700 BLISS (DJ Haram & Moor Mother) slice mantras into the city’s concrete skin on the visceral, cathartic, and even hilarious Nothing to declare. Backyard breakbeats and fried, snaking synths build madcap webs. Future rhythms take a sawblade to squarewaves, fusing proto-electronics with hip hop reveries and free jazz energies. Moor Mother and DJ Haram alternate raining fire on the world and wrapping it up in diaphanous cellophane. Absolute bliss.
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DJ Haram and Moor Mother break down Nothing to declare, track-by-track
01. Nothing to declare
Thinking about Philadelphia and it’s fun music scene
Talking shit on one of my favorites beats on the album.
02. Totally Spies feat Lafawndah
Thinking about being thankful and the relationships we leave behind
This song (including recorded vocals) was done since 2017. Lafawndah really gave it new life and cohesion in the vocals she sent in 2021.
03. Nightflame feat Orion Sun
Dedicated to ballroom culture
I think this track would make a great soundtrack to a party montage.
Dedicated to Ms Dunham
I made this beat on a train from paris to london in 2018.
This beat idea haunted me for years. I couldnt get the keys detuned just right or the drums were always too or not enough off-kilter. I let it marinate for a while.
06. Bless Grips
Speaking about cycles
Moor Mother recorded on half the beat as a first draft and I eventually just started writing to it to complete it. She said something about cowboy flow so i tried to get in my own little lazy character, also mirroring the slow lurching beat I originally called growl.
08. Candace Parker feat Muqata’a
About being counted out or undervalued
Muqata’a saved this beat from poorly labeled stems hell.
09. No more kings
Dedicated to a friend who passed away. Thinking of a end to class systems
My verse was inspired by a poem I saw written on a wall below an underpass. I can’t remember it exactly, someone talking about being dragged to hell by men but not being kissed in years.
10. Capitol feat Alli Logout
Speaking about energy and resistance
Love this collaboration so much, Alli Logout is creative brilliance.
Speaking about safe spaces and lack of
Classic 700 Punk record.
Speaking about injustice
Classic Emo Bliss record.
14. More Victories feat M. Téllez
More positive achievements
Old rap about ritual
So many wild lines packed in the lyrics. For the sound design, we always meet in the kitchen. Ase manual really helped pull the instrumental together in the mixing here.
16. Lead Level 15 feat Ase Manual
Speaking about environmental racism and chemical warfare
I have been calling this my best worst beat. Arguable musical qualities here.