Frenchman in London, Von D never fails to add a distinctive sophistication to his dubstep. And this is certainly no exception. His debut on Darkside's evergreen Get Darker imprint, each of the three cuts here bustle with the sexiest shades of traditional dubstep, house and garage. "Deeper" rumbles with a rolling break, emotional synths and delicate vocals from Phephe, "Eyes On You" is a more tribal workout with singed bass and yet more textured, well processed vocals. "Sunflower" finishes the set with a string-shimmered Freddie Hubbard sample. Get Darker? Get "Deeper", more like...
This double-header on Boka sees two sweet and ambient dubstep tunes unleashed by Von D and DJ Madd. U is a hazy and affecting tune with plenty of lilting melody combined with some nicely diced half-step drums, while It's Over keeps it soulful with vocal stabs and spacey bass hits. A refreshing shift away from the "in your face" stereotypes of dubstep, these two tunes will hit the parts other tunes can't quite reach.