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Freaks / Yeah

by Richard Norris

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released September 8, 2014

Throne of Blood has been on a rampage of late. From our acclaimed ambient compilation Moon Rock Volume One the the End Scene LP from Jokers of the Scene and the debut single from The Rapture’s Vito & Druzzi, we are on a musical mission and there’s so much more in store.
While many labels take it easy during the summer, lounging by the pool and getting a tan, we’re doubling down with the soundtrack to a heavy night bathed only in strobe lights. For our latest release, the aptly named “Freaks”/”Yeah” EP we’ve recruited UK legend Richard Norris to lead our latest foray into the darkest and sweatiest corners of the weekend
Best known for his contributions to storied projects like Beyond the Wizard’s Sleeve (with Erol Alkan) and the Grid (with Dave Ball), to say nothing of his cosmic disco project, The Time and Space Machine, Norris here is sailing alias-free for the very first time.
As efficient as they are simple, the aptly named “Freaks” and “Yeah” are to the point, post midnight analog jams, what Norris calls basement filth. Three superb remixes complete the EP: The Hardway Bros make their second appearance on TOB with a storming version of “Freaks,” dragging the original into Belgian new beat territory. Boot & Tax’s Brioski also reworks “Yeah” into a shuddering polyrhythmic chugger. Rounding out the EP is one of our all time favorites, the one-and-only Ivan Smagghe, who turns in a mind-bending 8 minute version of “Freaks” that trades much of Norris’s signature filth for 60’s-era organs and hair grease.



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