“Music is part of my life”, that’s what Darius 24 year old dj and producer, known as M&D Substance, usually keep saying. He just had “it” in his head by the age of 14, melodies were coming one after another, but back then there was no possibility to record it.
His first tracks were created with a program called ejay2, cause that was the only way to produce something. Remembering it now Darius often having a good laugh.
But a few years later he decided to search some programs and create his own sounds and melodies, get a bit deeper into music.
But not only producing he was after, dj’ing was his another weakness. So he started to make underground parties with some other friends, that were halping him with dj technique. After a few plays Darius already had it’s own style and keep on gigin these days.
By the age of 17 he began to use program called Reason. First everything looked so difficult, different and new. But day after day sitting and studying all the things, sound was getting better and better.
A bit later Darius began to collaborate with his classmate Mantas, cause their music style was kind of same, so and that’s how M&D Substance name formed.
Many nights and days were spent to get a better result, listened tons of critics and etc., but finaly they first release was made called “Walking alone”.
Many good dj’s and producers supported, so that how it all started.
They were making releases one after another with their unique melodic progressive house. A few years later, they decided to produce with a bit more professional soft called Cubase. It took a few months to learn it well, but it was worth it.
In a year 2009 Darius and Mantas decided to separate and head on it’s own ways, cause their music style began completely differ. But Darius decided not to change his name and leave it as M&D Substance. And if people ask why still M&D, Darius just simply answers “M – is for melodies and D – is for drums”.
As for now, Darius is resdent Dj in Pacha Lithuania, have played with some famous dj’s as Andy Moor, Sandy Rivera, Above & Beyond, Omid 16b, John Digweed, and others… Already been playing in Russia (Ekaterinburg city), it was first play across borders and not last.
Darius still produces his unique melodic style and getting support from all over the world.
Playing from progressive house to trance, but there are exeptions when you can hear some tech too.
M&D Substance has released over 100 tracks and remixes, you can always check them on beatport.
His first album called “Leaving” released on Mistique digital is having a great support for now.
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