808 State is an English electronic band, founded in 1988 in Radcliffe, Greater Manchester. The band's name comes from the Roland TR -808 drum machine. 808 State are among the most influential music groups of the Manchester rave. In addition, they are considered pioneers of Acid House in the UK. The band was founded by Graham Massey, Martin Price and Gerald Simpson and released her debut album, Newbuild in 1988.