Sat March 4th - The Old Courts, Wigan, UK
Sat Apr 22nd - Trades Club, Hebden Bridge, UK
Apr 29th-May 14th - Japan Tour
Sat May 27th - Bearded Theory Festival, Derbyshire. UK
Sun July 9th - Noisily Festival, Leicestershire, UK
X-Port - the latest album release of System 7 - presenting a unique combination of techno and trance beats and live musicianship. On October 16th 2015 A-Wave Records simultaneously released the full power System 7 X-Port album and the more chilled Mirror System album titled N-Port. This ambitious release plan celebrates the 21 year anniversary of System 7’s seminal Fire and Water dual albums, and presents the full range of Hillage and Giraudy’s work in the field of electronica.
Released March 2015:- System 7 & Mirror System mini-album N+X - a trailer for the ambitious simultaneous dual album release of System 7's new album X-Port and Mirror System's new album N-Port planned for the autumn. This is a celebration of 21 years since the release of System 7's ground breaking Point 3 Fire album and Water album.
SYSTEM 7 released Out (dbl CD) - on 07-07-14 - The Definitive Single Remix Collection featuring remixes and collaborations by Richie Hawtin / Dubfire / Carl Craig /James Holden / Laurent Garnier / A Guy Called Gerald / A. Mochi / Liquid Soul / Son Kite / Alex Paterson / Voyager / Rovo / Evan Marc / Jam El Mar / Doc Scott
SYSTEM 7's previous release - the Passion EP - really hits the spot, showing that in 2013 they remain on top of their game with their unique blend of trance and techno.
The most recent full System 7 album UP (released May 2011) tips the balance a bit in a more techno and tech house direction, still showcasing the unique System 7 sound with ultra modern production and a feeling of positivity. The album was inspired by time spent in Berlin. The club single, taken from UP, is PositiveNoise, a collaboration with Berlin-based A Guy Called Gerald, and features a new deep techno remix from Carl Craig and a powerful remix from Japanese techno star A.Mochi. PositiveNoise also has great new Japanese animation video clip
The previous album Phoenix (released January 2008) has a more psychedelic direction and is based around the iconic Japanese manga series Hinotori (meaning Bird of Fire) drawn by manga pioneer Osamu Tezuka. Working with ace Japanese video animation team Mood Magic, System 7 have produced some groundbreaking animation video clips, including a new one for PositiveNoise.
SYSTEM 7’s Steve Hillage and Miquette Giraudy have had a strong influence on the birth of psychedelic dance music and it’s journey up to the present, forging a unique and bang up-to-date identity on the genre map, in a space where techno, progressive and trance meet – with a healthy side-element of unique quality ambient chill which is connected and reflected in their sister project Mirror System.
Since the beginning of the 90s System 7 projects have been marked by a series of high powered collaborations, working with Detroit luminaries Derrick May and Carl Craig, Laurent Garnier, The Orb, Jam El Mar, Son Kite among others. System 7’s club singles have had outstanding remixes from the likes of Plastikman, James Holden and Dubfire, whose mix of Space Bird was number one on Beatport’s main chart for 2 weeks in 2008.
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