Since you said any genre I'll throw in my $.02. Bass is the heart-beat of Salsa music and my favorite instrument. There is nothing like the sound of a thumping Ampeg Baby Bass. Here are a couple of samples of what I mean.
Sonora Carruseles - Song # 2 Quiero Que Suene Mi CampanaLinky
Eddie Palmieri - Song #3 Vamonos Pal MonteLinky 2