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[P@D] Exiark & lia;quo – Within You | Dubstep

NB: This was originally posted on Equestria Daily on 11 June 2018.

Exiark and lia;quo are unarguably two of the best producers in the fandom when it comes to their ability to combine modern and powerful sound design with memorable and interesting arrangement and composition. To have them both team up for a track together is therefore something that just had to be awesome! This tune combines beautiful melodic sections with aggressive and sleek drops to really create an awesome piece.

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DoctorSympony – Making Muffins | Orchestral

DoctorSympony is back at it with a quick track dedicated to everyone’s favorite mailmare. The song is a whimsical instrumental, written as a soundtrack to Derpy baking muffins. While Making Muffins starts out silly and laid back, it escalates into a crazy adventure – showcasing DoctorSympony’s creativity and humor. The song feels right at home as a piece of background music, doing so well in its role to set a vivid scene that you don’t need to physically see for you to feel it.

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Ditherer – Flowcellus | Hip Hop

NB: This was originally posted on Equestria Daily on 11 June 2018.

Ditherer’s followed up his recently released album with some more music pretty quickly, and this one’s super fun! It’s a solid track on its own, but the main idea of it is that it’s got a whole lot of verses, with plenty of different attempts at fitting the style of a multitude of other rappers from the fandom, from oldschool names like MicTheMic, Swagberg and Lulz, as well as newer ones like Wootmaster and N. Hollow.

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Quicksilver – Night Shifts and Politics | Punk

Quicksilver is an expert in creating awesome rock tracks and this time it is based off of a very beloved episode, A Royal Problem. “Night Shifts and Politics” is Luna’s vocal narrative of wanting to make the trade back for her job as the princess of the night instead of dealing with all the daytime politics. The track has great guitar work, a driving percussive beat, and all the elements for which we love the veteran rocker!

 

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eksoka – Awakening Darkness | Trance

NB: This was originally posted on Equestria Daily on 12 June 2018.

eksoka’s trance music is always awesome to hear, and this one’s a bit more aggressive than usual, giving off a dark vibe throughout which reflects well in the inspiration from the artwork above. There’s plenty of evolution of the vibes throughout the track to keep it interesting, and lots of nice little details throughout.

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Quicksilver – Caught Up! | Ska Punk

Quicksilver is back and rocking just as awesomely as ever! This time he brings us a great ska punk instrumental which trades off between high-octane punk sections and more mellowed out ska progressions. After being busy with college for the last year, the Luna Ticks veteran let’s us know that he is finally getting Caught Up! One of the rare ska musicians around, Quicksilver quickly reminds us why he is one of the best songwriters with a guitar in hand!

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Dreamer – Adieu (Whirly Tail Remix) | Happy Hardcore

Relatively new DJ Whirly Tail knows how to make an uplifting remix, and his take on Dreamer’s Adieu is exactly as advertised! The track is fun and upbeat, making great use of the bass to establish the quicker tempo. Whirly also added in his own chilled out section in the middle featuring a grand piano over the synth for a few bars to really change up the track while still keeping the uplifting tone. Dreamer’s original synth tracks were very well composed and Whirly Tail knew a fun song when he saw it, making some great edits in order to play to those strengths!

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[LDB] BlueBrony – Reborn | Orchestral Electronic

BlueBrony always delivers with something that only he could, and Reborn is incredibly well put together and performed. The track takes the perspective of Sunset Shimmer and tackles the difficult concept of forgiveness from her own point of view. After a tense, paranoia-inducing intro, the song transitions into a beautiful and delicate piano piece and continues to expertly meld other musical styles throughout the piece. BlueBrony does a top-notch job at conveying the joy and almost relief that comes from e forgiveness and acceptance of her friends.