Moor Mother and DJ Haram started collaborating in 2014 and eventually formed 700 Bliss, a blistering live act in Philly's DIY scene, releasing their 2018 debut, Spa 700 on Halcyon Veil / Don Giovanni Records. Since that time, both artists have grown global followings. Moor Mother is a prolific solo artist and collaborator, writer, and member of Black Quantum Futurism while Haram has been curating and creating radio shows, DJing, and producing, including an EP for Hyperdub in 2019.
700 Bliss is the take-no-prisoners duo of DJ Haram and Moor Mother, heady in their goal of rewriting of hip hop and electronic music.
"In the context of Haram’s blasted soundscaping and Moor Mother’s anguished rasp, the notion of disappearing into a dancefloor’s embrace is as serious as it gets." — PITCHFORK
"700 Bliss refuse empty nihilism. There’s too much propulsion, too much space to fill. Even at their bleakest — the wheezing moribundity that closes out “Cosmic Slop,” the hard brittleness of “Scully’s” jackhammer beats — these tracks remain entangled with, attentive to the pleasures and possibilities of dance music." — TINY MIX TAPES
On their debut album on Hyperdub, Nothing to Declare, the duo create an album of noise rap, one that ties together the raw edges of club music and hip hop with punk energy, jazz, house-party catharsis, loud percussion-heavy analogue sound design, and cheeky skits. Some tracks are distinct experimental rap tracks with rolling hi hats and lyrical bravado while others are poetry set to noise and sound collage.
"Spa 700 gives a space to ruminate and rage, to bathe in diasporic sonics, and come out feeling both enriched and enraged. It’s a journey that’s at once cathartic, but leaves you charged with the adrenaline to fight." — CRACK