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808 State
Aliases: Lounge Jays, Hit Squad Mcr
Members: Martin Price [ex-member], Graham Massey, Gerald Simpson [ex-member], Andrew Barker, Darren Partington
Formed: 1988
Place: Bury, Greater Manchester (UK)
Genres: Dance
Subgenres: House, Techno, Ambient
Website: www.808state.com
Biography:
808 State is named after the Roland TR-808 drum machine. They formed in Bury near Manchester, England in 1988, they are considered the pioneers of acid house (beginning of "rave" music). 808 State was originally formed by Graham Massey, Martin Price, and Gerald Simpson. Rapper MC Tunes (Nicky Lockett) worked with 808 State on the songs "The Only Rhyme That Bites" [1990], "Tunes Splits The Atom" [1990], and "Pump" [1996]. Gerald Simpson left the group in 1989 and was replaced by Andrew Barker and Darren Partington. Martin Price left the group in 1992.
 
AlbumsCharts PeakBillboard®
1988   Newbuild
1989   90
1990   Utd. State 90
1991   ex:el
1993   Gorgeous
1994   Statetostate
1994   Forecast
1996   Don Solaris
1998   Thermo Kings
2002   State To State 2
2003   Outpost Transmission
2004   Prebuild
 
EPsCharts PeakBillboard®
1989   Quadrastate
1990   The Extended Pleasure Of Dance
1992   Timebomb [/Nimbus / Reaper Repo]Club #19, Sales #36
1996   Sawnoff Dali
 
Greatest HitsCharts PeakBillboard®
1998   808:88:98
 
SinglesCharts PeakBillboard®
1988   Deepville / Let Yourself Go
1989   PacificClub #30, Sales #27
1990   CübikClub #8, Sales #21
1990   Olympic State
1990   The Only Rhyme That Bites
1990   Olympic
1990   Tunes Splits The Atom
1991   Lift / Open Your MindClub #23, Sales #27
1991   10 x 10Club #43
1991   In Yer Face
1991   Back On The Block
1991   OoopsClub #13, Sales #23
1992   One In Ten
1992   Plan 9
1993   La Luz
1993   Voiceprint
1993   Moses
1994   Bombadin / MarathonClub #3
1994   Insane Lover / Freak
1996   Bond
1996   Azura
1996   Lopez
1998   Pacific 808:98 / Cübik
1998   Cübik:98Club #3
1999   The Only Rhyme That Bites 99
1999   Quincy's Lunch / Move UR Body
1999   Invader

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