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.
New today, Aerologic presents two remixes of tracks from Psychadelik Pedestrian’s 2016 Un-Unplugged EP in this progressive house release. Speeding up the tempo, Aerologic’s remix of Drones builds up with the haunting strings and pads from the original before launching into huge chunky stabs with a slightly sinister feel, bringing the melody back to drive the track to a crescendo. The remix of Unprovoked Attack begins with a DJ friendly intro featuring s building vocal stab before breaking down into the mellow chords from the original, building up again with sizzling synths over chunky house beats. Download the tracks and find out more about the release here.
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.
For Netlabel Day 2016 we are releasing two brand new three track EPs, available to download today. The Shot In The Dark EP features a trilogy of new electro house tunes from Beat Doctor, returning after a five year hiatus. Shot In The Dark leads the EP with a bouncy, uplifting bassline, rippling arpeggios and an echoing vocal snippet. Remote Control System has a similar echoing vocal sample but takes a more minimal approach with a relentless computerized bassline and bleepy sounds. Clockwatchers completes the trilogy with pumping house rhythms and old school rave stabs. For the other EP, Psychadelik Pedestrian follows up his recent LP, Fifteen, with three new tracks in a slightly different style on his Un-unplugged EP. Replacing the chilled vibes of Fifteen with a harder, electronic sound on this EP. Starting with warm yet relaxing pads and piano, Unprovoked Attack launches unexpectedly into heavy trip-hop beats, distorted guitar-esque synths, and floor-shaking bass, while keeping an uplifting melody in traditional Pedestrian style. Drones is a faster, more minimal outing with relentless tribal rhythms driving deep pitchbending sub-bass interspersed with a haunting piano riff. Naked Flames completes the EP with a more melodic, pop-influenced track, again with echoing distorted electric synths and deep, rumbling bass. All tracks on both EPs are available under a Creative Commons licence, free for re-use in your own DJ sets, videos and podcasts.
Blastculture and Notch return with three new remixes of tracks taken from the Psychadelik Pedestrian LP Fifteen. With two new remixes, Blastculture opts for different styles: Sergio’s Last Remix of Sleep Tight launches into a rhythmic house workout with smooth dancefloor grooves while his Steady State Remix of Hit The Deck is a faster track with a darker feel, with hard house and techno influences. Notch concludes the release with a house remix of Sleep Tight, keeping the original keyboard riffs and adding smooth electronic beats, crisp rhythmic hi-hats and a subtle yet punchy organ riff. All remixes are available to download free of charge in high quality MP3 format. Find out more on our release page.
Expertly timed to fit in with two of our autumn album releases, our latest EP features two club remixes of Psychadelik Pedestrian tracks. The original mix of Hypnotise was included on our Best Bytes 3 compilation and Phish Funk have joined forces with Aerologic to bring the track to the dancefloor. Combining the funky house sound of Phish Funk with the upfront progressive EDM vibe of Aerologic and the stuttering electro arpeggios of the original track, our new club mix of Hypnotise features funky bass guitar alongside electronic house grooves. Pulse is taken from the new Psychadelik Pedestrian album Fifteen, and here Notch pumps up the tempo and adds deep house rhythms while keeping faithful to the original electro track, using the punchy melody and synth riffs. Download both tracks on our release page.
Two years after his last LP, Nocturnia, Psychadelik Pedestrian returns with a brand new 10 track album combining his trademark blend of chillout, trance, breaks and trip hop. Featuring a slightly mellower sound and focussing on instrumental tracks, Fifteen features strong chilled grooves in new tracks Catching Rays and Breaking Waves as well as Starlight, making an appearance here after previously being released on an EP. Also included is plenty of atmospheric orchestral action, with Into The Ether setting the scene, The Dead Of Night introducing a slightly eerie feel with sinister strings and Sleep Tight bringing the album to a climax with some dirty electronic sounds. Find out more and download all of the tracks free of charge on our album page.
We’re celebrating Netlabel Day 2015 with 2 new releases, out now and currently available exclusively via the Netlabel Day site and Internet Archive. Today also marks the closest approach of the New Horizons spacecraft to Pluto, so we couldn’t resist marking the occasion with 2 new mixes by Psychadelik Pedestrian of one of our favourite tracks – Voyage To Pluto – which you can grab now at http://netlabelday.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/prism-voyage-to-pluto-netlabel-day.html.
Our second release features 3 new tracks from different artists from forthcoming releases due later this year. Psychadelik Pedestrian presents Pulse, an electro breaks track from his new LP, which will be available in the autumn. From our August EP release, Blastculture has reworked Phish Funk’s Lava Lamp in his minimal yet funky house style. Finally, we introduce new artist Notch, who presents a glitchy house track called Broken Record. These are all available at http://netlabelday.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/va-toucan-music-presents-netlabel-day.html.
You’ll be able to download the full release pack of Voyage To Pluto remixes later this week right here on the Toucan website, which will include remastered versions of the original Prism mix and Dreamworld 2005 remix.
Concluding our anniversary countdown of our most popular downloads since becoming a netlabel in March 2005, here are our Top 5 biggest downloads over the last 10 years:
5. Aquarius – Phish Funk
4. Night Beach (Redmann remix) – Psychadelik Pedestrian
3. Prismattack (bouncy mix) – Prism
2. Memories of Thailand (Beat Doctor’s stuck in Britain remix) – Risey
1. Feel The Power – Dreamworld
We’ve a special anniversary podcast to celebrate the occasion featuring all 20 of our most popular tracks from this month’s countdown. Head on over to our podcasts page to listen to and download the continuous 90 minute DJ mix blending the diverse range of styles, from electro house and trance to UK hardcore and even chillout!
Thanks for your support over the last decade – here’s to another 10 years of free music downloads!