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10:12:2021 - Andy Barker tributes

Andy Barker r.i.p.

From Graham:

"Andy was laid to rest yesterday, attended by loving family and friends in a beautiful service in Manchester.. If you would like to give a tribute his daughter has set up a link to a charity that is important to the family."

Tribute / Donate

07:11:2021 - Andy Barker Rest In Peace

Andy Barker

It's with a heavy heart to deliver the tragic news of the passing of Andy Barker - here is a statement from his immediate family:

"After a happy life Andrew Barker experienced a short period of illness and passed away in his hometown of Manchester yesterday, Saturday 6th November 2021. His family and friends asks that people respect their privacy at this time but remember him for the joy he brought through his personality and music. You'll be sadly missed"

 

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06:11:2021 - Autumn tour thank you

A message from Graham: We made it through our 2021 Autumn tour! We can't take anything for granted in these times! I would like to thank everyone who worked to make it happen - Management, Agent, Promoters. Harvey & Jackson, Absolute -Lazer Dave- Ben & Easty (our crew) -Carl & Howard on drums- all the venues and staff and most of all all of you who brought the vibes - see you in 2022 x

05:11:2021 - Outpost Transmission digital / Bandcamp

Another 808 State Friday report. It's Bandcamp Friday and Graham would like to shine a light on the 2002 album Outpost Transmission. See the forum.

08:10:2021 - State To State 3 digital Bandcamp | Henge Remix

Time for another 808 State Friday Focus, this week STATE TO STATE 3, now available on the 808 State Bandcamp site. See Graham's notes in the forum.
Henge release a 10" single of Exo, featuring a remix by 808 State on 15 October 2021. See the forum for more information.
808 State play Sheffield tonight.

01:10:2021 - State To State 2 digital Bandcamp

It's Bandcamp Friday, State To State 2 is available on the 808 State Bandcamp site. See Graham's notes in the forum. 808 State play Cardiff tonight and Bristol tomorrow.

24:09:2021 - State To State 1 digital

Another 808 State Friday drop, first time to digital platforms. State To State 1. See the forum for further details. Also the 808 State Autumn UK tour kicks off in Newcastle tonight.

03:09:2021 - ESP: The 808 State Effect

ESP is the 808 State effect. ESP is 808 State at their very best. Out today for streaming and download, a new double-album tour through 808 State's Greatest Bits and Bytes across 23 tracks and 100 minutes of music, and more... See the forum for further information.

27:08:2021 - ZTT remastered digital singles complete

After Bombadin UK Mixes, Insane Lover / Freak, Pacific UK Mixes, The Extended Pleasures Of Dance EP, Pacific Tommy Boy Mixes, the final batch of remastered singles from 808 State / ZTT is Pacific 98 / Cübik 98. See the forum for all information.

19:07:2021 - Toogether Festival 2021 cancelled

Sadly the Toogether Festival 2021 has been cancelled. For more information see the forum.

16:07:2021 - Trance Wax - Eve (808 State Remix)

Released today is an 808 State remix of "Eve" by Trance Wax. "Eve was pretty Balearic in its original form, but we’ve given it a spray tan using some vintage analog synths and guitars. One for the sunset crew!
See the forum for more info.

09:07:2021 - ZTT remastered singles | Art of Noise - Moments in Love Massey remixes

Share Moments in Love with 808 State, and Art Of Noise The Dream Department at ZTT Records continue their July deep-dive into the special projects and covert assignments from the world of 808 State, with Moments In Love - The Massey Mixes. Stream / download. See the forum for more info.
Sadly the Dekmantel festival has been postponed. See the forum for more information.

02:07:2021 - ZTT remastered singles | Bombadin

808 State / ZTT single remasters continue this month under the title of “Special Assignments”.
The singles that don't fit neatly with albums starting with Bombadin from the summer of 1994.
Stream / download.
See the forum for Graham's notes in full.

25:06:2021 - ZTT remastered singles | Lopez

The Final Thought Of Don Solaris. Our Dream Department rounds out the 25th anniversary of 808 State's Don Solaris with an expanded edition of Lopez, featuring the voice of James Dean Bradfield and the remixes of Brian Eno. Stream / download. See the forum for more details and Graham's notes.

21:06:2021 - Kendal Calling festival 2021 postponed

Sadly the Kendal Calling Festival has been postponed to 2022. For more information see the forum.

18:06:2021 - ZTT remastered singles | Azura

The Thoughts Of Don Solaris Number 91: "Let me, let me be the sun and the moon for you." It's Friday. 808 State and The Dream Department are here for you. Your soundtrack for the weekend? The Digitized Azura. Stream / download. See the forum for more details and Graham's notes.

11:06:2021 - ZTT remastered singles | Bond

TheDreamDepartment at Zang Tuum Tumb continues the 25th-anniversary celebrations of @state808's expansive Don Solaris project today with a new digital release of June 1996's Bond. Stream / download. See the forum for more details and Graham's extensive notes.

04:06:2021 - ZTT remastered singles | Sawnoff Dali

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of 808 State’s abstract classic, Don Solaris with a certain selection of early mixes: The Sawnoff Dali EP. Stream / download. See the forum for more details and Graham's extensive notes.

28:05:2021 - ZTT remastered singles | 10 x 10 The Tommy Boy Mixes

This week's 808 ZTT Remastered single is 10 x 10 The Tommy Boy Remixes. Stream / download. See the forum for more details and Graham's notes in full.

An extensive interview with Graham by Scott Zverblis is available on Synthetic Dreams Podcast. Also see in the forum.

21:05:2021 - ZTT remastered singles | 10 x 10

Raise the feeling! ZTT is back with an album-length edition of 808 State’s blistering soundtrack to the final days of rave: 10x10. Eight tracks – six of which are new to digital – plus the flipside analogue bubblebath that is La Luz

10x10 first leaked from 808 State Laboratories in 1991 with the infamous Vox/Beats 12” promo. Then another 12” promo followed, La Luz, under an even greater level of secrecy pressed as it was under the pseudonym of MacMillan & Wife.

But what could have easily remained a series of underground experiments went very overground in 1993 when 10x10 became the fourth and final single from the Gorgeous album – picking up Radio 1 airplay and critical acclaim from Billboard to Melody Maker.

For The Maker, 10x10 was "another throbbing dance delight... 808 State, crafty buggers, know that minimal is magnificent..." As for Billboard's review? They were all about the tie-in Tommy Boy mixes. So come back soon week for more on that, and to find out where 10x10 went next...

Every UK mix of 10x10 is here (save for that initial 12” promo, which is a whole other story in itself). And it’s the first time that tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, and 7 have appeared on Spotify or any digital platform.

With 10x10, May is Gorgeous:

01: 10x10 (Radio Mix)/ 00:03:27
02: 10x10 (Trans-Disco Express)/ 00:04:14
03: 10x10 (Black Eye Mix)/ 00:04:17
04: 10x10 (Rockathon Mix)/ 00:04:19
05: 10x10 (Vox Mix)/ 00:04:09
06: 10x10 (Beats Mix)/ 00:04:05
07: La Luz (Chunky Funky Mix)/ 00:04:58
08: La Luz (Acid Mix)/ 00:05:35

10x10x08 has been delivered by The Dream Department at Zang Tuum Tumb. Compilation: Ian Peel, remastered artwork: Philip Marshall, remastered audio Geoff Pesche at Abbey Road studios overseen by Graham Massey. Thank yous: Nick King, Markus Arnold. The definition of Zang Tumb Tuumb, #12”.

Stream / download.

See Graham's notes in the forum.

14:05:2021 - ZTT remastered singles | Plan 9

Featuring Ian McCulloch and the theme from The Word, this week’s 808 State digital rewind is a six-track edition of Plan 9

As Melody Maker said in 1993, Plan 9 “amply illustrates how ambience can be fun…” It also illustrates the sonic detours that 808:92 Team were able to take in the Gorgeous era, with – as DJ mag put it – “the tinkling guitar in both Choki Galaxy Mix and the Guitars On Fire Mix, coupled with an exciting, skittery, bleeps-stabbed 127.5bpm reworking of their enduringly popular Olympic.”

This new six-track remaster from The Dream Department at ZTT kicks off with Trevor Horn’s Radio Edit of Plan 9 – originally DJ promo-only, it then resurfaced on the now- deleted compilation, The 808 State Blueprint. The Word Mix of Olympic is here (although sadly footage of the band performing the track on the show itself has yet to reappear on YouTube, it seems).

We then close out with the two wide-screen 12” remixes of Plan 9 and the highlight of Gorgeous’s Disco Disc, Nbambi (The April Showers Mix). Sandwiched right in the middle is the previously-unreleased (save for a hyper-rare US promo CD on Tommy Boy Records) 7” Remix of Moses, featuring Ian McCulloch.

May is… Gorgeous. So listen in:

01: Plan 9 (Radio Edit)/00:03:42
02: Olympic (The Word Mix)/00:04:57
03: Moses (7" Remix) ft. Ian McCulloch/00:02:48
04: Plan 9 (Guitars on Fire Mix)/00:04:42
05: Nbambi (The April Showers Mix)/00:04:18
06: Plan 9 (Choki Galaxy Mix)/00:04:43

Plan 9 was six-tracked by The Dream Department at Zang Tuum Tumb. Compilation: Ian Peel, remastered artwork: Philip Marshall, remastered audio Geoff Pesche at Abbey Road studios, overseen by Graham Massey. The eleventh definition of Zang Tumb Tuumb, quite simply. Thank yous: Nick King, Markus Arnold.

Stream / download.

See Graham's notes in the forum.

07:05:2021 - ZTT remastered singles | TimeBomb

Remastered at Abbey Road, detonate the TimeBomb – the first in a new series celebrating the singles and remixes from 808’s acclaimed fifth album.

808’s first single from the much-loved 1993 album, Gorgeous saw them re-emerge as a trio. Arriving almost a year to the day after the final single from ex:el, TimeBomb was a larger-than-life, thundering rave classic. But it was also a three-track EP, housing the symphonic Nimbus and the existential Reaper Repo.

We’ve remastered all three tracks for this digital edition, and taken it up to a six-track EP by looping in the Oldham Mix of TimeBomb and the full-length Nimbus and Reaper Repo from the 12” edition, with the Fon Mix of TimeBomb, the 7” Mix of Nimbus and the Short Mix of Reaper Repo from the 7”. The latter three are all arriving on digital platforms for the first time ever.

If anything, it was Reaper Repo that set the tone of 808's things-to-come. As Melody Maker said at the time, "Under no pressure to be overtly modern, it undergoes a complete present-day bypass, linking the past and future in a cat's-cradle of echoing keyboards, echoing percussion and echoing vocal samples. Off-kilter, off-key, off its head."

01: TimeBomb (Oldham Mix)/00:03:53
02: Nimbus/00:04:34
03: Reaper Repo/00:08:28
04: TimeBomb (Fon Mix)/00:02:57
05: Nimbus (7" Mix)/00:03:42
06: Reaper Repo (Short Mix)/00:04:23

May is Gorgeous and TimeBomb are brought to you by the Dream Department at Zang Tuum Tumb. Compilation: Ian Peel, artwork: Philip Marshall. Remastered in 2021 by Geoff Pesche at Abbey Road studios, overseen by Graham Massey. Thank yous: Nick King, Markus Arnold. A definition of Zang Tumb Tuumb, number 10.

Stream / download.

See Graham's notes in the forum.

30:04:2021 - ZTT remastered singles | Lift – The Tommy Boy Mixes

With Justin Strauss taking the controls on the remix, The Dream Department at ZTT closes out the 30th anniversary 808 State’s spine-tingling ex:el today with the digital restoration of Lift – The Tommy Boy Mixes.

Three of the tracks on this digital time capsule are appearing online for the first time ever: Justin Strauss’s Remix, Metro Mix, and Lift Up Dub, the latter of which – as Jamie Sefton once wrote in Outside World – “is the most radical departure from the original.” All three remixes, which were only ever released in the US via the Tommy Boy label, feature Eric Kupper on additional keyboards.

What is Lift - The Tommy Boy Remixes exactly? According to Billboard when these mixes were originally released, they’re "Percolating, synth-smart house instrumentals... covered with plush, cinematic strings, and subtle samples and sound effects." (And did you ever spot that comment on The KLF in the original video?). Listen in:

01: Lift/Justin Strauss Remix (00:06:50)
02: Lift/Metro Mix (00:04:48)
03: Lift/Lift Up Dub (00:06:42)
04: Open Your Mind/Sound Garden Mix (00:04:31)
05: Open Your Mind/Open Mix (00:04:53)

Lift – The Tommy Boy Mixes is brought to you by the Zang Tuum Tumb Dream Department: compilation: Ian Peel, artwork: Philip Marshall. It’s the stateside definition of Zang Tumb Tuumb, number nine. Coming next: May is Gorgeous.

Remastered in 2021 by Geoff Pesche at Abbey Road studios, overseen by Graham Massey. Thanks to Justin Strauss and Eric Kupper, Nick King, and Markus Arnold.

Stream / download.

See Graham's notes in the forum.

23:04:2021 - ZTT remastered singles | Cübik - The Tommy Boy Mixes

New York DJ/producers Tommy Musto and Frankie Bones deliver the Kings County Perspective and Kings County Dub mixes of Cübik (always remember the umlaut) which came hot on the heels of their two Pacific remixes released the previous year in 1989. (The Dream Department is dusting those tracks down right now for release later this summer.)

Originally released in October 1990 in the USA only via ZTT and the legendary Tommy Boy label, this set also includes 808’s own Pan American Excursion of Cübik, as well as what was the first ever airing of In Yer Face. Then subtitled Mancunian Delight, it eventually became known as (slightly curtailed) In Yer Face Mix when released in the UK three months later in January 1991 and, a couple of months after that, as the (even more slightly curtailed) album version found on the ex:el album. So here you have:

01: Cübik/Pan American Excursion (00:04:56)
02: Cübik/Kings County Perspective (00:06:00)
03: In Yer Face/In Yer Face Mix (00:04:54)
04: Cübik/Kings County Dub (00:04:52)

Cübik – The Tommy Boy Mixes has been remastered in 2021 by Geoff Pesche at Abbey Road studios, overseen by Graham Massey. And is brought to you by the Dream Department (where there is a pattern emerging) at ZTT Records, the Organisation of Pop (curation: Ian Peel, artwork: Philip Marshall). With thanks to Tommy Musto, Frankie Bones, Nick King, and Markus Arnold. It’s the American definition of Zang Tumb Tuumb, number six.

Stream / download.

See Graham's notes in the forum.

16:04:2021 - ZTT remastered singles | Lift

Step into the seductive dream state of Lift, a double A-side delight from 808 State’s ground-breaking ex:el album, currently celebrating its 30th anniversary. Lift/Open Your Mind was originally released on 05 August 1991 and finally arrives on all digital platforms today.

The Open Mix of Open Your Mind and the 7” Mix of Lift make their digital debut, as does the Fon Mix of Open Your Mind – the first time this track has been available since it appeared on a 12” promo (SAM 839, mistakenly tagged as the Open Mix).

It’s the track – complete with 10-second subsonic intro – that marked the start of 808’s Fon Studios era. "There are not many studios up north worth bothering with," Graham Massey told International Musician in August 1991 when Lift was released (which, the magazine pointed out, was "a total rework of the album track"). "We had heard about it from people like Martin Moscrop out of A Certain Ratio, who had been working here and raving about it..."

01: Lift/7" Mix (00:03:16)
02: Open Your Mind/Sound Garden Mix (00:04:28)
03: Lift/Heavy Mix (00:04:42)
04: Open Your Mind/Open Mix (00:04:53)
05: Open Your Mind/Fon Mix (00:04:04)

Another 808:ex:el:30 release from the Dream Department at ZTT Records, the Organisation of Pop. Compiled by Ian Peel with artwork remastered by Philip Marshall. Audio remastered in 2021 at Abbey Road studios by Geoff Pesche overseen by Graham Massey. Thanks to Nick King, Markus Arnold, and *Record Mirror.

This is the most uplifting definition of Zang Tumb Tuum, number eight. Coming next: the first in an ongoing series curating 808 State’s Tommy Boy Remixes.

Stream / download.

See Graham's comments in the forum.

09:04:2021 - ZTT remastered singles | In Yer Face

As Record Mirror said ahead of its original release on 28 January 1991, "In Yer Face reaffirms 808 State's ability to tread exactly where they like when they like, and their status as innovators." And for the 30th anniversary of 808's ex:el album the single finally goes live on digital today.

For the first time on digital platforms, hear the original Raagman rap version of Leo Leo, and the 3:28 In Yer Face 7" Edit, previously available on the Four States Of 808 box set for Record Store Day 2019. They're backed up with the In Yer Face Mix (which, for those with an eye for the finer details, sits somewhere between the Mancunian Delight mix and the album version), the Poonchanting Instrumental of Leo Leo and, from the original remix 12" (ZANG 14TX), the Facially Yours Remix. Take it away:

01: In Yer Face/Edit (00:03:18)
02: Leo Leo/ft. Raagman (00:04:01)
03: In Yer Face/In Yer Face Mix (00:04:58)
04: In Yer Face/Facially Yours Remix (00:04:18)
05: Leo Leo/Poonchanting Instrumental (00:04:04)

In Yer Face has been remastered in 2021 by Geoff Pesche at Abbey Road studios, overseen by Graham Massey. Compilation: Ian Peel, artwork remaster: Philip Marshall at the Dream Department @ ZTT Records, the Organisation of Pop. Thanks to Raagman and Michael "Spectacular" Haas.

This is the facial definition of Zang Tumb Tuumb, number 7.

Stream / download.

See Graham's comments in the forum.

02:04:2021 - ZTT remastered singles | Cubik / Olympic

Every Friday for the next few months there will be an upload of an 808 State single from the ZTT archives. From ztt.com:

Arriving for the first time on digital platforms today, Zang Tuum Tumb begins to mark the 30th anniversary of ex:el, the groundbreaking electronic album by 808 State, with Cubik/Olympic (and more to come...).

Originally released on 01 October 1990, all the remixes are included from this classic AA-side single. From the 12" A-side: the Original Mix and the Pan Am Mix of Cubik. And from the 12" AA-side: the Flutey Mix and the Euro Bass Mix of Olympic.

We then present the remix 12" (ZANG 5TX) in its entirety, headed up by Tom Richardson & Eric Kupper's mesmerising 9-minute Cubik Tomix. It's the first time Tomix has been available on digital platforms, likewise the Pan Am Mix, Flutey Mix and the previously vinyl-only Record Store Day special Olympic (Euro Bass Gate Mix).

01: Cubik/Original Mix (00:03:33)
02: Cubik/Pan Am Mix (00:04:56)
03: Olympic/Flutey Mix (00:04:09)
04: Olympic/Euro Bass Mix (00:05:45)
05: Cubik/Tomix (00:09:29)
06: Olympic/August 90 (00:04:54)
07: Lambrusco Cowboy (00:03:57)
08: Olympic/Euro Bass Gate Mix (00:03:58)

Cubik/Olympic has been remastered in 2021 by Geoff Pesche at Abbey Road studios, overseen by Graham Massey. And is brought to you by the Dream Department (compilation: Ian Peel, artwork remaster: Philip Marshall) at ZTT Records, the Organisation of Pop. With thanks to Nick King, Markus Arnold, The Fat Shadow, and the Pointy Head.

Cubik/Olympic is the definition of Zang Tumb Tuumb, number 5. "Welcome to the Thunderdome."

Stream / download.

See Graham's comments in the forum.

28:03:2021 - GoGo Penguin remix and live dates

The upcoming GoGo Penguin remix album GGP / RMX features an 808 State remix of the track Signal In The Noise. More details in the forum.
Live dates are starting to get confirmed for 2021. Note that all dates are subject to government restrictions at the time - check event websites for up to date restrictions.

31:12:2020 - Free download track: 808 State - Commonwealth

As this awful year draws to an end, here is a nice find. Graham has unearthed a rare 2001 demo track called Commonwealth. Download it for free on the Sounds page. Discuss in forum.

30:12:2020 - Andy Barker NYE DJ set

Andy Barker is doing a DJ set for New Years Eve: RDC Global Countdown, starts at 09:30 on NYE, Andy is on at 14:00 UK time. Details in forum.s doin

08:12:2020 - 808 State - Psalm (Found Sound 2) | Matthew Bourne - Bob (Graham Massey Remix)

Out now:

18:11:2020 - Ben Kouijzer remembered | UK 2021 re-arranged tour dates

808 State's agent Ben Kouijzer sadly passed away this past weekend. He was only 36. Graham Massey: "Saddened by the loss of our tireless and loved agent BK. Mostly a regular phone voice to us, always upbeat and positive in the face of us grumpy northerners. Last met up with Ben when we did a Rough Trade instore this time last year - he took us and our entourage for a curry, then gave our friends a lift home to North London - next day they individually contacted me to ask who that lovely man was, such an interesting bloke etc - never even mentioned what he did for a living. 20 ****** 20. Condolences to his loved ones."

The re-arranged UK 2021 tour dates have been confirmed, see the forum for details.

The collection of alternative takes, b-sides and rarities, previously released on the four deluxe ZTT albums, have been made available for streaming with updated artwork as the 808 Archives - Parts I - IV. Find them on your preferred streaming service.

Graham has remixed Musique Magique from The Last Album by Fritz Von Runte.

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.
and
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.