_SO (Standing Ovation) is a hip-hop duo that consists of producer Bronze Baby Shoes out of Virgina and vocalist/lyricist The Character. The two have been honing their skills for a while and last year released their five-track, EP Echo Park. It was raw but automatically showed their abilities to create a unique sound that if built upon could be something worthwhile. Now their back with their much-improved latest release Coliseum.
The sound of _SO’s Coliseum is what makes the first impression. Bronze Baby Shoes paints these canvases with electronic instrumentals that have an undercurrent dark edge to them. It very nearly has a cyberpunk to some of the tracks. The title cut “SO” and “Out” have that feel to them as if your listening to the sound of a futuristic underworld. There’s also influences coming from cloud rap mainly coming from a track like “Lines” which is the most chill track on the project and also the most pristine. Still, for the most part, their sound is a unique blend of styles. ‘
Throughout the years of Hip Hop history, many artists have aimed to expand the realms of the genre as we know it by channeling into new lyrical approaches and abstract sound engineering. Enter SO, a uniquely different pair consisting of Virginian producer Bronze Baby Shoes and emcee frontman, The Character. The best way to describe their sound would be The Beastie Boys crossed with Rage Against The Machine and Enigma.
In their latest offering, the visual for “SPEED”, Standing Ovation incorporates mystical imagery that is aimed at sparking brain cells into a deep thought. Not your typical backback based Hip Hop but none the less, SO offers up music for the mental. The song will be featured on their “COLISEUM” project slated to drop at the turn of the year on January 17th. Press play and prepare to enter the outer realms of “SPEED”below.
Source: Get Your Buzz Up