DJ Halo, Chase 1, Iceski, DJ Spatts, Safe D, CMD
DJ Halo and Chase 1 formed The Criminal Minds in 1985,and while at college DJ Halo met Iceski who would become the lead emcee in The Criminal Minds. Upon meeting another DJ called Spatts they released their first EP entitled ‘Guilty As Charged’, this EP was funded by Halo selling his decks and the group, plus friends and family chipping in with some cash, there are only 500 copies pressed. Soon after Safe D and CMD joined the group and they released ‘Tales From The Wasteland’ again independently on their own label. Many tracks were recorded but not released in the following years. In 1993 they turned their skills to jungle and DnB releasing many more records.
In 2001 DJ Halo started his own label called UK Rap Records, which released material by themselves, plus Killa Instinct and Dark Craftsmen. In 2003 The Criminal Minds released the ‘Break Shit Up’ EP on Vinylstore.
After a break of around eight years The Criminal Minds dropped an absolute killer EP called ‘Regroup The Loops’, followed by more 12″ releases.