Glaze – Beyond Her Garden (Songbird Choir Remix) | Hybrid Orchestral

(You can listen to the classic right here!)

Woah, talk about a brony classic getting an overhaul in this remix by Songbird Choir! Oh, Glaze’s classic vocals and that catchy chorus that sounds like it is inspired by Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal” is now intertwined with some pretty orchestra elements that really make this remix so fun and dance happy. Music like this is all a part of what they do over in the Dustcar group, which gives musicians a theme for which they have a limited time to make and enter a song in that round of friendly competition. The melodies are delightful and the mixing and modding of the vocals is a sweet jiving sound for the ears! Catch this remix and have some fun, my bronies. As always, this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself.


Seven Ponies – Shadows | Melodic Dubstep

I’m not sure why this song fell short of making it on P@D Eclipse, but there is no way I am going to let a track like this go unnoticed. Not on this Qilin’s watch. Nightmare Moon is always watching and waiting in the shadows for her moment, or is this Princess Luna on Nightmare Night walking around as Nightmare Moon, cosplaying her darker self for her holiday? Either way, the melodies are fitting for a dark and powerful force making itself known. They will convince you that the princess of the night demands your love…and your SWEETS! The Dubstep parts of this track make you feel that the princess is just looking for a good time. Luna walks around with other ponies talking proudly like her former self and dancing to these bangers on her night! Or is it all a trap by the real Nightmare Moon? This track does pack a great punch for any Nightmare Moon fan. The most notable thing about this track is its constant flow of dark, mythical energy that forms the core of the song. Those keynotes that go running with the bassline are killer. It’s truly a party with the Mare in the Moon. Ya better bring cider to offer her! As always, this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself.


Studio Quinn – Dreams, A Luna Song (feat. JustKat) | Pop

We’ve got a dreamy track here about Princess Luna finding love; the only problem is that it’s only in the dream realm. Quinn once again teams up with JustKat to sing a love ballad. There are some very soft vocals with some soft rock guitar melodies that wrap themselves around the duo singing about the dreamers’ dream lives. The vocals tell the story of how this relationship developed over time as Luna kept showing up in this stallion’s dreams and those butterflies then started to happen between them. The story is pretty tender and sweet but also problematic due to circumstances that are out of their control, so their love only happens in their dreams. But knowing Princess Luna, she will find this stallion, and friendship and romance will win in the end. As always, this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself.


Voltex Pixel – Assignments | Lo-fi

Oh, this is different! Voltex Pixel, putting out some Lo-Fi. Let’s do this! Oh, this track is so adorkable and so smooth, and you just can’t help but die from the artwork of Twilight Sparkle! The beat and melody sounds like a mix of smooth R&B with how the beat flows along with the vibing cool vocal chops in the background. Mixed in is the melody which is so cute and wondrous! You can say the Big Princess Twilight is looking back at her time as a student and smiling at the good times! Lo-Fi and Bookhorse! So relaxing! As always this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself.


[Equinity] Blackened Blue – Maybe (feat. MC-Arch) (Tw3Lv3 Remix) | Hip Hop

A remix of this track already! Well to be fair this single has been out for a bit. But when it comes to Equinity 03: Breach, it is always worth telling people about this amazing album. I wrote an article about the original track for ASOS: Brownie, and you can check that out here. Tw3Lv3, who has frankly been one of the musicians in this fandom that has been on fire most of this year, has yet again remixed a track and given it its own flavor. Blackened Blue’s beats and MC-Arch’s lyrics are now reinforced with a very slick hip hop beat that gives this track a satisfying thump. But wait and watch this video where Tw3Lv3 pops up–this dude can play guitar and play the drums! Talk about throwing the rock back into this track! What a treat. As always this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself.


[P@D] StealingShad3z – Living The Life | Pop Punk

In the wake of Pony Life finally seeing a wider release on Discovery Family at long last, it should be no surprise that our fandom’s musicians are looking to it for inspiration. Exhibit A is Living The Life by StealingShad3z, a jumpy pop punk track from Ponies at Dawn: Eclipse. Shad3z sings about the feeling of enjoying life at its simplest: hanging with friends and living in the moment, even featuring some little moments showing off his mastery at guitar and bass. If Dookie-era Green Day wrote about ponies, this would be what they’d sound like. Shad3z impresses once again!


[P@D] RedSpark – Thestrals Approaching | Orchestral

Please note that the story elements presented in this article are not official and purely inspired by the artwork of the video.

Pack your saddlebags and hold on to your hats everypony! We’re going on an adventure with this stunning orchestral piece by RedSpark! With an amazing flute accompanied by a lovely cello, this song starts out by hammering home the adventure theme. As the drums join in you leave your village behind and follow Princess Luna along the paths of the Everfree Forest. Horns come in as you reach the peak of a mountain and view the whole forest in all its glory, but there’s still a long way ahead. As the piece gets darker you feel as if you’re being followed, and every fiber of your being is concentrated on watching out for danger to the Princess. As the song grows lighter you finally relax and focus entirely on admiring the beautiful nature all around you. However as the drums return once more you free your gaze from the scenery and return to your military stance to protect Luna and trot onward. The strings create a stunning build up as you near your destination, and you can’t help but admire the natural wonders one more time as you near the clearing to which you’ve seen your friends escort the Princess to for weeks now. Everything goes silent as you break through the bushes, and then, as the orchestra returns with all its power, you see it: The castle of the two sisters, once a ruin, now fully restored to its former glory. You are let inside and are surprised by the intricate details in the castle’s construction. As the song ends you sit down in a chair and realize that the journey you made was worth it all along.

This article was proofread by thecanderson, so big thanks to him!


[P@D] Frozen Night & PrinceWhateverer – Lunar Eclipse III (feat. Holly Frances Royle & Andra Stefan) | Symphonic Metal

Track 11 on the freshly released Ponies at Dawn: Eclipse is Lunar Eclipse III, the third in Frozen Night’s series and coincidentally his third collaboration with PrinceWhateverer! Lunar Eclipse III is a 7 minute long orchestral metal epic and some of the two’s best work to date. A minute long string build up opens the song (featuring violins courtesy of Andra Stefan), followed by the inclusion of drums before the heaviness really kicks in. Strings and crushing guitars really dominate the mix here, as if a metal band suddenly just showed up to ambush an orchestral show. Halfway in sees the inclusion of Holly Royle’s beautiful and harmonious voice, really helping this piece shine amongst everything else. Towards the end, things pick up in pace with a brilliant guitar solo and blazing fast drums, before all the other guests join in with the two musical titans to create a powerful climax. Can’t get over how awesome this one is! Easily one of the album’s highlights.


Yuru – Call Me Choco | Future Bass

Today we’ve got ourselves another lovely track from the talented Yuru (Redstone Brony on YT). The track starts out with the sound of an ocean which is immediately joined by the lovely main beat and some more natural sounds. A synth and a drum loop quickly join in to make the beat as lively as can be. Shortly thereafter most of the sounds stop and make way for a small but sweet build up,  and the drop is introduced by something I’ve only heard in one other song–a water drop sound–which really fits well not only with the ensuing, amazing synth fest that is the drop but also with the background image, creating an atmosphere of pure contentment. The drop itself is accompanied by voice samples and the sound of a camera click, reinforcing the beach theme of the track, and the water drop can be heard again as well. After the drop the whole beat goes silent to make way for a lovely Piano accompanied only by the sounds of nature, giving this part an amazing Chillout-vibe. After giving the listener a few moments to collect themselves, a new synth takes over accompanied by the drum loop, and more components are quickly added before the build up, which doesn’t take over this time. Instead it is simply adds to the already awesome track until, once again accompanied by the water drop, the drop takes over, making you dance once more. For the end the piano takes over again, this time accompanied by some lovely strings. This song is amazing, not only for the rare use of a water drop sound, but also for its fantastic combinations of synths followed by piano solos.

This article was proofread by thecanderson, so big thanks to him.


[P@D] Meelz – Twilight Sparkle, You’re My Reason To Live 2020 | Pop Punk

There typically isn’t a lot of pop punk on Ponies at Dawn albums, but there doesn’t need to be when it’s this good! Meelz contributes their genius and good energy to the new Ponies at Dawn: Eclipse with Twilight Sparkle, You’re My Reason to Live 2020. Venturing down memory lane, this track comes in hot with distorted guitars and a drum beat that would make any crowd go nuts. Meelz sings what we have all been thinking in 2020 – their affection and connection to the best book horse is what grants the motivation to keep going each day. It is impossible not to get hooked on this track from the start. The different sections are perfect for boppin’ along and the whole this is too endearing to pass up!