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Drake's Mysterious OVO Sound Duo DVSN Streaming On Apple Music

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Drake performs at the FADER FORT Presented by Converse during the South by Southwest Music Festival on March 19, 2016, in Austin, Texas.

Drake appears to be doubling down on his relationship with Apple Music. On Sunday, the debut from his OVO Sound duo dvsn began streaming on the service exclusively.

 

 

The 10-track album, SEPT 5TH, was released at midnight on Saturday, one week before it is scheduled to arrive on other digital services. It marks the latest album to pop up in full on Apple Music in its debut week (but not on Spotify, which only has a four of the SEPT 5TH songs), following such major names as Gwen Stefani and The 1975.

Not much is known about the Toronto team signed to Drake's Ovo Sound imprint, other than it reportedly features singer Daniel Daley and producer Nineteen85, the latter behind Drake's hit "Hotline Bling."

The pair released a well-received remix of Aaliyah's "One in a Million" last week as a teaser for the album drop.

They made their first-ever concert appearance at the Fader Fort concert in Austin, Texas, during the SXSW festival, appearing with a female DJ and a gospel choir.

The album's vibe on songs like the ghostly come-ons "With Me" and "Too Deep" keep things at a bedroom bubble, accented by low-key, spare beats and, on the latter, a female gospel choir. "Try/Effortless" has a dark new wave bounce, while "Do It Well" rides the kind of airy R&B vibe that the Weeknd has ridden to chart success.

The streaming debut from dvsn follows on the heels of a February release from another highly anticipated OVO group, the electro R&B duo Majid Jordan.

The latest venture further cements Drake's ties to Apple Music, which funded the "Bling" video and hosts his Beats 1 Ovo Sound radio show. Drake and Future's What A Time To Be Alive was also released as an Apple Music/iTunes exclusive in September.