Andy Duguid

New Pitsligo, Scotland



Behind the Music

I remember reading the chapter “The Middlemen” with such clarity — the opening paragraph hits you right in the gut, and the sources Ian features throughout the story are incredibly engaging. This part of the book immediately adjusts your perceptions and thinking, allowing you to fully understand what some go through when out on The Outlaw Ocean. Over the course of my six tracks, I want to convey this ominous reality and also the commonly held romanticized vision of the sea, mixing sweeping soundscapes with eerie tones of impending doom to create the image of an awe-inspiring horror. 

Each of my contributions builds off the emotions of the one before it. The first track “The Cry,” is a hybrid of luring intrigue and danger with haunting organic sounds that slowly transform into electronic noises to represent a meshing of the natural world with the future. The reprise that follows it takes a stripped down approach of the same rhythms and melodies. The third and fourth songs rely on a sense of ominousness, distortions and hard and heavy beats to capture the lawlessness and fear the ocean brings. The fifth and sixth tracks recall some of the sentiments of beauty and simplicity from the main theme of “The Cry” — a contrast to the brutality evoked in the songs before it. The final track ends with a slow fade to represent the vast and unexplored sea. 

Andy Duguid
About Andy Duguid

Known as one of the most unique electronic artists of his time, Andy Duguid is a name familiar across the globe. His sound is his trademark and his trademark creates his uniqueness.

Exploding onto the scene back in 2007, his works have been admired ever since. With hits such as “Wasted,” “Don't Belong” and more recently “7even,” “Follow You” and “C.H.I.C,” his legacy is ever-growing. Such hits have allowed Andy to play to hundreds of thousands of people worldwide over the years.

He is different. He is the master of his trade. He is Andy Duguid.

The Journalism behind the Music

All music in this project is based on The Outlaw Ocean, a New York Times Best-Selling book by Ian Urbina that chronicles lawlessness at sea around the world. This reporting touches on a diversity of abuses ranging from illegal and overfishing, arms trafficking at sea, human slavery, gun running, intentional dumping, murder of stowaways, thievery of ships and other topics.

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