In 1998 Air released their debut album Moon Safari which introduced the world to a new category in the Electronica genre called Chill-out. Their sound was so smooth, Air was the perfect name for the band. It was a different, slower approach to the Trip-Hop sound Massive Attack had started earlier in the 90’s and a stark contract to the harder dance sound on fellow Frenchies Daft Punk’s debut released the year before. They are by far the most influential Chill-out band and directly influenced Zero 7’s debut album Simple Things. If you’re not familiar with Air, you should check out the movie Virgin Suicides. They did the score for the movie and that shit is bananas.