For those of us in search of the ultimate fusion music, such as brazilian drum'n'bass, french downtempo or African Nujazz (Hmmm), Orishas has provided us once again with their unique hybrid of hip hop beats combined with a distinct Latino undertone, and a hint of french thrown in too. Released two years after their stunningly successful debut album 'A lo cubano', the bands latest album 'emigrante' portrays a more mature sound from the group, with music to suit several moods. Whilst the album contains several up-beat classics, with meaty hip hop basslines and fast melodics, such as 'El ray de pachacha' and 'ninos', the group have also proven they can produce a less aggressive sound (eg. Mujer and Ausencia)that is ideal as background music. As a result, this album is one of those rare gems that will suit your mood depending on what volume you want! One point to note at this stage is this: If you're after deep and meaningful lyrics you better be fluent in spanish, mexican, cuban and well versed in french too, otherwise you won't have a clue what they're on about.....However, that being said, and this may seem a trifle shallow, it has got a good beat! If you like the Buena Vista social club, and can appreciate the likes of their fabled rivals, Ozomatli, then this is the album for you.