Since their last album dropped in October, San Francisco’s resident track doctors and improv electronic music innovators The Flying Skulls have been taking time out of their busy touring schedule to hit the studio. Hard. They’ve been sharpening their arsenal of dirty, tripnodic beats for an upcoming opus-of-an-album slated for release in late summer. Luckily three tracks demanded to get out, so we are presenting the Saddle Up EP. The release 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. The first is remixed by one of the premier cutting-edge guitarist/producers on the West Coast, Curtis Sloane of BLVD. He takes The Dope Trade and refits the grooves with that buttery BLVD flavor. The second remix is by Asheville producer Brad Bitt (aka Quetzatl) and is sure to get your trigger finger itchy with it’s hyper edits and crunked-out distorted leads lines! Hopefully these three distinct tracks can hold you over until the LP drops! Cover art by visionary SF painter Ian Hill.
|The Dope Trade - Curtis Sloane (of BLVD) Remix|
|The Dope Trade - Brad Bitt Remix|