Ron Flatter

Halle (Saale), Germany

Pulling Nets


Behind the Music

Reading The Outlaw Ocean was a touching experience, from the introductory words to the last page. It’s a book that opens a reader’s eyes to a strange, unknown and disturbing world that all of us should know more about. The reporting is captivating and thrilling. It was this drama that I wanted to capture in my songs — making the listener feel as if they are embarking on the same journey as Ian and, in doing so, triggering even more awareness of the issues reported on in The Outlaw Ocean.

Ron Flatter
About Ron Flatter

Warm, groovy, tech house paired with well selected melodic elements - that's Ron Flatter's recipe for an energetic mix on the dance floor. You can feel his irresistible energy on stage and also throughout all of his plentiful productions. Ron's unique sound design and melodies thrilled fans everywhere on the planet. In Brazil, Japan, Russia, Indonesia and many other countries, he was able to captivate the audience with his sets. 

Ron's many years of touring have also brought curious unique moments with them - like a gig at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, when he played between van Gogh and Picasso. However, Ron's energy is not only reflected in his gigs, but also in the studio. In 2003 he released his first record “Playmate” on Hi-Fi Records.  

In 2008, his first milestone as a music producer followed: a release on the legendary label Boxer Sport. One year later, Ron founded his own imprint Pour La Vie Records. This label also became the home of his first album “Growth Rings” in 2011.  2013 was the year of Ron's first hit release on the legendary Cologne-based label Traum Schallplatten, “Mantequilla.” His first EP on the Berlin label Stil Vor Talent followed. 

Numerous singles and EPs followed on well-known imprints like Einmusika, Hive Audio, Parquet Rec., Motek, Style Records and Beat Boutique. For the future, we can expect a lot from Ron: Releases on Eleatics, Pour La Vie Rec., many remixes and even a third album are already in the pipeline.

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.

Learn More