• PREMIERE: MINERAL – RAIN featured in DNB Dojo

    Very honored to be featured in DNB Dojo #PREMIERE today with my new track “Rain”. It will be out on Straight Up Breakbeat 5th Feb 2021.

    Check the feature at DNB Dojo: https://www.dnbdojo.co.uk/2021/01/26/premiere-mineral-rain/

    Buy → subb.fanlink.to/zero-one

    Facebook → facebook.com/Mineraldnb
    SoundCloud → soundcloud.com/dj-mineral
    Twitter → twitter.com/Mineraldnb

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  • Mineral – Panther Go – new track to celebrate 2021

    Heya! The year has been really nice musicwise. To celebrate the forthcoming 2021 I have decided to share my newest track with all of you. Please check out “Mineral – Panther Go” and download below.

    The track is a bit more mainstream electronic music than my production normally. It was refreshing to try something new for a change.

    Next year looks promising as well. There are some new dnb tunes to be released, some dnb mixes on the way, and other cool stuff.

    Stay safe and healthy and enjoy music! – Mineral 29.12.2020

    Mineral - Panther Go

  • Mineral Guest Mix for the Intelligent Music Podcast

    I was honored to record a guest mix for the Intelligent Music & Northern Wave -podcast series. Had a great time selecting the tunes and doing the mix. I highly appreciate Intelligent Music crew for supporting and spreading the artistic and deep side of drum’n’bass. Enjoy the mix!


    1. Synkro – Automatic Response
      >>Mineral & Sapphire – A Star’s Dream (feat. Sapphire) (dub)
    2. Esc – Amuri Dawn (dub)
    3. Lynx – Omnilon (Detail recordings)
    4. Sunchase – Keyring (Drone audio)
    5. Mineral – Deep Thoughts (dub)
    6. Seathasky – Beauty Made In Small Pieces (Scientific recordings)
    7. Tokyo Prose – Lift You Up (feat. Steo) (The North Quarter)
    8. Seba – Close To You (Spearhead recordings)
    9. Mineral – Living The Dream (InDaJungle recordings)
    10. Monika – Shortwave (none60 records)
    11. Muon – Troposphere (Omnimusic)
    12. Mineral – Back Then (InDaJungle recordings)
    13. Pariah & Eschaton – Motive (Omnimusic)
    14. Naibu – Red Hand (Horizons music)
    15. Blu Mar Ten – Keep It Together (feat. Rober Manos Calibre rmx) (Blu Mar Ten music)
    16. Mineral – One Still Remains (Defence rmx) (InDaJungle recordings)
    17. Qloq – The Orb (Sublimate recordings)
    18. Esc & Mineral – Soul Toucher (feat. Reeta Mäkinen) (Medshool recordings)

    Words from Intelligent Music:

    “We’re proud to present the next episode of Intelligent Music Podcast with excellent deep and atmospheric drum & bass mix from talented finnish producer and DJ Ilkka Kurkela a.k.a. Mineral – Atmospheric Drum’n’bass.He is inspired by drum & bass sound since the mid of 90’s and has released the tracks on well-known labels as Med School, Lightless Recordings, In da Jungle Recordings, LAOS Recordings, Trust In Music, Mastik Netlabel and others.

    Ilkka also actively collaborates with other Finnish musicians: Resound, Fanu / FatGyver and Esc.We found out about him 8 years ago, with the competition by Kmag, when his remixes of the tracks by Seba and Blu Mar Ten sounded among hundreds of other works. Our joy from finding such a nugget was soon reinforced by his other tracks, which are always melodic and musical, but the same time have a completely dance floor tinge.

    In January 2020 on our Soundcloud feed drops his new outstanding promo mix and since that time we have an idea to book this musician for record one of the episodes of Intelligent Music Podcast. And now here it is!Deep and atmospheric, sublime mix by Mineral – Atmospheric Drum’n’bass with some favorites and his own tunes including dubplates and forthcoming works already in our speakers and headphones.

    Let’s flight! w/ SYNKRO, Nuvertal, Esc, Steve Lynx, Sunchase, Seba Ahrenberg, Tokyo Prose, Monika Music, Marc Pariah, Chris Wright, Blu Mar Ten, Robert Manos, Apollo Records, Spearhead Records, Scientific Records, The North Quarter, In da Jungle Recordings, Horizons Music, Omni Music, Blu Mar Ten Music, Sublimate, Med School and others 💚 #drumandbass #deepdnb #atmosphericdnb

    Thanks for your kind words again and all this amazing opportunity. Enjoy the musical journey!


    Ilkka/Mineral – 2.8.2020

  • Mineral – Promomix 2020

    New mix out. Exploring the various styles of 170 bpm music. From liquid drum’n’bass rollers to techish atmospheres and finally some chilly minimalistic sounds. This is a musical journey that takes us to the latest creations by yours truly. This is the third part of trilogy of “all Mineral” promomixes, 2006, 2011 and 2020. Enjoy!


    Mineral Promomix 2020

    01. Blu Mar Ten – All or Nothing (Mineral rmx) (free dl at mineral soundcloud)
    02. Mineral – Angel’s Call (dub)
    03. Mineral – Rolling On (free dl at mineral soundcloud)
    04. Mineral – Searching the Daylight (Lightless recordings)
    05. Esc & Mineral feat. Reeta Mäkinen- Soul Toucher (Medschool recordings)
    06. Mineral – Other Life (2016 Decade Celebration remix, dub)
    07. Resound & Mineral – Below Zero (2019 remix, dub)
    08. Mineral & Trito – Black Jack (dub)
    09. Resound & Mineral – Uncertain Soundscapes (Lightless recordings)
    10. Mineral & Trito – Lightrunner (dub)
    11. Mineral – It Could Be Just a Dream (InDaJungle recordings)
    12. Mineral – Awakening (dub)
    13. Mineral – Deep Thoughts (dub)
    14. Mineral – Between The Worlds (dub)
    15. Mineral & Esc – Shadow Had Fallen (dub)
    16. Mineral – Padit on aina tärkeimmät (dub)
    17. Mineral – Living the Dream (InDaJungle)
    18. Mineral – Grief (dub)
    19. Mineral – Streets of New York (free dl at mineral soundcloud)
    20. Mineral & Sapphire – A Star’s Dream (feat. Sapphire) (dub)

    All tracks written & produced by Ilkka Kurkela, except tracks 5. and 15. co-written & co-produced with Juha Riipinen, tracks 7. and 9. co-written & co-produced with Ilpo Kärkkäinen, tracks 8. and 10. co-written & co-produced with Matti Kaipila, and track 20. co-written and co-produced with Hilma Kurkela.

    Mineral - Promomix 2020


  • New track Mineral – Soul Toucher

    Hey, you probably didn’t expect this update… haha, neither did I but here we are. Mineral is back in producing…

    I am super satisfied as I MANAGED TO COMPOSE A NEW SONG today and I thought I’d share it with you all. Yeah!

    I feel that art – and especially music – connects our soul with something deeper. Therefore, please enjoy my track “Soul Toucher”. Hope you like it?


  • New Fanu album “Polar” out now

    Hi guys! Gotta mention this. It is super good material for deep dnb & breakbeat headz, as always…

    The new Fanu album, “Polar“, is out now. It’s largely a return to the D&B roots with a little bit of modern spice thrown into the mix.
    Deep, dark, heavy, melancholic – just like the Scandinavian winter climate.

    GRAB IT AT BANDCAMP (name-your-price)

  • Back in Action

    After a 3-year-break I decided to get back in producing. Feeling so good. Lots of inspiration for new tunes. Music is the greatest thing ever! Expect a fresh Mineral-track soon.

    Back in Action














  • Mineral – Rolling On featured at Kmag

    Feeling extremely good. My free track “Rolling On” (IDJ) was selected among Top 10 Free Tracks at Kmag. This is a great honor. After all, Kmag holds the record of being the biggest selling Drum’n’bass Magazine in the world! So big thanks and hope you like the sounds, check out below.

    Please spread the word 🙂


    Artist links


    Also available from Mineral on In Da Jungle Recordings:







  • Science hki podcast 52 by Joe Loud

    Yo guys, this is a strong recommendation. So many good tunes, such an atmospheric feeling. Thanks Joe & Science crew! I especially like the tune “Stray – Erase” around 21 minutes. Gloomy feelings…

    Photo by Jonne Renvall

  • Enjoy your life – it’s too precious to be wasted

    Time to get serious… I have to share some thoughts with you as I’ve been thinking pretty big lately. I’ve learned a lot of interesting things about love, gratitude and passion. Those are the three main things that one should always keep in mind.

    Although life is pretty intense and even hectic at some points, you do need to focus back to the basics, really. Who are your loved ones and friends, what are your dreams, where do you get your passion? If you manage to focus your thoughts into those daily even for a few minutes, that will give you incredible strenght and motivation to carry on. Trust me.

    Personally I feel extremely happy at the moment, life is pretty much perfect. I am truly grateful. It seems that every now and then I even have the luxury to enjoy some drum’n’bass although life is quite busy at work and home. Whenever that happens, it makes me feel super good and enthusiastic. It makes me realize that my family is my true love and music is my true passion. Period. Having the greatest family and being creative thru music are the things that inspire me beyond belief.

    Although I haven’t had time to produce much music lately, I will definitely do that again one day. That’s a promise.

    With that being said, check out the 35 free tracks at Mineral.fi, and enjoy your life. It’s too good to be wasted.

    follow your dreams