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.
Marc Burt returns with our September release, out today, featuring two progressive trance tracks with a classic twist. Poles Apart features a twirling catchy riff set to a background of echoing chords and crisp electronic rhythms, combining the classic trance sound with modern progressive beats. Wheels In Motion features a shuffling, garage style rhythm, warm trance chord riffs and a deep electronic bassline creating haunting melodies weaving in and out of the track. As usual, the download is completely free, so grab the tracks now from our release page.
Marc Burt’s 2002 debut track Elements gets an update in this release with two new remixes. Psychadelik Pedestrian’s chillout mix blends the recognisable echoing chords and haunting piano from the original and adds downtempo, chilled rhythms and analogue synth sounds. Marc Burt and JMD remix builds up with the original piano and chords, before breaking into a trance anthem with big arpeggios and pumping beats. Grab them from our release page today!
Happy new year! Last year we smashed our overall download record for any year with over 1.5 million downloads of all our individual tracks across the web, including downloads on other portals such as the Free Music Archive and Jamendo, so thanks to everyone who listened to or downloaded our music in 2015.
Our annual download chart for last year has been compiled and it is a fourth consecutive year on top for the ever popular Beat Doctor remix of Memories Of Thailand by Risey. There’s also no change at number 2 for Psychadelik Pedestrian’s Night Beach, but some good news for Marc Burt whose popularity in 2015 has meant remixes of Lies, Turbulence and Last Flight Home have gained 3rd, 4th and 6th positions. Redmann‘s Plasma, our top download back in 2011, was our 5th most popular track. You can view the full chart here.
For our 10th anniversary as a netlabel this month, we’re counting down our top 20 downloads of all time from the Toucan Music website. Here’s the first instalment counting down from 20 to 15:
20. Bad Man – Beat Doctor
19. Aerial Photograph (Marc Burt mix) – Marc Burt v Beat Doctor
18. Plasma – Redmann
17. Dancefloor Virus (Beat Doctor remix) – Silverknight
16. Reaction One (2007 remix) – Prism
15. Hypnotise – Psychadelik Pedestrian
Look out for the next instalment of the chart soon counting down 15 to 10, and our special podcast at the end of the month featuring all 20 of our most popular tracks!
This month’s release features two great new original tracks from Marc Burt. Combining Marc’s trademark uplifting yet slightly chilled trance style with progressive house influences, Human Intelligence is a feature length DJ friendly track with a catchy bleepy riff. Amazonia adds lush reverb and echoes to vocal snippets, retro brass and synth samples, set to a pumping beat with a ’90s garage flavour. Check them out from the release page.
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…
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.
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