I just finished my dnb remix for the Knowledge magazine “Seba – Painted Skies” remix contest. Feedback would be much appreciated – please share your thoughts at soundcloud! :)

Seba – Painted Skies (Mineral remix) by DJ mineral

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The Free Track of The Week #17 comes from Resound, a good friend of mine who’s been around in the dnb scene for more than a decade. Check the atmospheres in the track “Northern Lights” by the one and only Resound – produced back in 2000!

Resound – Northern Lights [download mineral.fi_free017]

Resound is a musician/producer and DJ from Tampere, Finland. Many know him from his music on such record labels as Digital Soundboy, Renegade Hardware, Razor’s Edge/Metalheadz, Function and Secret Operations. He also does a lot of mixing/engineering/mastering work for others.

Resound’s style is timeless, I’d say. Just think about this track “Northern Lights”: it was done more than a decade ago and it still sounds SO fresh with the atmospheric melodies and fine unique beat variations. No wonder Resound is recognized worldwide as a producer and dj.

OUT NOW: LOXY & RESOUND – VERTIGO (EXIT RECORDS / MOSAIC LP)

One of Resound’s newer productions, “Vertigo”, done in collaboration with Loxy was released recently, and it is definitely worth checking out. Listen & buy at Juno and other good record stores. Also, hold tight for the Loxy & Resound album which is due on Exit later…

MINERAL & RESOUND IN COLLABORATION: NEW TRACK ALMOST FINISHED

We’ve also been working on a yet untitled drum’n'bass track with Resound, and the track is about to get finished.

I’m planning to record a mixtape later this week including this new track (and bunch of other new tracks!), and it’ll be available here at mineral.fi next week. This is a mix that I’ve been planning to record for a long time, so check back soon!

CHECK MORE SOUNDS BY RESOUND AT RESOUNDSOUND.COM

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The Season Two of the free tracks starts with a magnificent tune, “No Motion” by Puzzle. It’s an amazing piece of art, atmospheric dnb with deep vibes. Grab your coffees and start listening.

Puzzle – No Motion [download mineral.fi_free016]

Puzzle – No Motion by Puzzle

Puzzle alias Juho Kavasto is a very talented young musician hailing from Finland. He was featured at mineral.fi earlier with his track “Kumoi“, and now we have the luxury to enjoy and download another fine track by this promising artist. I can’t tell you how much I like the pads accompanied with the deep bass and minimalistic melodies. The feeling in “No Motion” is really atmospheric and somehow unreal – these melodies set up a really unique mood. Hope you enjoy this track as much as I do. And if you do, make sure to join Puzzle’s soundcloud & facebook, the links are below!

CHECK MORE FROM PUZZLE

- Puzzle’s facebook: http://www.facebook.com/puzzlednb
- Puzzle’s soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/puzzlednb

KEEP ON SENDING DEMOS!

Finally, thanks to all of you guys who have been sending tracks to mineral.fi. Please keep on sending your music, as its is always a pleasure to listen fresh drum’n'bass, and the best ones will get featured as Free Tracks of the Week!

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I’m very proud to present the Free Track of The Week #14 by a Polish dnb artist Radicall. The track “Plus” is a really catchy and deep track with excellent atmosphere in it. A recommended download!

Radicall – Plus [download mineral.fi_free014]

Radicall – Plus by radicall

Krzysztof Golinski aka Radicall is a Producer, dj and founder of Nightworks.

In love with the music since day one. His early productions were heavily inspired by jungle/jump up sound, later he induced himself to deeper and heavier timbre of drum’n'bass. In 2002 he became one of the finalists of “Made In Poland” – producers contest which revealed biggest talents of that time. It was his premiere as a producer and a dj under a nickname which he kept till now – Radicall..

In the meantime his music was still evolving – as a result of his constant search of new boundaries and ideas “Forgotten Horizon” came into being, side-project mainly focused on ambient, flowing, “between dream and reality” kind of sound. His d’n'b repertoire changed. Melodic, trancestep inspired sound was slowly replaced with deeper and heavier neurofunk and atmospheric landscape. In his solo project he focused on deeper, setting-up new boundaries in atmospheric-dnb sound, heavily inspired by neurofunk, technoid, ambient, classic electronic and ocean of other interesting music.

In his sound space there is one inherent element. It’s deep and full of warm vibrations Katee’s vocal, which perfectly highlights an emotional charge of his music. First of all, music is a matter of imagination, his tracks got very vivid character and they’re infused with very specific emotional charge. His mixes combine energy, dynamics and techstep/neurofunk severity, electrostep melodiousness with deeper breath of atmospheric mood…

CHECK MORE FROM RADICALL

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This week’s Free Track of The Week is by a really special guest Furi Anga from Finland. I’ve been a fan of Furi’s moody dnb production for a long time, and I’ve been playing his tracks in my mixes a lot too. This marvellous track “The Human Project” is all about what Furi does best: moody, melodic and minimalistic dnb. Check it out!

Furi Anga – The Human Project [download_www.mineral.fi_free013]

Furi Anga – The Human Project (2011 / FREE DOWNLOAD) by Furi Anga

Furi Anga alias Antti Viitamäki is a deep soul explorer from Finland, Scandinavia. Listening to his music one gets transported into a melancholic fairy world – sometimes true and beatiful, sometimes dark and grotesque. He gets heavy influences from ascetic finnish nature. “Cold scandinavian moods delivered in a form of drumandbass.”, as Furi describes at his site Furianga.com.

I’m currently working on a collaboration track “Awakening” with Furi, and it’s gonna be really good! I’ll let you know when it’s finished.


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The Free Track of The Week #12 is up. This time we have some chilly summersounds to warm up the cold winter days. Check out this liquid dnb track “Step” by Mineral:

Mineral – Step [download: www.mineral.fi_free012]

Mineral – Step (www.mineral.fi_free012) by DJ mineral

Mineral - Step (cover by Maija Paloheimo)

Free Track of The Week #12 is a chilly and easylistening drum’n'bass track by Mineral. The rolling breaks and beats accompanied with various melodies make this a nice roller. Grab a cup of coffee (or even better: a cold beer), turn up the volume and start listening! Hope you enjoy this track!

The cover artwork for Step is designed by a really talented graphic artist Maija Paloheimo. She has done lots of amazing works for bands and different websites for example, so check out her portfolio for more art by Maija.

CHECK MORE FROM MINERAL

http://www.soundcloud.com/dj-mineral – more tracks at my soundcloud
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mineral-Atmospheric-Drumnbass – follow Mineral on facebook

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10.000+ visits at mineral.fi

On January 1, 2011, in News, by Mineral

Happy new year 2011! The new year couldn’t start in any better way than this: yesterday we reached 10.000+ visits at mineral.fi since the very first post on 25th October. I’ve got quite a lot of interesting plans for the site, so check back often. Thanks to all of you who have visited the site!

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Free Track of The Week #10 is up, and the site gets more international attention, as we have a special guest Eclipse from Poland. I’ve been feeling this track a lot lately as it’s deep and atmospheric drum’n'bass – just the way it should!

Eclipse – Tricky [download www.mineral.fi_free010]

Eclipse – Tricky by eclipsednb

eclipsePiotr Pasierowski aka Eclipse – DJ,  promoter and producer from Gdansk, Poland.  Member of Deeper Than Deep collective. Fascinated by electronic music for several years. He gained first experience on brother CD’s. Dark, melodic trip-hop took possession of his mind, and set up a musical way. For several years focused on drum and bass music. Eclipse began making his own music over a year ago. His productions and sets are characterized by a cinematic elements and strong,  deep bass sound . Playing at many events he had chance to support DJs such as: Survival, Zyon Base, Skeptical, DBR UK, Flatliners, Bcee, Bungle.

CHECK MORE QUALITY TRACKS FROM ECLIPSE

- Eclipse’s soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/eclipsednb

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A fresh new Science podcast #13 by Defence is up at www.sciencehki.net.

Defence was featured earlier at mineral.fi with the track “Sight of Vision” [mineral.fi_free004]. The duo’s mixes are spectacular, so I recommend this new Science podcast a lot!  “Deep, rolling beats and some of their own tunes too.”, says Trisector at sciencehki.net. Check out more defence: http://www.soundcloud.com/defence

Science Podcast #13:

01 sabre : ash – critical
02 zero t : harms way – subtitles
03 rockwell : full circle – shogun
04 defence : daniel’s – dub
05 alix perez : menacing ways – shogun
06 need for mirrors : nevada – sgn:ltd
07 all thieves : stars (zero t remix) – footprints
08 sabre : global – subtitles
09 defence : out of nowhere – dub
10 zero t & ulterior motive : breach – subtitles
11 s.p.y. : xenomorph – metalheadz
12 defence & subsense : keep on walking – dub
13 zero tolerance & beta 2 : bizzy time (break remix) – c.i.a. ltd
14 esc : love (defence remix) – dub
15 code 3 : escape hatch – sgn:ltd
16 break & hydro : breathless (break VIP mix) – dnaudio
17 defence : unknown – dub
18 tc1 & dlr : space & time – dispatch
19 alix perez : dark days – shogun
20 sabre : havens verge – critical

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It’s time to present a fresh Drum’n'bass track from an extremely potential young talent, Puzzle. The atmosphere is very special in this Free Track of The Week #9, ”Kumoi”.

Puzzle – Kumoi [download www.mineral.fi_free009]

Puzzle – Kumoi (FREE!) by Puzzle

PuzzlePuzzle alias Juho Kavasto is a young talent from Finland. Being only 15 years at the moment, Puzzle has an excellent future as a Drum’n'bass artist. Several labels are already interested in his production, which is not surprising: simply listen to this guy’s tracks and be amazed of the tight drum’s and the deep basslines.

Keep an eye for Puzzle’s production, as I’m sure he will break big time in the future!

CHECK MORE FROM PUZZLE

- Puzzle’s facebook: http://www.facebook.com/puzzlednb
- Puzzle’s soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/puzzlednb

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