JUMP UP Records is proud to announce the release of our first Latin Ska album “LATIN SKA FORCE VOLUME 2”, a split between Puerto Rico’s legendary LOS PIES NEGROS and Chicago’s newest sensations LOS VICIOS DE PAPA.
LOS PIES NEGROS formed in 1991, and within 2 short years gained a loyal following playing with dozens of underground punk and SKA bands. In 1993, LPN released their first demo cassette through local label FUERA DE ORDEN, and followed up with a new cassette one year called “Moviendo Los Pies.” In 1994 LPN embarked on a short East Coast USA tour that included a sold out NYC performance. Powerhouse US label MOON SKA NYC began marketing and distributing this cassette in 1995, and LPN began to enjoy an entirely new fan base within the red hot American ska scene. This relationship lead to several key compilation appearances on MOON SKA NYC: “100% Latin SKA” Volumes 1 & 2 and the all-ska indie film soundtrack “Bang!”. Other compilations followed including “We Don’t Skare” released in France, “Puro Eskañol Vol 1” on Aztlan Records, and “100% CoquiRock” on BMG/RCA Records. Eventually the big time pressure took its toll, which included court cases among ex-members over the ownership of the LOS PIES NEGROS name – the band went on hiatus until 2002 when they triumphantly returned to tour Mexico. This tour lead to CD reissues of their first two cassettes on punk/ska label PEPE LOBO RECORDS. Now in complete control of their destiny, Los Pies Negros recorded and self-released their third album “Detras De Esta Defraz” in late 2003, which brought them once again to the attention of JUMP UP Records, who offered them a new worldwide distributed release, a split album with Chicago’s LOS VICUS DE PAPA.
Although in existence less than 5 years, LOS VICIOS DE PAPA has quickly gained worldwide recognition through hard work and a true love of SKA music. LVDP stared in 2001, the first Latin Ska band in the Windy City. Little by little persistence paid off, earning opening slots for Mexican ska/rock bands Maldita Vecindad, Inspector, Almalafa, and Tokadiscos; Chivo Espiatorio & Las 15 Letras from Los Angeles, and Los Skarnales from Texas. In addition to helping kick-start a vibrant Chicago Latin ska scene, LVDP have crossed-over and opened for big “American” bands like Mustard Plug, The Toasters, Catch 22, Planet Smashers, and Deals Gone Bad. The band are also heavily involved in non-for-profit community groups, regularly playing benefits for Zapatista communities, people with disabilities, independent cultural organizations, and radio stations. In 2004 LVDP recorded a 5 song demo, then proceeded to win a SUNKIST sponsored “battle of the bands” at HOUSE OF BLUES which covered additional studio time. LVDP’s lyrics tackle diverse issues, problems, and experiences that affect all of us: love, injustice, happiness, hope, and perseverance in life. LOS VICIOS DE PAPA arrange cumbia, dancehall, huapachon, and reggae into their 2-Tone ska, creating an intoxicating mix that whips fans into a dance-frenzy as soon as they begin.
For Fans of: MALDITA VECINDAD, PANTEON ROCOCO, TODOS TUS MUERTOS, INSPECTOR, LOS SKARNALES, SKAPULARIO, EL P, LOS FABULOSOS CADILACS, DESORDEN PUBLICO, LOS DE ABAJO
- Los Vicious De Papa / Los Pies Negros "Latin Ska Force Volume 2"
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