Orel, Russia

Endless Planet


Behind the Music

I received the invitation from Ian to join The Outlaw Ocean Music Project a little over a year ago and found myself drawn to and inspired by such an interesting experiment. There’s a cinematic element to the plot of The Outlaw Ocean that lends itself to music and something I wanted to make sure I captured in my tracks. I want to show the beauty as well as the mysteriousness of the ocean, painting it as a place of danger even to the life of a brave journalist like Ian. I tried to capture this essence in different ways, focusing on the natural phenomenon of a thunderstorm in the track “Ocean of Rain” and the veneer of the sea in “Endless Planet.” I’m happy to be part of a project like this, which has given me the chance to join something important and new to the music industry.

About Nelver

Nelver is one of the most famous and productive drum and bass musicians of Russia. His tracks are constantly played on various radio stations and dance floors around the world and are supported by many famous top musicians around the world. For 15 years of his musical career, Nelver managed to author material for 42 labels, both Russian and foreign. Nelver’s tracks have been presented in digital format, CD and vinyl on all major online music stores.

Nelver has participated in the largest Russian festival of electronic music “Alfa Future People V” in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, the “Liquicity Festival 2018” in Amsterdam, Netherlands, the anniversary festival “The World of Drum & Bass: 10 Years in Moscow” in Moscow, Russia, and “Liquicity Family Day 2019” in Amsterdam, Netherlands and the event “Double Trouble” in Prague, Czech Republic. He is the host of the popular weekly online radio show “Proud Eagle.” Among other things, Nelver is the host of the podcast “Celsius Podcast,” with the assistance of the Dutch label Celsius Recordings. He is also the author of the “Only Weekdays Podcast.”

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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