Berlin, Germany



Behind the Music

To me, The Outlaw Ocean is an extensive body of work featuring individual stories that are distinct, but also connect to form a narrative on the current state of our oceans. There are so many different topics the book explores and a variety of emotions felt as one reads it. I tried to connect my tracks to the many visual impressions the ocean has — the calming lull of waves and the beauty of seemingly never-ending horizons, contrasted with feelings of violence and cruelty brought by the more unsavory characters of the sea. Through my key techniques of using different synth and piano lines, I want to capture the essence of steady yet orderly chaos that characterizes the oceans.

About B-Side

“Music always has to touch the soul” is the slogan for B-Side's warm and cozy beats. The moods he creates try to express feelings without using words. From a bedroom producer, he has become a multi-million streamed Spotify artist. Still trying to keep his warm sound creating chillhop-related productions, he steadily tries to elevate. The journey is the reward.

Winner of the 2021 Scripps Howard Award for Excellence in Innovation in Journalism

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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