Luke Solomon and Justin Harris set up Music For Freaks back in the mid 90's as a creative output for their artist project 'Freaks'. The label and duo carved a name for themselves releasing mid-tempo house, filter disco and minimal techno on limited 12"s with collectable sleeves, showcasing the label's appreciation for great design aswell as quality house music.
Freaks first album 'The Beat Diaries' was soon to follow on, where they shared writing duties with Joey Negro. 'Freaks' then went on to produce two more albums ‘Meanwhile Back at the Disco’ and ‘The Man Who Lived Underground.’ From these albums, records such as ‘Turning Orange’, ‘The Creeps’ and ‘Where Were You When the Lights Went Out’ emerged as seminal tracks in the Freaks catalogue and became underground anthems around the world.
The label went from strength to strength in the 2000's, with Luke & Justin bringing other artists onto the imprint and releasing projects from the likes of Doc L Junior and commissioning remixes from Tiefschwarz, Derrick Carter, Swag and Rob Mello.
In 2007, their huge selling underground record, ‘The Creeps’ began to re-appear in a new form. Remixed by Vandalism, the record was re-ignited in the clubs again and Luke, Justin and Stella then re-worked it further by adding a new post-punk style vocal and renaming it ‘The Creeps – Get on the Dancefloor.’ The record was subsequently released by Ministry Of Sound and became a major commercial hit with Radio 1 playlisting it 7 weeks upfront before it went on to reach number nine in the UK charts, was synced to major TV campaigns and was licensed to imprints around the world.
In 2010, they released a new compilation on the label entitled Freaks - ‘Best of Times’ which included tracks from all three previous studio albums as well as previously unreleased material. The album went on to receive major press acclaim in 2010.
Phoenix are happy to have exclusice representation of The Freaks catalogue moving forward. For any licensing and or synch enquiries please contact Felix Hines at PMI.