In 1994, inspired by the hardcore and jungle scene, John began writing breakbeat music and used the name Psychadelik Pedestrian for his first tracks in these styles. During the 1990s, John's tracks slowly became more experimental and started to feature sweeping pads, strings and heavily cut up breakbeats, often slowed down to half speed. This trademark sound was evident in tracks such as Fly (1996) and Tranquil War (1997).
By 2001, Psychadelik Pedestrian tracks began to have a slower, breakbeat / techno fusion feel, reflected in Endless Time. John also began to experiment with chillout in 2002, recording Night Beach and remixing Excelsior's Tranquillity Rising and several other tracks in a downtempo style. Night Beach became one of the year's most popular tracks and John has been producing chilled Psychadelik Pedestrian remixes for other artists ever since. This move had a large impact on the rise in the profile of Psychadelik Pedestrian, and Night Beach continues to be one of John's most successful tracks.
During 2003 and 2004, Psychadelik Pedestrian tracks became even more diverse, examples being the drum and bass Outer Self also being simultaneously made into chillout track Inner Self, and the funky Filter Groove, a track which sampled itself. By this stage, John was combining his early sound of half speed breakbeats and sweeping, haunting pad samples with modern instrumental influences such as delayed piano, strings and electro beats.
Between 2003 and 2008, John spent some time remixing and remaking some of his older tracks, such as Eternal Truth and Tranquil War. Another Boring Lunchtime, a track originally written in 1996 and remixed in 1999, was again reworked in 2006. The remixes culminated in the self-titled album Psychadelik Pedestrian, featuring fourteen of the most well known Pedestrian tracks, which was released in August 2008.
During this time, PP was still releasing new material and, in early 2005, new track Memories was John's first track to feature a full, original vocal produced using a vocoder. Since 2005, John has used a more synthesized, electro sound in new tracks such as Twist Turn Slide, Power Line and Hypnotise, while in 2007 John returned to his more mellow, acoustic sound for Departure Lounge.
Following the success of Psychadelik Pedestrian's self-titled album, the Transient album was released in November 2011. This album developed the Psychadelik Pedestrian sound with atmospheric, reverb heavy pads, dubstep influences and several tracks with full vocals. Two of these vocal tracks, Upside Down and the Black Moon Mix of Cry Over You were featured on the CCMixter site in summer 2011.
The latest Psychadelik Pedestrian album Nocturnia was released in June 2013 and combines the contemporary electronic sound of Transient with the piano, strings and old school breaks vibe of Psychadelik Pedestrian's early tracks.
Albums by Psychadelik Pedestrian
toulp1 Psychadelik Pedestrian
22 August 2008
14 track album
Latest Psychadelik Pedestrian News
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!
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.
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.
Releases by Psychadelik Pedestrian
19 December 2013
3 June 2012
By The Water
7 December 2011
Tears In My Heart
27 December 2010
Return of Chillout E.P.
24 August 2010
2010 Remixes : Part 3
28 June 2010
28 December 2009
Cry Over You
28 May 2009
12 October 2007
2 July 2007
Night Beach [remixes]
14 May 2007
Another Boring Lunchtime By The Window Until... 2006
1 December 2006
3 November 2006
Fish Ate My Monkey Tank
29 September 2006
20 January 2006
One Five Eight [remixes]
5 November 2005
Twist Turn Slide
27 August 2005
Against The Grain
30 June 2005
12 June 2005
Remixes by Psychadelik Pedestrian
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Download “Zero Gravity” by Redmann [Psychadelik Pedestrian remix] tou290
Download “Peace” by Redmann [Psychadelik Pedestrian remix] tou268
Download “Pioneers” by Marc Burt [Psychadelik Pedestrian remix] tou263
Download “Turbulence” by Marc Burt [Psychadelik Pedestrian’s chilled mix] tou251
Download “Interference” by JMD & Kube [Psychadelik Pedestrian remix] tou249
Download “Polar” by JMD [Psychadelik Pedestrian remix] tou245
Download “Aquarius” by Phish Funk [Psychadelik Pedestrian remix] tou244
Download “Sound Off” by Redmann [Psychadelik Pedestrian 2007 remix] tou243
Download “Born Into It” by Redmann [Psychadelik Pedestrian remix] tou239
Download “Frontline” by JMD [Psychadelik Pedestrian remix] tou235
Download “So Sublime” by Redmann [Psychadelik Pedestrian’s old skool remix] tou226
Download “Fragile Heart” by Redmann [Psychadelik Pedestrian mix] tou217
Download “Solar Wind” by JMD [Psychadelik Pedestrian’s breakbeat remix] tou216
Download “One Five Eight” by Psychadelik Pedestrian [Psychadelik Pedestrian edit] tou208
Download “One Five Eight” by Psychadelik Pedestrian [Psychadelik Pedestrian’s extended remix] tou208
Download “You Make Me” by Redmann [Psychadelik Pedestrian remix] tou202