DJ Taz Rashid

Skokie, Illinois

Wild Ocean


Behind the Music

Many people do not know of these injustices happening around the world. Just as how Ian informs his readers of the atrocities happening at sea through The Outlaw Ocean, I want my music to help inform the masses of the illicit happenings below sea level. More than that, I want listeners to experience the desperation to escape the brutality and terror found on the oceans, as well as the longing for the freedom of the open seas.

DJ Taz Rashid
About DJ Taz Rashid

DJ Taz Rashid instantly brings a high vibrational energy to any room by mixing the beats and rhythms of love, ancient new world, house, devotional and all the cosmic sounds. His vision is to be a channel for the expansion of all those around by tapping into the creative wisdom of the body and allowing them to feel, let go and awaken. Taz has been producing and part of creating mindful events globally over the last few years. He plays guitar, piano, Native American flute, didgeridoo and hand percussion. He takes these instruments and connects them to source energy. What comes through has the ability to move his crowd to connect to their higher selves. Recently he has been performing and DJing at events such as Yoga Journal Conference, Wanderlust Festivals, Arise Festival, Bhakti Fest, Bali Spirit Fest and many more high vibrational gatherings while sharing the stage with global acts such as Xavier Rudd, Michael Franti, Trevor Hall, Nahko Bear, MC Yogi, DJ Drez, Guadi and more. In addition to producing and performing music for yoga and meditation, Taz guides students toward developing inspirational music (playlists) for their classes. He emphasizes breath beat sequencing, texture and a wide range of sound sourcing that, with awareness, can be combined to foster a mix of energizing, supportive and healing experiences. Taz also composes original music and for use by mindful brands, TV, movies, events and other media with the vision of spreading an energy vibration of peace, love and unity.

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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