|18:12:08 Merry Christmas|
808 live in Glasgow is now confirmed as 27 December at the Carling Academy. This month's free exclusive track is Banacheq live at LA2 in London from 1996. Find it in the sounds section. Merry Christmas!
The previously confirmed live gig at Glasgow Print Factory (13 December) is experiencing licensing problems. It may be rescheduled at the Carling Academy on 27 December (which was the original date, before it was switched to 13 December). It is not yet known if 808 State will be able to perform on the 27th. Updates will appear in the forum.
|27:11:08 Camber Sands|
Looking ahead to 2009, another live date has been confirmed: The Bang Face Weekender at Camber Sands (24-26 April). As usual, details are on the live page.
After a bit of a wait, there's another exclusive unreleased track titled 'Big Sponge' in the sounds section.
Out now: Zang Tumb Tuum, The ZTT Box Set (3 CDs and 1 DVD) through Salvo (Cat SALVOBX405) featuring a massive eight tracks with 808 State involvement. Make sure your Christmas stocking includes this lush box set spanning 25 years of ZTT.
|08:10:08 Buenos Aires!|
Yes, another live date: a rare visit to Buenos Aires, Argentina on 08:11:08 for Creamfields. (This means the 808 DJs won't be performing at the Hacienda DJ date on 07 Nov in Birmingham). There seems to be a date change for the Glasgow gig, confirmation will appear in the forum and on the live page as soon as possible.
|29:09:08 UK deluxe albums out now!|
|23:09:08 More live dates announced|
808 State have added two more live dates (Dublin and Glasgow), bringing this year's total to six so far.
We are awaiting the UK editions of the Deluxe ZTT albums - out on 29 September (unconfirmed). The albums are available for pre-ordering from ZTT at £9 per title (this includes postage and packing to all countries). Alternatively, you can purchase all four titles for £30 if you order them in one go.
Out now: Sisters Of Transistors - 'The Don' through the This Is Music label on 12" format.
|18:08:08 Japanese State discography update|
|Don Solaris Japan|
|08:08:08 Techno City|
Happy 08/08/08 - happy 20th Birthday 808 State! Special present to all 808 State fans: an exclusive live mix of Techno City! Another track to follow half way 08/08/08. Update 08/08/08: State Ritual live at Glastonbury 2008 uploaded now too!
The four Japanese 808 State ZTT albums 90, ex:el, Gorgeous and Don Solaris with bonus discs were released on Third Ear Records in Japan today (08/08/08)!!!! Available amongst others from hmv.co.jp
Pete of ZTT informs us that the UK pressings of the above will be released in the UK and Europe on 29 September and a week later in the US. ZTT will be selling the albums on the ZTT website from early September. Their price will include P & P anywhere in the world and they will also be offering a discount price for buying all four titles together.
ZTT are also working on releasing the MC Tunes album 'The North At It's Heights' with a bonus disc and updating the 98:08 compilation. Timeframe: October at the earliest.
Out now: The Art Of Acid CD compilation by Justin Robertson including exclusive 808 State edit of Virgo's 'In a Vision'. Cat number: HURTCD078. Highly recommended.
Out now: Mini-album Cocolo Color by Japanese band Ku-Tyu_Bunkai. It features Graham's remix of the track 'Maniac'. Available from hmv.co.jp.
Out on Monday: FabricLive 41 CD by Simian Mobile Disco including the Sisters Of Transistors' track 'The Don'. Cat number: Fabric82.
The Rudi Stakker remix of Pacific (white label) is getting continuous support from DJs.
Two remixes of Qmart and Pacific by Derek Marin have appeared on some digital download sites. They are bootlegs.
Show your support today (08-08-08) by playing 808 State tracks all day long on last.fm.
If you're in London today (08/08/08) - head down to Jacks to celebrate with the 808 State DJs. Welcome to Techno City!
Chrome Hoof's Pronoid remix by Graham Massey is out now on 12" vinyl, limited to 1'000 copies.
Graham has remixed a track by Massukos from Mozambique. This is a charity project for clean water. Out soon on 12", limited to 2'000 copies.
The Whip release 'Blackout' remixed by Graham Massey, out 14 July on 12".
Graham's side-project 'Sisters Of Transistors' will be featured on the FabricLive 41 compilation CD mixed by Simian Mobile Disco with track 'The Don'. Out on 4 August.
Union Square Music is releasing a new deluxe box set, celebrating the 25th anniversary of ZTT Records a/k/a Zang Tuum Tumb. Across three CDs and one DVD, Salvo presents all the hits, plus rare and unearthed gems from the archives. More than 40 artists (including 808 State) and 20 Top 40 hits. Out September / October.
Will Bailey a.k.a. Rudi Stakker has remixed Pacific. Unknown if this will get an official release.
|11:06:08 Capricorn 7|
Find the exclusive unreleased track Capricorn 7 in the Sounds section.
|18:04:08 Future Music and Radio Show|
The May issue of Future Music magazine (Issue 200, UK edition) features a three page interview with Graham on Ninety in their 'Classic Album' section. Very nice indeed. The article also mentions that the four ZTT albums with bonus discs will be released on 08.08.08...
Florida State University's college radio station WVFS Tallahassee 89.7FM has dedicated one of their artist specials entirely to 808 State. Celebrating 20 years of 808 in an excellent two hour show hosted by dj Sean Michaels. Please find the stream at the Club Convergence website. The show will be available here on 808state.com for your download pleasure shortly.
|03:04:08 Quadrastate release news!|
Quadrastate looks to be released in May! This project has taken years in the making and of course it's the first time ever this album will be released on CD. It's been lovingly remastered and includes bonus tracks from that era. Quadrastate completes the 808 trilogy on Rephlex, which also included the Newbuild and Prebuild albums and was accompanied by the Acid House Mixes of New Order.
CD tracklisting (2x12" may not include bonus tracks) :
01. Pacific State
In other news 808 and A Guy Called Gerald performed fantastic live sets at the sold out Hacienda Warehouse Rave over Easter in Manchester. Graham is now off to the States and Canada as Massonix supporting Autechre.
Check out a nice fan mix of In Yer Face by Jedeye.
|25:02:08 Bestival & mix|
The live dates keep coming in; 808 State will be playing the Bestival on the Isle of Wigth between 5 and 7 September 2008. Still waiting for full confirmation and exact date. Discussion.
Our regular contributor Don 'Dee3' has completed another top mix from his excellent 'Compiling a Network' series. This latest mix, the seventh of the series, includes Graham Massey's 'Store St.'. Download. Discussion.
|20:02:08 Barcelona live date confirmed & Artwork|
It's now been confirmed that 808 will be playing the Primavera festival in Barcelona on the Saturday (31 May). The live section has been updated accordingly.
Regular contributor Nick Johnson has created some nice sleeve artwork to print your own sleeve for download tracks. See the sounds section.
|19:02:08 Barcelona live date & ZTT re-issues|
The 2008 Estrella Damm Primavera Sound Festival (29-31 May) has announced that 808 State will be performing live in Barcelona. We're still waiting on confirmation which day 808 State will be on, but it's believed to be Saturday 31 May. Discussion. Tickets (discounted until 21 February).
In other good news, work on the four ZTT album re-releases with bonus discs is in progress!
|15:02:08 Another live date|
Another live date has been confirmed: 808 State will be playing live at the Gatecrasher Summer Sound System at the Turweston Aerodrome near Brackley on 25 May. Discussion. Tickets. Yet another live date will be announced early next week!
|01:02:08 Live date announced|
808 State will be playing live at the The Hacienda Warehouse Party on Sunday 23 March! Also on the amazing line-up: A Guy Called Gerald (live), Shaun Ryder (live PA), Peter Hook, Mike Pickering & Graeme Park. Location: beneath Piccadilly Train Station, Manchester. Discussion. Tickets.
|01:01:08 Happy 08!|
What will 2008 have in stock? There has been no news on the Rephlex Quadrastate album release and the ZTT album re-issues with bonus discs (Ninety, EX:EL, Gorgeous and Don Solaris). Let's hope we can celebrate 20 years of 808 State with these releases!
808 State will be playing a live gig in Europe, to be officially announced early February. Maybe they will play a few more festival dates. A possible party is being planned for 08:08:08 to celebrate 808's 20th birthday.
Releases in 2008 may include: Graham's remix of 'Pronoid' by Chrome Hoof and production of some tracks for Clarky Cat. Then there's the Danger Global Warming theme track by Black Smoke that Graham remixed. And of course it would be great if Graham's Sisters Of Transistors project got a release.
There were no 808 live performances in 2007 but the highlight of the year surely was Gerald Simpson and Graham Massey performing live together for the first time since 1989 at Club Wang in London! Recordings were made (audio & video), whether they will ever see the light of day remains unclear.
The production / remix discography was radically revamped by Nick King and we are in the progress of doing the same with the visual 808 State discography.
Noteworthy 808-related releases in 2007 included:
Keep the faith. Markus.