K-Pop‘s 5th Gen has officially begun, and xikers are already dominating it. The 10-member boy group, known previously as KQ Fellaz 2, first debuted in March 2023 under KQ Entertainment — and have since begun to make waves in the K-pop world.

Who Are xikers?

The group consists of MinjaeJunminSuminJinsikHyunwooHunterJunghoonSeeunYujun and Yechan.

Like most K-pop groups, their band name was intentionally chosen to represent their “concept,” or overall image. “Xikers stands for x-hikers,” Minjae explained to WhyNow in May 2023. “X is the symbol of infinite possibilities and hikers means the boys who are traveling to find their own dream or future.”

Debuting from KQ Entertainment, which is also home to popular boy group ATEEZ, xikers first debuted in March 2023. Led with their double lead singles, “Tricky House” and “Rockstar,” xikers debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Emerging Artists Chart at the time.

Prior to their debut, xikers had already performed on some big stages thanks to the spotlight shared by ATEEZ, including KCON 2023 and 1theK’s “Countdown Dance” video. Along with that, ATEEZ member Hongjoong even helped on the production of their first album.

“Hongjoong sent us detailed directions for each song’s vibe and how it should sound, along with the guide versions, and they helped a lot when we worked on the lyrics,” Minjae said in a press conference prior to debut. “Not only Hongjoong, but all the ATEEZ members gave us a lot of feedback and advice. They’re like a huge pillar for us.”

xikers(싸이커스) – ‘도깨비집 (TRICKY HOUSE)’ Official MV

Who Are Xikers?

xikers (싸이커스) is a 10-member boy group under KQ Entertainment. They debuted on March 30, 2023 with their first mini album House of Tricky : Doorbell Ringing.
Their name is a combination of “x” which represents coordinates and “hikers” which means travelers as the group members are traveling through time and space to find the coordinates.


In August 2022, KQ Entertainment introduced the 10 members of their trainee group KQ Fellaz 2.

2023: Debut with House of Tricky : Doorbell Ringing, Junghoon’s hiatus, fan club name reveal, House of Tricky : How To Play, first world tour
On January 30, 2023, it was announced that KQ Fellaz 2 would be performing at KCON 2023 Thailand in March with the reveal of their first artist lineup.

On February 24, KQ officially announced that KQ Fellaz 2 would debut under the name xikers by launching the group’s social media accounts and releasing an identity film.

On February 25, they announced their first reality show, Tricky House, which began airing on February 27.

On March 6, it was announced that xikers would be debuting with their first mini album, House of Tricky : Doorbell Ringing, to be released on March 30.

On May 5, it was announced that member Junghoon would be going on hiatus to recover from surgery after tearing his cruciate ligament.

On May 26, they revealed through Youtube Live that their final fandom name will be road𝓨, which means to become the coordinates (𝓨) that present the (road) xikers will walk down in the future and join their adventures and journey.

On July 3, it was announced that xikers will have their first comeback on August 2 with their second mini album, House of Tricky : How To Play.

On August 21, their world tour was announced “Tricky House: First Encounter”. The tour will begin in Osaka, Japan at the Zepp Osaka Bayside on October 5, 2023.

2024: House of Tricky : Trial And Error

On February 5, 2024, the group released a teaser poster for their third mini album scheduled for March. The title of the album was revealed to House of Tricky : Trial And Error, set for release on March 8.


NamePosition(s)[12]Year(s) active
Minjae (민재)Leader, Main Dancer, Main Rapper2022–present
Junmin (준민)Main Dancer, Sub Vocalist2022–present
Sumin (수민)Main Rapper2022–present
Jinsik (진식)Lead Vocalist2022–present
Hyunwoo (현우)Main Vocalist2022–present
Seeun (세은)Sub Vocalist2022–present
Yujun (유준)Sub Vocalist2022–present
Hunter (헌터)Main Dancer, Sub Vocalist2022–present
Yechan (예찬)Main Rapper, Main Dancer, Maknae2022–present

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