"Coco Brown," which kicks off Grooves' debut release on Clone, doesn't sound much different from what you might hear on Natural Midi. The groove is a solid one, setting the table for instrumental snippets that establish its melodic credentials, while four minutes in—watch out!—we've got ourselves an honest-to-god bongo solo. There's even an uncredited woman moaning over top—Coco Brown perhaps?—wordlessly offering even more feeling to a track that's overflowing with it.
"La Riddum" is the pick of the two, though, as Grooves is able to keep the bongos in check enough to only allow them accompaniment status. I'm not against bongo solos by any means, but what that means here is that the rhythm is laser-focused, making the most of the potential of repetition. There's no fucking around on "La Riddum," just pure deep house from one of the originals.