Breakbot Remixes Air (Stereogum Premiere)

On first listen, the shadowy “So Light Is Her Footfall” struck us as a perfect backdrop for some film noir. Four months later, its video directors agreed. This third look at the track flips the scene of Dunckel and Godin’s lonely hearts club jam, from black & white to Ed Banger banger. The transformation comes courtesy of countrymate and Ed Banger electro bro Breakbot (né Thibaut Berland). His list of previous remixes — Justice, Sebastien Tellier, Digitalism, Röyksopp among them — should give you a sense of what to expect, if not his label affiliation. It’s a remix, yes, but Breakbot’s seamlessly stitching Air’s vocals to that hand-clapped and funked-up French bloghaus vibe makes it sound like this is its original iteration. Listen:

The remix will appear on the Hear to Help charity CD available next month exclusively at American Eagle Outfitters, benefiting Oxfam America’s Haiti Recovery effort. Air’s Love 2 is out via Astralwerks. More on Breakbot at MySpace.

Tags: Air, Breakbot