The past few years, Australian bands like The Liberators or Shaolin Afronauts already offered us their take on the afrobeat genre, and Quarter Street is now doing the same for Nuyorican salsa dura. For this self-titled 8 track long player debut the nine piece band from Melbourne clearly drew inspiration from salsa greats like Eddie Palmieri, Ray Baretto and Willie Colon and the vocal style of lead-vocalist Sergio Botero is reminiscent of that of legendary salsa-voices like Hector Lavoe or Ruben Blades. Our personal favorite on this album is without the slightest doubt the rousing 'Tumba La Caña Jibarito', but the rest of the tracks will undoubtedly also want to make you strut your stuff on the dance floor. Azucar!