The First Installment Of The Oli Pods NFTs Feature Music & 3D Animations Of The Globe-Trotting DJ And Chart-Topping Producer Dancing & Posing As Four Different Characters
Oli Gecko Drops June 9, With Special Perks, Utilities & More To Follow
June 2, 2022 - The Global superstar, DJ and producer Oliver Heldens has announced his first foray into the NFT world Oli Pods: The Genesis NFT collection which he is launching with OneOf, the go-to Web3 platform for music, sports and lifestyle. With numerous hits and over 2 billion streams to his name, Heldens has joined forces with designer and fellow Netherlands-native Dennis Osseweijer (Oxcraft) to create an awesomely animated series of collectibles. Available in four distinct tiers of NFTs, the Oli Pods feature 3D avatars of Heldens as versions of different characters, dancing and posing to a soundtrack of his signature, original high-octane beats, he produced.
On Thursday, June 9th, the first Oli Pod and Green Tier NFT, Oli Gecko, will launch, ahead of a brand new single with Tchami and Anabel Englund that Heldens is set to release the following day. The next three Oli Pods - Oli Koala (Gold Tier), Oli Darko(Platinum Tier) and Oli Hasta La Banana (Diamond Tier) - are all slated to drop on Thursday, June 16th.
While Oli Gecko and Oli Koala are inspired by the titles of two of Oliver Heldens’ biggest hits, Oli Darko hints at another new track he has been teasing throughout a run of major festival appearances in 2022. Each tier of Oli Pods will also include additional perks and utilities such as VIP concert tickets, backstage passes, meet and greets, a personalized platinum record plaque of Gecko, exclusive merchandise, private listening & viewing links to music and videos before they are officially released to the public, video calls, and more that fans can collect and learn about at oneof.com/oliverheldens.
At 2:30pm EDT on Friday, June 10th, Oliver Heldens will go live on Twitter Spaces with nft now to discuss Oli Pods, the special utility of music NFTs and more.
On the launch of Oli Pods, Oliver Heldens says, “As someone who has been learning about the NFT space for quite some time, I am extremely excited to welcome fans into Web3 and the broader Oli-verse, especially with the low-cost and energy-efficient possibilities that OneOf is able to provide.”
Using up to two million times less energy to mint an NFT than other networks, OneOf is the leading platform paving the way towards a more fan-friendly, inclusive and environmentally sustainable web3 future. Users can purchase their NFTs with credit/debit cards as well as many top cryptocurrencies including BTC, ETH, Tezos, Matic, and USDC, while OneOf offers partners the option to donate portions of their NFT proceeds to charities of their choice.
Speaking on the collaboration, Michael Peha, VP of Artist Acquisitions, from OneOf states, "Oliver Heldens is an innovative artist who puts his heart and soul into every endeavor. We're proud to partner with Oliver on Oli Pods and show the fans another side of his creativity."
OneOf has launched the debut NFT collections from artists such as G-Eazy, Cordae, Doja Cat, Masego and more. The company has also formed partnerships with eBay, The Recording Academy, Warner Music Group, The Breakfast Club, Sports Illustrated, iHeartRadio Music Festival and The Whitney Houston Estate, in addition to their recent introduction of CO//SIGN, a new program empowering music’s next generation of breakout stars through NFTs and Web3 technology.
ABOUT OLIVER HELDENS
With numerous hits and over 2 billion cumulative streams to his name, 27 year old Dutch DJ superstar, Oliver Heldens, is no doubt one of the world’s most talented producers and favorite house DJs. Signed to RCA records, Heldens’ relentless tour schedule continues to place him at the forefront of the global DJ circuit bringing his signature high-octane sound to millions of fans annually. With over 100 shows year in and year out across the planet, Oliver continues to be at the forefront of the global DJ circuit headlining and playing at major festivals such as Coachella, Tomorrowland, Lollapalooza, EDC, Ultra and more. Heldens continues to release various club records through Heldeep Records as well as host his weekly radio show, Heldeep Radio, which has now been running for an astounding 415 consecutive weeks.
ABOUT DENNIS OSSEWEIJER
Dennis Osseweijer is a 26 year old designer based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and has his own design company, Oxcraft. With creative passion spanning multiple disciplines such as graphic design, motion graphics, engineering and product design, Dennis creates engaging and visually arresting products and graphics, for large and small clients, as well as personal art projects. Osseweijer also has his own NFT collection—a collaboration with fellow artists.
Deeply committed to a sustainable blockchain future, OneOf is an NFT platform that supports NFTs on multiple energy-efficient blockchains, to create sustainable, creator-and-fan-friendly experiences. Minting an NFT on OneOf's platform uses up to over 2 million times less energy than proof-of-work networks, and for its users, purchasing NFTs costs $0 in blockchain gas fees. OneOf aims to bring the next 100 million non-crypto-native fans into Web3 by removing the technical frictions and allowing fans to pay for their NFTs with credit/debit cards as well as major cryptocurrencies. Committed to diversity, over 80% of the collections featured on OneOf come from minority or female creators. In addition, OneOf donates portions of proceeds from every NFT collection to its artist or athlete partner's preferred charity.
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