Artist: Various
Title: SUB:STANCE / 072008 072013
Cat. #: SSTANCE001
Format: Vinyl
Release Date: July 22nd 2013
A1 Appleblim – Darkest Red
B1 SCB – Closer
B2 Addison Groove – Forgiven
C1 Trevino – Tracer
C2 Scuba – August
D1 John Osborn – All Night Long
D2 Martyn – Memory Hole

The SUB:STANCE vinyl box set marks the 5th anniversary and final edition of the SUB:STANCE night at Berghain, marking its passing with 7 exclusive tracks by artists who have been central to its sound and prints of the legendary flyer artwork used to promote each event.

SUB:STANCE was the collision of two worlds – the vitality of UK bass music intertwined with Berghain and all its sensory exhilaration and unique atmosphere. The party started in July 2008 when an array of dubstep’s finest exponents first brought the world’s most exciting sound to its most talked about club. In the years that followed the concept became fully formed with curators Paul Rose (aka Scuba/ SCB) and Paul Fowler (Spymania Records) picking line-ups covering the full spectrum of the burgeoning bass music scene. Artists such as Martyn, The Bug, Joker, Pearson Sound, Mala, Gilles Peterson, MJ Cole, Mount Kimbie, Francois K, D Bridge, Tikiman live with Scion, Deadbeat and many more have produced some truly memorable events since that first fateful night.

That first SUB:STANCE party was a risk – bringing dubstep to the techno mecca of Berghain with one of the most forward thinking line-ups of that time – but it was a huge success that spawned parties across the globe. As dubstep has risen, fallen and morphed, the party has embraced bass music in many forms.


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