Reza Oktovian, Eka Gustiwana, Gerald Liu; the three known as Weird Geniusstarted making music together in year 2016. Each used to work on their own projects. Soon as they merged, they transmit everything they excel at into this collaborative venture. They draw inspirations from everywhere; what is coming out of love to life, social to gaming. The group self-describe their music as hard, upbeat, pumping, crazy-drop. This sound style is some-thing they consciously develop since the beginning.
In short time, Weird Geniushas gained instant recognition from EDM fans and accumulated over hundreds of millions of streams through digital music platforms. As much as they enjoy putting time and effort in creating new tracks, they anticipate having to perform and experience direct energy from audience. Every year, the group participated in local and international standard events, including Viral Fest Asia Festival Bangkok 2017, Soundrenaline Bali 2018, Local Act for Yellow Claw’s Indonesian Tour 2018, Sky Garden Bali 2018, Local Act for The Chainsmokers Live in Concert Jakarta 2018, SHVR Jakarta 2018 & 2019, and many more. Weird Geniushas released electronic tracks experimenting with various genres and teamed up with other musicians such as DOLF (Barong Family), Prince Husein, Midnight Quickie.The trio deliberately keep on raising the bar, aiming to extend the name Weird Geniuson world map. As artists, they continue to evolve and explore the diversity in music production. One of the identities they wish to carry, and progress is injecting Indonesian traditional elements into their materials. Looking forward, we are eager to see the three’s full potential and witness their ride to success towards international scene.
On February 28, 2020, Weird Genius release the song “Lathi” featuring Sara Fajira. And almost at the same time the song went viral on social media spe-cially on TikTok. Some of Weird Genius’s achievements with the song “Lathi” in 2020 include: #1 onSpotifyIndonesia Top 50, #2 onSpotifyViral Top 50 Global, #1 onSpotifyViral Top 50 Indonesia, #1 iniTunesIndonesia Top 200, #1 inDeezerIndonesia Top 300, #1 inJOOXIndonesia Top 100, #1 on Resso Top 30 Global, #1 on Resso Indonesia Top 20, #1 onTikTokGlobal 20, on #1 Shazam Chart Indonesia and topped some of the renowned radio stations in major cities in Indonesia.On June 30, 2020,Spotifyreleased a press release stating that the song “Lathi” has broken a new record as a local song that has topped the # 1 longest chart for 6 consecutive weeks on Spotify Indonesia’s Top 50 Chart.On July 31, 2020, Weird Genius have collaboration single with several inter-national DJs to collaborate on music, includingYellow Clawfeaturing Reikkowith the title track “HUSH”.On August 18, 2020, Weird Genius officially signed with American EDM record labelAstralwerksfor international music activities as the first Asian artist that ever signed to the label.On November 27, 2020, LATHI got tremendous achievement, which crowned three wins at 23rd AMI Awards 2020: Best Dance Song, Best Pro-duction Team and Song of The Year.