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808 State are an electronic music outfit formed in 1988 in Manchester, England taking their name from the Roland TR-808 drum machine. Widely regarded as one of the pioneers of acid house, they were formed by Graham Massey (from ex-factory records band Biting Tongues), Martin Price and Gerald Simpson (later to record as A Guy Called Gerald). They released their debut Newbuild in 1988. Autechre and Aphex Twin have often cited the album as being enormously influential, and the group achieved some degree of chart success in the UK in the early 1990s with releases Pacific State...
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Features
10 October 2007
Culturedeluxemix #3 : Forgotten Gems 1990
 
4 April 2006
808 State Didn't Fear the Reaper
 
News
23 March 2009
Mancunian Greats Added to Camden Crawl
 
10 August 2008
808 State Re-issues for 20th Birthday
 
16 October 2007
Download Your Free Soulwax Remix LP Minimix!
 
Album Reviews
28 July 2008
The Art of Acid - Mixed by Justin Robertson
 
Single Reviews
4 February 1991
In Yer Face
 
5 November 1990
Cubik / Olympic
 
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Top 10 Tracks
1. Pacific State
2. Pacific 202
3. In Yer Face
4. Pacific 707
5. Cobra Bora
6. Magical Dream
7. Ooops
8. 808080808
9. Sunrise
10. Ancodia

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