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Viricide Filly – Vividddd | Downtempo / Experimental Garage

Viricide is no stranger to obscure and unique vibes and this is no exception! There is a very bright and airy atmosphere with those signature processed vocals with which the song opens, but once you get to the meat of the mix that is where she truly shines! A very gritty yet mellow mood with an exceptionally groovy bassline, there is something for everyone here as we follow Eleanor on her journey throughout the soon-to-be-released album “Yet Sightless”.

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Tw3Lv3 – Collapse | Liquid Drum & Bass

Tw3Lv3 has released a soothing tune based on a post apocalyptic world and I must say its quite a refreshing change from all of the really dark and gritty songs I often associate with the theme. An ethereal atmosphere is in the forefront with a somewhat somber mood; yet there is still a semblance of hope. This piece does an excellent job at conveying emotion and was a great listen overall!

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Vylet Pony – The Armada (feat. FlightRush & Roymond) | Orchestral / Dubstep

Continuing their releases from the stellar Homeward album This track opens with a tense, icy arpeggio and orchestrated leitmotif. Before transitioning into a much grittier and intense rush of energy and intricate bass and piercing leads to announce the attack of Spectre’s fleet. The breakdown is amazing as well with a chilling and heavy piano melody and a very dense and airy atmosphere that gives off a brave and hopeful mood and overall is a very stellar piece from the album and if you haven’t already, I highly recommend listening to the album in its entirety (the songs are designed to transition together seamlessly which is amazing) and to give the story a read while doing so as it really helps build the world each song is conveying.

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Spikey Wikey, Chang31ing & APPL3JVCK – Party’s Over (Chang31ing VIP) | Riddim

Bringing back a gem from 2015, Chang31ing gives Party’s Over a harder edge with a heavy and wide bassline and a fun use of sample splices and effects. Minimal percussion gives the track some notable ‘weight’ in its grandest sections while also giving room to breathe in the breakdowns. A great nod to the original and fun listening experience all around!

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Forest Rain – The Tempest | Rock Ballad

Forest Rain releases yet another track from their new album Discovery, and this one focuses on Tempest Shadow’s broken trust and anger she harboured leading up to the events of the MLP Movie. Powerful piano chords and instrumentation accompany an emotional story in this ballad and you can really tell Forest Rain put a lot of love and effort into it and I highly recommend listening to this and the rest of the album!

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[P@D] Tripon – Shy Beat | Halftime Drum & Bass

DON’T BELIEVE HER LIES
Tripon is at it again with a really heavy and dark track leading in with just an unsettling melody and a wide open space I was expecting something unnerving already, but the vocal sampling and editing is insane and the complex rhythms carve a way for pure chaos and insanity. What I especially like, is the transition halfway through. Everything fades out and you’re left with nothing but the void, from here we get a switch from halftime drums to a more common time rhythm which accelerates the urgency ever more and in combination with all the other intricacies it really is one of my favourite tracks from Tripon and I’m certain you will get a thrill out of it!
Now available as part of Ponies at Dawn Skyward!

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[P@D] F 109 – Stehekin | Chillout / Electronic

F 109 always brings something mysterious and cryptic to the table and this is no exception! From Ponies At Dawn’s recent album Skyward inspired a nostalgic nigtmare from many moons ago Stehekin opens up with a foreboding organic atmosphere laden with a very immersive soundstage and is heavy with an indigenous or ethnic vibe. Theres also a really nice shift of mood by the end where the electronic grit bubbles to the surface and really brings back the tense emotion felt throughout the piece. Awesome work as always F 109 and can’t wait to see whats next!

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[P@D] MEQA, L.M., Cosmic Fox, AJ Young, Soundnix & Quadrivia – Bronycalypse | Dubstep

The end is not the end.
One of the sneak peak tracks of Ponies at Dawn Skyward album this track is a MASSIVE six way collab between some great artists. Opening up with some moody guitars and pizzicatos it quickly builds into a wonderous cacophony of interchanging styles weaving in and out of each other! the melancholic interlude finishing off the track also gives us a retrospective vibe to briefly reflect back on the past decade and is such a fun and professional song. If there is one thing I can get behind, its collabs, and on this scale it hits home the fact that the fandom won’t disappear after the show, there is a world of untapped potential just waiting to be explored and I think we can go on for a long time coming!

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Niłch’i Poni – V’ynuk |Liquid Drum and Bass / Siberian Folk

Niłch’i (F 109) is no stranger to ambiance and sound design and this is no exception! The opening piano chords and pads are rich, deep and carry a weight behind them and that’s only the beginning. The focus shifts most notably with what appears to be a jaw harp(?) of all instruments and a more ethnic, folk sound with some tight and complex break beats to tie in to the main genre of the song. Everything ebbs and flows like water through out from the chimes to the one shots and reverberates so cleanly and mysteriously. I absolutely adore the very deep and gritty bassline that punches through at times and the dynamic range really shines through with these iterations. This is truly a unique masterpiece and truly immerses you into its world!