Hernan Cerbello

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Sea Marks


Behind the Music

The emotions I felt while reading The Outlaw Ocean sea were sorrow and indignation — sorrow for the brutality and sacrifices happening in chapters like “Jails Without Bars,” and indignation for the injustices and lack of empathy at sea. If it were not for the detailed reporting of the book, I would be completely unaware of these atrocities occurring at sea. Of course, I knew the ocean was an overwhelming area to control, but I did not realize the scale of the crimes that take place there. But while it was difficult to be confronted with these stores, it was necessary and productive to become informed with the realities of what is happening.

Hernan Cerbello
About Hernan Cerbello

With a solid and consistent sound, Hernan has been in the music industry since 2000. His first vinyl release at DK (Matthew Dekay Imprint) back in 2003 put a stone in his still prominent career. Focused on the deep side of the music, Hernan has been playing alongside Argentina’s main clubs Pacha, Crobar and Palacio Alsina, while also booked to a wide range of clubs in Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Peru & US, among others. During this period, he and his friends formed a collective of DJs named Feedback Bookings, managing residences and booking international DJs, building a big part of the underground scene in Argentina. 

In 2006 Hernan signed to Vapourise Records (Australia) 2 house tracks. One of them, "Summer Emergency," was played by Nic Fanciulli at the BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix, reaching top sales for the summer season. During 2008 Hernan joined Chas Burns aka Flow and took control over Low Pressings records, the prestigious UK imprint created by Peace Division. Now, Low Pressings releases established and newcomer producers. In 2009 Hernan toured the US while releasing his now classic EP, "Reach Your Soul" at Anjunadeep, also included on the mixed CD by James Grant & Jaytech (UK).

In 2011, he signed the single "Use Your Imagination" with Armada Music, also beginning his relation with Club On Bookings, Sao Paulo-based agency, making Brazil the main route for his forthcoming years. In the present, Hernan rotates his days between his advertisement production house, Audiobranders, Low Pressings records and his original & remixing duties.

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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