The opening of All Good Things might lead you to think it was some Latin Billie Jean remake. But then Pacha Massive drench the horn-laced, peanut-butter-thick jam with deliciously fresh vocals. Each track on the crew's latest album feels like a gift-wrapped box containing an unpredictable, expanding surprise.
The diversity on the disc is inspiring. Oye Mira rubs you the right way with beautiful bass tones and collapsing percussive patterns. La Verdolaga's 5/4 time signature leaves you lost in lovely sound, and Your Love is one of the most heavenly audio productions I've heard all year.
All Good Things mellows out near the end of the impressive journey, and the rapping and chatting are (relatively) the weakest links, but that's a small price to pay for such excellent musicianship.
Pacha Massive rock Harbourfront Centre Sunday (July 15).