808 state

One foot in the rave

With The Proms, headline festival sets and the unstoppable rise of EDM, the careers of many of dance music’s originators have never been stronger. Jim Ottewill discovers why the electronic pulse from one of the maddest eras in pop history has refused to die…

Interview: A Guy Called Gerald

From the genesis of acid house to the heart of jungle you’ll find the musical finger prints of electronic pioneer A Guy Called Gerald. We quizzed him on Voodoo Ray, the health of dance music and why he’s trying to make sure creators get what’s owed to them…

M meets… 808 State pt.1

A founder of the band with Martin Price and Gerald Simpson (A Guy Called Gerald) in 1987. 808 State had a big chart hit with Pacific State at the height of the rave era but the band's influence in alternative electronica goes deeper than that.

M meets… 808 State Pt.3

In the third and final part of our interview with 808 State's Graham Massey, the dance music pioneer gives his thoughts on creating music sing older electronic hardware, the importance of melody and the search for the perfect beat.

M meets… 808 State pt.2

In the second part of M's interview with 808 State's Graham Massey, he describes, amongst other things, taking his electronic productions into the live arena, keeping his 'DIY ethic' and collaborating with Björk.