808 State ‎– Pacific

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After the mellow techno theme "Pacific State" from the Quadrastate EP made a splash, 808 State signed to ZTT and released remixes under the title "Pacific".

1989 versions:
Pacific State (origin) is the original version from Quadrastate, and Pacific B is an edit thereof. Pacific 202 is the popular remix featured on the 90 album, and Pacific 707 is an edit of it. Pacific 303 has stronger percussion than 202 & 707, but is otherwise not that different. 202, 707 and 303 all pitch up the song's signature chords and loon samples, replace the original's saxophone with a clarinet, redo the percussion in a softer yet more frenetic style, and replace the original's deep bassline with a vaguely "acid"-style synth line in a higher register. Pacific 909 and the bonus bird beats together form one long, "deep" house remix with more improvised parts and atmospheric effects, but feature the original saxophone and a lower-pitch version of the 202 synth line.

1990 versions:
Pacific 0101, 212, and 516 are Justin Strauss remixes which all use the clarinet and loon samples from 202, but restore and more prominently feature the original bassline, and use percussion more akin to the original. Pacific 718 and Pacific Break, both by Musto & Bones, ditch most of the improvisational elements altogether, and rework the song's chords and background elements into a dense, hypnotic arrangement of layered loops, with the 718 version including a new bassline and new, rhythmic keyboard parts which follow the background chords.

Tracklist

State A
Pacific-202 5:38
Pacific State-Origin 6:31
State B
Pacific-303 6:23
Cobra-Bora-Shortcut 1:08

Versions (30)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ZANG 1T, 2292 465 21-0 808 State Pacific(12", Single, Adr) ZTT, ZTT ZANG 1T, 2292 465 21-0 UK 1989 Sell This Version
ZANG 1 TX, 170 833-0 808 State Pacific – 909 (Mellow Birds Mega Edit) + Bonus Bird Beats / Cobra Bora(12", Ltd) ZTT, ZTT ZANG 1 TX, 170 833-0 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
ZANG 1T, 2292 465 21-0 808 State Pacific(12") ZTT, ZTT ZANG 1T, 2292 465 21-0 UK & Europe 1989 Sell This Version
ZANG 1 T, 0-246521, 229246521-0 808 State Pacific(12") ZTT, ZTT, ZTT ZANG 1 T, 0-246521, 229246521-0 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
ZANG 1T, 2292 465 21-0 808 State Pacific(12", PRP) ZTT, ZTT ZANG 1T, 2292 465 21-0 UK 1989 Sell This Version
TB 949 808 State Pacific(12", Promo, Tom) Tommy Boy TB 949 US 1989 Sell This Version
ZANG-1-(T) 808 State Pacific(12", Promo, W/Lbl) ZTT ZANG-1-(T) UK 1989 Sell This Version
246 521-0, ZANG 1 T 808 State Pacific(12", Single) WEA, ZTT 246 521-0, ZANG 1 T Europe 1989 Sell This Version
ZANG 1T, 2292 465 21-0 808 State Pacific(12", Single, Adr) ZTT, ZTT ZANG 1T, 2292 465 21-0 UK 1989 Sell This Version
ZANG 1T, 2292 465 21-0 State 808* Pacific(12", Single, MT ) ZTT, ZTT ZANG 1T, 2292 465 21-0 UK 1989 Sell This Version
ZANG 1T, 2292 465 21-0 808 State Pacific(12", Single, P.R) ZTT, ZTT ZANG 1T, 2292 465 21-0 UK 1989 Sell This Version
ZANG 1, 2292-46522-7 State 808* Pacific(7") ZTT, ZTT ZANG 1, 2292-46522-7 France 1989 Sell This Version
ZANG 1, 2292-46522-7 State 808* Pacific(7") ZTT, ZTT ZANG 1, 2292-46522-7 UK 1989 Sell This Version
ZANG 1, 2292-46522-7 State 808* Pacific(7", Single) ZTT, ZTT ZANG 1, 2292-46522-7 UK 1989 Sell This Version
ZANG 1, 2292-465 22-7 State 808* Pacific(7", Single, Inj) ZTT, ZTT ZANG 1, 2292-465 22-7 UK 1989 Sell This Version
ZANG 1, 2292-465 22-7 State 808* Pacific(7", Single, Pap) ZTT, ZTT ZANG 1, 2292-465 22-7 UK 1989 Sell This Version
ZANG 1, 246 522-7 State 808* Pacific(7", Single, Pap) ZTT, ZTT ZANG 1, 246 522-7 UK 1989 Sell This Version
246 501-2, ZANG1CD, ZANG 1CD 808 State Pacific(CD, Mini, Single) ZTT, ZTT, ZTT 246 501-2, ZANG1CD, ZANG 1CD UK & Europe 1989 Sell This Version
4-0246521 808 State Pacific(Cass, Maxi) WEA 4-0246521 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
ZANG 1C, 2292-46522-4 808 State Pacific(Cass, Single) ZTT, ZTT ZANG 1C, 2292-46522-4 UK 1989 Sell This Version
ZANG 1 TX, 9031 70833-0 808 State Pacific ‎– 909 (Mellow Birds Mega Edit) + Bonus Bird Beats / Cobra Bora(12", Single, Ltd) ZTT, ZTT ZANG 1 TX, 9031 70833-0 UK 1989 Sell This Version
TB 949 808 State Pacific(12", Promo) Tommy Boy TB 949 US 1990 Sell This Version
TB 949 808 State Pacific(12", Single) Tommy Boy TB 949 US 1990 Sell This Version
TB 949 808 State Pacific(12", TP, ) Tommy Boy TB 949 US 1990 Sell This Version
TB 949 808 State Pacific(12", Tom) Tommy Boy TB 949 US 1990 Sell This Version
TBCD 949 PRO 808 State Pacific(CD, Promo) Tommy Boy TBCD 949 PRO US 1990 Sell This Version
TBC 949 808 State Pacific(Cass, Maxi, SR,) Tommy Boy TBC 949 US 1990 Sell This Version
car 009 808 State Pacific Breaks / Pacific DnB(12", Unofficial) Cut & Run car 009 UK 2005 Sell This Version
none 808 State Pacific 212 (Justin Strauss Remix)(File, AIFF) Not On Label (Justin Strauss Self-released) none US 2010
MOV12004 808 State Pacific(12", Single, Ltd, Num, RE, Blu) Music On Vinyl, ZTT, Salvo MOV12004 Europe 2016 Sell This Version

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spl3nd1d

spl3nd1d

July 29, 2021
referencing Pacific Breaks / Pacific DnB, 12", Unofficial, car 009
Came to my mind the other day. A quite basic drum and bass bootleg that works. Clearly people will associate this track with Grooverider's Jeep Mix when it comes to drum and bass, but this is also good and I played it throughout the majority of the naughties.
matt2011

matt2011

July 18, 2021
edited 17 days ago
referencing Pacific, 12", Single, TB 949
This is one of those records where I'm blown away it doesn't sell for more. One of the greatest electronic 12"s of all time without a shadow of doubt. There's really no bad mix of this track anywhere, but the Strauss remixes are things of beauty.
Johnmarcus

Johnmarcus

April 22, 2021
referencing Pacific, 12", Single, Adr, ZANG 1T, 2292 465 21-0

Such a classic, seminal track, that just has that special sprinkle of magic that makes it stand out from the crowd & gives it its longevity, still sounding fantastic today. Take your pick on the mixes that all have a slightly different twist, huge tune back in its day & one that will live on.
Drawdel

Drawdel

September 24, 2020
referencing Pacific, 12", Single, MT , ZANG 1T, 2292 465 21-0
Oddly, my copy of the MT pressing was sold to me brand new in the "808 State" logo sleeve that the promo copies are in.
Flambient

Flambient

April 12, 2020
referencing Pacific, 7", Single, Pap, ZANG 1, 2292-465 22-7
Pacific-B, otherwise only available on 7" and cassette, is featured on these CDs:
Various - Ibiza Del Mar
Various - Ibiza Del Mar
where it is wrongly listed as "Pacific 808"
WithoutMusic

WithoutMusic

July 3, 2019
referencing Pacific, 7", Single, Pap, ZANG 1, 2292-465 22-7
I have this in a pretty dark blue, found it a thrift store in SF, for 0.50 cents. Is the only one that’s dark blue the repress from 2015?
djgantman

djgantman

December 2, 2018
referencing Pacific, 7", Single, Pap, ZANG 1, 2292-465 22-7
This record is one of my all time favorite House/Techno tracks EVER!! I was 10 years old when I purchased this record and played it so much then and still play it now. I never get tired of hearing this!
mundayschild

mundayschild

September 2, 2017
referencing Pacific, 12", Single, Adr, ZANG 1T, 2292 465 21-0
Landmark, one of those tunes we can all (just about) remember where we were when we first heard it.
Chemically altered or not. In a field or a sweaty basement club somewhere, or a warehouse, on pirate, on the M25, in a club in Leeds...
Still sounds as fresh today as it did back then.
annexxe

annexxe

August 15, 2017
referencing Pacific, 12", Single, Adr, ZANG 1T, 2292 465 21-0

Almost 30 years and it is still fresh as fuck.
Johnmarcus

Johnmarcus

April 3, 2017
referencing Pacific, 12", Single, Ltd, Num, RE, Blu, MOV12004

Reissue of an absolute classic tune.
This was huge in its day and when you have a listen you will see why.
Has a great laid back feel, with the an awesome sax sound that lifts the track right up, along with is slowly building strings, underpinned with its beats and drum loops.
An all time classic.