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Nevermourn – Clear Skies | Drum & Bass

Nevermourn is a pretty new musician, with this being only the second release on their channel, and it’s always cool to see new people coming through the ranks! The mixing here is pretty clean, as some lovely steady and smooth percussion and quiet rolling bass set the scene behind some cute plucks and lovely pads. There are also some very nice reverse fills which I’m always a fan of. Give it a listen if you want some smooth drum & bass vibes in your system!

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Daniel Ingram – You’ll Play Your Part (Elias Frost Swedish Cover) | Folk Metal

NB: This was originally posted on Equestria Daily on 13 March 2017.

You’ll Play Your Part is one of my favourite songs from the show, and Elias Frost has done it up in a pretty awesome way! With Swedish vocals, and a terrific build throughout the piece, this is certainly an awesome rendition. Starting out pretty soft and folk-sounding, it steadily gets more metal through the piece, as Elias’ voice helps to build the tension too. The breakdown at 2:35 when it all comes together is especially gratifying.

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[SoK] Indie Notes – Tales of a Bad Seed | Acoustic

NB: This was originally posted on Equestria Daily on 12 March 2017.

Indie Notes returns with another track from his recent mini album Under Equestria’s Skies. Also available of Bronies For Good’s recent charity album, this piece is pretty stripped back instrumentally, with the main element being acoustic guitar. The vocals drive the majority of the piece, with some great lyrics sung in a really nice soft voice. Give it a listen below if you want some nice easy listening!

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Jyc Row – Alicornae EP (2017 Remastered Version) | Orchestral

NB: This was originally posted on Equestria Daily on 10 March 2017.

A year or so ago Jyc Row released a series of orchestral pieces about the alicorns Twilight, Celestia, Luna and Cadance. Now though, with his stronger set of skills compared to then, he’s given the whole group of them a remaster. Some may prefer the old versions, but personally I’m definitely happy to see the new coat of paint thrown on them here. They’re some of Jyc’s best works, so it’s great to see them get a bit more love. Make sure to check the EP video out if you want to give them some love too!

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Wubcake, Royalpony & The Cosine Pitchshifterz – Midnight Sparkle 10.0 | Hardstyle

NB: This was originally posted on Equestria Daily on 4 March 2017.

The Cosine Pitchshifterz and Royalpony are the two main hardstyle producers in the fandom, so it’s cool to see them teaming up with Wubcake for a pretty epic track! Wubcake provides some strong voice acting for the piece (minor language warning there), and the track builds up with some epic choral stabs before it falls into some signature kick-driven rawstyle. Check it out if you’re up for some aggressive stuff!

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Aurelleah & Kadenza ft. PegasYs – Firelight (AJ Young Remix) | Future Bass

NB: This was originally posted on Equestria Daily on 8 March 2017.

Firelight was a pretty awesome collaboration between Aurelleah and Kadenza, so it’s cool to see AJ Young giving it a remix. PegasYs‘ voice works just as well here as it did in the original, with a sort of trap-style build up going into synth-led drop that nonetheless has some appreciable bass presence. Whilst it doesn’t diverge a whole lot from the original in overall atmosphere, the slightly different pacing and future bass feel to it is pretty cool.

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Totalspark – The Night’s Lament | Trance

NB: This was originally posted on Equestria Daily on 06 March 2017.

Totalspark takes on yet another genre, with his attempt at trance on show here. Building in with some soft, dark pads and slight vocal sounds, his vocals then come in to complete the introductory atmosphere – his soft vocals fit really well with this kind of music. The main part builds in pretty quickly, with the soft atmosphere taken over by some heavy trance synth vibes, before we’re treated to some lovely outro piano. Make sure to give it a listen!