In 1982, a record dropped which changed the way people experienced music. "You Are In My System" was: electronic and sexy, atonal and melodic, rocked out and deep. At a time when midi-driven "musicians" were at odds with "real" musicians. Mic Murphy and David Frank - The System gracefully fused the two and created a uniquely different harmonic experience. Their second album, Xperiment mixed by Michael Brauer yielded the top 10 R&B hit, "Promises Can Break" and an inclusion in the film "Beat Street" - "Baptize The Beat".
Their third album yielded two additional chart-toppers, "The Pleasure Seekers" and "This Is For You". However, it was the 1987 release of "Don't Disturb This Groove" recorded at Atlantic Studios by Jimmy Douglass and mixed by Tom Lord-Alge which established The System as one of the most innovative and copied artists of the decade. This beat ballad, marked by Mic's achingly desperate lead and Dave's dizzying mix of electronic soul, was the very definition of crossover, topping both Pop and R&B charts for several weeks while the album itself, DON'T DISTURB THIS GROOVE, made it onto scores of year-end Top 10 lists.
These two members went on to work with a who's who of artists Chaka Khan, Phil Collins, Robert Palmer, Stevie Winwood, Madonna, Ashford and Simpson, Mick Jagger, Scritti Politti, Christina Aguilera to name but a few. They also contributed the Theme to Eddie Murphy 's "Coming To America" and "Beverly Hills Cop's" "Rock and Roll Me Again".
2011 finds this Dynamic Duo at it again in the Science Lab recording their soon to be released new album "System Overload" on Science Lab Records.