President Alien - Yerba Buena

Razor & Tie

Westcoast Chicano groovers like Ozomatli and Los Mocosos have some new competition blowing in from the east. Yerba Buena are being touted as the hippest Latin dance machine to come out of New York since the sixties. Yerba Buena is Spanish for Good Grass. Chances are this New York City band wasn’t thinking about proper lawn care when they chose the name but their music is meant to make you think about just one thing … dancing till you drop.Venezuelan master-mind and bandleader, Andres Levin spent years searching out irresistible beats working with artists like Chaka Khan, Tina Turner, D’Angelo and Macy Gray. Through Yerba Buena’s mish-mash of Latin, African and Caribbean influences, he seems to have found what he’s been looking for … the ultimate dance groove