Review: For the uninitiated, Suburb Beat is an MPC-loving maker of deep house from the sleepy outer fringes of Bordeaux. He arrives on Robsoul following a fine debut outing for Ondule Recordings, bringing with him a quartet of sweet, woozy and sample-heavy deep house shufflers. Choose between the fluid, jazzy deep house beats, eyes-closed samples and summery warmth of opener "Easier To Love", the bumping, low-slung and percussive disco-house cheer of "Never Hit Bro", the constantly-rising late night hedonism of the similarly disco-fied "Encore Un Fois" (thankfully not a cover of the dreadful trance hit of the same name) and the ultra-deep loveliness of sublime closer "Right Now". All four tracks are impeccably produced and sound like they've been extensively road-tested to ensure maximum dancefloor pleasure,
Review: The EP title here is very apt, because "ain't nothin' but a groove" is a slightly clich?d epithet that's nonetheless highly applicable to all four of the featured tracks. 'Let's Groove On' itself marries complex percussion to cut-up vocal snips and an almost Flat Eric-ish bassline, 'La Rave De Villemonde' is a jerky, stop-start cut that comes on like house music's answer to the sparse, twitchy two-step of the early 00s, 'Don't Push Me' has the classic boompty feel we know and love Robsoul for, while finally 'Parasites' is a slightly smoother ride with more of a disco/funk feel.