Inspired by italo, electro and the 80s new wave movement, Teeel aka Jim Smith credits his sound to marathon movie watching and being an obsessive gear head. Creating music in a 10×10 teal painted room, stacked with vintage synthesizers and guitars, TEEEL creates music that ranges from hypnotic synthpop to dreamy disco and dark electronica.
His debut album, AMULET (Moodgadget Records) has generated quite the buzz in the blog world, made numerous top 10 lists of 2011 as well as an exclusive feature on KEXP radio. Although TEEEL is a fairly new solo project, Jim Smith is no rookie in the music industry. Running his own label, Synthemesc Records, producing a wide range of music, performing in bands and DJing for over 10 years, he has honed his craft and continues to push forward.