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PeKaNo – Starlight’s Redemption | Breakcore

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.

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[LDB] loophoof & NeverLastStanding – Have Here | Future Bass

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.

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Lycan Dese Beats – Beats 4 Everfree | Compilation Album | Multi-Genre

Three years ago, after running a successful radio show about brony music for several months, Lycan got a bunch of musicians to pitch in some songs to make a compilation album featuring them. Fast forward to now, and this annual album is now in its 4th edition with the release of Beats 4 Everfree. The primary difference this time round is that the album is dedicated to Everfree Northwest, for which Lycan is the musical coordinator this year, and the funds raised from the album sales will go to EFNW’s chosen charity, the Washington Autism Alliance & Advocacy. 14 tracks from a group of consistently solid musicians and producers take this album through all sorts of genres – electronic to orchestral – so there’s something in here for everyone’s tastes!

Beats 4 Everfree is available to download for any given price from the Lycan Dese Beats Bandcamp.

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BlueBrony – The Banishment of Luna | Orchestral

NB: This was originally posted on Equestria Daily on 17 May 2018.

BlueBrony always seems to be able to weave lovely stories with his music when he puts his mind to it, and that’s absolutely the case here with a heartwrenching piece that covers the multitudes of emotions that are gone through in the classic tale of Celestia banishing Luna to the moon. No matter how often artists cover this story, I never seem to get tired of it.

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Daniel Ingram – One Small Thing (JoinedTheHerd Remix) | Electro

JoinedTheHerd’s newest song is a remix of one of the songs from the MLP Movie! He takes the already upbeat lyrics and adds a bouncy, uplifting beat. Pinkie and Skystar’s vocals carry that special exuberance they did in the movie itself, and herein they’re accentuated by the glorious melodies. JTH never disappoints, and this is no exception!

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Elias Frost – Jaak-Jaaki Dance | Folk

NB: This was originally posted on Equestria Daily on 15 May 2018.

I truly love when Elias Frost branches out into more folk-influenced stuff, especially when it comes in the form of new original tunes. This piece is inspired by the culture of the great yak race, and definitely sounds like it would represent them well. The woodwind instrumentation is enchanting, and the composition is superb.

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Etherium Apex – The Calamity of the Skies | Orchestral

As the first piece of a big project, relatively new producer Etherium Apex brings us this intense original composition. Telling the story of a villain from the far reaches of space and Celestia’s struggle to defeat it, Apex does a great job building tension through the music. The war drums make the track feel big, the brass and chorale effects are cosmically grandiose, and the strings accentuate the adversity of the story.

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Synthis, 4EverfreeBrony & FritzyBeat – Cold (ertrii Remix) | Trance

Ertrii’s creativity is really on display with this new remix of an old collaboration between three well-established producers. This re-imagination of Cold stands out from the original given the big room feel of Ertrii’s progressive trance style and the modulation on FritzyBeat’s vocals, which sound like an entirely different professional singer. Simple and beautiful, be sure to check out this inventive take on an established hit!