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Encyclopedia > Killa Kela

Killa Kela (real name Lee Potter born in 1979) is an English beatboxer from West Sussex. Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... West Sussex is a county in the south of England, bordering onto East Sussex (with Brighton and Hove), Hampshire and Surrey. ...


Biography

Kela began beatboxing in his teens with the 360 Physicals crew. He was discovered by DJ Vadim when he sent a tape of his beatboxing to Vadim's now defunct label Jazz Fudge. His first release was a mixtape with Mr. Thing called "Antistatic Mouthwash". This article does not cite any references or sources. ... DJ Vadim (aka Vadim Peare) is a prolific DJ from Russia, based in London. ...


Since then, Kela has been a member of the Isolationists, Rock Steady Crew and The Scratch Perverts. He has also appeared on DJ Vadim's albums and tours as part of the Russian Percussion project, and appeared onstage with Pharrell, Justin Timberlake, Super Furry Animals, Prince, De La Soul and Plan B. He is considered to be one of the best beatboxers in the world alongside Kenny Muhammad and Rahzel. Isolationism is a diplomatic policy whereby a nation seeks to avoid alliances with other nations. ... The Rock Steady Crew circa 1981. ... The Scratch Perverts are a collective of turntablist DJs from the UK, formed in 1996 by Tony Vegas, Prime Cuts and DJ Plus One. ... DJ Vadim (aka Vadim Peare) is a prolific DJ from Russia, based in London. ... Pharrell Williams (born April 5, 1973) is an American producer, singer, rapper, and songwriter. ... Justin Randall Timberlake (born January 31, 1981[1]), sometimes known as JT, is an American pop and R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actor. ... Super Furry Animals (also known as SFA, the Furries and the Super Furries) are a Welsh rock band, with leanings towards psychedelic rock and electronic experimentation. ... The term prince, from the Latin root princeps, is used for a member of the highest ranks of the aristocracy or the nobility. ... De La Soul is a Grammy-award winning hip hop group from Long Island, New York. ... Plan B may refer to: Plan B (colombian magazine) of Publicaciones SEMANA about Bogotá, the capital city. ... Kenny Muhammad is a beatboxer referred to as the human orchestra. He has worked with other rappers and beatboxers such as Matisyahu and Rahzel. ... Rahzel (full name Rahzel M. Brown) is probably best known in the semi-mainstream world as a member of the Roots, Rahzel is an MC that specializes in the fifth element of hip-hop culture -- beatboxing (which comes after graffiti spraying, DJing, MCing, and breakdancing). ...


His live act incorporates drum & bass, electro and hip-hop stylings, singing, MCing, very realistic vocal scratching, body movements and imitations of popular songs such as "Slave 4 U" by Britney Spears and "Tom's Diner" by Suzanne Vega. He calls his technique "Multivocalism", a term coined by longtime artwork collaborator Mark Splinter in 2000. Kela's crew has performed hundreds of live shows all around the world and are known as "Spit Kingdom". Drum and bass (drum n bass, DnB) is an electronic music style. ... Electro is either (a) a prefix used to indicate a relationship to electricity, as in electro-mechanical, or electro-magnet, or (b) a stand-alone word. ... For other uses, see Hip hop (disambiguation). ... Britney Jean Spears (born December 2, 1981) is a Grammy Award-winning[1] American pop singer, dancer, actress, author and songwriter. ... Suzanne Vega (born Suzanne Nadine Vega, 11 July 1959, Santa Monica, California) is an American songwriter and singer known for her highly literate lyrics and eclectic folk-inspired music. ...


Kela released the album "Elocution" in 2005, the follow up to his debut album "The Permanent Marker" in 2002. The Elocution project incorporated 'The Elysian Quartet' on strings, backing vocalists Rookwood and MC Trip, DJ Skeletrik and his producer Spider on keys and vocals. He is also known for a UK advert for "Fruit Pastilles" and regular appearances on TV shows such as "Big Brother's Little Brother" at this time. Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...


He recently finished a relationship with British actress Patsy Kensit which was the inspiration for his single "Reveal Your Inner Self" (2007). The lyrics attack tabloid and celebrity magazine journalists for hiding behind their printed words and spreading lies. Since the breakup he has released further material on his website attacking Patsy Kensit and criticising himself for getting involved in the world of the tabloids. Patricia Jude Frances Kensit (born 4 March 1968 in Hounslow, Middlesex) is an English actress and singer, and is also well-known for her three celebrity marriages. ... Patricia Jude Frances Kensit (born 4 March 1968 in Hounslow, Middlesex) is an English actress and singer, and is also well-known for her three celebrity marriages. ...


He is managed by Duncan Stahl (aka DJ Skeletrik) and is currently recording new material with producer Martin Rushent and others. Killa Kela and his Management are working with representatives in the US and Germany,Austria and Switzerland. Consultants: JESSE LEE (US) and Victor STANCU (GSA and EASTERN EUROPE) Martin Rushent is an English musician and record producer. ...


Discography

  • Antistatic Mouthwash (2000)
  • Heavy Artillery (2001)
  • Crop Circles (2001)
  • Permanent Marker (2002)
  • Elocution (2005)
  • Secrets (2005)
  • Reveal Your Inner Self (2007)

External links

  • Killa Kela's website
  • Killa Kella RBMA video lecture session
  • Original video for Secrets, directed by Andy Hylton

  Results from FactBites:
 
: : Anjool.co.uk : : KILLA KELA - INTERVIEW, LIVE REVIEW & VIDEO : : (852 words)
Kela and MC Trip were supposed to be working almost as a tag team, with the latter "freestyling" after each talented display from the human beatbox.
Killa tunes at Po Na Na Killa Kela’s skills as a multi-vocalist one-man orchestra have stunned audiences across the globe.
Kela is now regarded as one of the two best beatboxers on the planet along with Rahzel, an American who can sing and beatbox in sync.
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