30 Apr 13
Nothin To Ya - (7:24) 108 BPM
Too Late - (6:38) 120 BPM
The Hustle - (6:13) 110 BPM
I Can See The Light - (7:19) 116 BPM
Played by: Sleazy McQueen, FINGERMAN, Dave Allison (Editorial), Superbreak, The Glue, Shota Tanaka (Beaten Space Probe), 78 Edits, Weedyman, KS French, Kono Vidovic, Grass Green, Reed & Radley, VinylAddicted, Disco Doubles, Voodoo Whiskey
Review: Whiskey Disco presents a quartet of blisteringly good reworks from Dead Rose Music Company and Satin Jackets on this fine release. Dead Rose Music Company open proceedings in style with "Nothin To Ya", a brilliantly low-slung, bass-heavy re-edit-turned-remix of the Jones Girls' "You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else" that turns the delightful original into a dubbed-out chunk of dancefloor chugginess. The more upbeat "Too Late", based on a lesser-known favourite, is almost as good. Satin Jackets' "The Hustle" provides some looser - but still formidably heavy - dewy-eyed disco-soul thrills, while "I Can See The Light" is more Balearic than a wet, sloppy kiss from a grinning stranger.
04 Jun 12
Nhan Solo - "Supervisor" - (5:52) 120 BPM
Huxley & Daniel Solar - "Dancing With Your Heart" (feat Miss Bee) - (6:43) 119 BPM
Balcazar & Sordo - "Stay With Me" - (7:31) 117 BPM
Satin Jackets - "One More Chance" (feat Natalie Conway) - (8:10) 112 BPM
Played by: Dj N◉va ▶ Rodon FM 95, Slow It Down, FINGERMAN, SW, Daniel Lucas, Juno Recommends Disco, Rony Breaker, Sccucci Manucci, The Legendary 1979 Orchestra, Nhan Solo
Review: The Dikso imprint doffs their collective cap at the current amalgamation of disco and house with a quartet of floor burners on the seventh edition of the Super Sound series, making for a fine 10th release from the label! Mother Recordings boss Nhan Solo opens proceedings with "Supervisor", a finely crafted gem that starts off a bit disco (check that slap bass line son) before mutating into some kind of post Hot Creations house behemoth while you are busy trying to figure out what that vocal sample says. Alongside this Dikso head Daniel Solar teams up with rising talent Huxley and the impressively voiced Miss Bee for "Dancing With Your Heart" which has more than a touch of vintage Moloko about it - do check! Up next Mexican duo Balcazar & Sordo bring the chunky disco/house vibes with the ever present soar of "Stay With Me" while Satin Jackets drops the most overt disco moment on "One More Chance" which is owned by the glistening vocals from Natalie Conway.
25 Feb 13
Played by: Chris Coco, Maurice Aymard, Hot Toddy, J&M BROTHERS, JKriv (Razor-N-Tape), CC:DISCO!, Kono Vidovic
Review: German duo Satin Jackets excel at making the kind of glossy, feelgood fodder that sits somewhere between groovy nu-disco and beach-friendly deep house. Having already impressed, they're now ready to drop arguably their biggest production yet, "You Make Me Feel Good". It's a decidedly Balearic jam, offering spine-tingling vocal samples over a smooth, tactile groove that should sound good at outdoor parties and musical festivals this summer. The package also includes the Deep Mix, a shuffling deep house mix that sounds like a nu-disco era take on the luscious Naked Music sound of the early 2000s. As it's already appearing on big compilations, you can expect it to be massive.
02 Feb 15
Shine On You (original mix) - (5:36) 115 BPM
Shine On You (Mighty Mouse remix) - (6:01) 123 BPM
Shine On You (Ben Macklin remix) - (6:45) 115 BPM
Shine On You (Ben Macklin dub mix) - (6:46) 115 BPM
Played by: Juno Recommends Disco
Review: Few do nu-disco quite as well as Satin Jackets. The German producer has an impressive discography to prove it, with previous releases appearing on such labels as Deep & Disco, Whiskey Disco and Eskimo. Here, he returns to the latter - with British vocalist Esser in tow - with the shimmering, summery goodness of "Shine On You". The previously hyped - but recently surprisingly quiet - Mighty Mouse contributes a headline-grabbing mix, in which he turns the cheery original into a driving chunk of synth-propelled disco-house. Ben Macklin goes in the opposite direction on his two reworks, diving deeper into the world of sun-flecked Balearic electronics and soft-focus nu-disco.
18 Aug 14
Sunrise In Paradise - (7:22) 111 BPM
Gelee Royale - (7:02) 105 BPM
Fall Apart (feat Patrick Baker) - (5:30) 110 BPM
Review: Nu-disco may be on the wane a little, but thankfully there a still a few acts capable of delivering deliciously dreamy and floor-friendly electronic disco jams. German duo Satin Jackets is one of those acts. This three-tracker for Belgium's Eskimo Recordings is full of enveloping chords, shuffling grooves and bright-eyed melodies. Opener "Sunrise In Paradise" sounds like classic Aeroplane with a dash of hazy, horizontal pop thrown in, while "Galee Royale" is so effortlessly sun-kissed that you want to grab your sunnies and head for the beach. Closer "Fall Apart", meanwhile, is almost thrillingly dreamy, with Patrick Barber's guitar and vocal drifting from the speakers as if it was a plastic bag caught in a humid summer breeze.
08 Apr 16
Feel Good (feat Scavenger Hunt) - (2:46) 114 BPM
We Can Talk (feat Emma Brammer) - (4:12) 107 BPM
Shine On You (feat Esser - original mix) - (5:36) 115 BPM
Keep Moving On (feat IsaacO) - (4:11) 110 BPM
So I Heard (feat I Will/I Swear) - (6:32) 105 BPM
Cala Banana - (6:00) 113 BPM
Say You (feat Kids At Midnight) - (5:06) 108 BPM
Find Out (feat Marble Sounds) - (4:59) 105 BPM
Coast To Coast (feat Nteibint) - (6:11) 110 BPM
For Days (feat KLP - original mix) - (5:45) 107 BPM
Girl, Forever - (7:22) 111 BPM
You Make Me Feel Good (original mix) - (7:07) 114 BPM
Review: (Mr) Satin Jackets is both the name of duo Tim Bernhardt and Den Ishu and the fictional protagonist of their songs (depicted here on the cover of their debut album as a Money For Nothing-style computer graphic). The 80s influences continue way beyond the sleeve as the music is pure white linen suit, palm tree and breezy ocean territory. There are 12 smooth FM synth gems on here including hit singles "You Make Me Feel Good", "Shine On You" and "We Can Talk". If a neon-tinged pop-house update of vintage synthpop is your thing, then this is most definitely your album!
22 Apr 16
Shine On You (feat Esser) - (5:36) 115 BPM
Shine On You (feat Esser - radio edit) - (3:31) 115 BPM
Shine On You (feat Esser - Mighty Mouse remix) - (6:01) 123 BPM
Shine On You (feat Esser - Ben Macklin remix) - (6:45) 115 BPM
Shine On You (feat Esser - Ben Macklin dub mix) - (6:46) 115 BPM
27 Apr 18
Latin Jackets - (6:26) 111 BPM
Got To Be Love - (4:41) 113 BPM
Hollywood - (7:13) 113 BPM
Olivia (Sirius XM Chill edit) - (5:00) 110 BPM
Novika - "Miss Mood" (Satin Jackets remix) - (8:00) 114 BPM
Tesla Boy - "In Your Eyes" (Satin Jackets remix) - (8:09) 108 BPM
How Long Can I Wait For You - (7:06) 109 BPM
28 May 12
Review: Having popped up on Mullet and House of Disco Records, German nu-disco types Satin Jackets have decided to launch their own label. Naturally, they kick things off with something they've penned themselves, the typically Balearic, synth-heavy "Hollywood". Blessed with a lazy, laidback vocal from Eric Cozier, it sounds a bit like late '80s Pet Shop Boys (think Introspective or Behaviour rather than "It's A Sin") after sharing a fistful of E's and a string of super-strength spliffs with Johnny Marr. Swede Chris Jylkke remixes, emphasizing the Balearic elements on a long, lazy rework that's probably destined to grace a 'Beefa chill out compilation.
18 Aug 17
Review: Belgium's Eskimo label have long since been champions of retro electro-pop and house. Here Germany's Satin Jackets see their recent yacht rock hit Northern Lights remixed into sublime and dreamy pop-trance by Carl Louis. With the original's tougher edges now smoothed out, the song becomes something else, that something else being a slow motion widescreen Euro anthem, drenched in summery synth riffs and yearning vocals courtesy of David Harks who sounds uncannily like Jake Sheers in ballad mode. A fitting end of the summer epic.
29 Jan 16
We Can Talk - (4:12) 107 BPM
We Can Talk (Moullinex remix) - (8:23) 115 BPM
We Can Talk (Larse dub) - (7:40) 118 BPM
Played by: Akio Imai
Review: Aside from putting out a number of releases on Nu Indee and Whiskey Disco, Satin Jackets is a regular for Eskimo Recordings too. "We Can Talk" features the vocals of Emma Brammer, and it's a fine disco number with a distinctive pop edge. There's a housier reinterpretation by Moullinex too, and Larse chucks in a weighty, mystical dub.
09 Dec 13
For Days (original mix) - (5:45) 107 BPM
For Days (instrumental mix) - (5:45) 107 BPM
Night Keys (original mix) - (6:11) 105 BPM
13 Jan 17
Played by: Alien Disco Sugar / Leonidas DeeJay
Review: While relatively under-appreciated in the UK, Satin Jackets are one of Europe's most successful nu-disco outfits. The German duo impressed last year with their breezy debut album, Panorama Pacifico, which effortlessly joined the dots between nu-disco, Balearica and radio-friendly synth-pop. Here they return to Eskimo Recordings with a new chunk of sun-kissed goodness: the gentle warmth of 'Never Enough', where Niya Wells' ear-catching vocals ride a backing track rich with colourful synths, tumbling piano lines, crisp guitars and toasty electric bass. Fellow German producer Cassara provides the accompanying remix, smartly emphasizing the more organic elements of the duo's original productions to ensure a looser, classic disco feel.
13 May 16
Feel Good - (2:46) 114 BPM
Feel Good (Cavego extended remix) - (6:05) 118 BPM
Feel Good (Keljet remix) - (4:38) 114 BPM
Feel Good (In Limbo remix) - (4:17) 110 BPM
Played by: J&M BROTHERS
Review: Although they've never really broken through in the UK, Satin Jackets are one of the most successful nu-disco outfits in Europe. Feel Good, featuring the woozy vocal talents of Scavenger Hunt, was one of the standout cuts on their recent album, Panorama Pacifico. The dreamy, eyes-closed, Balearic pop vibe of the original version is hard to beat, but a trio of remixers steps up to have a go. Cavego goes first, delivering a near perfect blend of sun-kissed nu-disco bliss full of clipped guitars, dreamy pads and rolling, Balearic disco grooves. Kaljet reaches for the pianos on a bold and beautiful interpretation, before In Limbo slows things down on a drowsy, late night version that's as picturesque as a leisurely drive through the Black Forest at sunrise.
01 Oct 12
Shur-i-kan - "In Love" - (5:28) 115 BPM
Larse - "Tonite" - (6:24) 125 BPM
Daniel Solar - "Burning Up" - (6:32) 110 BPM
Satin Jackets - "Never Say Never" (feat Linda Mathews) - (8:27) 115 BPM
Played by: Dj N◉va ▶ Rodon FM 95, ROTCIV, Oscar Brown (Low Slung), Peter Edison, THE GROOVERS, Slow It Down, FINGERMAN, Disco Tech (DiscoDat), Roberto Rodriguez, Juno Recommends Disco, Husky, Pablo Contraband (Disco Deviant), Vermelho, Kerry and Casio, Alessandro Otiz, Kruse & Nuernberg, Shota Tanaka (Beaten Space Probe), Dublin Aunts, Dynamicron (Los Grandes/Our Nights), Reed & Radley, Allen Craig, Felipe Le Conteè
08 Feb 12
Social Disco Club - "You Got To Stay" - (6:39) 122 BPM
Kitano - "For The King" - (7:09) 114 BPM
Soho808 - "Turning Slow" (feat Lydia Caesar) - (6:05) 112 BPM
Satin Jackets - "Girl, Forever" - (7:23) 111 BPM
Satin Jackets - "Girl, Forever" (reprise) - (7:55) 110 BPM
Played by: George Kelly, Marco Febbraro, Homegroove Project, Peter Edison, Justin Miller, PEZNT, Mannmade music, Sean Gormally (Love the Bomb), Mathew Bandy (Souldier), Chris Deepak, Juno Recommends Disco, Sccucci Manucci, Matthew Kyle, Get Down Edits, Nhan Solo
Review: The esteemed Dikso imprint presents the sixth edition of their Super Sound Singles series with quite the all-star continental line up. Representing Portugal is the prolific and magnificent Social Disco Club, whose "You Got To Stay" nestles nicely between house and disco, whilst Kitano's "For The King" plunges deep into the chugging, bass heavy house refrain. Soho 808 are on top form at the moment with appearances on Wurst and Mystery Meat and their return to the Super Sound series is magnificent. "Turning Slow" features the Ditto style vox of Lydia Caesar and present a near flawless contemporary update on the classic disco sound. The excellently named Satin Jackets close this release with aplomb on the twilight tinged "Girl, Forever".
02 Apr 12
The Treatment - "Waves" - (5:11) 112 BPM
Satin Jackets - "How Long Can I Wait For You" - (7:47) 109 BPM
Roberto Rodriguez - "Mustat Varjot" - (8:22) 105 BPM
Debonair - "Why" - (5:36) 110 BPM
Played by: B-Jam, ROTCIV, Oscar Brown (Low Slung), Superbreak, SW, DJ MOAR_JAY AIRINESS (Venice Beach), Roberto Rodriguez, Juno Recommends Disco, Karim, Sccucci Manucci, Trujillo, Dirty McKenzie, Touchsoul, The Legendary 1979 Orchestra, Ruben & Ra, Bufi, Heion, Lovewithme, B.G. Baarregaard, Phonique, RalphMyerz
Review: Since launching last year, disco/house website House of Disco's in-house (sorry) imprint has proved to be a rich source of atmospheric, groove-heavy slo-mo and midtempo tackle. Here they deliver four more sparkling cuts for the dancefloor. The Treatment's "Waves" builds a delightfully touchy-feeling synth-house jam around the groove from Surface's "Falling In Love", while Satin Jackets deliver a cosy, piano house-inspired nu-disco sparkler. Roberto Rodriguez opts for a more Balearic nu-disco feel on "Mustat Varjot", while Debonair turns a familiar disco staple into a rising disco/house banger - all twisted vocal samples, intricate percussion and heavy low-end bounce. Job done.