Electra (band)

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Origin United Kingdom
Genres Electronic music
Years active Late 1980s–early 1990s
Labels Ffrr Records, London Records
Past members Paul Oakenfold
Nick Divaris
John Rocca

Electra was a British electronic-music band, founded in the late 1980s by Paul Oakenfold in close collaboration with his friend Steve Osborne.

The band was made up of Oakenfold, Nick Divaris, John Rocca (of Freeez) and Micky. It released three EPs.[1] The first one, "Jibaro", was an unacknowledged cover version of a rare Latin-funk song originally composed and recorded by Elkin & Nelson,[2] a Colombian act based in Spain in the 1970s, which was a part of the original "Balearic beat" of the late 1980s.[3]



  • 1988: "Jibaro" (reached number 54 on the UK Singles Chart)[4]
  • 1989: "It's Your Destiny" / "Autumn Love" (rave mix) (double A side single, reached number 51 on the UK Singles Chart)[4]
  • 1990: "Autumn Love" / "Purple"


  1. "Electra Discography at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2 February 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. http://www.whosampled.com/cover/99118/Electra-(British-House-Group)-Jibaro-Elkin-%26-Nelson-J%C3%ADbaro-(Enrolle)/
  3. http://www.hhv.de/shop/en/music/all/label:cbs
  4. 4.0 4.1 Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 180. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>