Welcome to the third chapter of True Element’s story. This chapter will be broken down in to two parts. Part A will document True Element’s transition to working with Rap/Hip Hop crew PZK and the formation of PZK and The True Element Collective which included a full live band. Part B will document how True Element reformed and progressed as a live band when both crews separated to pursue different musical interests.
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During the later part of 2001 True Element had progressed from being a DJ Kraze One led project to a collective led project which had resulted in the compilation and release of their fourth studio EP entitled “The road less travelled”. The album launch marked the end of True Element as a traditional Hip Hop crew and for a short period all True Element activity ceased as the members of the collective either perused solo projects or concentrated on opportunities outside of music. Continue reading
True Element was a project that ran between 1997 and 2014 and involved a substantial amount of rappers, DJs, singers, and musicians from Milton Keynes and the surrounding area. The True Element story consists of four significant parts all of which involved different members who’s presence in the collective brought various unique elements to the overall sound, style, direction and vibe of the collective. In part one of what will eventually become a four part series of articles Breaktothebeat are going to look in to and document the foundations that lead to the creation of True Element, their early recordings, independent releases and their journey towards establishing themselves as a live Hip Hop crew.
True Element Collective 2005 Xscape Milton Keynes.
Welcome to the second chapter of the True Element story. To read chapter 1 please visit: True Element (Chapter 1).
In this section we will be documenting True Elements achievements during the later part of 1998 and 2001 which is when the project expanded from it’s foundations of recording to include performing live, first locally and then nationally. Towards the end of this chapter we will also document the completion of unfinished demos from this period by DJ Kraze One, MC Killa Joul & DJ Maniphest in later years.
For True Element to progress DJ Kraze One knew that the project had to develop from recording and releasing music to performing and promoting the creations in a live environment. By the end of 1998 DJ Kraze One‘s persistence had established True Element as a local Hip Hop crew with two independent releases “Take a look around” and “The True Elementalz EP” accredited to them. The releases featured contributions by DJ Maniphest, Mr Lusta, Hysko, Tony Mac, Killa Joul and although some of the collective had began to take light steps in to performing live there was not a enough collective will to organise and establish the project as a live crew during the early years. Continue reading