Bandog, DJ Geta, DJ Snypa, Falasha
Killa Instinct originally formed as Total Fiasco in 1988 when DJ Snypa, DJ Geta, Mark H and Image, already part of a crew called SDL, first met with Demon Child MC (Bandog). A year later in 1989 they pressed their first single ‘Method To The Madness’ b/w ‘See How They Run’ around 500 copies to white label only.
In 1990 they renamed themselves to Onslaught without Mark H and Image and signed to Music Of Life, but had to change their name to Killa Instinct because a US group already had rights to Onslaught. Later that year they put out their first proper release, ‘Bambi Murders’ on Music Of Life, which totally blew people away. Bandog’s furious fast pace emceeing, along with DJ Geta’s and Snypa’s cuts left UK Hip Hop heads in total admiration for their skills and waiting with anticipation for their next release. With just one more release on Music Of Life, they left and released their next project on European Rhyme Records. Then they went on to Move Records, and released the excellent ‘Escapism EP’ featuring one of my favourite Killa tracks ‘Brain Dead’. In 1995 DJ Snypa left Killa Instinct and a year later the remaining members DJ Geta and Bandog, released the aptly titled ‘The Penultimate Sacrifice’ EP, their final release before deciding to call it time and go their separate ways.
Then in 2002, news started spreading that Bandog and Geta were working together again, Killa Instinct were reformed and they released their debut album the brilliant ‘Dead Breed’ on UK Rap Records.
Bandog was part of Hundredth Monkey along with Remark from Deliverance who later became Monkey Sons. Geta was part of a breakbeat crew called Hook N Sling.
In 2010 Killa Instinct released a double CD containing many unreleased tracks and in 2012 Bandog and Geta reformed and were joined by Falasha to release the ‘Hellmonica’ album on the excellent Naked Ape Records.