The Avalanches first album in over 15 years, Wildflower, debuted at #1 on the Aria Charts last month, and they played their first full live band show after a similar hiatus at Splendour In The Grass 2016.
In the months leading up to this live return, SOS' own Mike Callander worked with The Avalanches to take their sample-heavy content from this album and their debut, Since I Left You (from 2000) and turn it into a playable format for the stage. Using Ableton Live and a range of hardware, they created a playback environment that would retain the original off-the-grid groove and charm of the original tracks, while at the same time working with a full band in the modern festival context.
Mike will speak about how he approached the task and how it worked at the next Ableton User Group Melbourne event on August 17. More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1742771379309089/