11th Birthday Tickets Now on sale

Heads up that tickets for our huge birthday bash with the Hessle Audio Trio (Ben UFO, Pearson Sound and Pangaea) are ON SALE NOW and flying out the door.  This will be another sell out, so you know what to do!

RA Ticket link  |  FB event 


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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