I've always discovered music by artist. So rather than trying to listen to "salsa music," I'll try to find a salsa artist I really love... often, this leads me to some of the stranger, more idiosyncratic creators within the genre.
My latest love is the music of Israel "Cachao" Lopez. He was an absolute master of Cuban music and a ferocious bass player. I've been bumping his "Tropical Classics" on repeat for a few months now. Check it out