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PrinceWhateverer – Between Fairytales & Happy Endings (feat. Kaspuuh & Senra) | Soft Rock

NB: This was originally posted on Equestria Daily on 24 February 2017.

Prince is back with a new track from his Reinvent album. Unlike a lot of the high energy available on the album, this redux of a piece from yesteryear is a lot more relaxed and acoustically-oriented. Prince’s vocals still shine in this kind of setting, and it’s nice to see one his more emotional tracks done up in his much more professional recent sound. It gets a bit heavier towards the end, which is also a pretty nice payoff.

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Hay Tea – Alternate History (Progressive Element Remix) | Liquid Drum & Bass

Hay Tea‘s amazing Drum & Bass is certainly providing much inspiration to remix, and here we are getting Progressive Element’s take on the excellent Alternate History. Giving the track a brand new spin, this delightful remix makes awesome use of distortions to instill even more unique-ness. A perfect remix that sublimates the original while bringing a distinct new mood and many wonders over a strong progression!

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Silver Note & Liquid Harmony – Small Town | Country

Part of many recent collabs from Liquid Harmony, this much welcomed Country tune is the result of the mighty union of a lovely instrumental from Liquid Harmony and vocals from Silver Note, which you just knew were going to be amazing. The countryside definitely has a distinct charm that is quite powerful, and to have it expressed through heartfelt music once more and from such awesome musicians is a real treat!

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Horse Music Hotspot – February 2017

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The Horse Music Hotspot is one year old this month! 🎉🎉🎉

This month we saw an especially strong influx of quality rock and acoustic music, among some other non-electronic genres. While there’s still been plenty that (particularly good dnb), it’s a pleasure to see such a strong variety. Check out this month’s episode for a complete melange of genres!

To listen in live, tune in to Ponyville FM at 4PM Eastern on the last Sunday of each month!

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Maressey – Death of a Drunken Dancer (Berry Punch’s Demise) | Indie Rock

NB: This is an edited version of what was originally posted on Equestria Daily on 22 February 2017.

Maressey has a new release featuring terrific vocals from Francis Vace, with an instrumental provided by Zatslol and Freewave. It’s another pretty sombre track, this time about Berry Punch, and I especially enjoy the variance in the vocal style.

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Vylet Pony – Out of Your Mind (feat. Lyde) | Glitch Hop

NB: This was originally posted on Equestria Daily on 21 February 2017.

Awesome vocals from Lyde Octave and Vylet himself, a funky feel and some killer sound design all combine to make this new track one of my recent favourites from him. I’m a sucker for good glitch hop so it’s pretty awesome to see some more of it from Vylet. The combination of jazzy groove and contemporary bass design is something that seems to come pretty well to Vylet and it definitely suits his style.

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SlightlyAmiss – Silence (feat. CaptainNateEvans) | Alternative Rock

NB: This is an edited version of what was originally posted on Equestria Daily on 22 February 2017.

SlightlyAmiss has released a pretty cool prog-style rock track about Nurse Redheart. There’s not a whole lot of content pertaining to her recently, so it’s cool to hear a song like this. It explores some pretty dark emotions throughout, with Amiss’ vocals complementing a pretty strong instrumental.