Hd Substance creates music that works in all settings and transcends genres. His openness to a wide range of sound is what has both made him a widely loved favourite, but also someone who operates in his own parallel musical world. We had a chance to talk to him, so enjoy your reading and check out his latest releases.
Hi there ! Where can we find you right now?
How did you start your day?
Just arrived from a long mountain hike after a
busy morning tele working from home, nothing
When did the idea of starting a project start
to take shape? Has it always been something
you wanted to do?
I always make music, the more I can finish the
better, and basically I have different working
lines, this album belongs to the hardware side
of things. All cooked old school with my
machines collection and no computer involved.
There was a point when I had enough material
for an album and I offered to a label I
respect as Hxagrm Records is.
How would you define the sound of your latest
work? What is the concept behind?
Raw, naive and direct electronic dance music
What artists are you interested in these days?
As a compulsive collector there are too many
to be counted and the list changes everyday.
Lately I’m really into UK music, Jungle,
Drum’n’bass, UK Garage , Breakbeat… It’s a way
to refresh my ears from the techno
bombardement in my promo inbox. Alix Perez for
example is one of my idols lately, also Dj
Swagger is doing it right for me. On the
techno side Planetary Assault Systems will
always be my top.
How do you manage to combine such disparate
genres? How do you manage to give them unity
and harmony? What do they have in common for
The common line is that all tunes were made by
me and have my personal touch. I’m obsessed
with music. 70% of my day I live about it,
teaching it, writing about it, creating it,
sorting it, selecting it or playing it. So
most electronic music styles are completely
natural to me and let’s say I speak natively
all the languages.
How would you define your sound?
Electronic music with my own touch, any genre,
Can you tell us something about your current
or future projects?
Currently I’m focused on the Beatburguer
online magazine as chief editor and also
teaching and creating audiovisual content at
The Bass Valley. On the weekends and every
spare time I have I try to go to the studio,
luckily based at home so I don’t have to
travel much to meet the muses.