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Inkwel – Blind Loyalty | Future Bass

If you don’t know who Inkwel is yet – it is time to fix that! Inkwel uses bright, fun synths over a modern pop beat to set the happy, almost tropical tone. There are many different phrases used to show off the versatility of the synths and keep the song interesting throughout. The track ends on a dramatic style change to a more mellow tone, bringing a notion of some seriousness to reflect on the track. Fun and uplifting, make sure to check out Inkwel and Blind Loyalty!

 

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Jyc Row – Starlight Glimmer, the Arcane Mistress | Orchestral

NB: This was originally posted on Equestria Daily on 23 March 2018.

Jyc Row unleashes the AWESOME for Starlight Day! Equestria’s Arcane Mistress comes on with some epic orchestral to keep you all on your toes and appreciating her glorious Glimmyness. It kinda rocks a Japanese feel if you are into that style.

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UndreamedPanic ft. Namii – Running Out Of Days (AnNy Tr3e Remix) | Hardstyle

I’ve always said that I’m not a huge fan of hardstyle, but perhaps I was simply listening to the wrong kind. This remix of Panic and Namii’s track from Rebirth feels like more of a dubstep or future bass song at first, with some great sounding plucks, but then drops into this great hardstyle beat that has a good balance of heavy and melodic elements to it. AnNy Tr3e’s done a great job with this one!

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[P@D] Lucas Gimeno – Flying On The Ground | Piano / Orchestral

Debuting on the new Ponies at Dawn album, here’s an uplifting composition dedicated to Scootaloo. The instrumentation comprises of a piano melody with orchestral strings for the sentimental harmonies. There is a very strong sense of determination in this piece which makes it easy to think of the crusader for whom the track is written. The simplicity of the instruments are more than enough to convey the raw emotion of the track, making this piece something special. Not overly flashy, but powerful through the use of what little it needs, Flying on the Ground is a perfect representation of Scootaloo herself and a very noteworthy tribute to the hardworking filly!

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Anthony McBazooka – Discord (covering Eurobeat Brony) | Acoustic

Here’s something completely different (which I never thought I would say about Discord of all songs). Performed entirely on acoustic guitar with vocals, eurobeat enthusiast Anthony McBazooka demonstrates an array of talents from singing the wide range of the track to providing bass thumps through the body of his guitar. The performance is entertaining to watch start to finish, and McBazooka seems to do something new with every phrase he covers.

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[P@D] mikuma & Zizkil – shy girl disco hours | Nu Disco

Here’s another fantastic collaboration featured on the new Ponies at Dawn album! P@D veteran mikuma brought Zizkil on board his long-term project to help finish this fascinating, modern disco-style dance track. mikuma did an always amazing job with the instrumentation, creating a funky dance vibe while Zizkil provides the beat that keeps you bumpin’ along with the song. There’s a fun little change-up halfway through the track that keeps it fresh and will keep you on your toes. Groovy with a side of expert whomp, don’t miss out on this good time!

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(A very belated) Horse Music Hotspot – February 2018 (the “We’re Sorry It’s So Late” edition)

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It is (or rather was) the 2nd anniversary of the Horse Music Hotspot this February, and what better way to celebrate than to release the episode extremely late? I can only apologise for the delay, multiple issues from technical difficulties to IRL problems caused it, but better late than never!

Tracklist and embeds available after the break

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StealingShad3z – Hitori | Alternative Rock

StealingShad3z is back with an emotional track based off of the FimFic “Sleepless Nights”. The track has a soft overtone with beautiful, gentle vocals, while the drums contrast with rapid and uptempo beats. This layering of soft over fast creates an excellent juxtaposition to convey the themes of companionship and anxiety. The lyrics reflect the main character’s wishes not to be left alone in the hopes of battling insomnia, which Shad3z sings brilliantly.

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[P@D] bank pain – Sunny’s Theme (Hay Tea Remix) | Drum & Bass / Hip Hop

NB: This was originally posted on Equestria Daily on 25 March 2018.

Hay Tea brings the funk here with a super groovy remix of bank pain’s Sunset Shimmer tune Sunny’s Theme. Making excellent use of vocal samples from the original, the percussion throughout the track is top notch and the synths in the track work perfectly to give some strong vibes throughout the track, not to mention the lovely piano work.