The next free track is up, and it’s a really good one. Our special guest is Dangerdogg hailing from Finland. Check out his rough basslines and rollerbreakz in this fresh track The Moving Couple. Yeah!

Dangerdogg – The Moving Couple [download mineral_free020]


The Dude is what the Dude does.

Dangerdogg is a skateboarder turned dj/producer hailing from Helsinki, Finland. Having his influences from doom metal to rocksteady and blues this fine young skaterat isn’t afraid to combine different styles and aesthetics in to his productions.

He’s already been causing mayhem on the dancefloors with his partner Sir Nenis under the Sharkslayer moniker but this time he’s going solo for a DNB treat.

Enjoy the track and keep on sending the demos! Much appreciated.

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We have another great free track up, by DJ Mauoq from Rome, now based in London. Unknown Recipient is a nice atmospheric track with some techish spices innit. Check it out!

Mauoq – Unknown Recipient [download mineral_free_019]

Unknown Recipient [2011] by Mauoq

Mauoq is a dj/producer from Rome, now based in London. I had the chance to ask Mauoq about his musical backround & interests:

“I started DJing at student parties in Italy in the early ’90s and fell in love with DnB shortly after.I was exposed to music softwares in the late nineties and that slowly but steady became my obsession. I’ve played many clubs in Rome and London, but now I’m concentrating more on production. After years fiddling with various electronic music toys it’s only recently that I started feeling relatively happy about my music and my first release is coming out  end of March on Green Queen Music.

Generally speaking I would like the world to know that drum’n'bass has evolved. There’s now much more to it than just rattling drums and overloud basslines. This is what I try to do with my podcast and ultimately with my own production.

This track “Unknown Recipient” was written almost entirely two years ago and I thought that a little polish would have made it a nice listen. I think I was right. I hope you agree. Enjoy.”

I’m really digging your style Mauoq, keep it up! There’s some really cool tracks in Mauoq’s soundcloud, I’d recommend you to listen “Aerosolid”, a track that has gotten dj support from Stunna.

Check more of Mauoq’s production, quality mixes and more:

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This week’s Free Track comes from the UK by an artist called J Melodic. Jay’s songs are heavily inspired by the melodic side of drum’n'bass, just like his artistname says. Grab a coffee and start listening “Key Tempo”. Njoy!

J Melodic – Key Tempo [download mineral_free_018]

Key tempo by J Melodic

J Melodic is a UK based Dj and Producer. He started DJing back in 95 playing DnB and Uk Garage/Soulful House. After practising his DJ skills for five years, J Melodic  naturally progressed in producing DnB/soulful House and other genres in 2000.

Jay’s music is influenced by many artists from the melodic side of dnb. He says, that he gets his inspirations and influences from LTJ Bukem, Lenzman, mjcole, Goldie, Fabio, Marcus Intalex, mood2swing to name but a few.

There’s a lot of variation in J Melodic’s production. I’m really digging his (WIP) We run tings, an old school track at Jay’s soundcloud. Check it out at his soundcloud.

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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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One of the most legendary names in Finnish DNB is without doubt Physics, and I’m very happy to promote one of his tracks as the Free Track of The Week #15. Check out:

Physics – Never The Same [download_mineral.fi_free015 ]

Physics is the production moniker for drum&bass producer/DJ and label owner Glenn Grip currently recording for Labels such as Metalheadz (Goldie) , MAC II(Randall) Blindside, Fokuz, Jerona Fruits, Jerona Dubs, Phuzion, Phuturistic Bluez, Planet Funk, Vampire Records(Source Direct) and Pivotal Entertainment music and Telluric Recordings. He also runs Finland based label Midnight Sun Recordings and is a co-owner of the digital download shop http://www.digital-tunes.net/ alongside companion William Coates.

Physics started producing late 90s and it didn’t take long before his music was snapped up by the biggest labels in the industry. Physics music has been supported by international DJ:s such as LTJ Bukem, Goldie, Nookie, Marcus Intalex, Marky&XRS, D-Bridge,Randall, Bryan Gee, Makoto, Phil Source Direct, and many more. Being a busy DJ aswell , Djing work have taken him to countries like Germany, Czech Rep, Slovakia, Sweden, Romania, Denmark, Russia, England, Austria, Estonia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, N Ireland, Scotland, The Netherlands to name but a few, playing the sounds of the Midnight Sun

CHECK MORE FROM PHYSICS

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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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