D'Influence as we know it are no longer existing. Sarah Anne Webb and Ed Baden Powell has left the group which leaves only Steve Marston and Kwame Kwaten, although Ed did some writing, playing and producing on D-Vas. That's such a pity because D'Influence was one of the best and funkiest bands around. So it looks more like they become one of these 'project-bands' with all these featurings.
So D-Vas is an album with 11 different female singers...but I'm not so sure if all of them are divas. And including a new singer for every other song makes it a little bit replaceable.
But back to the songs on offer. First we get former D'Influence singer Sarah Anne Webb on the funky Show Me Love, a song that sounds like they did all those years before.
Since D'Influence worked with Shola Ama on her records before it's no surprise to hear her on the nice midtempo This I Promise You.
Ultra Nate is another singer they worked with before. But Music Came To Save My Life isn't as good as was e.g. Incredibly You on Ultra's One Woman's Insanity, in fact it's quite uninspired.
Classes better is Romina Johnson with Taste Of Bitter Love with it's trumpet and strings laden background. Another winner is Dyanna Fearon on the ballad I Wanna Know You, Dee C. Lee with La Dee Dah or Belle Montenegro with Angel.
All in all D-Vas isn't a bad album but considering the 3 albums D'Influence had released before this really pales and lacks the constancy of the one recongnizable voice singing.