Jordan Agro

Chelyabinsk, Russia

Another Modern Life


Behind the Music

When I initially became involved with this music project, I focused first and foremost on the wide library of videos available, allowing myself to gain a better understanding of the tone of these stories. Through The Outlaw Ocean Music Project, I learned to love, appreciate and pay more attention to the nature around us that is quickly being lost. More than that, I was shocked to discover people live in such environments, like the ocean — at the whim of lawlessness, chaos and crime. I was inspired to title my album “Another Modern Life,” as a way to let listeners know that there is another way to exist and that the world can be different from what it is right now.

Jordan Agro
About Jordan Agro

Jordan Agro is a Russian electronic-dance international DJ, producer and podcaster. Trying his hand as an artist, DJ, model and photographer, he became most well known as a DJ with his creation of dance mixes. Jordan placed #96 in the “Top 100 DJs & EDM Artists 2015” poll by, placed among the 100 DJs of the Russian chart on global DJ database, and also listed in the world's largest DJ directory Jordan Agro was chosen as the best model of November 2016 by the poll. He has also participated in the “Fresh Faces 2015” contest by and ranked #3 among the Russian top contestants. 

In July of 2015, he started broadcasting his radio show called “SwankyLand” on popular music services and worldwide radio stations, thus gaining him considerable popularity. In May of 2016, he became a resident of the American internet radio station called “More Bass” and started streaming live twice a month. Jordan's early life was connected to art. He did a lot of drawing and tried to be a photographer before becoming a DJ and model at the start of 2014.

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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