System 7

System 7

UK-based techno and ambient outfit System 7 was formed by Hillage and Giraudy in 1990. Rather than simply being a duo, System 7 has always been more of an extended collaboratory project with contributions from a wide range of other artists including such luminaries as Derrick May, Alex Paterson (of The Orb), Carl Craig and Laurent Garnier.

Highly proficient programmers and mixers, System 7 are also one of the few ambient/techno acts to employ the guitar.
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System 7 Discography


DIXG102 System 7 System 7 (Album) 10 Records, 10 Records, 10 Records DIXG102 UK 1991 Sell This Version
BFLMC 1 System 7 777 (Album) Big Life, Weird And Unconventional Records BFLMC 1 UK 1993 Sell This Version
BFL CB 11 System 7 Point 3 - Water Album (Album) Butterfly Records BFL CB 11 Austria 1994 Sell This Version
BFLLA11 System 7 Point 3 - Fire Album (Album) Butterfly Records, Big Life BFLLA11 UK 1994 Sell This Version
RS 96092 CD System7* Power Of Seven⁷ (Album) R & S Records RS 96092 CD Belgium 1995 Sell This Version
BFLCD27 System7* Golden Section (Album) Butterfly Records BFLCD27 UK 1997 Sell This Version
AAWCD007 System 7 Seventh Wave (Album) A-Wave AAWCD007 UK 2001 Sell This Version
AAWCDP010 System 7 Live Transmissions (Album) A-Wave AAWCDP010 UK 2003 Sell This Version
BRC-107 System 7 Encantado (Album) A-Wave BRC-107 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
WKYCD013 System 7 Phoenix (Album) A-Wave WKYCD013 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
WKYLDD001 System 7 Live @ Shinjuku Face 11.4.2009 Wakyo Records WKYLDD001 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
AAWCD014 System 7 Up (Album) A-Wave AAWCD014 UK 2011 Sell This Version
AAGWCD004 Rovo And System 7 Rovo And System 7 - Phoenix Rising (Album) G-Wave AAGWCD004 UK 2013 Sell This Version
AAWCD019 System 7 X-Port(CD, Album) A-Wave AAWCD019 UK 2015 Sell This Version
AAWCD017 System 7 / Mirror System System 7 / Mirror System - N + X(CD, MiniAlbum, Dig) A-Wave AAWCD017 UK 2015 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

TENX 335 DJ System 7 Sunburst (Flutter Mix) 10 Records TENX 335 DJ UK 1990 Sell This Version
TEN 394 System 7 Freedom Fighters (Single, Maxi) 10 Records TEN 394 UK 1991 Sell This Version
TENDJ 381 System 7 Miracle (Maxi) 10 Records TENDJ 381 UK 1991 Sell This Version
TENCD 385, 664 778 System 7 Habibi (Single) 10 Records, 10 Records, 10 Records TENCD 385, 664 778 UK 1991 Sell This Version
TENX 357 DJ System 7 Strange Quotations(12", Promo) 10 Records TENX 357 DJ UK 1991 Sell This Version
SYSDJ 7 System 7 Depth Disco(12") 10 Records SYSDJ 7 UK 1991 Sell This Version
TENG 403 System 7 Featuring Ultra Naté System 7 Featuring Ultra Naté - Altitude (Single) 10 Records TENG 403 UK 1992 Sell This Version
SYSTEM PROMO 1 System 7 7:7 Expansion (Single) Big Life SYSTEM PROMO 1 UK 1993 Sell This Version
BFLT 8 System 7 Sinbad / Quest Big Life, Weird And Unconventional Records BFLT 8 UK 1993 Sell This Version
System Sampler 1 System 7 Desir / Sinbad(12", Promo, Smplr, Gre) Big Life, Weird And Unconventional Records System Sampler 1 UK 1993 Sell This Version

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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!


November 30, 2009
edited over 6 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.


February 15, 2007
edited over 9 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.


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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