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

OriginUnited Kingdom
Years activeLate 1980s–early 1990s
Past membersPaul Oakenfold
Steve Osborne
Nick Divaris
Johny Rocca

The band was made up of Oakenfold, Osborne, Nick Divaris,Johny Rocca 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]

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  1. ^ "Electra Discography at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved 2 February 2013.
  2. ^ "Electra (British House Group)'s 'Jibaro' - Discover the Original Song". WhoSampled. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016.
  3. ^ "CBS Vinyl, CD & Tape | HHV.de". www.hhv.de. Archived from the original on 10 May 2015. Retrieved 13 January 2022.
  4. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 180. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.