In its twelve year history, the Substance club night gained critical acclaim as a forward thinking eclectic session rooted in hip hop. It’s funk and soul influenced house band, charismatic mc and host, Mad Flow (Big Dada / Son Records) and resident DJs Chris Read and Roc 1 defined the night’s distinctive sound.

Over the years, the Substance stage has played host to the likes of Grand Master Flash, DJ Premier, KRS One, Masta Ace, Jeru the Damaja, Souls of Mischief, The Pharcyde, DJ Cash Money, Maseo of De La Soul, TY, Roots Manuva, Blak Twang, Soweto Kinch, Waajeed and countless others, attracting crowds of up to 1700 to witness the night’s trademark mix of renowned guests and live improvisation.

Since 2008, the Chris Read and the Music of Substance family have found their home at www.musicofsubstance.com.  This blog is an extension of that site. 


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