Vijay & Sofia Zlatko

Namur, Belgium

Borders of Reality


Behind the Music

We spent a lot of time soaking in and processing all of the materials from Ian’s reporting. For four months, we sat and took the time to listen, read and look through all the files Ian provided, and spent another two immersing ourselves in crafting tracks that tell the story of The Outlaw Ocean through five emotions encountered at five pivotal moments. 

What attracted us to this project was the chance to make music for a cause larger than us. Every moment of this process was a learning experience. We had already seen many related reports, but reading Ian’s journalism truly immersed us in the world of The Outlaw Ocean and that is why this project is so important to us. This is an opportunity for Ian’s journalism to expand to another audience, and we hope that our music triggers people to realize the sea is not just a beautiful blue expanse, but a place of great danger, depth and mystery.

Vijay & Sofia Zlatko
About Vijay & Sofia Zlatko

Together in life as well as behind the decks, Vijay & Sofia are producer artists who have managed to make a name for themselves in the music industry. They have already worked and collaborated with artists like: MOBY, DAFT PUNK, FEDER, CAMELPHAT, MOGUAI, VINTAGE CULTURE, CHEMICAL SURF, AUTOGRAF, LOULOU PLAYERS, HOOVERPHONIC, THE GURU PROJECT, RODRIGUEZ JUNIOR, CAMILLO FRANCO, SHANGUY.

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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