E11EVEN Launches 11APE: The First DJ/Producer Born In The Metaverse

Published: August 11, 2022
Outlet: Ocean Drive

The E11EVEN brand, best known for its world-famous ultra club E11EVEN Miami, announced today the signing of DJ/Producer 11APE, the first artist to E11EVEN Music, a new vertical that will function as a record label and artist/producer management company.

11APE's debut single, "Bad Girls," co-written with Mr. 305 Records recording artist Vikina, is now available on all streaming services. 'Bad Girls,' a collaboration between Mr. 305 Records and E11EVEN Music, is distributed by Sony Music's The Orchard.

"After we purchased Bored Ape Yacht Club #11 and put the E11EVEN hat on it, the ape was brought to life, and 11APE was born," said Gino LoPinto, Operating Partner of E11EVEN Music and E11EVEN Miami. "We are so proud of 'Bad Girls,' 11APE's first single with Vikina, and collaborating with Mr. 305 Records on it has been incredible. We can't wait for what's in store - from major performances to releasing new music to big collaborations -11APE is officially beyond the metaverse."

11APE, was born in the Bored Ape Yacht Club as meta-primate #11. Then, 11APE was transformed into a super-sapien after being purchased by E11EVEN. The producer/composer incorporates party vibes into its work with beats and lyrics that make people want to sing, dance, and love, as evidenced by 11APE's DJ debut at E11EVEN Miami on Friday, August 5. Vikina, a Miami-born artist of Ecuadorian-Cuban Latin descent, made an unexpected appearance during 11APE's set to perform 'Bad Girls.'

"The latest vertical of the E11EVEN ecosystem, E11EVEN Music, has been in discussion for quite some time and is especially close to my heart; music is why I entered the nightlife business 30 years ago," added LoPinto. "My partner and E11EVEN concept creator Dennis DeGori, and co-founders Michael Simkins and Marc Roberts, have fully embraced this new venture, and we couldn't be more excited. This is just the beginning!"

E11EVEN Miami has catapulted the South Florida nightlife scene to incredible new heights since opening its doors in early 2014. In 2019, the landmark destination became the world's highest-grossing nightclub per square foot, solidifying its position as one of the most sought-after clubs. E11EVEN Miami is known for presenting unforgettable up-close-and-personal performances by some of the music and entertainment industry's biggest names. Drake, Miley Cyrus, Usher, Cardi B, The Chainsmokers, Snoop Dogg, Tiesto, Diplo, Rick Ross, Post Malone, Daddy Yankee, and Nicky Jam have performed in front of celebrities such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Sting, Kendall Jenner, Demi Lovato, Gigi & Bella Hadid, Dwyane Wade, Vin Diesel, and others.