Los Angeles producer Jose Marquez has previously made his mark with a series of solid remixes that fuse solid, floor-friendly house grooves with a variety of world music influences. Here he continues that theme, turning in heavyweight versions of tracks from Latin artist Celia Cruz and Afrobeat veteran Femi "son of Fela" Kuti. It's the Cruz version that really stands out. Really, it's little more than a heavy drum workout with the addition of the original vocal chants and the thinnest sliver of techno synth, but it works brilliantly. While the Femi Kuti rework doesn't have the same impact, its Afrobeat sweetness is surprisingly addictive.
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