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Road tested to reflect their numerous and more chilled DJ sets, Mirror System draw upon cutting edge artists such as Trentemoller, Guy Gerber, Shlomi Aber, Chymera, Peace Division, Alex Kenji and Bluetech as well as mixing in tracks from Mirror System/System 7 themselves.
on this new distinctive ? musical mix.
Blending their own Mirror System chilled sound with soft minimal techno and electro beats, “Reflector”
From the warm pulsating opening of their own “Healing Feather” track, “Reflector” moves into the minimal drum-led tech soundscape of the Phidelity Remix of Evan Marc & Steve Hillage’s “Resurfacing”.
Shifting up a gear with Guy Gerber & Shlomi Aber’s undulating “Sea Of Sand” stormer, another highlight is the intense tech meets east infusion of the Blagger’s Remix of Trentmoller’s crisp “Gush”. Peace Division’s “Voodoo (It’s In The Wall)” turns another corner as does the funky techno of Matthew Tanzmann’s “Swim” into Chymera’s throbbing “A Question”. Phonique’s sparse funk workout “Bike Ride” rolls into System 7’s eastern and tech-fluenced Remix of “Honey In The Heart” from Bluetech first heard on the “Dreamtime Submersible” album. Shlomi Aber’s crisp “Looking In God’s Eyes” is distinctly minimal and balaeric which works with Ahmet Sendil Remix of Alex Kenji’s “Adelante” striking with its dubby and ambient tones. Rounding “Reflector” off is System 7”s epic Ibiza-inspired “Sal Del Mar”, recorded during one of their frequent summer visits.
Mirror System is System’s parallel project specializing in downtempo, chill and soft minimal. The Mirror System “REFLECTOR DJ mix CD was commissioned by System 7’s Japanese label Wakyo as part of their “69 Steps” compilations series. Now set for a CD and digital release in the UK and the rest of the world on A-Wave.
As well as releasing the Mirror System “Reflector” album on June 21st, two System 7 classics are set for a timely vinyl and digital re-release. The Plastikman Acid House Remix of “Alpha Wave” is up first with renewed interest already high as Richie Hawtin relaunches his Plastikman project. Secondly the Voyager Remix of “High Plains Drifter” (vinyl catalogue number AAWT705) returns and already a staple with tastemakers such as .....
Mirror System, and their more well-known counterpart, System 7, continue to thrive on the global underground dance music scene with their Live & DJ appearances, remaining one of the most in-demand acts on the more underground festival circuit. Their last Glade Festival appearance saw, where them headline the Main Stage after James Holden and before Dubfire.
As well as starting to tour this release, System 7 are also recording their next album, the follow up to their “Phoenix” set and the biggest selling System 7 release on their A-Wave label from June 2008. The brilliant Japanese animation video for their “Hinotori “ track from the album has been shown widely on TV and has had over 80,000 views on YouTube. The Phoenix single “Space Bird” is A-Wave’s biggest selling single with sought-after remixes by Liquid Soul and Dubfire , and to cap it all the Dubfire Mix was Number 1 for two weeks on the main Beatport chart. As well as thousands of downloads, “Space Bird” has sold over 5000 12” vinyl copies. These remixes have also been licensed to numerous compilations, most notably James Lavelle’s recent Global Underground “Bankok” collection.
In 2008, Steve Hillage made a collaborative album “Dreamtime Submersible” with chillout star, Evan Marc aka Bluetech and released on Evan’s Simnia label, with additional remixes released digitally by Thoughtless Music.
NYE 2008/9, System 7 played 2 knock-out sets – 1 live and 1 DJ set – at the renowned tropical beach NYE party Universo Paralello in Bahia, Brazil. They played the prestigious 10pm – midnight leading up to the countdown, and then another rocking set on the alternative stage in the daytime a few days later, coming straight off stage and jumping into the clear warm sea for a swim!
2009 saw them mainly dedicated to work with their former group, Gong, enjoying somewhat of a renaissance, including playing more than 60 shows in UK, Europe, Japan and USA and production of a new Gong album titled “2032”.
Steve & Miquette still fitted in some System 7 shows last year including a Tokyo show in April, and also in Japan, the Amami Solar Eclipse Festival and the prestigious Fuji Rock Festival in July. S7 also completed two potent remixes of Liquid Soul’s “Sweet Things” (Iboga Records) and Bluetech’s “Honey in the Heart” (Aleph-Zero). www.
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