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.
Can you tell us a little about your
experience? Where are you from / how did you
get into music?
I’m 50 now, so it’s a long story. Basically
I've been into electronic music since I was a
teenager, playing in bands as a drummer,
singer or synth player, then in the beginning
of the nineties I started the Hd Substance
solo project until today.
I was born in a very musical era, you could
hear underground music on the radio and all
the big department stores had their record
section you could search while your parents
were shopping. Obviously back then there was
no internet, not even computers in every home.
How is your sound evolving? What artists and
genres do you enjoy mixing right now?
I have a really wide sound palette as a dj,
and can play from super mental to super
physical… so a lot to be precise in this
matter. 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. You can check
my soundcloud profile and get a proper
How do you feel that your music influences or
impacts your listeners?
I can only experience this in a live
situation, so it’s been almost two years
without contact with my audience and therefore
feel them properly.
What projects are you working on right now?
What can you tell us about your last job?
Working during the week on Beatburguer and The
Bass Valley, going out for hiking every day if
possible as I live in the mountains, and
making music in my spare time on weekends.
Where are you and what have you been doing
One of the weirdest questions I ever
had ...now answering an interview.
Has that sound changed a lot in recent years?
What is your musical criteria?
Solely my own taste , I’ve trained it during
the last 40 years, so I have a clear idea of
what I like and don’t like.
Do you feel safe now to play a more
I’ve always done musically whatever I’ve felt,
never conditioned by audiences or trends, so
let’s say I’ve always played experimental.
We all know that the digital revolution has
affected sales, but has it affected
I don’t think so, there is better music than
Can you tell us what your present and future
Same as always, working during the week and
spending time in the studio during the
weekends, also doing some hiking every day to
reconnect with mother nature.