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.
Bladecast weekly tech and science podcast are featuring Toucan Music’s Psychadelik Pedestrian on their show. Check out the feature here, and if you like it check out Bladecast every Tuesday night at www.bladecast.net.
A new compilation of 19 Toucan Music tracks is now available at the Free Music Archive. The compilation showcases some of our best single releases over the last decade and covers a wide variety of styles including house, trance, chillout and breakbeat. Many of the older tracks have been remastered exclusively for the compilation, which is available here.
Dave Kent’s new E.P. is released today with two new acid house tracks. Download them from the release page here under a Creative Commons licence!
Psychadelik Pedestrian returns with two brand new downtempo tracks today, his first since the Transient LP. The first, Cosmos, begins with tingling arpeggio synth patterns and slowly builds to a crescendo, finishing with a rhythmic, reverberating drum pattern. Pacific is a downtempo instrumental track built around soaring pads in a similar style to previous chillout favourites Night Beach and Coral Reef. Both tracks are available from the release page here.
Toucan Music presents two full length tracks in this Redmann release. Redmann presents a new pumping house track Fearsome with infectious, building pads, piano chords and a stuttering,rhythmic and slightly eerie lead synth. The Aerologic remix of Plastic Explosive builds up with the original arpeggio riff and breaks down into a driving electro house anthem with stuttering chords, glitchy bass and a stompy beat. Both tracks are available in DJ friendly MP3 format here.
Toucan is now on YouTube. We’ll be posting some of our best tracks here on our page, and also some exclusive previews of new releases.
A new single today for all of you who like your music fast and loud! Prism’s remix of Vibemaster B‘s Rock Your Body is our latest hardcore release and is available to download here. If you like the track, don’t forget to check out Vibemaster B’s own BDW Rekordings netlabel for more UK hardcore, bouncy techno and the best in free online hard dance music.
JMD presents 18 of his favourite remixes from 2004 to 2012 in this collection of uplifting, melodic and hard trance music, new today. All the remixes have been completely remastered for 2012 to improve the sound quality, and are available to download here in DJ friendly, high quality MP3 format.
A brand new JMD track combining trance and prog techno is now available over at the always excellent netlabel Manifest Northwest Recordings, along with a bonus remix from sea.envy! Check it out and download for free here: http://manifestnw.blogspot.com/1999/04/download-artist-jmd-title-excitement.html