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.

Helloooo Metaverse and NFT!
I’d hodl your NFT any time, wink

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.

View of the NFT Metaverse
A new fantastic point of view

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!

Ryan Cohen's Wild Ride NFT
Ryan Cohen’s Wild Ride
2 LRC, 1000 Minted
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Doomsday Algorithm NFT
Doomsday Algorithm
2 LRC, 1000 Minted
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Ryan Cohen's Wild Ride (Shiny) NFT
Ryan Cohen’s Wild Ride (Shiny)
20 LRC, 100 Minted
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Nifty Music NFT
Nifty Music
20 LRC, 100 Minted
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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.

Peace!

Would you look at that?? I just released a new merch design on my merch store 😃 Peep the design:

Bweh T-shirt merch by DJ Robzilla
All of the airhorns

If you watch my streams, then you know that “Bweh bweh bwehhh” is essentially my catchphrase. The key is, to never use an actual airhorn sample. The sacred “bwehs” must only be enunciated as the above spelling. If you turn the lights off and say bweh bweh bwehhh in a bathroom mirror while wearing this shirt, DJ Khaled will appear and gas you up.

Most of my other designs have used a very boring black and white color scheme, so I thought it’d be dope to spice things up a bit! I hope you enjoy the colorful scheme.

Also, announcement! If you happen to be a subscriber on my Twitch channel, you now get a discount on merch 😎 To lock in your discount, make sure you are logged into your Twitch account before you buy. Tier 1 subs get 10% off; Tier 2 subs get 20% off; and Tier 3 subs get 30% off.

I have to give credit where credit is due. The bwehnomenon started with my good friend Duane Wells. This must have been at least ten years ago when he first uttered the magic sound. For Duane, it was only a fleeting stroke of comedic genius. For me, however… my life would never be the same. I literally couldn’t stop laughing at his interpretation of the classic airhorn sound, and so of course I couldn’t help myself and started using the sound effect in my daily life to great comedic effect.

Coworker smashes their sales numbers? Bweh bweh bwehhh! Get a high score in Galaga? Bweh bwehhh! Bought some fresh new Converse? Bweh bweh bweh bweeeeeehhhhh!!!

Eventually, I started incorporating the sound into my live performances and the rest is history. Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this little trip down memory lane 🤣 Seeya next Saturday on my Twitch stream!

Are you one of those crypto nerds that loves ogling over NFT art JPEGs and animated GIFs? Do you have a virtual (or real-life) gallery you’d like to pimp out? Then make sure you peep these brand new NFTs by my good friend Kevso packaged together in what I have called the “Kevs-Over Collection“. The first NFT collection of many to come.

All proceeds from Kevso’s proceeds will go to a fund (i.e. a separate Algo wallet) that will be given to Kevso once he is out of rehab, to help him get back on his feet. Help a brother out and get some fly NFT art in the process. Here is a sample:

NFT Art
Got milk?

This isn’t the authentic real deal though, for that you can head on over to the Kevs-Over Collection over on algogems. If you want to resell it, don’t feel bad because Kevso will receive an additional 3% commission on every subsequent sale of this piece of art 😎

Every piece from this collection was created live on stream by Kevso himself in a super incredible VR graffiti application called “Kingspray Graffiti“. You can buy Kingspray Graffiti here!

More NFTs to come soon, including some exclusive music NFTs you won’t be able to purchase anywhere else. Stay tuned!

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.

Watch this video for a overview of VIP benefits

Keep it chonky indeed.

SONIC BOOM! Here comes another beat tape to slap in your favorite media player and nod your head to. Out now, is my newest instrumental beat tape: “An Evening with Reginald The Rangoon”. Is his top-hat made of his flesh or is his flesh made of top-hat? Reginald screams, for he does not know.

I crafted this beat tape as a true labor of love. I dug up some gems from the archives and doctored them up with some mastering love, whipping out my increasingly polished skills in Ableton. Speaking of, did you know that Ableton is running a promotion right now that’ll get you a free upgrade to the latest version of Ableton when you upgrade from 10? I swear this isn’t an ad, I am only doing my part to help keep producers sounding fresh.

I made this beat tape in the hopes that those who would listen to it would do the right thing: Eat the rich.

Peep the video preview of “Monocles Up” here:

Monocles up, old chaps!

Listen to “Cane Strut” on SoundCloud here:

Download “Cane Strut” free from SoundCloud

You can even follow my music on Spotify, Amazon Music, YouTube Music, and more by visiting my HyperFollow page so you can bump my beat tapes in the car on the way to work.

Although, buying my music from Bandcamp is by far the best way to support: so visit music.djrobzilla.net and gently apply pressure to the follow button to receive occasional updates from me when I release new music.

Click the image to preview or purchase your new beat tape from Bandcamp

And what’s that faint whistling on the horizon…? Is that… the brewings of a beat tape coming on New Years Day? It MUST be. Official announcement coming this December 15th.

Soon.

Another month, another neck snapping release from DJ Robzilla! Peep the steez in this brand new aural experience: “Chom Zilla”. All of the beats on this album except for “Wear A Mask Dummy” are 100% sample free. “Wear A Mask Dummy” uses a sample from the game Undertale, and since video game companies very VERY rarely sue for copyright on sampled music from their games (not to mention precedents being set in courts that sampling video game music is usually considered “fair use”), I feel confident saying you are welcome to use this music in your creative projects without fear of copyright litigation, either from me or from any sampled artists.

Anyway, if you wanna hear the new album, visit this link to listen to all the tracks. And don’t forget to buy and download it, because the download comes with a SUPER SECRET track you can only hear after you purchase it! Let me know what you think in the comments below this post 🙂

HERE IT IS. After baking in the oven for a bit, here is the new beat tape titled “Paw Zilla”, featuring Ripley kitten!

Paw Zilla is only $3 to buy, and you get a SUPER SECRET BONUS TRACK for the low low when you download it! This album is released under Creative Commons, so feel free to use the beats from this album on your livestream, rap album, or YouTube video.

This album has been a labor of love. Thank you so much to everyone who keeps supporting my music by buying the albums, watching my Twitch stream every Saturday from 5-7 pm, and subscribing to my Patreon. Y’all make this art possible. Which beat is your favorite? Your least favorite? Let me know in the comments below!

Purple Kloud and DJ Robzilla performing live at Swamp City Gallery Lounge

New music was released on this day! Drugs by Purple Kloud and DJ Robzilla featuring Travis Shypell and StreetLamp Studios‘s Oscar on the mastering is OUT NOW on Soundcloud 🎉🎉🎉 Peep the comments for a link to the track. We got a whole album of these gems coming soon, so stay tuned at djrobzilla.net to get notified when it’s released!