Electribe 101 – Tell Me When The Fever Ended [1989]
October 8, 2009

Born in Hamburg, Billie Ray Martin moved to Berlin in the Eighties to join the city’s infamous music scene, before deciding to move again, this time to London where she placed an ad in Melody Maker: “Soul rebel searching for a genius”. Among those who replied were Joe Stevens, Les Fleming, Rob Cimarosti and Brian Nordhoff, four men who were searching for a singer to bring alive the music they’d been busy creating in their studio in Birmingham. Electribe 101 was formed. Under the guidance of the legendary manager Tom Watkins the group signed to Mercury Records and released their first single ‘Talking With Myself’ in 1988.

Probably my favourite track from Electribe although they’re all pretty close. Electribal Memories for me is a landmark album that helped define the Leftfield genre of progressive house music in the early 90’s.