808 State news 2020

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10:09:2020 - UK 2020 tour statement

To those who have already bought tickets for our UK 2020 tour. We are working hard with the tour's promoters to reschedule these performances to convenient dates in 2021, when it is safe to meet up and rave in a room together.

As soon as new dates are confirmed ticket holders will be notified by the promoters with further details.

We appreciate your continued support and patience, and we look forward to seeing as many of you as possible next year. Please keep safe and well.

Graham and Andy

12:08:2020 - Working Men's Club - Valleys (Graham Massey Remixes)

Out now: Working Men's Club - Valleys (Graham Massey Remixes)
UK 2020 Digital through Heavenly Records featuring three Graham Massey remixes.
UK 2020 12" vinyl through Heavenly Records featuring one Graham Massey mix, release date: 24 September 2020.
For more details see the discography page and the forum.

22:05:2020 - Two exclusive 808 State tracks for charity

Out now: Where Wye & Severn digital through the 808 State Bandcamp site. 808 State are dedicating this track and its proceeds to our friend and booking agent Ben "BK" Kouijzer. Ben has set up a Go Fund Me page in his fight against a rare and aggressive form of cancer called MPNST. Forum.
Out soon: Ariel on Touched Electronix 005 double-vinyl compilation. This is a charity record for Macmillan Cancer Support. Forum.

28:04:2020 - Manchester live date announced

808 State have announced a live date at the Ritz in Manchester 18 December 2020. Forum.

17:04:2020 - Further festival re-arrangements due to Coronavirus (updated 06:06:2020)

The following festivals have now all been postponed to 2021: Bluedot, Nuits Sonores, Dekmantel, Kendal Calling, Glastonbury, Toogether, Kala.

02:04:2020 - Festivals re-arranged

Nuits Sonores festival in Lyon - France, originally scheduled for 19 to 24 May 2020, will now take place from 22 to 26 July 2020. Forum.
Kala Festival in Dhermi - Albania, originally scheduled for 10 to 17 June 2020, will now take place from 9 to 16 September 2020. Forum.

24:03:2020 - UK tour re-arranged!

We’re very pleased to announce we’ve been able to re-schedule our full UK tour for this Autumn. Tickets for the original dates remain valid for these new ones. We’re looking forward to seeing you all and making these nights to remember. - Graham & Andy. Re-arranged dates: Live page / Forum.

18:03:2020 - UK tour postponed due to COVID-19 Coronavirus

As you may have been anticipating, in light of recent public health advice, our March/April UK Tour has been postponed. We ask for your understanding and patience during this difficult time as the team work to reschedule as many of these shows as possible for later in the year. We will of course keep you all updated as soon as we have any further news. Forum link.

11:03:2020 - 808 State Special on 1020 Radio Bristol on 14 March 2020

1020 Radio Bristol will be presenting an 808 State special with a Graham interview (60 mins) + Graham Massey 808 State mix (60 mins) on 14 March 2020 at 5pm UK time. Forum link.

25:02:2020 - All 2019 radio shows now available

Ten radio shows from between September and November 2019 are now archived and downloadable in the Radio Shows section. Forum link.

21:02:2020 - Francesca Lombardo 808 State remix out now

The 808 State remix of Francesca Lombardo's Call Me Wrong is out now via various digital platforms for streaming and download. Forum link.

19:02:2020 - Francesca Lombardo 808 State remix premiere on DJ Mag Soundcloud

The 808 State remix of Francesca Lombardo's Call Me Wrong is now available for stream via DJ Mag's Soundcloud two days in advance of it's release date. Forum link.

12:02:2020 - 808 State DJs at Bluedot festival

The 808 State DJs Andy & Graham will be DJing at the Bluedot Festival on 26 July 2020. Forum link.

07:02:2020 - 808 State live at Toogether Festival - Isle of Wight

808 State will be playing live at the Toogether Festival on 1 August 2020. Forum link.

02:02:2020 - Podcasts
  • Feel My Bicep FMB Mixtape 136 - 808 State mix. Forum link.
  • Line Noise podcast episode 53 - Interview with Graham. Forum link.
  • Konbini video interview with Andy & Graham. Forum link.
30:01:2020 - 808 State live @ Kendal Calling festival. Francesca Lombardo 808 State remix

808 State will be playing live at the Kendal Calling festival on 2 August 2020. Forum link.
808 State have remixed Francesca Lombardo's track Call Me Wrong. Release date: 21 February 2020, catalogue number: AREE105 on Electronic Elements. More info in the forum.

14:01:2020 - 808 State live @ Dekmantel Festival 2020

808 State will be playing live at the Dekmantel Festival in Amsterdam on 31 July 2020. Forum link.

08:01:2020 - Project Symbiosis - Graham Massey interpretation

Graham recorded his interpretation of Symbiosis (Malcolm Pointon) for the project whilst in the Transmission Suite. Out now! More details in the discography page and forum.

02:01:2020 - Happy 2020!

Happy New Year! 2020 will be a busy touring year. After playing nine live gigs and three in-store gigs in 2019, the following eleven live 808 State gigs have already been announced for 2020, with more to be added:

  • 01 February 2020 Dublin, Ireland
  • 21 March 2020 Sheffield
  • 27 March 2020 London
  • 28 March 2020 Cardiff, Wales
  • 03 April 2020 Newcastle
  • 04 April 2020 Liverpool
  • 11 April 2020 Glasgow, Scotland
  • 24 April 2020 Brighton
  • 25 April 2020 Bristol
  • 22 May 2020 Lyon, France
  • 12 Jun 2020 Dhermi, Albania
1:01:2020 - Recap of 2019

The highlight of the year was obviously the release of the brand new Transmission Suite album (Double vinyl LP & CD). Other releases included:

Graham Massey releases in 2019 included:

Full 2019 news archive.