David Frank and Mic Murphy met in the early 1980s while working for the soul/funk band Kleeer. Frank had gotten a break when Atlantic Records enlisted him as Kleeer's tour keyboardist. The band's road manager was Mic Murphy, and although Murphy was obviously aware of Frank's skills, Frank was unaware Murphy could sing.
Later in New York City, David Frank was working on a session that evolved into a track called "It's Passion" which was to feature a pre-stardom Madonna on vocals. However, due to creative differences, Madonna bowed out. Frank then remembered Murphy and invited him work on it. The results were so impressive that Atlantic Records offered Murphy and Frank a recording deal of their own. Murphy came up with the band's name, and within weeks "It's Passion" was receiving massive radio airplay in New York. "It's Passion" became both a radio and club hit in New York. The interest sparked enough interest for Mirage to give David and Mic an advance for an album.
The System was an American synth pop duo from the 1980s.
The duo consists of vocalist/guitarist Mic Murphy and seasoned session keyboardist David Frank. The band was founded in 1982 in New York.
A hit single by former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham titled "This Groove", contains an interpolation of "Don't Disturb This Groove".
Tupac used a sample of "Don't Disturb This Groove" on his single "Lost Soulz" recorded for the soundtrack of the movie Gang Related.
They recorded the title song for the soundtrack of the film Coming to America.
They featured in the film Beat Street
They remixed the song "Eye To Eye" by British band Go West for it's US release in 1985
Robert Palmer recorded a cover version of "You Are In My System"
"You Are In My System" was also recorded in Spanish as "Tu Estas En Mi Systema"
The Backstreet Boys remade the song "Don't Disturb This Groove" for their 2005 album Never Gone but the song was never released.