808 State news 2014
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24:12:14 - Touched two
touched two

808 State are featured on the amazing 255-track (!) charity compilation touched two with a host of the world's finest electronic music artists, all proceeds of which go to Macmillan Cancer Support. The complete collection costs only 12 pounds or over and features the 808 track 'Psalm' (previously only available on the StateToState 3 digital album).
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

09:09:14 - The Story of a Sample That Keeps Coming Back

Graham has contributed to a great article on Pitchfork. Be prepared for some very in-depth research on the bird sample that appears in Pacific State and many other tracks.

08:08:14 - Happy 08.08!

Happy 08.08! The 808:90 and ex:el cassettes are about to be released. Order from stormingthebase.com or, if in Japan, from hmv.co.jp amongst others.

808 State have announced a live date in Glasgow: 25 October 2014, tickets are on sale now.

28:06:14 - C90 go!
90 element cassette
ex:el element cassette

The element editions of 808:90 (16 tracks) and ex:el (23 tracks) are being released on cassette by Canadian label Artoffact. Previously only available on double CD format, these cassettes are limited to 150 copies worldwide and for collectors they come in eight different shell colours! All releases include digital download codes for all tracks. Available for pre-order now through stormingthebase.com, shipping is planned for 29 July.

Jon Hassell - City: Works Of Fiction

In other release news, out now: Jon Hassell - City: Works Of Fiction (triple CD). It includes a track called Brigantes, which is in fact an edit of Voiceprint (808 Mix #2 Latin in it Mix), released in 1990.

A possible future release has been rumoured on the Hardfloor Facebook page; on 10 June they asked "would you like to hear a Hardfloor Remix of 808 State?" :)

30:04:14 The Organisation Of Pop (Tokyo Edition) -30 Years Of Zang Tuum Tumb
The Organisation Of Pop (Tokyo Edition)-30 Years Of Zang Tuum Tumb

The Organisation Of Pop: 30 Years Of Zang Tuum Tumb - Tokyo Edition. Double Japanese CD out now, spanning 37 tracks. It has a different tracklisting than previous European & American issues and includes five 808 State tracks: Ooops, Pacific 707, Cubik, Olympic (Live in Tokyo, 29 June 1993) [previously unreleased on CD], 10x10 (Live in Tokyo, 29 June 1993) [previously unreleased!] Cat. number: Uma XECZ-1047/8. Available, amonst others, at hmv Japan.

23:03:14 Graham in April SOS magazine & on the radio
SOS magazine

The April 2014 issue of Sound On Sound magazine features an extensive interview (six pages) with Graham Massey on Pacific State as their Classic Track. The beginning of the interview is on the Sound On Sound website. Available at news shops now.

Graham talked about the TR-808's influence on Radio 4's Today show on Friday. It's also on Radio 4's Pick Of The Week today (starts at 18:15 UK time)

Graham's 6mix transmitted 14 February 2014 on BBC Radio 6 Mix is now available for download from the Radio Show page. In this 42-track show Graham picks a selection of musical influences before launching into a special Manchester mix.

21:03:14 Unreleased Kate Havnevik mix by Graham Massey
Kate Havnevik

The previously unreleased Graham Massey mix of Kate Havnevik's 'New Day' from 2007 is set to see the daylight on her compilation double CD titled 'Residue'. It should be out on 31 March and can be pre-ordered from her website. Thanks to Badgerman for reporting this on the forum.

21:02:14 Graham Massey gigs and Radio Shows

On Monday 24 February, Graham Massey collaborates with ten piece "disabled" band The Prospectors at The Band On The Wall Manchester. Free gig! Graham talks about this gig on Vicky Richardson's Night Moves show on All FM 96.9 Manchester. Check it out on the 808 radio shows page.

20:02:14 Roland Aira first look
roland tr-8

Graham Massey takes a first look at the brand new Roland Aira series which includes the TR-8 (reproducing the legendary TR-808 and TR-909) and the TB-3 (reproducing the TB-303).
Exclusive first look with Graham (YouTube 2:27)
Exclusive extended interview with Graham (YouTube 6:51)
A Guy Called Gerald plays with them (YouTube 2:59)

05:02:14 Unity Radio 808 DJ take-over

The 808 State DJs guested on Mark XTC's Bass Music show on Unity Radio. Download the show now on the 808 radio shows page.

29:01:14 Hacienda 808 DJ mix

An 808 State DJs Hacienda 30th Birthday Car Park mix from 2012 has been added to the 808 State DJs & Radioshow page. Scroll to 21 May 2012.

27:01:14 The Art of the 12" Volume 3
The Art Of The 12" Vol 3

Coming up in February: The Art of the 12" Volume Three, including 808 State - Olympic (Word Production Mix) and 808 State Vs. Art Of Noise - Moments In Love (Massey Mix Two). Also see the thread in the forum.

26:01:14 Finitribe remix

Finitribe have released DeTestimony with the 101 Massey mix on it. Unfortunately it has been mislabelled. Confused purchasers might want to wait until that has been fixed. For details see the thread in the forum.

08:01:14 Happy New Year

Happy New Year! News of upcoming releases to follow soon.

01:01:14 Wrap-up of 2013

808 State played six live gigs in 2013 plus two Graham Massey & A Guy Called Gerald analogue Rebuild dates.

Graham Massey releases / remixes / production etc. included:

And as a reminder, the end of the year saw the release of the wonderful 123-track download charity album Touched which includes 808 State's 'Atlas 7'.

Full 2013 news archive.