Boomkat Product Review:
FWM boss Stefan Ringer goes for the jugular with this sleazy set of carnal house and electro fer fans of Deeon, Parris Mitchell, DJ Assault and DJ Milton.
Sex music is tough to nail - excuse the pun. But since the days of Dance Mania and Electrofunk, there have been many imitators but few innovators. Atlanta's Ringer, under the Al Hype moniker, makes a solid contribution with "Toxic Times", slickly referencing the era's allergy to sleaze house jammers that might now be considered problematic. 'Ass Go To Work' starts as Ringer means to go on, with assertive spoken word affirmations ("move ya hips, work ya body") over a solid deep house groove; 'Work For Me' is weirder and starts to point in a more unique direction, layering R&B chimes and hypnotic synth arpeggios - pointing towards psychedelic funk?
It's 'Creamers' that's the one though, taking the spoken word to a half-speed crawl and stripping the pounding electro beat to a bare-boned slap. Then there's that Drexciyan synth pad that just hints at an emotional core without laboring the point. So well done, v fucking playable.