Electronic group Weird Genius have gained fame and global attention with their unique blend of contemporary pop, traditional Indonesian instruments and hard-hitting bass sounds. They formed the group as an experiment but quickly realised they were onto something. Their infectious productions and high-energy live sets have now made them Indonesia’s most in-demand dance act, seen them release via esteemed labels such as Astralwerks, Monstercat and Barong Family meanwhile collecting over a billion hits via online platforms combined along the way.
Weird Genius debut came in 2017 with the single ‘DPS’ which as an ode to the island of Bali and it struck a chord with local audiences, collecting millions of streams and proving they had something unique to offer. They continued with a steady stream of successful releases before releasing ‘Lathi’ in 2020. To say the track went viral would be an massive understatement, it peaked at #2 on Spotify's Global Viral 50 Songs, was the #1 song on Indonesia’s Spotify Overall Chart for a record-breaking 7 weeks and went top 10 on Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube throughout Asia. To date ‘Lathi’ has over 750 million views on TikTok, won them three Awards at the Indonesian Music Awards—the Indonesian equivalent of the Grammys and was named ‘Most Searched Song’ by Google Indonesia that year.
They have since released singles such as ‘Hush’ with Yellow Claw, ‘Future Ghost’ featuring Thai Pop Queen Violette Wautier, and ‘Last Summer’ with Tokyo Machine featuring US songstress Lights (Known for hit collaborations with Deadmau5, Illenium, Bring Me The Horizon). Meanwhile, Weird Genius were enlisted to create the anthem for RIOT Games ‘Wild Rift’ and have officially remixed the likes of Rich Brian, R3HAB, Sigala, Topic and Lil’ Baby.
To date, Weird Genius has accumulated over 100 million streams on Spotify, 200 Million views on YouTube, and were the first Asian artist signed by Universal Music’s Astralwerks. They have been featured by the likes of Mixmag, Billboard, NME, and performed for numerous online festivals during the pandemic including among others Djakarta Warehouse Project Virtual, TikTok’s Regional Music Night and as the guest performer for the Mobile Legends Tournament Online - which was viewed live by more than 500,000 people across the region.
In 2022, Weird genius dropped a new collaboration with Yellow Claw titled ‘Lonely’ featuring Novia Bachmid, are working on an EP due for release via Astralwerks and set to make their first appearance in Europe at the iconic festival Tomorrowland .