As the genre would suggest, Blood Flavor is a complex and bass heavy track from Ponies At Dawn: Eclipse! Lots of distortion, lots of variety in the low end with many, many elements that remind me of the trippy moods of psytrance and the brashness of jungle terror. 7th Stive and ponycutz ensured to cram A LOT into this three minute journey! From the glitches, and the myriad of gritty sounds, to its unorthodox pulsing beat and frankly, It just works. Very, very well.
Now this is an interesting one! This piece has a very mystical yet powerful personality it feels fairly simple and straight forward however the way the instrumentation and percussion is used from the drones to the the spaced out chimes and bass… not an ounce of potential is wasted and the whimsical vocals really tie everything together, AND DON’T GET ME STARTED ON THE DYNAMICS! Maddie has grabbed my attention for sure here and I’m very intrigued to see what else they have in store!
Fresh off the press, BlackIce’s Eternal Night is a groovy iconic and spooky tune embracing samples of Nightmare Moon and has those signature Melbourne vibes we’ve come to expect from them! The melody is quite intricate and the way everything is meshed together will ensure your attention is grabbed throughout. From the one shots and show samples to the driving bassline and switch ups this track is a banger and don’t forget to check the rest of Ponies At Dawn Eclipse!
Koron Korak is back with a remix of the wonderful song from the series finale! Its got a wonderful rolling progression with the perfect atmosphere to set the mood! The snappy drums and the mixture of string and strong synth leads is a very welcome combo that I’d love to see more of! Every remix I’ve heard of this song is always a treat for me and this one is no exception!
Nothing makes me happier than when a song can utilize a speech seamlessly in a song.
Twilight’s coronation speech is the perfect fit here both contextually and emotionally. Intricate and bright vocal chops melded with a vibe-y and mellow bassline, the speech opening the track, just brings about that sense of joy and longing and really plays with the heartstrings! One thing I love about this specific style of Future Bass is how laid back, yet powerful it is! Fun samples, but you can FEEL the energy in the mix, yet its not in your face. I enjoy the original a lot for its high energy and pumping beat and this takes it in a whole new direction! A State of Sugar just keeps on supplying the goods and this box of chocolate has many surprises in store. You can check out the rest of A State of Sugar’s new album, ‘Chocolate’ right here!
Evgeniy and Grazy are two rather impressive trance artists I’ve come to love in the fandom, and what could make it better? Sitting them down together to collaborate together for Equinity’s third album, ‘Breach’! An orchestral thematic opening announcing the arrival of the army blends seamlessly into the concussive force of psytrance, a wide soundstage and lots of varying sounds carried along the beat, we even have some nice little switch ups and breakdowns which are done incredibly smooth and the builds alone are a treat to listen to! Nice little touches of big room add some flare to an already gorgeous beat and what can I say other than “You need to hear it for yourself!”
Psytrance is always a genre I appreciate, especially when its mixed in with another genre like dubstep. This one is short and sweet with an ominous tone and does a very good job at allowing the tension and energy to ebb and flow, the varying rhythms between genres is always a nice addition in my book and its especially well done here, utilizing every second of its length to bring about an interesting evolution of the song!
Hardcore isn’t usually my forte, but Enuna knows how to deliver! Starting out with nothing more than a drum beat and a repeating sample of “Sunshine, sunshine ladybugs awake!”, this immediately comes in crisp and hard with very intricate and subtle textures. The energy and concussive force doesn’t let up and constantly evolves and progresses and you definitely don’t want to miss this or the rest of the album for that matter!
This one has always been a classic for me and CAPT adds to the this cute and catchy song with some powerful chords and a more spaced out sound stage. Always nice to see what people can do with this track and its a fun track in my books!
It’s nice to see such an old face again in the fandom! UnderpΩny has released a redux of PinkiePieSwear’s classic “Flutter Wonder” with those nostalgic soothing pads and melodies of the original with a grooving, rolling progression. It’s a very welcome and long awaited send off, and its really nice seeing such a relaxing song remixed in a way to give it a newfound energy while staying true to the original form. An excellent uplifting vibe that hearkens back to the olden days, this one is a treasure!