Basshoof Records are kicking off their first release with a bang by promoting Skron’s Apple Cannon. A very hard and gritty tune with foreboding and varied vocal splices, screaming basses and a powerful and tense melody in between the breaks, this one is a very strong first step for this label, and they’ve definitely got my attention!
This brings a smile to my face. Prince & Jyc came together for this redux of the cult classic Nightmare Night and has vastly improved from the original cover back in 2011! Jyc’s orchestral and choir elements intertwined with Prince’s vocals and skill on the guitar go hand and hand for this piece with powerful chords, ominous bravado and that sweet, sweet melody, this one is quite a treat!
(even if its over a month late but you didn’t hear that from me)
This song is available as part of Ponyville Ciderfest’s 2019 Official Convention Album.
TCB pours a lot of emotion into this rendition of NOTHING IS FOREVER. A very reflective and melancholic piece filled with a myriad of vocal chops and a tense, but heart warming atmosphere. The second half of the song makes a great use of complex arpeggios and a solid break beat and is an excellent switch up that still carries its vibe and message and is a unique and wonderful track!
Retrospective nostalgia is embedded in this ambient piece celebrating the Friendship is Magic series for its long run. The soothing pads, the crisp atmosphere and the soft, Eastern percussion really carries an adventurous and mysterious vibe to it as Twilight wishes for us to remain good as we travel into the unknown.
From Equinity 01: Stellar, LaunchSix released Marshmallow. This one is a lot of fun for the bass heads out there with powerful percussion and screaming basslines and leads. This piece pulls out all the stops and keeps the energy pumping throughout!
Tripon never fails to impress when they release a new track and as part of Ponies At Dawn’s latest album Eternal, this one is bound to be a treat! Right from the start the hollow minimalist percussion and deep subs catch your attention. The rolling bassline and atmospheric soundscapes are expertly crafted and J. Free‘s inclusion adds an exciting twist to the track with half time flow and a dirty vibe. If you haven’t checked out the rest of the album by now, I highly encourage you to do so, as there are plenty of gems within and this one is a well polished one!
Now that thee series finale has come and passed. We finally get to see some wonderful takes on our very last song. VocalScorePony has poured their soul into their cover of this song and the emotion is spot on and the way the choruses come forth and recede is fantastic. The climax of the song with its chorale of voices hits home so well and if it hasn’t been made clear already. The ‘end’ isn’t the end of the story; Its the beginning of the new chapter!
This one is unique. Pegasas was featured on Ponies At Dawn: Eternal for this track and I have to say its one of my favourites from the album. Taking a heavy influence from Hip hop and Trap production this track has a strong backing groove with a very nice flow in its lyrics. The highlight of course is when you come to the drops. They hit hard and heavy and bring with them a very syncopated style of percussive sound and words can only go so far. This one really is easier to hear for yourself and I love the creativity used in this one!
Some good old future house is always nice to see, and Ice Angel did a great job here with a bright, metallic melody and a very bouncy bass line. This remix is short and sweet, but that’s all it needs as it makes solid use of its time bringing out a much different flavour.
A more minimal and techno take on Spikey Wikey‘s bizarre song, H.O.R.S.E; Rokii has taken this song off the deep end. Literally. A very pronounced progression with a powerful deep rolling bassline with little sprinklings of various elements and ominous design, this remix gives off a tense energy and kept me interested till the very end. But most importantly,
Have you heard, the word?