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German-born Billie Ray Martin made a sensational professional debut as the lead singer for groundbreaking techno-house group Electribe 101 in 1989. It could be said that Electribe 101 were the first group to successfully give warmth and complex emotion to the otherwise mundane and cold genre. Martin's vocalizations rely heavily on an admiration for vintage American soul, and she expertly delivers some trademark Aretha licks on Electribe's only album "Electribal Memories". She scored a worldwide club hit in 1995 with "Your Loving Arms" and it's follow up single "Imitation of Life" is one the most intensely emotional techno tracks you will ever hear. Her 1995 album "Deadline For My Memories" scored okay in Europe but failed to rally the Yanks, and her career has been Euro-based since. She has taken to working with underground producers and composers, though she did journy to Memphis to record some down-home tracks (and work with the great Ann Peebles, HI records diva of the early 70's who brought us the first version of "I Can't Stand the Rain"). These days Billie is launching a tongue-in-cheek DJ career that has actually garnered some critical nods and continues to pursue her many interests in all of the arts: she frequently writes columns for nightlife publications and is an excellent "blogger". Her soulful and earthy vocalizations are matched by a razor-sharp wit and an unabashed (some would say quite German) avante-garde sensibility.

Annotation last modified on 2006-03-03 14:42 .

Legal name: Birgit Dieckmann

Also performs as: Hot Skates 3000

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1995 Smash Hits 2 Various Artists 1
2004 Year Zero Slam 1
2009 Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down Risque 1
2012 Hotel Amour Terranova 1
2016 Ft. Hifi Sean 5 2

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1993 Trance Europe Express Various Artists 5 1
1993 Glad to Be Gay Various Artists 1
1993 Guerilla Artists Singles '93 No. 3 Various Artists 1
1994 Dub House Disco The Third Various Artists 1
1995 The House of Handbag: Spring/Summer Collection Various Artists 1
1995 The Best Dance Album in the World… Ever! Part 5 Various Artists 1
1995 Now Dance: Summer 95 Various Artists 1
1995 Now That’s What I Call Music! 31 (UK) Various Artists 3.5 2
1995 Dance Mania 3 Various Artists 1
1995 Dance Zone 95 Various Artists 1
1995 Now That’s What I Call Music! 1995 (10th Anniversary) Various Artists 1
1995 The Best of Dance Mania 95 Various Artists 1
1995 Promo Only: Mainstream Club, November 1995 Various Artists 1
1995 The House of Handbag: Autumn/Winter Collection Various Artists 1
1995 Dance Tip 95 Various Artists 1
1995 100% Hits, Volume 18 Various Artists 1
1995 Best Dance Album of the Year! 95 Various Artists 1
1995 Chart Busters: 40 Mega Hits Various Artists 1
1995 Club Together 2: The Club Sound of 1995 Various Artists 1
1995 Club Zone 2 Various Artists 1
1995 Cream Live Various Artists 1
1995 Dance Buzz Various Artists 1
1995 Dance Heat 95 Various Artists 1
1995 Dance Massive 95 Various Artists 1
1995 Dance Zone Level 5 Various Artists 1
1995 Festivalbar 95 Various Artists 1
1995 Hot Hits Dancin' Pop Volume 46 Various Artists 1
1995 Massive Dance Hits Various Artists 1
1995 Most Excellent Dance Various Artists 1
1995 On a Dance Tip, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
1995 Savage: Meltdown, Volume 1 (Mixed by Gavin Campbell) Various Artists 1
1995 The Chart Show Dance Album Various Artists 1
1995 Top of the Pops Various Artists 1
1996 Textures Various Artists 1
1996 Hit Explosion 1996, Volume 10 Various Artists 1
1996 The Braun MTV Eurochart '96, Volume 10 Various Artists 1
1996 12 Various Artists 1
1996 100% Dance, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
1996 Absolute Let's Dance Opus 12 Various Artists 1
1996 Dance to the Max 5 Various Artists 1
1996 Greatest Hits ’96, Vol. 3 Various Artists 1
1996 Monster Hits, Volume 8 Various Artists 1
1996 Radio 538 Dance Smash Hits 1996, Volume 4 Various Artists 1
1996 Sonic Dancepower VII Various Artists 1
1997 Maximum Dance Hits, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
1997 Club Mix '97 Various Artists 1
1997 DJ’s Greatest Various Artists 1
1998 1998 Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras: 20 Explosive Years Various Artists 1
1999 Best of Dance Hits Supermix Various Artists 1
1999 Dance Train 2000, Volume 1: Club Edition Various Artists 5 1
1999 React Test Eleven Various Artists 1
1999 Technics: The Original Sessions 3 Various Artists 1
1999 Tranceformation 2000 2: Changin' Frequencies Various Artists 1
2000 React 10 Various Artists 1
2000 21st Century Trance 2 Various Artists 1
2000 Best Hits and Remixes Chicane 1
2000 Trance 2000, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
2000 Trendance: The Next Generation Various Artists 1
2000 Verano 2000 Various Artists 1
2001 Play House Various Artists 1
2001 Malkasten, Volume III Various Artists 1
2001 Dance Train Classics, Platform 3 Various Artists 1
2001 One Shot '90, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
2001 Pulse Various Artists 1
2002 10 Years in the Life BT 1
2003 Fired Up! Various Artists 2
2003 All That Dance Various Artists 1
2004 Pete Tong’s Essenchill Ibiza Various Artists 1
2005 F*** Me I’m Famous! Various Artists 1
2006 Global Underground 10 Various Artists 2
2006 Renaissance: The Classics, Volume 2 Anthony Pappa 1
2006 Hed Kandi: Back to Love: True Club Classics Various Artists 1
2007 Serious Beats 55 Various Artists 1
2007 Bargrooves: The Ibiza Summer Collection Oliver Lang 1
2007 The World’s Greatest House Sound System Various Artists 1
2008 Promo Only: Mainstream Club, February 2008 Various Artists 1
2008 100 Hits: Dance Mix Various Artists 1
2008 Deejay Parade Collection Various Artists 1
2008 Pulse: Platinum Edition Various Artists 1
2009 Dave Pearce: The Dance Years: 1994 Various Artists 1
2010 100 Hits: 90s Dance Various Artists 1
2011 Horse Meat Disco III Various Artists 1
2012 Rebirth Classics - Alternative Various Artists 1
2012 House Gold Classics: Unmixed Tales of House Music Various Artists 1
2014 Top 100 90s Various Artists 1
2014 Dance Anthems Classics Various Artists 1
2015 Classic House Various Artists 1
2016 90s: 60 Definitive Hits of the 90s Various Artists 2
2016 Strictly Roger Sanchez Roger Sanchez 1
2016 Electronic Sound Covers Collection Volume.02 Various Artists 1
2017 Ibiza 2017 Todd Terry / Mark Brown / CR2 Allstars 1
Chicane Anthology, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
Cosmopolitan Music: Club Cosmo Various Artists 1
Unstoppable 90s Various Artists 1
WKTU Last Dance At Studio 54 Various Artists 1

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