Killa Kela
British musician
Killa Kela
Killa Kela is an English beatboxer from West Sussex. Kela received the Stuff Magazine Award for "renegade of Style" 2006 in in Los Angeles, he also toured alongside Testicicles (Dev, Lightspeed Champion & GLC whilst performing on festival dates with new friends Pharrel Williams & N*E*R*D. Plus a U. S tour alongside DJ Z-Trip in 2007. 2003 - 2008, Kela was a special guest at various N*E*R*D shows and festivals across Europe. inc.
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Chromeo - When The Night Falls ft Solange Knowles - I Like Music
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Killa Kela: I Like Music because… it keeps me out of trouble. Dean Jackson, Nationwide Mercury Prize Judge: I Like Music because… of its power to invigorate; there's a song for any mood; it somehow lifts or settles at just the right time
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Weekendist: Killa Kela, a creative party, and plenty of contact sports!! - Shanghaiist
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KILLA KELA & CONRANK @ Zeal Be wowed by the world's best beatboxer, Killa Kela, who's performed with Pharrell, Justin Timberlake, Super Furry Animals, and Prince! He'll be performing alongside world renowned drum and bass producer Conrank
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Online Interview: Killa Kela - RWD Online
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Killa Kela has pioneered beatboxing to the forefront of UK culture since the late 1990s, if touring the world with the likes of Pharrell, Prince & De La Soul wasn't enough, he's also released three previous albums – that weren't just him beatboxing but
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Onar i Małolat - solówki już wkrótce - cgm.pl
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... taki oto wpis pojawił się na FB Małolata. Przypomnijmy też, że w październiku ukaże się nowy album Pezeta, "Radio Pezet". Za jego produkcję odpowiedzialny będzie Sidney Polak. Gościnnie m.in. Killa Kela, Kano, Fokus i Kamil Bednarek
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Ard and Jeffrey's Magical Car-Pet Ride - Independent Online
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"It was recorded with this beat boxer from London called Killa Kela. We were in a black London taxi driving to Victoria Station about three weeks ago. I was on my way back to South Africa after playing a gig." Ard and Jeff's Magical Car Pet Ride
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Kamil Bednarek u Pezeta - Gery Newsroom
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Pierwszy singiel to nagranie „Co mam powiedzieć”, do którego powstał teledysk. Na albumie „Radio Pezet” usłyszymy takich artystów jak Kano i Killa Kela z Wielkiej Brytanii oraz Fokus i Kamil Bednarek. Płyta ukaże się jesienią tego roku
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Kap Bambino - Obsess Video - I Like Music
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Paloma Faith: I Like Music because… it moves me in a way that words alone cannot. James Zabiela: I Like Music because… it's everything. It's my life, what I live for. That and the Xbox 360... Killa Kela: I Like Music because… it keeps me out of
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Bibio - TOYS - I Like Music
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Killa Kela: I Like Music because… it keeps me out of trouble. Amy Macdonald: I Like Music because… there's so many different styles and there's something to suit every mood. There's music for every time and every place. Jamie Hartman, Ben's Brother
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Producer The Human League overleden - NU.nl
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In 1982 won Rushent een Brit Award voor zijn productie van het album Dare. Het bleek zijn grootste succes. De afgelopen jaren produceerde Martin Rushent nog albums van Hazel O'Connor, Killa Kela en The Pipettes. Hij was de vader van James Rushent,
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Dominique Young Unique - I Like Music
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Killa Kela: I Like Music because… it keeps me out of trouble. Kano: I Like Music because... It brings people together. It makes people smile and dance, it makes people happy. I like the energy it gives off. Joker21SRB: I Like Music because
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Artist: Buraka Som Sistema Track: Hangover (BaBaBa) Release: 6th June Label ... - I Like Music
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Lalor: I Like Music because... you can make it anything you need Killa Kela: I Like Music because… it keeps me out of trouble. Mark Knight: I Like Music because… it's better than telly. Adele's 21 has stayed at number one in the UK Albums Chart,
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Killa Kela
    TWENTIES
  • 2011
    Age 28
    In 2011, he featured in the Plan B movie Ill Manors.
    More Details Hide Details KK performed at the Glastonbury main stage to 83,000 people, as well as touring Australia and Asia.
  • 2009
    Age 26
    Killa Kela began touring the UK with Lethal Bizzle on the Go Hard tour, with Frankmusik on his 2009 winter tour and with Hadouken! in early 2010.
    More Details Hide Details Other features include a Mentos candy commercial, Absolut Vodka Commercials for North America (2004), recent work alongside stylists Judy Blame, PinsLondon, Noki. studio work with Tinie Tempah, Wiley from his "See Clear Now" Album, The Kool Kids (US), visuals and beatbox for the new Gorillaz Soundsystem project, and recording with The Glitch Mob. On 28 September that year, Killa Kela appeared at the London School of Economics.
    In 2009 Kela created his debut album Amplified! alongside producers Andy Knowles (of Franz Ferdinand fame), Alan Braxe (Stardust, Paris), Martin Rushent (Human League), The Shoalin Punks, James Rushent (The Prodigy, Does It Offend You, Yeah? and long standing friend), and Stunt Double, and featuring artists such as DJ Craze, Bashy of Gorillaz, Hadouken!
    More Details Hide Details Lateef The Truth Speaker, and Spider J of Lee Scratch Perry. The album contained "Built Like An Amplifier" which included remixes from Dave Spoon, Sway, and Faith SFX. "Everyday" was produced by Alan Braxe with remixes from LifeLike, Jakwob, and Franz Ferdinand. It also included "Get A Rise," featuring Hadouken, which was heavily featured on the Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit soundtrack.
  • 2008
    Age 25
    He also released the cd Ontourvandamage in 2008, produced by DJ Plus One (Scratch Perverts, Jack Beats)
    More Details Hide Details Spitkingdom were also the team behind the legendary Hip Hop London weekly SpitkingdomHQ @Herbal in Shoreditch between 2004 and 2007, which saw a wealth of artists perform, such as The Mixologists, Killa Kela, Skelectrik, Trip, Rookwood, Spider J, and DJ Martello, and special guests including Andy C, Whookid (50 Cent), Goldie, Artful Dodger, Dynamite, Nicky Blackmarket, Cash Money, Kool Herc, Chase & Status, Scratch Perverts, and Stanton Warriors.
  • 2007
    Age 24
    In 2007, his year-long relationship with the UK actress Patsy Kensit came to an end.
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    He also created a mix cd alongside his then crew Spitkingdom, entitled "Days That Shook The World" produced by James Rushent (Does It Offend You, Yeah?) and DJ Skelectrik, which received "Best Mix CD 2007 in DJ Magazine UK.
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  • 2006
    Age 23
    Kela received the Stuff Magazine Award for "renegade of Style" 2006 in Los Angeles, he toured alongside Testicicles (Dev, Lightspeed Champion & GLC (Goldie Lookin Chain) while performing on festival dates with Pharrel Williams and N*E*R*D.
    More Details Hide Details He also went on a U.S tour alongside DJ Z-Trip in 2007. From 2003 to 2008, Kela was a special guest at various N*E*R*D shows and festivals across Europe, including Seattle for the Sprite Liquid Mix festival and Oxegen Festival, Dublin. In 2008 Kela performed with Prince and Nikka Costa at the O2 Arena. His live shows incorporates drum & bass, electro and hip hop styles, singing, MCing, very realistic vocal scratching, body movements, and imitations of popular songs such as "I'm a Slave 4 U" by Britney Spears and "Tom's Diner" by Suzanne Vega.
  • 2005
    Age 22
    The Elocution album (Sony BMG) came in 2005 & included The Elysian Quartet on strings, backing vocalists Rookwood and Trip, DJ Skeletrik, and his producer Spider on keys and vocals.
    More Details Hide Details It also featured Sweetie Irie, James Rushent (Does It Offend You, Yeah? Roots Manuva, and Neneh Cherry, with writing from Karen Poole. His song Jawbreaker was put on the FIFA Street 2 soundtrack and is to date one of the strongest releases off the Elocution album. KK appears in an advert for "Rowntree's Fruit Pastilles" and regular appearances on TV shows such as "Big Brother's Little Brother", the Royal Variety Performance, Blue Peter, 4Music, Britain's Got Talent, and four Absolut Vodka commercials in the US. Kela parted ways with SonyBMG in 2007. During this period he also travelled to China, playing in Shanghai and Beijing with the Infadels on a tour organised by Split Works. Between albums, Kela created the single "Nightwatcher" (formerly "Addictive") alongside Alan Braxe and Fallon.
  • TEENAGE
  • 2000
    Age 17
    He calls his technique "multivocalism", a term coined by longtime artwork collaborator Mark Splinter in 2000.
    More Details Hide Details Kela's crew has performed hundreds of live shows all around the world; they are known as "Spit Kingdom." Kela released The Permanent Marker in 2002, a beatbox-only album featuring Fallacy, Harry Love, and Normski. He then toured with Mobb Deep, Redman, Busta Rhymes, and others. He was second billed at the Earls Court Music festival with Jay-Z. Some of his voices are featured on the Basement Jaxx single "Oh My Gosh" (2004) Kela released an EP in Europe entitled "For Those Who've Joined Us", featuring Stereo MCs, Artful Dodger, and DJ Vadim.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1983
    Age 0
    Born in 1983.
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