Phillip Lauer makes his third appearance on Beats in Space Records, this time alongside Boss In Space and burgeoning producer Tim Sweeney as T & P. On Shoot The Freak, the dynamic duo deliver a groove-infused three tracker for your inner and outer freak.
After sharing a gig at Robert Johnson, the intimate German club near Frankfurt known for its excellent sound system and minimalist flair, the pair shared a few, freaky days at Hotel Lauer (Phillip’s residence and recording studio in the bucolic German countryside) writing and tracking the cuts of Shoot The Freak. Having worked together in other capacities, a chance to creatively collaborate unleashed unhinged music from deep within the duo’s collective soul.
Conceptualized with New York City’s historic amusement park and freak scene in mind, title track “Shoot the Freak” adds an acidic 303 line alongside a hypnotic vocal sample, the track slowly ascending like a roller coaster before rocketing even deeper into space.
The b-side struts its stuff with “Luna Park,” a smooth-burning, string-laden house burner. “Garden of Tears” completes the EP, its synthetic voices and slow, emotive bass line chugging and churning into the glorious sunset along Coney Island’s beachfront.
Each 12? on Beats in Space Records features original artwork in considerate and serial form. For Shoot The Freak, New York artist Peter Sutherland splits day and night through vertically collaged cosmic blinds. The 12? packaging constructed by Joanne features a removable vinyl BIS logo cling.
T & P’s Shoot The Freak is available now on Beats In Space as a limited edition 12” and across digital formats. Physical purchase includes a free, high-quality, multi-format download.