Scuba (Sub:stance / Hotflush)
Appleblim (Apple Pips / Aus music)
Addison Groove (live) (Swamp 81 / Tectonic)
Paul Spymania (Sub:Stance)
Steffi (Osgut Ton)
Taimur & Fahad (Blkmarket Membership)
SUB:STANCE originated as the collision of two worlds - the vitality of UK bass music intertwined with Berlin's infamous Berghain and all its sensory exhilaration and unique atmosphere. The party started in July 2008 when an array of bass music's finest exponents first brought the world's most exciting sound to its most talked about club. Since then the concept has become fully formed with curators Paul Rose (aka Scuba) and Paul Fowler (Spymania Records) picking lineups covering the full spectrum of a scene whose boundaries seem to grow vaguer by the year. With guests including Mala, Joker, Monolake, The Bug, Shackleton and Distance to name just a few, the parties quickly gained a reputation as being among the best in Europe. SUB:STANCE has produced some truly memorable events since that first fateful night, culminating in the recent third birthday where undisputed legends Gilles Peterson, Mark Ernestus and Dillinja joined Scuba, Julio Bashmore, FaltyDL and more for an epic celebration of sound.
Since 2008 the party has made some tentative excursions outside the confined fortifications of Berghain. Collaborative events with Sonic Warfare in Amsterdam, Exodus in Leeds, and the Outlook Festival in Croatia have resulted in many smiling faces and ringing ears. The party at Santos on 13 August in conjunction with Blkmarket Membership will be the biggest SUB:STANCE party to date.