Chris Keya

Rome, Italy

Under the Surface


2Mob Justice
Behind the Music

My main goal with my music has always been to reach new listeners, incorporating spoken word or vocal samples as a way to add a human and atmospheric element to my songs. That was no different with my contributions to The Outlaw Ocean Music Project. It’s been great to delve into a deeper, more serious topic and “transcribe” Ian’s book into music. The ocean has long fascinated me, but, as with everything, it’s a place that has its light and dark sides. Ian strikes a balance between the two, bringing attention to forgotten and unspoken matters happening on the high seas while also capturing its beauty. I hope with my songs listeners can feel the lyricism and soulfulness of The Outlaw Ocean.

Chris Keya
About Chris Keya

Chris Keya is a music producer based in Rome, Italy. He started his music career as a rock and metal guitarist, then found himself fascinated by electronic music. His sound is a mix between various genres, including Synthwave, Metal, Soundtracks and Aggrotech music with a Cyberpunk imagery.

The Journalism

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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