With its tropical bird calls, soft focus synths and languid sax riff, Pacific State, the lead track on 808 State’s 1989 Quadrastate EP, marked a new direction for acid house. It was also the product of a Manchester scene which had evolved in parallel to the Ibizan-inspired happenings in London – Mike Pickering and Graeme Park’s Nude night at the Haçienda even had its own “E corner” where Shaun Ryder and Bez from the Happy Mondays perfected their freaky dancing to a mix of house, electro and old-school hip-hop. Co-produced by Gerald Simpson, whose own Voodoo Ray single had broken into the charts earlier that year, Pacific State became an end-of-night anthem at the Haçienda. It also fed into a local revolution which had its own distinctive tribe, not least the youths in flares and proudly regional T-shirts (“Born in the North, Live in the North, Die in the North” read one) who crossed freely from off-grid raves to the indie dance fusions created by the Mondays and The Stone Roses. Eventually cracks started to appear, but for a time “Madchester” really did show the world how to rave on.