Ki Theory

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The correct title of this article is Ki:Theory. The substitution or omission of the colon is because of technical restrictions.
Ki:Theory
Birth name Joel Burleson
Also known as Ki:Theory
Origin Richmond, Virginia, United States of America
Genres Indie
Alternative
Electronic
Years active 1999–present
Website Ki:Theory's Official Website

Joel Burleson, better known as Ki:Theory (pronounced “Key Theory”) is an American recording artist and producer who specializes in alternative rock with electronic elements.

Career[edit]

Burleson has toured widely in Canada, Japan, Korea, and the US, including a performance at Bonnaroo Music Festival.[1][2] He has done remixes for Daft Punk/Tron: Legacy, Kings of Leon, Queens of the Stone Age, Ladytron, Cypress Hill, Rob Zombie, Sasha, UNKLE, Rodrigo y Gabriela with Hans Zimmer and Brazilian Girls, amongst others.[2][3]

Ki:Theory's remix for Daft Punk's "The Son Of Flynn" for Tron: Legacy was featured on the official remix album, Tron Legacy R3C0NF1GUR3D. [4][5][6] Also, his remix for Rodrigo Y Gabriela's "Angelica" was included on the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.[7][8]

His original music has been featured on various television programs, including Top Gear, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, First Ascent for the National Geographic International Channel, National Geographic Wild's 2011 TV series Killer Shots and MTV's Teen Mom 2.

His songs have appeared in commercials for Converse, Billabong, Gap and Audi, the video game trailer Electronic Arts game FIFA 14,[9] for film trailer for Abduction[10] starring Taylor Lautner and Sigourney Weaver directed by John Singleton (Boyz n the Hood) as well as in numerous films and videos games including Electronic Arts Need for Speed: Shift and WINtA.

Ki:Theory DJed for famed fashion designer Betsey Johnson during Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 New York Fashion Week.

In 2009 Ki:Theory released, Arms For Legs, a digital work-in-progress LP: new songs were self-released as singles and added to the collection as they were completed.[11][12][13][14][15][16]

In April 2011 Ki:Theory released a set of two EPs, Messages, as a collection of previously unreleased songs written as part of film scores, TV commercials and creative expressions. Side one is titled Messages: Syntax and side two is titled Messages: Error.

On November 30, 2011 Ki:Theory dropped a new single I Wanna Run featuring Maura Davis of the band Denali. "I Wanna Run" is the first single released off of the forthcoming LP release.

Ki:Theory's newest album, KITTY HAWK was release worldwide on October 29, 2013. The album title track is featured in the FIFA 14[9] video game trailer along with in The Crew (video game).

On February 3rd, 2014, Ki:Theory's cover of Ben E. King's "Stand by Me" off the KITTY HAWK album was used in FOX's "The Following" in episode 3 of season 2 as well as the 2014 Super Bowl TV spot also for "The Following".

All of Ki:Theory's music is available for free download at kitheory.com.

Discography[edit]

Albums/EPs[edit]

  • Brittle Branches (October 2006)
  • Save Our City (May 2008)
  • Arms For Legs (May 2009)
  • Remix EP 1 (September 2010)
  • Remix EP 2 (November 2010)
  • Messages: Syntax / Error (April 14, 2011)
  • Killer Shots (Soundtrack) (August 9, 2011)
  • KITTY HAWK (October 29, 2013)

Singles[edit]

  • I Wanna Run (November 29, 2011)

Remixes[edit]


Use of music in video-games[edit]

Ki:Theory's "Kitty Hawk" song was featured in FIFA 14 in 2013 as a part of its official soundtrack.[17]


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