Last Saturday, dvsn, OVO Sound’s latest addition to the squad, made their debut appearance on OVO Sound Radio. The duo of producer Nineteen85 and singer Daniel Daley covered a wide variety of R&B during their set, including a cover of Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On,” a few cuts off their debut album and the one which originally piqued my interest: their amazing remix of Aaliyah’s “One In a Million.”
While many would usually cry blasphemy, dvsn’s attempt at remixing a song by Aaliyah is actually welcomed with open arms. It’s a fitting tribute that does not take anything away from the original, instead merely adding a few, well placed guitar strums and seeding a cloud of “Purple Rain” magic to top it off. As far as how Timbaland feels about it? Well, considering the fact that he is rumored to have writing credits on the album’s “Too Deep” single — we’ll assume he’s signed off on it.
Listen to the full, CDQ below and pick up dvsn’s debut, SEPT 5th on iTunes now.