System 7 (band)  

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System 7 is a British ambient dance band. For legal reasons, they are known as 777 in North America.

Steve Hillage and Miquette Giraudy, both formerly of Gong, formed System 7 after hearing the likes of 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 more of an extended collaboratory project with artists such as Carl Craig, Laurent Garnier, Derrick May, Alex Paterson (of The Orb), and Youth. Unusually for an ambient/dance band, System 7 makes extensive use of Hillage's guitars.

Hillage and Giraudy have also launched a spin-off project called Mirror System, "the new vehicle for developing the chilled & downtempo dimensions of our music." They have also worked under the name Groovy Intent.

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