BAD TRIP is the first VEP of its kind, sold entirely as NFT on Rarible, its tracks will be only available on the blockchain. Forever.
Lazy Ants is a dj and producer born in Fiuggi but roman by adoption, we met years ago when I was searching for a dude capable of doing great music with an inclination into experimentation and silly memes and started a strong collaboration since.
Months ago while talking about crypto, we decided to join forces and ideas to try to release his new ep through NFT adding physical and digital goods like a wonderful dance of different stages of evolution.
THE BAD TRIP EP.
Well, WE MADE IT.
Lazy Ants new EP BAD TRIP was released only as NFT, living in eternity on the blockchain.
This drop was our bet and we hope to bring more musicians and their music here in the NFT world!
THE DROP WAS DIVIDED INTO 3 PHASES:
- PHASE 1.COLLECTION RELEASE ON RARIBLE.
3/3 - fixed price
- PHASE 2.
SINGLE TRACK RELEASED AS NFT + digital copies 1/1 - fixed price
- PHASE 3.
COMPLETE BAD EP DROP + all digital tracks and physical vinyl. 1/1 - bids only
All the emojis come from the same Houdini project where, with some custom commands, I've created a setup where you can choose the emoji, the type of simulation and the just hit render. It will handle all the caches and the render for you in approx. 4 hours for each emoji. (up-res sims too :O)
The names of the track were randomly generated as some descriptions into the NFT. We wanted that "bot touch" in our visual EP, in fact also the voice in the official launch video is an A.I. speaking.
What a wonderful world we live in, innit?
The full album with phisycal viinyl, all the digital tracks and the complete vide (no, not this one but a greater quality one, lol) 1/1
The single tracks with their digital counterparts and the full videos available for download - each. 1/1
Operations with vdb and volumes, playing with inverted mesh results, procedural modelling and scatters.
PHASE 4, the unveiled one! - Giveaway
We wanted everyone to partecipate.
To screenshot our tracks in the frame they liked the most from our NFTs on rarible and join our discord to share them: DISCORD
The 10 most liked were minted at 4K resolution 10/10 ED with their name (TW handles) in the details and one copy was sent to you.
Prices are 0.03 so everyone can be part of our journey.
Our discord server is out for anyone who wants to share their journey into the NFT world, for everyone who wants some support on every software (I'll share my knowledge, we'll share our knowlege), for everyone who wants to release their stuff and wants some advice.
We can curate your journey and help you get into this world.
As the project grew bigger we felt the need of finding a place to be closer to our collectors and supporters! So this side project was born, as you can see this space is full of excitements and a wonderful food for creativity!
These were the entries for the Giveaway, we want to thank @SEETHEWIZARD69 and @PTgems for winninng two beautiful 4k NFTs
The collection is now complete!!
What a ride.
During this project we started thinking big, especially about the future of the EP as a form of art as it was always related to the music field but now the tech allows more featuring between different artistic field.
Like a new medium that acts like a bridge between others!
One of the project that slowly built in my newborn crypto mind are VISUAL EP! Now that music and visual arts can be bounded forever, EP can evolve and be a feature between musicians and visual artists.
I’ve decided to share the opportunity I got by entering Cryptoart with my fellow musicians and sound designer out there, still not aware of the potential of this tech, helping them entering this world and freeing them from the harshness of this period where music can only live through big platforms and cannot rely on festivals or partys and its slaved by middlemen.
I’ll put my capacities at the service of something bigger, collaborating with musicians for their future drops creating VISUAL EP, each living in their own personal world and mood.
My personal future goal with VEP (Visual EP, should we call 'em like that?) project is opening a space in the metaverse and transforming each room in a never ending looping EP.
THE BIRTH OF VISUAL EP (VEP)
With the BAD TRIP VEP we were also interviewed on SOUNDWALL (IT)! Lorenzo (@mrclflv0001 - TW), the guy who mixed the tracks explained well our bet!
We're now looking forward to have more resonance in the mainstream world as this new tech unleashes art and artists freeing them from lots of middle man by putting them in charge.
Big collabs are comin', Coreless Collective, Dj Rou, CyberSpeak, lots of new and different sounds will live on the blockchain forever!
...go check BAD TRIP on Rarible and thanks for the support!!
OTHER FUN LINKS:
Check the Virtual Exhibition for BAD TRIP: RareRoom #407
Check the Showcase on Vimeo: BAD TRIP Showcase
- Easter egg: all of the assets are available on Instagram stories too, just search for me "Koba" in the Gif search field an you're good to go! (PS. There's another easter egg...)
- Original blog: you can read all the original posts that covered the phases here: PHASE 1 , PHASE 2, PHASE 3, PHASE 4