Carousel EP now out from Aerologic

Our latest EP features three uplifting progressive house cuts from Aerologic. Carousel builds with a trance-style riff and edgy bass, before breaking down into a lush pad section with soaring chords. Emotions Taking Over builds with pumping bass drops, vocal snippets and synth plucks before introducing haunting pianos and pads. Aerologic joins forces with Notch for the closing track, White Label, to combine progressive house with deep house and old school influences. In true Toucan style, all three tracks are available for free download with Creative Commons licence for using in your own podcasts, videos and DJ mixes – download them now from our release page.

Our annual review mix for 2017 is live

Our annual review of the year for 2017 is now available! Featuring tracks from Blastculture, Frau Holle, EE7A, Aerologic, Notch and more, our 78 minute mix includes music from our best Toucan Music releases during 2017 and is available for streaming via MixCloud or completely free download. Check it out from our DJ Mixes section or have a listen below…

Drones tops our 2017 download chart

Happy new year! We’ve been in a reflective mood here at Toucan as we see in 2018, and have carried out our annual check to see which of our tracks have proved the most popular over the last year. In 2017, Psychadelik Pedestrian’s Drones was our most downloaded track, knocking Risey’s Memories Of Thailand from the top spot after five years as our most popular track between 2012 and 2016. Taking second and third in our chart are two tracks from Phish Funk’s Discotheque EP. There’s also a surprise new entry for Phish Funk in tenth place, with their track Beautiful Geometry entering our chart for the first time, despite being nearly ten years old, thanks to its inclusion on our Best Bytes 4 compilation released last year. You can view the complete chart here…

New remixes of Psychadelik Pedestrian vocal tracks

Fresh today, Aerologic and Notch present two remixes of classic Psychadelik Pedestrian vocal tracks. Notch takes the reins for a deep house reworking of Psychadelik Pedestrian’s 2010 track Tears In My Heart, while Aerologic is on hand for a remix of Psychadelik Pedestrian’s 2011 track Upside Down. Download both tracks free of charge and released under a Creative Commons licence for you to re-use in your DJ sets, podcasts and videos for non-commercial use.

New techno EP from EE7A

Formerly known as sea.envy, we’re delighted to welcome Clayton back to Toucan with three new original tracks from his new EE7A project featuring driving drum machine percussion blended with gritty, overdriven techno riffs and arpeggios. Also included is a remix of JAde Wii track Blue Leaves, combining a catchy hook and soulful melody with edgy, driving techno beats, and a promo DJ mix from the man behind the EE7A project showcasing the music from the release. Download them free from our release page here.

New release from Blastculture

Blastculture returns with his first release since Kill The Drummers, a new track called Waiting Area, blending together old school analogue drum samples with house beats and tribal rhytmic sounds, keeping a rigid four to the floor kick. The Notch remix has a classic speed garage feel with shuffled beats, organ chord hits, deep sub-bass and some sinister stabs thrown in for good measure. Grab both versions now from our release page, free of charge as usual and available for re-use under a Creative Commons licence.

50@20: 4 Hour DJ Mix Live Broadcast!

Join us live on Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th October to celebrate 20 years of free music from Toucan and our predecessor Frantik Music! Our website was first launched on 24th October 1997 and we’re broadcasting a live 4 hour DJ mix in 2 parts, starting on Monday… join at YouTube:

Remixes of Ascending Souls EP

Following up our Frau Holle LP for Netlabel Day earlier this summer, our latest EP presents two remixes of tracks from the album. Chasing Rainbows receives an update from Marc Burt and Notch, taking the original melody and adding house rhythms, uplifting pads and a catchy hook to finish. Psychadelik Pedestrian takes control for Ascending Souls, building up slowly with a gradually opening filtered hook, then bursting into life with haunting piano melodies and upfront electronic beats added to the uplifting chords of the original. Grab both tracks from this new release here.

Aerologic remixes classic Marc Burt tracks!

Aerologic presents two energetic remixes of classic Marc Burt tracks in our latest EP. Marc’s 2006 trance track Lies is first to receive the remix treatment, with a throbbing warped bass intro breaking down into lush pads, then launching into a bouncy stab pattern before launching back into the pads and a catchy synth melody. Aerologic’s remix of Twenty Ten starts with shuffling hi-hat rhythms and filtered chords before launching into a heavily ducked version of the original riffs with epic sizzling synths and pumping club beats. Download them here.

Frau Holle album to be released for Netlabel Day

Following up our latest EP, here is a sneak preview of the new Frau Holle album. Featuring ten electronica tracks combining the sounds of 21st Century chilled trance and house music with classic analog synthesizer music from the 1970s and 1980s, the album will be released on 14th July for this year’s Netlabel Day.