• Review: SO {Standing Ovation} COLISEUM

    _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. ‘

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  • Single Review | SO | Speed

    SO, or {Standing Ovation} are a duo making distinct and varied music that crosses many borders. Comprised of Virginia based producer ‘Bronze Baby Shoes’ and Los Angeles vocalist/lyricist ‘The Character’, the pair were formerly known as Nine:Fifteen, before taking on their new moniker to further expand their  horizons with a complete experience that’s hard to match.

    On new single ‘SPEED’, SO showcase their talent and ability when it comes to creating funky, atmospheric hip-hop. It’s rare to see two individuals respective skills mesh together so well, but SO work very well to create an intricate sound that balances melodies and vocals with a glossy production.

    This song is packed full of passion and challenges any preconceptions of what hip-hop can be, with striking visuals to match. It’s the kind of track that will have you hitting repeat, to go and find that little rhythm that hasn’t been able to escape your head all day!

    If SO keep creating music in the same vein as SPEED, with challenging and versatile elements then we think hip-hop is all the better for it.

    Source: Music Blogged

  • Speed [music video] – Standing Ovation – @_SO_SO_SO_SO (@BronzeBabyShoes + @iamTheCharacter)

    Standing Ovation is a hiphop duo comprised of Bronze Baby Shoes who’s the producer of all the music and The Character who’s the lyricist flowing over all the beats. Think of them like a more modern day Eric B / Rakim, Will Smith / Jazzy Jeff or like a Macklamore and Ryan Lewis type group. Their music style sounds more like hardcore, backpack rap, infused with wicked funk, edm elements mixed perfectly over pungent, dueling lyrics. The Standing Ovation sound is quite extraordinary and unique.

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