Monza, Italy



Behind the Music

My favorite part of this project was watching all the videos in preparation for producing songs in my own personal style. Music can be a mechanism for storytelling, but its impact varies from person to person. Music summons the imagination and creates a vibe in a way that words alone cannot. It’s a super idea to employ this kind of storytelling.

About Keiden

Elio Mercurio, better known as Keiden, is a young mixed-raced producer and singer based in Milan. His mood is influenced by electronic and trap music, which determine his unique style. Though only 19 years old, Keiden has already released several tracks on labels like Warner Music, Tribal Trap, Trap Nation / Bass Nation, Elysian Records, Killabite Media and Artist First. He is supported by many big artists like Marshmello, JAUZ, ZAYN, Yellow Claw and others. 

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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