When it comes to electronic music in South East Asia only one name stands above the rest, Weird Genius, made up of Reza Oktovian (Arap), Eka Gustiwana, Gerald Liu. The energetic trio are the first Asian based electronic act to pen a global deal with Universal Music under Astralwerks.
In a short time, Weird Genius has gained global recognition from EDM fans and been featured by the likes of CNN, Mixmag, NME and MTV. Their early 2020 release “LATHI” reached #1 on all major streaming platforms in Indonesia and it flew up the Spotify Global Viral Charts reaching the #2 spot, accumulating more than 200 million plays online and over half a billion TikTok’s. They followed it shortly after with the Yellow Claw collaboration ‘Hush’ which has recieved more than 10 million streams.
Weird Genius sound is known to be hard, upbeat, pumping and blended between crazy-drops and infectious melodies. The group's relentless touring schedule has seen them participate in local and international events including Bangkok’s Viral Fest, the main-stage of Jakarta’s SHVR, YouTube’s FanFest Indonesia, Bali’s Soundrenaline and supporting the likes of Yellow Claw and The Chainsmokers Live in Concert.
The trio deliberately keeps raising the bar, aiming to extend the name Weird Genius on the world map. As artists, they continue to evolve and explore diversity in their music production. One of the identity they wish to carry and progress is injecting Indonesian traditional elements into their tracks while making them accessible to the world.