My conversation with critically acclaimed musician and avant-garde producer Tim Bernhardt aka Satin Jackets, whose mercurial creativity and refined European influence can be felt with every note, beat and melody featured in his ruggedly audacious and irresistibly retro compositions. As a crusader of the post-modern disco spirit which seemingly refuses to die, Tim’s work has been traditionally characterized as new age house music – but really, it’s house elevated to a whole new and powerful level of sumptuously gorgeous sound and dissonant beats that will leave you absolutely breathless and wanting more.
We talked about the nostalgic aspect to his music, the origin story behind the name “Satin Jackets”, the genesis of Coffee and Feels and how his commitment to exploring melodies, chords, and vocals has allowed him to transcend conventional genres of the industry, why his tracks have often been described as both celebratory and love-struck, his earliest association with disco and his impressions of how music has evolved during the pandemic, how being an independent artist relying on social media helped him connect with legions of new fans in the most authentic manner possible, how he feels about where music is heading today and the importance of being in control of the creative process, and why growing his brand slowly and steadily has given him the passion to keep innovating and perfecting his craft throughout the years.
Be sure to explore, like and subscribe to Satin Jackets via social media (@satinjackets), Spotify and countless other music sources. You can thank me later when you add Coffee and Feels to your daily playlist.