Win CD copies of the new System 7 albums
October 31st saw the simultaneous release of the new System 7 and Mirror System albums ‘X-Port’ & ‘N-Port’ , where they showcasing their System 7 sound alongside the chillout downtempo grooves of their sister Mirror System project. This momentous release in System 7’s history also celebrates the 21st Anniversary of the release of their seminal System 7 ‘Fire’ and ‘Water’ dual albums.
System 7 ‘have come in for their fair share of flak and praise from the critics, but the fact is they have a durability that most dance artists would give their eye teeth for, not to mention a loyal fanbase’ (RA). From Steve’s early presence in Planet Gong and the revered ambient opus “Rainbow Dome Musick”, there is a cutting experimental edge that runs through their work including championing and working early on with Detroit’s Techno godfather Derrick May on the ‘Mysterious Traveller’ and seminal ‘Fire’ and ‘Water’s dual albums, which had a marked influence on the electronic artists that followed – check out Sheffield’s Warp label for Black Dog, B12, Autechre, and AFX.
Many of dance music’s leading visionaries have also collaborated and remixed System 7 including Richie Hawtin on their mind-blowing ‘Alphawave’ track, A Guy Called Gerald, Carl Craig, Dubfire , Laurent Garnier and of course their work with The Orb on the classic 40-minute No 1 single ‘Blue Room’ and ‘Little Fluffy Clouds’. S7’s Steve Hillage also produced the groundbreaking early 80s Simple Minds albums ‘Sons & Fascination’ and ‘Sister Feelings Call ‘, which featured their classic instrumental Themes For Great Cities, which would later become a defining Balearic anthem championed by the likes of Paul Oakenfold and Danny Rampling.
X-Port is the new album release of System 7 – the dance music project of Steve Hillage and Miquette Giraudy, presenting a unique combination of techno and trance beats and live musicianship, and which has had a strong influence on the development of psychedelic ambient and electronic music. X-Port is the first full System 7 studio album release since ‘UP’ in 2011 and features collaborations with Alex Paterson (of The Orb), Japanese band Rovo (with whom System 7 released the collaborative album Phoenix Rising in 2013), and DJ/Producer James Monro.
Mirror System is the more ambient sister project to System 7, specializing in the chill-out and downtempo aspect of their sound, with deep rolling grooves, a subtle blend of rich dreamy electronics and guitar and soft minimal tech-house elements. N-Port by Mirror System features collaborations with Alex Paterson (of The Orb) and Jam El Mar (of Jam & Spoon) and also an epic Mirror System remix of Perfect Stranger’s track “Free Cloud”.
System 7 play The Rescue Rooms, Masonic Place, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 5JT on
WHAT YOU CAN WIN!
Win CD copies of the new System 7 ‘X-Port’ Album and Mirror System’s ‘N-Port’ Album + 1 Winner gets the seminal System 7 ‘Fire’ & ‘Water’ Albums
Closing Date: 20th December 2015
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