Part of the Shenanigans album, I Wanted To Make You Smile… comes from the darker side of Toby Macarony’s musical production, in the same vein as I’ve Watched You. The piece’s main idea revolves around a piano and twisted Pinkie vocals from the Smile Song. It begins with storm sounds in order to set the tone from the very start, the beautiful sad piano melodies are powerful so as to emphasize on the gravity of whatever happened. The middle section goes even deeper in the dark as the melodies disappear, making way for ominous sound design and gravelly low-pitched vocals from the end of the Smile Song, giving them a monstrous feel. The song then ends how it started. Apart from the fact that we can feel something tragic happened, the song is very much open to interpretation. Are the dreadful events the magnitude of a lost cupcake, or the fruit of Pinkie Pie’s theoretical very dark side?
The next step in SCRATON’s Mane 6 themed tracks is Sky’s The Limit (Loyalty)! This trap tune is full of beats and basslines that hit hard, as well as some lovely female vocals. The production here is top-notch; it’s no wonder he has 101K subscribers! Only two more in this series of elemental songs remain…
Prepare yourself for 6 minutes of pure beauty. Track 15 from A State of Sugar: Brownie is Niłch’i Poni’s contribution Skies Ablush, a liquid drum & bass banger that combines soft and heavy elements in a unique fashion. The core of the song revolves around soft piano chords and a melody created with a chopped up female vocal sample while a fast-paced beat surrounds it. During the breakdown, the music turns sombre and shows off the use of oriental-esque instruments on top of the spectacularly crafted atmosphere. It’s so unique and blissful to listen to, like you’ve been transported to another world. This is just one of possibly many beautiful tracks on the compilation, which releases on March 6th!
(Listen to Mr. A.M’s/Reil Tunez Original here)
This would be a pretty good example of a remix that’s night and day from the original Mr. A.M. who now goes by Reil Tunez song was a deep and prowling threat level of a banger. This however turns that up with fast but simple beats that adds an enjoyable pace making more of a high energy boost . Both songs remind you of the different moods of Vinyl. One would be she is putting on a show in an upscale Canterlot club. The other is Vinyl’s house party style. With her loud boosting, and over the top fun with her vocal chops making sure its a good time for everypony. Enjoy these bangers for yourself. It’s a good effort from AWal with fun music. This Qilin asks you to judge for yourself.
Get ready for another lovely long play release by the notorious Pinkamena Party Crew! Released in celebration of this year’s Hearts and Hooves Day, this avid electronic collage contains 16 hardcore, gabber, and breakcore pieces. Jump right into it with the classic acidic gabber emotion of Dynamite Grizzly’s Genuine Pony Music. For flavors incorporating slightly more complex music theory, check out Pudding Vision by Neu KatalYst and 10 minutes is a long time by Facade of ages. For the addictive syncopations of the amen break along with a couple suggestive remarks, check out Enuna’s semi-serious track named Of Mares and Manchildren. Of course, an album of these stylistic themes wouldn’t be complete without some classic acid techno! For that aspect, listen to acid for twilight sparkle by aimaiiponyshitsu. In this album, Supersaw Hoover also reads a bittersweet goodbye to the Ponydome series in an ominous tone. And finally, Duskfall brings a wonderfully fitting close to the album with his sample-mangling song I WANNA BE WITH U. Once again, the PPC presents an electronic album fit for even the lightest electronic listeners. For the bigger fans of hardcore and breakcore, be careful, you might hurt yourself headbanging! And as always, proceeds from this album go to CLIC Sargent to help children with cancer.
The king is back. You heard it here first. It’s always a treat getting a new track from the owner of Cider Party himself, Spikey Wikey. No Apologies is one half of his release No Apologies/All Good, with the former track being today’s subject. This house piece takes influence from the 90s with its melody and drum samples as well as a simple drum break before the drop comes. Compared to most other forms of EDM, it’s not quite as heavy, but the pure bouncy vibe that comes from this track is something to be admired. Like a trip back in time!
This piece feels like something straight out of an RPG game. Lock & Booker Smith is a collection of two songs from Liam King’s latest EP, UNCANON:Wasteland. The first half is Lock Smith, a soft orchestral piece that features prominent use of a piano riff with some soft strings accompanied with a visual of a pony standing in a brutal snowstorm. After fading out, Booker’s Fault begins, completely changing up the feel. This half of the piece trades orchestral instruments for brooding electronic sounds. The processed drum beat and dark synths playing in the background gives off the feeling of travelling around in a dank dungeon. Despite their different identities, the tracks fit greatly together!
MelodyBrony burst onto the scene in 2019 and quickly gained attention as both a recording artist and live performer. Early on he achieved several high-profile collaborations and even earned a spot in the BronyCon Superband playing multiple instruments for several performers! Origins is a compilation of 5 collaborations he’s completed in just over a year in the fandom.
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Need some fandom-based future funk in your life? That’s exactly what Canterlot Funk’s here for. Based around a sample of And The Beat Goes On by The Whispers, the song depicts a futuristic Canterlot, where Rarity plans to set up a boutique somewhere in the bustling city. This track does a great job at taking an old sample and playing around with it to make it sound like it came from the future!
Even the happiest souls show signs of sadness every now and again. Empty Inside is Nyancat380’s latest track, and consists of a chilled out trap beat set to some sad synth chords and 8-bit styled leads. The use of an image of a cheery Pinkie Pie in front of the emotional piece makes for a big juxtaposition of two completely different moods. It makes you wonder if Pinkie’s happy demeanour is just a mask for deeper and darker things inside of her…