Steve Aoki and 3LAU announce their CryptoPunks-inspired project, PUNX

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Steve Aoki and 3LAU announce the creation of a new project, PUNX

PUNX is inspired by CryptoPunks NFTs, which the artists use as PFPs

The upcoming releases will not be related to NFTs

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Renowned electronic DJs Steve Aoki and 3LAU announce the creation of their web3-themed music group, PUNX. 

According to the Twitter thread, the duo aims to involve the web3 community in the project. The artists get inspiration from CryptoPunks NFTs – Steve Aoki owns CryptoPunk #6748, while 3LAU Punk #6708. The DJs use PFPs as their alter ego images and have already changed their Twitter avatars to the Punks. However, despite the crucial role of NFTs in this project, PUNX are not planning to release their non-fungible tokens in the nearest future.

Both Aoki and 3LAU, real name Justin Blau, have worked with metaverse and web3 projects before. In October this year, 3LAU virtually performed during Decentraland’s Metaverse Music Festival. In 2021, he also released 33 NFTs to celebrate the anniversary of his Ultraviolet album. 

Steve Aoki has been in the space for some time as well. In April this year, he produced music tracks to go with the exclusive Lamborghini Aventador Coupé NFT. In July, the DJ joined The Sandbox metaverse with a set of 3,333 generated avatars, and in October, he partnered with NFT project Deadfellaz to release a Halloween fashion capsule. Notably, in 2021 Aoki and 3LAU also released an NFT of their song “Jenny.”

December has already seen several Web3 music-related releases. Earlier this month, entertainment giant Animoca Brands acquired a majority stake in deadmau5 and Plastikman’s music metaverse PIXELYNX. Music player Winamp started supporting non-fungible tokens, allowing users to listen to their favorite tracks in an NFT format. Warner Music Group announced its partnership with Polygon and LGND Music to create “Virtual Vinyl” NFTs. 


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Valeria Goncharenko

Valeria is an Italy-based writer passionate about Web3 and innovation. She is getting her second Major in International Business Management while dedicating her spare time to photography and fashion.

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