[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.

Unreleased Track 'Immortality' + Kickstarter Update

New Unreleased Music

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

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

NEW RELEASE: Substantial & Marcus D (Bop Alloy) 'Present' [EP]

Substantial & Marcus D (Bop Alloy)
Present [EP]

Explicit Version | Clean Version

After releasing EPs with both The Other Guys (The Past…) and Algorythm (Always), Substantial releases his third EP, The Present, with fellow Bop Alloy producer, Marcus D. Together, The Past…, Always, and Present will prepare fans for Substantial’s forthcoming full length LP The Past Is Always Present In The Future scheduled for release later this year.

Producer Marcus D says...

Since Present technically belongs to Substantial’s series of EPs, The Past is Always Present in the Future, we treated it as more of a solo project than a Bop Alloy joint. Sub has a clear vision for the EPs leading up to his full-length album and he was gracious enough to let me produce the entire thing. Present is different, but undeniably us.

Present features recent singles, Party With Purpose and The Sub Way and includes vocals from Steph, The Sapphic Songstress, Precious Joubert (Sound of the City), as well as a debut with HiPNOTT’s latest signee Intelligenz.

iTunes | Bandcamp | Spotify | Amazon | Google Play

Also available, official Bop Alloy Logo Snapbacks are still in stock for a limited time. Grab yours today. 

[MUSIC] Von Pea 'To: You' Prod. The Other Guys ft. Substantial, The Lessondary & Kooley High

Von Pea of Tanya Morgan and The Lessondary, in conjunction with The Other Guys, proudly present To: You.  The new album from Von Pea, fully produced by DMV bred producers The Other Guys, featuring the hit singles “So East Coast” and “Chasing Amy aka In Your Heart” has been highly anticipated and is now ready for your ears before we close out 2014.

To: You is now available online for digital download on iTunesBandcamp, and all other retailers. Compact Discs are available at UGHHFat Beats and anywhere else you can cop CDs. Stream the album in full below and check out a video of Von Pea breaking down some of the album’s tracks.