Behind the Music
Keep Shelly in Athens
While reading The Outlaw Ocean, the most shocking realization we had was that we, as a society, have reached a point where only a few situations can shake us up, even in terms of committing a crime. Hearing about murder, abuse, racism, slavery and opportunism of all kinds on the news has become part of everyday life. Who knew that these same crimes also take place in a world that belongs to no one— the ocean— where the perpetrators go unpunished? It’s appalling.
We thought all of the samples we were provided were interesting, especially those that incorporated Ian’s thoughts. Our favorite, though, was this: “The simple fact is that the ocean is as large as it is small.”
We were delighted to be involved in this project and believe that it is a very interesting, new type of reading and listening experience.
About Keep Shelly in Athens
Keep Shelly In Athens are RΠЯ and various talented guest singers from around the world. With previous releases on labels including Cascine, Forest Family Records, Transparent Records, Planet Mu and Friends Of Friends, the duo have already transported their whimsical arrangements and soothing productions across the globe, including performances at Coachella Festival, Parklife Festival, Brighton's The Great Escape Festival and Austin's Fun Fun Fun. In 2011, they released a split cassette EP with a then unknown Disclosure. In addition to their own releases, they have also produced official remixes for Tycho, Blood Diamonds aka BloodPop®, Steve Mason, Huntar, Crazy P, Submotion Orchestra and many more. Also the legendary DJ and producer Sasha remixed two of their songs, “Our Own Dream - Sasha Remix” and “DIY - Sasha Remix.”