Blackened Blue’s metal is always a treat, and this piece is full of all the energy one might expect. Starting out with aggressive vocals that launch into a heavy metal instrumental, the power doesn’t let up throughout the track with plenty of blast beats and aggressive guitar riffs. The track itself is about Twilight’s rage at Sunny unlocking magic to the ponies of Equestria in the G5 movie – an interesting concept for sure!
PHES’ focus on french house often results in some exceptionally groovy tunes, and this piece is no exeption. Featuring a combination of pony vocal chops from Equestria Girls and sampling from The Rah Band’s Tears and Rain, there’s a mellow atmosphere throughout the track that’s perfect for getting into a good vibe with.
Initially released on Ponies At Dawn’s Aurora album as a solo venture, Francis has since updated it for his upcoming album release with the inclusion of Scoonie on some of the vocals as well. There’s plenty of the wonderful sounds you’d expect from Francis, with a bit more of an alt. rock vibe to it, as a tale is told of the earth pony who ended up drifting amongst the clouds during the recent G5 movie.
GrazySmash always manages to find interesting ways to keep his flavour of psytrance fresh, and this track from Aurora is yet another example of that. Featuring a terrific lead synth that sounds clean, fresh and wonderfully suited to the atmospherics created by the psy bass and horn stabs, it’s definitely a banger.
Jyc Row’s orchestral output has been consistent as ever over the first month of 2022, and now he’s welcomed in the Chinese new year with this track created for the Equestria Spring Festival Celebration, an online convention based in China. With some appropriate use of erhu alongside soaring strings and steady percussion it gives a lovely uplifting vibe to help welcome the new year.
There have been a lot of remixes of loopyy and Koa’s siren-focused track courtesy of the remix competition they hosted recently, with all sorts of different interpretations of the original. Here PSFMer has done away entirely with the more melodic vocal parts and used the rap sections to create a killer jungle vibe driven by rhythmic percussion and chopped up brass sounds. It’s got a pretty fun SFM animation of Sonata Dusk to go along with it too!
Cosmic Fox and Soundnix are an exceptional team when they work together, with multiple past examples of their combined quality. For Ponies At Dawn’s Aurora album, Soundnix provided some help to Cosmic once again as he created this lovely piece of two halves. The first has a beautiful ambient atmospheric feel before growing into some soaring melodic vibes during the second half, which also includes a little of the fresh colour bass vibes present in much of the modern bass music coming out lately.
4EverfreeBrony recently released his new album Lost & Found at the end of last year, with plenty of wonderful tracks. This one has just hit YouTube, and features more than a little inspiration from musician Bill Wurtz. Those familiar with his style would immediately be at home with the jazzy, vibrant instrumentation, abrupt tonal shifts in vocalisation and the excellent PMV designed in a similar video style by CreeperZone as well.
Camelia’s production style lends itself excellently to uplifting music styles, and what could be more so than some classic progressive trance. Yoake, roughly translated as ‘dawn’ or ‘daybreak’ is an effervescent piece initially released on P@D’s Aurora album last year. With some classic synth stabs and arps right from the get go, this track is carried throughout by its excellent melodic composition, which has become a staple of Camelia’s impressive discography of late.
Last year was a tough time for many of us, and Tw3Lv3 especially went through a lot of hardships. However, she was also able to look past that to the positive aspects that still remain and channel them into this wonderfully soothing love letter, featured on P@D’s Aurora album last year. With help from Scoonie to bring some thoughts regarding it all to life, there’s also plenty of the chilled out vibes Tw3Lv3 is increasingly becoming known for.