808 State

808 State

  • Origin:
    flag of GB
  • acid house
  • intelligent dance music
  • electro
  • house
  • electronic
  • electronic music
  • classic house
  • big beat
  • hip house
  • house music
  • electronica
  • rave
  • hardcore techno
  • ambient
  • madchester
  • techno
  • ambient house

808 State are an English electronic music group formed in 1987 in Manchester, taking their name from the Roland TR-808 drum machine. They were formed by Graham Massey, Martin Price and Gerald Simpson, and they released their debut album, Newbuild, in September 1988. The band secured commercial success in 1989, when their song "Pacific State" was picked up by BBC Radio 1 DJ Gary Davies.


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