Born in Panama, Underdog came to DC at age seven with his mother and set down strong weirdo/subcultural roots in the Nation’s Capitol. He sees as two of the same thing. A mix of all genres and new aesthetics without conformity.
Underdog’s sets traverse the globe and delve in futurism on many levels. Bringing “New Aesthetic” to DC/NY over and over, Underdog’s recent acclaim stems from his UNSEEN mixtape series which have expanded his listening audience and placed him outside of any playlist or genre-defined role. He’s played festivals, and has shared the stage with artists like Femi Kuti, Sango, Common, Black Coffee, Seun Kuti, A Tribe Called Red and Questlove. From Afropunk to almost every major festival in NYC, DJ Underdog is currently holding down residencies with OKAYAFRICA DC, ELECTRAFRIQUE NYC and FUTURE R & BASS.
Black Magic: Afro Pasts/FuturesApril 24th- May 22nd, 2016
Curated by Niama Safia Sandy