Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The Flying Skulls: Live at The Arcata Theater

 This mix is my first exposure to this west coast trio The Flying Skulls , and it is absolutely outstanding! I am currently scouring the net for more as we speak. I'm not even sure exactly what this genre/style of music is but I love it. Be sure to check their link and find out more info on the group, I cannot at the moment, as myspace is banned at my office coz some chump was caught spending their entire day playing on the site. If you have anymore info on this group, or want to share other artist like it be sure to comment or email me cause I'm very interested! Daps to Chrome Kids for my Flying Skulls cherry!


Anonymous said...

Bigs ups!

More Flying Skulls info at:,

The Flying Skulls are an internationally recognized West Coast production crew that plays improvisational dub-step, grimy breaks, and electro. Their sound has been described alternatively as "Mutant Electro Crunk," [1] and "Improv Beat Bashing." [2] Consisting of four producer/performers, The Flying Skulls also play variations of hip hop, house, and funk. Their first release on 1320 Records was described as, "A heavyweight collection of nasty synths, wobbly basslines and crunked out glitchy beats so dirty you'd swear they robbed their MPC players off a crack dealer." [3]

The Flying Skulls first started performing together in April 2008. Originally the brainchild of Lowpro Lounge co-founder Jeff Wareham (J.Tonal) as a way to get "the precision of the studio on the dance floor." [4] According to the band's website they aim to utilize "the future-soundz of the modern dance music studio and interpolate them through the filter of live improv. With an old school jazz ethos The Skulls combine their tightly-honed electronic and hiphop infused sonic orchestra..." [5]

"(The Flying Skulls) produce some of the best deep bass party grime but somehow manage to stay sophisticated and hold the listener’s attention for more than 5 minutes. Raw, but never hard on the ears, each of the (producers) bring their own flavor, making the overall sound a tricked-out blend of crunk, dubstep and breaks." [6]

The Flying Skulls have released music on 1320 Records (Lift Off!, Take Flight!, Abducted! Vol 1, STS9: Make it Right Remixes), Mochipet's Daly City Records (Abducted! Vol 2), Muti Music (Symbiosis Compilation), BlipSwitch Digital (remix). They also have a track featured in Tap Tap Revenge 3, the number one game for iPhones (30 million downloads). "With it's machine gun drum patterns, some of the squelchiest bass alive and twisted G funk synths, (Abducted! Vol 1 is) kinda like listening to classic Dr Dre in a K hole." [7]

"Highlighted by an approach that incorporates four distinct sounds into a harmonious mélange, the Skulls (bring) the crowd to a boil early and never let off the gas." [8] Their music has been described by one German music blog as "real sophisticated, hypnotic soundtrack type of music. Complex dubstep, if you like. Deep, dark, still funky ‘drink some whisky at night’ stuff." [9], and by The Santa Cruz Metro Times as, "... bass-wobbling dubstep and glitchy breaks… a sinful set of seamless grooves that rattled windows and wiggled asses from one end of the club to the other. Pure bass-wasted fun..." [10].

The Flying Skulls are: J.Tonal (Jeff Wareham), Snareface (Jarvez Turnage), Jerome Forney, and Andrew Ribotto.
[edit] References

1. ^ ChromeKids, Flying High
2. ^ ChromeKids, Ready for Lift Off
3. ^ ChromeKids, Ready for Lift Off
4. ^
5. ^
6. ^ Pirate Cat Radio
7. ^ ChromeKids, Which Way West
8. ^ JamBase
9. ^ SCHAKKERHART / Germany
10. ^ The Santa Cruz Metro Times

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