808 State ‎– Pacific

ZTT ‎– ZANG 1T, ZTT ‎– 2292 465 21-0
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Single, Adrenalin Pressing


State A
A1 Pacific-202 5:38
A2 Pacific State-Origin 6:31
State B
B1 Pacific-303 6:23
B2 Cobra-Bora-Shortcut 1:08

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Special Thanks to Eastern Bloc and Music Mania
Recorded at Spirit Studio, Square One, Square Dance.

Published by Perfect Songs Ltd.

Ⓟ&© 1989 ZTT Records Ltd.
Release comes in two different variations but with the same label, UPC, and catalog number. There is a version pressed in Germany, playing at 33 1/3RPM. This is the a UK version (sometimes seen with a "Made In England" sticker) which must play at 45RPM. The labels for both versions state "33stereo", although the correct speed for this one is 45 RPM (and some could fancy playing it at 33 1/3RPM for special ambiance).

Times not displayed on sleeve or label.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 22924 65210 3
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side, run-out etchings): ZANG-IT-A2 ADRENALIN
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side, run-out etchings): ZANG-IT-B2 ADRENALIN

Other Versions (5 of 30) View All

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
TB 949 808 State Pacific(12", TP, ) Tommy Boy TB 949 US 1990 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, 2292-46522-7 State 808* Pacific(7") ZTT, ZTT ZANG 1, 2292-46522-7 France 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


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September 2, 2017
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.


August 15, 2017

Almost 30 years and it is still fresh as fuck.


July 30, 2017
edited over 3 years ago
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!!


August 6, 2013
edited over 6 years ago
The story on a Guy Called Gerald is new to me. I guess I never got into the complete story. Never the less this is my all time favorite. The first time I ever saw / heard this track was on MTV party zone. It never got out of my system. And even today it's still one of best electronic records ever. Pacific 202 covers al large spectrum of fantastic sounds. The perfect mixing will keep it standing out for ever!!


July 14, 2012
edited over 8 years ago
It's interesting to see when people feel to have to make a comment on this record. There are years between the single reviews. Kind of space travelers land on planet discogs.com to leave an impression. In a galaxy far, far away :) I would like to comment the review from squishmusic: today this record is already 23 years old and still an all-time classic, it will always stay fresh.


December 21, 2011
edited over 9 years ago

This is the originl pioneering jazzy techno masterpiece that I am sure inspired Underground Resistance's World 2 World and Nation 2 Nation, as well as inspiring Dave Angel and Red Planet. This release is so smooth and easy on the ears. This tune has got to be one of the all time top 10 techno tracks of all time. AMAZING!


February 11, 2008

Do we need another review of this record? Well, it is an acid-house milestone and, I believe, just about as good as instrumental electronic music of any sort can get. Yep, this track is just about perfect - and all of the variations (including those mixes not found here) are equally enjoyable. In terms of who wrote the piece (as there seems to be some disagreement on the subject), I guess only the guys from 808 really know for sure. What I've heard (for what it's worth) is that Gerald Simpson wrote the bassline (and not the entire track). Regardless, this remains the track I play for people who don't know "techno" or "acid house" - just to show them how good it can get.


September 30, 2006
edited over 14 years ago

This is one of the most important and best electronic releases of all time. Along with 'Voodoo Ray' by A Guy Called Gerald (a former 808 State member, and allegedly he wrote 'Pacific' anyway) which charted about the same time, these two records were the first time that the original Detroit techno pioneers were surpassed.

'Pacific' is pure mastery. It's like a jazz tune from the planet liquid techno. Absolutely every sound, from the rain forest samples through to the wiggly acid is perfect.

Those who listen to this with a brand new cartridges and a top of the range amp & speakers will be rewarded with hitherto unheard sounds revealing themselves.

Look out for the promo video as well, one of the first computer animated videos for a techno record.

A release that simply refuses to show any signs of ageing.


October 20, 2004
edited over 16 years ago

Yes indeed its hard to believe this track is 15...I said 15 years old!!!
F**king ace
I t was the track that turned me away from listening to erasure/psb and launched me into dance music
I even bought a keyboard, played it on it and was producing my own stuff 4 years later
thanks 808 doods!!!
THE best dance record for me with those lush chords and sexy sax solo
I mean sexy not sickening like all sax solos are on TV;)


July 17, 2004
edited over 16 years ago
It's so ahead of it's time. It's hard to believe it shared its UK chart run with Debbie Harry's "I Want That Man" !