Breaks, unique sounds, atmospheric percussions and melodies that give you goosebumps? If this sounds perfect, this weeks Free Track of The Week is for you. Proudly presenting:
Fanu – Shogun (remix) [download www.mineral.fi_free_006]
Shogun (remix) by Fanu
Fanu is, without doubts, one of the most successful Finnish drum’n'bass & downtempo artists with a large scale of fans around the world. Fanu is a busy producer & DJ who spins vinyls around the world, and he has releases on quite a few labels: Subtitles, Commercial Suicide, Offshore, Ohm Resistance / Columbia, Breakin’, Warm Communications, Subtle Audio, Subvert Central, Thermal, Forestry Service , LoCuts, Soothsayer, 13 Music, Pauze, Darkestral, Pinecone Moonshine, Bonafide, Cyberset , and now he’s concentrating on his own label, Lightless Recordings.
Personally, what I’ve always enjoyed most in Fanu’s production, is his unique style to chop the breaks, and his skills with the drums in general. Also, the atmospheres in both his downtempo and drum’n'bass production are very much worth mentioning. Check out the cool reverbs on the percussions of this Shogun remix, and you’ll know what I’m talking about! Amazing stuff, for real.
Fanu has been working on a remix of my track “Jupiter” during the last weeks, and the remix is about to get finished. I’ve heard previews, and I gotta tell it is a DOPE remix! Also, I’m more than happy to announce that the it will be released later on Lightless Digital with another track by myself, Twisted Dream. Expect some serious amen rudeboy business in this release!
Furi Anga, a really talented Finnish artist, has recently opened his website with news of his latest happenings, releases and other projects. Check the site: www.furianga.com. I’ve been a big fan of Furi’s production for a long time, but the year 2010 has been major to him: “Actually all my tracks has been signed what i’ve made this year, and that makes me hyperhappy.”, Furi writes at his page.
For those of you that didn’t know yet, Furi Anga has releases on several labels, and he is also the man behind the famous Madventures TV-series music.
Furi Anga & Mineral – collaboration track in the making
I’m currently working on a really atmospheric collabotrack called “Awakening” with Furi Anga. I’m really looking forward to getting that track finished and out for you guys to listen.
Oh yes, another Free Track of The Week is up: “Trisector & InZtance – Something to Give”. This is a really marvellous track that I’ve been listening to a lot lately. Listen & download below:
- Trisector & InZtance – Something to Give [download www.mineral.fi_free005]
Trisector aka Otto Hassinen (Sciencehki) was inspired by music from an early age, and he has been around in the Finnish DnB scene for quite some time. I remember listening to his tracks already around the year 2000 on the Finnish radiostation Radiomafia by DJ Dizzy – I’ve been a big fan for a long time and I’ve been playing his tracks a lot in my DJ sets too. Trisector tracks are some real dancefloor mayhems, I’m telling ya!
Lately Trisector has really succeeded in making his sound known around the world with DJ support from names like Blu Mar Ten, ASC, Muffler, Physics, Resound, London Elektricity, Survival, S.P.Y, Kasra, Loxy, Mutated Forms and Chris SU among others. He has releases under Med School, Botchit, Destructive and Urban Graffiti, to mention a few. So we’re talking about a big junglist/breakbeat head here! Over 1000 Trisector facebook -fans can’t be wrong.
Trisector is also busy running a monthly night called Science in his hometown Helsinki. Last year I was invited to play there too, and I loved the party. Also, there’s plenty of high quality Science podcasts available at the Science page: www.sciencehki.net
inZtance a.k.a. Villem Hion is a drum & bass artist hailing from Estonia. He has recent releases on Med School and Hustle audio, and he has earlier releases on Basswerk Files, Red Dragon Recordings, Nineteen 95 Recordings to mention a few. Also, In December 2007 inZtance won the “Best Drum & Bass Producer in Estonia” award. You should check out more of his tracks at inZtance soundcloud. Awesome tunes man!
Check more of Trisector:
- DJ’ing next weekend: “Spinni Presents: Splendid Bass! @ Tampere 27/11/2010″
- http://www.facebook.com/trisector – Trisector’s Facebook, join in and like now!
- http://www.twitter.com/trisector – Trisector on Twitter
- http://www.medschoolmusic.com/artists/trisector/ – Very interesting interview
- http://www.sciencehki.net – Science site with lots of excellent podcasts + things related to d’n'b!
My track “Lukumo” was recently remixed by two drum’n'bass heads from Germany, Wintermute & Audite. I’m digging the remix very much, as it adds really good dancefloor spices and roughness to the track. Thanks for the remix guys, I appreciate this a lot! Here’s some info about Wintermute & Audite:
Wintermute is a moniker of Florian Förster aka. mal_function, which he uses for all of his bass-driven music productions. He excels in producing eclectic musical pieces, which vary from deep, minimal drum’n’bass tunes to techno and dubstep excursions. Most of his drum’n’bass productions were released under Creative Commons Licence by the german netlabel digitalGEWITTER and the demoscene-related NoSYS Productions. Wintermute’s current productions received dj support by Kano (Sinuous Records, DSCI4/UK), Neonlight (TrustInMusic, Ammunition Rec./GER), Acid_Lab (Basswerk, Syncopathic Rec./GER), to mention a few.
Audite is a popular DJ from Germany having over 80.000 visits at his myspace: ”Boundless Beatz stands for my boundless love to different music styles. I listen to nearly every kind of music but as a dj I prefer to play dnb, breaks and dubstep.”, Audite writes at his site.
Check the clip, ”Mineral – Lukumo (Wintermute & Audite Remix)”:
Next week’s Free Track of The Week…
… is a really good tune, by Trisector from the Science crew. So check back next week!
Prepare your coffees and adjust the bass to the max, as this week’s Free Track is about to lift you into some serious Drum’n'bass heaven. The free track of the week, “Sight of Vision“, is done by Defence, a really talented producer/DJ/promoter duo from Finland. The rolling dancefloorbeats accompanied with a twisted deep bassline make this track very much worth downloading. Check out this amazing track by Defence!
Defence – Sight of Vision [download www.mineral.fi_free004]
DEFENCE REMIXES “MINERAL – ONE STILL REMAINS”
I’m also proud to present the fresh Defence remix of my track “Mineral – One Still Remains“. I’m really loving the vibes in this remix, thanks a lot Defence crew! Check the clip of the remix:
BIG DRUM’N'BASS EVENT AHEAD W/ DEFENCE, FANU & DAK
::DEFENCE:: w/ Lightless Label Night 20.11 @ Mbar, Helsinki
With the ever-shortening days of November comes the next chapter of Drum & Bass awesomeness in the form of Defence in Mbar. This time around we’re celebrating changing seasons by hosting a label night dedicated to the well-respected Lightless Recordings. Representing the mighty label we have no other than the label owner Fanu and the legendary DJ / producer Dak. This all will take place on saturday, 20.11.2010 from 21:00 to 03:0…0 (GMT+2). Defence is honoured to host a night with a lineup of this magnitude, that would normally cost you an entrance fee, for absolutely free. No reason to miss.
Fanu did another absolutely awesome mix last weekend. Lots of really good tracks, I’m loving the old school vibes & rough beats innit. So make sure you check this out, if you haven’t already:
01 – Blueprint – Lost Notes (forthcoming on Plush Recordings)
02 – Mineral – Other Life (In Da Jungle)
03 – K Dan – Heal Us All – Naibu remix (forthcoming on Hustle Audio)
04 – Greenleaf – Take You Back (dub)
05 – Sub – Skadi – Nebula Blue Note remix (Subtle Audio)
06 – Paranoid Society – White Lies (Alphacut)
07 – Below – The Post-Junglist Syndrome part 2 (dub)
08 – Dejaru – Black Mask (Alphacut)
09 – Ibunshi & Indidjinous – Swamp Funk – Equinox remix (Pinecone Moonshine)
10 – DJ Trace – Final Chapta – Tim Reaper remix (DSCI4)
11 – Sub – So Finster Die Nacht – Fracture’s Astrophonica remix (Pinecone Moonshine)
12 – Fracture & Neptune – The Limit (Astrophonica)
13 – Dak – Coffee (forthcoming on Lightless Digital)
14 – Jiva – Paramatma – Fanu remix (Pinecone Moonshine)
I was more than happy to see that my track “Mineral – Other Life” made it to the mix. Thanks for that Fanu, much appreciated
Fanu is also working on a remix of my track called Jupiter. I’m really looking forward to Fanu’s remix, and I’ll let you know when it’s finished. So check back often!
What would be a better way to start a week, than to listen to this fresh Free Track of The Week by Ben Kama? I can’t think of any, so check this out:
- Ben Kama – Someone [download www.mineral.fi_free003]
Ben Kama is a Finnish Drum’n'bass producer & DJ who has a very strong talent in producing drum’n'bass. He has forthcoming releases on several labels, and already over 300 fans at his soundcloud.
The Free Track of The Week, “Someone”, is a smooth and soothing drum’n'bass piece. It is a rework of a track ‘Joku Jota Rakastan’ (Someone I Love) by a Finnish folk band ‘Kaseva’ from the good ol’ 70′s.” I like the melodies and drums a lot, this is a fine piece of art!
Kama is also doing a remix of my track “Mineral – Reach For The Stars“, and I’m really looking forward to his remix.
Hope you like this track! Make sure you check out Kama’s soundcloud too and start following him – there’s plenty of high quality tracks to be listened at his profile!