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The Vision / The Vision

The Vision - The Vision

Defected

The Vision is the brainchild of singer songwriter Ben Westbeech and DJ/Producer Kon. This was a project five years in the making. They first worked together in 2012 and a chemistry was established. We won't hold it against them that a follow up has taken so long only because this lp is so darn good. We're simply thrilled it actually happened. Westbeech adds his vocals to a couple of tunes here. The remaining vocal dutuies are placed in the very capable of hands of Andreya Triana. She's simply marvellous on "Missing", a thumping track with a wicked bass groove. Triana isn't the only guest vocalist here. The Detroit trio known as Dames Brown demonstrate that they're a vocal powerhouse to be reckon with as evidenced on the soul stomper "Down". Westbeech's vocals shine on "Time" which also includes sparkling vibes from Roy Ayers. The disc winds down with "Home". Triana sings about the long grind of being on the road that's coming to an end. Kon and Westbeech knock it out of the park with a wonderful lp loaded with infectious dance grooves. If this doesn't lift your spirits, check your pulse.

Reg Dancy, 12/20