DJ and producer Oliver Heldens launches his first NFT collection via OneOf with designer and fellow Dutchman Dennis Osseweijer.
Oli Pods: The Genesis Collection is a series of “incredibly animated” collectibles, available in four NFT tiers. The collection features 3D avatars of Heldens as different characters dancing and posing to a soundtrack of his original beats. Designed by Dennis Osseweijer (also known as oxcraft), the characters will likely bear similarities to his existing Dude Pods NFT series, though obviously with an Oliver Heldens-specific twist.
Each level of Oli Pods comes with additional perks such as VIP concert tickets, backstage passes, meet and greets, exclusive merchandise, private viewing and listening links, and more Again. Fans can register, collect and learn more about the series at oneof.com/oliverheldens.
On June 9, the first Oli Pod and “Green Tier” NFT, Oli Gecko, will be launched. Heldens plans to release a new single with Tchami and Anabel Englund the next day. Heldens will also go live on Twitter Spaces at 2:30 p.m. ET on June 10 to discuss the collection, “the special purpose of musical NFTs,” and more.
June 16 sees the launch of the next three Oli Pods: Oli Koala (Gold Tier), Oli Darko (Platinum Tier) and Oli Hasta La Banana (Diamond Tier). Oli Gecko and Oli Koala are obviously inspired by two of Heldens’ greatest hits. Meanwhile, Oli Darko “hints at another new track he’s been teasing” throughout his 2022 festival appearances.
At the launch of Oli Pods, Heldens said, “As someone who has been in the NFT space for a while, I’m extremely excited to welcome fans to Web3 and the wider Oli-verse, especially with the low cost and energy-efficient possibilities that OneOf is able to provide.
The leading blockchain platform for more eco-friendly and inclusive non-fungible token projects, OneOf prides itself on using up to two million times less energy to create an NFT than other networks. Users can purchase NFTs with credit or debit cards in addition to major cryptocurrencies, while partners can donate a portion of their NFT earnings to charitable causes.
Michael Peha, Vice President of Artist Acquisitions at OneOf, says, “Oliver Heldens is an innovative artist who puts his heart and soul into every project. We’re proud to partner with Oliver on Oli Pods and show fans another side of his creativity.
OneOf has helped many artists launch NFT collections, such as G-Eazy, Cordae, and Doja Cat. The company also has partnerships with eBay, Warner Music Group, iHeartRadio, The Breakfast Club, The Recording Academy and The Whitney Houston Estate.