State 808* ‎– 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

Pacific-707 3:52
Pacific-B 4:28

Versions (30)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ZANG 1, 2292-465 22-7 State 808* Pacific(7", Single) ZTT, ZTT ZANG 1, 2292-465 22-7 UK 1989 Sell This Version
ZANG 1 TX, 170 833-0 808 State Pacific - 909 (Mellow Birds Mega Edit)(12", Ltd) ZTT, ZTT ZANG 1 TX, 170 833-0 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") ZTT, ZTT ZANG 1T, 2292 465 21-0 UK & Europe 1989 Sell This Version
246 521-0, ZANG 1 T 808 State Pacific(12") WEA, WEA 246 521-0, ZANG 1 T Germany 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
ZANG-1-(T) 808 State Pacific(12", Promo, W/Lbl) ZTT ZANG-1-(T) UK 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 21-0 808 State Pacific(12", Single, Adr) ZTT, ZTT ZANG 1T, 2292 465 21-0 UK 1989 Sell This Version
ZANG 1T, 2292 465 21-0 808 State Pacific(12", Single, M/Print) 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, 246 522-7 State 808* Pacific(7") ZTT, ZTT ZANG 1, 246 522-7 UK & Europe 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", Single) ZTT, ZTT ZANG 1, 2292-46522-7 UK 1989 Sell This Version
ZANG 1, 2292-465 22-7 State 808* Pacific(7", Single) ZTT, ZTT ZANG 1, 2292-465 22-7 UK 1989 Sell This Version
ZANG 1 TX, 9031 70833-0 808 State Pacific-909 (Mellow Birds Mega Edit)(12", Single, Ltd) ZTT, ZTT ZANG 1 TX, 9031 70833-0 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
TB 949 808 State Pacific(12", Promo) Tommy Boy TB 949 US 1990 Sell This Version
TB 949 808 State Pacific(12", Promo, Tom) 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) 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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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.
dgpmusic

dgpmusic

July 30, 2017
edited 26 days ago
referencing Pacific, 12", Single, Adr, ZANG 1T, 2292 465 21-0
One of the most influential dance tracks out there, very chill. I love this track so much that I can't even put it into words. 808 FOR LIFE!!
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.
Taffia1977

Taffia1977

March 22, 2017
referencing Pacific, 12", Single, Ltd, Num, RE, Blu, MOV12004

Great sound in a great package. Highly recommended. Love the Blue vinyl.
dankman420

dankman420

December 31, 2016
referencing Pacific, 12", Single, Ltd, Num, RE, Blu, MOV12004
classic tunes on nice thick vinyl. an important part of any collection
laughing-gor

laughing-gor

October 19, 2016
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Pacific, 12", Single, Adr, ZANG 1T, 2292 465 21-0

The UK's "Strings Of Life".

Awesome. Beautiful. Timeless.

And it's from round here :)

Unfortunately, it's 27 years old now (!!!), and it shows - no, not because it sounds dated, but because it emphasises just how downhill Manchester has gone since then. I hate to say it, but nearly all the innovation since the Acid House days has been in London and the surrounding counties: breakbeat hardcore, jungle, d&b, "London" acid techno, UKG, grime, dubstep - all from London, and Manchester barely got a look in.

But when I give this one a spin, it reminds me of when this city was, for a brief time, one of the most important places in the world - musically at least.

<rolleyes>

Still, we've got the "Northern Powerhouse" to look forward to, haven't we...

</rolleyes>
TheElectricUnknown

TheElectricUnknown

August 29, 2016
referencing Pacific, 7", Single, ZANG 1, 2292-465 22-7
This song sets an incredibly smooth, soothing atmosphere with its jazzy tones and rhythmic samples, along with the utilizations of percussion instruments. Certainly was a significant evolutionary track at the time. Still sounds incredibly fresh present day!
dmkbox

dmkbox

July 12, 2016
referencing Pacific, 12", Single, Ltd, Num, RE, Blu, MOV12004
Funky classic! Well pressed. Fine sleeve and marbled blue vinyl.
steamybrown2003

steamybrown2003

December 28, 2014
edited 7 months ago
referencing Pacific, CD, Promo, TBCD 949 PRO
I thought I came across a 93' repress of this CD promo as part of Tommy Boy's Perfect Beats CD5" maxi series.