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Vylet Pony & Friends – No Matter What (2016 version) | Orchestral Pop

NB: This was originally posted on Equestria Daily on 27 December 2016.

Featuring production by himself with some guitar from Redd and extra vocals from Cadie, Ataraxia and Sylver, Vylet continues his tradition of releasing a new version of ‘No Matter What’. This track showcases what Vylet can do with orchestral libraries, and combines some soothing yet relatively upbeat sections with powerful percussion. string and vocal filled sections.

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BL1NKY – Dystopia | Dubstep

NB: This was originally posted on Equestria Daily on 28 December 2016.

BL1NKY has been around the music scene for a while, previously going under the alias Core-Ridor and appearing on a couple of the Balloon Party albums and more recently having appeared on a couple of the Ponies at Dawn ones. He’s been a bit silent recently, but he’s back with a chilled out neuro-style dubstep track. The intro and break are pretty relaxed, whilst the drops are relatively mellow too and focus more on some cool neuro design than the heavy wubs you might expect. Make sure to check it out below for a pretty neat track!

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Horse Music Hotspot – December 2016 [+Staff Faves of 2016]

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This irregularly scheduled episode of the Horse Music Hotspot aired on Tuesday afternoon on PonyvilleFM…well, there were a couple of issues with the broadcast, so whether you wanted to hear the rest of this, or missed it completely, here’s December’s episode, available on YouTube, SoundCloud, and our podcast feed.

As the year draws to a close, not only do we take a look at the best songs from December, but each of our staff chose their 3 favourite pony songs from the whole of 2016! So buckle up for a special extended edition of the Horse Music Hotspot – the last of the year.

To listen in live, tune in to Ponyville FM at 10PM Eastern on the last Sunday of each month!

Tracklist and embeds available after the break

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Friendship Symphonies – A War Yet To Come | Orchestral

NB: This was originally posted on Equestria Daily on 22 December 2016.

After a few collaborations between Cainbow Rrash and one half of A Symphony of Two, here now comes a completely different style of orchestral, produced by Cainbow alongside the full double of ASoT. Compared to their relatively light tracks, this piece is heavy, strong, and powerful as it steadily grows more epic over time. Inspired by the feel given off by a lot of Hans Zimmer’s music, the epic nature absolutely brings this across. The foreboding atmosphere perfectly represents the impending march of the Changelings, and this is certainly one of my favourite collaborations these guys have done so far.

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Quicksilver – Cake Drunk | Punk Rock

NB: This was originally posted on Equestria Daily on 27 December 2016.

Quicksilver is back with another new fun heavy punk rock track that focuses on another silly topic, having already explored others such as socks and celestia’s presence in his washing machine earlier this year. This track focuses on Celestia’s totally-not-an-addiction to… dessert? It’s a pretty fun thing to sing about and it definitely comes across that Quicksilver had some fun with this.

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WoodLore – My Sweet Peace (Jyc Row Remix) | Orchestral

NB: This was originally posted on Equestria Daily on 23 December 2016.

My Sweet Peace is one of WoodLore’s most celebrated tracks, and here Jyc Row has taken it and turned it into an orchestral epic. 6 minutes in length, it builds through the vocals and some well placed orchestral elements, giving way to some more powerful vocal sounds and strings, and that trademark celtic feel of Jyc’s tracks. A really awesome reinterpretation, it’s definitely worth giving a listen!