Let’s face it: The NFT space moves really fast. Considering how quickly things can change in the metaverse, a week in NFTs might as well be a month IRL.
Don’t get us wrong — the more people onboarded into the space, the merrier. But because of the constant influx of great art and ideas, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to keep up with all the news, launches, and general happenings.
Well, you can put the days of endless Twitter and Discord scrolling behind you as we pull together a weekly list of upcoming NFT drops you definitely don’t want to miss. Here’s what to look out for this week.
What: Open edition music NFT
When: January 23 @ 4 p.m. ET
Why: Over the last few years, André Allen Anjos — who goes by the stage name RAC — has garnered a following as a Web3 thought leader and one of the most prominent musicians in the NFT space. In 2017, the Grammy-award-winning musician and producer unveiled EGO, the first album released on the Ethereum network. With “Sonhar,” he drops his first release of 2023, coming as part of a new series called Ambient Works Series A, which he describes as “moments inspired by everything happening in my life.”
What: 5,469 pixel-art PFP NFTs
When: January 24 @ 10:30 a.m.
Why: Toshies is a new large-scale NFT project created by prominent artist Chuckchee. With 15 years of experience in the pixel art industry, Chuckchee first made a name for himself in Web3 with Alpacadabraz and has now switched gears to release his own personal set of NFTs as an embodiment of diverse, humorous, and inclusive art style. Like Chuckchee’s other projects, Toshies will be licensed under CC0, making it free for anyone to use, share, and build upon.
Let’s Go Surf!
What: Auction and limited editions
When: January 24 @ 6:30 p.m. ET
Where: Nifty Gateway
Why: With Let’s Go Surf!, multidisciplinary artist and boardsport devotee Alimo is set to make his debut on Nifty Gateway. Presented by seasoned art veteran Bryan Brinkman, the collection features three limited edition pieces and one auction. Each is crafted in Alimo’s unique, colorful, laid-back style and inspired by the idea of finding solitude but meeting friends along the way.
What: Limited edition music NFT
When: January 25 @ 5 p.m. ET
Why: Having recently released her track “temporary” via the music NFT platform Catalog, VÉRITÉ is making her 2023 debut on Sound.xyz with “temporary 001.” As an alternate version of the recent release, the multitalented artist hopes this experimental iteration of the track allows listeners to “see the song from a new angle.”
Kids Of The Apocalypse
What: 6,666 PFP NFTs
When: January 26 @ 11 a.m. ET
Why: Kids Of The Apocalypse (KOTA) is a large-scale multimedia NFT endeavor created by a group of award-winning musicians and directors from around the world. Riding the success of KOTA’s genesis music NFT releases in the fall of 2022, the project’s next phase — a large-scale character-based PFP collection — is set to bring thousands of new enthusiasts into the KOTA universe, unlocking a variety of collaborative projects.