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Behind the Music

One thing in particular that resonated with me while reading The Outlaw Ocean was the destruction of our planet and the environment, as told in the chapter “The Last Frontier.” To me, this truly is the last frontier — this planet is the only one we have and we can’t destroy it, regardless of how much money it might help us make.

It’s this kind of journalism that’s so important to a free society. It helps expose the truth and holds individuals accountable for their actions, just as Ian does with those that pollute the environment for their own gain. Similarly artists have alway held a mirror to society so as to show the underlying truth through artistic expression. 

The contents of The Outlaw Ocean is so interesting and the subject matter is important as well, because I feel most people are completely unaware of it. A big part of what makes it so intriguing and incredible is the cinematic nature of it all. Everything felt so big and epic, and as such I wanted every track to convey the amazing scale and scope of the stories. Overall, I wanted to capture the beauty, vastness and terror that the ocean holds, while also exploring the horror human beings inflict on each other. Everything in The Outlaw Ocean needs to be discussed, and I think music, combined with Ian’s reporting, is the best way to paint a vivid picture of what’s going on in our oceans right now.

About Noya

Throughout his 10+ year career, Noya has had multiple releases through various labels, including Kannibalen Records, Disciple Round Table, Firepower Records, Warpaint Records, Buygore, Impossible Records and many more. He has had over a dozen premieres and support from channels like Drop The Bassline and Electrostep Network, with dozens of Beatport Top 100 charting releases as well as a track placement in the trailer for Ali G’s Resurrection television show. Creating soundscapes that verge on the musical scores for every sci-fi action movie ever, combined with unrelenting basslines and his signature growly sound design, his music is a kick in the chest for any die-hard fan of bass music and beyond.

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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