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Belgian Producer Lavito Partners Collaborates with Journalist Ian Urbina for The Outlaw Ocean Music Project

Lavito Album Cover for The Outlaw Ocean Music Project, a project by Ian Urbina

Lavito Album Cover for The Outlaw Ocean Music Project, a project by Ian Urbina

Here on our safe shores, safe on the ground, we don't always realize that things are happening right there.”
— Lavito for The Outlaw Ocean Music Project
WASHINGTON DC, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, UNITED STATES, June 7, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- In a video for The Outlaw Ocean Music Project, Belgian producer Lavito, explains what inspired him to join forces with investigative reporter Ian Urbina to draw attention to human rights and environmental abuse at sea.

The Outlaw Ocean Music Project, run by the label Synesthesia Media, is a global and expansive effort to disseminate The Outlaw Ocean Project’s investigative journalism to a broader audience by releasing music based on its offshore reporting.

Lavito's interest in the subject dates back to his time in University: “I had this one particular class named Sea Law. I remember I was astonished by the fact that there were still places where there was no law,” Lavito said. “My perception was - well I'm sure someone is taking care of the companies who are crossing these lines so I don't have to worry.”

Spanning genres from classical to electronic, hundreds of musicians from around the world have joined The Outlaw Ocean Music Project. The artists are given access to an extensive audio archive of field recordings captured by Urbina while reporting offshore.

“What inspired me the most when I read The Outlaw Ocean is the fact that Ian is kind of devoting his life to the ocean,” Lavito said. “We, on the other side, here on our safe shores, safe on the ground, we don't always realize that things are happening right there.”

Growing up in a musical family, Lavito, whose real name is David Van der Heyden, learned to play the drums and piano at a very young age. Today he produces instrumental Hip-Hop beats. He joined The Outlaw Ocean Music Project to share “a message towards all of us: we have to take care of our world.”

“Frontiers” by Lavito is available in all stores, including Apple Music, YouTube, and Spotify.

Synesthesia Media announces new waves of releases monthly on its social media.

About The Outlaw Ocean Project:

The Outlaw Ocean Project is a non-profit journalism organization founded by Ian Urbina that produces investigative stories about environmental and human rights concerns at sea globally. The project seeks to not only produce polished, narrative investigative journalism, but also to amplify that reportage by converting it into other other mediums to reach new audiences all over the world.

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