- 808 State
Manchester-based electro-techno and acid-house band formed in the late 80s during the rave explosion.
Members have included Graham Massey, Andrew Barker and Darren Partington. Previously Martin Price and A Guy Called Gerald were part of the line-up - Price formed the band Switzerland, Gerald went solo with the massive "Voodoo Ray" and jungle.
Key 808 tunes include the land-mark "Pacific State", plus "Cubik", "Olympic", "Lift" and "Lopez" as well as the albums "Quadrastate" and "808:90". They also hooked up with MC Tunes for two chart-hits in "The Only Rhyme That Bites" and "Tune Splits The Atom".
Massey has also appeared regularly in the avant-funk outfit Biting Tongues and drummed for Sistors Of Transistors.
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