Our May episode of the Hotspot is up! You can listen back to it on YouTube, on SoundCloud, or using your favourite podcast app (click here for more info). To listen in live, tune in to Ponyville FM at 10pm Eastern on the last Sunday of each month!
A special extended edition of the hotspot this month to celebrate the release of Ponies At Dawn: Awakening not too long ago. We chose our favourite songs from the album to showcase at the start of the show, followed by our usual picks from the last month.
Embeds and full tracklist available after the break.
Time for another EP! This time our Swiss friend Pony Music has a 4-track EP to offer us. Rather than the usual Bandcamp uploads we’re used to, he is instead using Indietorrent, a relatively new site, the creators of which he is friends with. We have a preview of the songs via a YouTube video, but the full experience only costs $3. Full writeup after the break.
He’s back for the first time since last year! Rhyme Flow’s done a Fritzy and added his own Octavia-themed vocals to an already existing instrumental. This song is all about Octavia’s fluctuating drive and passion for the music she plays, something that I’m sure resonates with y’all other musicians reading this.
Oh, hello there, remix! Andrew & Ric, two untapped gems starting to emerge in the fandom music scene remixed mine and Acouste’s song Behind Those Eyes into something that keeps the mellow feel of the original but is simultaneously hard-hitting. I’m really looking forward to seeing more stuff from these guys in the future!
An fun little track from Henni to start off today. This song sound like it would fit into a classic Nintendo or PS1 racing game of some sort, it’s upbeat and is based around some simplified breakbeat patterns. Take a listen to start off your own Good Day.
Lycan Dese Beats brings you the latest and greatest songs of the fandom. This week, we bring you Remixes from Equestria Girls 3: The Friendship Games. The new music this week includes The Wasteland Wailers, fractilx’s “Sweep Sweep Mix”, and Soul Strings.
Ambiant, Orchestral and Metal composer Frozen Night completes the reflective setting of the artwork with a beautiful, melodic, uplifting yet soothing Atmospheric Metal track, and even its name is implying emotion! Gaze at that somptuous view of the Crystal Empire while letting the magic from the music happen…
After 18 months in the making, and marking the longest and biggest project he’s ever created, The L-Train proudly presents to us Fall of an Empire, an opera by the Royal Canterlot Symphonic Metal Orchestra. His second symphonic rock opera, following Moonrise from early 2014, this 50-minute epic tells the rise and fall of King Sombra, and features contributions from dozens of talented artists from the fandom. Take a seat, put on your best headphones, and prepare for a musical journey unlike any other. Full album opera writeup after the break.