Underground System


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.

The band has released two single/EPs and several remix records on Ropeadope and Hell Yeah! (Italy), receiving airplay on the BBC, WNYC (Soundcheck), KCRW (Los Angeles) and WPFW (DC) and press coverage from blogs such as Afropunk, Okayafrica, Afropop Worldwide, The Village Voice, Test Pressing, Timeout, and others. In demand with large-scale cultural institutions as well as festivals and club nights, notable 2017 performances include Central Park SummerStage w/ Seun Kuti & Roy Ayers, Bowery Ballroom (NYC) w/ !!! (chk chk chk), Chicago World Music Festival, and National Sawdust w/ Tigue and Innov Gnawa.

2017 also marked the completion of the band’s first full-length studio album. Departing from the extended forms typically associated with their live performances and stylistic roots, this unsigned body of work epitomizes the band’s growth and showcases their uniquely New York flair. 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.


Underground System Just A Place (Remixes)

Just A Place (Gerd Janson Remix)
Just A Place (Sol Power All-Stars Remix)
Just A Place (Peter Matson Edit)
Just A Place (Greg Wilson & Che Wilson Mix)
Just A Place (Soul Clap vs. Midnight Magic Remix)
Just A Place (Gerd Janson Drum Remix)

Underground System What Are You

Three's A Charm
Rent Party
What Are You
Just A Place
Sebben (La Lega)
State Of Mind
What's It Gonna Take

Underground System Bella Ciao Remixed

Bella Ciao (Archie Pelago Remix)
Bella Ciao (Chief Boima Remix)
Bella Ciao (Peter Matson Remix)
D. O. N. (Big Everything Remix)
D. O. N. (Kool Kass Remix)

Underground System Bella Ciao

Bella Ciao
D. O. N.

Underground System The B​.​O​.​B EP

B. O. B.
95 South