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808 State

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808 State

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10,681 followers

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Acid House
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Techno

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04
May
808 STATE (Live) Jon Dasilva (Hacienda) at Manchester 88
Barras Art And Design (BAaD), Glasgow
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Pavilion Festival Presents STREETrave - Celebrating 35 Years at Low Green
Pavilion Festival Presents STREETrave - Celebrating 35 YearsSun 5th May12:00 pm - 10:30 pmLow Green, Ayr
Knockengorroch Festival 2024 at Knockengorroch
Knockengorroch Festival 2024Thu 23rd May10:00 am - 5:00 amKnockengorroch, Kirkcudbrightshire
Bearded Theory at Catton Hall
Bearded TheoryThu 23rd May9:00 am - 11:00 pmCatton Hall, South Derbyshire
Sign of the Times at Church End Farm
Sign of the TimesFri 5th Jul12:00 pm - 11:00 pmChurch End Farm, Hertfordshire
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Fac51 The Hacienda Live at Wollaton Hall at Wollaton Hall
Fac51 The Hacienda Live at Wollaton HallSat 31st Aug1:00 pm - 10:30 pmWollaton Hall, Nottingham

Biography

The story of 808 State defines an era of electronic dance music and sets a blueprint of possibilities for future generations. As the NME observed “808 State revolutionised a whole genre of music in the late-80s, inspiring Underworld, Orbital and the Chemical Brothers in the process.”

Formed in Manchester in 1988 by Graham Massey, Martin Price and Gerald Simpson, 808 State’s first album – Newbuild - is now regarded as a milestone in UK electronica.

Quadrastate followed, including Pacific State, becoming an end-of-night anthem at the Haçienda and breaking out of the dance underground when it was picked up by daytime BBC Radio 1. The band pushed against dance-celebrity culture with intentionally minimalist record sleeves and a reluctance to self-promote. During this time Gerald recorded his own hit Voodoo Ray and decided to pursue his own career as A Guy Called Gerald. He was replaced by the 808 State DJs, Andrew Barker and Darren Partington.

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The story of 808 State defines an era of electronic dance music and sets a blueprint of possibilities for future generations. As the NME observed “808 State revolutionised a whole genre of music in the late-80s, inspiring Underworld, Orbital and the Chemical Brothers in the process.”

Formed in Manchester in 1988 by Graham Massey, Martin Price and Gerald Simpson, 808 State’s first album – Newbuild - is now regarded as a milestone in UK electronica.

Quadrastate followed, including Pacific State, becoming an end-of-night anthem at the Haçienda and breaking out of the dance underground when it was picked up by daytime BBC Radio 1. The band pushed against dance-celebrity culture with intentionally minimalist record sleeves and a reluctance to self-promote. During this time Gerald recorded his own hit Voodoo Ray and decided to pursue his own career as A Guy Called Gerald. He was replaced by the 808 State DJs, Andrew Barker and Darren Partington.

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