Boomkat Product Review:
For the 1st time, sibling labels Night Slugs and Fade 2 Mind join forces to present a reissue of DAT Oven's darkside tribal banger 'Icy Lake' (1998), backed with killer re-swerves by Total Freedom, L-Vis, and DJ Rashad & NA. The original was recently rediscovered by Fade 2 Mind's LA captain Total Freedom and could hardly be a better fit for current dancefloor aesthetics with its uncannily Eski-ish hook, welting drums and tracky Chicago stabs. Also factor in that plain weird answer phone message motif and you've got a straight ace, whatever the weather. Remixing, Night Slug L-Vis 1990 knocks the groove outta shape for a ruder, Ballroom-style sound and a fierce, industrialised Freestyle version; Total Freedom impresses as ever with an amazing distillation of hardcore dynamics and futurist techno; Chicago's Rashad & NA do a fractious Footwork number on it. Big on the 'floor!