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 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

A third year on top for Risey

Happy new year!  Thanks to everyone who supported us during 2014 by downloading and streaming our music releases.  We’ve counted up all the figures, and across all of our partner sites, Risey’s Memories Of Thailand – the Beat Doctor remix – has been our most downloaded track once again for the third year running!  This track, originally released back in 2007, has gone from strength to strength since being released on our Best Bytes compilation series.  The remainder of the chart is dominated by Psychadelik Pedestrian tracks, mainly from the 2013 Nocturnia album, but second place shows a surprise return to form for an old favourite chillout track, Night Beach.  Now 12 years old and notching up a fifth consecutive year on the chart by reaching its best position so far.  Check out the full download chart here.

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 Best Bytes 2 compilation on the way!

Best Bytes 2We’ve been working hard behind the scenes selecting and remastering 19 more Toucan tracks from the last decade, and next month the second in our Best Bytes compilation series will be available to download.  Featuring tracks from Beat Doctor, Redmann, Risey and more, the compilation will showcase many of the different dance styles produced over the years at Toucan, from trance to chillout, and from EDM to funky house. And if you’re after something new, two brand new mixes of Redmann track Zero Gravity will feature on our next EP release due out at the start of October, including a new mix from Psychadelik Pedestrian and a chillout reworking from Redmann himself.

Risey tops the charts in 2012

Happy new year! The figures are in and we can confirm that Risey topped our download chart for 2012 with his tune Memories of Thailand (the Beat Doctor remix). Risey‘s track was released back in 2007 and was our 4th most popular that year, but hasn’t featured in the chart since and has made a remarkable comeback after featuring on our Free Music Archive compilation and several high profile web videos over the last year. In second place, Psychadelik Pedestrian‘s Coral Reef has shot up the chart from being at number 20 in 2011 after also receiving exposure on YouTube. Psychadelik Pedestrian was also the most downloaded artist overall, with Redmann following in second place.

In 2012, we had a record 156,672 downloads, and this doesn’t include figures for all external websites. Thanks to everyone for listening to our music and help us to keep the vibe alive in 2013!

You can view the full chart for 2012 and previous years here.