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.
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.
Psychadelik Pedestrian follows up his recent LP, Fifteen, with three new tracks in a slightly different style. Replacing the chilled vibes of Fifteen with a harder, electronic sound on this EP. Starting with warm yet relaxing pads and piano, Unprovoked Attack launches unexpectedly into heavy trip-hop beats, distorted guitar-esque synths, and floor-shaking bass, while keeping an uplifting melody in traditional Pedestrian style. Drones is a faster, more minimal outing with relentless tribal rhythms driving deep pitchbending sub-bass interspersed with a haunting piano riff. Naked Flames completes the EP with a more melodic, pop-influenced track, again with echoing distorted electric synths and deep, rumbling bass. All three tracks are available under a Creative Commons licence, free for re-use in your own DJ sets, videos and podcasts.
Aerologic and Notch join forces to produce a slowly building epic house track. Beginning with a kick drum, deep bouncy house bass and tight TR-909 style claps, the track slowly builds with lush melodic pads, before dropping into a haunting piano section and then launching into distorted acidic stabs and building up with pads and synths to bring the track to a crescendo. Psychadelik Pedestrian's chillout mix takes the melodic pads and piano from the track, adding downtempo beats and grooves.
In this EP, Marc Burt revisits his first track Elements, originally produced back in 2002, and brings it up to date. Psychadelik Pedestrian's chillout mix keeps the original gated synth chords and pianos, adding half speed, chilled beats, haunting strings and extended analogue synth riffs. Marc's remix with Aerologic retains the recognisable gated synth and uplifting piano from the original track, adds crisp contemporary beats and launches into a huge, arpeggiated trance riff, adding a sense of energy to the track to get those hands up in the air! Also included is JMD's 2004 hard trance remix, featuring plenty of stuttering, gated synths and pounding trance beats.
Blastculture and Notch return with three new remixes of tracks taken from the Psychadelik Pedestrian LP Fifteen. Starting with atmospheric pads and bringing in tribal rhythms, Sergio's Last Remix of Sleep Tight launches into a rhythmic house workout, combining the hard edged distorted bass of the original with smooth dancefloor grooves. The Steady State Remix of Hit The Deck is a faster track with a darker feel, with hard house and techno influences. The remix repitches the original bassline and adds Blastculture's trademark bleepy effects. Notch concludes the release with a house remix of Sleep Tight, keeping the original melancholy keyboard riffs and adding smooth electronic beats, crisp rhythmic hi-hats and a subtle yet punchy organ riff. The remix kicks into the original's harder, gabber influenced middle section before closing with more house rhythms towards the end.
Notch captures that deep house vibe with two new original tracks on this Toucan Music release. Lose You features an infectious house riff with crisp house rhythms and deep sub-bass, interspersed with female vocal snippets. Spirals builds with a filtered old school piano riff and large throbbing bassline, before breaking into a mellow house groove with pads and a squiggly trance riff.
This release sees the return of Phish Funk with two new original tracks after a five year hiatus. Taking influence from the 1970s disco sound, Phish Funk blend groovy guitar riffs with uplifting strings while keeping their trademark house music vibe. Strum features a strong melodic groove with an infectious vocal loop drifting in and out of the track, and Dave Kent is on hand to add his own unique funky bassline. Hold Out features filtered funky guitars and soaring strings, more echoing vocal samples, bringing in an acid house riff to add a different element to the vibe.
Our January release features a double header of fresh Blastculture for the new year. Featuring his trademark tight grooves, Gravitation heats up the dancefloor with frenetic siren effects, and a thumping bassline. Based On A True Story is built around darker industrial techno grooves with tribal beats and a distorted buzzing riff with added sinister vocal echoes. Dave Kent and Notch provide a remix of Gravitation, adding acid house riffs to bring that bit of extra squelch, and stuttering up the vocal and siren samples for added effect.
Notch bursts onto the scene with this EP featuring two tracks combining deep house grooves with electro house synthwork and glitch. With a deep, rumbling bassline and warm, reverberating female vocal samples, Believe In Love gradually builds the energy, adding pounding stab patterns, bouncy arpeggio riffs and uplifting pads. On a slightly more experimental tip, Broken Record debuted on our Netlabel Day EP earlier this year and brings together tribal house grooves with dark bass wobbles, old skool rave pads and turntable effects.
Expertly timed to fit in with two of our autumn album releases, this EP features two club remixes of Psychadelik Pedestrian tracks. The original mix of Hypnotise was included on our Best Bytes 3 compilation and Phish Funk have joined forces with Aerologic to bring the track to the dancefloor. Combining the funky house sound of Phish Funk with the upfront progressive EDM vibe of Aerologic and the stuttering electro arpeggios of the original track, our new club mix of Hypnotise features funky bass guitar alongside electronic house grooves. Pulse is taken from the new Psychadelik Pedestrian album Fifteen, and here Notch pumps up the tempo and adds deep house rhythms while keeping faithful to the original electro track, using the punchy melody and synth riffs.