All of our EP releases include free music downloads, and are available with a podsafe Creative Commons licence for you to re-use in DJ mixes, podcasts or YouTube videos. Many tracks are in full DJ friendly extended mixes, and those released since 2010 are encoded in high quality 256kbps MP3 format.
For this EP we welcome a new artist to Toucan, Frau Holle. In advance of his forthcoming album, we present two uplifting melodic electronica tracks from Holle, featuring dreamy synth pads and rippling arpeggiated patterns. Ascending Souls is a chilled electronica track with bleeps and chilled electronic beats breaking into beautiful chord melodies reminiscent of early analog synthesizer music. Chasing Rainbows is a more uptempo track with soaring pads, filtered synths and a haunting melody set to an electro rhythm. 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 July.
Two classic Redmann tracks are revisited in this release with new mixes fresh for 2017 from Notch. 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.
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.
This EP features two mixes of a new original from Notch, Descent, and a bonus remix of Listen To The Rhythm. Combining descending bass stabs and deep house grooves, the original mix of Descent breaks down into uplifting, happy piano riffs and rhythmic vocal hits, creating an ecstatic vibe to get those hands up in the air. The rave mix introduces old school stabs and hits, evoking those memories of white gloves and whistles from yesteryear. Blastculture takes control for the remix of Listen To The Rhythm, adding tribal grooves, tech effects and deep bass alongside the mellow synth chords and vocals to create a deep track for some late night action.
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 Kill The Drummers. 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.
Returning with two progressive house cuts, Aerologic features in our December 2016 release 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 and use under a Creative Commons licence in true Toucan tradition.
Our November 2016 EP features two new future house tracks from Notch. Combining a bouncy bassline, catchy vocal sample, and rhythmic house grooves, Do U Like also features old skool piano and strings with crisp beats. Listen To The Rhythm is a hypnotic house workout with reverberating vocals, organ stabs and deep sub bass. Both tracks are free to download under a Creative Commons licence for use in your DJ sets and online videos.
Marc Burt returns bringing two new 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. Both tracks are available to download free of charge and are released under a Creative Commons licence for reuse in your DJ sets, videos and more.
Blastculture explores both energetic minimal and mellow house with two new tracks on this EP. 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.
Beat Doctor returns after five years with three new electro house tracks released for Netlabel Day 2016. Shot In The Dark features a catchy, uplifting bass riff, trance-style arpeggios and a catchy spoken vocal sample. House and garage artist Notch has prepared the final mix for this track, adding upfront house beats to the mix. Remote Control System has a darker, club-oriented flavour, with a raw acidic bassline and an echoing spoken vocal sample bouncing off crisp house rhythms. To complete the EP, Clockwatchers is a more agressive, rave-influenced track with heavy synth stabs and a driving bassline. In true Toucan tradition, all tracks are freely available to download and reuse under a Creative Commons licence.