Our annual end of year mix for 2016 is now available! With the mellow, minimalistic grooves of Blastculture, brooding beats and bass of Psychadelik Pedestrian, disco funk of Phish Funk and progressive trance of Marc Burt, the 86 minute mix showcases some of our favourite Toucan tracks of the year. Listen and download now from our DJ mix archive.
Our February release is out today, and just in time for Valentine’s we have two soulful disco grooves to get you in the mood! Phish Funk are back with their first original release in five years and have effortlessly blended classic disco and house in this double tracker. As always, both tunes are free to download and are licensed under Creative Commons for you to use in your DJ sets, videos and more. Find out more and pick up those downloads on our release page.
Blastculture returns in our first EP release of 2016 with two fresh tracks for the new year. Featuring his trademark tight grooves, Gravitation and Based On A True Story combine tribal rhythms, crisp house beats and include a darker, techno influence and stuttering effects. Dave Kent and Notch provide a remix of Gravitation, adding acid house riffs. Find out more and download the tracks from the release page.
Two remixes of Phish Funk tracks feature in our August release out today, with Blastculture and Dave Kent on editing duties. Lava Lamp is tackled by Blastculture, who combines slick house beats with a laid back e-piano groove, pops and glitches to create that late night dancefloor vibe. Dave Kent tweaks The Squelch, adding even more acid grooves. As usual, both remixes are released free of charge under a Creative Commons licence and are available for free download – listen and get those downloads from our release page.
Continuing our countdown of the top 20 Toucan tracks of all time, today we reveal 10 – 14:
10. Pump It (Beat Doctor remix) – Dave Kent
11. Move Harder (Beat Doctor remix) – Redmann
12. Against The Grain (Beat Doctor v Dave Kent remix) – Psychadelik Pedestrian
13. The Piano Tune – Beat Doctor
14. Pattaya Boom Boom (dub version) – Risey
Dave Kent’s live podcast, originally broadcast in January, is now available to download from our podcasts page. Dave’s podcast features over 40 minutes of acid, house and breakbeat tracks from 2000 to the present day seamlessly blended together in Dave’s own unique way.
We’ll be restreaming Dave Kent’s live mix shortly over at http://mixlr.com/toucanmusic/. Join us for the broadcast starting at 8.30pm UTC / GMT!
Coming on 23rd January is the first of several exciting live online events we’re doing this year. Dave Kent will be streaming a live podcast of acid, breaks and funky house for your enjoyment starting at 8pm GMT / UTC. The stream will be available live here on the front page of the Toucan Music website. Don’t miss it… but if you do, don’t worry, we’ll also be recording the mix.
Dave Kent’s new E.P. is released today with two new acid house tracks. Download them from the release page here under a Creative Commons licence!