Substance 2nd Birthday – 24 April

Yo yo!
All the details for the upcoming Substance 2nd Birthday event have been announced. The line-up is SO solid! For those of you keen to come – ill have limited early bird tickets available @ $10. Express your interest in the form of an EMAIL or via the blog comments. Be quick tho, they’ll be extremely limited! I’ll have general ones for $15 once they sell out.
Read on for full details!!


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 Abbottsford!

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!


Danny Bonnici – OLDSCHOOL BREAKS SET! (NuBreed)

Blinky (Beat Geek Recordings / Interview)

Loki (Unstable Sounds)
Ms Stylz (Croft / Little P)
Donnie Darko
Alex DB

Taran M
Rich OK
Simon Murphy

Terminus Hotel
605 Victoria St, Abbotsford

12noon – 11pm

$10 earlybirds
$15 general


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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.

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