808 State cassettes

Next month, Artoffact Records will reissue pioneering electronic music act 808 State’s second and third albums — 1989’s Ninety and 1991’s ex:el — in expanded and remastered form on limited-edition, collector’s item cassettes with eight different tape-shell colors — and we’ve got two sets of them to give away to lucky Slicing Up Eyeballs readers.

The two albums — which can be pre-ordered now via Storming the Base — each are remastered with bonus tracks (see tracklists below) and limited to 150 copies worldwide, packaged with a full-color J-card and “awesome unique pad-printing shell design.” Each also comes with a coupon to download MP3s of all the tracks. In addition to the individual tapes, fans can buy all eight color variations in a single set.

TO ENTER: In the comments section below, please name your favorite 808 State track — and, if you’re feeling so inclined, offer up a few words as to just what it is about it that you think makes it so great. If you’re using the Slicing Up Eyeballs app, please email your entry to info@slicingupeyeballs.com with the subject line “Man, I’d love some 808 State tapes.”

RULES: This contest is open worldwide. We’ll take entries until 5 p.m. EDT Friday, June 27. After that point, we’ll select two winners, each of whom will receive one copy each of the Ninety and ex:el cassettes, the colors picked at random. Winners will be notified via their provided e-mail addresses. One entry per person. Good luck, and godspeed.


808 State Ninety

Tracklist: 808 State, Ninety

Side A: Ninety remastered
1. “Magical Dream”
2. “Ancodia”
3. “Cobra Bora”
4. “Pacific 202”
5. “Donkey Doctor”
6. “808080808”
7. “Sunrise”
8. “The Fat Shadow” (Pointy Head Mix)

Side B: 808 State Archives, Part I
1. “Pacific” (Britmix)
2. “Cobra Bora” (Call The Cops Mix)
3. “Donkey Doctor” (Gmex Mix)
4. “Boneyween”
5. “Kinky National”
6. “State To State”
7. “Revenge Of The Girlie Men”
8. “Magical Dream” (Instrumental)


808 State exel

Tracklist: 808 State, ex:el

Side A: ex:el remastered
1. “San Francisco”
2. “Spanish Heart” (Featuring Bernard Sumner)
3. “Leo Leo”
4. “Qmart” (Featuring Björk)
5. “Nephatiti”
6. “Lift”
7. “Ooops” (Featuring Björk)
8. “Empire”
9. “In Yer Face” (In Yer Face mix)
10. “Cübik” (original mix)
11. “Lambrusco Cowboy”
12. “Techno Bell”

Side B: 808 Archives, Part II
1. “In Yer Face” (Facially Yours remix)
2. “Olympic” (Euro Bass remix)
3. “Lift” (Heavy mix)
4. “Cübik” (State To Pan AM mix)
5. “Open Your Mind” (Sound Garden mix)
6. “Lambrusco Cowbay” (Alt mix)
7. “Ski Family”
8. “Ooops” (Mellow Birds mix) (Featuring Björk)
9. “In Yer Face” (Cheadle Royal mix)
10. “Olympic” (unreleased mix)




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