“Killa Theory,” an artist who’s name expresses the musical ideas, raw emotion, and detailed thought process of a producer with vision. Coming from a classical music background, Killa Theory uses his skills to create Electronic Dance Music (EDM) that is rich in content through the use of intricate rhythms, movie score like melodies, and the type of vibes that can take you on a journey through time & space itself.
In his Killa Theory Live Dj sets with drummer Devin Collins, he is constantly mixing two tracks together to create a newly encompassed sound. The music that they play takes you on a journey through all styles of dance music from around the world. Their sets create an atmosphere where you cannot help but move your body and allow your mind to explore every recess and nuance of the music that surrounds you.
Baltimore, MD has a rich music history with many talented musicians calling it home and Killa Theory is proud to be one of them. Now living in Brooklyn, NY where he works as a Producer and Dj, Killa Theory continues his passion for music, which he has been cultivating for the majority of his life. At the age of 4, Killa Theory attended a musical performance of Peter Pan. A live orchestra accompanied the play. At that very point his mind was captivated by the music and the cello. Killa Theory was so inspired that he began his music career playing the cello the following year, the instrument that has since been a catalyst for all of the music Killa Theory creates. In his senior year of high school at the Baltimore School for the Arts, he caught the producing bug. Baltimore School for the Arts has had prominent attendees such as Tupac Shakur, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Dontae Winslow, Antonio Hart and many others. This lead to Killa Theory attending the prestigious Berklee College of Music where he received a Bachelors Degree in Music Production and Engineering.
In 2003, Killa Theory found a new passion in Electronic Dance Music (EDM) which encouraged him to develop his techniques and self-teach the art of Dj'n. It was during this time period that he branded himself with his current moniker 'Killa Theory'. While attending Berklee, Killa Theory started Anti-Star Productions with Paul Weidel, a.k.a. Blaze P. Anti-Star focused on artist development, production for studio albums, video games, and film in all genres of music. In 2009, Killa Theory joined the 7-piece Rock/Hip-Hop group 'The Bloks' playing keyboard, engineering, and Dj'n. Shortly after joining The Bloks and Dj'n in the Boston nightlife scene, he moved to Brooklyn, NY. After meeting David Dahlquist, a fellow New York producer, they merged to form the EDM group 'Dat Beat'. Dat Beat had success producing tracks for viral internet videos. They also released tracks with several record labels which gained them recognition with a wide variety of music blogs and fans alike. Currently Killa Theory works with many established/ up and coming artists, and producers from around the world. He has been featured on Korean NBC for his production work and continues to make music for the US, Korean, Japanese, Bollywood, European, and Nigerian markets.
With a new voice and style that Killa Theory has created, he looks to leave his mark on the EDM scene and to take the minds and hearts of the masses with him on the voyage.