Ocho de Bastos is a Washington, D.C. Metro area Latin pop rock band formed in 2009 by a group of young professionals. The band currently plays Spanish songs from the most recognized Latin rock bands as well as their own originals. In a short period of time, the band have become one of the most prominent representative of Latin pop rock in the local scene, as evidenced by their recognition from the major Latino media outlets in the Washington DC Metro area and also by the major media outlets in Puerto Rico. Ocho de Bastos has served as opening talent for several well renowned artists in the genre as part of their US tours. Most notably, Los Enanitos Verdes, Jencarlos Canela, Jarabe de Palo, Caramelos de Cianuro, Vilma Palma e Vampiros, , Los Auténticos Decadentes, Zoé, Monte Negro, Bomba Estéreo, and Nito Mestre. The band has participated in multiple large festivals and charitable events where they worked with numerous professional artists and members of the entertainment media.
The band's lineup consists of Milton Valentín as lead vocalist, Jesse Robles on lead guitar, Daniel Santos on keyboards, Hipólito González on bass guitar, and Raul Quiroz on drums.
The name Ocho de Bastos ("Eight of Clubs") relates to a popular phrase in Puerto Rico, which locals use when they are completely involved with something: “hasta el Ocho de Bastos”. The band members have expressed they feel the same way about music.