Partnering with French label Heavenly Sweetness, Razor-N-Tape delivers the first in a series of EPs by the Brooklyn band Underground System. Showcasing the group’s dynamic global sound, the three original songs of the ‘Into The Fire EP’ range from the Afrobeat-meets-indie-disco vibe of the title track, to the raucous and instant earworm bounce of He Said, She Said, and the smolderingly sultry Desnuda.
On the B side the original material gets some heavy DJ-friendly reimagining by Detroit legend Andrés, and French don Yuksek, making this 12” both a proud musical manifesto of the new artist-centered direction of RNT, as well as a knowing nod to the label’s devoted fans on the dancefloor.
Wow. This is a really strong project. I am a fan of Underground System and I caught their last live appearance in Atlanta. It is also nice to hear the group expand their sound outside of afrobeat, yet still maintaining their signature melody’s and slap you in the face percussion. The remixes fit each selection well. I will definitely recommend this to my peeps. Into the Fire & Desnuda are my two FAVs.
BILL BREWSTER/ DJ HISTORY
Yuksek does it again, slamming mix!
Ooh lovely! Into The Fire is brilliant!
Dope! Got me thinking of afrobeat and punk funk, with a contemporary BK twist, can’t complain at that at all…
LUKE SOLOMON/ DEFECTED
That’s killer. Love this.
Love this! I’m doing the show today!!!
FAZE ACTION/ ROB LEE
Beautiful live vibes from Underground System. High quality all round with some top remixes. Especially Yuksek doing the business again.
MARCEL VOGEL/ LUMBERJACKS IN HELL
GROOVE ARMADA/ TOM FINDALY
Andres mix is stellar!!xx
NICKY V/ LA MONA
Oh I love this especially the second track in Spanish … so so good !
LEX / LENG/ DOG
DAVE JARVIS / MONTON RECORDS INC
OOO yes please!
FRANK TOPE/ FREELANCE/ MIXMAG
This is so hot! you’re on fire this week! Whole EP is good, but ‘into the fire’ is the one, both mixes, original and Anrdes remix, can’t wait to test them out on the floor.
RICH ROBERTS/ BBC DANCE TRACKS
Sophisticated beats, amazing production & an all round brilliant opening track & don’t even get me started on that Yuksek remix of Desnuda absolutely stunning
YUKSEK Rmx is great
PHAT PHIL COOPER/ NUNORTHERN SOUL
Yes yes yes, digging this… Quirky, punky funky vibes…
Diggin “Desnuda” with that Spanish lyric. I’m not sure which is my favourite.. original or remix, both are great! Andrés remix on “into the fire” is great too!
JASON KENDIG/ HOONEY SOUNDSYSTEM
Feel good vibes throughout. That Yuksek remix had me coming back for more. 🙂
DOMENIC CAPELLO/ SUB CLUB
The Andres mix is ace.
Really great music in this release. Love the originals and remixes too
HARRI HARRIGAN / SUB CLUB
Really diggin these.
CHRIS MASSEY/ PAPER RECORDINGS
Very nice, Into The Fire original doing it for me but He Said is also killer and both can get plays off me!
DAN CURTIN/ SPACEMETRICS
Sound EP all in all but I really like the Andres mix on this one
LARS BEHRENROTH/ DEEPER SHADES
Desnuda is sweeeet ..Both mixes of Into The Fire are dope, too
FRED EVERYTHING/ LASZY DAYS
Will definitely play some of them on my show. The first track is my favorite but also the Andres Mix.
MUSIC FOR DREAMS / KENNETH BAGER
Really like the title track – Into The Fire. Also the Yuksek remix.
Desnuda. Yuksek Remix!!
Desnuda is the perfect mid afternoon, beach sunshine track.
DAIRMONT/ ROOM WITH A VIEW
Lovely release all over…
MARC ROBERTS/ PANTAI PEOPLE/ MOTON
Great originals. Really digging. Yuksek remix for me though. Bassline is a pure growler
‘Loving Into the Fire for that real Danceteria Neu Disco no wave vibe ”
ANDY WILSON/ SONICA IBIZA
Loving this release , all tracks ace but Yuksek remix is best one for my sets
Love this one! My favourite tracks are 3 and 4.
Exciting, Balearic, I really like this!
RALPH SESSION/ HALF ASSED RECORDS
Yuksek has got the groove in the bag!
AL MACKENZIE/ D: REAM
Original of ‘Into The Fire’ for me. Yuksek remix is nice too
JULIAN GARNETT/ POINT BLANK FM
A delightful selection of styles and vibes. There is something for everyone here! … My first-time hearing Underground System! And I am now a fan! … Loving this whole EP.
JIM LISTER/ 1 BTN
Desnuda (original mix) is a beauty.
DAN COOK/ POINT BLANK
What a great EP! Love the 3 originals and the Yuksek remix sounds amazing!
DAMIAN CHARLES/ POINT BLANK FM
Straight on this Andres mix ! Been playing the Yuksek too. Killer stuff