Shizz Lo patterns an explosive 'Step Back' for Clonethekid to flow on
Shizz Lo and Clonekid explode on the high-voltage ‘Step Back’.
Repping Philadelphia, the “haircut enthusiast and ice cream connoisseur”, Shizz Lo produces this electric record - full of ear-ringing synths; trap-electro styles; and pounding percussion. Shizz starts the record off fairly gently, as Clonethekid begins his raps ushered along by a tight snare, tapping hi hats and raw, thick low-end. Though, as if the electrical wiring along a side street has detached and is now whipping out, blasting everything it touches, and leaving flames in its wake; the main section of this track exposes such a madness.
Intensity is conjured by a strong drum roll, before the drop occurs. Starting at a high pitch, but coming down an octave in the later chorus, the main metallic-like synth rings out almost painfully. It’s pushed forth by thick sub bass, before other, manipulated VSTs take over the melody. It’s a loud and boastful record, and something of intrigue - the intricate VSTs; unusual sounds; appealing melodies; well-partnered vocals, distorted backings; and overall beautiful calamity of it all.