Both originals do a good job of encapsulating the imprint's low-slung, narcotic sound. The title track layers flashing synth stabs and a strong bass groove around a subtly filtered vocal that repeatedly declares that "freaks control the city, and I am one of the freaks." "Yeah" is a similarly effective exercise in dark, basement-ready house. It wraps a sighing titular vocal around shuddering bass and snappy high notes.
Three excellent remixes heighten the sense of occasion. If you heard Hardway Brothers' standout 2013 Throne of Blood release A/B Musique / Shorty, then the lip-smackingly druggy direction they take the title track in will come as no surprise. Ivan Smagghe takes a completely different path on his "Freaks" rework, turning in a luxuriant, rockabilly-tinted romp soaked in swirling '60s organs, while Milan producer Brioski clears away much of "Yeah"'s intoxicated fog and illuminates the landscape with skittering keys and bass notes.