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!
Resident psytrance connoisseur MrMehster has teamed up with the talented GrazySmash, who’s been making major plays in pony music in the last year, for a divine Somnambula-inspired cut on the new Ponies at Dawn album! What elevates this above many Somnambula-themed tunes is its adherence to Eastern sounds. From the wonderfully psychedelic drops (and visual accompaniment in 60 fps!) to the great use of vocal samples and gritty basses used in the latter portion of the song, this one is certainly a standout on Eternal!
Seasoned composer John Doe has crafted another beautiful tune for a new update of the very popular Pony Town game! This one is a bit more subdued and focuses on the crystal caves in the new update. Naturally, John Doe uses percussive mining sounds and dripping water noises (among other things) to great effect, creating an engrossing atmosphere and evoking a sense of wonder in the listener. A very calming tune for a cozy night in or one of adventure!
The ultra-talented Never Say Neigh crew is back with another, albeit more compact than the last, face-melting compilation album! The shorter length makes it easy to digest in one go and each track has something standout about it. AJ Young’s Old School has a killer drop mixed in with some recognizable OG brony media samples, SKUNKED’s Wrath has some fantastic strings and sound design throughout, Suskii’s F*** You Up has an extremely unique groove in its last drop, and much, much more. This is definitely one of the premiere pony releases this year!
Rod Steven continues to gun for the top of pony Eurobeat with some more impressive pony eurobeat remixes! This time, he tackles the often-remixed Spectacle with an excellent driving groove, some fantastic Eurobeat progressions, and awesome use of the vocals (especially during the “Gimme more…” sections). You may also know Rod for his Odyssey Eurobeat cosplays at conventions, but, following in the master’s footsteps, this guy’s got some serious musical chops and is going places in Eurobeat!