System 7

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UK-based techno and ambient outfit System 7 was formed by Steve Hillage and Miquette Giraudy in 1990. Both had previously been key members of the pioneering psychedelic space rock collective Gong in the seventies, and Hillage also released a string of solo LP's including the hugely influential ambient LP "Rainbow Dome Musick".
When the underground dance music movement exploded in the UK at the end of the 80's Hillage and Giraudy decided to fully embrace the new wave of electronic music, and that is where System 7 began. However,.rather than simply being a duo, System 7 has sought to maintain the project by choosing a very dynamic range of collaborators to work with. and the results of those collaborations have produced some of the very best electronic dance music releases over the last three decades. They have worked with such luminary artists as Derrick May, Alex Paterson (of The Orb), Carl Craig and Laurent Garnier. Plus many more.

Highly proficient programmers and mixers, System 7 are also one of the few ambient/techno acts to employ the guitar.
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DIXG102, 304 321 System 7 — System 7 System 7 System 7 (Album) 10 Records, 10 Records, 10 Records DIXG102, 304 321 UK & Europe 1991 Sell This Version
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none 777 — System 7 System 7 777 (Album) Big Life, Weird And Unconventional Records none UK & Ireland 1993 Sell This Version
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BFLMB11 Point 3 - Water Album — System 7 System 7 Point 3 - Water Album (Album) Butterfly Records, Big Life Records BFLMB11 UK 1994 Sell This Version
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BFLLA11 Point 3 - Fire Album — System 7 System 7 Point 3 - Fire Album (Album) Butterfly Records, Big Life BFLLA11 UK 1994 Sell This Version
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SRCS 8006 Power Of Seven⁷ — System 7 System7* Power Of Seven⁷ (Album) R & S Records SRCS 8006 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
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BFLCD27 Golden Section — System 7 System7* Golden Section (Album) Butterfly Records BFLCD27 UK 1997 Sell This Version
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AAWCD007 Seventh Wave — System 7 System 7 Seventh Wave (Album) A-Wave AAWCD007 UK 2001 Sell This Version
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AAWCDP010 Live Transmissions — System 7 System 7 Live Transmissions (Album) A-Wave AAWCDP010 UK 2003 Sell This Version
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BRC-107 Encantado — System 7 System 7 Encantado (Album) A-Wave BRC-107 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
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WKYCD013 Phoenix — System 7 System 7 Phoenix (Album) A-Wave WKYCD013 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
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WKYLDD001 Live @ Shinjuku Face 11.4.2009 — System 7 System 7 Live @ Shinjuku Face 11.4.2009 Wakyo Records WKYLDD001 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
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AAWCD014 Up — System 7 System 7 Up (Album) A-Wave AAWCD014 UK 2011 Sell This Version
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AAGWCD004 Phoenix Rising — System 7 Rovo And System 7 Rovo And System 7 - Phoenix Rising (Album) G-Wave AAGWCD004 UK 2013 Sell This Version
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AAWCD017 N + X — System 7 System 7 / Mirror System System 7 / Mirror System - N + X (MiniAlbum) A-Wave AAWCD017 UK 2015 Sell This Version
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AAWCD019 X-Port — System 7 System 7 X-Port (Album) A-Wave AAWCD019 UK 2015 Sell This Version
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AAWCD020 Café Seven — System 7 System 7 / Mirror System System 7 / Mirror System - Café Seven (Album) A-Wave AAWCD020 UK 2018 Sell This Version
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TENX 335 DJ Sunburst (Flutter Mix) — System 7 System 7 Sunburst (Flutter Mix) 10 Records TENX 335 DJ UK 1990 Sell This Version
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TENX 357 DJ Strange Quotations — System 7 System 7 Strange Quotations(12", Promo) 10 Records TENX 357 DJ UK 1991 Sell This Version
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TENDJ 381 Miracle — System 7 System 7 Miracle (Maxi) 10 Records TENDJ 381 UK 1991 Sell This Version
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TENCD 385, TEN CD 385, 664 778 Habibi — System 7 System 7 Habibi (Single) 10 Records, 10 Records, 10 Records TENCD 385, TEN CD 385, 664 778 UK 1991 Sell This Version
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SYSDJ 7 Depth Disco — System 7 System 7 Depth Disco(12") 10 Records SYSDJ 7 UK 1991 Sell This Version
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TENG 403 Altitude — System 7 System 7 Featuring Ultra Naté System 7 Featuring Ultra Naté - Altitude (Single) 10 Records TENG 403 UK 1992 Sell This Version
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TENXDJ 394 Freedom Fighters — System 7 System 7 Freedom Fighters (Single) 10 Records, 10 Records TENXDJ 394 UK 1991 Sell This Version
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SYSTEM PROMO 1 7:7 Expansion — System 7 System 7 7:7 Expansion (Single) Big Life SYSTEM PROMO 1 UK 1993 Sell This Version
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BFLT 8 Sinbad / Quest — System 7 System 7 Sinbad / Quest (Single) Big Life, Weird And Unconventional Records BFLT 8 UK 1993 Sell This Version

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fuchurs

fuchurs

August 17, 2019
In 2019 I´ve seen Steve H. and M. Giraudy live at the carribean beach. The evening set with System 7 was outstanding, the morning set with mirror system was extraordinary. I´ve always been glad to listen their Steve H. , Gong or Orb stuff from time to time, but the system 7 stuff is unbelievable good.
fabriknos

fabriknos

August 7, 2010
System 7 remains a favorite act of mine despite current trends and changes in electronic music. They have consistently produced outstanding techno, trance, ambient and downtempo, jumping genres at their convenience, almost always with the trademark glissando guitar from Steve Hillage. Their collaborators could fill a book, and their live shows are legendary. They personify live techno/trance. Also a kind word about Steve - I emailed A-Wave Records after purchasing a new copy of Phoenix that had some weird audio glitches in a couple tracks, and Steve himself sends me a package in the mail with a new copy of Phoenix, Live Transmissions, and Encantado. What a surprise and what a class act. Thank you for all the music and memories, and we all hope you do another US tour because you are sorely missed out here!
mjb

mjb

November 30, 2009
edited over 13 years ago
I had the pleasure of meeting a very sleep-deprived System 7 in 1995, when they provided a 30-minute live mini-performance at a rave my friends & I organized at a fairgrounds in the midwestern United States. I spent some time chatting with Hillage, who was a kind, genuine and gracious man, and also a bit of nerd's nerd when it came to music and technology - qualities I'm sure many Discogs users can appreciate. Despite being perhaps a bit taken aback by how primitive, small and unpolished the party was, Steve expressed nothing but pleasure and contentment with the vibe and the opportunity to perform for a receptive audience, and he was thankful for the efforts of the exhausted promoters as we scrambled to accommodate our guests. His sentimental humanity and personable manner remain fixed in my memory as part of the essence of System 7, and changed the way I interpret their music.
Treehouse

Treehouse

February 15, 2007
edited over 16 years ago
Steve Hillage's career stretches back beyond the memory of the oldest members of the tribe and into the age of legend.
Rock Books mistakenly list his date of birth as
August 2,1951,but it is thought that Stonehenge was originally constructed as a stage set for an early Hillage gig and that the Long Barrows in Wiltshire were where he stored his cumbersome,pre digital gear.
interbongo

interbongo

July 25, 2002
Steve & Miquette have evolved the System 7 (or 777 as they
are called in the US) during various eras / phases of music
technology and styles. If you see them play-out in 2002,
your experiencing a briliant energy which has persisted and graced their musical journeys since the early seventies.

The best techno/trance/ambient outfit on the planet.
Always fresh DJs onboard whenever they gig..//ib

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