Substance 2nd Bday CrowdFrom humble beginnings back in 2007 the Substance Krew have continually been at the forefront of the Melbourne electronic music scene. Smashing out all things electronic, the eclectic mix of music has seen all of the founding members sought after for major events around Melbourne and Australia.

The Motley Crue that is the Substance massif cover all types of bass driven mojo lifting beats. Everything from Techno, Electro, Progressive, Breaks all the way through to Drum and Bass and Dubstep. The principle ethos these kids live on can be boiled down to one statement “Keep the dance floor rocking and the bevvies flowing.”

Having originally started as a once a month free for all at the Softbelly bar in Melbourne, the rapid growth in crowd numbers has seen the krew continually upgrade to progressively larger venues. Some of Melbourne’s most sought after DJ’s have graced the wheels and laptops of steel at Substance including; Luke Chable, Danny Bonici, PQM, Trent McDerrmot, Kalus, Ben Evans, Blinky, Travis Lucas, James Brooke and Kultrun- to name but a select few. Not just confined to local talent, Substance have also hosted international acts such as: Hybrid, Shiloh, Pig & Dan and Solar Fields.

With this growth has seen interest from other party crews and Substance’s DJ notoriety has seen travels interstate for many of their resident DJ’s.  Substance have a sister partnership with Gold Coast beat warriors “Involved” and have also held many a collaborative shindig. They have ventured into the realms of the Shepparton bush playing under the stars and rocked out the confines of Brown Alley with Mixed Messages and the Funtopia boys. Residents of Substance also regularly play at some of Melbourne’s most dynamic parties and clubs with Interview, Unstable Sounds, 3D and a bevy of major festivals and shows.

Now focusing more on playing feature parties at progressive venues rather than staying in the one spot for too long, the Substance krew regularly try to keep the punters on their toes. Whether it be in the confines of a public bar in the CBD, the dark and seedy confines of a twisted night club or even the sunshine bathed wonderment of an open inner city rooftop; the Substance crew don’t just do parties, they create features that are talked about weeks after the scene of the crime.  The evolution has birthed a Sub brand; “Prognosis” @ Loop, a regular event dedicated to the Prog and Tech verbatim that every Substance regular equips in their “Saviour Faire” of tunes. With a rapidly growing portfolio of new talent and an established list of hard hitting residents, J-Slyde & Simon Murphy continue to keep the Substance ball bouncing all over the stage and all over Australia.

Substantial achievements:

  • Running for over 5 successful years with indoor, outdoor, rooftop, club and bar events
  • Over 50 local and interstate DJs and live acts have performed for Substance in that time
  • Sub-brand “Prognosis” launched in early 2011
  • A successful sister partnership with Involved krew from Queensland/Brisbane which has seen resident DJs from both krews regularly traveling interstate to perform at either events
  • Collaborative events with Fluid Life, Mixed Messages, Brown Alley, Under One Roof, Involved (Bris), Funtopia, 3D and DJTracker
  • Resident DJs playing at many successful events in and around Melbourne

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