Never Thought I'd Get Ya (Dom Thompson remix) (5:28)
Never Thought I'd Get Ya (Mr Mulatto Beatamix) (5:09)
Never Thought I'd Get Ya (Afro Acid remix) (4:32)
Never Thought I'd Get Ya (Frank Situation remix) (5:24)
Review: For their latest must-have release, nu-boogie maestros Star Creature has turned to Stroud-based boogie revivalists Situation. "Never Thought I'd Get You" is not only the West Country producers' latest hook-up with sweet-voiced soul man Andre Espeut, but arguably one of their strongest releases to date. The tasty original version - a sumptuous chunk of '80s groove revivalism full of intricate musical touches - kicks things off, before Dom Thompson re-imagines it as an analogue-rich slab of '80s soul revivalism. Mr Mulatto adds a little hip-hop-soul swing on his ace "Beatamix", the "Afro Acid" version takes the track closer to organic deep house territory, and Frank Situation's EP-closing remix is a snappy, peak-time ready club workout for those that like it fast and weighty.
Kutkorners - "The Finest" (feat Amalia - E live remix) (3:43)
Ourra & The Gravity Drive - "Instant Sunshine" (4:10)
Shiro Schwarz - "Exoplanet Love" (4:43)
Giovanni Damico - "Cassette Funk" (4:52)
E Live - "Do Me Like That" (feat Chesta Blake - Slight Extension mix) (3:50)
Review: Star Creature Vibes is the label's first ever compilation and boy is it a good one. Across both sides of wax are unreleased tracks and new mixes by label favourites, all of whom offer up a new school mix of contemporary disco funk complete with spaced out synths, go slow jams and cosmic vibes. The whole thing is an easy to love collection of tracks that work as well on a lazy Sunday as they do a sun-kissed Saturday afternoon terrace. Kutkorners conjuring authentic disco magic with their cut 'The Finest', while Shiro Schwarz's 'Exoplanet Love' is particularly smoochy with its whispery vocals squelchy boogie bass. This is a dazzling collection.