Latest Creative Commons Release
14 March 2013Electronaut - Aerologic
26 April 2013 Dave Kent podcast now available for download
Dave Kent's live podcast, originally broadcast in January, is now available to download from our podcasts page. Dave's podcast features over 40 minutes of acid, house and breakbeat tracks from 2000 to the present day.
14 March 2013 New trance release
Aerologic presents two new pumping electro trance tracks in our first release of the year, out today. Electronaut features some warm, uplifting synth pads and stabs along with a catchy, sliding electro lead against a backdrop of pumping house rhythms and dirty bass. Icicles is an atmospheric trance track which builds up with infectious chord patterns and breaks into lush pads with vocal effects. Download them now from the release page.
7 February 2013 Toucan Music Live Tonight!
We'll be restreaming Dave Kent's live mix shortly over at http://mixlr.com/toucanmusic/. Join us for the broadcast starting at 8.30pm UTC / GMT!
23 January 2013 Toucan Music Live will be repeated
Thanks to everyone who tuned in this evening for our live stream! Unfortunately due to major bandwidth issues there were problems with the broadcast dropping out and we were also unable to load the text and social streams, so we will be repeating the broadcast later this month, date and time to be announced shortly.
13 January 2013 Coming soon: Toucan Music Live
Coming on 23rd January is the first of several exciting live online events we're doing this year. Dave Kent will be streaming a live podcast of acid, breaks and funky house for your enjoyment starting at 8pm GMT / UTC. The stream will be available live here on the front page of the Toucan Music website. Don't miss it... but if you do, don't worry, we'll also be recording the mix for download.
1 January 2013 Risey tops the charts in 2012
Happy new year! The download 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 downloaded tune 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 download 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 download chart for 2012 and previous years here.
23 October 2012 Bladecast feature Psychadelik Pedestrian
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.
24 August 2012 Best Bytes compilation released
A new compilation of 19 Toucan Music tracks is now available to download 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.
26 July 2012 New release from Dave Kent
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!
3 June 2012 Two new chillout tracks available
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 to download on the release page here.
10 May 2012 Redmann house release!
Toucan Music presents two full length tracks in this Redmann release, out today. 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 free to download in DJ friendly MP3 format under a Creative Commons licence here.
27 April 2012 Toucan Music on YouTube!
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.
19 April 2012 UK hardcore remix of Vibemaster B
A new single release 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.
12 March 2012 Remastered JMD remix compilation!
JMD presents 18 of his favourite remixes from 2004 to 2012 in this collection of uplifting, melodic and hard trance music, released 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.
3 February 2012 New JMD release at Manifest Northwest
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
27 January 2012 New release from Aerologic
Aerologic presents two new tracks in this release, out today. Close Encounters is a spaced out fusion of house and progressive trance with wobbling synth riffs layered on top of bouncy house rhythms, sizzling bass and glitchy alien sounds. iFunk is a progressive house cut with funky synthesized bass, warm synth chord patterns and rising arpeggio effects. Both tracks are full length, unmixed versions and released under a Creative Commons licence. More information available here...
2 January 2012 Redmann tops 2011 download chart
The stats are in and this time around Redmann
has blown away the competition and taken four of the top five places in
the 2011 Download Chart, with his chillout
remix of Plasma in pole position. A surprise third place goes to Redmann's
2007 track Born
Into It, which never featured in the chart first time around but received
additional promotion in 2011 after featuring in Alex Cherney's Ocean
Sky Timelapse video.
** Plasma (Redmann's chillout mix) by Redmann **
Psychadelik Pedestrian takes the second place slot with Tears In My Heart, and surprisingly secures several other places with tracks from his 2008 album, which proved a popular download choice last year. Thanks to everyone who supported Toucan Music and downloaded our tracks last year - please come back in 2012 and find out what is coming in the new year...