The Best of … Gerald Donald

So, ahead of this Friday’s monumentally huge Gerald Donald / Arpanet show – his first ever Edinburgh appearance and the Scottish debut Arpanet show – we thought it’d only right to ask some past guests what their favourite track Gerald Donald was. Fascinating!

BEN UFO: Arpanet - Wireless Internet

SURGEON: Dopplereffekt - Infophysix

TESSELA: Drexciya - Black Sea

DJ STINGRAY: Dopplereffekt - Scientist

HELENA HAUFF: Der Zyklus - Biometric ID

JOHN HECKLE: LAM - Balance of Terror EP

DJ ROLANDO: Drexciya - Dr. Blowfin's Experiment (Somewhere in Detroit)

DJ PETE: Arpanet - Illuminated Displays

BLEACHING AGENT: Japanese Telecom - Mounting Yoko

MGUN: Drexciya – Birth of a New Life

VELOCITY FUNK: Arpanet – Infinite Destiny

GAVIN RICHARDSON: Abstract Thought – Hypothetical Situations (Bermuda Triangle & Galactic Rotation!)

DOMMM: Japanese Telecom – Making of Ultraman

ADAM RICHARDSON: Der Zyklus - Formenverwandler

NOSTRA TERRA: Glass Domain - Interlock

RA Preview / Arpanet Tickets On Sale!

Big ups RA!

10th birthday (28 Oct, 5am license) tickets flying – get yours here, now!

Arpanet (25 Nov) tickets now also on sale – get them here :)


10 Years of Substance – Friday 28 October 2016



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Ben UFO Incoming / 20 Years of The Bongo

This is going to be a bit special. Hands down one of the greatest dj’s of our time – at long last – plays Substance, kicking off the Bongo’s month long 20th birthday celebrations. Expect huge imported sound and visuals.  Get your ticket now from Resident Advisor.


The Guardian / RA Club of the Week Picks

Substance selected among the UK highlights in The Guardian and the Scottish highlights by Resident Advisor



Killekill Incoming …

On Friday 13th May we join forces with Berlin club and label juggernaut Killekill to deliver a special Bongo Club party celebrating their 8th birthday and 25th release compilation. Lineup TBA soon …

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The Skinny 10th Birthday

Substance will host a room at the upcoming party celebrating 10 Years of The Skinny magazine.

Our residents Gavin Richardson, Velocity Funk and Dommm will be joined by Hi & Saberhagen, kicking off at 10pm.

Free entry all night long.

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Blawan confirmed for final party of the year

Tickets now on sale – don’t sleep on this one!

Join the FB event here.


Substance 2015

Friday 20 February – Substance x Pulse Pt 1 – Rodhad (Berlin) – Bongo, Edinburgh

Friday 13 March – Substance Showcase – Bloc Festival 2015 - Minehead, Somerset, England

Friday 17 April – Substance x Pulse Pt 2 – DVS1 (Klockworks, USA) - Bongo, Edinburgh

Saturday 02 May – Substance - Head Front Panel (live) – Art School, Glasgow

Friday 12 June – Substance – Residents Party – Bongo, Edinburgh

Friday 28 August – Substance x MCE – DJ Bone – La Cheetah, Glasgow

Friday 02 October – Substance 9th Birthday – Mono Junk (Live) + Residents – Bongo, Edinburgh

Friday 27 November – Substance x Pulse – Blawan – Bongo, Edinburgh

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Boiler Room Edinburgh

Excellent article ahead of the big Boiler Room event in Edinburgh, tracing Scottish techno from beginnings to present day, and setting out how we came about