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Star Creature

Label from Tugboat Edits' Tim Zawada and fellow Boogie Munster, Ben Van Dyke specializing in vinyl releases across showcasing the more underground sounds contemporary sounds of Boogie, Disco, Electronic Funk and R&B.


Adam Chini/CREATURE FEATURE EP 12"    $13.50
Catalog #: SC1208 9
After a monumental 2017 including the release of his first full length LP "VIRTUAL LOVE" on STAR CREATURE, ADAM CHINI returns with a "CREATURE FEATURE" hosting collaborative efforts with some of the current stars of the modern boogie scene including SAUCY LADY & LIQUID PEGASUS.
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Adam Chini/VIRTUAL LOVE LP    $15.00
Catalog #: SC1209 1
Groove Dis Exclusive. ADAM CHINI is most known as the keyboardist for BRIAN ELLIS's REFLECTION BAND. This LP is a spaced out tribute to love in all the right ways. Epic synth & tripped out drum machines with ADAM providing all production & vocals. Intimate, psychedelic boogie classic here for...
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Catalog #: SC7008 7
AIMES brings everything good to this release from sun-kissed synths to chimes lapping around your dancing feet, this sort of post-disco can be found on "PLEASURE CRUISE". On the flip, "ACID DREAMING" is an electro- futurist vision of the journey beyond consciousness to realms unknown.
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Bell Boys/SWEAT THE DETAIL & BIG ROLL 7"    $9.00
Catalog #: SC7002 7
Intergalactic new age electro funk out of Chicago. A home run hit out of left field with a blend of futuristic boldness and analog retro vibes. The BELL BOYS (GARRET DAVID/ADAM ROWE) aren't just deejays and work at one of Chicago's best record stores they also know their way around the studio!
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Birdbone Unlimited/FANCY FREE 7"    $9.00
Catalog #: SC7044 7
Groove Dis Exclusive. The West Coast super duo of BRIAN ELLIS and TIM TUCKER is back! 2 sided slap zone, use caution! "FANCY FREE" is a sweater funk delight backed with "THAT FUNKY STUFF" on the B-side, a certified funk freaks slapper. High quality boogie funk. (STAR CREATURE) More copies now...
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Birdbone Unlimited/FREAKY THINGS... 7"    $9.00
Catalog #: SC7021 7
"THE FREAKY THINGS WE DO" and "ALL THE FREAKS OUT TONIGHT" are contemporary boogie tracks at its finest. With TIM TUCKER on vocals and BRIAN ELLIS on production these cuts have been dancefloor tested at ORIGINAL MIKES in Santa Ana, Cali alongside the FUNK FREAKS CREW. Out on STAR CREATURE.
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Birdbone Unlimited/HEART ATTACK 7"    $9.00
Catalog #: SC7009 7
"HEART ATTACK" is your Uncle Junior's funk-that STACY ADAMS, black love incense, HAI KARATE groove providing the quintessential backdrop to primping for a night at the spot. On the flip, BRIAN ELLIS & TIM TUCKER deliver another sure shot, uptempo, feelgood track with "DON'T STOP".
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Diamond Ortiz/MAKE ME WANNA 7"    $9.00
Catalog #: SC7014 7
STAR CREATURE's first single of 2017 starts with a hot 2 sider. 2 Slamming peak hour floor fillers. These lean more on the Chicago Boogie Vibes than his previous work which is why STAR CREATURE was quick to grab them. Modern RnB at it's finest. Live drums, bass, keys with excellent vocals.
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Catalog #: ASTROTAPES04 4
"ATTACK OF THE CHICAGO BOOGIE" is a 90 min. mix featuring private press disco, soul and boogie records from the Windy City. Collected and mixed by BOOGIE MUNSTER's own DJ KOOL HERSH. Part party banger, part historical audio document with cuts not even on YouTube! More copies back in stock.
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Catalog #: ASTROTAPES02 4
Groove Dis Exclusive. ASTRO TAPES & STAR CREATURE team up with the GREAT LAKES ACCELERATED TRANSIT ALLIANCE to create a soundtrack of original music produced by DJ MOPPY (BOOGIE MUNSTERS CREW) representing the underground electronic dance sounds of both Chicago and Detroit.
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Donnell Pitman/DO YOU WANNA 7"    $9.00
Catalog #: SC7016 7
A modern disco masterpiece born from a casual introduction between singer DONNELL PITMAN ("any disco deejay worth their weight in vinyl" knows his work from the late 70s and 80s) and KUMAR MCMILLIAN of WINGS OF SUNSHINE. Out on TUGBOAT EDITS' sister label STAR CREATURE RECORDS.
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Donnell Pitman/JOOG WITH ME 7"    $9.00
Catalog #: SC7028 7
DONNELL PIMAN of "LOVE EXPLOSION" & "YOUR LOVE IS DYNAMITE" returns to STAR CREATURE for his second modern 7" on the hometown connection label. Features production duties from WINGS OF SUNSHINE and Japan's LIQUID PEGASUS. Both tracks are 120 bpm plus and both slap!
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E. Live/CATCH YOU SLIPPIN' 7"    $9.00
Catalog #: SC7020 7
E. LIVE really set the tone for STAR CREATURE back in 2015 & now after nearly 2 years, he makes a proper return. His first 2 7" releases have been 2 of the hottest records in the modern funk/disco genre. He works his magic here with a dance floor filler on Side A & an instrumental on the flip.
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E. Live/DO ME LIKE THAT 7"    $9.00
Catalog #: SC7005 7
E. LIVE's sophomore 7" after his now out of print "BE FREE". Two uptempo modern boogie jams. He teams up with fellow Bay area artist CHESTA BLAKE on the A-side which is perfect for peak hour or late night sets at the beach. "FLOATATIONAL DEVICE" is an instrumental jazz funk jam. Repressed!
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E. Live/EVERYBODY 7"    $9.00
Catalog #: SC7001 7
Repressed! Debut on Chicago label STAR CREATURE (run by TUGBOAT EDITS' TIM ZAWADA and CHEF BEN). Bay Area multi-instrumentalist and part-time vocalist E. LIVE (BASTARD JAZZ) drops 2 modern disco cuts that straddle the future/ retro line with R&B Vocals and a mix of live and electronic instruments.
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E. Live/I'LL HAVE YOU TONIGHT 7"    $9.00
Catalog #: SC7042 7
Rush released! With all his previous releases sold out and out of print E. LIVE drops this Italo boogie groover featuring CHESTA BLAKE on the A-side. The dance heavy synthwork will get the dancefloors moving. B/w "FUNKTOWN NIGHTS" an instrumental homage to the stompin' grounds of Oakland, CA.
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Family Of Geniuses/LET'S NOT START... 7"    $9.00
Catalog #: SC7027 7
Groove Dis Exclusive. Seven piece boogie band from Chicago with their debut on STAR CREATURE featuring peak floor filler "LET'S NOT START A FIGHT" on the A side plus a nice cover of E LIVE's "DO ME LIKE THAT" on the flip. Uptempo party funk just in time for the summer.
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First Touch/FIRST TOUCH DLP    $22.50
Catalog #: SC1207 1
11 track album from Germany's FIRST TOUCH, one of the originals of the modern funk scene with a true to form analog boogie sound. Remastered for 2018 and includes never before released bonus cuts. Seriously groovy. Out on TUGBOAT spin-off STAR CREATURE. Full color sleeve double album.
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First Touch/TOE JAMMIN' 7"    $9.00
Catalog #: SC7019 7
The Kings of the Euro Funk Scene, Germany's First Touch release their first two sided 7" on STAR CREATURE. These 2 tracks saw a limited CD only release in 2010 but the only copies of that album seem to fetch $100 + online. Both are true instrumental slappers with synth, piano & horn solos for days.
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First Touch/TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT 7"    $9.00
Catalog #: SC7030 7
FIRST TOUCH, the kings of modern funk, return to STAR CREATURE for their 3rd release on the Chicago-based boogie label. Their first single since their debut double LP features vocals from YVONNE GAGE. This combo is dance floor heat with both sides giving us uptempo diva soul boogie.
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Freakway/HOT TOUCH & AIN'T GONNA LAST 7"    $9.00
Catalog #: SC7007 7
Tired of the politics of the Minneapolis funk scene it's rumored the group has taken refuge in Tokyo's late night disco scene. Brilliant and cheeky songwriting with incomparable musicianship sure to make a bold statement in the modern funk scene. B/w "AIN'T GONNA LAST". Out on STAR CREATURE.
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Giovanni Damico/ANOTHER DJ 7"    $9.00
Catalog #: SC7045 7
Groove Dis Exclusive. GIOVANNI makes his return to STAR CREATURE in a major way. The Italian stallion gives us a taste of a little 1982 Italo Nigerian boogie with extra hot results. STEVE MONITE's "ONLY YOU" will be ready for retirement after this summer, GIOVANNI's "ANOTHER DJ" is ready to take...
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Giovanni Damico/THE BOOGIE TRACKS LP    $15.00
Catalog #: SC1215 1
STAR CREATURE continuing it's pursuit of bold LP's, this time teaming up with Italian disco don, GIOVANNI DAMICO. With recent major dance floor releases on LUMBERJACKS IN HELL & KALAKUTA SOUL, DAMICO shifts gears to his Italian roots to give us a modern funk twist on Italo & space time boogie.
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Ground Control/STEP OUT- ALL NIGHT...7"    $9.00
Catalog #: SC7025 7
Groove Dis Exclusive. Another STAR CREATURE debut sure shot, this time from newly formed GROUND CONTROL project headed by DJ FRICTION out of Germany. Another hot 2 slider with "STEP OUT OF THE DARK" & "ALL NIGHT LONG". Test Presses have already been making their way around the globe at rare...
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Hidden Groove/DO YOU WANNA GROOVE 7"    $9.00
Catalog #: SC7033 7
Another sure shot boogie down debut for STAR CREATURE presenting unknown contemporary European boogie funk. RnB boogie at it's finest, both sides ready for the dance floor & both sides had the phones ringing off the hook when labelhead TIM ZAWADA debuted them alongside MARK GRUSANE on NTS radio.
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Hotmood/HOTMOOD VOLUME 4 12"    $13.50
Catalog #: SC1202 9
Mexico's HOTMOOD brings the heat. After sold out releases on TUGBOAT EDITS the 4th volume drops on sister label STAR CREATURE. Featuring 4 supreme cuts in HOTMOOD's signature beatdown style. 3 uptempo floor fillers and the 4th is a real scorcher: "WELCOME TO THE BARRIO". Act fast!
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Hotmood/HOTMOOD VOLUME 5 12"    $13.50
Catalog #: SC1205 9
Once again bringing the heat HOTMOOD drops "VOL. 5" of his series on STAR CREATURE a year after the debut came out on TUGBOAT EDITS. Bouncin' between Playa De Carmen and Guadalajara, the tropical climate comes thru on these 4 tracks with his signature style of beatdown funk and jazz.
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Jack Moves, The/ALL MY LOVE 7"    $9.00
Catalog #: SC7032 7
New Jersey's soul slangers THE JACK MOVES re-surface on 45. This 7" revisits 2 uptempo groovers from their WAX POETICS debut, the self titled modern classic featuring a mix of a sweet low rider & modern player soul. These cuts are ready for the dancefloor. Organic sounds for all DJ's alike.
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Jehan/AIR DANCER EP 12"    $13.50
Catalog #: SC1204 9
The debut 6 track EP from Frenchman JEHAN takes a futuristic take to the classic deep French/Chicago house sound. A mix of downtempo early night jams to mid and uptempo floor fillers this record knows no BPM boundaries. Sophisticated movers heavy on the jazz and funk. Out on STAR CREATURE.
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Jehan/MINUTE PAPILLON 12"    $13.50
Catalog #: SC1213 9
French producer & beat maker returns to STAR CREATURE for his sophomore effort & follow up to last year's well received hit, "AIR DANCER EP". This time he focuses on the dance floor with 4 cuts of mid & uptempo deep house flavor in the classic Chicago meets Paris sound. Remix duties by HOTMOOD.
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Late Night Science/AUTOMATIC FUNK 12"    $13.50
Catalog #: SC1212 9
STAR CREATURE continues it's earthly invasion mining every geographic location possible for the new school funk. The ship has landed in Poland & discovered this group while in Krakow. The 5 track EP has a tickle for every fancy: new school synth funk, melodic boogie & smooth instrumentals.
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Le'Trell/ON THE ONE & S.O.S. 7"    $9.00
Catalog #: SC7011 7
A mystery surrounds this record that breathes new life into some old funk grooves. The A-side is sure to be a "Modern Funk Anthem", a certified floor filler already making the rounds in Chicago, NYC, Detroit and LA. The flip "S.O.S. (STATE OF SHOCK)" is a moody sax filled jam.
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Liquid Pegasus/THE TOBY GLIDER EP 12"    $15.00
Catalog #: SC1217 9
Groove Dis Exclusive. LIQUID PEGASUS is rising from the ashes like the spaced out phunk phoenix they are. After a few nice remix appearances plus collaborations with ZACKY FORCE FUNK, E. LIVE & MORE in the Japan meets Minneapolis meets LA meets THE MOON CREW is back. Features tempos & moods for...
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Love Cryme/GIVE IT 2 ME 7"    $9.00
Catalog #: SC7035 7
Groove Dis Exclusive. Sacramento's LOVE CRYME is back in a big way with 2 freaky funk cuts. This is underground at it's finest. Nasty & classy, classy but still freaky. "GIVE IT 2 ME" is a future anthem sounding like 1984 in Anaheim or Santa Anna. Another STAR CREATURE 7" sure shot.
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Love's High/LOVE GENERATOR 7"    $9.00
Catalog #: SC7022 7
STAR CREATURE continues to break new artists, this time debuting "LOVE'S HIGH" a collaborative European effort featuring Israel's SOUL SUPREME and the ALWAYS FRESH KIDS CREW. A Side is modern funk dancefloor primed with classic boogie formatted verses & hooks. B Side is an uptempo instrumental.
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Lucid Paradise/A LITTLE MO' BETTA 7"    $9.00
Catalog #: SC7040 7
Groove Dis Exclusive. High in demand this 7" from LUCID PARADISE (FUNK NIGHT RECORDS): ERIC BOSS/ E DA BOSS and ISHTAR/GIZELLE SMITH. Hot modern soul boogie record produced by SOUL SUPREME (AKA LOVE'S HIGH). B/w "TONIGHT (LOVE'S HIGH REMIX)". Peak boogie delights for a dancefloor near you...
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Meowsn/SMALL EDGE EP 12"    $13.50
Catalog #: SC1211 9
Groove Dis Exclusive. After his debut on TUGBOAT EDITS, mystery producer makes the switch to the big time with a follow up on STAR CREATURE furthering their exploration into the house music genre, not surprising since Chicago is their homebase. 4 tracks of raw, grimy house better suited for the...
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Mirlaqi/SYSTEME EP 12"    $12.00
Catalog #: TBGVOL01 9
Groove Dis Exclusive. This new imprint, TELESCOPE BUYERS GUIDE, is a spin-off from Chicago's STAR CREATURE. The debut record is from Switzerland's MIRLAQI with a deep space approach to funktech, "a STAR CREATURE twist combo of METRO AREA meets STRICTLY JAZ UNIT". Props/support from RON TRENT. 4...
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Mogwaa/DE JA VU LP    $15.00
Catalog #: SC1206 1
Groove Dis Exclusive. South Korean funkmeister MOGWAA delivers a 6 tracker in his debut. This is the epitome of the instrumental "MODERN FUNK" sound. Heavy analog synths & drum machines for days composed & played by a classically trained musician. It's a well rounded EP across the loner funk,...
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Mogwaa/I'M JUST SAYING & ANGELICA 7"    $9.00
Catalog #: SC7036 7
Groove Dis Exclusive. Might be time to brush up Chicago's stepping traditions to fully grasp the heat on this 7" slice of heaven. This is modern windy city gangster soul featuring South Koreans star producer, MOGWAA on the instruments and Chicago's own ANDRE GIBSON of the TOGETHERNESS BAND on...
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Mogwaa/TILL DAWN 12"    $12.00
Catalog #: SC1219 9
Groove Dis Exclusive. Aside from PEGGY GOU, MOGWAA is the biggest deal to come out of South Korea & STAR CREATURE is on point again with another 6 tracks of space aged proto house meets intergalactic new age boogie slappers meets futuristic analog punk funk. 3rd release from young MOGWAA on the...
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Ourra Ft Andre Espeut/DON'T BACK DOWN 7"    $9.00
Catalog #: SC7024 7
OURRA teams up with ANDRE ESPEUT again to deliver a hot follow up to one of the highest demanded records 2017 "WHERE THERE'S NO LOVE". The combo is proving to be truly stellar as they put a new school twist on Brit funk with a little modern Italo vibe. ANDRE's voice can't be matched. Act fast!
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Ourra+J Merriwether Jr/PLATINUM CITY 12"    $10.50
Catalog #: SC1221 9
Groove Dis Exclusive. STAR CREATURE's OURRA spent years chasing down a long forgotten private press jazz CD from Detroit. When he finally did, this global collaboration resulted. Detroit's JAMES MERRIWETHER JR. teams up with Brit OURRA for 3 tunes started in the 90s and finished in 2019. Limited...
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Ourra/CRYSTAL PALMS LP    $15.00
Catalog #: SC1214 9
Groove Dis Exclusive. After his two 7" releases on STAR CREATURE, OURRA drops an 8 track LP full of lush soundscapes composed of vintage synths and thematic astro vibes. This is true to the modern funk style and movement-a mix of futuristic spaced out deep house and vintage analog Balaeric boogie...
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Ourra/WHEN THERE'S NO LOVE 7"    $9.00
Catalog #: SC7017 7
Limited edition repress of this excellent STAR CREATURE 7" single which has been unavailable since July '17. Features vocalist ANDRE ESPEUT to give us 2 sides of a contemporary twist on the sophisticated Jazz Funk days of the UK's past. Soulful grooves, perfect for the steppers or skaters.
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Pacific Star/I CAN TELL 7"    $9.00
Catalog #: SC7018 7
West Coast duo with production from STAR CREATURE alum THROWBACK ZACK. Double sided dancefloor heat featuring good combo of talkbox and live vocals from the new to the scene vocalist KEEN SENZES. Funk freaks approved, peak hour smoothness as ZACK continues his heat streak.
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Pepin feat. Sauce81/GALAXY DRIVE 7"    $9.00
Catalog #: SC7043 7
Groove Dis Exclusive. Limited (to just 200 copies!) teaser single off the upcoming PEPIN full length due on STAR CREATURE in the Spring of 2020. Here PEPIN teams up with Japan's No. 1 in demand producer SAUCE81 for a downtempo preview to his spaced out LP. More copies back in. Act fast. (STAR...
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Pink Fink/ROLLER ROCK & BODY 7"    $9.00
Catalog #: SC7031 7
New Orleans horror boogie duo makes their STAR CREATURE debut with 2 straight boogie slappers. Hardcore synth funk that'll rattle your trunk. "ROLLER ROCK" is an uptempo boogie rager with an frightening combo feel or Italo meets So Cal. "BODY" is straight slammin midtempo grinder.
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Potatohead People/STOP THE GAMES 7"    $9.00
Catalog #: SC7038 7
Groove Dis Exclusive. High quality boogie featuring production by top-shelf duo THE POTATOHEAD PEOPLE featuring THE PENDLETONS own TRAILER LIMON on vocals. Sexy, classy, niceness in pure STAR CREATURE fashion. NICKY WISDOM laces up a tasty dub journey on the flip so doubles are highly recommended.
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Proh Mic & E. Live/WHATCHA WAITING...7"    $9.00
Catalog #: SC7041 7
Groove Dis Exclusive. Huge collaboration in action, 2 of the current boogie scene's hot boys get down in the studio for a LIVE 2 sider. Side-A delivers a dance floor thriller in "WHATCHA WAITING FOR"?, while Side-B delivers a sweater funkesque with "BABY I GOT IT". Anything E. LIVE does now is in...
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