Friday 5 July 2019
Club-oriented, all-over-the-map electronic music

700 Bliss is an experimental club project of DJ Haram and Moor Mother (aka noise-poet polymath Camae Ayewa), two of the most exciting underground electronic artists at the moment. They met each other amidst Philadelphia’s thriving art and music scene where several disciplines intersect with each other in addition to the local political activist community.

700 Bliss’ music reflects an all-encompassing approach to style, filtering rap, noise, club and folk through modulated and distorted samplers.

With their debut EP, Spa 700, 700 Bliss offer anxious rhythms. Layered sounds are balanced with delicate and eerie beats that contain both samples and found material. The duo works to create previously unheard melodies that propel lyrics of struggle, subjugation and social alienation in an unjust world.

Outside of 700 Bliss, Moor Mother and DJ Haram have stamped their identity on the contemporary club and electronic world with a slew of releases in recent years.

Moor Mother’s breakout record Fetish Bones was followed quickly by The Motionless Present. She also became part of free jazz and spoken word group Irreversible Entanglements.

Part of the Discwoman collective who showcases female-identified talent in the electronic world, DJ Haram has been touring steadily across the world, releasing mixes for online platforms such as The Fader and Truants. She also hosts Rage Radio on Rinse.FM. DJ Haram played Roskilde Festival in 2017 as part of Discwoman.

They both make music about grief, rage and survival, but as Haram once put it, it’s also about:

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