700 Bliss is the incandescent electronic project of founders Moor Mother and DJ Haram, pushing underground club music to thrilling new directions. These two Philly instigators released the boundary-shattering EP Spa 700 on Don Giovanni back in 2018, and finally, they’ve rekindled their creative powers for upcoming full-length Nothing To Declare, which is coming out on Hyperdub May 27th.
Originated in Philly’s vibrant fringe club scenes, 700 Bliss is saturated with DJ Haram’s hard-hitting beat wizardry, dissonant Middle Eastern melodies and Moor Mother’s everlasting, raging voice; delivering a heartfelt message on black American history and powerful new perspectives. Nothing To Declare expands the duo’s vocabulary of experimental hip hop, jazz, noise, punk and raw club music, and also features several skits. Furthermore, there are contributions from Orion Sun, Muqata’a, Alli Logout, M Téllez and Ase Manual
The album’s lead single “Totally Spies” may reference the colorful Anime cartoon by the same name, it’s a menacing, cavernous piece of music (“mutant grime”) that begs to be heard at max volume in some smoke-filled, sporadically strobe-lit basement. Lafawndah‘s Yasmine Dubois is featured here as well, pitched, pixellated and feverish, barely cutting through the oomph of the sub-bass to haunting effect.
Listen to “Totally Spies” below.
Nothing To Declare will be out on May 27. Preorder the album here. Tracklist:
01. Nothing to Declare 02. Totally Spies feat. Lafawndah 03. Nightflame feat. Orion Sun 04. Anthology 05. Discipline 06. Bless Grips 07. Easyjet 08. Candace Parker feat. Muqata’a 09. No More Kings 10. Capitol feat. Alli Logout 11. Sixteen 12. Spirit Airlines 13. Crown 14. More Victories feat. M Téllez 15. Seven 16. Lead Level feat. Ase Manual