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Ponytronic – Times Like These (VIP Mix) | Drum & Bass

Its been five years since ‘Times Like These’ initially released with the Missed Hearts EP. There’s a notable change in tone from the original with a heavier weight in the emotion. This time around it feels more melancholic with airy and longing vocal chops. There’s a great feeling of nostalgia in this one for me and its always nice to celebrate a key breakout track by revisiting it! All-in-all it’s good tension, and good fun.

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SmD House – All Bad Back | Tropical House

SmD is back with another charming and relaxed piece! Filled to the brim with crystal clear chimes and a crisp driving force, ‘All Bad Back’ brings endearing tropical vibes to a very progressive and deceptively complex arrangement. Of which I’ve had to go back and listen to more then a couple times, just to appreciate the subtle nuances that I may have missed on the first go around! This one will take you on a journey, guaranteed.

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SOUND BANDIT – break the cycle / sleepless nights ft. Fetlocked | Hyperpop / Breakcore

Sound Bandit and Fetlocked have teamed up to create a masterpiece! The signature hyperpop-esque vocals with a fast and chaotic breakbeat rhythm while still reigning in that energy with a soothing, beautiful melody leads to an interesting melancholic experience! Break the Cycle / Sleepless Nights somehow gets the blood pumping while managing an atmosphere where the listener can just lean back on a rooftop in retrospect. The Fluttershy vocal chops in the breakdown just add to the overall ambience of this relaxed, yet restless piece. Perfect for a sleepless night.

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Nyancat380 – The Brightness | Prog / Electronic Rock

From “Methodic Ways To Break A Mind” this song ironically feels quite dark and tense. “The Brightness” is a riddle of sorts themed around Rainbow Dash, with hints sprinkled throughout for the album’s theme, plus there is an outstanding lyric video accompanying it! The tension and mystery is laid out with fast paced guitar riffs and hauntingly beautiful vocaloid lines. Cold, methodical, and chant-like, everything about this track grabs your attention and doesn’t let go! The chorus is heavily addicting and I guarantee your thoughts will be provoked by the poem that Nyancat380 has laid out.

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Whirlwind – Skybound | Chillout / Dubstep

This one is quite an airy one! Inspired by ‘Tanks For The Memories’, there’s quite a bit of interesting mixes and mashes here. Ambient flowing pianos and rising and falling ambiance with crystal clear melodies really give off an ethereal feel to the choppy and glitched vocals that adorn this track! Whirlwind even incorporates some old-school dubstep growls halfway through to breakup the relative calm with a burst of unexpected, yet not unwelcome energy. A fun track not afraid to experiment, Whirlwind’s first song of 2022 starts the year on a high note!

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Ocean Melody – Ethereal Walk | Orchestral

Ethereal Walk comes out of the gate with a rich and wide sound. A soothing melody of a string ensemble and subtle intricacies with chimes cutting through with little supporting harmonies. There is a relaxing air to the piece which does a great job telling its own story. It’s not too dramatic and not too subtle – it’s balanced. Overall, Ethereal Walk really is a relaxing journey.

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mikuma – Sad Hors Hours (feat. Mystic Genesis, MC​-​Arch, Acarcion, Mylo The Kidd & Namii) [Tw3Lv3 Remix] | Casual House

That title is a mouthful! Tw3Lv3 has taken one of the many memorable songs from Ponies At Dawn’s ‘Rebirth’ album and added a more upbeat and four-to-the-floor style to the original lo-fi hip hop track while still retaining that slick and swingy flow provided by all of the associated vocalists involved. A fresh coat of paint with a crunchy bass and a laid back yet energetic vibe. This one is a great one!

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Loopyy & Koa – Siren Song (Khaliber Remix) | Colour Bass / Future Bass

There’s been a lot of great remixes of Siren Song as of late and this is no exception! Opening with some very snappy vocal chops over a catchy trap beat, things only get more energetic during the drop! Pumping out some heavy colour bass vibes while still knowing when to bring everything back. This song ebbs and flows with great tension and release with a neat balance between future bass and colour bass and I am here for it!

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JoinedTheHerd – Patience | Melodic House

JTH us back with another masterpiece! It’s been awhile huh? Well worth the wait as we are gifted with a lusciously rich soundscape with a driving yet mellow rhythm behind it with a myriad of great Pinkie vocal chops and a wonderful switch up to wrap everything up! If you’ve been waiting like I have, your patience will be rewarded with this one!

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SpinScissor – alive through you | Chillout / Experimental

Now this one is a trip! This is a reflective and thought-provoking piece of recollections and memories focused around Sunny. The beauty lies in its cohesive and emotional piano glissandos coupled with the airy, yet crisp soundscape. There’s always a new idea forming keeping things unique and interesting that you can feel the sense of wonder and scope the artist instills here. After all, Twilight’s legacy now lives through Sunny.