Jean-Benoît Dunckel is also known as half of the french duo AIR and he worked for pop solo project as Darkel. His first solo album came out in 2006, at the same time as Charlotte Gainsbourg’s “5:55” album that he produced alongside with his acolyte from AIR.
In 2012, JB Dunckel and Lou Hayter got together to form the band Tomorrow’s World and released an album.
As a prolific musician, Jean-Benoît also worked on a project called Starwalker, along with the Islandic artist Bardi Johannsson. The album has been released in March 2016.
The first E.P of JB Dunckel under the project name Darkel again has been released in spring 2015.
JB started some experimental musical electronic concerts with the video artist Jacques Perconte in 2014
As well as participating to mythical soundtracks for Sofia Coppola with AIR (« Virgin Suicides », « Lost In Translation », « Marie Antoinette ») and also soundtracks like « Quartier Lointain », « Pioneer »… Jean-Benoît composed on his own the score of “Bee”, “Je M’appelle Hmm”, always in a very organic and solar electronic spirit.
In 2014, JB Dunckel finished the soundtrack of the Lithuanian movie “Summer” directed by Alanté Kavaïté (awarded in Sundance) and did the music of the creative Olivier Babinet’s movie « Swagger ».
He recently finished the music of « KO » Fabrice Gobert’s feature film, who did the television series « Les Revenants » (adapted in USA as « The Returned « )
JB toured with Air in 2016-2017 and signed a deal with Sony Jive Epic to record his solo album under his real name JB Dunckel, to be released in January 2018.