Turn The Corner and Plastic Explosive remixed!

Two classic Redmann tracks, Plastic Explosive and Turn The Corner are revisited in our latest EP with new mixes from Notch, fresh for 2017. Turn The Corner receives an update in progressive house style, with the original piano lead, female vocal sample and pads being layered with updated beats, flanging effects and a large, filtered supersaw arp riff. Notch stays true to the original with Plastic Explosive, keeping the stuttering gated trance chords and adding contemporary house beats and layering in more pads and deeper bass. Accompanying the remixes are bonus remastered versions of the original 2002 mix of Turn The Corner and the original breakbeat cut of Plastic Explosive from 2006. Download them all from our release page!

Top downloads of 2015 revealed

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.

Our top 5 revealed!

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!

Counting down our top downloads of all time – part 3

Resuming our countdown of the top downloads since we launched the netlabel in 2005, here’s the start of the top 10!
10. Pump It (Beat Doctor remix) – Dave Kent
9. Lost The Plot – Beat Doctor
8. Turbulence (JMD remix) – Marc Burt
7. Born Into It (chillout mix) – Redmann
6. Wonderland (Dreamworld remix) – Redmann
We’ll be announcing the top 5 next week, when we’ll reveal our most popular track of all time…

Counting down our top downloads of all time – part 2

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

Counting down our top downloads of all time – part 1

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!

New remixes of Redmann

This month’s release features two new remixes of some classic Redmann tunes.  Blastculture gets his hands on Move Harder and reworks the electro house track in a dark and edgy progressive style.  Aerologic pumps up the chilled vibe of the original Born Into It by adding big EDM synth sounds and a large build up section in the middle.  Both remixes are available to download free now from the release page.

New remixes of Neurotic for 2014

Our first new release of the year is here – and we’ve brought back a classic track to start 2014.  Reworking Redmann and Hyperterminal’s trance anthem Neurotic, originally released on Frantik Music in 1999, is Aerologic with a new EDM version to bring the track bang up to date.  Also included for the purists is a new trance mix from Hyperterminal, keeping the original rolling trance vibe and updating the sounds for the 21st century.  As usual, we’re keeping those downloads free of charge and ready for reuse with the ol’ Creative Commons licence!  Get the new mixes now on our Neurotic release page.

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!

New remixes of Zero Gravity

Our new release today features two brand new chillout remixes of Redmann’s Zero Gravity.  Psychadelik Pedestrian’s remix features atmospheric pads and half-speed beats, while Redmann’s own remix keeps the original sounds and slows down the tempo, adding acoustic beats.  The release also includes remastered versions of JMD’s trance remix and Redmann’s breakbeat mix.  As usual, all of the remixes are released under a Creative Commons licence for you to download, share and use in your DJ mixes and video productions.  Find more information and download links on our release page: http://www.toucanmusic.co.uk/releases/release.php?q=tou290