Mike Shinoda teases new “generative mixtape” ‘ZIGGURATS’

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It has been described as “a song that is not a song, an NFT that is not an NFT”.

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Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park has confirmed the release of a new music and art project titled ‘ZIGGURATS’.

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According to Shinoda, “ZIGGURATS is a music+art release, available on streaming as NFT+. NFTs are in the ‘profile picture’; Style. When you do a mint, you get a randomly generated character as your ‘album cover’.”

The track will release on December 3 (Watch.) Here), while NFTs are available to mint from 2 December Tezos,


Announcing the project last month over its controversy, shinoda said: “I described it as a ‘song that’s not a song’ to some people. But it’s also an EP that’s not an EP, an NFT that’s not an NFT, and an art project that’s just a song.” There’s more to the picture.”

Inspired by projects like Cryptopunks and Bored Apps, Shinda liked the idea of ​​a program to “mix-and-match elements to create different outputs. Creating collectible pieces—each one unique. But I do it with music.” Wanted to have.”

Listen to the 12-second clip of the track below:

“Thankfully, I have created a lot of material over the years. I started looking at all the beats and sketches that I made, exploring the connections between them,” Shinoda continued. “Same tempo, similar The keys, the quiet parts. All the best bits put in one long session. This track felt like I grew up in ’90s hip hop, so I decided to start writing some verses.

“The result is a six-and-a-half-minute musical project made up of layers. The vocals on each output are similar, but the music and cover art are unique. I’m calling it a ‘generative mixtape.'”


The track (but not the track) will be Shinoda’s first new material since releasing “Happy Endings” featuring Ian Dyer and UPSAHL in February.

The track was released alongside the NFT auction ‘Happy Endings’, giving their fans a chance to win an original print of the solo artwork signed by Shinoda and contemporary artist Kane Kaiser.

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