Various - Planet Latino (3 stars)

Various - Planet Latino



Albums launched off the back of BBC Radio Scotland shows may be few in numbers but when presenter, club promoter and DJ Simon Hodge and revered cohort Lubi Jovanovic can curry favour with the great and good of Latin music one can feel confident about their outcome. Brighton’s party-starter Quantic makes a deserved appearance among stand-out tracks that include a bhangra-inflected salsa from R&B Latino’s Alex Wilson and the exclusive drum and bass reworking of Manteca’s ‘Tremendo Boogaloo’ that closes the 80-minute tour. Elsewhere, the meat of the compilation is given over to today’s developments in a more traditional-sounding, busy Latin jazz for a foot-shuffling, global jolly.

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