Helmed by Tokyo based New Zealand journalist, DJ and music encyclopaedia Nick Dwyer and legendary Auckland based English music producer and DJ Dick "Magik J" Johnson, Weird Together is one of the most globally minded dance music projects to emerge from the South Pacific in recent times.
Weird Together began as an opportunity for the two to turn their hand to fashioning their own idiosyncratic re-imaginings of their favourite regional dance music genres from Africa, South America and the Caribbean. After securing a prime spot at the Splore Music Festival in 2012 they formed a live band with Karima Madut (vocals), Mavs Adegbite (percussion/vocals), Izak Chadderton (steel pan), Alesano Schuster (steel pan), The Gaza Tripp (guitar) and Yonier Cuevas Vega (MC), in the process successfully bringing their music from the studio to the stage.
Infectiously fun live entertainers, Weird Together are rapidly shifting gears from influenced to influencers. While they originated at the bottom of the map, the impact of their borderless new weird internationalism could soon be felt everywhere.