• 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!


    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!


    Ilkka/Mineral – 2.8.2020