Inspired by the acid house explosion, System 7 are one of the UK’s foremost unique Live techno bands, also hailed for their impressive earth-moving Festival sets. Having ‘helped birth the first official dance music stage at Glastonbury Festival in 1995’, they championed and worked with Detroit’s Techno godfather Derrick on their acclaimed ‘Mysterious Traveller’ album, where the duo inspirated a generation of electronic artists. Here System 7 deliver the latest evolution of their System 7 dance floor sound alongside the chilled downtempo grooves of their sister Mirror System project on ‘Café Seven’.
Showcasing a blend of deep atmospheric tech beats and soundscapes across 10 tracks distinguished by their warmly distinctive psychedelic sound. Steve Hillage and Miquette Giraudy’s sonic world is a bang up to date production with a timeless spirituality. ‘Café Seven’ features exclusive collaborations with Marcus Henriksson (Minilogue/Son Kite) on the infectious menacing acidic electro groove, ‘Million Suns’ through to warm balearica on their Mirror System collaboration ‘Smooth Operator’ with Ajja. ‘ Flanked with some high profile remixes including System 7 remixes of Sudo’s percussive bomb, Sensation’ (originally released on Dubfire’s label SCI+TEC in 2015) and the explosive ‘And Justice Killed’ by Joujouka. Another huge dance floor highlight is the culminating tech house weapon ‘Big Summit’ meshing Miquette’s scintillating synths over Steve’s unique guitar.
Switching into their expanded chill out guise, Mirror System, opening with the endlessly lifting ambient groove, ‘First Wave’. From mesmerising eastern-stylings on ‘Elektra’ to their Mirror System Remix of ‘Cloudface’ for Six Degrees Records artists Delia Derbyshire Appreciation Society, which ranges freely around a deep bass line throwing in Moog guitar shapes, it perfectly balances the journey. Concluding is a final no-beats Moog inflected trip to the stars ’Golden Mission’. Creating sonic symmetry on their Café Seven’ album (where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts) System 7 strive to carve out their own unique niche in the ever evolving pantheon of electronic music.
System 7’s have collaborated and worked with many leading visionaries from the electronic dance firmament including A Guy Called Gerald, Carl Craig, Laurent Garnier and The Orb on the classic 40-minute No 1 single ‘Blue Room’ as well as the first two Orb albums. System 7 are confirmed as support on The Orb’s 30th Anniversary UK Tour this October also.
Café Seven is the new album from System 7/ Mirror System released on vinyl, CD and digital on A-Wave Records. Catalogue No: AAWCD020.
Café Seven with System 7 & Mirror System
Saturday October 13th 2018 8pm-2am
Under The Bridge, Stamford Bridge, Fulham Road, Ldn, SW6 1HS
Mirror System (Live) & System 7 Live) DJs: Josko & DJ Calemma
Video visuals by Antonio Pagano (9 metre LED screen)
System 7 just Announced for The Orb 30th Anniversary Tour
This October System 7 are announced as support on The Orb 30th Anniversary Tour across the UK, celebrating their 30 year anniversary with a set of greatest hits and music from their new album, ’No Sounds Are Out Of Bound’.