• Still remember Invaders?

    Invaders Club 2003 flyer front

    Club Invaders by Djs Squash, Trito and Mineral was one of the most dancefloor oriented drum’n’bass clubs back in 2003 in Finland. I actually had a little chat with Squash & Trito last friday about bringing the club back alive. I’m not gonna promise anything yet, but maybe we will see a comeback of the club in the Future.


    I’d like to honour the “Invaders spirit” by linking this DJ mix by Squash AKA Kesämies. It’s very Invaders stylish mix that is recorded back in 2002 🙂 Check it out:

    Squash-Miksaus 2002 by kesis

    Finally, some more memories from 2003 when we had Genki as our special guest, check the flyer:

    Invaders Club 2003 flyer back

  • Kongocrew 10-years party was a real success!

    The Kongocrew 10-years celebration was a real success last Friday. Many d’n’b heads from Finland gathered together in this very special event. I had a blast performing a B2B DJ-set with Quadra from Defence. It was a pleasure to meet so many friends and new faces too. Thanks to all the people who attended! Also, massive props to Esc & DBLJ for arranging this event. Can’t tell you how much I appreciate it.

    The new Free Track of The Week will be up tomorrow… It’s gonna be really good, so check back tomorrow!

    Check out more photos from the party by Jonne Renvall

  • Evolution of Kongo Tune EP available!

    Hi everyone! Thanks a lot for your feedback of the Kongo Tune 2010 VIP. Much appreciated!

    Esc just released a free “Evolution of Kongo Tune” EP at his soundcloud with the original Kongo Tune (2003), my remix in 2006 and the fresh 2010 VIP. Check it out:

    Evolution of Kongo Tune EP by Esc

  • Free Track of The Week #8: Esc – Kongo Tune (Mineral 2010 VIP)

    This week is very special to me as the group of junglists from Finland, Kongocrew, is celebrating its 10-year-birthday. I’ve been a member since 2001, and I want to honour this event with my 2010 VIP of the classic “Kongo Tune” by Esc:

    • Esc – Kongo Tune (Mineral 2010 VIP) [download www.mineral.fi_free008]]

    Esc – Kongo Tune (Mineral 2010 VIP) by DJ mineral

    Like this track? Feel free to join Mineral’s Facebook fan page for more tracks!

    Esc & Mineral playing at Pressure-clubEsc alias Juha Riipinen is a DJ/Producer hailing from Tampere, Finland. This guy has been fiddling with music since he was a kid. Esc has explored various styles from punk to techno  but after hearing Super Sharp Shooter and Square Off at the mid-90’s, there has not been a question though, what music he loves the best.

    Since late 90’s Esc has contributed to the scene also as a DJ. In the year 2000 he co-founded the first ever weekly d&b club in Finland with DJ Beyond from Kongocrew and has later played at various clubs and events with the likes of Seba, Noisia, Loxy, Sabre and SpectraSoul to name but a few. Esc is also part of the Pressure cru which runs Pressure, one of the longest standing d&b clubs in Finland.

    I’ve been producing, DJ’ing and arranging dnb events with Esc for years now. This 2010 VIP of Esc’s classic Kongo Tune is made for the celebration of the 10 years of Kongocrew! Hope you enjoy it. I’m gonna play the track for sure next friday at the party!


    I’m happy to announce that Esc’s track Lost And Found will be shortly out on Indajungle recordings with my remix of the track.

    Check out Esc’s soundcloud for the original track and Mineral’s soundcloud for the remix.


    Personally, the years with Kongocrew mean a lot to me and I’ve had the time of my life with the crew. Now it’s time to celebrate the successful years and spin all the greatest tracks next Friday at the Cut club @ Tampere Yo-talo.

    Check out Cut presents 10-yrs-of Kongocrew Facebook Event page and join in!