Sunday, March 26, 2006
ARTIST / BAND: TUCAN
SONG (MP3): THE ENEMY WITHIN
ALBUM: The Enemy Within
FILE UNDER: Breakbeat
LABEL: toucan music
INFO: Producing upfront UK breakbeat, the first Toucan track was "Point Blank" from summer 2003 (a Dave Kent & PP collaboration). "Point Blank" was available on the www.frantikmusic.co.uk/2003 compilation in 2003 as a Dave Kent & PP track, but was not released online until January 2004. The online release coincided with the site name change to Toucanmusic.com - so a new name was launched!
"Freshen Up" was the follow up from early 2004, an irritatingly catchy, rolling mix of synth bass and breakbeat with a bizarre vocal sample spoken by John himself. The even more eccentric "bathroom" remix featured a sample of a flushing toilet at the end!
The third track was the first to feature a full vocal, completely synthesized using FruityLoops Speech utility. The vocal was mixed with heavily distorted bass and electronic beats. Following this, the fourth track "Enemy Within" was finished in the Autumn of 2004 and featured a stripped down, old skool breakbeat sound.