808state news archive 1998

December '98
Merry Christmas!
  • Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from 808state. Thank you for your continued support and see you in '99!
  • Exclusive track globalState now available for download in MP3 format on sounds page.
Catch 808 in December: 19th: Bugged Out at Cream Liverpool, 26th: 808 DJ's at Heavenly Jukebox Turnmills London, 31st: Megadog at Manchester Academy.
7 December
The Quincy 7" has been postponed until the new year.
Nov / Dec
808 are playing Bugged Out Christmas party at Cream in Liverpool on 19 December. Cubik:98 Victor Calderone remix has gone to number 3 in Billboard's official US Club charts.
Magga Stina - An Album
  • The next ZTT/808state release will be a remix of 'The Only Rhyme That Bites'. This will also contain the Victor Calderone remix of 'Cubik' as well as a Fire Island remix of 'Bombadin' by Heller and Farley. Expected release dates: February '99 and DJ promos in December.
  • Darren has been doing production work for a band called 'Jeep'.
  • Graham has done some guitar work on a Promo EP by Rephlex artist Leila entitled 'Too Much Heaven On Their Minds.
  • Magga Stina, who's album is out now (production by Graham), is supporting Bjork on her UK tour this month.
  • Newbuild won't be released until the new year...
  • The Cardigans remix has been called off.
  • Quincy will be out on 7 December.
  • 808 are playing Manchester Academy on New Years Eve.
  • Massey's Toolshed Allstars are playing Mass in Brixton London on 5 November. The Toolshed will be relocating to the 'Band on the Wall' venue in the new year.

November see's the UK release of a new track: Quincy. It's coming out on 7" single on the 'Slut Smalls' label, which is associated with Jockey Slut magazine. They are bringing out a new 7" by a different artist every month for the next twelve months starting on 26 October with Lionrock / Silicone Scally.

ZTT are planning on re-releasing 'The Only Rhyme That Bites' b/w 'Bombadin'.

Cubik:98 Victor Calderone Mix
Cubik:98 Victor Calderone US limited Promo is now available on Import in the UK through Amato. Universal cat. no. USP 1318.
Oct / Nov
More collectors news: Cubik:98 Victor Calderone mix out now on Universal Promo US 12". Thermo Kings compilation CD to be released on Hypnotic / Cleopatra in the US beginning November.
808state will not be appearing at the Goliath Rave in Zurich, Switzerland on 3 October.
October looks like it's going to be a good month for the 808 collector: 90, ex:el and Gorgeous CD's are to be re-released in the US through Universal. As announced earlier, Newbuild is to be re-released on vinyl and CD through Rephlex in the UK accompanied by a single.
28 Sep
Check the sounds section for an exclusive 808 MP3 track!
25 Sep
Daz and Katy have just had a baby girl, named Sadie. All of 808 are now dads. DADCHESTER RAVE ON!
Check the images section for images of performances in Istanbul and Manchester. 808 have turned into a 'big band' recently, using extra people live replacing Darren who is expecting his wife to give birth imminently. In Turkey Mikey Wilson joined on drums and Paddy Steer on bass. In Spain two drummers were used, James Ford and Colin Seddon, the usual drummer. Patty and Walt did the Lasers at Manchester Heaton Park.
3-5 Sep
The Vigo gig in Spain will be broadcasted on the Net in Real Audio and Video by interFACE! On Friday 808 will go on at 1 am CET for one hour. On Sunday Andy will be spinning from 8:30 pm until 10:00 pm. Tune in.
808 are playing Heaton Park, Manchester on 19 September. It's a free open air festival entitled 'Maxmania' (guess the sponsor) and will feature BMX / skateboard etc shows. 808 will be appearing at 9:30 pm in what promises to be a great spectacle including the famous 808 lasers, fireworks etc. 
Newbuild re-release on Rephlex is planned for around October / November.
The 808 Radio Show slot has been moved to midnight till 2am on Sunday nights.
808 State will be playing at the Vigo Festival in Vigo (Spain), which takes place 3/4/5 September. MTV are going to be there too.
The 808:88:98 CD has been released domestically in Canada.
See some images of the Cornwall Megadog Beach festival.

Megadog presents the Beach festival in Cornwall 14-16 August. 808 will be performing on the main stage on Friday 14th.

Festival dates for Spain to be announced soon.

14 July
Magga Stina - Naturally
  • Another 808 gig: Istanbul, Turkey on 12 September!
  • On 14 September, Graham Massey will be supporting legendary Factory outfit The Durutti Column at Manchester Cathedral. He will be performing Clock Star, a piece of muisc made entirely from the sounds of pulsars, given to him by the Joderal Bank Radio Telescope in Manchester. Very cosmic!
  • Graham's next Toolshed featuring DOSE will be on 25 July in Manchester.
  • Magga Stina's single 'Naturally' (produced by Graham) out now.
  • A US remix of Cubik on Universal records is rumoured.
4 July
Recorded 808 State Radio Show now on the Sounds page.
30 June
The 808:88:98 CD was released on Universal in the United States today. Compared to the UK CD, it omits two tracks (Cobra Bora and 10x10), but adds Cubik:98.
27 June
Hooverphonic - Club Montepulciano
  • The live date in Buenos Aires has been postponed.
  • Andy and Darren are DJing at Breeze 98 in Leeds this Sunday between 7:30 and 8:30 pm.
  • The 808 State show on Galaxy 102 Manchester is now on Sundays between 9:50 and 11:50 pm.
  • The 'Thermo Kings' compilation, until now only available as a Japanese Import album, will soon be released on Hypnotic / Cleopatra in the U.S.
  • 808 have remixed 'Club Montepulciano' by Hooverphonic. Out on Sony Music Belgium, Epic in the US.
  • Andy Barker has contributed to a book entitled: "Once in a Lifetime - The crazy days of Acid House and afterwards" by Jane Bushman.
Another 808state live date: The Beach festival in Cornwall, England 14 August (Megadog). Graham Massey's next Toolshed night: Manchester 27 June with guest band Cylob.

Ten years on and the classic Acid album 'Newbuild' will be re-released on Rephlex records with the blessings of Martin and A Guy called Gerald. More news to follow as it comes in.

808:88:98 will be released domestically in the U.S. at the end of June on Universal records.

13 June
Line up for Depercussions 12 hour festival in Manchester: Graham Massey and his Toolshed Allstars will be appearing at 3:30 outside dukes 92 with a six-piece band. Andy and Darren will be DJ'ing from 8:00 until 9:00 and 808 State will be playing live from 10:30 until 11:30. Also amonst the masses of artists: MC Tunes with his Dust Junkys and legend Afrika Bambaataa.
808 are back from performing at the Dance & Levi's festival in Tel-Aviv. Check out the images!
Message board for 808 State discussions amongst 808 fans added.
Planet Electrica
808 State have donated a track entitled 'Baton Rouge' to the charity compilation 'Planet Electrica'
Suns Of Arqa
Pizzicato FIve - Happy End Of You Remixes
Out now: Re-release of Graham Massey's 808 mix of "Govinda's Dream" by the Suns of Arqa on their new remix album also including Guy called Gerald mixes (Arkasound).
The 808 State remix of 'Trailer Music' by Pizzicato Five is featured on P5's remix album out now (Matador Records).
25 May
808:88:98 entered the UK album charts at number 40 and the Indie album charts at number 4. Pacific:98 reached 21 in the UK charts, 1 in the UK Dance charts and number 3 in the Indie charts.
On 18 May 1998, the Best Of 808state album 808:88:98 is released!
Another live date: On 13 June 808 State will be performing at Manchester Castlefield, site of many legendary free 808 gigs! Entitled 'Depercussions', this is part of the '50 years of the computer' festival in Manchester and will also feature the Dust Junkys.
11 May
Pacific:98 entered the UK charts at number 21 this week and went to number one in the UK Dance charts!
The date for Prague has been changed to 29 May. 808 State will be playing live at 8:30 pm at Prague Castle. Another gig in the pipeline: Tel Aviv on 4 June with The Prodigy.
A Song For Eurotrash
Out now: Compilation CD 'A Song for Eurotrash' on EMI (7243 4 95062 2 0) including 808 State: Variations on Te Deum (Eurovision Theme). Listen to a sound clip on the Sounds page. Viva Europa.
4 May
Pacific808:98 and Cubik98
The wait is over, today Pacific808:98 and Cubik98 are released! Click on the hyperlink for details.
4 May
Rumour has it that TV Star Darren Partington will be co-costing MTV Europe's 'Select MTV' today Monday. If you're in the UK or Northern Europe, tune in this afternoon.
25 April
Graham Massey @ Toolshed in the Night and Day cafe Manchester this Saturday. Add n to x, Toolshed Allstars and DJ Liela Arab.
14 April
Unfortunately the release of the PacificCubik98 mixes has been delayed by another week - new release date: 4 May.
Darren got married with his longtime girlfriend Kate on 9 April. Nice one Daz!

Pacific808:98 and Cubik98 will be released 27 April on two CD's and a 12". More details on the PacificCubik98 page.

808:88:98 (Best of) will be released 18 May on CD and cassette. It is now confirmed that it features a new track titled 'Crash'.

808 have been in the studio recording material for the next album. Guest Vocalist wanted!
23 March
Catch Graham Massey at this month's Toolshed event @ Night and Day cafe in Manchester this Monday. Featuring Salaryman and Masseys Toolshed Allstars with Scam DJs.
15 March
Like every third Sunday in the month, DJ's Andy & Darren will be spinning live at this month's dos:in at Cyberia. If you're in Manchester - get down there. If you're not - tune into the live Net broadcast on 0171 Internet Radio between 2pm and midnight UK time. Flyer 1. Flyer 2.
13 March
Pacific'98 didn't make it in time for last week's excellent MTV Party Zone which had Daz sat on a couch inside a London record store. It will be world premiered on this week's show (Friday 13 March), so MTV Europe promise.
6 March
This Friday 6 March Daz Partington will be appearing on MTV Europe's Party Zone. Plus look out for the video world premiere of Pacific '98!
Pacific 98
Cubik 98

Listeners of Grooverider's BBC Radio 1 show have already known it for a while: Grooverider has delivered what can only be described as a melodic-jungle monster remix of Pacific! 808 State have laid down their very own new mix of the version they play live.

Jon Carter has been in charge of the Monkey Mafia mix of Cübik - be prepared for a massive big beat treat. 808 have created a 'live' version entitled Cübik'98 - it's hard as nails... a true representation of 808 at their best.

Release date for these stormers is 6 April, followed by the 808:88:98 album a month later. Full details to follow.

Andrew Barker has become the proud father of a baby girl, named Eve. Congratulations! It is the second in the 808 State family - Graham Massey became father of a boy in 1997.
January 1988

Happy 1998, the year in which 808 State celebrate their tenth year as a group!

808 have been busy in the studio, recording new versions of Pacific and Cübik. Grooverider is also pinned to remix Pacific!

Graham Massey is producing an album for Icelandic singer / composer Magga Stina.