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7 August 2014Grooveiera - Blastculture
7th August 2014 Blastculture is back
Today we’ve got two new tracks from Italian house producer Blastculture and a bonus breakbeat remix available for free download. In his first track on the release, Grooveiera, Blastculture expertly blends metallic, tribal percussion with funky house beats and swiriling pads. For the second track, Hotter Again, Blastculture delivers a stuttering techno riff to accompany his crisp house grooves. Head on over to the release page for more information and those mp3 downloads…
10th July 2014 Brand new EDM remixes of Why Not
This month’s new release is out today – our 100th release since our netlabel was launched in 2005! Aerologic is on hand to celebrate the occasion by providing two new EDM remixes of Excelsior’s 1999 euro-trance track Why Not, originally released on Toucan Music’s predecessor label Frantik Music. The euro mix retains the original vibe, blending the uplifting melody with pizzicato arpeggios while introducing harder, modern EDM synths and supersaw riffs. The piano mix combines elements from both the original and JMD’s 2004 remix, building the track with sizzling electro bass and crisp house beats before a breakdown to piano chords and meaty synth stabs. Grab the free MP3 downloads now…
19th June 2014 Remixes of Marc Burt’s trance track Ethereal
Three new mixes of Marc Burt’s trance track “Ethereal” are available to download today from the Toucan Music netlabel. Our latest release features two remixes from Aerologic, an uptempo mix and a progressive mix, and a minimal house remix from Blastculture. Check out the Ethereal release page, and don’t forget there’s a free download if you like what you hear…
9th May 2014 New release from Psychadelik Pedestrian
Psychadelik Pedestrian is back with his first release since last year’s Nocturnia album, which features two new tracks – Starlight is a spaced-out, chilled track with trance influences, while Needle Drop is a hectic breakbeat workout. Listen and download both on our release page here. As always, both tracks are free downloads and available for re-use in non-commercial projects without royalty payments.
16th April 2014 New music from Blastculture
Our April release is out today, with two great new progressive cuts from Blastculture available for download. Combining his trademark progressive house sound with slightly sinister effects, flanging, spoken female vocals and shuffled garage beats, No1 Is Safe and Speak Out are two pumping tracks ideally suited for late night dancefloors. Grab them now from our release page.
11th April 2014 Choose the right music for you with our new licence filter!
Looking for music to accompany a project? We’ve added a new licence filter to our release page! Now you can quickly and easily find the music that has been released under the right Creative Commons licence for your needs – so if you’re after a song to accompany a monetized YouTube video, for example, you can filter out the non-commercial licences and go straight to just those tracks that are available to use commercially. Or, if you want to get creative and mash up the track, you can easily filter out those pesky Share-Alike restrictions. Go straight over to our latest releases to check it out, or find out more about our music licensing.
20th March 2014 Toucan Thursdays – tune in from this week
Starting this week, we’ll be broadcasting a selection of our favourite Toucan Music tracks past and present! Featuring a wide range of electronic music, from EDM, trance and house through to atmospheric chillout and melodic downtempo grooves, we’ll be covering the whole spectrum of genres available in our latest releases and back catalogue. Tune in to hear some brand new tracks for the first time, before their release, and rediscover some long lost tracks from our archives dating back to 1999. The broadcast will be online on Thursdays at 8.30pm GMT (UTC) at http://mixlr.com/toucanmusic/
19th March 2014 Introducing a new EDM artist
Our latest release, available for download today, introduces a brand new artist Pitchcraft. Pitchcraft presents an infectious blend of electro house, glitch and commercial club music in his debut two track EP. Both tracks, Follow Me and Pinball, are available to download free of charge under a podsafe Creative Commons licence ready for your DJ sets, mash-up and reuse. Grab the tracks here: http://www.toucanmusic.co.uk/releases/release.php?q=tou296 – and find out more about Pitchcraft here - http://www.toucanmusic.co.uk/artists/pitchcraft/
26th February 2014 New progressive house release from Marc Burt
This month’s new release is out today and features two new progressive house tracks from Marc Burt. The title track, Bungee Jump, is a strange and slightly minimal affair, combining a haunting, bleepy riff along with a strange, elastic lead sound, but bringing in some of Marc’s trademark uplifting melodic trance elements towards the end. The second track, Pages From Ceefax, blends house beats with retro and easy listening sounds to bring back that early morning vibe of watching teletext to instrumental music. As usual both tracks are available to download for free, and are Creative Commons licensed for you to reuse in your videos, DJ sets and any other way you like.
25th January 2014 New remixes of Neurotic for 2014
Our first new release of the year is here – and we’ve brought back a classic track to start 2014. Reworking Redmann and Hyperterminal’s trance anthem Neurotic, originally released on Frantik Music in 1999, is Aerologic with a new EDM version to bring the track bang up to date. Also included for the purists is a new trance mix from Hyperterminal, keeping the original rolling trance vibe and updating the sounds for the 21st century. As usual, we’re keeping those downloads free of charge and ready for reuse with the ol’ Creative Commons licence! Get the new mixes now on our Neurotic release page.
1st January 2014 2013 Downloads – Risey makes the top for a second year
Happy new year! Our annual download chart for 2013 has been released, and once again Risey has made the top spot with “Memories Of Thailand” – the Beat Doctor remix, which was also the most popular Toucan Music track in 2012. Beat Doctor’s “Got Me” moves up to second place and makes a third year in the top 10, while tracks from the Psychadelik Pedestrian new album “Nocturnia” also feature heavily, joining “Night Beach” which makes a third successive year in the chart despite being 11 years old. Redmann also features in the top 10, which “Plasma” moving up to number 8. Check out the chart here, and thanks to everyone who supported Toucan Music in 2013 – we’ll have more great music coming in 2014, so watch this space!
31st December 2013 End of year mix – broadcast and release today!
The Toucan Music end of year mix is back after a two year break, and this time around we’ve got a special extended version to cover the extra years we missed! This year’s continuous 88 minute mix covers some of our favourite tracks from 2011 through to 2013, and will be broadcast exclusively on VKRS Net-radio this afternoon (New Year’s Eve) here at http://vkrs.co/
The mix is also now available for download in our year mix section, where you can also check out the tracklist.
19th December 2013 New remixes of Psychadelik Pedestrian tracks
Two brand new remixes of Psychadelik Pedestrian’s “Night Beach” and “Catch My Fall” have been released today! Blastculture and JMD are on the case, bringing you some uptempo house versions of both tracks ideal for the dancefloor. Grab the full length, DJ friendly versions for free on our release page, licenced under Creative Commons as usual for re-use in your videos and DJ mixes.
2nd December 2013 Latest Aerologic EDM release
Our latest release, out today, features two brand new EDM tracks from Aerologic. Combining warm, analogue synth trance chords with contemporary EDM rhythms and stab sequences, both tracks have an uplifting melodic vibe and are free to download and re-use in DJ mixes, videos and other productions under a Creative Commons licence. Visit the release page for more information and to grab those downloads in mp3 format.
18th November 2013 Two new tracks from Blastculture
Our latest Blastculture release is live today… grab the two new tracks A Blast In The Past and Mary Quant In Grey now from our release page!
10th November 2013 The return of Blastculture
We’ve got two great new releases featuring Blastculture coming soon! Firstly, Blastculture himself presents two new minimal hard house tracks, this time pushing the tempo faster and harder than in his summer release Shinoda vs Akane. JMD is back too with a bonus remix for this release, which is due later in November, so watch this space! After this one, we’ve got Blastculture on the remix with his own take on the classic Psychadelik Pedestrian track Night Beach, adding his unique house grooves to the chilled pads and strings. Look out for this one in a couple of months’ time.
27th October 2013 Best Bytes 2 compilation album released
Our latest compilation album is now available to download from the Free Music Archive! Containing 19 more of the best Toucan Music tracks spanning a 12 year period from 2001 right through to 2013, Best Bytes Volume 2 is the follow-up to last year’s successful compilation and features a blend of uplifting house, trance and EDM music, along with some downtempo and chillout tracks. Artists featured include Psychadelik Pedestrian, Risey, Redmann and more, and all of the tracks have been remastered exclusively for the album. Head on over now to the Free Music Archive to download the tracks!
8th October 2013 New remixes of Zero Gravity
Our new release today features two brand new chillout remixes of Redmann’s Zero Gravity. Psychadelik Pedestrian’s remix features atmospheric pads and half-speed beats, while Redmann’s own remix keeps the original sounds and slows down the tempo, adding acoustic beats. The release also includes remastered versions of JMD’s trance remix and Redmann’s breakbeat mix. As usual, all of the remixes are released under a Creative Commons licence for you to download, share and use in your DJ mixes and video productions. Find more information and download links on our release page: http://www.toucanmusic.co.uk/releases/release.php?q=tou290
22nd September 2013 New Best Bytes 2 compilation on the way!
We’ve been working hard behind the scenes selecting and remastering 19 more Toucan tracks from the last decade, and next month the second in our Best Bytes compilation series will be available to download. Featuring tracks from Beat Doctor, Redmann, Risey and more, the compilation will showcase many of the different dance styles produced over the years at Toucan, from trance to chillout, and from EDM to funky house. And if you’re after something new, two brand new mixes of Redmann track Zero Gravity will feature on our next EP release due out at the start of October, including a new mix from Psychadelik Pedestrian and a chillout reworking from Redmann himself.
3rd September 2013 Marc Burt releases Deep Sea and Outback
Marc Burt’s latest E.P. is out today featuring two new tracks in a progressive trance style, Deep Sea and Outback, featuring Marc’s trademark uplifting pads, crisp house rhythms, and some wobbly bass for good measure. There’s also a bonus EDM remix from Aerologic to get the dancefloor buzzing! Listen and download now from our release page at http://www.toucanmusic.co.uk/releases/release.php?q=tou289
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