DJs Steve Aoki, 3LAU Reveal First Single as ‘Punx’ NFT Duo


Electronic musicians Steve Aoki and Justin “3LAU” Blau have announced their first track as the CryptoPunks-inspired duo, Punx. “Concentrate,” which releases this Friday, draws inspiration from the CryptoPunks’ roots as one of the first prominent NFT collections.

“We really wanted the first song to sort of embody the spirit of what CryptoPunks represent—underground, kind of the first of their kind, and more particularly techie, tech-driven, [and] futuristic,” Blau told Decrypt.

“Concentrate” clearly plays on those themes. It’s a little over 3 minutes of fast-paced electronic music fit for a nightclub or a festival—with an industrial edge to it.

Artwork from “Concentrate,” the first single from DJ duo Punx. Image: Punx

But this isn’t your typical single release. Punx will give away half of all royalties from “Concentrate” to 99 total NFT collectors chosen from among Blau’s NFT holders, Aoki’s A0k1verse Passport NFT holders, and CryptoPunks NFT holders, with the goal of giving back to those collectors and democratizing ownership of the song. 

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