System 7 ‎– Alpha Wave

Butterfly Records ‎– BFLT25
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM

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A Alpha Wave (Plastikman Acid House Mix)
Remix – PlastikmanRemix, Producer [Additional] – Richie Hawtin
B1 Alpha Wave (Alpha Mix)
Mixed By – Miquette Giraudy, Steve Hillage
B2 Alpha Wave (That Sound Mix)
Mixed By – Miquette Giraudy, Steve Hillage

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℗ 1995 Butterfly Recordings © 1995 Big Life Records (1994) Ltd

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Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 025055 200255
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5025055200255
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A): BFLP 25 Aι/ BFLT 25 A'
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B): BFLP 25 Bι/ BFLT 25 Bι THE EXCHANGE

Other Versions (5 of 5) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BFLD25 System 7 Alpha Wave(CD, Single) Butterfly Records, Big Life BFLD25 UK 1995 Sell This Version
BFLT25 System 7 Alpha Wave(12", Promo) Butterfly Records BFLT25 UK 1995 Sell This Version
AAWT 701 System 7 Alphawave(12", Promo) A-Wave AAWT 701 UK 2000 Sell This Version
BFLT25 System 7 Alpha Wave(12") Butterfly Records BFLT25 UK 1995 Sell This Version
AAWT 701 System 7 Alphawave(12") A-Wave AAWT 701 UK 2000 Sell This Version


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April 3, 2019
This is why we all loved Richie Hawtin back in the good old days. What happened?


May 30, 2018

Damn that mix! Absolutely a classic! Will mix this soon enough with persistence of vision!


January 27, 2016
Classic if you like old skool acid house :)

You can't deny the wave of 303 and lush techno



August 6, 2015
Masterpiece... Would you play the full 20 min track in a deejay set?


February 12, 2007
edited over 13 years ago
I had the fortune to see Hawtin join System 7 live for this number, on a magical Sunday afternoon at Glastonbury '95.

He'd just played a Plastikman set, messing everyone up with his teasing cuts and dropped beats. This wiped out any survivors.

Hilliage and Girauldy were jamming over the top.

Monstrous. [sigh].


September 28, 2006
edited over 13 years ago
One thing i don't understand is that this is not a remix of the original System 7 track at all, instead it's almost exactly the same as 'Robotman - Do Da Doo (Plastikman's Acid House Remix)' but only twice as long. The main bassline consists of a morphed voice sample taken from 'Dancing Flutes - Do The Do' from 1988.

It's probably all done because of promoting/money issues, System 7 was quite a big act.


February 17, 2004

This is it. The absolute 'IT' - the best bit of electronic music in the universe. Plastikman's mix is pure acidy techno mania the whole way through, with a relentlessly pumping beat, hi-hats to make your ears catch fire and fall off and screaming liquid acid lines that are inhumanly awesome.

Plus it run for 19 blissful minutes, with an epic breakdown after 10 that practically stops the tune, spends ages teasing that it's going to come back, and eventually kicks off again for a final spurt of acidic spunk all over your face. I let this tune defile me regularly, and I love it like a dirty slut every time. I give it 16 out of 10.


March 6, 2003

Richie Hawtin adds his acid madness into this track. It's relentless and those that love dark sweaty clubs, with a strobe for added mayhem will love dancing to this groove. Adid like only Hawtin can do !