DRKWAV at The Independent SF with The Flying Skulls July 1, 2016
WORMHOLE PRESENTS Mr. Bill f. KJ Sawka March 25 2016
10th annual Gem and Jam Festival Feb 12-14 2016
Abstract Rude, Flying Skulls, Humpfree Lowgart, Cquel & DJ Knoah in Oakland Sept 24, 2015
Mochipet, Flying Skulls, Flying J, Robato at Refuge PDX in Portland July 31, 2015
Flying Skulls vs. Mochipet at Gem & Jam in Tucson AZ Feb 6-9, 2015
Students for a Free Tibet Dec 29, 2014
Flying Skulls feat. Ab Rude at Gem & Jam in Tucson AZ Feb 7-9, 2014
Flow & Tell March 13 2013
West Coast Bass: Refixed on 1320 Records
Gem & Jam Feb 7-9 2013
The Flying Skulls are a hard-hitting, West Coast production crew that plays trap, breaks, electro, and perform live on custom built MPCs.
The Flying Skulls and The Slayers Club host a free Sunday afternoon party at Public Works, Sun Feb 20. With Kid Kameleon, The Slayers Club DJs, & Special guests. Facebook
The Flying Skulls to play Lovetech's two-year anniversary At Public Works, Fri Jan 28. Special guests. Facebook
Saddle Up on Addictech! The Saddle Up EP features a bassy mid-tempo title track, fused with funky synth lines and a driving groove laced with samples that declare western motifs like: "Have gun, will travel." The EP also features a remix of a classic Skulls track The Dope Trade by two up-and-coming-producers. Curtis Sloane of BLVD takes The Dope Trade and refits the grooves with that buttery BLVD flavor, while Brad Bitt (aka Quetzatl) laces the track with hyper edits and crunked-out distorted leads lines! The Brad Bitt remix was featured in Th' Mole's "Magical Bass Vol 3" Magicalbass Cover art by visionary SF painter Ian Hill. Addictech
West Coast Bass reviewed by BassAddict
"The Flying Skulls are one of those groups that I’ve really come to admire. Everything they’ve put out is on point. Well written songs, perfect bass grooves, and just all around well written tracks at every turn. I love that laid back groove these guys bring to the table, and these songs are the definition of that. All in all, this album is definitely not one to miss. It has a little something for everyone, and you can tell each track is meticulously crafted to perfection. The Flying Skulls have upped the ante once again, and I cannot wait to see how they’re going to top this release." -BassAddict
1320 Records Showcase reviewed by Jambase
"Local electro hooligans The Flying Skulls took the stage and brought some intense PA sounds to a crowd that was acting rather sprightly for 2 a.m... The Flying Skulls threw down an impressive set of exploratory electronic music. The dudes in the band were able to break down tracks and reconstruct them in a drastically different form than the studio versions, all while maintaining a manic stage show that's a helluva lot more visually engaging than watching some guy perform solo behind a laptop." -Jambase
J.Tonal interviewed by The SF Chronicle
"There's a critical mass surrounding electronic music in the Bay Area, and I really think people are going to respond to this," said J.Tonal, a member of the Flying Skulls and a San Francisco resident. "This city is such a great outpost for experimental electronic music, and I think this event will serve as a opportunity to push San Francisco's reputation as a musical powerhouse." -SF Chonicle
The Skulls referenced in The SF Bay Guardian
"Expect ferocious units geared with space age machinery and foot soldiers parading the illest beats. These cats together posses a schizophrenic style that blasts through free-jazz out thereness..." – The SF Bay Guardian
The Flying Skulls on the iPhone's Tap Tap Revenge
The Flying Skulls to have a song featured on an upcoming version of the iPhone's hit game Tap Tap Revenge. The game will use the Skulls and Angels Deconstruxion off of The Flying Skulls album Take Flight! By Feb of '09, Tap Tap Revenge was the number one App download from the iTunes store, and by April was on one out of every three iPhones (34%).
Take Flight! reviewed on Pirate Cat Radio
"[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." -Canary / Pirate Cat Radio 87.9fm.
Club Crack EP review
The Flying Skulls on Schakkerhart.com
"I love their deep basslines, they do real sophisticated, hypnotic soundtrack type of music. Complex dubstep, if you like. Deep, dark, still funky 'drink some whiskey at night' stuff." - SCHAKKERHART / Germany
The Flying Skulls: Lift Off! reviewed on Chromekids
"Many an old skool Techno producer tried to install a Jazz ethos to the world of computer technology, Im not convinced any of them truly managed it although Im sure there are those who would gladly prove me wrong on this. People have found it hard to equate the rigid world of technology with that freestyle spirit, but Flying Skulls certainly help to bridge that gap. For me they might well be the kings of improvisational beat bashing and the two live sets weve put up on the blog have been testament to that. It makes sense then that they should release an album of tracks gathered from their live performances. 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. J Tonal, Snareface and Jerome Forney are joined by Ribotto and rapper Zap Tap, this is Flying Skulls in their element, and whether or not you could class it as strictly a live album, this album is most definitely live. It is also free through the combination of Daly City and 1320 Records so you have no reason not to go grab it right now."
The Flying Skulls live set at The Freakerz Ball reviewed by the SC Metro Times
"San Francisco electronica quartet the Flying Skulls were dropping bass-wobbling dubstep and glitchy breakbeats as part of the 13th annual Freaker's Ball. While gorgeous girls in short skirts and tall stilts attempted to stay upright on the dance floor, the four goggle-sporting (performers) unleashed 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, these guys earned a permanent spot on the M_z radar and drove away any remaining doubt that Cypress has become the best spot in Santa Cruz to hear true (nu-school) talent." -Curtis Cartier, Santa Cruz Metro Times
The Flying Skulls set from ArtNowSF/Juxtapoz's VeniVidiVici party on ChromeKids
"We haven't yet finished jamming the last incredible live set they gave us (one of the most played mixes of last year) when the Flying Skulls do it once again with a set recorded at the Juxtapoz Magazine / ArtNowSF Party at VeniVidiVici in San Francisco earlier this month. We're gutted we missed this one with a line up which included Fantan Mojah and Ninja Ford live, Nosaj Thing, Gaslamp Killer and Egyptian Lover amongst many others, and if this Mutant Electro Crunk set is any marker of the night's quality it was a damned good one."
"With a name like that, theyve GOT to be good." The SF Bay Guardian
"Your music makes me feel like I was slathered up in baby oil and trying to ride a greased pony. It's dirty, and I know funk because I'm from the South." -Erin from Mississippi
Compilations / Remixes
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