Jax’s mighty Afro-Cuban Salsa band LPT is now Jax’s award-winning mighty Afro-Cuban Salsa band, after bagging two Independent Music Awards for both Best Latin Album and Best Latin Song for the 10-piece’s 2020 debut Sin Parar and the record’s title track, respectively.
On July 29, this group of badass musicians dropped the video for “Los Bravos”, a brass-heavy, chest-thumping anthem, the chorus of which pronounces, “No hay nada para ti” or “Around here, there ain’t nothing for you.” It’s a clear message to those who might stand in the way of a multiracial grouping of Jacksons promoting a uniquely American style of music: if you aren’t here to salsa, step aside.
Directed by Jonathan Shepard and filmed in, around, and atop Jax-mainspring Intuition Ale Works, the vid for “Los Bravos” shows LPT in full-flight, boasting through their performance, and also cruising the streets of DT Jax in some cherry-looking antique whips.
Click play to watch LPT bow up and blow up.
This article originally appeared as an entry to the “Local Music Releases” section in the July 2020 issue of Void Magazine.
Check out LPT’s “Into the Void: Office Music Series” performance below.