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[NEWS] Substantial featured in a new video game!

Awesome news! Substantial has an all new song featured in a new, yet to be released video game called Renaine! The game is about overcoming failure and already has a demo version available online which Sub's oldest daughter is already hooked on. Back the campaign if you can and help get the word out. One of the stretch goals is to make this available on the Nintendo Switch!

Here's a little more about Renaine...
"Guide Aine, the Phoenix Knight, on her impossible quest through Lineria's colorful kingdom as she sets out to avenge her friend, Ren."

As mentioned before, the game features new music from Substantial. Composer and instrumentalist Mason Lieberman reached out to Sub and collaborator DJ AAROCK to contribute to the game's original soundtrack. After hearing samples of Sub's first instrumental album The Garden, they commissioned him to remix a song from the soundtrack called East West Mountain (Act I). Sub remixed and produced a fresh take on the track, dropped new verses, plus a hook with DJ AAROCK adding cuts to give us East West Mountain (Act 2) - One Way or Another

Enjoy, be sure to pass it on and look out for Mason Lieberman on Sub's new album The Garden coming soon. Pre-order your copy today.

[NEW MUSIC] Substantial - Seeds EP (Produced by Substantial)

Confession: I am the most self conscious music producer ever. I produced my first beat when I was 15 years old and never looked back. But even though I have been making instrumentals virtually nonstop for two decades, these days, I have only really shared them with my students and officially released even less. 

Fast forward to 2017. In the past year or so, I have made more beats than I have written songs for the first time since I was a student at Suitland High School. I decided to embark on a mission to produce my first ever official instrumental album, entitled, The Garden due to be released in Spring 2018. But before there can be a garden, we need seeds to plant. Enters the eight track EP, Seeds featuring seven instrumentals and one remix. The project consist of several old beats I produced with a few new tracks and an insane remix I was challenged to do for Tonedeff

 Photo by Rachelle Etienne-Robinson

Photo by Rachelle Etienne-Robinson

They say the holiday season is the time for giving and I couldn't dream of a better way to close out the year. So, consider this project my gift to you. 

Listen. Enjoy. Share. 

Stay in PEACE.
Sub/Stan

Unreleased Track 'Immortality' + Kickstarter Update

New Unreleased Music
SUBSTANTIAL - IMMORTALITY

With less than a week left for the #SubOnWax Kickstarter Campaign, I've decided to make this once "SUBporter Exclusive" song available to everyone for supporting the campaign. This is one of several unreleased tracks from 2008's Sacrifice and because I am a man of my word, I will still gift everyone who backs the campaign another previously unreleased track from Sacrifice

ABOUT IMMORTALITY
I finished this song back in the Spring of 2006 and it was originally suppose to be the last track on my sophomore album, Sacrifice. Unfortunately, I lost contact with the producers (The Deffenders) when it was time to finalize and release the album a year or so later and it's remained in the vault ever since. Back in 2011, I got the song remixed by M-Phazes, but when he sent the beat, I loved it, but felt like it didn't work as well as the original track. So instead, I used the remix beat for Grateful on my third album Home Is Where The Art Is, which is why the song themes are similar. 

11 years later, this is hands down one of my favorite songs I've ever recorded. Now it's yours! By the way, it should be available on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, Tidal and everywhere else by the weekend but you can download it right now exclusively on Bandcamp.


KICKSTARTER UPDATE: As of 12AM (EST) last night, we are 86% backed with 6 days left! We're almost there!

  Click the image above to pledge today.

Click the image above to pledge today.


Lastly, I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Crowdfunding Cast to talk about my new Kickstarter Campaign. Listen by clicking below.

That's all for now. I'll see you soon but talk to you sooner. - Substantial

[KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN] Substantial's 1st & 2nd Album Limited Edition Vinyl

KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN TO PRESS SUBSTANTIAL'S 1ST & 2ND ALBUM
LIMITED EDITION VINYL

My debut and sophomore LPs are requested on vinyl more than any of my other solo releases. To This Union A Sun Was Born is overdue for a repressing and Sacrifice, which celebrates it's 10 year anniversary in January 2018, has never been pressed on vinyl. This thirty day campaign, which began yesterday during #SubstantialSundays, is my effort to raise $10,000 to make both records available and easily accessible to diehard SUBporters and vinyl lovers around the world.

I've created some really awesome rewards for you all. Check them out and help me spread the word! Please use the hashtag #SubOnWax when sharing the link! Thanks!