18 February, 2021Print
Platinum-Selling Artist Two Feet Joins Forces With Crypto Creator Fewocious To Sell $1 Million Of Digital Goods In 24 Hours
Two Feet -- the platinum-selling singer, songwriter and producer who also is known as the “king of sex playlists” (PAPER Magazine) -- generated an astonishing $1 million last Sunday during a groundbreaking auction of limited-edition works of digital art using what are known as non-fungible tokens, or NFTs.
The Valentine’s Day event, launched in partnership with Las Vegas-based pop-surrealist crypto artist FEWOCiOUS, was organized and supported by Los Angeles-based digital artist collective Illumino. The event marked the third time ever that an NFT drop surpassed $1 million, in what Cointelegraph described as “innovative” and what fans and digital art lovers apparently couldn’t get enough of.
NFTs are a non-interchangeable form of cryptocurrency that represent unique entities that are difficult, if not impossible, to counterfeit and which are traded and sold using blockchain technology. Two Feet is one of a select few trailblazers in the music industry who has begun using NFTs as a way to monetize their art, leading the way in showing other creators how such cutting-edge technology can offer huge benefits in terms of protecting intellectual property.
In a recent report, Rolling Stone noted about the trend that “NFTs are already starting to become more popular amongst artists,” citing notable performers like Deadmau5, Portugal The Man and RAC as other early adopters of the technology.
By using this increasingly popular form of crypto, Two Feet and FEWOCiOUS hope to highlight how creative personalities can harness the power of cutting-edge tools to engage with fans -- and in turn earn money -- at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has shuttered concerts and galleries. This release marks one of the first collaborations of its kind for the music industry.
“This is a whole new world where possibilities are endless, and I think it captures the essence of where art is headed in the 21st century, from the canvas to the blockchain,” says Two Feet. “I’m so excited to be one of the first in this space and break down barriers for future musicians to start doing this too.”
The Valentine’s Day even saw auctioned off pieces that included a digital rendition of a human hand, titled “Crowded City,” as well as a 3D rendering of a human head, called “A Peak In My Head.” It also featured a hand-drawn animation called “City Hand,” along with Two Feet and FEWOCiOUS auctioning a 3D guitar, titled “CryptoCaster,” and an accompanying physical guitar that was raffled off live.
The auction took place on Nifty Gateway, an exchange for buying and selling NFTs that is powered by the Ethereum blockchain.
Two Feet’s foray into crypto comes on the heels of his recent single “Think I’m Crazy,” which recently broke the top 25 at Alternative Radio. Watch the official video for “Think I’m Crazy” here.
ABOUT TWO FEET
Two Feet's songs are atmospheric and moody, courtesy of spacious arrangements, midnight-hued production and sinewy, hip-hop-tinged electronic beats. Two Feet writes the soundtrack for staying up late into the night, aching to figure out how to remedy heartbreak, anxiety and uncertainty. A native New Yorker, Two Feet broke out in 2016 with the viral SoundCloud hit “Go F*ck Yourself,” which was certified RIAA Gold. Following the release of “Go F*ck Yourself,” Two Feet released a pair of EP’s -- ‘First Steps’ and ‘Momentum,’ both on Majestic Casual Recordings. His 2018 EP ‘A 20 Something F*ck’ yielded the gold-selling, US Alternative No 1 single “I Feel Like I’m Drowning” as Two Feet sold out shows worldwide, touring with Panic! At The Disco and playing festivals like Hangout, Electric Forest, and Osheaga. In 2020 he released his first-full length album ‘Pink,’ and his most recent single "Think I'm Crazy" broke the Top 25 at Alternative Radio. Two Feet is preparing to release new music in 2021.
FEWOCiOUS is an 18 year old artist, born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada who discovered their love of art in middle school due to being bored in class. FEWOCiOUS decided to draw caricatures of their peers to pass the time. Their art has become a way for them to process growing up and serves an alternate form of journaling.
Illumino is a collective of tastemakers helping artists create and collaborate in the world of digital art. Founded by crypto experts, tastemakers, and artists, Illumino is bringing highly elevated art on-chain. Illumino’s mission is to push the boundaries and possibilities in digital art while working with the best in the world to do so.
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