Thump just released a short documentary film, Icy Lake, directed by Wills Glasspiegel and Night Slugs co-founder L-Vis 1990. Inspired by an obscure house cut that Fade To Mind affiliate Total Freedom discovered in a YouTube clip of a Junior Vasquez DJ set, the film focuses on underground NYC house and the elements that evolved with it, like vogueing, grime and tribal house.
The song, Icy Lake, was produced by now-defunct duo Dat Oven, (Jeffery Gratton and Shunji Morawaki) and utilizes a Christmas Eve answering machine message of a man saying, “I just thought I’d call you before I throw myself into the icy lake.” If you’ve got 12 minutes, we suggest you watch this.