Tekirda─č, Turkey

The Ocean


Behind the Music

Using the provided sound samples in my tracks was a bit challenging, but I chose to use them as background ambiance. For this project I made special tracks that have an ocean theme.

About YZKN

Yozkan Kovandzha aka YZKN is a 20-year-old music producer from Turkey. He has worked with big labels such as Tribal Trap, Trap City, Magic Music, and Elysian Records. YZKN’s passion for music started five years ago and since then, he has tried to make something different for his listeners to provide a great vibe. Each track expresses a different emotion. While YZKN has been creating EDM Trap genre music for years, he also enjoys making hip-hop, bass house, and mid-tempo music. His goal is to provide listeners with happy, energetic music from his wide array of tracks.


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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