Utrecht, Netherlands

The Tide / Fisherman


Behind the Music

Reading The Outlaw Ocean was overall an eye-opening experience. The chapter “Waste Away” in particular revealed to us the realities of the ocean and the intensity of the book, inspiring us to compose two of our tracks, ‘Fisherman’ and ‘The Tide.’ We truly believe in the sentiment, “This is not our universe,”— a sentiment we feel so strongly about that it’s the title of our debut album. The same feeling goes for the ocean. From the soothing sounds in ‘Fisherman’ to the chaos in ‘The Tide,’ we hope listeners feel the impact of our songs the same way we felt the impact of The Outlaw Ocean.

About Tinlicker

Crafted by an expression of computerized soul, Tinlicker are the modern face of Dutch progressive dance music. Based out of Utrecht, the guys started their journey towards today in late 2012, always honing their sound, continually shaping their destination, creating their new ideal in music. Initially self releasing music it wasn’t long before said sound was noticed by none other than Feed Me, who was quick to sign a number of songs to his taste making Sotto Voce label. From there the ears of Zerothree tuned in and the world was given an array of head turning singles, including the irrepressible “Maandag” in early 2016. Fans of Above & Beyond and deadmau5 will be no stranger to Tinlicker, who have supported their beats many times across their live shows, Group Therapy and BBC radio shows. It’s no surprise that when the time came to find a home for the 2017 hit “Soon You’ll Be Gone” Anjunadeep was quick to put their hand up. Followed by the smashing “Because You Move Me” on Armada and the “Jalapeño EP” on mau5trap before their “Nothing Without You” – again on the Anjunadeep label – changed everything for the guys in 2018. 2019 brought a second EP on mau5trap, intense worldwide touring and a fuller cooperation with team Anjuna, the perfect opportunity for an album.

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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