Three students from the Modern School of Music, more interested in intuitive than academic music, started the project. In 2007 the pianist Marcos Meza (student of jazz pianist Mario Feito and session pianist Pablo Bruna), bassist Sebastián Muñoz (of electric bassist Miguel Pérez) and Felipe Salas (of classic drummer and percussionist Juan Coderch) elaborated their own theoretical knowledge on music and applied it to the logic of the loop. After listening to the homonymous album (2004) by the FDA hip-hop group, Salas went to a concert by Koala Contreras (one of his emcees) and asked him to join the group. Then DJ Spacio (a collaborator with Solo di Medina and Anita Tijoux) joined and the band was configured on two fronts: piano, bass (with a double bass-type sound) and drums, as well as MC and DJ.
Barely a season after the publication of the explosive debut with Como Asesinar a Felipes (2008), the same label Potoco Discos released the album Un shot al centro (2009), where the group maintained the quintet formation and included chamber ensembles with musical instruments. of the Youth Symphony Orchestra as a traverse flute, clarinet, bassoon, trombone or tuba. For the following year, with Colors and corpses, How to Assassinate Felipes promoted a project of collaborations, observing three predominant areas in their musical influences: rap (with the participation of Epicentro de Calambre), jazz (with the guitarist Raimundo Santander) and punk rock (with the emblematic Álvaro España, from Fiskales Ad-Hok).
His album It Will Begin Again (2012) then marked the beginning of work with the label Koolarrow Records, by Billy Gould (producer of Faith No More), and at the same time a new musical experimentation with the use of timbres of the Roland RS 202 synthesizer. and the Fender Rhodes electric piano. The music of the quintet became more dense and atmospheric.
After this session, the pianist and composer Marcos Meza left the group to start his own work. His replacement was joined by jazz pianist Gabriel Paillao, trained in the Conchalí Big Band, who would record the album V (2014), a new session in California with Bill Gould and a new sonic search with the Korg MS-20. Already in 2015, the group finished working with piano and incorporated the versatile jazz saxophonist Cristián Gallardo, and with him they projected a revisit to the work that they had developed for almost a decade in the first formats and their variations.
The seventh album of How to assassinate Felipes could take many forms including an alliance with Los Jaivas at the suggestion of Billy Gould of Faith no More and having the voice of Pearl Jam. The band chose to be realistic and put their tastes first. They recorded with Chino Moreno from Deftones and opened up to an unexpected feminine touch with Camila Moreno. This was the kitchen of Still Life (2019).
At the 2020 Pulsar Awards, the band won in the categories for Album of the Year and Best Urban Music Artist.