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DJ Cam - Substances mp3 album

DJ Cam - Substances

Musician: DJ Cam
Album title: Substances
Style: Downtempo, Trip Hop
Released: 1996
Country: France
Size MP3 version: 1174 mb
Size APE version: 1786 mb
Size WMA version: 1282 mb
Rating ✫: 4.7
Votes: 283
Genre: Electronic / Hip-hop / Jazz

DJ Cam - Substances mp3 album

DJ Cam - Substances mp3 album

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Intro 0:13
2 Friends And Enemies 6:25
3 Essence Part One 0:38
4 Meera
Vocals [Featuring] – Kakoli Sengupta
5 Essence Part Two 0:33
6 Sound System Children 6:47
7 Alexandra's Interlude 0:46
8 Innervisions 4:40
9 Essence Part Three 0:40
10 Hip Hop Pionneers 4:23
11 Essence Part Four 0:33
12 Lost Kingdom
Vocals [Featuring] – Kakoli Sengupta
13 Essence Part Five 0:32
14 Angel Dust 6:25
15 Essence Part Six 0:34
16 Twillight Zone 4:46
17 Outro 0:46

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Laurent Daumail Productions
  • Copyright (c) – Laurent Daumail Productions
  • Manufactured By – Sony Music
  • Distributed By – Sony Music


  • Composed By – Smooth 1
  • Composed By, Scratches, Mixed By – DJ Cam
  • Design – Manetta-Scott, Bronx*
  • Mixed By – Cutee B
  • Photography By – Yan Leuvrey
  • Photography By [Dj Cam Portrait] – Erik Peltier
  • Written-By – Laurent Daumail, Philippe Lambert


℗ & © 1996 Laurent Daumail Productions.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 099748 540522
  • Barcode (String): 5099748540522
  • Label Code: LC 0162
  • Price Code: CB 791
  • Other (Sony Code): 14-485405-2
  • Other: CDC
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): S1448540510-0101 14 A4
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI L554
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 946C
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): S1448540510-0101 14 A2
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI L554
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 946C
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): S1448540510-0101 14 A3
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI L554
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 949B

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
COL 485405-1 DJ Cam Substances ‎(2xLP, Album) Inflamable, Columbia COL 485405-1 France 1996
CAMLP005 DJ Cam Substances ‎(LP, Album) Inflamable CAMLP005 France 1996
ESCA 6927 DJ Cam Substances ‎(CD, Album) Epic ESCA 6927 Japan 1998
IRLP001 DJ Cam Substances ‎(2xLP, Album, TP) Inflamable IRLP001 France 1996

felt boot
Nice and mellow with choice jazz and hip-hop samples.
This has to be one of the nicest trippy instrumental Hip-Hop albums of it's kind. If you like Shadow, Kruder and Dorfmeister, Nightmares on Wax, you have come to the right place. The tracks here are just outstanding, Friends and Enemies is basically a minimal track with a Piano loop, synth strings a drum machine and repeated vocal samples, yet it works so, so well. Sound System Children is a nice 130something BPM breaks track that Mr. Scruff fans will like, while Hip-Hop pioneers has an interesting collage of Tribe Called Quest, Public Enemy, Jeru The Damaja, Rakim and Gang Starr samples, interlaced with a moody beat. Twilight Zone switches from Beefy trip-hop to drum and bass, and feels really cinematic, and Kakoli Sengupta provides some nice eastern vocals on Meera and Lost Kingdom. If you just want to relax and rest, I suggest you put this on, and chill.
Substances is undoubtably a good album, but it doesn't really match up to DJ Cam's previous release, Underground Vibes (Mad Blunted Jazz in the US). The album seems to move at a slower pace than its predecessor, and in terms of genre it leans more towards electronic and jazz rather than hip-hop. I'm also not a big fan of the vocals on "Meera" and "Lost Kingdom" - there's something about that style of ethnic singing that I can't really get into. Also, the multiple under-a-minute, primarily beatless interlude tracks placed in between the longer songs don't really go anywhere and unfortunately don't add much to the album. But other than those minor things, Substances is an excellent album and worth buying if you're a fan of downtempo.
Silly Dog
As good as Mad Blunted Jazz is, Substances is ten times better. It’s one of my favorite downtempo albums ever -- and I don’t make a claim like that lightly. From the first track, “Friends and Enemies,” a slow and meditative, a perfect melding of jazz and hip-hop, you’re in for a treat. “Meera,” an exquisite track with dark and mournful vocals, conveys exactly what heartbreak is like, despite the language barrier; “Lost Kingdom” follows the same shadowy path. “Sound System Children” gives us some light breaks, while “Innervisions” throws us back headlong into the jazz, surrounded by harp and bass. “Angel Dust” is languorous, moody, and peaceful; “Twilight Zone” sounds like a death march through wintry Siberia that’s interrupted by machine-gun fire. This album will never be far from my side. It’s evocative, moving and intimate. It’s a classic.