Although chiefly aimed at "all the 140 lovers", there's stuff on Power Of The Drum that will appeal to many more listeners. Here label bosses Brad Lush and Marcus Visionary deliver 15 unreleased tribal, dub and soca-influenced cuts, the kind of which they've used to shake up their native Toronto scene. Highlights include the amphetamine soca rush of "Mas Jumble", the whiplash tropical grind of "Ease Up" and the urgent haunted carnival workout "Fire Fate".
Brazilian DJ Dolores is a man of many talents, being a graphic designer, TV documentary producer, soundtrack composer and veteran DJ (he's been active since the late '80s). Here on Banda Sonora Musica Para Filmes he combines these talents to present a collection of club-friendly dance-rock inspired by films and footage of the natural world, all with a distinctive nod to his country's often neglected musical heritage.