Scuba Plans End of SUB:STANCE
- Words: Glenn Jackson
After five years of SUB:STANCE's somewhat sporadic Berghain resdiency and worldwide presence, organizers Paul Rose (a.k.a. Scuba, pictured above) and Paul Fowler have announced plans to end their run of events. "One of the things we agreed on when it became clear that the party was going to be a success was that we would quit while we were ahead," reads a recent post on SUB:STANCE's Facebook page. "It's no exaggeration to say there have been some truly special nights, and we never wanted to reach the stage where the vibe faded and lost its shine. So after five years, we have decided that now is the right time to bring SUB:STANCE to an end." Since 2008, Rose's and Fowler's nights have morphed from a haven for forward-thinking dubstep to more recently inviting artists that push the boundaries of techno and bass music. But before SUB:STANCE comes to a close, two more nights at Berghain will go down—the first of which will be on February 15 with names like Pearson Sound, Pinch, Machinedrum, BNJMN, and Khan on the bill alongside Scuba. A final send-off is planned for SUB:STANCE's fifth birthday in July, though no line-up has been announced as of yet. To read the full statement from Rose and Fowler regarding SUB:STANCE's close, head here.
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