Fun house music laced with fun vocals.
On the Meekside (the 12-inch's A-side), Ringer delivers smooth, slow-burning tracks that spotlight his free-flowing musicianship. Both "Southside" and "Great Beat" pack a lot in. There are warm R&B-style progressions, twitchy solos and constantly morphing Minimoog basslines. He also works his own "uhs" and "yeahs" into the loose percussive environment and busts a playful, unexpected freestyle three minutes into "Great Beat."
But the best cuts are on the Freakside. "I Wanna Be Bad" is a laidback electro jam with Ringer speaking the chorus over moody pads. On "Got Me 123," he chops up a diva vocal over a UK garage-style synth riff. You can hear him getting excited during the intro, saying "This is a good jam right here, let's do it!" Ringer even dusts off a falsetto on "FR Shawty," a sub-110-BPM mutant funk jam. Even at this early stage of his career, Ringer's best tracks could only be his.