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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.

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Aimes/PLEASURE CRUISE FT FALCONE 7"    $9.00
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/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
Groove Dis Exclusive. 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...
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Donnell Pitman/DO YOU WANNA 7"    $9.00
Catalog #: SC7016 7
Groove Dis Exclusive. 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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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. Back in stock!
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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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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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Hotmood/HOTMOOD VOLUME 4 12"    $13.50
Catalog #: SC1202 9
Groove Dis Exclusive. 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...
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Hotmood/HOTMOOD VOLUME 5 12"    $13.50
Catalog #: SC1205 9
Groove Dis Exclusive. 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...
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Jehan/AIR DANCER EP 12"    $13.50
Catalog #: SC1204 9
Groove Dis Exclusive. 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...
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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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Ourra/WHEN THERE'S NO LOVE 7"    $9.00
Catalog #: SC7017 7
Contemporary Brit Funk in the STAR CREATURE style from this across the pond collab. Rising star OURRA teams with Londonite 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
Groove Dis Exclusive. 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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Saucy Lady/ON THE FLOOR & HELP 7"    $9.00
Catalog #: SC7003 7
The 3rd release on Chicago's STAR CREATURE label. 2 latenight floor fillers from the Japanese born SAUCY who currently resides in Boston. The A-side's vocals float over a spacey organ groove while the B-side features pleas for help over a funky guitar riff & analog pads. Hand painted sleeve. Back...
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Saucy Lady/T-GROOVE REMIXES 7"    $9.00
Catalog #: SC7012 7
Japan is loaded with ace disco producers. YUKI TAKHASHI better known as T- GROOVE is one of them. His ensemble laces up 2 unreleased Saucy archive cuts. Heavy Drums, Funked out bass & easily mistaken for an unearthed WEST END or SALSOUL rarity. Supported by the GRIMY EDITS & RAZOR N TAPE crew.
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Shiro Schwarz/I DON'T KNOW WHY 7"    $9.00
Catalog #: SC7010 7
Groove Dis Exclusive. Mexico City's SHIRO SCHWARZ makes their vinyl debut. Some of the best writing in Modern Funk with lyrics by the duo of PAMMELA & RAFAEL. "DON'T ASK WHY" is spaced out booty juice from the duo of Mrs. BUTTERSWORTH. And last,"MOVE YOUR BODY" captures us with divine dance floor...
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Shiro Schwarz/STAR CREATURE EP 12"    $13.50
Catalog #: SC1201 9
Groove Dis Exclusive. SHIRO SCHWARZ, the galactic moon duo from Mexico City drop this 6 track EP on STAR CREATURE. "Moody love funk ripe for the dancefloor to the bedroom and all earthly spaces in between. Sum up 1/2 a dash of SADE, 1 moon unit of RENE & ANGELA, a rocket boost of PATRICK ADAM's...
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Shiro Schwarz/TOGETHER & BOOGIE GHOST 7"    $9.00
Catalog #: SC7015 7
Groove Dis Exclusive. SHIRO SCHWARZ returns after a successful breakout 2016 including debut singles on STAR CREATURE & MOFUNK. Two floor fillers - The B Side featuring a party cut, "BOOGIE GHOST" - a cult favorite from their live performances & the romantic floor filler on Side A with "TOGETHER".
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Throwback Zack/SEXUAL SATISFACTION 7"    $9.00
Catalog #: SC7004 7
After his 7" on TUGBOAT EDITS he drops this new 7" on sister label STAR CREATURE featuring 2 original, unreleased coast-neutral g'd out boogie heaters. A-side is a spaced-out floor filler in his signature vocoder style b/w "COOLIN' OUT" a mellowed out cut. Hand painted and stickered sleeve.
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Tropical Echoes/MUSIC'S OUR LOVE 7"    $9.00
Catalog #: SC7013 7
The way that STAR CREATURE is unearthing the Japanese disco heat, some may wonder if they are "connected" ? Doubt it but one thing for sure, TROPICAL ECHOES has blown up in the up-n-coming Disco town of Boston & they're feeling the influence of Beantown fav's like SAUCY LADY, KON & SOUL CLAP.
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Venus Express II/VENUS EXPRESS II LP    $15.00
Catalog #: SC1203 9
Groove Dis Exclusive. Raw outsider boogie, interstellar loaner funk, intimate synth sound productions on this debut from Russia's VENUS EXPRESS II. The LP features 8 hot tracks of spacey, jazzy, funky tunes in the similar format of STAR CREATURE's SKY TONY & LIQUID PEGASUS releases. This is true...
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Wings of Sunshine/YOU GOT ME 7"    $9.00
Catalog #: SC7006 7
Debut release on STAR CREATURE from the newly formed Chicago modern funk band featuring vocals from STEVE DOLFIN. Buckle up and feel the bass-tastic "YOU GOT Me" on the A-side, flipped by "MAGIC OF THE FUNK", a midtempo "treacherous and tasty" jam on the B-side.
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