Copenhagen, Denmark

Silver Clouds


Behind the Music

The Outlaw Ocean Music Project presented us with a refreshing opportunity to experiment and show our followers how else we can sound. This was the first time we were creating an EP fully inspired by a book. We decided to pinpoint specific passages that painted strong images for us as we were reading, and then worked to score them as if it were a movie. As artists, we wanted to compose evocative songs that would help listeners visualize their own stories and pictures while listening to each track. 

Ian’s method of inviting other art forms to interpret his stories is a vehicle for others to engage and discover a curiosity towards some of the topics he reports on. This project is an innovative way to introduce people to literature or new genres they might not be especially attuned to. The engagement people have with these different platforms — be it the literature, the journalism, electronic music or the ocean — and the curiosity it inspires is what makes this whole project so meaningful.


Nonsens, made up of Anton, Jens and Rasmus, have left their mark on both the Danish and American electronic music scene. A group of childhood friends from Bornholm developed into something greater when their remix of M.I.A.’s “Bad Girls” was kicked off with support from none other than Jay-Z and his Roc Nation label, earning them the support of 1 million plays. Their debut album, “Apollo” was released in 2014 and featured their remix of the ever-popular “XXX 88” by MØ feat. Diplo. The album received support from producers worldwide, proving this trio was onto something special.

2016 was the breakthrough year for Nonsens. Focusing on their sound and creating a well-known style, Nonsens garnered support of artist’s such as Randy Jackson, Major Lazer, RL Grime, Diplo, DJ Snake, The Chainsmokers and more. The year ended with a feature on the Mad Decent “A Very Decent Christmas” that saw the Nonsens tune “Gungla'' end up as number 13 on the Billboard Dance Chart.

This past year however has been an absolute success for the trio, as they have released the co-produced track “Jump” on the latest Major Lazer EP, co-produced for the upcoming RL Grime album and released tunes on Mad Decent, Barong Family and TWONK. Progressing their sound and working on their brand, Nonsens is dedicated to bringing together the best of all of their musical backgrounds and exposing their talent on a global scale.

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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