Give Brooklyn house hero Ron Trent full credit for venturing beyond self-serving exotica by roping in hipster horn player Jay Rodriguez and an all-star cast for the Latin thump of Batidos Olájopé. Rather than simply sample or imitate mambo and samba rhythms, Rodriguez and Trent create them live, with Chucho Valdés pounding piano and Rhodes, Frank Lacey honking on trombone, and a percussion army clattering over all nine tracks here. The problem is that despite the title -- a tropical mix -- and the feel-good, come-together Tagore quotation on the cover, it rarely sounds like the two worlds of club culture and live music actually interact. There are a couple of outright montuno bangers and plenty of swishy house tracks, but nothing that really brings two sounds together. Pleasant, but also ultimately pointless.