Prognosis Live Recordings

by J-Slyde

In the lead up to our third Prognosis event, which is set for April 16th @ LOOP – we thought we’d release a couple of the sets which were recorded live at our last two events. Unfortunately only a handful of the sets were able to be recorded due to technical difficulties, *cough* flat batteries *cough*, but those that were are well worth the listen!

All links are direct MP3 files – simply right click and save target as to download.
Please note that these are raw recordings and as such have not been mastered or edited in any way, shape or form. What you hear is what was played live on the night!


recoil – Live @ Prognosis Feb 2011
Aaron Static – Live @ Prognosis Feb 2011
J-Slyde – Live @ Prognosis Feb 2011


Simon Murphy – Live @ Prognosis March 2011
J-Slyde – Live @ Prognosis March 2011
Aaron Static – Live @ Prognosis March 2011
Darko – Live @ Prognosis March 2011



Prognosis ~ April 16th @ LOOP

by J-Slyde

Substance Sounds in conjunction with LOOP pres the newest concept in forward thinking nightlife!
Prognosis - April 16th @ LOOP

With two successful events under their belts the Prognosis krew are lining up for their third offering back at Loop. Yet again partying until stumps, their last event was nothing short of brilliant. Quality music, eye opening visuals and a fantastic crowd made for a fool-proof recipe. Not missing a beat, the krew were quick to lock-in a third date and are getting ready to do it all over again come April 16th.

Leading the charge this time round we’re very honored to welcome Melbourne’s own Prog pinup, Steve May. Having been play-listed by everyone from Tiesto to Carl Cox, Steve’s production is world class. Not just limited to his productions, as a DJ he has championed a versatile and genre-bending sound headlining shows across the globe.

After a mind blowing performance at our first event we’re also very happy to welcome back JaseFOS for a live Laptop set. If you haven’t seen his mastery of all things electronic then you must take this opportunity by the horns! Responsible for “that track” and producing, releasing, DJing and performing for the past 15+ years, Jase is a seasoned veteran when it comes to electronic music. Needless to say, the dancefloor will be in good hands when he graces the decks!

Delivering his fresh twisted take on everything electronic, Kultrun also joins the ranks to bring his unique production style to the floor. Guaranteed to have you stroking your chin whilst madly bopping all over the floor, this kid has had his work play-listed by everyone from Dubfire to MODE and even Armin Van Burren. Expect a set full of the highest caliber home-grown Prog and Tech you can poke a stick at!

Alas, it’s not all rainbows and unicorns this time round as Taran M is set to deliver one of the last sets of his career. The original inceptor of Substance and Co-founder with J-Slyde, the man is hanging up the Electronic promoting and djing booty’s indefinitely as he heads off to Alaska to hunt wild game using only a toothcomb and a Denny’s Breakfast burrito (Actual events of Taran’s future may differ from written dialog). Having played pretty much every electronic genre, graced major parties like Two Tribes, Godskitchen, Adventjah, major club residencies and of course running a filthy muck with the Substance crew, Taran’s set will be a display of everything he has exposed us to whilst being behind the decks at Substance (Bring sunnies; he’s a pale chap!).

Support duties for the night will be handled by the extremely talented Prognosis Pin-up boys J-Slyde and Simon Murphy, whilst visual duties will be handled by the one and only vdmo Kstati – whom left the crowd gobsmacked at our last event from his utterly astounding visuals.

So book the appointment, take the sick day from work and prepare to bulk bill your way to the Perfect Prognosis as Loop bar prepares for another diagnosable night of auditory mayhem.

Steve May (Baroque / Armada)
Kultrun (Beat Geek / Jetlag / Indigo)
Taran M (Hanging up the headphones set)
J-Slyde (Substance)
Simon Murphy (Substance / Space Pod)

VJ: vdmo Kstati

WHERE: Loop. 23 Meyers Place, CBD.

WHEN: Saturday, April 16th

PRICE: FREE!!!!!!!!!



Prognosis ~ March 19th @ Loop

by J-Slyde

Prognosis - March 19th Eflyer

Hot on the heels of their debut event the Prognosis krew are gearing up for their second chapter back at Loop. Smashing the venue sideways and showing Melbourne that there’s a new team on the scene, their first event quite simply, WENT OFF! Partying till the early morn the krew had beats bumping, beers chugging, visuals projecting, lasers lasering and the crowd dancing till close of venue at 5am… And this time round is set to be of no exception!

Welcoming back to the decks we have Aaron Static. For those that witnessed his set at our last event, you’ll know exactly why we’ve decided to invite him back – those that were not, all you need to know is shit got lively! Progasms were on the menu and the man was not shy in dishing them out!

Accompanying Static, we’ve been lucky enough to secure the dynamic duo that are Punkz On Junk. Wowing Australian crowds and bush doofers alike these boys know how to rock and will be bringing their unique attitude-driven Prog sound to the decks with force!

Visual duties for the night will be handled by the one and only vdmo Kstati. A visual maestro when it comes to VJing there’s a large chance you’ve already seen this man perform without even knowing it. Traveling the country for the last few years Kstati has visually supported some of the largest artists in the world and the best festivals and club nights around Australia. From D-Nox to Nick Skitz, Paul Van Dyk to Infected Mushroom, you name em and there’s a huge chance the man has dropped his visual mark upon them!
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Following on we’ll also have Darko providing his unique flavour of dark and twisted techno and tech-house along with residents J-Slyde and Simon Murphy who are guaranteed to bring nothing but quality beats to the table.

The newest chapter in forward thinking night-life is here. If like your quality electronic music… then the only prognosis is Prognosis!

Aaron Static (Jetlag, Indigo, Deep Blue Eyes)
Punkz On Junk (Beat Geek, Interview)
J-Slyde (Substance)
Simon Murphy (Substance, Space Pod)
Donny Darko (White Noise)

With visuals from: vdmo Kstati

Sat, 19th March
10pm til late.


Loop – 23 Meyes Place, CBD.



Prognosis Feb 11th – Round Up

by J-Slyde

Our debut event under our new Prognosis banner was held the other week on Feb 11th at Loop. A new concept that will run aside our usual Substance events, Prognosis concentrates on the Progressive, Techno and House realms of electronic music, with a heavy interest in live visuals.

We were lucky enough to have down a Photographer for the event who was able to capture the night perfectly. The entire photo album can be viewed via Facebook. Along with the photos we also managed to get some video footage.
Read below for a run down.

Some video footage of some of the DJs in action.

Prognosis – Feb 11th @ LOOP

by J-Slyde

Substance Sounds in conjunction with Loop present:


A night of mind bending Progressive and Electronic sounds!

Dedicated to the Progressive sounds of EDM, Prognosis is a new night that will play home to the finest DJs, Producers and Visual artists Melbourne has to offer. Offering up a smorgasbord of quality electronic sounds, Prognosis will not only concentrate on the Progressive realm of electronic music, but will also delve deep into a variety of other related genre’s. The only thing that’s guaranteed is quality, forward thinking electronic music from go to woe!

Helping headline our debut event is JaseFOS, who will be offering up a live AV laser set. Hooked up to computers, controllers and 2 massive lasers, Jase will be orchestrating an extremely unique performance that is set to not only aurally please your ears, but also visually tantalize your eyes.

Along with Jase, we’ll also be welcoming Aaron Static to the decks for a Progressive set chock full of his own productions. Signed to Jetlag Digital, Indigo and Deep Blue Eyes (to name just a few) Aaron has been producing since the ripe age of 16. With the man pumping out quality release after quality release, it was only fitting that we invite him down to celebrate our opening night.

Joining those two are Melbourne heavyweight DJs: J-Slyde, Simon Murphy, Dave Juric and recoil. Along with the highly talented VJ PiedPiper on visuals for the duration of the event.

If you like your electronic music the only prognosis IS Prognosis!

Loop. 23 Meyers Place, CBD

// WHEN:
Friday, Feb 11th.
10pm – late


JaseFOS (Live AV Laser Set)
Aaron Static (Jetlag, Indigo, Deep Blue Eyes)
J-Slyde (Substance)
Simon Murphy (Substance/Interview)
Dave Juric
recoil (White Noise)

With visuals from VJ PiedPiper

Substance Chrissy Rooftop Party

by J-Slyde

Substance Chrissy Flyer

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, Especially at Substance HQ. Taran M is doing his best impersonation of Santa Claus, J-Slyde is spiking the Eggnog and with Simon Murphy and Rich OK rounding up the reindeer things are getting into the Christmas swing.

So it’s time to deck the disco ballz with booze, Slurp through the sounds in a one horse open sleigh and tell the three kings to take an afternoon off as The Substance Christmas party calls the first noel of Electronic music into effect.

The regular residents will be caroling all of their substance Classics along with some very special guests in what will be THE LAST ROOFTOP PARTY at the Terminus Hotel before the apartments of sin go live. So make a list, check it off twice and get your ass down to the Terminus Hotel on the 18th of December for the last Substance Party at the Terminus Hotel and we all know nobody rocks the rooftop like the Substance Crew!!!!



Taran M
J-Slyde feat Ru C.L
Rich OK
Simon Murphy
Muska (Mixed Messages)
Dave Juric (Clarity)
Darko (White Noise)
recoil (White Noise)



Sat, Dec 18th






Terminus Hotel. 605 Victoria St, Abbotsford



$10 early-birds avail from promoters or by emailing
Only 50 released! First in best dressed!
$15 general tickets available from promoters and ONLINE via FestivalTix


18+ Event, Venue reserves the right to refuse entry if your (not) funny looking or it looks like you wont dance.



We’ve been lucky enough to secure the very talented Ru C.L for this event. Regarded as one of Melbourne’s finest and most talented MC’s, he’ll be teaming up with J-Slyde to offer up an energetic rhyme filled peak-time Breaks set. Expect nothing, be ready for everything!
Read below for a brief run-down on what he’s all about…



Ru C.L Bio Pic“Ru C.L” a.k.a. Rueben Campbell, is one of the most dynamic artists to emerge from the Hip Hop/Dancehall and Reggae scene. A ‘Jahstralian’ (Jamaican/Australian heritage) based in Melbourne, Ru C.L is an explosive entertainer with world wide appeal.

His talent is evident on every track of his first album “Straight Down The Line” a collaboration with Katalyst and executive producer Geoff Barrows of the acclaimed Portishead. This truly world class album was mixed and recorded in Bristol UK.

In his new Album ‘Brimstone & Fire’, Ru C.L returns with a skill-filled, exciting, unique, lyrically clever Hip Hop album. The production on this album has a classic Hip Hop universal sound, with a similarity in vocal delivery to the likes of Nas or Mos Def. Ru C.L is able to effortlessly cross between many genres. Hip Hop, Reggae, Dancehall, Sing Jay, Soul and R&B. ‘Brimstone & Fire’ leans more towards classic Hip Hop, however there is evidence of his diversity in this album. Ru C.L’s range of musical skills will always keep audiences eager to hear what is coming next. This Jahstralian charismatic performer is set to relight the fire with his new Hip Hop master piece ‘Brimstone & Fire’. Look out for this album to be released in 2011.

Ru C.L performs in various capacities which includes acting or as an MC for events such as Raggamuffin Festival 2010. His reputation within the Hip Hop, R&B Reggae and Dancehall community, has seen him share the stage with acts such as Jurassic 5, Pharcyde, Talib Kweli, Pharoahe Monch, Guru, Super Natural, Estelle, Z trip, Mob Deep, Sly & Robbie, Mad Professor, Mighty Sparrow, Lee Scratch Perry, The Wailers, DJ Craze and many more. Ru C.L toured and performed nationally with the Black Eyed Peas & John Legend.