DOM is a fast emerging Hip-hop artist who freely mixes elements of Pop, Rock and Hip-hop into his own completely unique sound. He got his start in high school, writing and recording a diss track to call out another student. From that simple start he has developed a skill and style that is now drawing in fans from around the world.
Over the past three years the prolific artist has dropped a series of singles, first to SoundCloud and then later to a wider audience across all streaming platforms. Within a melodic Trap framework the talented and eclectic artist mixes the power chord crunch of Metal, Punk and Grunge with infectiously catchy Pop hooks and a strong experimental streak. He is equally likely to step out of that mold entirely for some old-school Hip-hop jams.
“Angelic Sinner ” is the debut full length album from DOM, released worldwide to all major streaming services on June 9, 2021. The ten song collection is a showcase for the artist’s diverse talents. The record opens with a mellow piano of “Intro.” The song introduces the main melodic hook of the album’s title track. The two together work as a perfect introduction to DOM’s unique Emo Trap vibe. He combines the Punk/Metal guitar of early 2000’s Emo Rock with modern Trap grooves and an impressive melodic rap flow.
Throughout the record DOM experiments with genres and crafty production techniques. On tracks like “Love Letters” he delivers classic Emo Rock heartbreakers and pairs them with memorable melodies and Punk guitars with hard Trap beats. Songs like “Chanel” and “Diva” introduce a wildly experimental vibe. The former spins a cool mix of strings into the rapper’s Hip-hop groove while the latter lays an infectiously singable Pop hook with a backing track of Classical-inspired Art/Rock guitar and synth arpeggios.
Elsewhere on the record DOM dives deep into old-school Hip-Hop, as on the breakbeat rhythms and 70’s Soul sounds of tracks like “Ben Wallace” and “Sahasrara.” Through all of the album’s many stylistic permutations, the rapper and collaborators like Yung Wolf, Cenzo, Niiko and VCR James trade verses of melodic rap, freestyle bars and hardcore rapid-fire chopping. The album ends on the Indie Rock ballad, laid-back beat, heartfelt rhymes and clever word play of “Box of Issues.”
Check out the title track’s video below. You can also hear the excellent “Diva” on the Deep Indie Beat playlist. Follow the links below to connect with DOM. Get on his socials and get in the loop on all of the current and future projects from this exciting and versatile new voice in Hip-hop.