Peter Kuschnereit (a.k.a Substance or DJ Pete) is up next on Ostgut Ton with Rise And Shine, his first solo EP on the Berghain-affiliated label. It’ll be the first Substance EP since 1998. 

Kuschnereit has long been known to heads as an essential figure in Berlin dance music, though he has comfortably flown under the international radar. Born and raised in the central district of Kreuzberg, where he still lives in the same high-rise he grew up in, this year marks the 30th anniversary of his DJ career, a fitting moment to announce his first solo EP on Ostgut Ton following contributions to previous compilations Fünf and Ostgut Ton | Zehn, and his longstanding relationship to Berghain.

We’re told that Rise And Shine sees Kuschnereit fusing his deep, industrial aesthetic as Substance with the resonant bass-heavy leanings of DJ Pete.


A1. Rise And Shine

A2. Countdown

A3. Bird Cave

B1. Distance

B2. Cruising

Rise And Shine will be out January 25 via Ostgut Ton, with “Countdown,”a potential set closer which blasts off with relentlessly rattling, scraping breaks, hissing German vox, and big chords, streaming below.