Vinsmoker & Marin Hoxha

Fushe Kruje and Tirane, Albania

The Surface


Behind the Music

The global nature of The Outlaw Ocean Music Project is part of what makes it such an innovative idea. Our first exposure to the project actually came by way of listening to the contributions to the project made by our friends. In seeing their involvement, we felt drawn to the goal of elevating a message through collaboration. When we did become involved, it was this unique goal that kept us creating and inspired us to finish our songs. The creators and producers involved in this project are people living in all corners of the world. Most of us have never met, but we’re all using our talents for the same purpose — developing evocative work for listeners around the world.

What we hope to achieve by sharing our music for this project is to reach a new audience and deliver to them a distinct emotional experience — something peaceful, that also gives a rush of adrenaline. We want them to become involved in their own creative ways and for The Outlaw Ocean Project to stick in people’s minds, the same way it has for us.

Vinsmoker & Marin Hoxha
About Vinsmoker & Marin Hoxha

Vinsmoker is an Albanian Producer and DJ. He has been featured on some of YouTube’s biggest EDM channels, such as Magic Music, Tribal Trap, EDM city and more, compiling millions of views.

In less than a year Vinsmoker gathered more than 2 million streams on Spotify, being one of the most promising EDM artists.

Marin Hoxha is an Albanian Producer and Songwriter whose bass-heavy EDM anthems have carved his unique sound. He has been featured on some of YouTube’s biggest EDM channels such as NCS (NoCopyrightSounds) and Frequency, compiling well over 4 million views. His debut single remix, “Dusk Till Dawn” first went viral on SoundCloud, which boosted his career and made a loud footprint in the EDM world. 

Both only 23 years old, Vinsmoker and Marin Hoxha are masters of their craft, with the sound design and production capabilities to match the long-time professionals. But, it's their bold commitment to integrity that sets their work apart. Vinsmoker can produce every genre of electronic music and has been experimenting with acoustic genres lately. His creativity is unlimited. Marin Hoxha breathes life and a greater sense of meaning in his production, combining elements of trap, hybrid bass, future bass and hip-hop, demanding its own lane with each song. As the future unfolds, the names “Marin Hoxha” and “Vinsmoker” grow synonymous with the best Electronic music has to offer.

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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