[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. 

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Stay in PEACE.

[MUSIC] Substantial & Algorythm: Tony Stanza (feat. Tonedeff & Marcus D)

For the second single off their new EP Always, Maryland emcee Substantial and Brooklyn producer Algorythm link with QN5’s Tonedeff and Bop Alloy producer Marcus D for the fan favorite, “Tony Stanza”.

Following up his latest EP with The Other Guys, Maryland emcee Substantial joins forces with Algorythm (1/2 of the BK production duo The Stuyvesants) for Always. Always is the second of three EPs leading up to Substantial’s upcoming fourth studio album, The Past Is Always Present In The Future. Always features GRAMMY nominated, Ethiopian-born, singer/songwriter Wayna, QN5 founder and emcee Tonedeff, DC based singer/songwriter Deborah Bond, Danish singer/songwriter/producer Fjer, and Seattle based Bop Alloy producer Marcus D. Musically, Algorythm provides the perfect soundscape for Substantial’s witty and thought provoking lyrics which are sharp as ever. Always is a collection of songs about legacy, life and being present in the moment that will be remembered as the soundtrack to the summer of 2015.

Substantial’s full length album The Past Is Always Present In The Future drops fourth quarter 2015.



[MUSIC] Tonedeff 'Lucky' ft. Extended Famm (Substantial & PackFM) from his new EP 'Hunter'

Peace World. The homie Tonedeff just dropped another amazing EP in his amazing Polymer series. Definitely worth checking out:  My favorites are 'And They Watched Him'Narcissus' . The track at the top, 'Lucky', produced by Tone himself, is first Extended Famm (PackFM, Substantial & Tonedeff) track in several years. A glimpse at what's to come.

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