808 StatePacific

Label:ZTT – ZANG 1T, ZTT – 2292 465 21-0
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Single, Adrenalin Pressing
Style:House, Techno, Balearic


State A
A2Pacific State-Origin6:31
State B

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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

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Pacific (7", 45 RPM, Single, Stereo, Paper Labels, Orlake Pressings)ZTT, ZTTZANG 1, 2292-465 22-7UK1989
Pacific ‎– 909 (Mellow Birds Mega Edit) + Bonus Bird Beats / Cobra Bora (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Single, Limited Edition)ZTT, ZTTZANG 1 TX, 9031 70833-0UK1989
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Pacific (CD, Mini, Single)ZTT, ZTT, ZTT246 501-2, ZANG1CD, ZANG 1CDUK & Europe1989
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Pacific (Cassette, Single)ZTT, ZTTZANG 1C, 2292-46522-4UK1989
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Pacific (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Single)WEA, ZTT246 521-0, ZANG 1 TEurope1989



  • rostapopoulos's avatar
    Controversial question, is this more Detroit than Detroit? Or is it just Manchester?
    • blaze_jenkins's avatar
      Edited one year ago
      Can anyone explain the static that appears at 3:27 in the Pacific State - Origin version? (It's audible in the video above that is linked.) Is that an artistic decision? Seems odd in an otherwise clean mix.
      • Johnmarcus's avatar
        Edited 2 years ago
        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 they all have a slightly different twist, huge tune back in its day & one that will live on.
        • mundayschild's avatar
          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's avatar
            Almost 30 years and it is still fresh as fuck.
            • Deeplicious-DJ's avatar
              Edited 10 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!!
              • Veroli
                Edited 12 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 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.
                • yarham's avatar
                  Edited 12 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!
                  • bass12's avatar
                    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.
                    • Universe's avatar
                      Edited 17 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.


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