• Mineral – The Wind Calls EP released

    Proudly presenting, Mineral – The Wind Calls EP. Released two days ago on Omni Music. Hope you enjoy the music!

    “The incredible Mineral rises up once more with yet another EP of startling sounds to please your ears. He has made an incredible comeback since 2021 and shows no signs of stopping his rapid and heartfelt musical visions. This new EP picks up where his LP left off and continues with crispbreakbeats, emotional melodies and serene pads. Omni are pleased that Mineral has fired up his imagination to offer us more timeless music, and expect much much more to come.”

    Many thanks to Chris Wright at Omni Music for the trust & all you supporters. – Mineral 1.2.2022

    My personal favorite of the EP is the final track of the EP, “Why Don’t We See”. It is a track where I was able to express my musical visions the way I always wanted.


  • Two guest mixes: Metius Music show on Jungletrain and Vykhod Sily

    Hi folks, a great week musicwise! Got invitations to join the brilliant Metius Music show at jungletrain.net 22nd January, and the famous Vykhod Sily -series 27th. Was a great opportunity to play some of my favorite music atm, showcase some great artists and also promote some of my forthcoming material.

    psssst…. ** Mineral – The Wind Calls EP out 30.1. on Omni Music**….
    pssssst 2…. ** Zero Two compilation w/ Mineral – Source Control out 4.2. on StraightUpBreakbeat**…

    Please check the recordings below:

    22.1.2022 – Metius Music show at Jungletrain hosted by Adz Smith, Guest mix by Mineral (starting around 30 mins)

    27.1.2022 – Vykhod Sily guest mix by Mineral

    Many thanks to both Adz Smith and Rostislav Iakushevich for the invitations. Was a blast!

    Forthcoming 30.1.2022 – Mineral – The Wind Calls EP on Omni Music

  • Mineral – Existence – free atmo dnb track

    Today marks my 40th birthday, and I wish to celebrate it with you:

    Please enjoy my new track “Mineral – Existence” as a free download.

    This is atmospheric dnb, a genre that I am profoundly connected with. Big greetings to all of you who have supported during the years, and especially the Atmospheric Drum & Bass Revival -friends at the FB group. The community keeps the genre alive and in good health!

    The artwork picture is by myself, took a photo a week ago. Beautiful winter scenery in Finland. Thought it fits the moods of the track. May the music fill your days with joy. – Mineral 10.12.2021

    ps. thanks to Resound @ Resoundsound for the mastering. Big ups. Much recommended.


  • Mineral – Return of Hope LP released

    My album Return of Hope was released yesterday on Omni Music recordings. A pivotal day for me, a dream come true. Hope you enjoy the music! Available at bandcamp, juno, beatport among other recordshops, links below.

    Available at:

    Omni Music Bandcamp
    Beatport -recordshop
    Junodownload -recordshop

    The incredible talent of Mineral is back to follow up his incredible debut EP on Omni with a lush new LP that is full to the brim with sublime harmonies. Delicate melodies playfully twist and turn throughout as they dance melodiously with the soaring pads and atmospheric beats. Floating through a myriad flavours of atmospheric drum and bass, Mineral has shown that he is a talent that has a long way to go, from the modern break-work on The Whispers Within to his homage to the original 90’s sounds with the beautiful Inspirations, this soaring collection of works is another classic in the making and proves just adept Mineral is at creating music for the mind, body and soul.

    Featured at YleX
    Many thanks to Matti 8 and Sonny for the invitation to promote my music including this album at the national radio in Finland YleX a few weeks back. Much appreciated. The recording of the show is here and my “loppukiri” guestmix starts around 1h44mins of the show.


  • 25 years in the game – Mineral atmo dnb Mix

    Mineral – 25 years in the game – atmospheric drum’n’bass

    Dear friends, it is my great pleasure to announce that year 2021 marks the 25th year as an artist/producer to me. To celebrate this, I have recorded a mix of all mineral tracks including forthcoming tracks, recent releases plus some gems from the past.

    The focus is in my forthcoming “Return of Hope” LP, which will be out on Omni Music 15.8.2021. The release of this album is a longtime dream of mine, and I am super excited about it. Many thanks to you all and hope you enjoy the mix! Tracklist below. -Mineral


  • Mineral – Silent Promises EP out on Omni Music

    Silent Promises EP by yours truly was released on Omni Music earlier this month. This is a great honor to be part of this amazing label and get my music published. Many thanks to the label and you people out there for supporting my music. Much appreciated. Have a listen below

    Omni Music welcomes the beautiful sounds of Mineral to the label with 4 stunning tracks of beauty. Atmospheric pads and discreet melodies fill the air as cutting edge drums drive the tracks forward. This is a talent to watch closely as his music radiates with the warm glow of summer and can’t fail to put a smile on your face. Omni Music is the perfect home for his aural visions, and at Omni HQ we’re looking forward to hearing his next musical journeys.

    Some feedback about the EP so far

    “That Mineral ep is magnificent! Just listened to it through 10/10”
    “Your whole EP on Omni is fantastic.”
    “superb track – Grief”
    “Deep cuts, big up Ilkka”
    “it’s a great EP”
    “bliss”

    Also been featured on several mixes so far – many thanks to especially Eschaton and Scotty Mann. Link to the Omni Sessions 2021 vol 7 below. Includes all four tunes from the EP and much more. Check out below and enjoy the journey!

    Many thanks to you all out there supporting my music and the atmospheric dnb culture. Peace – Mineral 2021.


  • Atmoteka 86 – Mineral guest mix

    Out today! Atmoteka 86 mixed by Mineral. Proud to be invited to the awesome atmoteka mix series. Enjoy the mix with some chillier flavors of dnb!


  • PREMIERE: MINERAL – RAIN featured in DNB Dojo

    Very honored to be featured in DNB Dojo #PREMIERE today with my new track “Rain”. It will be out on Straight Up Breakbeat 5th Feb 2021.

    Check the feature at DNB Dojo: https://www.dnbdojo.co.uk/2021/01/26/premiere-mineral-rain/

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    Mineral:
    Facebook → facebook.com/Mineraldnb
    SoundCloud → soundcloud.com/dj-mineral
    Twitter → twitter.com/Mineraldnb

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  • Mineral – Panther Go – new track to celebrate 2021

    Heya! The year has been really nice musicwise. To celebrate the forthcoming 2021 I have decided to share my newest track with all of you. Please check out “Mineral – Panther Go” and download below.

    The track is a bit more mainstream electronic music than my production normally. It was refreshing to try something new for a change.

    Next year looks promising as well. There are some new dnb tunes to be released, some dnb mixes on the way, and other cool stuff.

    Stay safe and healthy and enjoy music! – Mineral 29.12.2020

    Mineral - Panther Go

  • Mineral Guest Mix for the Intelligent Music Podcast

    I was honored to record a guest mix for the Intelligent Music & Northern Wave -podcast series. Had a great time selecting the tunes and doing the mix. I highly appreciate Intelligent Music crew for supporting and spreading the artistic and deep side of drum’n’bass. Enjoy the mix!

    MINERAL GUEST MIX FOR NORTHERN WAVE JULY 2020

    1. Synkro – Automatic Response
      >>Mineral & Sapphire – A Star’s Dream (feat. Sapphire) (dub)
    2. Esc – Amuri Dawn (dub)
    3. Lynx – Omnilon (Detail recordings)
    4. Sunchase – Keyring (Drone audio)
    5. Mineral – Deep Thoughts (dub)
    6. Seathasky – Beauty Made In Small Pieces (Scientific recordings)
    7. Tokyo Prose – Lift You Up (feat. Steo) (The North Quarter)
    8. Seba – Close To You (Spearhead recordings)
    9. Mineral – Living The Dream (InDaJungle recordings)
    10. Monika – Shortwave (none60 records)
    11. Muon – Troposphere (Omnimusic)
    12. Mineral – Back Then (InDaJungle recordings)
    13. Pariah & Eschaton – Motive (Omnimusic)
    14. Naibu – Red Hand (Horizons music)
    15. Blu Mar Ten – Keep It Together (feat. Rober Manos Calibre rmx) (Blu Mar Ten music)
    16. Mineral – One Still Remains (Defence rmx) (InDaJungle recordings)
    17. Qloq – The Orb (Sublimate recordings)
    18. Esc & Mineral – Soul Toucher (feat. Reeta Mäkinen) (Medshool recordings)

    Words from Intelligent Music:

    “We’re proud to present the next episode of Intelligent Music Podcast with excellent deep and atmospheric drum & bass mix from talented finnish producer and DJ Ilkka Kurkela a.k.a. Mineral – Atmospheric Drum’n’bass.He is inspired by drum & bass sound since the mid of 90’s and has released the tracks on well-known labels as Med School, Lightless Recordings, In da Jungle Recordings, LAOS Recordings, Trust In Music, Mastik Netlabel and others.

    Ilkka also actively collaborates with other Finnish musicians: Resound, Fanu / FatGyver and Esc.We found out about him 8 years ago, with the competition by Kmag, when his remixes of the tracks by Seba and Blu Mar Ten sounded among hundreds of other works. Our joy from finding such a nugget was soon reinforced by his other tracks, which are always melodic and musical, but the same time have a completely dance floor tinge.

    In January 2020 on our Soundcloud feed drops his new outstanding promo mix and since that time we have an idea to book this musician for record one of the episodes of Intelligent Music Podcast. And now here it is!Deep and atmospheric, sublime mix by Mineral – Atmospheric Drum’n’bass with some favorites and his own tunes including dubplates and forthcoming works already in our speakers and headphones.

    Let’s flight! w/ SYNKRO, Nuvertal, Esc, Steve Lynx, Sunchase, Seba Ahrenberg, Tokyo Prose, Monika Music, Marc Pariah, Chris Wright, Blu Mar Ten, Robert Manos, Apollo Records, Spearhead Records, Scientific Records, The North Quarter, In da Jungle Recordings, Horizons Music, Omni Music, Blu Mar Ten Music, Sublimate, Med School and others 💚 #drumandbass #deepdnb #atmosphericdnb

    Thanks for your kind words again and all this amazing opportunity. Enjoy the musical journey!

    Peace,

    Ilkka/Mineral – 2.8.2020