The latest announcement for LEAF 2015 is headed by news that British house music pioneers 808 State will be performing their classic album Ninety in its entirety, marking the 25 year anniversary of a record that helped lay the foundations of the 90s electronic revolution. The band will be playing as support to Modeselektor at the main LEAF concert on Friday 6th March at Tobacco Dock.
Graham Massey of 808 State said:
“808 State was its own invention. Whatever you think you know about us is probably wrong. We made those albums as reports from the underground, and would have considered ourselves lucky if, 25 years later, any of them were worth returning to.
Ninety was a special album to us… recorded for the first time with a budget and very little time to procrastinate. Accessing and buzzing on the possibilities of emerging technology, studio time was like a seance – we could talk to musical ghosts or palm read the future.
I think that ‘Ninety’s future facing optimism survives… we are happy that LEAF are giving us the ‘Classic Album’ slot as a chance to see if it does”
As an addition to the conference – Modeselektor and 808 State’s Graham Massey will also share the stage at LEAF in the daytime when they will discuss their career and influences that have led them up to this point. Modeslektor have previously cited 808 State as one of their 90’s reference points and this provides the perfect unique platform to explore and ask questions that will never have been asked before.