The Flying Skulls: Abducted! Volume 1
ARTIST: The Flying Skulls
TITLE: Abducted! Vol 1
LABEL: 1320 Records
RELEASE DATE: 09/29/09
COVER ART BY: Ian Hill
The Flying Skulls are at it again! Just months after the world-wide premier of their album "Take Flight!" the Skulls are dropping "Abducted!" a remix album in volumes featuring the vanguard of West Coast electronic music producers. Volume One debuted on Addictech.com and is also available on 1320 Records, and features remixes from Cyril Noir, Jason Short & J.Rogers (Blipswitch) Ribotto, Bender, BBQ Chicken Dub, and more, plus art by renown mix media artist Ian Hill. This marks the first release from the collaboration known as BBQ Chicken Dub, featuring J.Tonal, Snareface, Jerome Forney, and a whole bunch of BBQ chicken. The result? A slow, methodical re-visioning of classic Skulls songs... spicy, tangy, meaty, nu school with shifting basstones... totally off the clock and live. The release also features a remix by Blipswitch founder Joe Rogers and Jason Short featuring vocals by Steve Weisz. The result is a skanked- out, bass-bin friendly walk into dubstep land. SF uber-vocalist Audio Angel also graces one tracks, a remix of "Skulls & Angels" by Ribotto flips the track with a huge kick and a crackin snare and reimagines melody lines into island breezes... think: Mojito in hand.
Album Art: A custom piece created especially for this series, SF local Ian Hill's dark imagination seeps directly onto canvas. (titled: Flying Skull). http://ianhillart.com
Abducted! Volume 1 Tracklisting:
01) Skulls & Angels feat. Audio Angel - BBQ Chicken Dub Remix (Feat. J.Tonal, Snareface, Jerome & Forney)
02) Bacon (Cyril Noir Remix)
03) Trig (Ribotto Remix)
04) Skulls & Angels feat. Audio Angel (Ribotto Remix)
05) Skeleton Talk - feat. Steve Weisz (Jason Short & J.Rogers Blipism Dub)
06) Funky Skulls feat. Jerome Forney (Bender Remix)
Be sure to look for Abducted! Vol 2 on Daly City Records.
The Flying Skulls Bio:
Check your radar good citizens, that blip you see fast approaching is none other than The Flying Skulls, a nu-school production team that plays live improvisational dub-step, breaks, and electro! The group brings the future-soundz of the modern dance music studio and interpolates 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 in a most dirty and crunked-out way.
Straight dope on these Flying Skulls guys? They're dirty. Dirty beats, dirty grimy low-end, mucked up distorted synthesizers, live syncopated beats flipping between 4/4, 3/4, and 7/8 time. The Skulls distill these elements through their battle-tested mix interface into dancefloor-rending sets of huge beats with a cinematic depth meant for the very largest of soundsystems. Chromekids recently described their sound 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."