System 7 (band)

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System 7
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System 7 playing the album Phoenix at the London nightclub Heaven, February 2008
Background information
Origin United Kingdom
Genres Techno, ambient, progressive house, progressive trance
Years active 1991–present
Labels A-Wave, Big Life Records, Virgin/EMI Records
Associated acts Gong
Members Steve Hillage
Miquette Giraudy

System 7 are a British ambient dance band. Due to the existence of another band called System Seven they were initially billed as 777 in North America. System 7 was the name of the current version of the Macintosh operating system at the time of the band's formation.

Steve Hillage and Miquette Giraudy, both formerly of Gong, formed System 7 after hearing the Orb playing Hillage's 1979 ambient record Rainbow Dome Musick. They soon became part of the underground dance scene in London. While Hillage and Giraudy form the core of System 7, it is an extended collaborative project with artists such as Sugizo, Carl Craig, Laurent Garnier, Derrick May, Alex Paterson (of The Orb), and Youth. System 7 makes extensive use of Hillage's electric guitars.

Hillage and Giraudy later launched a spin-off project called Mirror System,[1] and have also worked under the name Groovy Intent.


Studio albums[edit]

As Mirror System

U.S. albums[edit]

As 777


Live albums[edit]

Singles & EPs[edit]

  • "Sunburst" (1990)
  • "Habibi" (1991)
  • "Freedom Fighters" (1991)
  • "Miracle" (1991)
  • "7:7 Expansion" (1992) - #39 on the UK Singles Chart; February 1993
  • "Sinbad/Quest" (1993) - #74 on the UK Singles Chart; July 1993
  • "Alpha Wave" (1995)
  • "Hangar 84" (1996)
  • "Interstate" (1996)
  • "Rite of Spring" (1997)
  • "Ring of fire" (1998)
  • "High Planes Drifter" (2001)
  • "Planet 7" (2004)
  • "Love Mission - Mission Love" • "I Move" • "Teotihuacan" • "Om Rock" (by Groovy Intent) (download-only EP) (2004)
  • "Space Bird" (2008)
  • "AlphaWave/HPD" (2010)
  • "Passion" (2012)



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  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 545. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

External links[edit]

System 7[edit]

Mirror System[edit]