Weird Together is a musical melting pot of talent. The 8-piece ensemble consists of two DJs, a vocalist, a two-piece horn section, a guitarist, a percussionist, and steel pannist. Their ethnic roots have global origins in Nigeria,South Sudan, South Africa, Cuba, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, and New Zealand.
Today (May 13), Weird Together joins forces with Feel Up Records (label co-owned by Jillionaire of Major Lazer fame) to release their new single, “Ready For This.” OkayPlayer premieres the song, stating that it “exemplifies global awesomeness.”
Weird Together represents a seamless blend of organic music discovery and collaboration. New Zealand radio host/DJ/music connoisseur Nick Dwyer, in tandem with legendary Auckland-based UK producer/DJ Dick “Magik” Johnsonare at the helm curating the group’s eclectic sound. The two had a fortuitous recording session where they experimented with music that Nick collected on his worldly travels fronting the National Geographic TV series about global music culture — Making Tracks. Ethiopian jazz records, contemporary club from Ghana’s streets of Accra, plus dance music from the Caribbean and South America found their way into the studio and Weird Together was born