Things are about to get heavy, as we celebrate the 100k visitors at mineral.fi with an absolutely brilliant free dnb track. The track “Tree” is produced by a Finnish artist Aki Haapaniemi alias Dak (Lightless recordings), and it’s filled with rough bassess and amen breakz. After being mastered by Macc at subvertmastering.com, the track is now available exclusively here at mineral.fi.

Dak’s tracks have gotten massive support from various DJs worldwide and his Dak EP for Lightless Digital 2011 was a huge success. However, Dak has announced that he decided to step away from producing dnb, so this track will be his last release.

If you like the track, please show Dak some appreciation -> like this post & spread the word!

Mineral.fi Free Track #34: 

Big ups to Dak for this amazing track. Download .mp3 or .wav and enjoy the track below!

Dak – Tree (.wav)
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Want to read more about Dak? Check out his interview at Sciencehki.net.

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We are reaching out to the final track of the Mineral.fi Season 2. The free track #30 is produced by no other than mr. Wagz (UK) and it’s called “It’s Got to Be Worth Something”. I love the laidback feeling in this chilly tune accompanied with the nostalgic vocals and generally relaxed atmosphere. This track definitely is worth something, worth a lot actually :) Check’n'download!

Wagz – It’s Got to Be Worth Something [download mineral.fi_free030]

 

WAGZ – IT’S GOT TO BE WORTH SOMETHING (FREE DOWNLOAD) by Wagz

Some of you may remember that I already introduced Wagz here at mineral.fi with his beautiful track “Network” as the free track #28. I thought that this his sounds are so deep and atmospheric that I’ve gotta put another track of his into promotion. Anyways, if you didn’t know yet, Wagz is a talented drum’n'bass dj & producer from Sheffield, Britain (UK). His tracks been supported by Blu Mar Ten, Aaron Jay, Bulb, Chris Inperspective and LJ High (BassDrive). I’m really digging Wagz material, and you should definitely check his soundcloud for some more quality tracks.

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Free Track #29: Bulb – Iceberg

On December 2, 2011, in Free Track of The Week, by Mineral

The next promoted mineral.fi free track comes from Russia by a really atmospheric artist known as Bulb. His track “Iceberg” is filled with a special atmosphere that really hits you deep. Listen and download below.

Bulb – Iceberg [download mineral.fi_free029]

Bulb – Iceberg by Bulb

Daniil Vavilov, also known as Bulb aka Fill – young russian dnb/electronica producer and dj. He is not just a random ‘home-producer’ you might stumble upon and enjoy, he is a well-rounded artist who needs more spotlight without ever suggesting it. Check more about Bulb at Toolroom Publishing.

Also make sure to check Bulb’s Soundcloud for some really cool tracks and “Into the Deep” drum’n'bass podcasts. Over 3200 fans at his soundcloud can’t be wrong – this dude has something unique in his music. Keep an eye for Bulb’s forthcoming records!

 

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Free Track #28: Wagz – Network

On November 17, 2011, in Free Track of The Week, by Mineral

Mineral.fi Free Track #28 is an excellent tune by Wagz from the UK. I’m really digging the the mellow pads and melodies in this beautiful track. Check it and download below.

Wagz – Network [download mineral.fi_free028]

WAGZ – NETWORK (FREE DOWNLOAD) by Wagz

Dan Wagstaffe, alias Wagz, is a drum’n'bass dj & producer from Sheffield, Britain (UK). He has been DJ’ing actively alongside the likes of Goldie, Ca$h Money, Reprazent, Fabio, High Contrast and Marcus Intalex at Detonate, Metropolis and Amnesia House. His tracks have had support from Blu Mar Ten, Aaron Jay, Bulb, Chris Inperspective and LJ High (BassDrive).

Wagz managed to end up being 2nd winner on Kmag’s Unsigned Competition Jun 2011 with his track “Nebulizer”. He was also recently interviewed by the Kmag, and he’s going strong with his music, for real.

Make sure you check out Wagz soundcloud for some excellent tunes! Personally, I’m really into his style and really looking forward to hearing more of these atmospheric and mellow tracks from Wagz in the future.

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If you like chilled drum’n'bass with melodic atmosphere and deep vibes, Mineral.fi Free Track #27 is the one for you. Check and download “Mind over matter” by Agro feat. Paralloyd. What a dope tune from the UK!

Agro feat. Paralloyd – Mind over matter [download mineral_free027]

Agro feat. Paralloyd – Mind over matter (FREE DOWNLOAD) by DJ Agro

DJ Agro (www.soundcloud.com/djagrouk) has been around for a while now, affiliated with a lot of the UK’s fastest up & coming artists, labels & events. DJ Agro has played at some of the best venues around the south coast of UK. He has warmed up for some serious headline DJ’s & MC’s such as TC & Jakes, Hatcha, N-Type, Rodney P & Skitz, Fatman D, MC Mekar,MC Element, Herbzie, DJ Pleasure, DJ Hazard, Harry shotta, MC Fearless, Eksman, Jaydan, Sub zero, Disfunktion, The Ratpack, Logan D, Kenny Ken, Hamilton, Tantrum desire, Mattix & Futile, DJ Klip, DJ Krooks, ReaperZ, Hizzle Guy & Dismantle, DJ Overdose…

Agro’s production has been released on Blue cheese, 6067 digi, Dub cartel, UK DNB, StemCell, Rotten cheese records. If you like this track, make sure you join his facebook page and check his soundcloud for more quality tracks!

 

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Free Track #26: Fishy – Air

On November 4, 2011, in Free Track of The Week, by Mineral

Woyaa! The weekend is about to begin, and to celebrate it, we have Free Track #26 in promotion. If you like fresh, atmospheric, melodic, and chilly drum’n'bass, this one is definitely for you! I This week’s Free Track is produced by a young talent called Fishy from Norway, check out:

Fishy – Air [download mineral_free026]

Air by Fishy

 

Fishy is a 22 year old guy from Norway producing mostly Drum n Bass (liquid, atmospheric). He has started producing very young, as he has already been producing music for 7 years. Fishy has signed his track to Rotation Recordings and Soul Bros Records and he is open for signing on other labels too.

Go have a listen at Fishy’s soundcloud for many many quality tracks… This guy’s got talent, I’m telling ya!

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Mineral.fi 1st Birthday w/ 25 Free dnb Tracks

On October 18, 2011, in News, by Mineral

After 25 free tracks, 60 blog posts and over 12.000 unique visitors, I’m delighted to celebrate Mineral.fi’s 1-year birthday. Launching this site a year ago has proven to be a really inspiring journey for me, as music has always played a big role in my life. I can honestly say that the site has taken it all to the next level as many of my tracks have been signed to respected labels. I’ve also learned quite a lot about blogging, social media, marketing in music industry among tons of other things that I’m interested in…

But most importantly, I have been proud to promote artists and the worldwide movement of dnb music in general.

Finnish and International drum’n’bass tracks for your enjoyment

We have experienced some extraordinary moments during the first year of the site. Big drum’n’bass names like Fanu, Resound, Furi Anga, Ben Kama and Trisector from Finland have contributed by giving us free tunes. Also fresh younger Finnish talents such as Puzzle, Dangerdogg and Defence have amazed us with their skilled sounds.

In addition to the Finnish artists, we’ve had the luxury to listen to Italian (Mauoq, Anthony G), British, (J Melodic), Estonian (inZtance), German (Wintermute), and Polish (Radicall & Eclipse) music just to name a few… We’ve even had the chance to listen to a track from Singapore by Diphasics. It’s crazy but without doubts, this site has definitely become an international place for atmospheric drum’n’bass artists worldwide.

One of the very best highlights of this year was definitely when the Finnish skillful dj St. Laurent recorded all the first 15 free tracks together in a brilliant mix. You should check it out now, if you missed this classic mix! (I’m actually listening to it atm, and it IS good man..)

Thanks to all of you, 63.000 visits!

I am very proud to announce that we’ve had over 63.000 visits at the site during the first year. That includes over 12.000 unique visitors, and the numbers are growing steadily. If you like to support the site and drum’n’bass culture even more, feel free to join Mineral’s social networking sites:

If you are really in the mood for supporting my music, you are more than welcome to buy my released tracks at digital record stores like juno or digital tunes.

Finally, I’d like to say special thanks to all the 22 artists contributing during the first year. These innovative artists that keep on pushing fresh atmospheric sounds for our enjoyment are Naraka, Ben Kama, Defence, Trisector & inZtance, Fanu, Wintermute, Esc, Puzzle, Eclipse, Burma, Furi Anga, Radicall, Physics, St. Laurent, Resound, J Melodic, Mauoq, Dangerdogg, Diphasic, Anthony G and finally myself Mineral. Big big thanks to you all!

Also big thanks to the one and only Kongocrew, Pressurecrew, Sciencecrew, all the Tampere & Helsinki Dnb massive, people who have invited me to play dj gigs, LAOS -crew, all friends and fans, and of course big thanks to my lovely wife Anna for supporting me with all the music projects. Let’s keep the music rollin’…

The journey continues…

As I’m writing this update, the Mineral.fi Free Tracks Season Two is going on strong. We already have tracks #16-25 available for your enjoyment, and when we get to around free track #30, you should expect Mineral.fi Free Tracks Season Two mix by a special guest dj… so keep checking back.

If you want your track to get promoted, please feel free to send me your tracks at Ilkka.kurkela[at]mineral.fi. Much appreciated!

FINALLY, HERE ARE ALL THE FREE TRACKS FROM THE FIRST YEAR. ENJOY!

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Music video for The Streets of New York

On October 14, 2011, in News, by Mineral

Check this amazing music video by Krabas. It’s a video of the last week’s free track Mineral – Streets of New York. It is such a cool video that it makes me shiver, I’ve got no words to describe it, really. Propah feelings, thanks Krabas!

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This next free track is all about the unique atmosphere that the Streets in New York gives you. It’s the City that Never Sleeps. Lights at the Skycrapers set up a unique atmosphere that is hard to describe with words… That is when music comes in.

So with that said, grab a coffee, start listening and please share your comments if this atmosphere hits you…

Download: Mineral – The Streets of New York

Mineral – The Streets of New York by DJ mineral

Mineral - The Streets of New York

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Hi folks, we’re going strong with another free track promotion. Check out this amazing remix by Antony G below and make sure you download it. I’m really diggin’ the mood in this chilly and atmospheric track, oww yezz.. Listen below!

BMT – Believe Me (Antony G Remix) by Antony G

Download the track here

Antony G, i.e. Antonio Guerrieri, plays with music just for fun (fortunately or not, depending on you) by producing mostly drum n bass tracks and drum n bass remix that can be found just on some social network player (like MySpace, Facebook, SoundCloud and so on), since still unsigned.

Antony G, i.e. Antonio Guerrieri, comes from Bari, Italy but mostly of him time is spent in Potenza (Italy) where works. What Antonio Guerrieri does for work is out of the scope of the present promotion, so that doesn’t matter.

Antony G started early playing with analogic circuit boards he made himself. (they were the times of Emerson, Lake & Palmer and progressive music in itself, then Kraftwerk, Tangerine Dream, Jean-Michel Jarre the so called electronic music). Indeed, the power of computing, of nowadays sequencers and virtual instruments permitted him to really start composing, arranging, mixing and producing the music he like. (they were the times of The Orb, Aphex Twin and Chemical Brothers).

It was a video on Circle (Adam F) and the discovering of so much “underground” music styles (thanks to Internet) that addressed him to the Drum n Bass genre.

He is particularly impressed by LTJ Bukem production and recently by Alaska, Big Bud, Blu Mar Ten, Calibre, Paradox, Seba and some other, so that it easily to anticipate the production style of Antony G: Ambient, Chilled, Jazzy Drum n Bass, the improperly-called Intelligent style, so far from the rough dance styles, but so pleasant to him …

More of Antony G’s production can be reached here:

Please favorite his tracks if you like them, download when possible and feel free to comment! Make sure to check out, as there’s some dope tunes in there…

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