French electronica duo AIR to perform in Singapore

Electronic duo AIR are bringing iconic soundtracks from your favourite cult films and dance culture-defining tunes to Singapore for the first time.

Local promoter Secret Sounds Asia announced today the French duo will make their Singapore debut on Saturday, May 27, 8.30pm at the Esplanade Theatre.

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Tickets range from SGD88-148, and will go on sale through Apac Tix starting March 22, 10am.

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AIR may have been outliers in the late-’90s electronica boom, but they became one of the most influential electronic acts of the 2000’s and beyond. Consisting of Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoît Dunckel, AIR rose to prominence with their sensual, atmospheric sound, inspired by Burt Bacharach, Kraftwerk and Brian Wilson, as well as a heady mix of disco, synthesizer maestros, new wave and obscure film soundtracks.

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Highlights from AIR’s illustrious discography include the critically acclaimed 1998 debut Moon Safari, featuring singles “Sexy Boy” and “Kelly Watch the Stars”. In early 2000 AIR provided the dreamy soundtrack to Sofia Coppola’s cult film The Virgin Suicides, teaming up with Gordon Tracks (Phoenix’s Thomas Mars) for the seductive lead track “Playground Love”. 2004’s TalkieWalkie featuring the sublime “Cherry Blossom Girl” was similarly released to glowing reviews. After crafting an original score for the 1902 classic silent film Le Voyage Dans la Lune, working with collaborators such as Au Revoir Simone and Beach House’s Victoria LeGrand, AIR returned in 2016 with the career-spanning Twentyears, an anthology of their most beloved tracks and rarities throughout the two decades of AIR.

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