deadmau5 x Portugal. The Man Release New Single “this is fine.”


Both deadmau5 and Portugal. The Man are pioneers when it comes to both blockchain technology as early adopters in the NFT space and as recording artists. This Thursday, December 2 at 8:00am EST, the two artists come together for a special release of a new collaboration single titled “this is fine.” via homestead label mau5trap. The song will be offered exclusively for sale as a single NFT, with a circulating supply of one million via Mintbase, a portion of which will be made available during Art Basel in Miami.

For the American recording industry, a certified platinum sale is one million units. In looking to modernize industry standards, deadmau5 and Portugal. The Man’s “this is fine.” is being offered for sale as single NFTs, 0.25 NEAR per piece (approx. $2.19 USD at the time of writing). This concept is best compared to a sale of iTunes downloads in the pre-stream years.   For the modern-day collector–in addition to the music–each NFT is numbered, features unique collaborative artwork by Portugal. The Man’s art director Wooden Cyclops and Smearballs, the artist behind deadmau5’ colorful characters from his “Monophobia,” “Drama Free” and “Pomegranate” videos, and will highlight multiple metaverse integrations and rewards.

deadmau5’ collaboration with Portugal. The Man is a sublime piece of contemporary electronic music with a pop edge featuring front man John Gourley’s vocal set against a dreamy production from the two artists.  The “this is fine.” NFT being offered here is the only place to hear this special collaboration.

About the sale: 

Date: Thursday, December 2 

Time: 8am EST


Collection Name / Info: 

Collection Name: this is fine. 1M NFTs.Collection Bio: 1,000,000 music NFTs, including cover art. All numbered editions. Multiple metaverse integrations and rewards coming for collectors of this NFT.

Collection breakdown:  

  • ~500,000 units ready for purchase during Art Basel Miami. 
  • Pricing 0.25 NEAR. Comparable to an iTunes download.
  • The remaining ~500,000 will continue to be minted to be ready for purchase over the coming days.
  • Purchasing multiples of the single will boast its own array of benefits and bonuses. 
  • Pricing for singles will continue to be 0.25 NEAR
  • The fan who collects 50,000 units will receive:
  • 1/1 Smearballs/deadmau5 NFT
  • Guestlist to an upcoming deadmau5 show 
  • Merch Pack 
  • The fan who collects a pack of 1,000 will be gifted a unique alternate color single cover art NFT that was created via generative algorithm. 

About deadmau5

Joel Zimmerman, more commonly known as deadmau5 (pronounced ‘dead mouse’), is one of the world’s most respected electronic music producers of modern times. Enjoying international chart success with his platinum-certified single “Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff,” as well as “Professional Griefers,” “Sofi Needs A Ladder” and “I Remember,” he has also released seven critically acclaimed albums. The multiple JUNO Award-winning and GRAMMY®-nominated artist’s ability to push the boundaries of his talent grows at an equal rate to his fan base, which counts 15 million and more over his combined social media channels. His latest music offerings include “Pomegranate” with The Neptunes, “Bridged By A Lightwave” with Kiesza, “Channel 43” with Wolfgang Gartner, “Hypnocurrency” with REZZ, “When The Summer Dies” with Lights and “Hyperlandia” featuring Foster The People. In the live realm, his 2019/20 U.S. cubev3 tour featuring production of his own design and implementation ranked in the Top 10 of Pollstar’s top tours globally. Beyond his music career, he is also a co-founder of gaming venture PIXELYNX and is an executive of HD streaming platform StreamVoodoo.


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About Portugal. The Man

Over the past decade, Portugal The Man has established themselves as one of rock’s most prized possessions and a live phenomenon, with over 1,600 shows under their belts and a storied reputation as festival favorites.  

Originally heralding from Alaska, the Portland-based band – comprised of John Gourley, Zach Carothers, Kyle O’Quin, Eric Howk, Jason Sechrist and Zoe Manville – soared to new heights in 2017 with the release of their RIAA certified-gold album, Woodstock. The album was marked by the astounding success of their infectious single, “Feel It Still,” which earned the group a plethora of new accolades – including a GRAMMY award for “Best Pop Duo/Group Performance,” a 6x RIAA platinum certified single certification, a record setting 20-week residency at #1 on alternative radio, and an inescapable presence on the Top 40 airwaves.   

Alongside the shine of their myriad musical accomplishments lies the group’s long-standing passion for social justice. In fact, this is precisely the intersection on which Portugal The Man thrives; throughout their career, the band has consistently exemplified how to deeply commit to both artistry and activism. This dynamic inspired them to officially launch their PTM Foundation in 2020, focused on universal issues related to human rights, community health, and the environment, with an emphasis on causes directly impacting Indigenous Peoples.  

Their continued passion for activism has also led to recent partnerships with organizations such as the National Coalition Against Censorship, The Skatepark Project (helping communities build public skate parks for youth in underserved communities), March for Our Lives (Gun Reform), Keep Oregon Well (Mental Health), and Protect Our Winters (Climate Change), to name just a few.

About Mintbase

Mintbase has been pioneering utility NFTs since 2018 doing ticketing for MetaCartel Demo Day, NFTNYC, and NEARCON. Seeing the fundamental issues with expensive congestion on Ethereum in 2020, Mintbase fully re-wrote the platform on NEAR: A green, sharded, fast, and cheap blockchain. Mintbase enables both non-coders and developers to deploy and manage their own NFT smart contracts (now over 1900 stores) to build for scale. 

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About the Artwork Artist Collaboration between Wooden Cyclops and Smearballs