Kicking off their international tour this June, the iconic duo of the French electro music scene AIR will have Americans at the edge of their seats. Comprised of Jean-Benoît Dunckel and Nicolas Godin, the pair will be performing at the Governors Ball Music Festival at Randall’s Island Park on Sunday, June 4, 2017.
Founded about twenty years ago, AIR gained popularity with their first album “Moon Safari”, released in 1998 with their hit single “Sexy Boy”. After composing the score for Sofia Coppola’s film The Virgin Suicides, they quickly rose to international stardom. As Coppola’s musical favorites, AIR will worked with the director once more on her second full-length feature film Lost in Translation.
With an uncontested notoriety, the duo from Versailles have collaborated with musical greats such as Charlotte Gainsbourg and Beck Hansen. Today, AIR has eight albums under their belts and are, much like Daft Punk, key figures in the French house genre.
Holding strong at the intersection of pop, electronic, and psychedelic rock, AIR’s music stands out from the rest of the electro and house genres with their cosmic and hallucinatory acoustics. Marking a career milestone, the group released their anthology “Twentyears” last year to celebrate their 20th anniversary.
After the United States leg of their tour, Dunckel and Godin will fly to Dusseldörf to launch their next part of their tour in France. Tickets to the Governors Ball are available for purchase here.