Satin Jackets is a lush indie-dance outfit helmed by masked German producer Tim Bernhardt along with Den Ishu
, as well as various guest vocalists.
The project's sound features relaxed disco grooves, often with live instrumentation (especially funky guitar licks), and lyrics which can be celebratory and lovestruck as well as a bit yearning. Satin Jackets began when Bernhardt (formerly of deep house group Lorenzo) became aware of neo-disco labels such as Permanent Vacation and Eskimo Recordings
, and started creating tuneful house tracks influenced by disco and new wave. Several digital and vinyl-only releases appeared near the beginning of the 2010s, including singles and compilation tracks on Dikso Records, House of Disco, and Mullet Records
, as well as remixes for Tesla Boy, Leendder, Black Magic Disco, and others. Satin Jackets eventually signed to Eskimo
, contributing tracks to its color-themed compilations and releasing "You Make Me Feel Good" in 2013. The Foreign Affair EP followed on the label in 2014, and the group began touring internationally. Eskimo
released "Shine on You" in 2015, followed by "We Can Talk." ~ Paul Simpson