A Short Interview with Coma Pony
Coma Pony began in 2011 as a musical project between Chuy and Marco in Chihuahua, Mexico. Playing for fun, to party with friends and do what they like, this band represents pure love. In this short interview, Chuy discusses the impact that this project had on his creative process.
In August, we wrote a piece about The Ocean Outlaw Project, an initiative by Ian Urbina who is an investigative reporter with the New York Times. What began as a series of articles became the foundation for a best-selling book. Now, The Ocean Outlaw Music Project leverages the power of music to put a spotlight on the immediate need for engagement and stewardship of our collective resource, the ocean, directing that message towards a younger demographic that is not traditionally engaged with mainstream news media. Ian and his team furnish top beat-makers and innovators from the international electronic music scene with audio stems taken from the front lines of their groundbreaking journalism. Participating artists are encouraged to use these sounds to create original work that explores the ocean as a source of inspiration, beauty, and self-reflection. The results have been nothing short of amazing, as time and again the critically important work of The Ocean Outlaw Project catalyses some truly stunning works of electronic music ranging from downtempo to ambient, indie electro, and post-rock.
This next batch features songs by Mad Zach, BROCKBEATS, Slumberville, and many more. To get a feel for the sheer breadth of this project the official Spotify playlist, which already includes more than 1 thousand songs, is a great place to start. So far, more than 400 artists are participating, from 50 countries, while over 200 albums have been published - with more than a million streams - while there remain 200 more albums to publish in the next 12 months. The project has been a resounding success. Yet, there is much work left to be done.