Steve Aoki’s Aok1verse is a metaverse with membership perks for owners of his NFTs

“I believe that the utility needs to be diverse, engaging, and evolving with culture. This is where IRL meets meta,” said Aoki of his new metaverse.

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DJ and Dim Mak label owner Steve Aoki has launched the Aok1verse, an NFT membership and metaverse platform aimed at rewarding fans and owners of Aoki’s NFTs.

Described as “a new ecosystem bridging real-world experiences with web2 and web3 by rewarding NFT collectors and creating new experiences for members,” the Aok1verse is a tokenised social club with various benefits for the members, who have exclusive access to digital and physical exclusives from Aoki as well as the Aok1verse’s network of brand partners and NFT collaborators.

Free Steve Aoki concert tickets, early access to Aoki’s NFT releases as well and related projects from his personal circle, metaverse experiences, free apparel, and digital wearables and experiences are bundled into Aok1verse membership, which also includes exclusive access to brand collaborations that will include physical and digital collectables.

Access to these goodies is token gated with A0K1 Credits and the Passport. There will be 30,000 AOK1 Credits minted as ERC-1155 NFTs that will be given out to existing holders of Aoki NFTs with a pre-sale for holders of select NFTs by 3LAU, Adam Bomb Squad, Doodles, 0N1 Force, Invisible Friends, Deadfellaz, Time Pieces, Phantabear, and Doge Pound among others.

The Passport itself is touted as “a revolutionary NFT that dynamically evolves over time,” as it can be upgraded by redeeming a certain amount of AOK1 Credits, which yields increased reward tiers that provide more access to the aforementioned exclusives. High tier passports can even reward the holder with a meet & greet with Aoki.

The Passport also works as a stamp collection book as the holder engages in Aok1verse events and real-life concerts. The Passport dynamically updates as the holder participates more in Aoki’s metaverse and for garnering certain achievements. The Passport has six tiers with various benefits as well, and different Passports can be combined to create a higher tier one.

In a statement to Music Business Worldwide, Aoki said, “Since I started my first company Dim Mak back in 1996 I have cared for, grown, and embraced the concept of community.”

“Now as we look at the future of what our community wants, I believe that the utility needs to be diverse, engaging, and evolving with culture. This is where IRL meets meta – not just in my world but the many worlds I am a part of,” he said of the motivation to utilise the metaverse as the gathering point for his community.

“Members will not only get access to my own projects but a wealth of friends & family NFT projects and real-world experiences.”