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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.


Catalog #: ASTROTAPES01 4
Groove Dis Exclusive. The "CONTEMPORARY JACUZZI AEROBICS VOL. 1" tape (the jacuzzi is optional) has Chicago DJ/producer TIM ZAWADA taking listeners on an healthy aquatic adventure for 90 minutes of relaxing, contemporary electronic RnB music. Cuts from labels OMEGA SUPREME, FUTURE TIMES, COSMIC...
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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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Catalog #: ASTROTAPES03 4
Groove Dis Exclusive. TIM ZAWADA takes listeners on another healthy aquatic adventure for 90 minutes of relaxing, contemporary electronic RnB music bringing the gap between modern Funk, Deep house & New school electronic soul & RnB. "CONTEMPORARY JACUZZI AEROBICS VOLUME 2" comes with a full color...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Adam Chini/CREATURE FEATURE EP 12"    $13.50
Catalog #: SC1208 9
Groove Dis Exclusive. 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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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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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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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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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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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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Right Now, The/UP ALL NIGHT 12"    $13.50
Catalog #: SC1216 9
Groove Dis Exclusive. Chicago's own soul troopers, THE RIGHT NOW make their debut on STAR CREATURE. Tasty vocals & instrumentation on the 2 original productions but get a nice spaced out tweek via modern funk master FUNKER BUSCRATES, plus remixes from LIQUID PEGASUS, ESCORT BASSIST & RAZOR-N-TAPE...
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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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Situation/NEVER THOUGHT I'D GET YA 12"    $13.50
Catalog #: SC1218 9
Groove Dis Exclusive. After two giant 7"s alongside fellow UK STAR CREATURE collaborator, OURRA, ANDRE ESPEUT returns to the Chicago boogie mecca with another Brit funk masterpiece backed by fellow Brits, SITUATION. The original mix has all the mass appeal qualities along with an array of remixes.
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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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Saucy Lady/SUPANOVA LP    $15.00
Catalog #: SC1220 1
Groove Dis Exclusive. The culmination of the past 5 years of 7" & 12" singles comes the ambitious debut album full of spaced out jazz funk and masterful boogie grooves. A deep journey into jazz funk, b-boy breaks and cosmic synths. Gatefold LP with a gorgeous full color sleeve with a scratch 'n...
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Saucy Lady/SUPANOVA (COLOR VINYL) LP    $18.00
Catalog #: SC1220C 1
Groove Dis Exclusive. Special strictly limited color vinyl version of SAUCY LADY's debut album. This special version comes pressed on colored vinyl with a full picture sleeve, printed inner sleeve with cut out paper dolls and even a scratch 'n sniff sticker on the cover. A literal handful of...
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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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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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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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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. Repressed and back in stock!
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Shiro Schwarz/I DON'T KNOW WHY 7"    $9.00
Catalog #: SC7010 7
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 rhythms & synths.
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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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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. Out on STAR CREATURE. Repressed and back in stock!
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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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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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Shiro Schwarz/TOGETHER & BOOGIE GHOST 7"    $9.00
Catalog #: SC7015 7
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Saucy Lady/MAGIC DUST 7"    $9.00
Catalog #: SC7023 7
SAUCY LADY is back home with another STAR CREATURE 7"! The label is credited with launching SAUCY LADY into the vibrating universe & since then efforts on the label have been some of the most in demand contemporary boogie & disco. The A Side features a remix by YUKI MONOLOG KANESAKA.
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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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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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