First State (since 2005) was a project of two trance producers, Ralph Barendse and Sander van Dien. Now it is only composed of Sander van Dien. Ralph Barendse, also known as Ralphie B, has moved on to continue with his original alias: MIDWAY. First State's first album Time Frame was released on the 19th of November 2007. Productions are often influenced by many genres. 'House, trance, minimal, pop and classical, it's all in there somewhere' as quoted from their album.