Seven Ponies makes an addition to the ever-thriving pony drum & bass scene after five years of inactivity. Inspired by the fanfiction An Affliction of the Heart, this song takes you to a realm of upbeat melodies and soothing chords, almost reminiscent of house. The light of the song contrasts with the strife conveyed by Plainoasis’ gorgeous artwork, but they have in common that their protagonists strive for solace. Keep an eye out for their track on the forthcoming A State of Sugar: Chocolate album!
Every track from eksoka is a journey, it was only befitting for them to release an album centered around that theme. It contains most of eksoka’s music that was released in the past three years including three A State of Sugar tracks, one from Ponies at Dawn and four exclusive new tracks including Troposphere which they chose to use as announcement of the album’s release. It begins with some fantastic plucks, then the synths and the fascinating percussion synergize beautifully. The abundance of interesting sounds forms a diverse yet cohesive whole and the progressions and ethereal pads feel like a journey, a journey through the troposphere.
This article was co-written by Canatime and DrakeEmberHeart.
Lavender outdoing herself is a dizzying thought considering how good her music is, but she might very well have done it with this remix. The original being mostly vocals, it is well suited for remixing, and the drum and bass producer, fandom veteran Lavender Harmony, took advantage of this outstandingly well. This colorful remix filled to the brim with positive vibes was over one year in the making, and it shows through the spotless mix and the expertly crafted instrumentation. Overall, it sounds quite frankly genuinely better than most tracks featured on mainstream labels. From the exhilarating brassy lead to the intoxicating drums, the union of all the elements makes it incredibly difficult to see how this song could be any closer to perfection. The remix feels like a tribute to the vibrant colors of the community and is definitely a song posterity will remember. Take it away, Drake.
Canatime thanks for welcoming me here. Leave it to Lavender to put on a show with her work, This remix is so supercharged with high impact positive vibes. Those insane drum beats and the wonderful transitions of color in the video with the pounding bass. Oh my, and the harmonization of Twilight and her friends’ vocals is so fluid with Lavender’s melodies and that HYPER pounding beat in the positive highs of the track, GOODNESS! This is how you make a remix your own my fellow bronies. Enough of me talking, go listen please! As always, this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself.
A bit of an unusual piece from N4ghtwolf as they usually explore darker themes, but very welcome nevertheless. Slice of Life is a cheerful reminder to just enjoy life sometimes. The whimsical strings open the piece and carry it all the way through while a subtle intermittent four on the floor drum beat adds to the overall playfulness making for a very lighthearted experience.
Jyc Row has proven once again that not only is he capable of writing outstanding music, but to tell captivating stories with it too. Before the Infinite Eclispe is the next installement in the Infinite Eclispe series. Most of the information about the story and links to all chapters are found in this document, essential to a proper understanding of the alternate universe crafted by the composer. This piece is a call back to what happened before and builds up to the next turning point in the series. It does so by using the themes of Sun of the Night and Night Queen, the movements belonging to each of the sisters’ tragic peripeteia, and the theme of Together, Against the Sisters. Jyc Row gathered the help of Maria Grigoryeva on the viola and plenty of fandom talents, including Velvet R. Wings‘ beautiful operatic voice and Wubcake‘s voice acting skills to create this piece not parsimonious in terms of goosebumps and leaving but thirsty for more.
Part of COREQUESTRIA Vol. 1: Ponyville, this track is a speedcore banger in two parts. Payyn has numerous aliases, each with their own character and genres attached to it, here this is Gatekeeper. The first section is the speedcore one with interesting vocals and solid kick work and the second part is centered around a nice sample and a lot of saturation. Don’t forget to check out their fascinating set at Burning Mare II.
JP Hyper remixed an epic orchestral collab with N4ghtwolf that served as the theme of JP Hyper’s fanfiction Starlight and the Runekeepers (German original version here, ongoing English translation here). Using similar melodies, JP Hyper switched up the genre drastically, but kept many of the orchestral elements that made the original epic. Choirs and strings take turns with buzzing synths and an entrancing kick making for an enthralling experience.
House Canary was released in March of this year in Direct Current’s Horse Stuff 2(020) album. In it, he sings about Diamond Tiara and the values of the bourgeoisie enforced upon her by her parents. However, it also speaks of oppression and freedom and how the former can disguise as the latter as well as the resentment borne by a part of the youth toward the generations that precede it. Sung with substantial amounts of vocal effects (as with most of Direct Currents’s songs featuring vocals), powerful verses go with an instrumental equally as gratifying. Synths (some arpeggiated, some being pads and some in between) play lovely melodies, and quite memorable too. Do not forget to check out his DustCars project.
Part of N. Hollow‘s upcoming EP Violent Skies, out July 17th, Frost Heart was released on the Straight From The Heart movement. It was performed on his set at Burning Mare II (the VOD is still up on Burning Mare‘s twitch channel at the moment of writing and will be uploaded by N. Hollow sometime in the future). The beat features ice level-type synths and overall serves as a great canvas for the vocals. N. Hollow’s flow is still impeccable and the auto-tune works nicely with the lyrics revolving around an ill-fated love.
Part of the remix album (download link here, streaming link here) of MrMehster and Tw3Lv3‘s track Work In Progress from Equinity 02: Catalyst, LaunchSix provided his take on the banger that was the original. LaunchSix took the track he had been assigned to remix and translated directly it into his distinct style. The catchy lead melody from Tw3Lv3 is still here, but new voice lines of his own were added. This flip is also the opportunity for LaunchSix to keep showing off his remarkable sound design and his giant slap to the face of a snare. Keep your eyes peeled for his three tracks on the upcoming Equinity 03: Breach compilation album, dropping soon.