With his second album, ‘Solar Nights‘, set for release this April German nu-disco star Tim Bernhardt, AKA Satin Jackets, kicks off 2019 in fine style teaming up with Sydney based singer-songwriter Panama for new single ‘Automatic’. Fans of both acts are sure to find lots to love as the pair bring out the best in each other, Satin Jackets’ smooth disco sounds proving to be the perfect accompaniment to Panama‘s softly seductive vocals.
“It was super cool working with Tim,” explains Panama. “I remember the first time I heard ‘Feel Good’ via a friend at Future Classic and immediately fell in love with the vibe of it so I was stoked when the chance came up to write this track together. As soon as Tim played me the bass line, straight away I was hooked, it just really grabbed me and we quickly built the song from there!” They make it sound so simple but the resulting track is sure to earn a pride of place in both artists’ catalogues.
Whether producing modern Balearic house anthems such as ‘You Make Me Feel Good‘, seductively soulful tracks like ‘Through The Night’or genuine poolside classics like ‘For Days’, Tim has established himself as one of the biggest names in the modern disco scene clocking up more than 35 million streams of the debut Satin Jackets album, ‘Panorama Pacifico‘, on Spotify alone.
Panama meanwhile is the musical moniker of Sydney based singer-songwriter Jarrah McCleary. Making his name with acclaimed releases on some of the most exciting labels around including Future Classic and Roche Music, Jarrah’s blend of live and electronic sounds and raw emotional songwriting has firmly established himself as one of Australia’s hottest musical exports.
Single Released January 25 on Eskimo Recordings.
23-year old producer LUKA has shared a beautiful chilled remix of Panama’s recent single “Jungle”. Taken from Jungle Remix EP, out now on Future Classic.
Sydney-based electro-pop trio Panama have shared the video for their single “Stay Forever”. This video is a collaboration between Panama and Seafolly, directed by Daniel Askill and starring Martha Hunt. Below, you can download “Stay Forever” for free via of Future Classic.
Following on from the release of their critically acclaimed second album ‘Heirs & Graces’ Australian/South African 5 piece Clubfeet return with a new 6 track EP featuring the single ‘Cape Town’ and remixes from the likes of fellow Australians Panama, Swiss duo Mercury, rising Belgian star ATTAR!, UK house producer Aashton and New York’s All Dom Wrong.
First up on remix duty are Future Classic’s Panama, whose remix of ‘Cape Town’ adds an extra touch of sun kissed disco magic the proceedings (already posted here).
Also tackling ‘Cape Town’ is UK house producer Aashton, whose follows recent remixes for the likes of Logo (Kitsune) and Compuphonic (Get Physical) with a stripped back percussive remix, perfect for late nights on dark, smoke filled dance floors (stream below).
With remixes to his credit for everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Gossip, new Eskimo Recordings signing ATTAR! reworks ‘Everything You Wanted’ into an uplifting slice of disco house, complete with uplifting pianos, bubbling bass lines and dazzling synths (stream below).
Fresh from releasing their latest single ‘Tension’ (ft. Sound Pellegrino’s Teki Latex) Swiss duo Mercury take ‘Everything You Wanted’ into deep, techy, house territory, whilst completing the package New York based producer All Dom Wrong delivers a hypnotic mix of the Balearic ‘Follow Me Down’, that sounds some long forgotten ’88 classic unearthed, given a light dusting down and ready to set dance floors alight 25 years later.
With the band already beginning work on their third album, ‘Heirs & Graces Remixed’ is final Vitamin D enhanced gift for the Northern Hemisphere and reminder of one of the year’s most refreshing albums.
Beatport Exclusive 22nd November. Illuisve/AWAL Full Release 9th December.
Sydney-based synth-pop band Panama, fronted by classically-trained pianist Jarrah McCleary, will release their second EP “Always”, on Future Classic. The EP follows last year’s great six-track EP "It’s Not Over". For the EPs title track, the beautiful piano ballad "Always", Panama have once again teamed up with producer Eric Broucek (DFA Records). Check it out below. The EP is available now for a limited time as a name-your-price download over at Panama’s Bandcamp page.
Ahead of the release of their new single ‘Everything You Wanted / Heartbreak‘, Melbourne’s Clubfeet have embarked on an Australian tour with Future Classic‘s hotly tipped Panama. To mark the occasion Panama added some extra disco flavour to Clubfeet’s ‘Cape Town‘, and you can check the results out now below, where it is available as a free download. In case you missed it, check out the video for “Everything You Wanted” below.