2nd Bday SET TIMES!

by J-Slyde

12-1 Alex DB
1-2 Julian Reynolds (Fresh Blood)
2-3 JFX
3-4 Loki (Unstable Sounds)
4-5 Simon Murphy
5-6 Danny Bonici (NuBreed / Old-school Breaks Set)
6-7 Rich OK
7-8 Taran M
8-9 Mouka
9-10 J-Slyde
10-11 Blinky (Beat Geek Recordings / Interview)

3.30-5 TEECEE
5-6.30 Darko
6.30-8 Ms Stylz (Croft Institute)
8-9.30 Panty Snort


2nd Bday Winners Announced!

by J-Slyde

And without further ado, here are the winners to the 2nd Birthday Comp! Each lucky winner will receive a double pass to our 2nd Bday – THIS SATURDAY – APRIL 24TH!


I think a nice intimate show with all of my favourite singers/artists, i believe the list would be something like this:
John Farnham
Elton John
4 african kids hitting drums with sticks
boy george
Some homeless guy playing a pvc pipe didgeridoo
id add some more but my fav enya song just came on so gotta run 🙂


No money restrictions you say?
I would start out by buying a beautiful tropical island and build the ultimate partying facility in advance, including permanent bar staff that know how to make any concoction of drink, massive sound systems in the facility and along the beach – which would obviously be crystal clear blue water, only the best kind! DJ’s and live music would be varied and different styles of music played on different parts of the island.
There would be plentiful amounts of alcohol, food (world class chefs), entertainment, and anything else one would want. How would we get there? On a private 2 day boat cruise, listening to ultimate summer beats in the impeccable weather, lazing around on lounges and having the time of our lives. Everyone would be welcome, and 2 cruisers would be bought if necessary.
Fuck yeah.

Dave Juricevich

perfect bday?
Brown Alley Restaurant
9-11 Dave Juric
11- 1 Digweed
1-2.30 Nubreed (old school set)
2.30 – 5.30 James Zabiela
5.30 – cl Phil K
Open Bar all night
Steve Sunny to deck the place out ala Sunny circa 2004
No plasma’s
throw in a few lazors
kick on in the garden bar from 9am with Phil, Zabs and Me doin vs till midday 😀


3 things all at once…
1- friends
2- trip to the moon
3- aceid.
nuff said!

Felix Tyler

I would start the day off with a MASSIVE pancake breakfast for everyone attending. Which would be followed by a whole day of all my favourite punk and rock bands(BDO styles) which would then be followed by all my favorite DJ’s(Rave Styles). Double festival for a full 24 hours. And everyone would be welcome.

Win tickets to our 2nd Birthday!

by J-Slyde

We’ve got 5 FREE double passes to our upcoming 2nd Birthday to give away and we thought we’d test out the new website and run an online competition!

All you need to do to go into the running to win yourself a FREE double pass to our upcoming 2nd Birthday is answer the below question in 100 words or less:

If there were no restrictions, money or otherwise, how would your ultimate birthday celebrations play out?

It can be anything from flying to the moon for an intimate gig with Sasha, to having dinner with the queen on the back of an elephant! The 5 replies that we find the most inventive and out of this world will win a FREE double pass to the 2nd Birthday!

The competition winners will be drawn Monday April 19th and notified by email and via a blog post.

To submit your entry, simply reply to this blog post using the fields below. Please ensure that you include a valid email address as we’ll use it to notify the winners.

Full information about our upcoming 2nd Birthday event can be found HERE.

Good luck!!

2nd Birthday tickets ONLINE!

by J-Slyde

Tickets for our 2nd Birthday event are now online and available for purchase via QJUMP and Festival Tix
And available from the following outlets:

DJ Warehouse
431 Victoria Street, Abbotsford VIC

DMC Records
211 Commercial Rd, South Yarra, VIC 3141

Alley Tunes
660 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn 3122

They are available for $15 + a booking fee. If you would prefer not to pay the BF you can contact us or any of our DJs to secure yourself an industry ticket.

We’ll also be running an online competition in the coming weeks, so if your strapped for cash make sure you check back!


Substance 2nd Birthday – April 24th

by J-Slyde

You thought we’d disappeared hadn’t you? Thought we’d slipped away?…..You were WRONG! We’d been biding our time, laying in wait like a tiger waiting for the opportune moment to pounce…. And yes, the opportune moment is here and the time for pouncing is now! Substance is back, baby and what better way to celebrate our Second birthday than on the roof-top of the Terminus Hotel in Abbotsford!

Headlining the festivities we’re extremely excited in welcoming Danny Bonnici, one of the founding members of NuBreed, for a much anticipated Old-skool breaks set. It goes without saying that we’re absolutely thrilled to have on-board such a talented and revered DJ/producer such as Danny. No doubt his performance is set to blow the roof – Quite fitting for such a special occasion!

Moving on we’re also proud to have onboard regular special guest Blinky, head honcho of Beatgeek records, who’s been coaxed in to offering up an hours worth of his own live prog and tech house related musical madness.

Flowing over two rooms and on a spacious rooftop, this is a party you do not want to miss. Featuring a veritable list of our A+ guests and residents, this afternoon and evening of fun filled joy promises to deliver good times, mad beats and definitely a shenanigan or twenty. So come on down and help us celebrate our birthday in true Substance style – god knows we can’t drink all the beer by ourselves!


Sat, 24th April
12noon – 11pm


Terminus Hotel
605 Victoria St, Abbotsfordhttp://maps.google.com/places/au/abbotsford/victoria-st/605/-terminus-hotel


Danny Bonnici – OLDSCHOOL BREAKS SET! (NuBreed)

Blinky (Beat Geek Recordings / Interview)

Loki (Unstable Sounds)
Julian Reynolds (Fresh Blood)
Ms Stylz (Croft / Little P)
Donnie Darko
Alex DB


Taran M
Rich OK
Simon Murphy


$10 earlybirds
$15 general + b/f from selected outlets.


– Online via In The Mix
– DJ Warehouse
431 Victoria Street, Abbotsford VIC
– DMC Records
211 Commercial Rd, South Yarra, VIC 3141
– Alley Tunes
660 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn 3122
– Festival Tix
– From all promoters and DJs
– By emailing admin@substancesounds.net



Recently name checked as “one of the hottest names in dance music” by DJ Mag, over the past 6 years Danny Bonnici has been at the forefront of the world’s dance music scene. Working with his band Nubreed to bring people the sound of now, Danny has amazed audiences with his raw stage presence and crowd-pleasing performances. Now as a solo artist he’s truly coming into his own with I-DJ Mag, Ibiza Online and DJ Mag all signing praises for his world-class production/engineering & dj’ing. What we know as true, they know also know: Danny delivers the goods; with his own style of dirty 4/4. Danny’s collaborative efforts saw him co-produce the 2003 hit “Ride” with friend Luke Chable, this tune was a huge hit in the scene giving Danny international recognition further to his efforts with Nubreed.

With his own release “Return to Saturn” featured on Luke Chable’s 2006 Renaissance cd and its solid vinyl release to follow short after, such tight productions have seen Danny nominated for a Dance Music Award and an Aria Award in previous years. He has also done collaborations with producer renowned producer and engineer Andy Page – the result of which Vermouth appears on the Nubreed Y4K. With a string of original and remixed works under his belt Danny’s music is being played by the biggest Djs in the world including Sasha, John Digweed, Hernan Cattaneo and too many more to even mention. Danny Bonnici has been involved in releasing three mix compilations in 2006, all of which have been received with applause from the dance music press. The first with Nubreed for Distinctive Y4K saw them tour Australia nationally in support of the compilation. The second, for popular local label Stomp’s Electric Series saw King Unique take on one CD, whilst Danny (as part of Nubreed) took on the other. The third was a mix compilation with Luke Chable for new Australian label Hiddenform.

His love of production and engineering has meant he’s quick on the uptake of new technology as Danny has become one of the first Australian DJ’s to exclusively use Ableton Live in his DJ sets and not just in the studio. Taking what he’s learnt on the road back to the studio again, Danny is one of the only qualified Ableton Live teachers in the country. His recent endorsement agreement with the company in Australia means that Danny is one of 4 Australian producer/ DJs to be featured by the company as their preferred endorsee and Artist of choice to support. This year he has been devastating dance floors across the country from Sydney to Melbourne, Cairns & Perth and Asia, Europe and the USA. In fact, 2007 has been the year in which Danny has made leaps and bounds into new musical realms, along the way firmly establishing himself as a strong solo artist/engineer in his own right.