Afrobeat – USA
Underground System is a quintessential New York City band. A convergence of musical and cultural influences, the unstoppable female-fronted group of neo-afrobeat deconstructionists have cultivated a sound as inimitable as its members.
Owing their foundations to traditional afrobeat (and named after a Fela Kuti song), the band has built a national reputation around a seamlessly executed stage show, astonishing wherever they go, and compelling crowds to move with unbridled verve. Robbing american “afrobeat” of its derivative formalism, Underground System continues to reinvent their brand of global dance music, remaining a force determined to recreate, redefine, and reconstruct.
2018 is a big year for Underground System. September will mark the release of their debut LP What Are You on Soul Clap Records, the much-loved New York City imprint known for their coupling of party-ready DJ culture and shapeshifting live acts. Departing from the extended forms typically associated with Underground System’s live performances and stylistic roots, this album is a deep 10 track look into the group’s mix of talented personnel and profound sonic diversity. Hints of afrobeat, no wave, world, electronic, contemporary classical, disco, house, and genre defying elements combine tightly to reflect a self-aware, edgy, and cohesive statement not currently being made by any other band.
2018 : What Are You – album (Soul Clap Records)
2015 : Bella Ciao, Gigi Masin & Leo Mas & Fabrice Remixes- EP (Hell Yeah! Records)
2015 : Bella Ciao Leo Mas & Fabrice Remixes- EP (Hell Yeah! Records)
2014 : Bella Ciao Remixed – EP (Ropeadope Records)
2014 : Bella Ciao – EP (Ropeadope Records)
2011 : The B.O.B. EP – EP (Autoproduit)