I'm a big fan of Gilles Peterson and rate his golden touch. I'm also a big fan of music... and in this cast Latin beats. I've heard of the Fania record label as being the home of New York Salsa and Salsoul from the 60's and 70's.
I intend to check this CD out... GP is a tastemaker and his choice matters. It will be a great introduction to a great label. Its available to download here for £7.99.