While Whirlwind is primarily known for his drumming skills in the fandom, he’s recently began making his way into original music by way of electronica. Flight is a chilled out ambient track that combines Rhodes style synths with erratic electronic drums, making it sound very much like an Aphex Twin song. Whirlwind has stated that it was based on a dream where he was flying with Rainbow Dash, and the song definitely gives off that vibe!
Derpy’s one of the show’s most iconic and usually relatable characters. Differently is a song about Derpy’s struggles and overcoming them, featuring some adorable vocals from JustKat. The instrumentation is comprised of soft rock elements, including glitzy bells and acoustic chords, the song’s focus mainly being on JustKat’s voice and the bassline. A cute song just about being yourself!
The Queen of Misfits remixes are crawling out through the woodworks. Retaining the original vocals and some 80s synths, Zizkil’s remix showcases an electropop style, with sprinklings of other musical elements, such as a choir, punchy 80s style bass sounds and even a reggae beat at one point. The sound design is pristine and clear as glass, and serves as a supplement to the already great original.
Branrich VanIster returns with another instrumental composition, this one based on Equestria Girls. With that in mind, the track’s use of synthesised guitar, drums and piano give off heavy RPG game vibes, as if the main character’s just stumbled upon the school and is ready to get settled in on the first day, possibly meeting the mane 6 in the process. Sometimes you don’t need words to get out an optimistic feeling!
Canvas returns with his first track of the year, as well as this decade’s first release on Basshoof Records. Grow is a unique and melancholy piece that combines softer and heavier elements. Juxtaposed between the catchy drums and future bass synths are soft ambient noises such as a piano, bells, sampled vocal chops and even the sound of birds chirping. Hybrid songs such as this make for great opportunities to incur such feelings.
This track’s wonderful music blends House elements with energetic electronic music, as well as general epicness! There’s a lot to it- electronic music that gives off early 2010’s brony music vibes, instrumental bits throughout the track, and great transitions between the two, making it a really enjoyable and fun song!
RIEL returns with his first remix of the year, a more melodic take on Hoofy‘s P!NK GVNG. Gone are the intense wubs and elements from other genres, and it its place are glitch hop elements as well as more heavenly and melodic synths mixed with vocal samples and some hard-hitting yet more restrained wubs. It’s amazing how two different minds can make such different versions of their tracks!
Nexgen and Vinyl.rawr are back at it again. Wonderful is a slick hip-hop track that centres around a gospel choir sample while Nexgen spits hot, braggadocious bars while also making references to Tarby and Yelling At Cats at one point. It’s clear at this point that the duo’s chops are unbustable.
Shall we turn out the lights? A Night With A Siren is a slow, sensual jazzy piece that feels like the ideal soundtrack for spending the night with your siren of choice. Accompanying the track is a visual of Adagio Dazzle slowly swaying in a dark room as a green fog surrounds her, almost as if it’s a byproduct of her siren allure. It’s not too often we see jazz in the fandom!
Foozogz is a gem. Without listening to the original song with the exception of the vocals, they’ve remixed Vylet’s Queen of Misfits in their own signature style, giving it a faster tempo as well as a synth sound that resembles a distorted guitar, giving it a rockier edge. Everyone’s voices fit perfectly well even with the style change, which shows how versatile they are! Above everything, this remix also has Vylet’s seal of approval!