808 State news 2015
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02:01:2016 - DJ mix

The 808 State DJ set for Report2DancefloorRadio on 1 January 2016 is now on the 808 DJ page for download.

31:12:2015 - Happy New Year!

The 808 State DJs will be on the decks on Friday 1 January at South in Manchester. Also check them on the same date on Report2DancefloorRadio at 00:00 Greek time, which is 22:00 UK time.

24:12:2015 - Merry Christmas!

Check out Graham's Xmas Hawaiian Barbecue at Mixcloud where you can also find his Ibizan Winter Filter. If you're in the Manchester area, make sure you visit the Safe exhibition at Home, featuring a soundscape by Graham Massey (until 3 January).

29:10:2015 - Live news and Cinema Soloriens

808 State will be playing live at the Bangface Weekender in April 2016. Unfortunately the live date at King Georges Hall in Blackburn on Friday 20 November 2015 has been cancelled.
The Cinema Soloriens recording is now also available on CD from Cinema Soloriens.

14:08:2015 - more live dates

Several new dates have been added to the live page, including an 808 State live date at The Troxy in London on Saturday 24 October. Tickets.

08:08:2015 - 808 the movie at 8:08 pm plus Rebuild gig

Graham and Gerald perform another Rebuild live show after 808 the movie at the BFI Southbank on 08:08:2015 at 8:08 pm.

08:06:2015 - Cinema Soloriens - Cult Of St. Margaret recording released
Cinema Soloriens

A spontenous Cinema Soloriens recording featuring Graham Massey and Paddy Steer has now been released digitally. Cinema Soloriens is a Sun Ra Arkestra project. Release page. Full story by Graham in the forum.

06:06:2015 - 808 the film - European premiere at Sheffield Doc/Fest 7 June plus Rebuild gig
808 the movie

808 the movie will be premiered at the Sheffield Doc Festival on 7 June 2015. Graham Massey and A Guy Called Gerald were interviewed for the movie and will be joining the panel discussion at the end of the screening. They will also be doing a secret Rebuild gig at the after party in the Leadmill, as reported on Twitter. Entrance to the after party is restricted to Doc/Fest delegates.

28:05:2015 - Live gig 2 August in Glasgow announced

808 State live gig number 10 in 2015 has been announced! Glasgow 2 August. Tickets.

27:05:2015 - Graham will be at the Music Tech Fest in Umea, Sweden this Saturday

Graham will be doing a short Massonix set and maybe some collaborations at the Music Tech Fest in Umea, Sweden.

13:05:2015 - Graham Massey podcast for The Voice of Cassandre
Graham 286

Check out Graham's Mixtape No. 286 for The Voice Of Cassandre.

05:05:2015 - 808 State announce another live date at OnBlackheath, London

808 State are playing live at OnBlackheath festival, London on Saturday 12 September 2015. See the 2015 live page for an overview of all nine live dates announced for 2015 so far, including ticket links.

24:04:2015 - Panel with Graham Massey

Graham Massey is on the "Post Punk to Madchester" panel as part of Changing Britain 1979-1997 this Saturday 25th April at the Purcell Rooms (London's Southbank Centre) 3.30 to 4.30pm along with A Guy Called Gerald and Greg Wilson.

20:04:2015 - Live performance added in Buckley, Wales

808 State live show number 8 for this year has been announced: The Tivoli - Buckley - Wales on 13 November 2015.

18:04:2015 - Record Store Day

Crispy Ambulance - Compulsion LP out today.

17:04:2015 - New 808 State 808:90 t-shirt
808:90 t-shirt

New 808:90 t-shirt available in the 808 State store.

16:04:2015 - Graham Massey remixes Mew
Mew Water Slides Graham Massey remix artwork

Graham has remixed the track Water Slides off Mew's forthcoming album. Listen to it on Soundcloud. Digital download release on 20 April via Amazon.

03:04:2015 - More 808 State live performances

Following the amazing 808:90 live performance at LEAF London, more live shows have been annouced for 2015:

  • 12 June - Melkweg - Amsterdam - The Netherlands
  • 13 June - W2 - Den Bosch - The Netherlands
  • 06 September - Festival No 6 - Portmeirion - Wales
  • 06 November - The Globe - Cardiff - Wales

For full listings see the live page.

808 State live at LEAF

808:90:live at LEAF - Andy Barker, Evie Barker, Graham Massey - photo by Treo Ancodia Jones.

20:02:2015 - 808 State live in London 6 March 2015
808:90:LIVE 6 March 2015 London

Only two weeks to go before 808 State perform Ninety in its entirety at LEAF. Read an extensive interview by The Ransom Note with Graham talking about revisiting the past. For schedule and tickets see LEAF. Also see Forum discussion. 808:90:LIVE artwork by Don Voorhies.

17:02:2015 - MC Tunes album release
MC Tunes Damag By Stereo 2CD

24 years on, the lost MC Tunes album 'Damage By Stereo' has now been released. It features quite a few 808 State connections: two exclusive Dust Brothers remixes of 'Dance Yourself To Death', a 2014 remix of '5 Minutes In Paradise' by Andy Barker, Ragman on vocals, a homage to A Guy Called Gerald, etc. Physical double CD now available now from Piccadilly Records, digital version from Hacienda Records. Full details on the discography page.

07:02:2015 - 808 State DJ sets

Two new 808 State DJ mixes have been uploaded to the 808 State DJ page: the mix for Pure Radio, in memory of Mart Moon, transmitted 22 January 2015 and the DJ set at Paradiso Amsterdam for WinterWooferland 24 January 2015.

06:02:2015 - Crispy Ambulance album
Crispy Ambulance FBN54

Graham has produced a new album for Crispy Ambulance, also adding synth lines to one of the tracks. Album title: Compulsion (Factory Benelux, FBN 54). Format: vinyl (limited edition of 500 with free download). Release date: Record Store Day (18 April 2015).

28:01:2015 - 808 State live at Camp Bestival 1 August 2015

808 State are confirmed to play live at Camp Bestival on 1 August. Tickets from ticketline.

15:01:2015 - 808 State to perform the 90 album live at LEAF 6 March 2015

808 State will be performing the classic album Ninety in its entirety at the London Electronic Arts Festival on 6 March, marking the 25 year anniversary of 90. 808 will be supporting Modeselektor, who will also be joining Graham for talks during the daytime conference. More info and tickets at LEAF and londonwarehouseevents.

MC Tunes - Damage By Stereo: Recorded at Sarm Studios, produced by Trevor Horn MC Tunes lost tapes have been rediscovered. 24 years later Hacienda records are releasing them. The album features a remix by Andy Barker and will be launched 7 February at South in Manchester.

02:01:2015 - News

808 State are confirmed to play live at the Shiiine On Weekender in November of this year.

Graham has been in the studio with Crispy Ambulance for a release hopefully out on RecordStoreDay.

Graham is featured with several tracks as Danny & The Dressmakers on the Deeply Vale boxset.

01:01:2015 Wrap-up of 2014

808 State played only one live gig in 2014 plus a Graham Massey analogue Rebuild gig.

Releases included:

2014 news archive.