This is Skelter’s take on The Magic of Friendship Grows, paying tribute to this eternal song. In it you will find their signature incorporation of orchestral elements to electronic music, however there is a twist: the use of glitches throughout. The intro section has an interesting drum pattern before going into four-on-the-floor. All of it makes for a refreshing new spin on the original.
You might be disappointed if you were expecting a The Real Slim Shady parody, but that doesn’t mean this isn’t something worth listening to. Glim Shady is smooth hip-hop tune that showcases ShobieShy’s razor-sharp flow with light-hearted digs at other rappers in the fandom. What’s a little fun beef between a tight-knit community?
The 2013 reworks just keep coming through, don’t they? Attack It VIP is a new version of StratchAttack’s track of the same name from 2013, rebuilt from the ground up. The production is a massive leap upwards from the original and sounds absolutely delightful to listen to. The synths are perfect for the style of music and fit with the new addition of vocal chops in the melody. It’s amazing how far he’s come!
MelodyBrony is a rising star in the MLP metal scene. Enlisting the help of Djohn Mema on vocals and PrinceWhateverer on production, Trixie is a truly hard-hitting track. The guitar riffs are simple yet effective, and the rhythm section is locked right in, especially during the breakdown towards the end. Mema’s vocals are powerful and show off his range when it comes to both clean and harsh vocals. Be sure to check out MB’s recently released debut EP, ORIGINS!
A long one, this track. Remember Falling has released an 8 minute long remix of Vylet Pony‘s Queen of Misfits, and it’s honestly super beautiful. The track is absolutely dripping of reverb and full of astonishing instrumentation and synth work, trading the 80s-inspired sound of the original for a more modern sounding electronic style. The vocalist’s voices are still present here, and are sprinkled with different effects at certain points, like a vocoder or bitcrusher. The most emotional part has to be when Vylet and Namii sing together accompanied by just a piano before the electro synths jump back in. Hats off to Remember Falling for crafting such an amazing remix!
HarmonyCon 2020 is on the horizon, and the anthem for it has arrived, courtesy of Brilliant Venture under their new alias, PON. Resonance is a synthwave track that comprises of ponified versions of classic vaporwave songs to fit with the con’s vaporwave/80s aesthetic. Along with the 80s inspired instrumentation as is typical of vapor/synthwave are sampled and edited MLP vocal chops that recreate the melody of the original songs, and they fit right in. See how many songs you can recognise!
There’s a reason people always say home is where the heart is, as this piece should tell you. After a few setbacks, it’s finally here. This Is Our Home serves as an interpretation to the show’s ending, harbouring a positive and light mood as if to say the evils that shrouded Equestria are finally gone and everypony can live in peace. Can’t go wrong with such a serene conclusion!
SP1TF1R3 bounces back with his first track of the decade as well as his 2nd MLP-centred song, Glowpaz Princess, a very bouncy (get it?) Melbourne Bounce track with some ancient vibes! Centered around Somnambula, it only makes sense that the synths and bass melody gives off the feeling of wandering around in a dark temple hallway as you hunt for a lost artifact.
No need to hunt for treasure, we’ve found it for you. Track 11 from Equinity 02: Catalyst is a bouncy house tune centred around the theme of the CMCs going on an adventure to find some treasure out in Equestria, wherever it may be. The synth melody as it builds up along with the strings throughout the middle really add to the adventurous feeling the track gives off! Can’t pass this one up.
LaunchSix returns with Launch Sequence, the opening track to his newly released Gravity EP, and what a way to start it off! The drop sees the synths descend in pitch as a countdown from 10 can be heard before igniting right into a powerful section with low and sharp basslines and synths that leave you feeling like you’re floating through deep space. Check out the EP if you can!