bad tuner ‘Adelaide’s Voyage’ : To bring to life the urgency and the harm, as well as the beauty and heroism, of the high seas.

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‘Adelaide’s Voyage’ is the single off of bad tuner’s soundtrack in collaboration with Pulitzer Prize winner, Ian Urbina. The investigative reporter who writes for The New York Times and is a regular contributor to The Atlantic, National Geographic, NPR, Vanity Fair, C-SPAN, among others, spent over five years researching the lawlessness of the high seas around the globe, culminating in the 2019 gripping and NYT bestselling book, ‘The Outlaw Ocean’.

The first wave of “The Outlaw Ocean Music Project” shares new EPs from 45 artists, spanning 3 continents, and 10 countries. throughout 2020, will total 200 plus participating artists from 40
plus countries. The first-of-its-kind compilation crosses both borders and genres, featuring respected acts Bad Tuner, Teen Daze, Bolier, Kettel, and more, to bring to life the urgency and the harm, as well as the beauty and heroism, of the high seas.

While reporting at sea, Urbina built an audio library of field recordings featuring a variety of textured and often rhythmic sounds, from machine-gun fire on the coast of Somalia to chanting from captive deckhands on the South China Sea. Inspired by the reporting, artists from around the world created EPs sampling sound clips from Urbina’s archive, integrating them into their respective genre — from electronic, to ambient, classical, to hip-hop. Each participating artist also created EP artwork using photography Urbina’s team captured at sea, beautifully illustrating the reporting.

bad tuner, or Jozef Sergei Dimitrov, was born an orphan in Yugoslavia in the early 1990s. At age 12 he was adopted by a young Russian couple and moved to Moscow where he was an apprentice in a radio repair shop. His interest in AM and FM radio transmission led him to write his first recordings at age 16. A few years later he was under investigation by the Russian police for incorporating confidential radio communications into his all night DJ sets.

Brooklyn based electronic artist bad tuner is focused on creating timeless dance music. Collaborating with vocalists across the globe, his experimental production and signature rhythmic sound speak to his ability to transcend genre and place. In 2016 Dimitrov renounced his Russian citizenship and moved to the United States. He currently resides in Brooklyn, NY studying acoustic theory and time harmonic equations under renowned audio scientist, Agathe Alt.

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