31 Dec 2016 Saturday
01 Jan 2017 Sunday


The Wiley Fox Dublin
Flashback Old Skool Underground
09:00 pm - 03:30 am
808 State Dj Set & Guests

FLASHBACK proudly present (Andy Barker) 808 STATE for an exclusive DJ Set on NEW YEARS EVE

808 STATE are pioneers of Acid House and Electronic music legends and have been on the scene since 1987 , right from the very start of Acid House and still perform live and DJ sets worldwide , so this is a real coup for a DJ set on New Years Eve,ticket details will be announced in a few weeks, it’s highly recommended to purchase a ticket in advance, given the limited capacity of the Wiley Fox, and it’s new years eve , the busiest clubbing night of the year and not to mention the headline act this is highly likely to sell out possibly in advance, don’t be left disapointed.

Anyone who was at our events this year, Slipmatt in June or Brandon Block on October 15th will testify just how brilliant the night was, the feedback received from Brandon Block said by all accounts it was one of the best club nights of the year to date, this will be even better, an unmissaible night of vintage Acid/Techno/House and everything in between, also Flashback resident DJ and Irish dance scene pioneer Chris D is jetting in from Moscow especially for this night, Flashback resident, the excellent Derek Cully also on the line up and making their Flashback debut playing B2B are Elaine Robbins and Gracey Friel in the main room and flying in from Doncaster in England is Alex Walsh-Balshaw so a superb line up.

We havent stopped there, the roof terrace which doubles up as a smoking area will be hosted by our friends in Kickstream TV and headlined by Sides and Asylum legend JAY CAREY, supported by Emma Dilemma, Adrian Yore and a host of other DJ’s from Kickstream, all DJ’s on the line up announced soon.



The story of 808 State defines an era of electronic dance music and sets a blueprint of possibilities for future generations. As the NME observed “808 State revolutionised a whole genre of music in the late-80s, inspiring Underworld, Orbital and the Chemical Brothers in the process.”

Formed in Manchester in 1988 by Graham Massey, Martin Price and Gerald Simpson, 808 State’s first album – Newbuild – is now regarded as a milestone in UK electronica.

Quadrastate followed, including Pacific State, becoming an end-of-night anthem at the Haçienda and breaking out of the dance underground when it was picked up by daytime BBC Radio 1. The band pushed against dance-celebrity culture with intentionally minimalist record sleeves and a reluctance to self-promote. During this time Gerald recorded his own hit Voodoo Ray and decided to pursue his own career as A Guy Called Gerald. He was replaced by the 808 State DJs, Andrew Barker and Darren Partington.

In 1989 Paul Morley signed the band to the ZTT label, and the first fruit of this partnership, the album Ninety, was awarded 10 out of 10 by the NME. The Guardian declared that with this record, “808 State mapped out the future of club music, utilising techno, ambient and rock…”

Between Ninety and it’s follow-up, ex:el, 808 State delivered two of the most brutal and absorbing instrumentals ever to enter the UK top ten: Cübik, with its squalling abstract guitar and über-riffs, followed quickly by In Yer Face.

In 1991 they released their biggest selling album ex:el, drafting in guests such as Björk and Bernard Sumner from New Order, as well as producing MC Tunes’ album The North At Its Heights. At the peak of chart success and the ‘Madchester’ era, 808 celebrated with a massive hometown gig filling the G-Mex stadium.

Signing in the USA to influential hip-hop label Tommy Boy, they collaborated with the likes of Quincy Jones, David Bowie and Afrika Bambaataa. With the 1993 album Gorgeous, they delivered their most successful album in the States, acquiring a large popularity on the college radio station scene. Around this time, Martin Price had decided to leave the band.

Following the success of Gorgeous, 808 State took their global touring experience into the studio recording the 1996 album Don Solaris – exploring a more organic post rave sound.

After the release of their first greatest hits package 808:88:98, they delivered further explorations on the Outpost Transmission album in 2002.

In the following years the band’s entire back catalogue was re-issued in expanded form, by ZTT, the Aphex Twin’s Rephlex label and UMAA in Japan. Rephlex also released Prebuild, a collection of very early Acid House recordings, pre Newbuild era.

2011 saw the release of the career overview album Blueprint, including rare and unreleased as well as reworkings spanning two decades worth of 808 State material. The back catalogue re-issue cycle was completed in late 2011 with the expanded reissue of the 1990 MC Tunes album The North At Its Heights.

808 State continue to play live and perform DJ sets worldwide and recently played a full live show in KOKO in London

Resident Flashback DJ Chris D has been on the Irish music scene since the early 80’s. Chris D was instrumental in the foreground and the background of the Irish Dance scene from its conception and his hard work laid the foundation for the dance scene we enjoy today. People who used to go to the brilliant Waterfront / Columbia Mills will remember Chris who played every Thursday for several years, he has also regulaty guested in the all the top clubs, Kitchen, the Ormond and Temple Theatre. PA’s Dundalk and numerous other places and has supported the Cream of DJ’;s as Ian Ossia from Renaissance and Manchester legendary DJ Nipper and most recently the godfather of Rave, DJ Slipmatt. Chris has also supported the legendary SL2 and Q-Sound as well. The familiar face behind the counter of Outlaw records and the founder of One Cut Studios Dublin’s first DJ studio, Chris was also part of the Inner conscience Crew that brought us the Irish records, Moonboom Jacobs ladder and the Garden of Eden parties. Chris’s skilful hands on mixing style needs to be seen and his tune selection is second to none.

The major part that Chris has played on the Irish dance scene not only in the foreground like most other DJs but his hard work and dedication behind the scene must be acknowledged and its fitting and deserved that he have the title Irish Dance Music Legend.
A true “party” DJ, we truly look forward for what he has planned for us on New Years Eve.

Biography coming soon

Alex Walsh Balshaw
Biography coming soon

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