Jun 30th, 2015
Australian salsa group Quarter Street have just released a new video to “Fantasía”, the first single from their upcoming self-titled album, and to celebrate HopeStreet Recordings have put the track up for FREE DOWNLOAD here: http://www.hopestreetrecordings.com/releases/quarter-street/.
“Fantasía” is authentic ‘salsa dura’ from the old school. It’s not shiny, it’s not clean and poppy or unduly jazzy. It’s hard salsa, it’s tough, it’s gritty and ballsy, and in terms of musicianship, writing and production, it straight up cooks.
With such solid influences as Willie Colón, Eddie Palmieri, and Hector Lavoe, the guys from Melbourne’s Quarter Street create authentic music, with vocalist Sergio Botero helming the ship and Cuban brass virtuoso Lazaro Numa adding a taste of Havana to the underlying mix of classic Puerto Rican/New York styles.