Premiere: Satin Jackets – Don’t Worry

Formed in 2012, Satin Jackets is the brainchild of German producer Tim Bernhardt. Having enjoyed success through the late 90s and 00s producing house music under a variety of different aliases, Bernhardt launched Satin Jackets as a vehicle to finally explore his lifelong love of disco. Inspired by the clean productions of artists like CHIC and studio genius Trevor Horn, Bernhardt set to reintroduce that polish and sheen back into the modern disco scene. “I had always been fascinated by how glossy people like Nile Rogers made their music,” he explains. “It always sounded like the musical equivalent of a fashion magazine’s cover. I’d been making more underground music for a while but really wanted to go in totally the other direction and create a really smooth, polished sound.”

After a year of releasing a series of acclaimed vocal collaborations, Satin Jackets closes 2021 with the dreamy Don’t Worry, a sublime return to the German producer’s instrumental nu-disco roots and a nod to one of his formative influences, Daft Punk. “When Daft Punk announced they’d split up earlier this year I, like many, consoled myself by digging through their back catalogue,” explains Bernhardt. “Going back and listening to tracks that, especially in the late nineties, soundtracked many of my favourite club memories was a bittersweet experience and I was inspired to write ‘Don’t Worry’, in part as a tribute to everyone’s favourite robots but also a reflection on my own past and where I am now.”

The result is a track that echoes many of the riffs and motifs that Daft Punk used whilst being 100% Satin Jackets. A classic disco-house number where snippets of vocals drift in and out over lush pads, sparkling synths and a yearning refrain to produce a track that is tinged with nostalgia but in an ultimately uplifting rather than melancholic way and, as the title suggests, is sure to soothe the soul. Listen below.

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