Dre' Pauls began his musical adventure in the mid '80s as a member of a hip-hop group, before gradually becoming more involved in DJ and production work. As the title 'Moody Grooves' suggests, his latest recording takes in a fine body of work fit for both the lounge and the dancefloor. 'Love Play' starts things off in a soulful, funky style but its dreamlike ambience conjures up images of beautiful vistas. There are two points which soon become noticeable about this album: the first is the obsession with emotions in the song titles and the second is the warmth of the instrumentals within. 'Urban Passion' compares to Ultramarine's ambient folk and - just like 'Enthusiasm' - seems optimistic on the surface but underneath there's a faraway melancholy. Dre' Pauls isn't the kind of artist to turn the music world upside down but his old school house leanings form the foundations to the much heralded Junior Boys' sound.