I am Jukio Kallio,
Award-winning composer known for memorable melodies and unique production for videogames and interactive media. Based in Helsinki, Finland.
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(2019) Mystery/horror short film made over a weekend with Rudolf Westerholm and Jouni Valjakka.
(2019) Series of improvised ambient music made on the shores of Saimaa, the biggest lake in Finland.
(2019) Full-length electronic album phasing between deep house, techno and pop. Vocals in Finnish, English and Japanese.
(2019) An alternative soundtrack for Elder Scrolls: Oblivion
(2019) Beautiful pets for your TV, with generative ambient music
(2019) On going online live improv ambient show, usually twice a month
(TBA) New puzzle fairytale game, made with Nexon and Studio42
(TBA) New diving action game, made together with National Geographic, Nexon and Studio42
(2018) Relax with earthy beats and calm melodies, made for the tower defense game from Q-Games
(2018) Music and sound design for an adventure game with a twist, by Jan Willem Nijman, Kitty Calis and Dominik Johann
(2018) Finnish ambient pop track
(2017) Synth-rock soundtrack for Ian Campbell's action-platformer game
(2017) Chiptune-inspired electro soundtrack for Nexon / Neople's action mobile game
(2017) Soundtrack for tending your garden, or rainy walk back home
(2017) Kuabee remix of Rich Vreeland & David Kanaga's soundtrack for a hybrid board/digital game
(2016) Orchestral-rock soundtrack for Justin Chan's animation short
(2016) Electronic rock-orchestral music for Grand Cru's mobile game
(2016) Electro remix of a children's song for a game trailer
(2016) Remix for Oakland, CA based electronic duo
(2016) Remix for Fargo, ND based electronic duo
(2016) Remix and music video for Helsinki based electro artist
(2016) Layered ambient music made in a day for the jam game
(2015) Western-ambient soundtrack for Vlambeer's roguelike-like action game
(2015) Layered synth-natural soundtrack for Michael Molinari's live-stream oriented game
(2015) Guest track in fully modular form for Fernando Ramallo and David Kanaga's immersive musical adventure
(2015) Electro-Bossa nova soundtrack with japanese lyrics for a fake action game
(2015) Remix of an original track from Keiji Yamagishi, composer of Ninja Gaiden (NES)
(2015 onwards) Experimental body of long form electronic work
(2014) Award-winning modular (over 120 combinations) military-electro soundtrack for Vlambeer's flying action game
(2014) Soundtrack for a documentary series, made together with Doseone
(2014) Hi-energy electro track for Terry Cavanagh's action game
(2014) Interactive visual instrument design, programming and audio
(2014) Remix of an original track from Saori Kobayashi (composer of Panzer Dragoon)
(2014) Acoustic-electronic music for interactive experience based on book by Maxwell Neely-Cohen
(2014) Melodic ambient music and sound effects for interactive story by Natalie Hanke and Tom Francis
(2012-2014) Part of the compilation of Vlambeer's videogame music
(2014) Remix of the theme song for Young Horses' puzzle-action game
(2013) Western-ambient soundtrack for roguelike-like game, jammed in a weekend
(2013) Electro track for promoting a popular game event
(2012) Soundtrack for weekly online game campaign, advertising Old Spice deodorant. Sadly not online anymore
(2012) Electro-hiphop soundtrack, rapped in an artificial language. Theme song made together with Doseone
(2012) Ambient music for Vlambeer's atmospheric thriller game
(2011) Lofi-electro for Vlambeer's original online action game
(2011) Full platformer game, design, programming, music and sound effects
(2018) Ambient electronic DJ set
(2017) Continuous mixtape of latest KUABEE tracks, for A Maze Festival
(2017-2018) Curated selection of music that inspired me
Awards & Recognition
The 10 Best Video Game Soundtracks of 2018
2018 The Year's Best Videogame Soundtracks
Nominated for Best Game Design
Outstanding Achievement for an Independent Game Finalist
The 10 Best Games of 2018
The 30 Best Videogames of 2018
The 2018 Adventure Game Awards, Best Secrets Category Winner
The A.V. Club's Favorite Games of 2018
Grand Prize Nomination
2018 New York Game Awards, Statue of Liberty Award for Best World Nomination
Top 9 Soundtracks of 2018
Top 10 Soundtracks of 2018
Best Music & Audio Design
Excellence in Audio, Honorable Mention
Old Spice Dikembe Mutombo Saves The World
Advertising & Media
"If there is a perfect balance of lo-fi, epic, and cute, Helsinki-based composer Jukio Kallio's soundtracks nail it every time."
"'Legend of the Throne' is instantly memorable, with its haunting harmonica calling on those classic Ennio Morricone 'Once Upon A Time in America' lines."
"Finnish musician Jukio Kallio has assembled a militaristic theme that absolutely pushes Vlambeer's shooter to new heights."
"the thumping score contains both club and cinematic influences"
Japan-born Finnish composer and singer-songwriter Jukio Kallio's music leaps between intimate minimal pop, to life affirming piano compositions, and diverse world-building soundtracks. Widely recognized for his distinct sound in interactive media and indie videogames, Jukio weaves a melancholic yet hopeful aesthetic into his highly prolific personal work.
Jukio Kallio has been praised for his attention to intimate details and standout soundtracks by publications such as FACT Magazine and A Closer Listen. His personal song "Kuun Laulut", which was supposed to be a one-off pop experiment, instantly hit Finland's national radio waves. He has played energetic DJ sets with tracklists mostly consisting of his own music all around the world – from San Francisco, London and Kyoto to Berlin and Johannesburg.
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