SYSTEM 7 provide the conscious link between the techno and house explosion of the 80s and its European psychedelic antecedents of the 70s, and have had a strong influence on the birth of psychedelic dance music and its journey up to the present.
Consistently progressive, System 7’s central producers – guitarist Steve Hillage and keyboardist Miquette Giraudy – have forged a unique and bang up-to-date identity on the dance music genre map, in a space where techno, progressive and trance meet – with a healthy side-element of unique quality ambient chill. This chill element is further developed in their sister project Mirror System.
As one of the first techno groups to play live, System 7 have also had a strong influence on the development of the dance music festival scene, particularly in the UK, and are big festival favourites playing regularly around the world.
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, and Son Kite among others. System 7’s club singles have had outstanding remixes from the likes of Plastikman, James Holden, Dubfire and Liquid Soul.
The most recent single “PositiveNoise” is a collaboration with A Guy Called Gerald and has remixes by Carl Craig and A.Mochi and another groundbreaking animation video by Japanese team Mood Magic. This track is taken from the new System 7 album “UP” released in June 2011, a lot of which was written and produced in Berlin.