Review: Manchester legends 808 State return from a 20 year hiatus with their new Initial Granada Report EP. On digital format only, this will be followed by yet another EP towards the end of August - all leading up to the new album. Features "Ujala" a funky and bouncy tribal house epic with jacked vocals that shows these guys haven't lost their groove at all. The hypnotizing acid mayhem of "Tokyo Tokyo" shows they're still up to old tricks (and still some of the best!) and the fierce breakbeat action of "Bataglia" harks back to the days of big beat - and is like something out of an action movie car chase scene.
Review: We are here in-tuned to a fantastic display of production mastery as InGrooves US invite 808 state into the forefront of their outlay, with this stunning new album entitled 'Transmission Suite'. Combining acidic themes on tracks such as 'Tokyo, Tokyo' and 'Angol Angol' with some incredibly vibrant percussive work on 'Landau', '13 13' and more, we can safely say this album has something for everyone. We hear 808 State really travel through different dimensions of sounds, with favourites including the stuttered drum flushes of 'Cannonball Waltz', the 80's style synthesizer switch ups of 'Trinity' and super cool breaksy rolls of 'Skylon'.