Remember that time you were sitting around listening to music, and someone put on Orbital’s “Halcyon,” and you were pretty stoked to hear it, because it’s a great track, but you’d never heard the Live at Glastonbury version, so when Belinda Carlyle’s “Heaven is a Place on Earth” got mixed in it totally blew your mind — and just as you were coming to terms with that, “You Give Love a Bad Name” by Bon Jovi got mixed over that and you were absolutely mind-blown and blissed out for days?
A lot of engineering, experience, and specialization went into the design of Orbital’s touring rig, a set up that has created joyous experiences for decades. Here’s a tour of the rig, from DJ Mag:
Made up of brothers Phil and Paul Hartnoll, Orbital played Inner City Electronic Festival in March, just prior to the UK’s COVID-19 lockdown. We caught up with the seminal UK rave duo to talk through how they play live.
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