"Xero" and "Down!" came out in 2011, a noticeably earlier stage in the evolution of Hall's style. The former is a slow-ish, lo-fi house cut that recalls Theo Parrish, with harshly overdriven drums and splashes of spacey melody. Like many of his tracks, odd blemishes reveal it to be a live recording—at one point the beat drops out for an awkwardly long moment, then punches back in a few times, never on the grid. The classic Detroit vibe continues on "Down!," a straight house banger with a party-friendly vocal loop ("let's get down, let's get down, come on, let's get down") rising and falling under Hall's EQs.
The accompanying 7-inch, which first came out in May of this year, is less traditional. "Our Love" trades the soul vocals for something that sounds more new wave, complemented by heavily bit-crushed snares and a fuzzy, winding bassline. This being a 7-inch, the track is pretty short, and it ends unexpectedly—another of Hall's trademark imperfections. "Donz Critique" skips along at a tempo well over 140 BPM, with a swirling beat that hovers in and out view and a deadpan voice telling you to "dance if you want to." "Our Love" is the freshest thing here, but all four tracks have the wonderfully warm-and-dirty feel that makes Hall a favorite.