Substanced a.k.a Janne Tamminen was born in 1990 in Tampere, Finland. He started making his own music in 2003 with a program named Fast Tracker, which he used for the following two years. In 2005, due to his friends' recommendations, he switched to FL Studio, which he is still using. In 2007 he had his first gig at an event set up by Club Fury, played b2b with epyx & cyrez in Tampere. His second gig took place at the Koneradio vs. Kolinaproduktio-party. It was also the first live-gig he performed all by himself.