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.
Producing entirely in hardware, with no soft synths, this EP features three original tracks from EE7A with frenetic driving drum machine percussion blended with gritty, overdriven techno riffs and arpeggios. 110 is a harder techno flavoured workout with energetic hi-hat driven beats, while Default has a driving minimal trance feel, and 68 features bleepy, acid riffs and stabs. Also included is a remix of JAde Wii track Blue Leaves, combining a catchy hook and soulful melody with edgy, driving techno beats, and a promo DJ mix from the man behind the EE7A project, Clayton, showcasing the music from the release.
Blastculture returns with Waiting Area, blending together old school analogue drum samples with house beats and tribal rhytmic sounds, keeping a rigid four to the floor kick. The Notch remix has a classic speed garage feel with shuffled beats, organ chord hits, deep sub-bass and some sinister stabs thrown in for good measure.
Following up our Frau Holle LP earlier this summer, this EP presents two remixes of tracks from the album. Chasing Rainbows receives an update from Marc Burt and Notch, taking the original melody and adding house rhythms, uplifting pads and a catchy hook to finish. Psychadelik Pedestrian takes control for Ascending Souls, building up slowly with a gradually opening filtered hook, then bursting into life with haunting piano melodies and upfront electronic beats added to the uplifting chords of the original.
Aerologic presents two energetic remixes of classic Marc Burt tracks in this progressive house EP. Marc's 2006 trance track Lies is first to receive the remix treatment, with a throbbing warped bass intro breaking down into lush pads, then launching into a bouncy stab pattern before launching back into the pads and a catchy synth melody. Aerologic's remix of Twenty Ten starts with shuffling hi-hat rhythms and filtered chords before launching into a heavily ducked version of the original riffs with epic sizzling synths and pumping club beats.
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.