To date, Grove's output has come mostly through Skylax, a Parisian deep house label run by Hardrock Striker after which this album is named. Over the course of a handful of EPs and a past LP in 2012 (313.4.Ever), his sound hasn't varied much. One thing's for sure, though: Grove can program a drum machine that speaks directly to your booty, and most of the time he has a knack for picking samples that ignite even the simplest of tracks.
After an authentic enough opening interlude of languid live drums and wilting, sun-kissed melodies, Skylax launches in earnest with "The Love," a muggy, mid-tempo house kicker that sets a nice tone. From there, it's all variations on a theme. "Old Dayz" is a breezy and trumpet-led affair, "Rawkicks" doubles its scuffed and scruffy kicks. "Cut B"'s electric melody gets skewed and twisted through myriad filters. These tracks have an unaffected charm that may not land them in any year-end lists, but drop them at the right point in a DJ set and they're guaranteed to fill a dance floor.