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808 State To Release First Album In 17 Years
Christian Eede , July 25th, 2019 10:46

'Transmission Suite' is inspired by Manchester's electronic music scene

UK house and techno pioneers 808 State have confirmed details of their first new album in 17 years.

Titled Transmission Suite, the album takes inspiration from the duo's home base of Manchester, particularly the city's electronic music scene over the years and into the present day.

The pair have name-checked Manchester club nights like Swing Ting and Eyes Down with reference to the record. "They might play weird shit: like [Bauhaus'] 'Bela Lugosi's Dead' being played next to a Dubstep tune, played next to a proper Jamaican reggae electronic B-side from the '80s next to drum and bass”, Graham Massey explains of the inspiration from Manchester's current crop of club nights. "It's interesting how timelines can be ridden. You can jump through time-zones, and access everything. It’s not about what you bought in the record shop on a Friday night, which is how it used to be."

Transmission Suite is out on October 11 and is preceded by lead track 'Tokyo Tokyo' which you can hear above.

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