Nyancat380’s glow up continues, with his new intriguing approach to making dubstep, taking cues from traditional Colombian cumbia music. This banger will be sure to please any Latin bronies (like myself!) due to its tasteful sampling of the Spanish pony dub (It’s About Time‘s dub specifically). The sound design is among the best we’ve heard from Nyancat and many of the rhythms hit hard, even those with a cumbia shuffle. If you’re into dubstep and want something a bit different, this one’s for you!
Shad3z has blessed us with another kickin’ pop punk tune, this time about teenage Scootaloo! The lyrics evoke Green Day’s Jesus of Suburbia, though not as melodramatic, with its theme of a rebellious Scoots leaving home to live a greater life with her friends. The production (including some vocal production from 4everfreebrony!) is rock-solid and Blackened Blue’s guitar chops are as impressive as ever. You can grab this one at Shad3z’ or at Ponies at Dawn’s Bandcamp page and support a great cause!
It’s difficult to do such an iconic song as Discord justice for many reasons, especially when staying within the same genre as the original, but Rod Steven has done it! His new lead melody during the breakdowns has a distinct punch and catchiness to it, not to mention an awesome synth solo, so go check it out!
Guitar wizard and creator of the amazing Neighhem Fest events Brownie has graced us with an absolutely killer cover of the beloved The Magic Friendship Grows from MLP’s finale! It utilizes a gritty production aesthetic, is beautifully-executed (with the guitar tones in particular shining), and is sure to quench any of you headbangers’ thirst for more pony metal! As commenter, musician, and fellow HMH writer Blackened Blue puts it, “Get ready for the saddest moshpit ever.”
Sam Quak Brony builds upon his original remix of Light of Your Cutie Mark with this VIP. The atmosphere at the top of the song feels fresher and more ethereal, the chiptunes (and the mix in general) are sharpened, the first drop’s leads are more evocative, and the second’s dubstep growls are even more ferocious. Sam Quak doesn’t have too many subscribers at the moment, so don’t let this killer remix fly under your radar, bassheads!
French brony musician Damien Nagy has graced us with a lovely cover of Rainbow from the My Little Pony movie! The mellow recreated instrumental fits his voice wonderfully. Speaking of his voice, it has surprising power behind it and his tone provides a unique twist on the original’s vocal line!
Undoubtedly one of the fastest-rising stars in recent pony music memory, loophoof returns from his incredible B2B set at Ponyville Ciderfest with John Kenza with a wonderful remix Kenza’s juggernaut, Love. Also featured on Ciderfest’s now-annual charity compilation, this remix retains the soul of the original but brings in dramatic, cathartic leads, well-placed trap percussion, and even whole sections of slightly darker, grittier experimentation. This one is a lot to digest for an EDM song, so get ready for a ride!
A wonderful re-work of Age of Vinyl’s original featured on Ponies at Dawn’s Skyward, Hay Tea shows off his talent for creating incredibly satisfying drum & bass basslines and creating an enveloping atmosphere. This track takes the motifs of the original and is a more ethereal, direct, and punchy imagining, contrasting with the original’s serenity. Nonetheless, both complement each other beautifully and this Drumscape Library exclusive is sure to show up in your playlists soon!
Inspired in his early fandom days by IsmBoF’s original, Osoch has developed his skills greatly in the years following and created the arguably definitive version of Gimme R D! Just about everything, from the guitar tones to the varied percussion, has been refined but nowhere does it lose the soul of the classic original song. Another wonderful addition to the Osoch catalog!
While on paper, this does sound like a very odd bunch for a collab, but by Celestia, they delivered! The legendary Silva Hound sneaks in some references to his early French house music (those guitars are irresistible) and works with the Pony Funk Lord himself, PegasYs, to deliver a surprisingly cohesive house banger (with talkboxes in tow). Additionally, StealingShad3z comes through with a stunning and standout vocal performance that, considering his usual punk stylings, you would not expect to go this hard over house production! In short, Silva continues to prove he’s deserving of his legend status, bringing us quality pony tunes and linking up with newer creators even past Friendship is Magic’s end. Grab the song at P@D’s Bandcamp page!