
Stakker Humanoid

Out on 12 November:

Stakker Humanoid 2xLP and 2xCD including two Massey mixes: "Body Electric" (Graham Massey mix) and "Stakker Humanoid" (Graham Massey mix). Details:

Artist: Humanoid
Title: Your Body Robotic
Label: Jumpin' & Pumpin'
Cat. numbers: LPTOT56 (2LP) and CDTOT56 (2CD).

02:10:2007 Graham Massey & A Guy Called Gerald LIVE - don't miss it!

This Saturday 6th October 2007

WANG presents REVIVAL Part II

Seminal Manchester acid house legends Gerald Simpson and Graham Massey perform LIVE together for the first time since 1989.

Utilising only the original analogue hardware machines, Graham and Gerald will be performing a 'back in the day' ultra rare live acid set under the name of

"REBUILD" - A Guy Called Gerald and Graham Massey (808 State)

This is a unique (and very possibly you're only) chance to see two of the founding fathers of the UK dance scene back together, playing live for the first time in nearly 20 years.

As if this wasn't enough for one night, WANG are also playing host to:

Simian Mobile Disco
Andrew Weatherall
Uncle Buck
Lukey Roots QC
Sidney Le Sarge
Lula & Electro Elvis

Venue is Corsica Studios, Unit 5, Farrell Court Elephant Road, London SE17 1LB. It's £10 in advance. Tickets are available online from WARPMART and in person from Sounds of the Universe/Soul Jazz.

There will be a pre-party at the Griffin pub, Leonard street, Shoreditch on Saturday from about 8p.m. Any tickets left will be available from the DJs there on the night.

30:09:2007 Great British Music Weekend 1991 download

Two nice submissions to the live archive on the sounds page: 808 State Live at the Great British Music Weekend 1991 and at Sheffield Uni 1990. Thanks Jon & Badgerman.

28:09:2007 Pacific cover version download

Check out Dauerfisch's 1994 cover version of Pacific, in the sounds section.

24:09:2007 On this date in history

It's hard to believe, but this month it's ten years since the domain 808state.com went online through Markus. 808 State had been present on the Internet as early as 1994, then under the feedback domain thanks to people like Iain Bennett and Keir Jens-Smith. To celebrate, we'll be having a drink at the Wang Revival party and also Graham has donated another archive track, titled Tibirius in the Sounds section.

Tickets for the 6 October Rebuild live analogue jam @ Wang are now on sale through Warpmart.
The release date for the Stakker Humanoid collection will be 19 November 2007 according to the Stakker promo e-book.

05:09:2007 upcoming Graham Massey remixes

Graham Massey has remixed the classic 1988 tune Stakker Humanoid. Formats will include vinyl 12" single, CD album, vinyl album and download. Details on which Massey mix will appear where are to follow. Also, Graham has been involved in remixing the Danger Global Warming theme track by Black Smoke. Release date unknown as yet.

08:08:2007 another exclusive archive track

Only one year until 08.08.08. See the sounds section for the following additions: A jazzy 808 State tune called 'Epcot', recorded in 1992 mainly featuring the Roland JD 800. In the sampling section find a track from 1990 by Hypersonic called Dance Tones which samples Cübik.

15:07:2007 Back to the old skool

808 State members going back to their roots: On 6 October Graham Massey and A Guy Called Gerald are performing a live analogue set @ Wang in London. The 808 State DJs will be doing a Hacienda re-union DJ set on 26 August in Manchester.

06:06:2007 Laz Luz, Discog and DJ Mag

With the addition of the La Luz demo version to the sounds page, we have surpassed the 50 tracks line. That's fifty exclusive, free 808 State tracks in the archive! We shall also shortly be reaching fifty 808 State Radio shows in the DJ archive...

The production / remix discography has been radically revamped by Nick King and now includes scans of almost every detail you'd ever want to complete your collection.

The 20th anniversary edition of DJ Mag includes interviews on early gear with Graham Massey and Gerald Simpson. Vol. 4 No. 42 ( 06 - 19 June 2007).

03:04:2007 New downloads (updated 16:04)

New additions to the sound pages: Exclusive unreleased 808 State track 'Calisto' (1995), 808 State DJs 6 mix (2005) and another 808 State DJs radio show (1993). Update 16 April: The ex:el-ent TZ 2 - In Your Face (1991).

24:03:2007 Simian Mobile Disco - "It's The Beat" out now

Out now: Simian Mobile Disco "It's The Beat" Massey mix & edit. Full details of the formats are in the discography now.

Check out another 1993 808 radio show in the DJ section.

07:03:2007 various news

Graham has been busy on two remix projects. One of them is a reworking of "It's The Beat" by Simian Mobile Disco. It is to be released through Wichita Recordings on 26 March.

According to Graham, Skam is planning a Massonix 12" single release. Meanwhile, the wait for the vinyl 2LP is still on. The CD should be available in the US too by now.

In the 808 radio show archive we go back to 9 March 1993. 9 March is Andrew's birthday by the way.

01:01:2007 Happy New Year!

The 808 forecast for 2007 looks similar to the one for 2006, i.e. we are waiting for the Quadrastate album and the ZTT re-issues. Quadrastate is looking very promising with an expected release date of 4 June. ZTT date unknown, rumours have it they will start off with the 90 album.

2006 was an unusually quiet year, with no 808 production or remix releases at all. However, December, normally a month reserved to the big guns, saw Graham's Massonix 'Subtracks' album being released, exactly one year after his Toolshed album. Other highlights included two live 808 State sets and one Massonix.

For an overview, see the 2006 news.