808 State

Formed 1988.
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808 State's Graham Massey on electronic music

808 State's Graham Massey talks to Stuart about the compilation Bleep: A Guide to Electronic Music.

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808 State are a British electronic music group, formed in 1987 in Manchester, taking their name from the Roland TR-808 drum machine and their common state of mind. 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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    Blueprint 2011

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