This month we introduce a new artist to Toucan – Frau Holle! Ahead of his new album, which will be released in July, Frau Holle presents two uplifting electronica tracks for free download in our June release, Ascending Souls and Chasing Rainbows. Both tracks are available to download free of charge under a Creative Commons licence and the full ten track LP will be released for Netlabel Day in on 14th July.
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.
Returning with his trademark tech-house sound, the focus is on the rhythm as Blastculture blends acid bass with pounding house beats, drum rolls, intricate rhythmic clicks and shuffled hi-hats in his latest track, Kill The Drummers, released today at Toucan Music. On an old skool tip, the JD Breakbeat remix begins with drum machine beats and glitchy acid redux bass, and breaks down into crunchy, lo-fi breaks and a huge siren riff: one to get the ravers on the floor.
Aerologic features in our December 2016 release, out today, with his first solo release in over a year. Breathless builds up with a growling dark bass and breaks down into a melody featuring a haunting piano riff and uplifting warm synth chords, set over pumping electronic beats. Sangria evokes the summer sun and party nights with infectious happy piano chords and upbeat synth arpeggios playing a latin flavoured melody. Both tracks are free to download from our release page here.
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.
Our August release is from Blastculture, who has been busy in his studio once again to present two new tracks. Pumping up the tempo, Set Yourself On Fire features a relentless rhythm track with an energetic hi-hat pattern, hits, stabs and effects. By contrast, Moving The Ocean is a mellow house track with an infectious female vocal sample, smooth pads and a solid rhythmic groove. The Aerologic remix turns the track into an uplifting trance anthem with melodic synth sounds and and uplifting melody. Download the tracks free of charge on our release page!
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.
For our latest release, available today, Aerologic joins with Notch to present an epic house track with a throbbing bouncy bassline, uplifting pads and haunting piano mid section, reaching a crescendo with acidic stabs, soaring strings and a bleepy trance riff. Psychadelik Pedestrian also provides a chillout mix which combines the original pads and melodies with a half speed, chilled groove. Download them now free of charge 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!
For our March release, Notch captures that deep house vibe with two new original tracks. Lose You features an infectious house riff with crisp house rhythms and deep sub-bass, interspersed with female vocal snippets. Spirals builds with a filtered old school piano riff and large throbbing bassline, before breaking into a mellow house groove with pads and a squiggly trance riff. As usual both tracks are available as free downloads in high quality full length MP3 format – download them from our release page.