Petrus real name is Peter Thelenius. He is the man behind the very famous eurodance group Basic Element from Sweden.
In the early and mid 90's, you could spot their hits on the charts world wide. Songs like "The Promise Man", "Leave It All Behind", "The Ride", "This Must Be A Dream" and many more are some of their biggest hits.
When Basic Element did a break in 1997-1998, because of the singer Saunet Sparell left the group, Petrus recorde a solo album; "Trust Then Pain", with a European Rap / HipHop style. In those years he released three singles "Listen To Your Hear", "China In Your Hand" and "Prayer For The Dying". The album was a success especially in Japan, where Basic Element were very big, and people noticed this rapper from the group. Petrus found a new singer for the Basic Element group, released the two singles "Love 4 real" and "Rok the world" in 1999. The same year the last Basic Element album was released, even though in 2003, they released the single "Out of this world" but it flopped. Then for some years it was quiet.
But in early 2005, in march, Petrus returns to the music business. This time he performs live as the project B-Boys International on Swedish Tv. The song is called "One step closer" and on this project you also find D-Flex, the rapper and producer. The song is fantastic and also you can download the live performance on out forum. Stay tuned for more info!
In the end of August 2005, the world got to hear the Basic Element name out the on the radio again! The new single "This Must Be A Dream 2005" is a remake of their own hit in 1994. Petrus has a total different rap, and the sound is different. The song was a big hit for Petrus, and it reached a top5 in Sweden.
From 1999, the two members went on a hiatus, but in 2005, the group returned with a remake of their 1995 hit "This Must Be a Dream" and with Mathias Olofson as a new member of the band. In February 2006, they released a new single called "Raise the Gain" with a slightly different sound. On 7 February 2007, the group released its comeback album "The Empire Strikes Back". Later in 2007, Marie Fredriksson left the group and was replaced by Andrea Myrander as the singer and Jonas Wesslander as the rapper. In 2008, the album "The Truth" was released. The band also released a new song called "Got U Screaming" (2010). In January 2011, it was announced on the group's home page that Andrea Myrander had officially left. A few months later, in May 2011, a new single called "Turn Me On" was announced during a concert. It was posted on YouTube on May 27.
In April 2012 Basic Element signed a deal with the Swedish record label Family Tree and on April 24, a song called “Shades” (featuring Max C and Taz) was posted on YouTube. It was announced that it will be released as a single in June. The group is still lacking a female singer and the songs thus only features male vocals. The single also marks a change of style as it differs significantly from the other material released after their 2005 comeback. A YouTube commenter described it as a mixture of Avicii, Swedish House Mafia and “We Found Love” by Rihanna and Calvin Harris. Vocalist Max C was featured on Swedish House Mafia member Axwell’s single “I Found You”. Basic Element will also be the opening act for Avicii on the yearly “Russens dag” event at Tusenfryd, Norway.