MedellĂ­n, Colombia

Beneath the Surface


Behind the Music

Whenever I can be involved with projects that show the dark side of humanity, I will. Due to the randomness of nature, I was born in a country with a corrupt state, where I saw injustices constantly and witnessed situations that no child should ever see. But at the same time, this experience has made me understand the darker side of humanity that is present all around the world, yet is most intense in lawless places.

This project is transcendental. People joining forces, using different forms of artistic expression to communicate to a wider audience, is always a great idea. Information has become so saturated, but offering people a complete multimedia experience can draw their attention to an important message. I think it’s important that everyone who follows this project helps to disseminate the artists’ music. In doing so, we can take advantage of the streaming era to continue to expose more people to the project.

About Meteor

Meteor is a synthwave, outrun and dark synth project brought to life by Jorge Reyes, a graphic designer and entrepreneur who has been working on the rock side of music for many years. In 2015, he decided to dust off his passion for electronic music, specifically for the ‘80s retrowave style with some dark, spatial and melancholic shades.

Winner of the 2021 Scripps Howard Award for Excellence in Innovation in Journalism

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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