Incheon, South Korea

Wave of Million Layers


Behind the Music

Being part of The Outlaw Ocean Music Project has inspired me to change my music style to something my regular listeners might find themselves surprised by. With this album, unlike my previous work, I infused more intensity with strong bass sounds that focus on the monotone in order to emphasize the ferocity of the sea. The ocean is a vast and beautiful place, but it’s also a world of precarity and deceit that goes wildly unchecked and unregulated. As more of us become aware of environmental issues and climate change, we have come to realize the imminent danger the ocean is in. But there are so many crimes and injustices happening on international waters society knows very little about. I hope that, through this music project, people can come to understand a little more about those issues. I want people to be interested not just in the tracks themselves, but also the stories behind them and our responses to them.

About Milkoi

Milkoi is a musician from South Korea, who since 2018 specializes in producing unique and upbeat electronic music.

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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