The Toucan revisit their breakbeat track Freshen Up after fifteen years with a new remix fresh for 2019. Keeping the uplifting string sample and retro cut-up breaks, this mix adds even deeper bassline, reverberating vocals and glitchy synth snippets, breaking down into a growling bass synth riff after three minutes before bringing back the breaks and strings. Grab it free of charge for use in your own DJ sets, podcasts and videos from our release page: Freshen Up 2019
Marc has teamed up with Dave Kent in our latest two track EP release, which combines Marc’s chilled trance sounds with Dave’s acid house influences. Twinkletoes is a mellow groove staring with smooth pads, deep pulsating bass and a spoken vocal sample, before launching into punchy beats with stuttering saxophone sounds and electric guitar samples. Tweaking has of a trance vibe, with melodic pads overlaid with acid riffs, breaking down to delayed electric pianos before launching into a retro trance saw groove. Download them both free of charge from our release page: Tweaking / Twinkletoes
Out today is the latest EP from Notch, with three brand new future house tracks. Flaw 24 brings in classic piano and string riffs, with crisp modern production, bouncy bass stabs and pumping house beats. Make It Loud begins with old school piano chords and pads, before building up to a bass-driven future house groove with a catchy reverberating vocal sample. Energizer is built around a retro organ lead riff, with shuffled beats building in before breaking down to a classic house piano melody. Go get all three here: Loud EP
Beat Doctor is back with a new track, Sundown, available to download today along with a fresh Blastculture remix. Going down a darker route for this new release, Sundown is a stripped-down, bass heavy track with punchy house beats and an infectious spoken vocal sample. Blastculture adds a lighter, funky touch with his remix. Get both versions free of charge under Creative Commons licence to use in your own DJ mixes, videos and podcasts here: Sundown by Beat Doctor
Redmann’s 2003 funky house cut Scratching The Surface gets a rework fresh for 2019 with a new uplifting mix from Notch and a disco remix from Phish Funk. The release includes the original version and also the classic Dave Kent and PP remix – grab all four from our official release page: Scratching The Surface 2019
We’re always grateful to the guys at Radio Frei² for promoting our music, and it is fantastic to discover that their latest episode is dedicated to looking through some of our latest releases at Toucan. Take a listen and discover eight Toucan tracks from recent years, from Frau Holle, Marc Burt, Psychadelik Pedestrian and Blastculture – along with a couple of other choice cuts:
Blastculture returns to Toucan with Alannah’s Rainbow, his first new material since 2017’s Waiting Area. Combining fresh and funky house rhythms with mellow filtered pads, plenty of effects and percussion, Blastculture drops the beats halfway through the track and throws in an acidic bassline for good measure. The Beat Doctor Pot Of Gold remix plays on the acidic bassline, adding distortion, old school techno riffs and an uplifting female vocal sample. Grab both versions from our release page: Alannah’s Rainbow
Our first release of the new year includes two new remixes from Notch with a future garage / progressive house feel. Notch takes on Psychadelik Pedestrian’s uplifting chillout track Fledgling, pumping up the tempo and adding glitchy house rhythms while keeping the original soaring string melodies. Diamond Cuts return to Toucan, joining forces with Notch for a bass-driven house remix of Cut and Blast’s track Shoutout, blending the original vocal stab riffs with plenty of rhythm and a deep, dark bassline. Both remixes are free to download in MP3 format, and ready for use in your own DJ sets, productions and videos. Grab them here: Notch Remixes Psychadelik Pedestrian
Our annual end-of-year mix to celebrate the best Toucan Music releases from 2018 is now available. Featuring 16 tracks seamlessly mixed together in a 65 minute DJ set, our 2018 mix includes music from Marc Burt, EE7A, Aerologic, Redmann and more. As always, if you like what you hear and want to create your own mix, use them in your videos or podcasts, or just add them to your own playlist, the individual tracks are free to download on our website too. Find out more from our DJ mixes section: Toucan Music Presents 2018.
Aerologic return in our latest release, out today, with two brand new progressive house cuts, both with extended DJ friendly mixes. Download both tracks, and a bonus tech house remix of ‘White Label’ by Blastculture, free of charge for non-commercial use: Pick Your Own EP by Aerologic.
Back with two new tracks on our latest EP, released today, JVS presents two classic retro house tracks. Proven Reality includes plenty of uplifting old school piano riffs and strings, crisp house beats and uplifting synth patterns. Tunnel Vision blends brass stabs, vocal snippets and a retro uplifting bouncy bassline before breaking into a stuttering chord pattern. Both tracks are free to download and re-use in non-commercial projects with a Creative Commons licence: Proven Reality by JVS
In our latest release, Redmann returns with his first new original material in six years, bringing two uptempo tracks on a house and trance tip. Combining melodic leads with vocoded vocals, Got Me Thinking is an uplifting commercial dance track, while Earworm is a darker track with a pumping trance vibe. For the bonus remixes, Notch reworks Got Me Thinking into a pumping and uplifting house anthem, blending the vocoder with warm synth pads and a deep, pulsating bassline, and turns Earworm into a slowly building progressive monster with deep reverberating bass and subtle lead synthwork. The tracks are all available under a Creative Commons licence from our releases page, so grab them now: Redmann – Got Me Thinking
Two Marc Burt classics get the remix treatment in our latest EP, courtesy of Notch and Marc himself. Notch reworks Five Senses, adding dirty electro bass to create a pumping, slightly dark house anthem. Marc is on hand to add the perfect antidote with a clean and slightly minimal retro trance remake of the same track, adding building analogue arpeggios. To complete the EP, Marc turns his hand to his 2010 track, 36 Miles, reworking it into an uplifting progressive trance tune with melodic synth riffs while retaining the catchy lead hook. Download all of the tracks from our release page: Marc Burt – Five Senses Remixed.
EE7A returns to follow up his debut Drive EP with another four track release full of analogue techno mayhem, available today. Download all four tracks free of charge from our release page: Divide By Zero EP. As usual, the EP is released under a Creative Commons licence which allows you to re-use the music in your own podcasts and DJ mixes free of charge for non-commercial use.
Our 3 hour continuous mix, first broadcast last October to celebrate 20 years of free music from Toucan and our predecessor Frantik Music, is now available on Mixcloud! Listen using the player below.
After an absence of several months, the longest time we’ve been offline since we first launched under our old name Frantik Music in October 1997, the Toucan Music website is back online today. While our site looks the same on the surface, the code has been rewritten behind the scenes to bring you a more secure browsing experience, with a new web host, https secure connection, and many more improvements. We hope you’ll continue to enjoy the site and the music!
Our latest EP features three uplifting progressive house cuts from Aerologic. Carousel builds with a trance-style riff and edgy bass, before breaking down into a lush pad section with soaring chords. Emotions Taking Over builds with pumping bass drops, vocal snippets and synth plucks before introducing haunting pianos and pads. Aerologic joins forces with Notch for the closing track, White Label, to combine progressive house with deep house and old school influences. In true Toucan style, all three tracks are available for free download with Creative Commons licence for using in your own podcasts, videos and DJ mixes – download them now: Carousel EP.
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1. Memories Of Thailand - Risey (Beat Doctor Remix) 
2. Night Beach - Psychadelik Pedestrian 
3. Strum - Phish Funk 
4. Hold On - Phish Funk 
5. Drones - Psychadelik Pedestrian