Yoooo — my latest beat, “Mystic Bunny,” is primed to blow your mind with some trippy visuals and headnodic happy vibes. So, strap on some headphones, get ready to vibe, and let me be your guide on this journey!
What the !@#$ is a Mystic Bunny anyway? Great question, glad you asked it. I dug deep in the ancient archives and found this dusty ass scroll with more information:
I’m out here grinding, cookin’ up some real bangers, so keep your ears peeled for tracks on tracks comin’ at ya shortly. Till then: Subscribe, keep that vibe alive and help spread the word on “Mystic Bunny”. We gotta make sure this wicked music video gets the props it deserves, yafeelme?
It was only a week ago I created the secret “Dojo” section of my website, enabling token gated content for owners of a DJ Robzilla NFT music player, my incredibly cool and funky fans. But now, a glimmering new entity has appeared on the horizon to shepherd you into a new age…
I am ecstatic to welcome you to yet another incredible chapter in my exploratory journey of blockchain, music and NFTs. Today, I’m taking a giant leap into the future of music with this brand new interactive NFT music player: Crystalline Phoenix.
Crystalline Phoenix isn’t your typical JPEG NFT. It’s a unique and interactive experience that pushes the boundaries of music consumption in the digital age.
An NFT Music Player
This isn’t just about listening to music – it’s about shifting the paradigm and correcting the hyper corporate power dynamics in music. It’s about freeing artists from predatory loan shark record labels. It’s about artists connecting with fans in new, more direct ways. And it’s about giving my fans a sense of ownership over their music — something that has sadly been missing in the era of ever-present streaming.
You might ask, “What makes Crystalline Phoenix so interesting?” Well, apart from it being a fun experiment in the fusion of technology and art, this NFT music player is designed to unlock token-gated content at dojo.djrobzilla.net by logging in with your web3 wallet.
This means you can enjoy exclusive access to stems, song downloads in various formats such as ogg, mp3, wav, and flac, special liner notes for each track, downloadable track art… and potentially more down the road.
What’s more, Crystalline Phoenix is fully playable in the GameStop Chrome Web Wallet. This NFT music player integrates seamlessly into this popular wallet, ensuring you can enjoy Crystalline Phoenix on whatever devices you have your GS Chrome wallet installed on.
Before we go any further, I want to take a moment to express my profound gratitude. To all my DJ Robzilla fans, subscribers, and Discord members – thank you for your support. I wouldn’t be here without you. Your encouragement and feedback have been integral to my growth.
To celebrate your support, I am dropping this Red Packet for anyone who reads this to redeem for a free NFT of “Crystalline Phoenix”. Scan the below QR code in your Loopring Wallet to claim your NFT. There are only 100 available, so grab ’em while they’re hot!
And our journey is far from over. As I continue to innovate and push the boundaries of music and technology, I invite you to join. Your thoughts, ideas, and feedback are invaluable. If you haven’t done so already, I highly encourage you to join my Discord channel. It’s a space where you can connect with fellow music enthusiasts, discuss music/crypto/tech/gaming, and get regular news and updates directly from me.
Crystalline Phoenix is more than a music player. It’s a bold step into the future of music, a testament to blockchain innovation — and above all, a tribute to you: the incredible communities surrounding Loopring, GameStop, NFTs, and lovers of music everywhere. I can’t wait for you to experience it.
KA-POW! Buckle up, bucko! Because we’re blasting into the stratosphere with my freshest release yet: “Fend” – a mind-bending collaboration with the enigmatic Purple Kloud, featuring none other than the lyrical superhero Open Mike Eagle. This track will transport you to an uncharted galaxy of sound and rhythm, where cosmic dust dances along with hypnotic hip hop music beats.
Was it fate or mere happenstance that brought us together for this interstellar jam? The universe may never reveal its secrets…
Who is Open Mike Eagle?
Born Michael W. Eagle II, Open Mike Eagle is an American rapper, comedian, and podcast host hailing from Chicago, Illinois. He has built a reputation for his unique blend of indie hip hop music, experimental beats, and intelligent, thought-provoking lyrics. With a diverse discography that spans over a decade, Open Mike Eagle has collaborated with a wide range of artists and producers, solidifying his place as a major force in the alternative hip hop music scene.
Open Mike Eagle‘s distinct style combines wit, humor, and introspection, often exploring personal and social issues with a fresh and innovative perspective. His work has garnered critical acclaim and earned him a dedicated fanbase that appreciates his artistry, intellect, and versatility.
Who is Purple Kloud?
Purple Kloud is a musical artist who blends hip hop music, soul, and jazz influences to create a unique sound. Known for his lyrical skills, smooth vocals, and eclectic beats, Purple Kloud has released tracks with artists such as Niko Is, Vast Aire and Planet Asia to name a few. You can find more of his music here.
Born Rayvon Rollins in 1989 during Hurricane Hugo, Purple Kloud discovered his love for music at age 5. His sister Juliet encouraged him to pursue music, and he found inspiration in Yasiin Bey (Mos Def). Purple Kloud attended Full Sail University, graduating in 2012 with a Bachelor’s in Music Business. He worked with notable artists and developed his own unique style, influenced by comedians like Martin Lawrence and Dave Chappelle. Purple Kloud creates soulful music, writing his own songs, making beats, and playing guitar. He dreams of collaborating with Del the Funky Homosapien and The RZA. With a goal to inspire others, Purple Kloud strives to make music that feels good and resonates with listeners.
It’s been awhile since I announced anything on here, but the truth is I never stopped creating ? I went underground, to be sure, and stopped streaming and playing live for awhile. But I had some technical problems with my streaming setup that made it difficult to stream without significant capital investment. Enter: NFT.
NFT is the Magical Key to the Metaverse
Despite taking a break from public life, I have still been grinding in the studio. I’ve also been learning the arcane art of minting music NFTs to unleash a torrential storm of dope new content. Content that you can own, trade, and maybe in the future rent out or even use as collateral for loans.
In addition, I am researching ways of providing exclusive perks by holding my NFTs in your wallet. For example, if you hold a “Ryan Cohen’s Wild Ride” NFT, you’d unlock a NFT-holder only page. That page gives you download access to the song at any time in any format you choose (FLAC, WAV, MP3-320). Holding the special “shiny” version of the NFT would earn access to a special “member’s only” page. Keep in mind, this is all in the research phases, so it may be awhile before implementation.
Some (not all) of my NFTs will additionally represent the copyright associated with my music, giving you the ability to listen to, remix, combine, or otherwise repurpose my music and yes… release and monetize it in any form you choose. These special edition 1/1 “rightshodlers” editions of my NFTs would give you the explicit legal right to use my work as long as you share 50% of the revenue from said work with me (DJ Robzilla).
A New Frontier
I’m still fleshing all this out in my head but I’m really excited to be able to offer these new services to y’all. And at a much cheaper cost to myself than if I didn’t use NFTs. People often ask, “What is the use case of NFTs even?” And for me as a musician the answer is clear. Streaming services take a huge cut of streaming revenue, likewise for iTunes and Bandcamp.
By releasing these songs as NFTs I am able to save a ton of money on paying for expensive middlemen. And when you trade my NFTs on public marketplaces, I automatically get a cut of said revenue. This is a win-win. You get a tradeable asset and can support my music by selling your copy if you ever want extra cash.
And since I’m saving all that money, I can pass on the savings and still make just as much from my art as before. I don’t want to be one of these people selling their music for 1 MILLION DOLLARS or something ridiculous like that. If you think it’s worth that much go ahead and resell it for that much. But I’ll price my initial releases closer to what you would expect to pay on iTunes for a song.
More Than Fancy, Expensive JPEGs
NFTs are so much more than fancy expensive JPEGs. They enable a host of new use cases that we as artists are only just tapping the surface of. As such, I am excited to release four proof of concept NFT Interactive Music Players that hold 1-2 songs each. Each player is a limited run of various rarities listed below.
Behold: NFT collectible tracks!
Click any of the images above to fill out the corresponding order form and get your NFT (while supplies last). Please send the indicated quantity of LRC to djrobzilla.loopring.eth to get your NFT. Keep in mind you can only experience the full interactive nature of the NFT inside the GameStop wallet. However, you can still hold the NFT in your Loopring wallet until you have GS Wallet set up.
Thank you for your support DJ Robzilla fans! Join my Discord community for early dibs on free NFT drops and more.
Holy crap so much has happened in the last couple of months that I completely forgot to update y’all on my newest releases! On January 1st I released “2020 Can Suck It” and just about a week ago I also announced the February 1st release of my upcoming beat tape: “Chonky Fonk“! So yeah, lots of new beats to keep you occupied until the next drop. You can listen to a preview track from “Chonky Fonk” and pick up “2020 Can Suck It” right now at music.djrobzilla.net
BUT THAT’S NOT EVERYTHING. Now you can also snag a VIP Membership to DJ Robzilla’s music! For $3/month, you get all my latest beats a full two weeks early before anyone else plus a free beat tape of your choice from my Bandcamp catalog once per month. And for $10/month you get access to select stems for my beats when they are available PLUS ask a question in my Discord channel or Bandcamp community section and I’ll respond with a video answer! Up to 2 videos per month per person.
COMING OCTOBER 1ST 2020! You didn’t heed the warnings… so DJ Robzilla is unleashing the kitten on all you fools.
for PAW ZILLA
A beat tape by DJ Robzilla:
This new beat tape will be released exclusively on Bandcamp October 1st, but you can pre-order it now for only $3 by using the music player below and clicking “pre-order” in the top-right corner or by visiting my Bandcamp album page .
You heard me right… I just released a new beat tape for the first time in, well… ages. It’s been a long time coming but I am BACK in full force with more music planned for quick release soon. So def stay tuned to my website and/or Patreon for further news on even more releases!
This newest beat tape is a compilation of beats I have made in the last few years. I have a ton more where this came from so don’t sleep! Tons of boom bap drums and smooth sample-free synths.
I am making this album available under the Creative Commons as well, so feel free to download, remix and share! You can stream my beats on your Twitch stream, use them in your YouTube videos, or anything else you want as long as you credit DJ Robzilla and link to my website at https://www.djrobzilla.net somewhere in the description of your video or stream.
Me and Purple Kloud got up yesterday to work on our upcoming album, “Personal Best”, and randomly decided to livestream a freestyle session afterwards! Peep the video below to check it out, and please FOLLOW me on Twitch to get notified whenever I go live 🙂
Today, my homie Marley the Messenger recently released a brand new music video: Flo State. As per it’s title, it’s a track about entering the “flow state”. The flow state was first recognized by Hungarian researcher Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, author of “Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience“. Flow is a state of uninterrupted focus that increases energy, attention, memory retention, and can even mold the brain to be more efficient. To set the stage, Marley chose a Yoga studio called Aurora Healing Arts to film the party and meditation scenes in the video. Although now closed, the memory of this amazing space will live on through this music video. Enjoy, hip hop fans!
Another year, another amazing Pirate Camp! If you aren’t aware of it, Pirate Camp is an annual event thrown by the Never Say Never Foundation, which is a nonprofit dedicated to helping amputees. Once a year they gather together to foster a sense of community and belonging among this inspiring group of people, by teaching amputee children nautical survival skills, sailing, and teamwork.
After all their hard work on the high seas, Never Say Never serves dinner and then throws a MEGA DOPE PIRATE PARTY!! The above audio recording is an hour excerpt from the dancing portion of the night, after the awards ceremony ends.
Which, speaking of the awards ceremony… it is always a completely mind blowing experience seeing the heartfelt generosity of the Never Say Never crew bless kids with new sports prosthetics. They enable them to walk, run, play sports, and even swim. This year, they even gave out their first prosthetic hand with articulated fingers, made with a 3-D Printer.
It is absolutely stunning how Never Say Never is changing people’s lives. Pirate Camp is a place full of compassion and togetherness, and I am honored and humbled to be able to participate every year. Please enjoy this VERY special recording!