Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Secrets In The Waves


Behind the Music

This project is incredibly meaningful and special to us. The blending together of images and sounds in this way makes the overall message behind the stories of The Outlaw Ocean even more profound. These stories need more attention, and we were more than ready to contribute our voices so that the muffled cries of the helpless may soon be heard loud and clear and may continue to be heard.

About Hoaprox

Hoaprox (stage name of Nguyen Thai Hoa), is the youngest winner of The Remix New Generation 2017 competition on national TV and with it he has gained the title of No. 1 Producer and DJ in Vietnam. 
His dexterity in producing across multiple electronic music genres including progressive house, future bass, trap, big room, bounce, dubstep, nudisco and future house has given him great versatility, yet he retains the artistry to make each song radiate with his charismatic style and personality. 

At age 14, while his peers were all playing computer games, he was already displaying his distinct individual personality by exploring music production on his computer. He then developed his talent for producing music at 15. Within two years, Hoaprox had become a musical phenomenon in Vietnam and soon his influence would spread to the rest of Asia. In China his song “Ngau Hung’’ soon reached iconic status in the gaming world with more than 2 billion streams with Hoaprox being ranked one of the top artists on leading Chinese music streaming service, NetEase Cloud Music.

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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