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Track 6 from Luna’s Nightmare Society is Luna’s Experience with Ayahuasca from Payyn. A unique song and fitting of the scenario (go look up Ayahuasca if you’re not familiar), the erratic side of EDM really goes well here. It’s lightning fast, loud and littered with samples from numerous sources, including MLP. If you like aggressive music, this will be right up your alley.
Single Purpose has come out with something truly freaky. True to its name, Nightmare Night sets out to spook its listener with samples from the fearful Nightmare Moon and dark-sounding synth chords. Once we’re given time to breathe after the DnB-esque drop kicks in, a group of haunting organs and choirs permeate the air, as if to really drive home that she’s taken over and there’s nothing Equestria can do. Truly a haunting piece, this one!
Another Hoof Shaker remix, this time as a part of Ponies At Dawn: Eclipse. In particular, it’s a VIP made by MEQA. While the original was a bouncy, hard-hitting banger, this rendition makes things more atmospheric and speedy. After a warbling intro with guitar harmonics in the background, things build up with a low, rumbling bass and metallic percussion, leading into a heavy, distorted drop that doesn’t back down. Different sounds for different moods!
Track 3 from Ponies at Dawn: Eclipse is This Is What It’s Like, the first of three appearances of 4everfreebrony (along with Envia Sun, SaxPon3 and TheMusicReborn) on the album! The song depicts a scenario where Celestia visits the moon while Luna’s still imprisoned there, to see how she’s hanging on. Celestia here is portrayed by Envia Sun, and her voice is absolutely spectacular. She really completes this piece, making this happy-but-secretly-sad song sounding amazing. If that’s your thing, you’ll love this!
Ready for 8 minutes of fun with Midnight Sparkle? I’ve said time and again that all the vocal performers you hear in G4 have voices that would work so well in EDM, and this track – a remix of Midnight in Me from Legend of Everfree is yet another shining example of it. As the song starts, there’s some light electronic elements that slowly become overshadowed by the voice of Twilight and some strong orchestral drum hits. Her voice absolutely soars over the instrumental for a while before the electronica takes over again. It slowly evolves into something psychedelic and fast-paced that’ll stick in your head for a while. Check out the last couple of minutes for that amazing rhythm change!
Lianella Stilson’s latest outing with Filacki is called We’re on Fire, and what an appropriate name considering this really is fire! The bounciness comes straight in right as it starts, and Lianella’s vocals are always a welcome treat. Check out that synth-filled drop! You’ll be bouncing for days.
The title track from Vylet Pony’s latest album Super Pony World: Fairytails really sets out to impress! Primarily showcasing a chiptune style, the whole track sounds straight out of a video game. It starts out with just a set of brooding choir chords before a plucked sound joins in; it quickly transitions to a pure chiptune melody with the whole 9 yards: digitized drums and plucky 8-bit melodies. We only have a few seconds to enjoy this before the song properly kicks in. There’s an adventurous melody played along numerous different synth sounds and styles, which really makes this unique piece sound out. Just over halfway in, Vylet’s voice pops in, sounding soulful and powerful as ever. Another banger to add to the list!
Nothing can stop the return of the evil King Sombra. This track fits his aura really well, painting a picture of his second attempt at destroying the Crystal Empire with a vengeance. The drop is heavy as can be, and those orchestral trap moments really capture Sombra’s dark side. Two different styles of music coming together like this is a blessing!
A unique ballad, this one. Lead by an orchestral backing with strong drums, Harvest Orange sings to himself about his desire to find his wife in his last hours on the planet. His vocals really put you in the moment and the instrumentation is full of emotion, especially towards the middle!