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.
mexico’s shiro schwarz is back again! the neon but also black & white lover duo teams up with a big collaboration including zackey force funk on the chorus, produced by trailer limon from the pendletons & dj epik, plus mixed & mastered by b bravo. also includes an instrumental version on side b.
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.
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.
star creature continuing its pursuit of bold lps, 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.
sacramentos love cryme is back in a big way with 2 freaky funk cuts. this is underground at it’s finest. nasty & classy, but still freaky. give it 2 me is a future anthem sounding like 1984 in anaheim or santa anna. another star creature 7inch, sure shot.
might be time to brush up chicagos stepping traditions to fully grasp the heat on this 7inch 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 vocals. disco retro
after his two 7inch 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 vintaga analog balaeric boogie grooves.
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
new orleans horror boogie duo makes their star creature debut with 2 straight boogie slappers. hardcore synth funk thatll 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.
seven piece boogie band from chicago with their debut on star creature featuring peak floor filler lets not start a fight on the a side plus a nice cover of e lives do me like that on the flip. uptempo party funk just in time for the summer.
mexico citys shiro schwarz returns with their 3rd 7inch release on star creature. under the moonlight is a pure dose of california slap funk dedicated to the funk freaks crowd. on the flip, power of love is a raw boogie soul, dedicated to the boogie munsters & sweater funk crews.
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 japans liquid pegasus. both tracks are 120 bpm plus and both slap!
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 groove & disco parties.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
saucy lady is back home with another star creature 7inch! 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.
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 loft than the club.
“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.
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, outsider boogie spectrum.
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 sure
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.
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 space funk!
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 joints to mid and uptempo floor fillers this record knows no bpm boundaries. sophisticated movers heavy on the jazz and funk. really nice, do not sleep on this. rush released!
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.
contemporary brit funk in the star creature style from this across the pond collab. rising star ourra teams with london 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.
mexicos 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 hotmoods signature beatdown style. 3 uptempo floor fillers and the 4th is a real scorcher: welcome to the barrio.
any disco dj worth their weight in vinyl knows the name donnell pitman, and until now this has been mostly due to his highly sought after work of the late 70s and early 80s. renewed interest in donnell has reached critical peak over the past few years, fueled by red greg’s feature of donnell’s seminal “love explosion” on joey negro’s under the influence vinyl compilation series and chicago’s numero group putting out long forgotten, unreleased boogie bangers “burning up” and “taste of honey” in 2015.
it was this refreshed enthusiasm that caught the attention of producer kumar mcmillian of chicago-based disco ensemble wings of sunshine. kumar’s group was looking for another vocal collaborator following their 7” debut release on star creature records. a casual introduction led to an informal studio session between the two culminating in a modern disco masterpiece.
star creatures 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 its finest. live drums, bass, keys with excellent vocals.
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 102862, black catalogue is proud to announce its newest artist, san francisco-based dj/producer, sepehr. on the a side is a d’marc cantu mix along with the acidic original mix of the title track step one. on the flip is caught in a funk, which lives up to its name. limited hand-stamped white label.
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 & theyre feeling the influence of beantown favs like saucy lady, kon & soul clap.
there’s a new (or old?) family of funk in town and their history is kind of a mystery. rumor has it the le’trells came close, but never were able to secure a record deal in their time. curious and unable to locate any master tapes, it took a younger generation of le trell boys to breath life back into the grooves and deliver an modern update to that which never was. on the one is sure to be a modern funk anthem certified floor filler already making the rounds in chicago, nyc, detroit and la with a moody sax filled b side that hits just as hard in the club as it does in the whip! heres to hoping the le trell boys prayers are finally answered!
heart attack is your uncle juniors 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 dont stop. out on the tugboat edit spin-off star creature. edit disco
vinyl-wiederveröffentlichung des manfred mann’s earthband-klassikers von 1983 als 180g-vinyl-edition. mit chris thompson und trevor rabin sind beliebte manfred mann’s earthband-mitglieder an diesen album beteiligt, mit sting (“demolition man”) und bob marley (“redemption song”) covert man nicht weniger populäre künstler. kernstück ist die fast 10-minütige “africa suite”, in der manfred mann die eigenkompositionen “brothers and sisters of africa”, “to bantustan?”, “koze kobenini?” und “brothers and sisters of azania” zu einer großen rock-komposition zusammenführt.
wiederveröffentlichung des manfred mann’s earthband albums von 1973 als 180g schwere vinyl-edition. “messin’” wurde mit dem gitarristen mick rodgers eingespielt. zwei coverversionen sind teil des konzeptes: “get your rocks off” von bob dylan und “mardi gras day” von dr. john. das album - zwischen den werken “glorified magnified- und “solar fire” angesiedelt - fällt in die hoch-kreative prog-rock-phase der manfred mann’s earthband und gilt als klassiker des genres.
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. out on the tugboat edit spin-off star creature.
tired of the politics of the minneapolis funk scene it’s rumored the group has taken refuge in tokyo’s late night disco scene. their brilliant and cheeky song writing combined with incomparable musicianship will be sure to make a bold statement in the modern funk scene this year. “hot touch” brings bass that goes oops upside your head and down your back into your butt crack. we’ve all been burned before, but never like this. brilliant cut followed by the super deep two-step stunner “ain’t gonna last” on the flip. perfect soundtrack for the end of the party when you look around and yourself, “which one of these freaks is going home with me tonight?” out on star creature.
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