Nox Vahn

Phoenix, Arizona


Behind the Music

The story of The Outlaw Ocean captivated me from the get-go. I sat down one morning to begin familiarizing myself with the material and found myself voraciously consuming all of Ian’s work until it was suddenly lunchtime. I was hooked. 

It’s exciting for me as an artist to have the chance to use real current events as the underlying subtext of my songs and to make actual experiences palpable for the listener. I wanted to put the listener in the shoes of the characters of the book, such as the interviewed stowaway. It is thrilling to have this opportunity to spread the words of The Outlaw Ocean through music.

Nox Vahn
About Nox Vahn

Nox Vahn, formerly known as Fairchild, is an electronic music producer and DJ based in the United States. He first burst onto the underground music scene in 2015 by catching the attention of Grammy-nominated music producer, Kaskade, who began to release and support Fairchild’s music on his newly-founded record label, Arkade. The young, classically-trained musician was immediately recognized on a global scale as an exceptionally exciting electronic music producer to watch, promptly earning him support from a wide range of the biggest names in dance music history including Above & Beyond, Paul Oakenfold, Hernan Cattaneo, Sander van Doorn, Lane 8, Eelke Kleijn, Jeremy Olander and even a nod from the Pied Piper of dance himself, Pete Tong on BBC Radio 1. 

Nox Vahn has since performed at some of the most legendary venues in the U.S. including Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado, and the Brooklyn Mirage in New York; supporting the likes of Kaskade, Above & Beyond, and Lane 8 on tour, while continuing to see highly successful releases on Kaskade’s Arkade, and London-based powerhouse label, Anjunadeep. Clearly, Nox has proven himself worthy of a seat at the underground table. He has vowed to continue to explore the depths of his mind and electronic music — and with his heavy progressive influence and signature dark sound, he will continue to win the hearts and minds of people around the world — a shining beacon calling out to all of those who will listen.

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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