In my mind, dvsn's Sept. 5th album was a deal breaker—not just for the two producers who comprise the group, but for Drake's entire OVO Sound label. Majid Jordan's album had left me cold, and pre-Views, doubts were swirling about Drake's abilities as an A&R.
But dvsn came through. Starting with "Too Deep" and continuing through "Hallucinations" and "Do It Well," the album is stacked with sensual falsettos and booming bass.
They're a worthy addition to the current stable of electronic R&B singers and their album, largely devoid of features, shows they can hold their own. But there's no doubt this was an OVO team effort—the credits are littered with the squad, and Drake brought them on Views for a feature on "Faithful."—Graham