1. Electro Team (ET) is an eurodance band from Croatia, active since 1987.
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ET’s July 1993 single “Tek je 12 sati” was named by journalists and music critics as Croatia’s hit of the decade. E.T. saw their greatest popularity while performing with their former lead singer Vanna, who joined the band in 1991 and left for solo career in 1998.
Electro Team was formed in Zagreb in 1987 by Adonis Čulibrk – Boytronic. At the end of the 80s Sky Rocker and Dáreal joined the band, but Sky Rocker went to the United States after the war had started. The band had their first public performance in 1989 on Z3 Television (an experimental program on Croatian Television) where they performed “Miami Ladies“ in their own artistic interpretation. At that time, Vanna (Ivana Ranilović, today Vrdoljak), their future singer, still wasn’t a part of their group. To the present day the band has put out seven studio albums and they are one of the most popular electronic bands in Croatia. The band collaborated with the producer Ilan Kabiljo who at the time had a duet with Ivana Ranilović which was called Ilan & Ivana. Ivana soon became a backup singer in ET and this combination of hip hop and a female vocal proved to be very successful. Sky Rocker returned to Croatia in 1992 and took part in the production of ET’s debut album Electro Team. ET was becoming more and more popular, which made them first Croatian music band that appeared on MTV.
In spring 1991 Ivana Ranilović left the duet Ilan & Ivana and finally joined ET under her artistic name Vanna. During the war they recorded a song “Molitva za mir“ (Prayer for the Peace) which became a huge hit and one of the most popular patriotic songs. At the beginning of 1993 they had a premiere performance of the song “Tek je 12 sati“ (It’s Only 12 O’clock), a tremendously successful hit which, a few years later, was proclaimed Croatian hit of the decade. The song also had a great video which at that time was known in public as the most expensive video in the country ever.
Second to None is their second studio album, recorded in 1994. At that time Vanna comes to be considered the best Croatian dance singer and the album, which generated eight hit singles, was even more popular than the first one. The same year the band got the most important Croatian music award – Porin – for the best vocal performance and the best video. In 1995 they received a Porin for the best single of the year for the song “Da ti nisam bila dovoljna” (That I Wasn’t Enough for You).
Their third studio album Anno Domini (1996) sold more than 60,000 copies, while a single from the album “Ja ti priznajem” (I Admit It) became a huge success. By 1998 the band held many concerts and they even became internationally famous. They set high standards in the production of videos, for which they got two Porin Awards. The same year Vanna left the band wanting to focus on her solo career.
In 2000 a new album was released with a new singer Andrea Čubrić under the title Disco Neckt. In 2001 another singer, Lana Klingor, replaced Andrea and in spring 2002 they put out another album called Vision 5, their fifth one. The album brought them back to the top of the singles charts and Lana became accepted by the audience, bringing back the old and attracting some new fans. It sold very well and was certified Gold. They put out a compilation of the best hit singles from 1993 to 2003 under the title Decade, which was certified Silver.
In 2005 the band got a new singer, Katarina Rautek, and released their sixth album Frankfurt Bombay Tokyo, and in 2007 their last album so far, called Vrhunski album (An Excellent Album) whose sound is different from their previous, well-known style. In June 2007 the band celebrated 20 years since they were formed and started as the first rap and dance band in Croatia.
• 1992. - Electro Team (Orfej)
• 1994. - Second to none (Zg-Zoe Music)
• 1996. - Anno Domini (Zg-Zoe Music)
• 2000. - Disco Neckt (Tonika/Croatia Records)
• 2002. - Vision 5 (Tonika/Croatia Records)
• 2005. - Frankfurt Bombay Tokyo (Boytronic Production/Croatia Records)
• 2007. - Vrhunski album (Boytronic Production/Croatia Records)
• 1995. - Ja ti priznajem (Zg-Zoe Music)
• 2003. - Decade (Tonika/Croatia Records)
Edited by FreddyHalford on 23 Feb 2014, 01:58
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