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Electribe 101

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Electribe 101 was a British based electronic music group in the late 1980s / early1990s, managed by Tom Watkins of Bros, Pet Shop Boys, and 2wo Third3 fame.

Named for a Soviet refrigerator (not the Korg line of musical instruments - the band predates those by a decade), the band was comprised of four electronic composers/producers from Birmingham (Brian Nordhoff, Joe Stevens, Les Fleming, and Roberto Cimarosti) and a female vocalist from Hamburg in Germany (Billie Ray Martin).

Before signing to Mercury Records in 1988, they released their first single Talking With Myself without much success. However before the next single release, Billie Ray Martin guested with Eric Robinson of Eric and the Good Good Feeling on the S’Express record, Hey Music Lover.

The Top Ten success of Hey Music Lover sparked interest from the music press in Billie Ray Martin’s band, though Eric and the Good Good Feeling’s album flopped on Exquinox. Electribe 101 were signed to Mercury/Phonogram and a press blitz (justified in this case) concerning their groundbreaking singles commenced as “Tell Me When The Fever Ended” (their first release on Mercury) was hitting the racks.

In 1990 Electribe 101 released their debut album called Electribal Memories to critical acclaim. The groups tracks were compared heavily to the music of Larry Heard a.k.a. Fingers Inc. and later as Mr. Fingers. Both Heard and fellow house pioneer Frankie Knuckle contributed remixes. “Electribal Memories” was a slinky house based album in a style similar to other early 90s acts such as The Beloved and Sunsonic.

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  • discotequedude

    I enjoy these songs especially "Diamond Dove", "Tell Me When The Fever Ended" and their rendition of "Inside Out."

    30 Jul 2012 Reply
  • Hondurasik

    When u see top this: "redirect: Electribe" Click "this flag" and select "Electribe name is good"// Jeżeli u góry widzisz: "Przekierowanie z Electribe" kliknijcie "oflaguj to" i wybierz "Electribe jest poprawna"

    23 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Hondurasik

    I support Thund3RCZ. ELECTRIBE iSN'T BAND!!! CHANGE IT!

    23 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Thund3RCZ

    OMFG, why is "Electribe" (Czech Trance/Uplifting Producer & Dj) correcting to "Electribe 101" (this band) ?! They have really nothing in common except the name... anyone know how to fix this correcting?

    24 Oct 2009 Reply
  • Eyerex

    Great album

    24 Jun 2009 Reply
  • One_julia

    In comparison with ''Taking with myself'' other tracks are quite poor...

    9 Jun 2009 Reply
  • sparkhog

    Immense.......

    20 May 2009 Reply
  • jarobe4

    Buen golpeteo,me parece bien un poco experimental, pero bacano

    12 Apr 2009 Reply
  • luzzz333

    and if its alright with you..

    30 Mar 2009 Reply
  • PleasureVictim1

    I adore!

    21 May 2008 Reply
  • chakrabird

    I saw them live once, they were support for Depeche Mode. From then I liked them :-)

    15 May 2008 Reply
  • matoolster

    awsome

    15 Nov 2007 Reply
  • ChariotsOfFire

    such so beautifuls melodies!! i hear and i hear evermore

    16 Jul 2007 Reply
  • Pablo-747

    15 thousand plays?! Is there no justice? E101 did so many first and best things.

    4 Apr 2007 Reply
  • gadget242

    1 track (A Sigh Won't Do) off the unreleased 2nd album can be downloaded from http://www.billieraymartin.com/

    7 Nov 2006 Reply
  • chrislow

    anyone heard any of the 'lost' second album?

    27 Aug 2006 Reply
  • t0n1

    qabeles3 maybe you don't play them enough to be considered as a top fan :-) just kidding. enjoy the music

    31 Jul 2006 Reply
  • qabeles3

    I'm the #1 fan, who the hell are these foolz?

    1 May 2006 Reply

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