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[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!

Substantial - The Sub Way [Video]

SUBSTANTIAL
"THE SUB WAY"
FEATURING PRECIOUS JOUBERT | 
PRODUCED BY MARCUS D
MUSIC VIDEO

DIRECTED BY SUBSTANTIAL & CAMCAMTV

OFF THE RECENTLY RELEASED LP,
THE PAST IS ALWAYS PRESENT IN THE FUTURE,
AVAILABLE NOW ON MP3, COMPACT DISC, & CASSETTE

Substantial & Marcus D's hit single, The Sub Way, was such a success last year as it reached #1 on college radio while also being featured in Mid Atlantic Ford's fall promotions and UBER's Summer Series promotion.  Teaming up with CamCamTV, Substantial hit the subways of New York and the DMV Metro to shoot the video this single deserves. 

The Sub Way can be found on Substantial's latest album, The Past Is Always Present In The Future which is available now on CD and cassette, and via all digital retailers.

 WATCH VIDEO


iTUNES | BANDCAMP | SPOTIFY | GOOGLE | AMAZON
 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Now booking for Europe: Spring 2017 with Marcus D + erik and West Coast (US): Summer 2017 with Marcus D + Greenspan. Contact Tony Caferro (tone@dtr45.com) to book now.


THE PAST IS ALWAYS PRESENT IN THE FUTURE

Intimate and laid back, this newly released contemporary hip-hop gem features visceral beats and cunning lyrics that enlighten and inspire. New songs and new arrangements of earlier songs from his recent EPs, taking listeners on a journey through the past, present and future. The Past Is Always Present In The Future cements Substantial's musical legacy as one of Maryland's proudest and most prolific sons. 

TPIAPITF includes production from DC producer, Oddisee, Seattle producer and 1/2 of Bop Alloy, Marcus D, Mello Music Group producer, Gensu Dean, label mates The Other Guys & JSOUL, Algorythm of The Stuyvesants and Good Compny Drummer, Jon Laine. Substantial's fourth solo album also features guest appearances by QN5 Music's Tonedeff, fellow Nujabes collaborators Cise Starr of CYNE and Uyama Hiroto, GRAMMY nominated singer/songwriter Wayna and more.