You can now say that Weird Genius have set a new record.
The trio behind the TikTok famous single ‘Lathi’ are now part of Astralwerks – an American record label primarily focused on electronic and dance music under Universal Music Group. They are the first Asian based artists to be signed.
Weird Genius have been making rounds on the internet this year with their track ‘Lathi’, which fits into the conventions of EDM with a twist. Fusing it with traditional Indonesian instruments, dance and even puppets, Reza Oktovian, Eka Gustiwana, and Gerald Liu have undeniably captured the attention of the global audience while paying tribute to their roots.
Taking it to Instagram earlier today (18/8) to announce the signing, they said, “Today we are happy to announce that we are a part of @astralwerksrecords family. So excited to reveal our new music through them in the future, it is a new milestone for us and Indonesian music - we are the first Asian based artists to ever be signed to the label.”
Read in full what Weird Genius have to say about the good news below:
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Today we are happy to announce that we are a part of @astralwerksrecords family (@universalmusicgroup). So excited to reveal our new music through them in the future, it is a new milestone for us and Indonesian music - we are the first Asian based artists to ever be signed to the label. Thank you for each and everyone of you who always support us until now. LET’S FLY HIGHER! 🚀 🚀 🚀
Astralwerks have been a pioneer in the electronic music scene for bringing in and cultivating the likes of Alison Wonderland, The Chemical Brothers, Eden, Gorgon City, Marshmello and more.