KILLA KELA is a one-man vocal orchestra who has been beatboxing since the age of 16. The cutting edge record label Jazz Fudge saw this boy had talent and enlisted him on the BALANCE tour of 1999 alongside Canada’s SWOLLEN MEMBERS and the UK’s own TASKFORCE the tour covered 30 Cities in Europe and also taking in the GLASTONBURY (UK) and HULTESFRED (Sweden) Festivals. After this KELA gained yet more recognition when he performed with DJ Vadim on the Russian Percussion Tour of the US. On this tour KELA performed at 18 shows across the East and West Coast’s as well as Canada. Kela’s raw and undeniable talent won him many admirers and he was quickly installed as a member of the world famous Scratch Perverts team with whom he performed at the ’99 DMC World Championships and at the Roxy, New York alongside Jurassic 5.
With some serious gigs now under his belt Kela hit the road again playing at other UK festivals such as Creamfields and Essential. He performed at the ‘Battle of the Year’ in Germany, one of the biggest Hip Hop showcases in the world and also featured on the accompanying soundtrack compilation with Germany’s DJ Hype / The Arsonists / and Denmark’s DJ Static to name but a few.
2000 saw Kela play a staggering 250 shows. He toured Europe 4 times and the UK once. He played in 17 countries including the former Yugoslavia, Spain, Italy, Poland, Slovakia, Germany, Czech Republic, France, Switzerland, Belgium, Portugal and Austria. To top that, he also became a member of the legendary New York based Rock Steady Crew and cemented his name in Hip Hop history.