Recommended mix: Fanu – Cold Coffee DnB Mix

On October 26, 2011, in News, by Mineral

The mr. Breakmachine himself, Fanu, has recorded a fresh dope mixtape. He is about to release his new album next week, in which I’m very proud to be featured in. The album includes a Fanu & Mineral collabo track “Jupiter 2011″, and the track is actually included in this mix… So, grab a cup of coffee and enjoy out this cool mix!

FANU – Cold Coffee dnb mix by Fanu

01. Parallel & PshyKo-Logik – Critical Sound (dub)
02. Blu Mar Ten – Sweet Little Supernova (Blu Mar Ten)
03. Joakuim – Never Been To NYC (Totaal Rez Recs)
04. Fracture & Neptune – Music Ya’ll (forthcoming on Astrophonica)
05. Fanu – I Can’t Sleep (Lightless)
06. Fanu & Mineral – Jupiter 2011 (Lightless)
07. Outrage – Darkest Fear (Backlash Music)
08. Cartridge – Beat Crazy (free download)
09. Fistfunk – Rebellion (Lightless dub)
10. Trisector & Infader – Does Not Compute [Amoss Remix] (Hustle Audio Dub)
11. Naibu – Use Of Weapons [Fracture & Neptune's Astrophonica remix] (Warm Comms.)
12. Fada – Tone Def (Omni Music)
13. Fanu – Nuku (Lightless)
14. Fanu feat. Dawn Joseph – Something Beautiful (unreleased)
15. Infest – Blue Nature (Omni Music)
16. Fanu – The Circle Of Sycamore Trees (Warm Comms.)

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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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Mineral – Promomix 2011 (feat. various artists)

On March 3, 2011, in News, by Mineral

I’m proud to present the fresh “Mineral – Promomix 2011″. This drum’n'bass mix includes 20 tunes by myself and remixes & collaboration tracks by featuring artists. Enjoy the mix!

MINERAL – PROMOMIX 2011 [download]

Mineral – Promomix 2011 by DJ mineral

01. Mineral – Other Life (Trisector remix) [dub]
02. Seba – Painted Skies (Mineral remix) [knowledge magazine remix contest]
03. Mineral – Reach For The Stars – Ben Kama remix [forthcoming indajungle]
04. Mineral – Lukumo (Audite & Wintermute remix) [forthcoming trust in music]
05. Resound & Mineral - Below Zero [dub]
06. Esc – Lost And Found (Mineral rmx) [IDJR110]
07. Mineral – Jupiter (Fanu’s smelly kitchen remix) [forthcoming lightless]
08. Mineral - Martial Arts [dub]
09. Mineral – Everytime You Are Near [dub]
10. Mineral – Need Your Love [forthcoming indajungle]
11. Mineral – Lost Signal [dub]
12. Mineral – God’s Symphony [forthcoming indajungle]
13. Mineral – Spider (Naraka rmx) [forthcoming indajungle]
14. Taajuus & Mineral – Four Years Later [dub]
15. Mineral – One Still Remains (Defence remix) [forthcoming indajungle]
16. Mineral – Step [mineral.fi_free_012]
17. Mineral – Rushing Girl [dub]
18. Mineral – Free Drum [dub]
19. Esc – Kongo Tune (Mineral 2010 VIP) [mineral.fi_free_008]
20. Mineral – Twisted Dream [forthcoming lightless]

Check more sounds by Mineral at http://www.soundcloud.com/dj-mineral

Mineral - Promomix 2011 (Coverart by Esc)

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There’s a fresh new Science podcast available at Sciencehki.net, a truly recommended podcast. I was happy to see that my track Jupiter made it to the tracklist, much appreciated guys :).

science hki #15 – st. laurent & trisector [download and listen]

01 method one : sequential – dub
02 flame : watcher – med school
03 furi anga : the day my unicorn died – shadybrain
04 pieter k : one of them – inperspective
05 polska : google plex – subtle audio
06 commix : underwater scene – soul:r
07 seba : valley of the moomins – good looking
08 naibu : discrete – horizons
09 abstract elements : essence of time – exit
10 kr4y : steed – t3k
11 histibe : pulsar – offkey
12 data & k2 : kyoshojutsu – cylon
13 fistfunk : tetsuo – lightless dub
14 heavy 1 : you’ll be over – he:digital
15 k : trackspill – thermal
16 dak : skunk – lightless digital
17 mineral : jupiter – indajungle
18 naraka : outsider looking in – vampire
19 rockwell : noir (ulterior motive remix) – critical
20 las : dodge – dub
21 commix : city section – exit
22 blu mar ten : believe me (bop remix) – blu mar ten
23 linden : tuva (morphy remix) – nerve

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St. Laurent – Mineral.fi Free Tracks Season One mix

On February 7, 2011, in News, by Mineral

It’s time to wrap up the first 15 Free Tracks at Mineral.fi. I’m proud to present a fresh & brilliant mixtape by St. Laurent including all the Free Tracks (01-15) so far:

St. Laurent – Mineral.fi Free Tracks Season One [download season one mix]

TRACKLIST
01. Furi Anga – The Human Project
02. Mineral – The Neverending Story
03. Fanu – Shogun Remix
04. Wintermute – The Rift Between
05. Eclipse – Tricky
06. Naraka – Bent Sky 2k10
07. Defence – Sight Of Vision
08. Trisector & InZtance – Something To Give
09. Ben Kama – Someone
10. Mineral – Step
11. Physics – Never The Same
12. Radicall – Plus
13. Puzzle – Kumoi
14. Esc – Kongo Tune (Mineral 2010 VIP)
15. Burma – Gringo

All tunes are downloadable at the Free Track of The Week -section.

At his early teenage years Lauri Hynninen aka St. Laurent was introduced to drum & bass by the boy next door – how romantic! After listening countless hours to the newly released Timeless by Goldie and things coming out from Good Looking Records, there certainly was no turning back. It was exactly those exciting drum rolls, amen variations and deep punching basslines that made him fall in love.

In addition to being a big coffee enthusiast he’s also spending his spare time running the monthly Funk’it club and being part of the Science HKI cru. And this is the key point to the musical variety of this gentleman.

Apart from drum & bass, he’s collecting music from soul and funk to jazz and house. Still, the main focus is in drum & bass – all sorts of it. As he puts it, “If it’s jazzy or has a lot of atmosphere and amen break, I probably dig it!”

Check more mixtape madness by St. Laurent at http://soundcloud.com/st-laurent/

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Yeah!! I just finished running 10 km while listening to Trisector’s new Podcast mix for Scribbler’s dnb website. You should most definitely check it out, it’s really really good!

Scribbler: TRISECTOR [Med School] by Scribbler

Oh, and if you didn’t know yet, Trisector was earlier featured here at Mineral’s with his collaboration track with inZtance “Something to Give” [download www.mineral.fi_free005]

A new Free Track will be up tomorrow, so check back soon!

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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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Fanu – “Leave This World Behind” dnb mixtape

On November 10, 2010, in News, by Mineral

Fanu did another absolutely awesome mix last weekend. Lots of really good tracks, I’m loving the old school vibes & rough beats innit. So make sure you check this out, if you haven’t already:

Tracklist:
01 – Blueprint – Lost Notes (forthcoming on Plush Recordings)
02 – Mineral – Other Life (In Da Jungle)
03 – K Dan – Heal Us All – Naibu remix (forthcoming on Hustle Audio)
04 – Greenleaf – Take You Back (dub)
05 – Sub – Skadi – Nebula Blue Note remix (Subtle Audio)
06 – Paranoid Society – White Lies (Alphacut)
07 – Below – The Post-Junglist Syndrome part 2 (dub)
08 – Dejaru – Black Mask (Alphacut)
09 – Ibunshi & Indidjinous – Swamp Funk – Equinox remix (Pinecone Moonshine)
10 – DJ Trace – Final Chapta – Tim Reaper remix (DSCI4)
11 – Sub – So Finster Die Nacht – Fracture’s Astrophonica remix (Pinecone Moonshine)
12 – Fracture & Neptune – The Limit (Astrophonica)
13 – Dak – Coffee (forthcoming on Lightless Digital)
14 – Jiva – Paramatma – Fanu remix (Pinecone Moonshine)

I was more than happy to see that my track “Mineral – Other Life” made it to the mix. Thanks for that Fanu, much appreciated :)

Fanu is also working on a remix of my track called Jupiter. I’m really looking forward to Fanu’s remix, and I’ll let you know when it’s finished. So check back often!

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Furi Anga – The Dubs Mix 2010/2011 // Mixed By Wispy

On October 26, 2010, in News, by Mineral

A couple of weeks ago Wispy did a mix of Furi Anga’s tracks. If you haven’t heard it yet, check it out, because it’s amazing! You can listen & download it at http://soundcloud.com/furianga/tracks. Nice1!

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