Damage Control (DMZL x MOSES) – “Hollow”


“Hollow” is the confident debut single from Damage Control, a stylish collaborative project from producer Guy Moses and singer-rapper DMZL (the alter ego of singer Almog Dror). The track releases alongside a gothic music video — directed by Tel Aviv-based directors True Twins — that captures the track’s uniquely powerful mood.

DMZL’s suave vocal composure reflects “I’m done burning bridges,” alongside reflections of a short temper and “spent my life cursing.” The self-reflection — “I used to wake up sober,” — stimulates amidst an intoxicating backing beat, propelled by twinkling keys and ruminating bass. The “I’m stuck,” vocal sequence is infectiously accompanied by a bustling bass-driven murkiness, excelling into the catching “same old city,” hook. Shades of M.I.A. are enjoyably evident in the debonair composure and hip-hop/trip-hop fusing.

The entrancing “Hollow” represents the first single from the project’s forthcoming ten-track album, releasing in October and encompassing a broad range of stylistic inspirations, including punk, emo, and hip-hop.

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of August 2023’ Spotify playlist.

We discovered this release via MusoSoup, as part of the artist’s promotional campaign.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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