AnNy Tr3e and DJ Shadow Music team up for this bouncy prog house track! With its uplifting melodies and gentle arrangement, it reminds me of a beautiful sunset. This song was released on the recent Lycan Dese Beats album, which you can check out here!
The dark and mysterious vibes of psytrance suit Tirek’s initial old and decrepit look perfectly, and Sonic Rainboom’s skill with the genre is well on show here. Setting the scene with some fantastic use of Tirek’s vocals, it quickly settles into a deep and constantly evolving rhythm.
Panic’s track The Outdoors was only released a few days ago, but InklingBear/fractilx has pushed out a super cool remix in no time at all! Taking the progressions and vocal elements from the original and re-working them to 175 bpm hardcore goodness, the pulsing synths keep the energy going the whole way through.
And now for something completely different: What happens when you parodise a parody?
I’m not much of a metalhead, and not familiar with Dethklok and Metalocalypse, so going into this blind was…an odd experience, but at least I can say Imit4tor’s voice acting is on point! Oh, and Soul’s instrumentation is great as always too, so check it out if you’re into weird metal jingles.
Jyc Row keeps the pillar theme going with this tribute to Somnambula – the pillar of hope. Another exhilarating orchestral piece for his upcoming EP, Hope has a very Egyptian feel to it, no doubt evoking the atmosphere of the town Somnambula. Row uses middle eastern synths and strings to compose tension into the track and introduces war drums so that the beat adds plenty of drama to the piece. The outro is a soothing resolve with a quiet, high wind instrument as it fades out.
John Kenza’s music is always really awesome to see, and as with all his tracks, this one’s an awesome mixture of professional quality and great fun. Some great orchestral and high-pitch vocal chop elements build up to a drop that’s full of energy and has some great melodic composition. Check it out for something that’s sure to get you dancing!
Toby treats us to a really nice surprise with this sequel to another track he previously made! Captain of the Wonderbolts was composed by building off of short riffs from background music of MLP episodes like “Wonderbolt Academy” and “Parental Glidance”. The track would fit right at home in any great RPG video game and is a very fitting tribute to the titular character, Spitfire. The track uses synths, horns, and a good rock beat to make the song fun and uplifting. The composition evokes images of great aerial feats and triumph just like the characters performed when we first heard the riffs from the show. Toby composes around the solid work so well, you can feel Spitfire soaring while listening this track!
Lucas Gimeno has a gift for writing sentimental, piano compositions and Our Memories is another wonderful example of his skill. Featured on the new Lycan Dese Beats album, the piece begins with a soft, beautiful intro, before picking up the energy. From there the song eases back into a nostalgic flow and really makes you feel the positivity in the happy memories Gimeno emphasizes. Our Memories is an excellent tribute to remembering good times with friends, so be sure to check out this song and all the others on the charity album!
ANOTHER STARLIGHT SONG, WOOHOO! And it’s breakcore, a genre we don’t see that much of too. This lovely song is about Starlight and her journey. It seems to be encapsulating the season 5 finale, beginning slowly and gently and progressively building more power and speed. From there, softer and more melodic elements enter, as Starlight realizes that she can forge new friendships.
NeverLastStanding and loophoof team up to craft this amazing song! From Pinkie’s perfectly chopped vocals to the upbeat, gleeful melodies permeating the whole song, Have Here is an absolute treasure. Pinkie’s enthusiasm is infectious: I couldn’t stop smiling the whole song long! It’s up for download on an album that’s pay-what-you-want, which you can get here.