Killa Joul

Killa Joul started rapping and writing lyrics in 1993 while studying at Buckingham sixth form collage where he formed Hip Hop crew Justice Element with DJ Crime Plate and Kraze One. As the 1990s progressed Killa Joul began recording as a solo artist as well as working with MK Hip Hop collective True Element. The purpose of this article is to highlight Killa Joul‘s contributions to the local Hip Hop scene during the 1990s. As the project progresses we will attempt to continue to highlight later achievements.

Killa Joul, mid 1990s.

In 1993 Killa Joul formed Justice Element with DJ Crime Plate and Kraze One. Justice Element progressed from performing at local live shows to creating demo recordings and eventually independently released a cassette tape entitled “The prologue of Buckingham’s innovators” in March 1994. The cassette was recorded and duplicated using very basic equipment but after circulating copies to local DJs and producers Justice Element secured an opportunity to create several studio recordings. Continue reading

True Element (Chapter 4)

Welcome to the final chapter of the True Element story. In this section we will document a handful of reunion shows and the creation of several spin off recording projects that allowed True Element to evolve after circumstances beyond the bands control forced them to retreat from the live scene. collective will was still the driving force behind these final projects but this time the  inspiration was also based around reuniting and jamming just for fun. During this period True Element reconnected with some of their older affiliates, incorporated several new members and compiled a final recording project as the True Element MCs.

To read chapters 1, 2 & 3 (parts A & B) please visit the below links: 

True Element – Campbell park 2012.

As documented in the previous section True Element stopped performing live in March 2006 which is when all professional activity with the band ceased. The first reunion show came about as a result of a charity event organised by Killa Joul that took place in Buckingham during the summer of 2008. Killa Joul had organised a venue and compiled a CD of music by local artists. True Element‘s recording of “Natural selection” was included on the CD and several members reunited to perform at the event. All the reunion shows documented in this section included the core members of the original line up that were able to participate with support by musicians and vocalists from the wider community. For the Buckingham performance core members Aniis Le Neve, Kraze One, Big Jules and Flute Loop were accompanied by guitarist Ade Street, Drummer Real Deal and guest rapper Paranoia MC who had been working with DJ Kraze One on a separate recording project during this period. Continue reading

True Element (Chapter 3 Part A)

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.

To read chapters 1 and 2 please visit: 

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