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..)
- St. Laurent – Mineral.fi Free Tracks Season One [download mixtape season one]
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:
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!
- #025: Mineral – The Streets of New York [download mineral_free025]
- #024: Blu Mar Ten – Believe Me (Anthony G remix) [download mineral_free024]
- #023: Mineral – The Focus [download IDJRFREE029]
- #022: Diphasic – de Chante [mineral_free022]
- #021: Seba – Painted Skies (Mineral remix) [download mineral_free021]
- #020: Dangerdogg – The Moving Couple [download mineral_free020]
- #019: Mauoq – Unknown Recipient [download mineral_free_019]
- #018: J Melodic – Key Tempo [download mineral_free_018]
- #017: Resound – Northern Lights [download mineral.fi_free017]
- #016: Puzzle – No Motion [download mineral.fi_free016]
- #015: Physics – Never The Same [download_mineral.fi_free015]
- #014: Radicall – Plus [download mineral.fi_free014]
- #013: Furi Anga – The Human Project [download_mineral.fi_free013]
- #012: Mineral – Step [download: mineral.fi_free012]
- #011: Burma – Gringo [download mineral.fi_free011]
- #010: Eclipse – Tricky [download mineral.fi_free010]
- #009: Puzzle – Kumoi [download mineral.fi_free009]
- #008: Esc – Kongo Tune (Mineral 2010 VIP) [download mineral.fi_free008]
- #007: Wintermute – The Rift Between [download mineral.fi_free007]
- #006: Fanu – Shogun (remix) [download mineral.fi_free006]
- #005: Trisector & InZtance – Something to Give [download mineral.fi_free005]
- #004: Defence – Sight of Vision [download www.mineral.fi_free004]
- #003: Ben Kama – Someone [download www.mineral.fi_free_003]
- #002: Naraka – Bent Sky 2k10 [download mineral.fi_free_002]
- #001: Mineral – The Neverending Story [download mineral.fi_free001]
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!