"Latininfinity" by De Vibroluxe is percussion-heavy Latin funk amped up by slinky beats, while "Cha Cha Cha 57" by Tao of Groove gives an acid jazz spin on a cha cha cha. Los Mocosos brings hip-hop and a reggaetron remix to "Bandolera Era," and the terrific Cuban singer Bobi Céspedes' "California" gets a jerky drum and bass mix from DJ Tripp. Flora y Fauna's "What's Up Samba" is a jazzy, down-tempo slow burn.
Two of the hottest tracks feature old-school masters. Cuban star Beny Moré gets a rocking hip-hop remix of his 1958 classic "Manzanillo" by the Rondo Brothers. And the legendary Brazilian 1970s samba soul act Banda Uni
ã o Black came out of retirement in 2004 to record their first record in more than two decades; their track "Faz Tanto Tempo" gets a big, funky remix by Tim "Love" Lee. Musical armchair traveling doesn't get much livelier than this.