Melih Aydogan

Bandırma, Turkey

Between the Waves


Behind the Music

I was incredibly excited when Ian reached out to me about the project. That excitement and intrigue only grew when he sent me the materials for the project and I was given the chance to see the things truly happening in the world. People across the globe need to make noise about this situation, which is what I’ve tried to do with my contributions to this collaboration. Music always has a story or meaning and, for me, it’s also a massive form of self-expression. I conveyed all the emotions I felt reading the tales of The Outlaw Ocean into my tracks, and I believe everyone who listens will experience that with me.

Melih Aydogan
About Melih Aydogan

Turkish, and of Bulgarian-origin, Producer and DJ, Melih Aydogan, known for his Nu Disco and Vocal Deep House style tracks, also transfers the spirit of the past to the future with his disco sound of the ‘80s.

Success followed with 2016's “You Tell Me,” 2017's “Loved by U” and 2018's “I Made U Do.” In 2020, it continued to shine with “I Don't Wanna Know.”

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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