Helsinki, Finland

The Frontier Beyond


Behind the Music

Given that the message behind The Outlaw Ocean music project is deeply personal to me, I’m excited to have the opportunity to use my music, combined with Ian’s extensive reporting, to spread the message further. I hope listeners will hear the stories of The Outlaw Ocean in my EP, and maybe even feel compelled to make a personal change in the products or industries they are supporting. More than that, I hope this collaboration of thorough journalism and rich music paves the way to even more impactful storytelling.

About Muffler

With around two decades worth of releases behind him, Finland’s Muffler is a producer with serious credentials. He is one of the few producers who have had releases on almost all top drum ‘n’ bass labels including Hospital Records, Moving Shadow, Spearhead Records, DSCI4, Commercial Suicide, Program, Urban Takeover, SubHuman, SighCo Recordings and Unique Music Records.

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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