Sat Jun 11

Born in Monterrey, Mexico, OCTAVIO the Dweeb is a 21-year-old artist making a unique concoction of contemporary alternative music, with his intersection of rock, pop, rap and Latin influences.

Octavio is a self-starter. As a young man determined to follow his passions, Octavio would stop at nothing to achieve his dreams. Being a native Spanish speaker (born in Monterrey, Mexico), Octavio charged his classmates to do their Spanish homework so he could buy himself the newest trending pair of kicks. When Octavio decided that he wanted to pursue music, he did just that. He would bus tables during the week to pay for gas money and he would skip school every Thursday to drive down to Nashville (from Knoxville) to record his tracks. Fun fact– he almost didn’t graduate because he skipped his math final for a Post Malone concert.

Shortly after, he began uploading raps to SoundCloud, using only an iPhone and an XBOX headset to record. Octavio comes from a truly DIY mindset, having personally drawn and illustrated his own single artwork and merch designs. Following momentum from his independently released tracks, Octavio signed with Los Angeles based record label Artist Partner Group (APG).

Today we’re here. OCTAVIO the Dweeb is on the rise and his gumption and talent blending alternative, hip hop, rock, and Latin influences will undoubtedly take him to the top. OCTAVIO the Dweeb’s music has been featured by notable tastemakers like Ones To Watch, Early Rising, PopMatters, Lyrical Lemonade, selected as XL Alt Nation’s “Critical Cut” artist, and added to coveted playlists like Spotify’s young & free (1.3M) & Indie Pop (1.5M), Apple Music’s Breaking Alternative and New In Alternative, and was just recognized by Soundcloud as one of their hottest emerging artists! Octavio is already equipped with a core fanbase who feels connected to him through not only his music, but his personal journey.