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In our feature release for Netlabel Day 2017, Frau Holle presents his debut at Toucan Music with ten inspiring instrumental electronica tracks combining the sounds of 21st Century chilled trance and house music with classic analog synthesizer music from the 1970s and 1980s.
Ascending Souls introduces Holle's sound, featuring bleepy arpeggios, haunting pads and warm, uplifting chords. The tempo drops for the two part Quasar, a chilled yet atmospheric piece retaining the uplifting melodies of Holle's signature sound. Increasing the pace, Big Rip and Propaganda Machine introduce stuttering trance gates and house rhythms, the latter starting with a darker, more intense vibe with classic analog synth riffs building in towards the end.
Chasing Rainbows brings back the haunting melodies with beautiful pads, adding punchy electro beats. With a slightly darker groove, The World Around You is slower paced and begins with continually shifting acidic riffs and evolving beats, building up with trance pads into an uplifting and atmospheric vibe. Continuing the downtempo theme, Sweet Passage starts with an acidic bassline, tribal rhythms and haunting pads with a slightly sinister edge. The rhythms and pads build before a piercing synth riff hits halfway through the track. Electric Charge features a strong beat with acoustic influences and runs with mellow synth chords.
The album concludes with Discharge, a chilled, mellow and uplifting piece, ideal for relaxation and reflection, bringing together the signature elements of Holle's sound for one last time - subtle arpeggio rhythms, warm synth melodies and atmospheric pads.
Our fourth collection of Best Bytes features 19 more choice cuts from the last decade of our back catalogue, once again showcasing a range of electronic and dance music genres from the funky house of Phish Funk and the deep minimal dancefloor grooves of Blastculture to the chilled remixes of Psychadelik Pedestrian. Toucan Music's trademark uplifting house music sound is well represented, with future house flavour courtesy of Notch, melodic trance from Mark Burt, and upfront progressive from Aerologic. As with all Best Bytes compilations, the older tracks have been remastered for this album.
Psychadelik Pedestrian returns with this 10 track album, following up his Nocturnia and Transient LPs. Deliberately taking a step back from the intense sound of Nocturnia, this time Psychadelik Pedestrian adopts a more relaxing, chilled vibe, reminiscent of tracks such as Coral Reef and Night Beach. Despite this, the album kicks off in a suitably moody style with the brooding, orchestral strings of Into The Ether, gradually building into a spacious, piano driven piece with subtle dubstep influences - a bridge between the darker moments of Nocturnia and the lighter shades present on the remainder of this album. This is followed by Catching Rays, a pure, chilled hypnotic groove, harking back to early Psychadelik Pedestrian tracks with uplifting piano and pads. The pace quickens slightly for Pulse, an electro breaks track first featured on our Netlabel Day 2015 EP with plenty of synth sounds and a catchy, bleepy hook. The uplifting vibes return for Starlight, a melodic workout with deep bass rhythms and rippling arpeggios before the tempo slows further for Fledgling, a soothing downtempo track which combines a haunting piano and strings melody with some electronic bleeps and analogue beats. The mood darkens for The Dead Of Night, a slightly sinister track blending strings, piano and sub-bass with contemporary beats and featuring an uplifting breakdown in the middle. Returning to more upbeat sound, Nevada attempts to capture the essence of the American state, combining spacious reverberating drums to reflect the wide open space of the desert landscape with futuristic synth riffs referencing the mysterious Area 51. Bring the album back down to earth with a bump, Hit The Deck starts off with soothing pads, but soon becomes one of the few uptempo tracks on the album - a slamming breakbeat workout taking Psychadelik Pedestrian right back to his roots, while featuring crisp modern beats. Breaking Waves takes us straight back to chillout territory, with the focus on warm, uplifting yet relaxing pads. Bringing the album to a crescendo, Sleep Tight begins slowly with haunting keys before launching into an electronic workout with contemporary synth riffs and even pitched gabba kicks to wind up the album.
Our third collection of Best Bytes features another 19 highlights from our back catalogue dating from 2004 to right up to 2015. As usual the album showcases the wide range of electronic and dance genres released on our netlabel, from the laid back grooves of Psychadelik Pedestrian's Liquid Nitrogen to the frenetic, trance influenced UK hardcore of Dreamworld's Feel The Power. In between, the album features plenty of Toucan's signature melodic house sound, represented with Beat Doctor's Organic and The Piano Tune, Marc Burt's irritatingly catchy Human Intelligence and the deep house grooves of Amazonia, and the upfront progressive house of Aerologic. One of our newer arrivals, Blastculture, adds his trademark minimal touch on his remix of Lava Lamp, while Psychadelik Pedestrian rocks those electro breaks on Hypnotise. As with all of our Best Bytes compilations, older tracks have been remastered especially for this album.
Aerologic combines upfront contemporary EDM and progressive house with European trance influences. This first album features 11 of Aerologic's most popular tracks over the last three years, and features strong melodies, sizzling synthesizer stabs, warm chords and pumping beats. Aerologic burst onto the scene in 2011 with Ricochet. Since then, his uplifting progressive house sound has gone from strength to strength, bringing to Toucan Music anthemic original tracks such as Electronaut and Digital Nation as well as a variety of remixes for artists including JMD, Redmann and Marc Burt. Combining influences from classic trance with upfront pumping house, there are plenty of tracks on this compilation to get any dancefloor moving.
Toucan Music presents 19 more tracks in this second Best Bytes compilation, which features a variety of electronic dance music styles from the pumping house of Beat Doctor to the chilled grooves of Redmann's Fragile Heart and spine-tingling melodies of Psychadelik Pedestrian's Lullaby. Spanning a 12 year period, the album traces some of the most popular Toucan tracks from 2001 right through to 2013, and all of the material has been remastered especially for this compilation.
Psychadelik Pedestrian follows his 2011 LP Transient with this 11 track album which includes 9 brand new originals and a new remix of Cosmos. Blending Psychadelik Pedestrian's trademark mix of instrumental piano, strings, breakbeats, old school ambient jungle and strings with contemporary dubstep and chillout grooves, the album features two vocal tracks alongside the more traditional instrumentals and builds elements from Psychadelik Pedestrian's earlier tracks with the electronic synthesized sound of Transient. Catch My Fall combines the powerful vocals of Sassygal with mellow backing harmonies by SackJo22 and ventures into an uplifting pop dance sound similar to Upside Down. Empty Lines is a slightly slower track featuring the beautiful tones of MyVanillaWorld accompanied by slightly melancholic piano chords. The instrumental tracks explore the many genres of electronic music produced by Psychadelik Pedestrian over the years while keeping a strong focus on melody, and cover a wide range of emotions from the delicate, reverb-coated piano chillout of Raindrops and soaring, atmospheric pads of Flight Of The Geese, to the sinister dubstep of Cyberstalker and ominous, eerie In Suspense. A variety of influences lie behind the tracks in the album: the title of Fifth World, a drum and bass track with spaced out, new age riffs, is a subtle reference to the end of the 13th b'ak'tun of the Mayan Calendar which occurred while the track was being written in 2012, while Telford Court is a throwback to PP's university days and features a 1990s breakbeat influence.
British netlabel Toucan Music was founded in 2004 from the remains of the Frantik Music website, which had been promotic dance music online since 1997. Taking its influence from the 12" vinyl scene, Toucan have released extended DJ friendly singles online since 2005 in a variety of dance genres including house, trance, electro, breaks and chillout. This 19 track compilation showcases some of the highlights from the netlabel's singles collection with tracks from 2002 right through to 2012. The album features the whole range of genres promoted by Toucan Music, from the spine-tingling chillout of Redmann's "Born into it" and relaxing ambient orchestral pads of Psychadelik Pedestrian's "Night Beach" through to the pumping house of Beat Doctor, screaming acid riffs of Dave Kent and trance of JMD. All of the tracks are included in full length DJ friendly format, and the older material has been remastered especially for this compilation.
JMD presents 18 of his favourite remixes from 2004 to 2012 in this collection. After introducing his hard yet melodic trance sound in 2003, JMD's first remixes were in 2004 and featured a hands-in-the-air epic trance feel with enormous breakdowns influenced by UK hard trance producers at the time. One of JMD's most successful early remixes, his reworking of House Trancefusion by DJ Rise (later Risey) in 2004, narrowly missed being the most downloaded Toucan Music track between 2004 and 2007 while reaching our top ten chart four successive years. By 2005, JMD started to promote a more underground sound while retaining his trademark sizzling synth arpeggios, and produced some of his most popular remixes in this style including reworkings of One Five Eight and Scorpion. By the end of 2005 and into 2006, the JMD's style became more experimental, ditching the arpeggios and introducing sidechaining - then a fairly new technique - and lush pad and stab riffs, evident in his remixes of Stratosphere and Plastic Explosive. During 2007 and 2008, the hands-in-the-air riffs returned in remixes of Pattaya Sun Rise and Turbulence, though JMD had by this stage dropped the tempo from 140 - 142bpm to a slightly more sedate 135 - 138bpm, having been influenced by the European trance scene, and between 2008 and 2010 JMD introduced punchier kick drums and rhythmic basslines in tracks such as his remix of Aquarius, replacing the off-beat bouncy bass of older tracks. By 2012, JMD had switched off his arpeggiator for good, working on other projects under different artist names. Completely remastered for the album, and available in DJ friendly, full length high quality MP3 format to download free of charge, this compilation is sure to keep that JMD vibe alive and get the dancefloor pumping once again.
Psychadelik Pedestrian's second album features a blend of brand new tracks and some of the best Psychadelik Pedestrian tracks since his self-titled first album in 2008. The album starts with the slightly eerie pads of Spectre, a new downtempo instrumental track, before raising the tempo with Upside Down, Psychadelik Pedestrian's summer 2011 track featured on the CCMixter site and incorporating a stunning vocal from Snowflake. The next track, a dubstep remix of Tears In My Heart, tones down the tempo but adds epic synth pads and wobbling basslines. A newly remastered version of Twist Turn Slide follows, pumping it up a notch; originally released back in 2005, this track features intricate electronic breaks spliced with a deep, infectious bassline. The Black Moon remix of Cry Over You is next; adding beautiful haunting vocals from Suzi Q. Smith to the original, this new dubstep mix was a featured track in August 2011 on CCMixter and combines a huge, throbbing bassline with downtempo beats and melanchonic strings. The brand new track Restroom follows, building with lush pads and a spoken vocal from Snowflake, and breaking down with a half-tempo beat with overlaid drum 'n' bass breaks. World Of Fantasy is the next track and speeds up proceedings and delivers tight breaks, pumping basslines and old skool synths. Two downtempo tracks follow starting with Druid's March, and atompsheric track with a driving rhythm and piano riffs which is followed by Coral Reef, a relaxed, thoughtful piece with a melancholy feel, featuring warm synth pads and slow, tribal rhythms. Closing the album is a new mix of Solidarity, which starts out with slow dubstep rhythms and pads, and builds to an acidic TB-303 style breakdown with driving breaks. All tracks are available to download for free in full length, high quality MP3 format, and available for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons licence.